The 25 Most Common Spices Every Kitchen Needs Now...

The 25 Most Common Spices Every Kitchen Needs Now...


But Not All of Them Are At Aldi.

Searching for a list of the most common spices every kitchen needs yields similar results. Below are 25 spices that were common across many food blogs and cooking sites. It's true that Aldi does not sell all of the spices on the list. Their spice section is a fraction of the size of most grocery stores. However, good news is that Aldi sells the majority of the spices needed to fill a pantry without spending a lot of money.

Check out what spices you can find at Aldi below.

  • The complete list of spices sold at Aldi.
  • Spice Substitutes for the dedicated Aldi Shopper. Use this list when you don't really want to shop another store and pay, most of the time, a ridiculously high price for a small jar of something you may only use once.

So if you can't find them at Aldi, where can you shop? Try Walmart...

  • Check out the Walmart prices below and how they compare to those at Aldi.

25 Common Spices Every Kitchen Should Have:

(spices in bold are available at Aldi)

  1. Allspice (seasonal)
  2. Basil (Aldi offers a stir-in paste)
  3. Bay Leaves
  4. Black Peppercorns
  5. Cayenne Pepper
  6. Chili Powder
  7. Cinnamon
  8. Coriander
  9. Cumin
  10. Curry Powder
  11. Garlic Powder
  12. Ground Ginger
  13. Ground Mustard
  14. Nutmeg (seasonal)
  15. Onion Powder
  16. Salt
  17. Dried Oregano
  18. Paprika
  19. Parsley Flakes
  20. Red Pepper Flakes
  21. Rosemary
  22. Sage
  23. Turmeric
  24. Thyme
  25. Vanilla

When You Can't Find That Spice at Aldi...

and you don't feel like heading to another store for one item, try some of the following substitutes.

Spice Not Available At Aldi
(year round)
Substitute Source
Allspice Cinnamon
Bay Leaves Oregano
Coriander Cumin
Curry Powder Cumin
Ground Mustard Turmeric
Ground Mustard Use the ratio of
1 tsp. ground mustard =
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
Nutmeg Cinnamon
Rosemary Oregano
Sage Oregano
Thyme Oregano

Aldi vs. Walmart Price Comparison

Check out the price comparison of spices from Aldi and Walmart below. Most of the spices can be found at Walmart, but are they cheaper than Aldi?

A Complete List of Spices at Aldi

The following are a list of spices that should be available year-round at your local Aldi. This list does not include seasonal spices or those available as a weekly Aldi Finds item.

Taco Mix- 1.25 oz., $0.38
25% Less Low Sodium Taco Mix

Chili Mix- 1.25 oz., $0.38
Reduced Sodium Chili Mix


Chili Powder 2.5 oz.  - $1.49
Crushed Red Pepper 1.5 oz.
Everything Bagel Seasoning 2.3 oz.  - $1.95
Garlic Powder 3.12 oz. - $1.49
Garlic Salt With Parsley 3.5 oz.   - $1.49 (No Walmart Equivalent)
Ground Black Pepper 3.0 oz. - $2.65
Ground Cinnamon 2.37 oz.  - $1.49
Ground Cumin 2.0 oz.  - $1.49
Iodized Table Salt 26.0 oz. - $0.48
Italian Seasoning 0.75 oz.  - $0.97
Lemon Pepper Seasoning 3.5 oz.  - $1.49
Minced Garlic in Water 8.0 oz.  - $2.09
Minced Garlic in Extra Virgin Olive Oil 7.0 oz.  - $2.09
Minced Onion 2.0 oz.  - $1.49
Onion Powder 2.62 oz.  - $1.49
Oregano Leaves 0.75 oz.  - $0.97
Parsley Flakes 0.25 oz.  - $0.97
Paprika 2.12 oz.  - $0.97
Peppercorn Grinder 1.76 oz. - $2.09

Salt Free Seasonings, $2.59 ea.
Original 2.5 oz.
Lemon Pepper 2.5 oz.
Table Blend 2.5 oz.
Garlic & Herb Seasoning 2.5 oz.

Salt Grinders, $2.09 ea.
Sea Salt Grinder 3.53 oz.
Himalayan Pink Salt Grinder 3.53 oz.

Seasoned Salt 16.0 oz. - $2.89
Steak Seasoning 3.4 oz.  - $1.49
Tajin, Fruit Seasoning 5.0 oz., $2.82

Simply Nature Organic Spices, $2.49 ea.

Chili Powder  1.75 oz.
Crushed Red Pepper  1.12 oz.  
Garlic Powder 2.5 oz.  
Ginger 1.5 oz.  
Ground Cayenne 1.7 oz.  
Ground Cinnamon 1.7 oz.
Ground Cumin 1.8 oz.
Ground Turmeric 1.37 oz.
Oregano Leaves 0.5 oz.

Organic Stir in Paste Assorted Varieties, $2.69 ea.
Basil 2.8 oz.
Garlic 2.8 oz.
Ginger 2.8 oz.