Aldi products shoppers say are 'better than' brand-name buys

Gillian Wolski
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·2-min read

Aldi is renowned for it’s ridiculously well-priced and insanely popular weekly Special Buys (who doesn’t want to pick up a massage gun for just $89?) but the retail giant’s range of regular, everyday products also deserve their time to shine.

From coffee pods to frozen pizza and washing powder, many of the German supermarket chain’s grocery essentials are not only cheaper but — according to fans — better than their brand-name equivalents.

A customer, left, pushing a shopping cart browses a display of bread at an Aldi Stores Ltd. food store in Sydney, Australia
Aldi shoppers have named the products they say are better than their brand-name equivalents. Photo: Getty Images.

But exactly which products are shoppers raving about? Below, we’ve pulled together a list of the top-rated Aldi cult buys as reviewed by members of the ‘Aldi Mums’ Facebook group.

If that isn’t convincing enough, the taste testers over at CHOICE have officially named Aldi as the supermarket with the best house brand, beating out rivals Woolies and Coles with six wins over ten product categories.

Di San Pre Wash Stain Remover. Photo: Aldi.
Di San Pre Wash Stain Remover. Photo: Aldi.

Top-rated laundry and cleaning

Di San Pre Wash Stain Remover and Oxy Laundry Soaker - “It’s better than Napisan.”

Logix Dishwashing Tablets

Top-rated frozen

Health & Vitality frozen meals - “Pretty much the same as Weight Watchers but Aldi's taste way better and are much cheaper!”

Key Lime Pie

Vanilla bean ice cream

4-Pack of chicken pies

Regal Lemon, lime & bitters. Photo: Aldi.
Regal Lemon, lime & bitters. Photo: Aldi.

Ham & cheese frozen pizza

Squid rings

Frozen chips

Cheese & spinach triangles

Lamb shanks

Top-rated fridge

Taramasalata dip - “Crazy better than any brand.”

Lytto’s Greek-style yoghurt - “Nicer than Farmers Union and cheaper”.

Beautifully Butterfully margarine - “Better than Meadow Lea”.

Westcare tasty cheese shredded or sliced

Coleslaw in the tub - “Tastes like the KFC one”.

Gourmet Angus sausages - “Our family staple”.

Lytto's Greek style yoghurt. Photo: Aldi.
Lytto's Greek style yoghurt. Photo: Aldi.

Top-rated pantry

Expressi Calabrese coffee pods

Power Grain cereal - “My kids love it more than Nutri Grain”.

Just Divine ‘Tim Tams’ - “Not too rich”.

Cornflakes - “Half the price of Kellogg’s and they taste the same”.

Cartwheels - “My family love them so much better then Wagon Wheels”.

Expressi Calabrese coffee pods. Photo: Aldi.
Expressi Calabrese coffee pods. Photo: Aldi.

Regal Lemon lime & bitters - “The best I’ve ever had”.

Wheat Biscuits - “Great value and way better than Weetbix!”

Dippits - “Way nicer than Le Snacks”.

Crispetts and Topz - “They’re better than Cruskits and Ritz.”

Sanz - “Much nicer than Saos.”

Just Divine 'Tim Tam' biscuits. Photo: Aldi.
Just Divine 'Tim Tam' biscuits. Photo: Aldi.

Gluten-free pasta

Chocolate - “Better than Cadbury. Yeah I said it!”

Blackstone chips

Microwave popcorn

Mamia nappies. Photo: Aldi.
Mamia nappies. Photo: Aldi.

Top-rated baby

Mamia nappies - “Hands down better than Huggies and half the price!”

Top-rated beauty

LACURA Naturals Anti-Aging Night Cream - “So much cheaper than others”.

LACURA face cleanser

LACURA Premium anti-aging night cream. Photo: Aldi.
LACURA Premium anti-aging night cream. Photo: Aldi.

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