Say goodbye to your Aldi favorites because the discounter has cut some items to make room for new stock.
Shoppers flock to Aldi for its unique products at low prices, but like any retailer, the chain occasionally has to make some changes to its grocery offering.
There are numerous reasons why Aldi might drop your favorite product, but often it’s about quality assurance or sales performance.
The US Sun has compiled a list of Aldi products that are disappearing from the shelves. So if you still have one of these in your pantry, appreciate it before it’s gone.
1. FIT & ACTIVE WHOLE GRAIN WAFFLES
Aldi caused a sensation with the sale of its Fit & Active wholemeal waffles.
The breakfast staple has been loved by shoppers for both its health and taste.
At just 75 calories per waffle, you can pair these with fruit or honey and still have an incredibly healthy breakfast on your hands.
2. BENTONS’ HOMESTYLE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
Aldi buyers not only love healthy breakfasts, but also classic desserts.
The Benton’s Homestyle Chocolate Chip Cookies were soft and shoppers loved how the snack literally melted in their mouths.
Unfortunately for discount shoppers everywhere, the entire “Homestyle” line of biscuits under the Benton brand has been discontinued.
That meant other favorites like oatmeal raisin and peanut butter homestyle cookies were also missing from the aisles.
Aldi currently only sells Benton’s Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies, but they have a very different crunchy texture.
3. PUEBLO LINDO RED ENCHILADA SAUCE
If you’ve been an Aldi shopper and an enchilada lover, the Pueblo Lindo Red Enchilada Sauce was probably your go-to.
The flavor was loved by Aldi customers, who happily added it to a variety of their savory meals.
However, Aldi has decided to withdraw the product from stores and has not yet offered a replacement.
4. HOP LIFT IPA
Beer lovers are probably distraught to learn they will never be able to buy the Hop Lift IPA again.
The fan favorite came in four 16-ounce cans for $7.
Produced by Third Street Brewhouse in Minnesota, the beer was known in the brewing world for its bold and fruity flavors.
Luckily, Aldi still offers some great bargain alcoholic options, including refined flavors for under $10.
5. ORGANIC EARTH MEATLESS BURGERS
Another victim of Aldi’s hiring streak is the Earth Grown Organic Plant-Based Meatless Burger.
While Aldi still offers several vegetarian and vegan options, those on a plant-based diet appreciated Earth Grown’s meatless burgers and were confused when Aldi decided to scrap them, especially amid the faux meat boom in recent years.
The discounter’s current offerings include the Earth Grown Veggie Burger, Earth Grown Black Bean Chipotle Burger and Earth Grown Classic Meatless Meatballs.
However, many do not want to replace the meatless burger with the veggie burger because the smell and texture are so different.
6. SIMPLE NATURE ORIGINAL WHEAT MEALS
The Simply Nature Original Shredded Wheat Cereal was another healthy option that you can no longer find at your local Aldi.
With no added sugars, with a minimal amount of fat and sodium, healthy eaters were looking for fiber, protein and an overall superior taste.
If you’re looking for a healthy substitute now that the grist is gone, consider Fit & Active Vitality Cereal with Red Berries. However, keep in mind that while it’s cheap, it’s nowhere near as healthy as Simply Nature.
7. LIVEGFREE GLUTEN FREE BROWN RICE SPAGHETTI
If you have a gluten tolerance, you probably loved Aldi’s gluten-free brown rice spaghetti.
The spaghetti was offered under the liveGfree brand, which offered a phenomenal product that mirrored the quality of traditional spaghetti.
Luckily, Aldi still has some gluten-free pasta options, including liveGfree’s gluten-free organic rice and quinoa penne.
8. CLANCY’S SEA SALT AND Cracked Pepper Kettle Crisps
Clancy’s Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper Kettle Chips were a popular snack favorite with many Aldi shoppers, but that didn’t stop the retailer from discontinuing the product.
Aldi now has Clancy’s Sea Salt and Vinegar Kettle Chips instead, which have disappointed shoppers who loved the bold flavor of the sea salt and cracked pepper kettle chips.
9. DAKOTA’S PRIDE BUTTER BEANS
Butter or lima beans are a great way to add protein and compliment a variety of different appetizers.
Aldi sold these at extremely low prices. It was all the more annoying when Aldi took the product out of the stores.
So far, Aldi has black beans, cannellini beans, pinto beans, kidney beans, northern beans and chickpeas, but nothing has replaced the beloved butter beans.
10. FUSIA SRIRACHA SAUCE
Fusia offers a variety of high-quality Asian products, from Fusia Fresh California Rolls to Mandarin Orange Chicken.
Aldi shoppers also loved the Sriracha sauce before it was discontinued with no explanation.
Many shoppers liked that the sauce wasn’t as spicy as other alternatives and had an overall sweeter flavor.
11. GERMAN CUISINE PRETZEL CRACKER
Aldi fans regularly bought the Deutsche Küche Pretzel Cracker when they wanted to get a taste of Europe at home.
The snacks are waffles with a mix of soft cracker and pretzel texture.
Unfortunately, the snack is no longer available from Aldi, but you can still buy other German favorites like the German cuisine Sauerkraut German style or the German cuisine smoked bratwurst.
12. BENTON’S FUDGE MINT COOKIES
Another cookie victim at Aldi was Benton’s Fudge Mint Cookies.
They were a near-perfect dupe for Girl Scouts’ Thin Mints, with a perfect chocolate and mint flavor for those with a sweet tooth.
Shoppers appreciated that they could buy the cookies any time of the year, but now they have to rely on lower quality cookies.
One of the best alternatives is Walmart’s Great Value Fudge Mint Cookies, but many think the flavor can never live up to Aldi’s lost cookie offering.
13. CLANCY’S TRADITIONAL PARTY MIX
To the great disappointment of several shoppers, Aldi has eliminated another snack.
Clancy’s Traditional Party Mix was a cheaper version of your favorite chex mix, and it also once came with additional salty, spicy, and cheesy flavors.
Aldi currently only offers Chex Mix, which is far more expensive than Clancy’s offering.
14. JOURNEY TO… THAI PEANUT SAUCE
The sauce was aptly named because buyers say the flavor profile led them straight to Thailand.
The product was versatile and a perfect complement to stir-fries with a spicy kick and peanut flavor.
If you are looking for a similar product at the bargain store, the Park Street Deli Thai Coconut Chicken has high reviews from customers.
Unfortunately, Aldi does not currently have peanut sauce.
15. MILLVILLE CRISPY OATS MULTI-GRAIN CEREALS
Last but not least, Aldi said goodbye to its Millville Crispy Oats Multigrain Cereal.
It was also a much healthier breakfast alternative, but Aldi decided to part with the whole grain that many Cheerios preferred.
Shoppers are still waiting to see if Aldi will ever bring back something with a similar crunch and flavor.
OPPORTUNITIES TO SAVE
While Aldi is known for offering niche groceries at bargain prices, there are several other retailers that could offer great deals, including Dollar Tree, Trader Joe’s, and Walmart.
In most stores, you should always be on the lookout for unmarked sale items.
At Walmart, you need to scan the barcode in the Walmart app to find the true price list of the product.
Another great way to keep costs down is to make a grocery list ahead of time and stick to it no matter what catches your eye in the aisle.
This will prevent you from making an impulse purchase.
Coupon apps like Coupons.com, Ibotta, and Lozo are also great ways to find the best deals in your location.
Here are the ten products that rival retailer Trader Joe’s discontinued in February.
Also, keep an eye out for Costco’s big price change and see how it will impact your wallet.
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