9 Underrated Aldi Items You Need To Add To Your Shopping Cart ASAP In April

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Aldi is home to some of the most affordable, high-quality groceries around. From top-notch cheeses to tasty frozen meals that are perfect on busy days, there’s no shortage of incredible items on the shelves—including a lot of hidden gems that may surprise you. Below, we’re rounding up a few of the most underrated Aldi staples that you should definitely add to your cart on your next grocery trip (take it from a superfan).

1. Happy Farm Cream Cheese

If you love all things dairy (and bagels) as much as I do, you know the importance of a good cream cheese. Luckily, Aldi has you covered. You don't have to splurge on Philadelphia brand after all! This Happy Farm Cream Cheese is super rich, so delicious, and, luckily, way more affordable than many of the most popular brands out there. You can grab an 8oz pack for less than $2 at Aldi.

2. Choceur Peanut Butter Cups

We can't think of a better combo than chocolate and peanut butter. However, it can sometimes be hard to come by a great peanut butter cup—they're certainly not all created equal. But when you don't feel like shelling out the money for a mega pack of Reese's, Choceur Peanut Butter Cups are a delicious, affordable alternative that will definitely impress your taste buds.

3. Simply Nature Oats & Honey Granola

Fruit parfait, anyone? Loading a bowl with protein-packed Greek yogurt, antioxidant-rich berries, and crunchy granola is one of the best ways to enjoy a healthy breakfast. And if you're looking for one of the tastiest granolas out there, look no further than Aldi's Simply Nature Oats & Honey Granola. It adds the perfect amount of sweetness and crunch to your bowl.

4. Fusia California Roll

Okay, I know what you're thinking: Grocery store sushi doesn't exactly sound like the tastiest option out there. (Costco shoppers will tell you the same thing.) But this frozen variety from Aldi may surprise you! Although it certainly can't replace a fresh roll from your favorite local spot, it makes a great lunch in a pinch. I was pleasantly impressed the first time I gave it a shot, and now I keep coming back for more.

5. Clancy's Baked Ripples Sour Cream & Cheddar Chips

As much as I try to stay away from processed snacks, sometimes nothing hits the spot like a sour cream and cheddar potato chip. And believe it or not, Aldi carries one of my favorite varieties. Clancy's chips are so good, you would never guess how affordable they are. In addition to Baked Sour Cream & Cheddar, they have tons of great flavors, including my second favorite: Salt and Vinegar.

6. Season's Choice Hashbrown Patties

The hashbrown patties at Trader Joe's might get a lot of hype, but it's time to give this Aldi option the credit it deserves. When breakfast rolls around, there's nothing like a crispy hashbrown to complete your meal, and these guys definitely get the job done. It's a good thing they come in a pack of 20, because you'll want to stock up—they don't last long in my freezer!

7. Simply Nature Organic Tomato Basil Sauce

Choosing the right sauce for pasta night is crucial. Luckily, that doesn't have to mean spending a lot of money. You can pick up a jar of Simply Nature Organic Tomato Basil Sauce at Aldi for just $3, while comparable varieties can cost you as much as $10 at other stores. This tasty sauce will work perfectly in all of your favorite healthy pasta recipes—and it tastes great, too.

8. L'Oven Fresh Hawaiian Sweet Rolls

There's no shortage of delicious breads at Aldi, and these Hawaiian Sweet Rolls are definitely somewhere at the top of the list when it comes to quality and flavor. Whether you're tearing into 'em to enjoy on their own, dipping them into your favorite sauces, or making tasty sliders, you can't go wrong with some good old sweet rolls, especially when they're so affordable.

9. Specialty Selected Chocolate Chip Sliced Brioche Loaf

Speaking of bread... a good brioche is always a must, and chocolate always adds bonus points in my book. That's where this Specialty Selected Chocolate Chip Sliced Brioche Loaf comes in. It's so soft, so delicious, and perfect for whipping up French toast. My stomach is grumbling just thinking about it.