I've worked at Aldi for 2 years. Here are 10 of my favorite things to get there.

Emporium Selection Parmesan; Simply Nature almond butter
I like to buy the Emporium Selection Parmesan and Simply Nature almond butter at Aldi.Dajha Treadwell
  • As an Aldi employee, I love getting affordable, tasty groceries for my family.

  • My kids can't get enough of the Tuscan Garden ranch or the Millville buttermilk-pancake mix.

  • The Specially Selected sourdough round is great for sandwiches.

As an Aldi employee of two years, I know that the German brand stocks a lot of unique, affordable products.

I have a few go-to items I grab to make tasty meals for my family.

Here are 10 of my favorite things to get at Aldi.

The Specially Selected sourdough round has a great flavor.

Specially Selected sourdough round
The Specially Selected sourdough is presliced.Dajha Zamot

The Specially Selected sourdough round from Aldi is exceptional.

I usually toast and butter the bread to pair with a salad.

The toasted bread is also great for chicken sandwiches, which I like to top with mayo and lettuce.

The Emporium Selection shredded Parmesan changed my mind about this type of cheese.

Emporium Selection shredded Parmesan
I add shreds of Emporium Selection Parmesan to Alfredo sauce and salads.Dajha Zamot

The aesthetic packaging of the Emporium Selection Parmesan is top-tier, but the taste of the cheese is even better.

I was never a big fan of Parmesan, but decided to try this one and loved it.

Now, I use it in Caesar salads and add it to my famous homemade Alfredo sauce.

Park Street Deli pickles are some of the best I've ever had.

The writer smiles and holds the Park Street Deli pickles
Park Street Deli pickles have a flavor that's hard to come by.Dajha Zamot

I enjoy snacking on Park Street Deli kosher dill pickles or pairing them with a meal.

They're not too sour or salty, so I love them in a nice salad or alongside a juicy burger.

As someone who craves pickles now and then, the Park Street Deli brand is a must for me.

My family loves the Tuscan Garden buttermilk ranch.

Tuscan Garden buttermilk ranch dressing
We use the Tuscan Garden ranch on more than just salads.Dajha Zamot

My children and I practically put Tuscan Garden ranch on everything, including salads, pizza, and fries.

I even add the ranch to my mashed potatoes, and my kids love using it as a dip for their chicken nuggets and veggies.

If you like ranch dressing, you'll probably understand the excitement behind this product when you taste it.

Nature's Nectar apple juice is delicious.

Nature's Nectar apple juice
The Nature's Nectar apple juice contains 1 cup of fruit per serving.Dajha Zamot

Nature's Nectar apple juice is a drink all ages can enjoy.

I like that, per the packaging, this juice has no added sugars.

Queen Victoria cilantro is essential for taco night.

Queen Victoria cilantro
Queen Victoria cilantro is perfect in guacamole. Dajha Zamot

Cilantro is a staple for us every taco Tuesday.

I'm very serious about making guacamole, and Queen Victoria cilantro adds the perfect flavor.

Though you can get cilantro from almost any grocery store, I like the quality of the Queen Victoria bunch.

Specially Selected pure maple syrup is a nostalgic buy for me.

Specially Selected maple syrup
Nothing beats the flavor of Specially Selected maple syrup.Dajha Zamot

For me, Specially Selected maple syrup seems like it's packed with love.

My grandma always used fresh maple syrup when I was growing up, and this is the closest thing to her version I've tasted in a long time.

Zapp's New Orleans kettle chips are packed with great flavor.

Zapp's voodoo kettle chips
Zapp's New Orleans voodoo chips are salty, sweet, and spicy.Dajha Zamot

The name of Zapp's New Orleans voodoo kettle chips initially made me want to stay away, but the flavor blew my mind when I first tried them. They're sweet and salty, with just a hint of spice.

They're good enough to snack on by themselves or enjoy with lunch — I prefer them with a turkey sandwich.

I make sandwiches and simple snacks with Simply Nature creamy almond butter.

Simply Nature creamy almond butter
Simply Nature creamy almond butter contains 7 grams of protein per serving.Dajha Zamot

If you like organic foods, the Simply Nature creamy almond butter is a must.

As a mom, finding organic products that aren't loaded with sugar is a win. A serving of this almond butter has only 2 grams of sugar.

I have the almond butter with rice cakes or slather it on bread with some jelly.

Millville buttermilk pancakes are my daughter's favorite.

The writer holds a Millville pancake batter box
Millville buttermilk-pancake mix helps breakfast come together easily.Dajha Zamot

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and I love starting my kids off with some pancakes made with Millville buttermilk mix.

Strawberry pancakes are one of my daughter's favorite meals, but I don't always have the time to make the batter from scratch.

Luckily, the Millville buttermilk-pancake mix brings smiles to my family's faces and makes breakfast easier.

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