What Not To Buy At Aldi

What Not To Buy At Aldi In 2022 (15 Products To Avoid)

Many people believe they get a bargain on something. However, they end up paying more for an inferior item or more for something they can find cheaper elsewhere.

Aldi attempts – and almost always succeeds – to give top-quality products to shoppers at low prices. But, every shopper has different needs, so even Aldi can sometimes fall behind.

What Not To Buy At Aldi In 2022 (15 Products To Avoid)

Aldi 2022: What You Should Not Buy

  • I’ve compiled a list of 15 different products at Aldi that you might want to avoid, plus why!
  • Side note: I am not expressing a negative opinion about Aldi. However, this is my honest opinion of Aldi products. Aldi is a great place to shop and I share my experiences with them on other Aldi blogs.

  • 1. Toiletries and Paper Products
  • Aldi stocks a range of toiletries as well as paper goods.

    But there is a high probability you can just find these types of goods even cheaper in a bulk store (like Costco or Sam’s Club) or even online, especially if you use a subscribe and save option.

  • 2. Cleaning products
  • Aldi has decent cleaning supplies, but the truth is that they don’t have great quality.

    Online shopping or bulk warehouses might be a better option. You will need to make fewer visits to the shop.

  • 3. Personal Hygiene Products
  • Go elsewhere if your needs are for razors, feminine hygiene, or any other type of products. Aldi does sell some great quality and beautiful products. However, the personal care products they offer are extremely limited.

    We are all pretty attached to our personal grooming products. Aldi offers a narrow range so you can stick with what you know and love.

  • 4. Seafood
  • Not only is Aldi’s seafood often more expensive than other grocery stores (especially Walmart’s), shoppers find the quality hit or miss, and Aldi has faced some tough criticism for its unethical sourcing.

    Aldi was accused of sourcing some of its seafood in China from 2017. In 2017 Aldi discovered that North Korean citizens were possibly being mistreated and had large amounts of their salaries going back to North Korean government.

  • 5. Pizza
  • You shouldn’t expect gourmet pizza-quality food if you buy frozen pizzas for as low as $2.19.

    Aldi’s lowest-priced pizza, the frozen thin, has poor flavor and is very expensive. Many who’ve tried it have found that they find it bland.

    This is not limited to the $2 pie. I tried several Take & Bakes in both the refrigerated and frozen sections. These were also strangely bland. Especially when you consider how many toppings are on them.

    For pizza lovers who crave hot and spicy food, you can stop at Little Caesar’s to get a Hot N Ready.

  • 6. Sourdough Loaves
  • Aldi’s breads are good, though it might just be my personal preference.

    All of them come pre-sliced. Although I understand how convenient this is for some shoppers, it would have been great if Aldi sold a few unsliced sourdough loaves so that I can make my own bread or to use as a loaf.

  • 7. Produce
  • Aldi sells a lot of produce in bags or containers. This gives the buyer less control and allows them to take more home.

    If you are the kind of shopper who likes to hand-pick each individual piece of fruit or vegetable, Aldi’s produce section will madden you. The majority of the produce is not sold in individual packages.

  • 8. Chicken
  • Aldi generally sells high-quality meat at reasonable prices. But, the chicken they offer can be a bit disappointing.

    The family packs of chicken breasts can be a great deal but they may need to be trimmed. Even worse, the chicken legs are just as good. After unpacking your groceries, it will take you about 15-20 minutes to remove all of the fat from the meat.

    Don’t bother if you haven’t got the time, or don’t possess a sharp pair of kitchen scissors.

  • 9. Pet Food
  • Aldi’s can seem tempting because it is so inexpensive.

    But you’re better off sticking to your current brand, because the Heart to Tail pet food, in particular, is not the healthiest choice for your animals, with corn filler as the first ingredient, not real meat.

  • 10. Cheesy Crackers
  • Multiple bloggers have noted that any of the cheesy cracker knock-offs – Goldfish, Cheez-it dupes – don’t live up to their brand name counterparts.

  • 11. Granola Bars
  • The first time I bit into one of Aldi’s Millvale granola bars, I was a little surprised at how flavorless they were.

    It was pure hunger that drove me to eat the rest, though I’m sure I wouldn’t have given up on it.

  • 12. Frozen Sushi
  • Aldi does not sell frozen sushi. Sushi is best eaten fresh.
  • 13. Ground Coffee
  • Aldi has many great ground coffees. Most of them are under the Barissimo brand. However, the Beaumont coffee in the large plastic canister taste strongly like burned coffee beans.

  • 14. Name Brands
  • Aldi has a limited number of brand-name items, however they do not have the best prices and are reluctant to accept coupons from manufacturers. Most likely, you can find the exact item elsewhere for a much lower price.

  • 15. Kleidung
  • Although I do own an Aldi poncho, it’s not as deep as I’d like. You can expect less-than-tailored fittings and in some cases, lower quality.

    Aldi offers many great deals, so make sure to check out our post on Aldi Special Buys, Who Makes Aldi Products, and 17 Reasons Why Aldi Is So Affordable.

  • Conclusion
  • Aldi offers many quality products and many highs, but the store also has its downs. But ultimately you must make the best possible decision for yourself and your household.

    .What Not To Buy At Aldi In 2022 (15 Products To Avoid)

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