Seasonal spices, Unicorn cones, Fried pickle ranch chips, and more ALDI Finds
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Let’s FALL into ALDI Finds this week. For starters: Seasonal spices are back! While I don’t often buy spices at ALDI, seasonal seasonings are the exception — I don’t use enough of them to justify a larger container, and it’s a handy place to restock when I’m doing my regular grocery shopping. Look for Stonemill ground nutmeg, ground cloves, pumpkin pie spice, allspice, cream of tartar, and ground ginger this week.
Ground ginger, by the way, isn’t just for holiday baking! Pick up a container to have a little on hand for recipes such as:
.. and much more!
My favorite ALDI Finds
Here are just a few more of my favorite Finds this week.
- Check out the “ALDI Finds” and current weekly ad tabs (or mobile menu choices) on the ALDI site, to window shop from home.
- If you’re planning an in-store shopping trip because you need to stock back up on food, use that online ad to help determine what you’ll grab and purchase if you do see it in the store.
As always, prices may vary by store and by region.
ALDI Food Finds this week
Different special buy pizza options this week begin with Simply Nature organic thin crust spinach & feta or roasted vegetable pizza for $3.99. If you are going more for the cheaper kiddie pizzas, though, a Mama Cozzi’s cheese pizza three pack will run you $4.99.
Speaking of kids, frozen Finds of Fun in this latest ALDI ad include 4 packs of Sundae Shoppe unicorn or galactic cones for $3.49. Other kid-friendly frozen Finds of note? How about Breakfast Best cinnamon blast bites, $2.49, or Bremer Angus cheeseburger or chicken pita melts, $4.99.
You can also pick up Fusia chicken or pork potstickers at $3.99 a bag — then, you can use them to make this shortcut wonton soup with spinach. Yum! They’re also good just fried up with a little oil + sesame oil; add some shelled edamame towards the end if you’re feeling fancy. More Fusia this week: Asian Inspirations beef & broccoli or beef lo mein, $3.99.
Another frozen foods theme this week: Higher protein items include Whole & Simple Italian or California protein blend ($1.99) and Kodiak dark chocolate power waffles ($4.89).
A last few frozen products of note:
- Whole & Simple Mexican street corn or cilantro lime chicken cauliflower bowl, $2.99
- Season’s Choice eggplant cutlets or veggie fries, $3.99
- Kirkwood stuffed chicken entrees, $3.49
- Earth Grown meatless beef crumbles or chicken strips, $3.49
And let’s not forget the seasonal bacon wrapped shrimp, $6.99.
Moving on to pantry Finds, $1.69 will get you a bag of Clancy’s fried pickle ranch or bacon cheddar wavy potato chips. (If College Guy were here, I’d have picked up the pickle ones for him!) Save $.20 and pick up Clancy’s Cantina thin & crispy tortilla chips for $1.49, or choose Simply Nature kale chips for $2.29 or Clancy’s honey BBQ or salt & vinegar potato chips for $1.99.
For more salty goodness, how about Simply Nature olive oil & sea salt or herbs & spices popcorn, $1.89, Clancy’s garlic Parmesan or bacon habanero pretzel slims, $1.99, or a 20 oz Utz pub mix barrel, $5.48. (Miss this one in store? It’s a pretty regular price… or you can generally save quite a bit on the 44 oz barrel.
And if you’re feeling sweet and salty, Great Gherkins flavored pickle chips are $2.79 a 24 oz jar.
On an entirely sweeter note, Benton’s lemon cheesecake or fudge brownie cookies are on sale this week for $1.99 a bag. You can also look for:
- Southern Grove almonds & fruit, $2.99
- Southern Grove blueberry acai or pomegranate trail mix, $3.49
- Specially Selected hazelnut or coconut quinoa chocolate bites, $3.39
- Fit & Active 100 calorie milk chocolate or yogurt covered pretzel packs, $2.19
- Simply Nature fruit twists, $2.49
And while we’re being sweet, six packs of Hansen’s natural soda, $3.79.
Protein: It’s not just for the freezer section. Elevation protein bite & bar mixes are a special buy this week at $2.99: My store is carrying peanut butter chocolate chip, banana chocolate chip, and coconut chocolate chip. You can also keep an eye out for Simply Nature organic red lentil rotoni or black bean penne, $3.49, a Simply Nature protein meal kit for $3.99, or Loma Linda plant-based protein meals, $2.49.
