Five items you should always buy from Aldi, from chocolate to baby supplies

Aldi shoppers should keep the following “dupes” in mind when looking to save money at the supermarkets. It comes as Aldi was the fastest growing retailer in a new study shared by Kantar

Aldi shoppers love the supermarket because of its low prices
Aldi shoppers love the supermarket because of its low prices

Aldi is known for its low prices and very clever “dupes” of branded supermarket items.

New research from analysts at Kantar suggests more people are shopping at Aldi and Lidl to save money during the cost-of-living crisis.

Aldi was the fastest-growing retailer over the period covered by the data, with sales growing 4.2% in the 12 weeks ended April 17. Lidl was just behind, up 4%.

Both retailers saw over a million additional shopper visits during this period compared to this time last year.

All in all, Kantar believes food prices in April were 5.9% higher than a year ago – marking the biggest increase since December 2011.

Food prices could rise by £271 a year, they said. So which products should you buy from Aldi if you want to keep costs down? We explain…

What’s your favorite Aldi dupe? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


If you’ve got a sweet tooth, analysis from The Sun recommends making the most of Aldi’s own-brand chocolate.

For example, its titanium bars cost just 62p for a six-pack, versus £1 for a four-pack of Poundland’s Mars.

Aldi also sells a “dupe” of Twix bars. These are called Jives and cost 62p for a five-pack, compared to £1 for a six-pack in Poundland.


Aldi also sells ‘dupes’ of some of the most popular brands of alcohol – so whether you’re a beer or wine drinker it might be worth checking out if you can make the switch.

You can buy a 330ml can of Hop Foundry Lunar Lager for 99p. The cheapest can of IPA you can buy from Tesco is £1.80 for a can of Vocation Life and Death Ipa.

Or a 500ml bottle of Älska Cherry Premium Cider costs £1.69 versus £2.20 for a bottle of Rekorderlig in Tesco.

Fake Food

Did you know you can buy goodies at Aldi on Friday nights?

If pizza is your favorite meal, a Carlos stuffed crust pizza is £3.49 versus £3.75 for Chicago Town at Sainsbury’s.

Instead of going to McDonald’s, Aldi also stock a Snacksters Big Stack 204g burger for £1.49. In comparison, a Big Mac will cost you around £3.50.


Aldi not only offers dupes of groceries, but also a wide range of household items that can save you some cash.

The popular Fabulosa range is often compared to the more expensive Zoflora.

You pay 99p for a 500ml bottle of Fabulosa sanitizer spray, while just 120ml of Zoflora sanitizer costs £1.25 at Wilko.

It also sells candle jars for just £2.99, compared to around £10 for a large Yankee candle.

baby items

Buying basic groceries for your little ones could be done for Aldi on a budget.

If you opt for the Mamia nappies, prices start at 79p for a newborn pack of 24.

Aldi shoppers can now also pick up FREE in-store nappies thanks to an easy-to-redeem coupon at Netmums.

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