16 affordable Aldi products to snag right now

From chocolate truffles to dill pickle popcorn

Published January 28, 2023 1:30PM (EST)

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A new year means new obsessions with Aldi products that are making their grand debut on shelves this month. The discount grocery chain is no stranger to rolling out trendy foods and drinks that quickly develop cult-like followings, but January 2023 may feature its most impressive lineup yet.

From snacks and frozen entrées to chocolates and side dishes, there is truly something to satisfy any palate. Check out 16 of our favorites below, many of which you can already buy now (and are likely selling out as you read this).

1. Earth Grown Vegetable Pot Stickers

Frankly, it's hard to top Trader Joe'srange of drool-worthy dumpling options, but Aldi may just have a winner with its Earth Grown vegetable variety that is chock-full of cabbage, onions, carrots, and shiitake mushrooms. They also come with a ginger and garlic-forward soy dipping sauce that provides a welcome salty finish.

2. Specially Selected Belgian Cocoa Dusted Truffles

Chocolate is where the German-based store really shines, so it's no surprise that these Belgian delicacies immediately made their way into our shopping cart. They're extremely rich and melt in your mouth slowly, so they make an ideal late-night treat if you're craving something sweet but small.

3. Clancy's Dill Pickle Popcorn

This is what happens when you take two beloved snacks and combine them into one. The bag is borderline addictive and all-too-easy to devour in one sitting while watching TV on a cold night in. Don't say we didn't warn you.

4. Clancy's Fried Pickle Ranch Wavy Potato Chips

Not to be outshined, Clancy's wavy potato chips are also getting the dill pickle treatment, but with the addition of creamy ranch to balance the cukes' signature tang. Dip these in French onion dip and top them with dill pickle seasoning to go full meta.

5. Season's Choice Elote-Style Corn

Corn may have dominated headlines in 2022 (thanks to Tariq, the adorable "Corn Kid"), but Aldi is keeping the trend alive with a frozen elote-style side dish that honors the Mexican culinary tradition. And we're sure Tariq would wholeheartedly approve.

6. Breakfast Best Double Chocolate Belgian Waffles

The only thing better than breakfast in bed is breakfast in bed with chocolaty Belgian waffles. Have your sweetie pop a couple in the toaster and smother them with whipped cream and maple syrup to start what will undoubtedly be a great day.

7. Priano Vegetable Lasagna

A long work week can lead to a lack of inspiration in the kitchen. And when this happens, we sometimes rely on a good ol' frozen entree to bring us the sustenance we need. Enter the Pirano Vegetable Lasagna. It's a pretty no-frills tray, but we love how many greens — broccoli, spinach, and even kale — are stuffed into every layer.

8. Specially Selected Dark Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans

If that morning cup of joe doesn't satisfy your daily hankering for coffee, this is the sweet treat for you. These espresso beans crunch like a nut while providing a pop of bold flavor guaranteed to wake you up before any important event or meeting.

9. LiveGfree Gluten Free Egg Rolls

Gluten free? No problem! The liveGfree line has you covered with an extensive number of snacks, apps, and main dishes. These egg rolls are a standout thanks to their crunchy exterior and sticky-sweet dipping sauce. They may not be exclusive to Aldi, but we're happy the store has now chosen to carry them.

10. Simply Nature Organic Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Chicken Sausage

Simply Nature has already perfected the pre-cooked chicken sausage for quick, easy meals, and this caprese-inspired flavor is one of the more exciting of the bunch. We love to slice them up, throw them in a pot, then cook them up with a jar of tomato sauce, chopped garlic, and oregano. Pour the creation over a bowl of pasta and mangia!

11. Benton's Shortbread Hearts

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and while heart-shaped anything is predictable, there is practically nobody in the world who would turn down one made out of shortbread and filled with chocolate. (And if that person happens to be your significant other, it may be time to give them the boot.)

12. Clancy's Bacon Habanero Pretzel Slims

This is a flavor combination we can get behind. Smoky bacon with a touch of spice is already a double win, but when you put it in pretzel form? You've got the perfect snack. The only thing missing is some type of creamy, ranch-like dip to balance out the habanero. (But really, that's just for those who can't handle a bit of heat.)

13. Nature's Nectar Sparkling Pomegranate Juice

Though the holidays are but a distant memory, Aldi is keeping the celebration going with a sparkling pomegranate juice that makes the perfect mixer for any soirée. Sip it on its own, mix it with vodka, or throw in a lime for a refreshing take on the ultra-bubbly bev.

14. Clancy's Roasted Garlic Bagel Chips

We love ourselves a bagel chip. They're crunchy, well-seasoned, and, most importantly, can stand up to the thickest of dips (looking at you, hummus). And while this sturdy snack is likely a pantry staple, Aldi has upped the ante with a roasted garlic iteration worthy of a spot during Netflix and chill time.

15. Sundae Shoppe Brownie Batter Keto Ice Cream

You don't have to be keto to enjoy this creamy concoction of brownie bits and batter that will inevitably find a permanent spot in your freezer. As an added bonus, this ice cream will satisfy that oh-too-common desire to eat brownie batter straight from the bowl.

16. Clancy's Onion Snack Rings

These onion snack rings are not only a perfect afternoon pick-me-up, but they also make a great substitute for breadcrumbs when baking chicken for dinner. Smash them into tiny bits, coat a cutlet or two, and voila! Juicy, crispy chicken with the subtle sharpness of an onion.

By Joey Skladany

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