Advertisement

10 Underrated Items at Aldi You Should Try ASAP

Trust us, you’re going to want to add these items to your shopping list.

<p>Juan Moyano/Getty Images</p>

Juan Moyano/Getty Images

Everyone loves Aldi for their high-quality products at affordable prices, but just like any other supermarket, there are certain items that fly under the radar. You may have had some of these products before from other brands, but the Aldi version is guaranteed to be just as good, without breaking the bank. Indulge in imported European Choceur chocolates, or stock your pantry with some of the best condiments, sauces, and baked goods you could find. Here are the underrated items you need to try at Aldi ASAP.

Related: 10 Best Aldi Items Under $10 to Buy Right Now

Happy Farms Cream Cheese

Aldi is known for having an impressive cheese department, with a wide variety of anything you could want or need. If you’re someone who likes to cook with cream cheese, or simply use it to shmear your bagel, you’re gonna want to grab a few packages of Happy Farms Cream Cheese. It’s rich and decadent, and tastes almost identical to some other well-known brands. If that wasn’t enough to convince you, maybe the price will. An 8-ounce package of Happy Farms Cream Cheese is less than $2, which is just a fraction of the cost of other brands.

L’oven Fresh Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

Hawaiian sweet rolls should be a weekly staple on your Aldi shopping list. They’re perfect for packing school lunch, making pulled pork sliders, or enjoying alongside a meal. And if toasty buns are your weakness, toss these sweet rolls in the oven for just a few minutes to keep them warm and soft.

Tuscan Garden Banana Peppers

It’s always a good idea to always have a jar of banana peppers in your fridge. These tangy, acidic pepper rings are so delicious on top of a salad or added to any sandwich; they’re even great chopped up in tuna salad. Grab a few jars because they go quickly (especially when you’re eating them by the forkful).

Season’s Choice Hashbrown Patties

Is there anything more delicious or nostalgic than a hashbrown patty? If you’re craving something comforting from your childhood, Aldi’s 20-pack of Season’s Choice hashbrowns is a no-brainer. Keep them in the freezer for an easy breakfast hack, or use them as a base of an egg casserole. The options are endless!

Related: 25 Easy Breakfast Recipes Ready in 30 Minutes or Less

Specially Selected Chocolate Chip Sliced Brioche Loaf

Aldi’s bakery is another department you could get lost in for days. Between freshly baked goods and quality packaged items, it’s impossible to not fill your cart with countless products. But if you’re going to grab one special item, it should absolutely be the Chocolate Chip Sliced Brioche Loaf. It’s pre-sliced and delightfully sweet (but not too sweet). Use it for homemade French toast, or eat it right out of the bag with some salted butter.

Simply Nature Organic Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce

Why spend upwards of $10 on organic pasta sauce when you can spend less than $3 at Aldi? Not only does the Simply Nature brand leave out artificial ingredients, but they also use organic produce to ensure their pasta sauce is delicious and good for you.

Crystal Farms Mozzarella Cheese Wraps

If you haven’t experienced a cheese wrap yet, now is the time. If you’re trying to consume less carbs or just love cheese, these wraps are perfect for you. They’re packed with protein and flavor, and are so easy to use in place of typical wraps or bread. And while Aldi has a variety of different cheese wraps, mozzarella is a fan-favorite because it has a mild taste that pairs well with anything, from turkey to roast beef.

Rana Meat Lasagna

Need a weeknight dinner hack? Grab a Rana Meat Lasagna when you’re too busy to cook but need something nourishing and flavorful. While you can certainly microwave it, we recommend cooking it in the oven for 20 minutes because it tastes nearly homemade. 

Related: 35 Perfect Pasta Recipes You'll Want to Make for Dinner Tonight (and Every Night)

Appetitos Everything Franks in a Blanket

Sure, pigs in a blanket are delectable, but have you ever had one covered in everything bagel seasoning? It’s life changing. Pair it with a spicy mustard, or make your own creamy dip for an absolute flavor bomb appetizer. Keep in mind, only 12 come in a box, so you may want to grab more than one.

Choceur Premium Chocolate

Whether you’re stocking your sweets cabinet or need chocolate for a holiday or gift, the Choceur brand shouldn’t be overlooked. It’s quality chocolate, imported from Europe at unbeatable prices. From dark or milk chocolate, with or without nuts, you can find a sweet treat to please every taste bud.

For more Real Simple news, make sure to sign up for our newsletter!

Read the original article on Real Simple.