Cooling off in the refrigerated section, check for Parkview cheddar brats or chili cheese smoked sausage, $2.49. Other Finds of note in the cooler include Emporium Selection jalapeño bacon or Australian grassfed cheddar, $2.99, Appleton Farms Black Forest bacon 12 oz, $3.99, or Park Street Deli chipotle or bacon ranch chicken salad $3.99. Mama Cozzia’s jalapeño popper or bacon cheese breadsticks will run you $3.99.
As far as meat & produce deals in many areas of the country — which, as always, may vary by region — look for possible sales on blueberries, organix spring mix salad, whole mushrooms, green grapes, and peaches this week. You might also find whole boneless pork butt roast, baby back ribs, boneless skinless chicken thighs, and family packs of 73% lean ground beef as your meat specials of the week.
ALDI stores that sell alcohol may also be stocking Ace Cider pumpkin hard cider, Bacher grapefruit radler, Castor & Pollux pinot noir, and Smoking Loon unoaked chardonnay. See price in store on these.
ALDI non-Food Finds this week
Garden mums continue in this week’s ad, at $3.29 this year. I just picked up three for my front porch today, and am looking forward to them opening up a bit more!
In case you were wondering about the “star gazing” succulents in this week’s ad — they apparently sprayed them with gold glitter, popped them in little ceramic pots, and raised the price to $3.99. I’d wait for the regular succulents to roll back around, but that’s just me. 🙂
Huntington Home 3-wick candles are always a happy Find — and this week, Find all the pumpkin scents, at $3.99 each! Coconut pumpkin macarons, pumpkin chai, #pumpkin everything, or sweet pumpkin cake.
Other seasonal Fall Finds:
- Huntington Home 18″x30″ deluxe harvest mat, $6.99
- Huntington Home 26″x36″ artisan accent rug, $9.99
- Huntington Home hand painted ceramic candle, $6.99
- Huntington Home decorative door stop, $6.99
- Huntington Home fall reversible sign, $9.99
- Huntington Home fall reversible box sign, $3.99
Also look for 2 packs of Serra super soft leggings ($9.99) or raglan pullovers ($12.99) for that fall cozy feeling.
If you’re still having difficulty finding certain cleaning products near you, my ALDI today was fully stocked on Cloralen bathroom cleaner with bleach and multipurpose cleaner with bleach, at $1.59 a bottle.
Other household Finds this week include Willow 24 double roll bath tissue at $8.99, and 200 ct Boulder 3 oz bathroom cups for $2.99. And, while restocking the bathroom: Huntington Home bath towels or hand towel/washcloth sets are $6.99, spa bath rugs or vanity organizers $9.99, and Easy Home bubble cushioned bath mats, $3.99.
Or in the kitchen, an Ambiano panini maker & grill will run you $22.99. A Huntington Home 18″x30″ artisan kitchen rug is $7.99, or a memory foam chair pad, $5.99. Crofton has you covered with an 8 piece durable food storage set, $2.99, a 2-pack of chopping boards or a grater assortment, $6.99, an oversized grill pan, $8.99, or faux granite pans, $12.99 each.
Lastly, for the kids: Bee Happy baby squishmallows are back, at $3.99! Look also for:
- Disney/Pixar/Marvel My First Library, $7.99
- Cosco booster car seat, $14.99
- Huntington Home 3 pack kids’ essential oils, $4.99
- Huntington Home animal storage basket, $29.99
- Motorola video baby monitor, $49.99
You can also pick up a Safety 1st baby safety kit, $6.99.
What’s up with ALDI Finds?
ALDI Finds are limited time special buy items that are available in stores only while supplies last. So if you spot something you like, be sure to pick it up while you can! What caught your eye among this week’s ALDI Finds?
- How to tell if something is a limited time special buy ALDI Find (from their in-store signage).
- See also: What is the ALDI Aisle of Shame?
Products mentioned in this post were either spotted in store or from the ad starting 8/23/20 in Wednesday ad markets; 8/26/20 in Sunday ad markets.