It’s no secret Aldi is a great place to score deals on groceries. Aldi is not a dollar store, but if you’re looking to maximize your grocery dollars, Aldi has a large number of products that cost less than $1. The discount grocer sells too many items under $1 to list all of them individually. The 99-cents-or-less selection includes certain types of bread, baby food, canned goods (veggies, beans, soups, etc.), frozen bagged vegetables, and fresh produce (cucumbers, cabbage, green onions, cilantro, bagged lettuce, etc.). To help narrow things down, we’ve listed a few of our favorites below.
Disclaimer: your mileage may vary depending on where you live. Prices listed here are from one of our local Aldi stores in the Midwest.
Little Salad Bar Spinach
This generously sized bag of spinach is just 99 cents. It’s washed and ready to eat. It’s good in salads or for cooking. It’s especially good in a lasagna recipe that uses Aldi oven-ready lasagna noodles.
Produce prices tend to vary based on market factors, but when we were conducting research for this post, avocados were 85 cents each at our local Aldi. Sometimes they cost even less at Aldi, while they’re often around $1 each at regular grocery stores in our area. Filled with healthy fat and fiber, avocados are good for homemade guacamole or in our family’s favorite Tex-Mex fajitas.
Savoritz Peanut Butter Toast Crackers
At just 79 cents for a package that contains six packs of four crackers each, these peanut butter sandwich crackers are a pantry staple. They’re good for quick snacks, school or work lunches, or as emergency food. Read our full review here.
L’Oven Fresh Hamburger Buns
Aldi hamburger buns are as good as any name-brand buns. They’re also a good deal at 79 cents for a pack of eight.
Tuscan Garden Salad Dressing Mix
These 43-cent powdered mixes are good for making salad dressing or for cooking with. The ranch mix includes recipes for ranch dip or ranch dressing, which are both excellent. I also use the ranch mix when making taco soup. The Italian mix includes recipes for dressing or seasoned potatoes. In addition, the Italian dressing mix is great when making Italian beef in the slow cooker. Read our full review of the ranch dressing mix here, and our review of the Italian dressing mix is here.
Heart to Tail Canned Cat Food
Aldi canned cat food comes in larger containers for 37 cents or smaller cans for 56 cents each. Our cat loves them all. We recommend staying away from the Aldi dry cat food, though, which our cat and many of our readers’ cats do not like. Read our full review of Aldi canned cat food here.
Northern Catch Canned Tuna
For a limited-inventory store, Aldi sells several different types of canned tuna, and all of them except for the canned albacore tuna are less than $1. We prefer to buy the sustainably caught skipjack chunk light tuna, which cost 99 cents at the time of publication, while other under-a-dollar tunas cost 65 to 67 cents. (The sustainably caught tuna is pictured on the lower right in this photo.) Read our full review of Aldi canned tuna here.
Baker’s Corner 100% Pure Pumpkin
Canned pumpkin has long been a seasonal item at Aldi, which meant it was only available for a few months out of the year, always during the holiday baking season. It looks like Aldi is now selling it year round for 95 cents. We use it for homemade pumpkin pie or pumpkin bread. Read our full review of Aldi canned pumpkin — plus a pie recipe — over here.
Baker’s Corner Active Dry or Fast Rising Yeast
Aldi sells two different kinds of yeast — active dry or fast rising — for 95 cents each, although they were on sale for 89 cents each when this post was written. Aldi yeast works well for all types of baking projects. Each yeast type comes with a recipe on the back, and we’ve tried them both and can attest to the fact that they are excellent. The active dry yeast has a recipe for cinnamon rolls that are melt-in-your-mouth delicious, while the fast rising yeast has a recipe for pizza crust that has now become our family’s favorite type of pizza. Read our full review of Aldi yeast here.
Baker’s Corner Cake Mixes
Aldi cake mixes are sold in Classic Yellow, Classic White, or Devil’s Food varieties. They’re all 89 cents per box. These mixes are as good as name brands such as Betty Crocker or Pillsbury. They bake up moist and flavorful and are perfect for sheet cakes or cupcakes. (If you use canned frosting with these cake mixes, we’d recommend getting a name brand unless you’re getting the Aldi chocolate version, which is all right.) You can read our full review of Aldi cake mixes here.
Cheese Club Macaroni and Cheese
It doesn’t get much cheaper than 34 cents a box for macaroni and cheese. This mac and cheese is better than it used to be, so if you need a cheap, easy meal, this is worth a look. Read our full review here.
We couldn’t pick just one in the Aldi spice department. Aldi sells a host of spices that cost just 95 cents each, including garlic powder, garlic salt, cinnamon, Italian seasoning, chili powder, onion powder, minced onion, oregano, paprika, parsley, crushed red pepper, and even steak seasoning. They’re all as good as name brands.
Casa Mamita Taco Seasoning Mix
Aldi sells regular taco seasoning mix and low sodium taco seasoning mix for just 38 cents. They’re both good, and we buy the low sodium version when it’s available because it’s indistinguishable taste-wise from the regular seasoning. Read our full review here.
Friendly Farms Yogurt Cups
You’ll find a variety of yogurt cups at Aldi that are less than a dollar, including Greek yogurt, light yogurt, and nonfat yogurt. Prices vary depending on what you get, but at the time this post was written, the cost ranged from 39 cents to 79 cents. You can also get fancy Flip-style yogurt for 89 cents at the time of publication. In addition, Aldi also sells several types of larger yogurt tubs, including Greek yogurt and light yogurt, for more than one dollar.
Friendly Farms Sour Cream
Aldi sells both light and regular versions of sour cream for just 95 cents. They’re great for taco night, for making homemade dips, or for baking in casseroles.
Happy Farms Cream Cheese and Neufchatel Cheese
Both cream cheese and neufchatel cheese are just 79 cents per package at Aldi. Ideal for spreading on bagels, for making dips or desserts, or for other baking projects.
Choceur Chocolate Bars
The Aldi Choceur private label is known for superb chocolate products. We especially like the Choceur Milk Chocolate bar with Hazelnut paste, which is good on its own for snacking or when served up with s’mores. Aldi also sells some other types of Choceur chocolate bars, including dark chocolate, dark chocolate with almonds, and milk chocolate with almonds. They’re all 99 cents.
PurAqua Sparkling Frost
Comparable to name brand artificially sweetened Sparkling Ice drinks, Aldi Sparkling Frost comes in several fruity flavors all for just 49 cents per bottle. Read our full review here.
Breakfast Best Homestyle Waffles
Aldi waffles are just 99 cents per box, making them an economical choice for a hot breakfast. Read our full review here.
Friendly Farms or Fit & Active Whipped Topping
Instead of name brand Cool Whip, you can pick up the Aldi version for only 79 cents per container. They taste like real Cool Whip and are great on pie, ice cream, or any other dessert.
What are your favorite Aldi products for less than $1? Let us know in the comments.