Aldi Finds! A Good Deal or Not?

Who doesn't love a good deal? Each week that one aisle at Aldi, you know, the one you try not to spend too much time in, is stocked with a variety of products that often include national brands. However some Aldi Finds are better left on the shelf. This week I've compared 7 items to see if it's a good deal or not. I chose the following items because they are also sold at national and regional stores.


A Good Deal or Not!

Price Comparisons for a few Aldi Finds:
Product Aldi Price Target Price Walmart Price ShopRite local store Whole Foods Market
StonyField Smoothies $3.99 $6.99 $4.44 $4.49 $5.29
Size & Price Per Unit 4, 6 oz., $0.997 ea./$0.166 per oz. 12 pk., 3.1 oz. (37.2 oz. total) $0.187 per oz. 4, 6 oz., $1.11 ea./$0.185 per oz. 4, 6 oz., $1.12 ea./$0.187 per oz. 4, 6 oz., $1.32 ea./$0.220 per oz.
Simply Potatoes, 20 oz. $2.08 $2.29 out of stock $3.29 $1.99 (365 by Whole Foods)
Size & Price Per Unit 20 oz., $0.104 per oz. 20 oz. $0.114 per oz. 20 oz., out of stock 20 oz., $0.164 per oz. 18 oz., $0.110 per oz.
Life Cereal, Vanilla or Chocolate $2.49 $2.69 $2.98 $1.99 Original -----
Size & Price Per Unit 13 oz., $0.191 per oz. 13 oz., $0.206 per oz. 18 oz., $0.165 per oz. 13. oz., $0.153 per oz. -----

Product Aldi Price Target Price Walmart Price ShopRite local store Whole Foods Market
V8 Fusion+ Energy $3.98 $3.99 $3.98 $4.79 -----
Size & Price Per Unit 6, 8 oz., $0.663 ea./$0.082 per oz. 6, 8 oz., $0.665 ea./$0.083 per oz. 6, 8 oz., $0.663 ea./$0.082 per oz. 6, 8 oz., $0.798 ea./$0.0.99 per oz. -----.
Yummy Panko Chicken Nuggets or Whole Grain Chicken Fries $8.99 $6.99 (Tyson Naturals) $6.77 (Tyson Naturals) $3.99 (on sale, All Natural Alpha Buddies) $8.99 (365 by Whole Foods Market)
Size & Price Per Unit 56 oz., $0.161 per oz. 18 oz., $0.388 per oz. 20 oz., $0.338 per oz. 21 oz., $0.19 per oz. 24 oz., $0.374 per oz.
napkins
air fryer
Product Aldi Price Target Price Walmart Price ShopRite local store Amazon
Dinner Napkins $1.99 $1.99 $1.64 $1.69
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Size & Price Per Unit 2-Ply 100 ct., $0.019 (255 sq. in.) 40 ct., $0.049 100 ct., $0.016 (165 sq. in.) 40 ct., 3-Ply, $0.042
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Air Fryer $49.99 (3.5 QT ) $69.99 (3.7 QT, Chefman) $49.88 (3.2 QT, Farberware) ----- 55.39 (3.7 QT, GoWise)

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For the most part, Aldi Finds are worth it. No need to go to another store searching for a better price on these items. Yes, the napkins are cheaper at Walmart but the size is much smaller than those sold at Aldi.

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