ALDI vs Kroger vs Meijer: Price Tag SHOWDOWN

ALDI vs Kroger vs Meijer: 50 Grocery Item Prices SHOWDOWN

If you have been on the fence about trying ALDI out, keep reading.

I have compiled a list of 50 common grocery items, (in no particular order), to compare prices between ALDI and 2 other major grocery chains in Metro Detroit: Kroger & Meijer.

Of these 50, ALDI only had FOUR PRODUCTS that were more expensive than their Kroger or Meijer counterpart!



If you purchased all these items below at non-sale prices your basket at Kroger would cost $160.46. Meijer would save you a few dollars, coming in at a total of $156.25.  However, ALDI wins the battle!! Can you guess how much these 50 items would set you back at ALDI?

$110.74!!!!

 

That is almost FIFTY DOLLARS LESS than Kroger and FORTY-FIVE DOLLARS LESS than Meijer!!  Something else to blow your mind:  When researching prices, I tried to choose Kroger & Meijer’s private label items when available, because that is mainly what ALDI carries; their own private label items. So if you are currently buying nothing but brand-name products, you will likely save EVEN MORE by switching over to ALDI!

Keep scrolling to see how your favorite items stack up!



 

50 Grocery Items Store Comparison

ALDI vs Kroger vs Meijer

Best Price highlighted in Red

(Pricing information gathered from www.kroger.com, www.meijer.com, and at my local ALDI USA. All online information received was based off my local stores located in Metro Detroit. Prices/product availabilty are subject to change and may vary by region.)

Bread
L’oven Fresh White Bread, 20 oz $0.83
Kroger Round Top White Bread 20 oz $1.25
Meijer Bread Split Top White 20 oz $1.06
Milk
Friendly Farms 2% Milk, gallon $1.99
Kroger 2% Milk, gallon $2.59
Meijer 2% Milk, gallon $1.99
Organic Milk
Friendly Farms Organic Milk, 64 oz $2.95
Simply Truth Organic 2% Milk, 64 oz $3.49
True Goodness Organic 2% Milk, 64 oz $3.39
Peanut Butter
Peanut Delights Creamy Peanut Butter, 40 oz $2.89 ($0.07/oz)
Kroger Creamy Peanut Butter, 28 oz $2.59 ($0.09/oz)
Meijer Creamy Peanut Butter, 40 oz $4.89 ($0.12/oz)
Mixed Nuts
Southern Grove Mixed Nuts with Sea Salt, 14.75 oz $4.29 ($0.29/oz)
Kroger Salted Mixed Nuts, 10.3 oz $4.99 – ($0.48/oz)
Meijer Mixed Nuts with Peanuts, 16 oz $5.99 – ($0.37/oz)
Eggs
Goldhen Large Eggs Grade A, 12 ct $0.79
Kroger Large Eggs Grade A, 12 ct $1.59
Meijer Grade A Large Eggs, 12 ct $0.79
Organic Eggs
SimplyNature Cage Free Organic Large Brown Eggs, 12 ct $3.49
Simply Truth Organic Cage Free Large Brown Eggs, 12 ct $3.99
True Goodness Organic Extra Large Brown Eggs, 12 ct $3.99
Sliced Cheese
Happy Farms Sliced Cheese 7-8 oz – $1.79 $1.79 – ($0.22 – $0.26/oz)
Kroger Medium Cheddar Slices, 6 oz $3.59 – ($0.60/oz)
Meijer Single Sliced Cheddar, 8 oz 2.59 – ($0.32/oz)
Shredded Cheese
Happy Farms Shredded Cheddar, 16 oz 2.99 ($0.19/oz)
Kroger Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, 8 oz 3.69 ($0.46/oz)
Meijer Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, 8 oz 1.99 ($0.25/oz)
Soy Milk
SimplyNature Organic Soymilk, 64 oz $2.19
Simple Truth Organic Plain Soymilk, 64 oz $2.79
True Goodness Organic Soymilk, 64 oz $2.79
Coffee
Barissimo French Roast Ground Coffee, 12 oz $3.99
Kroger French Roast Ground Coffee, 11.5 oz $4.49
Meijer French Roast Ground Coffee, 11 oz $4.99
Coffee Creamer
Friendly Farms Coffee Creamer, 32 oz $2.19
Kroger Coffee Creamer, 32 oz $2.59
Meijer Creamer, 32 oz $2.59
Butter
Countryside Creamery Salted Butter, 16 oz $2.99
Kroger Salted Butter, 16 oz $3.29
Meijer Salted Butter Sticks, 16 oz $2.79
Spreadable Butter
Countryside Creamery Spreadable Butter with Canola Oil, 15 oz $2.29
Kroger Spreadable Butter with Canola Oil, 15 oz $3.49
Land O’ Lakes Spreadable Butter with Canola Oil, 15 oz $3.99
Flour
Baker’s Corner All Purpose Flour, 5 lbs $1.19
Kroger All Purpose Flour, 5 lbs $1.79
Meijer All Purpose Flour, 5 lbs $1.43
Sugar
Baker’s Corner Sugar, 4 lbs $1.49
Kroger Granulated Sugar, 4 lbs $2.59
Meijer Pure Granulated Cane Sugar, 4 lbs $2.35
Salad
SimplyNature Organic Spring Mix, 16 oz $3.79
Simply Truth Organic Baby Spring Mix, 16 oz $5.99
Earthbound Farm Organic Spring Mix, 16 oz $5.69
Macaroni & Cheese
Cheese Club Macaroni & Cheese Dinner, 7.25 oz $0.33
Kroger Original Macaroni & Cheese Dinner, 7.25 oz $0.69
Meijer Macaroni & Cheese Dinner, 7.25 oz $0.75
Organic Spaghetti Noodles
SimplyNature Organic Spaghetti, 16 oz $1.19
Simply Truth Organic Spaghett, 16 oz $1.49
True Goodness Organic Pasta Spaghetti, 16 oz $1.89
Oatmeal
Millville Quick Oats, 42 oz $2.39
Kroger Quick Oats, 42 oz $3.29
Meijer Quick Oats, 42 oz $3.19
Cereal
Millville Crispy Oats, 14 oz $1.49 ($0.11/oz)
Kroger Toasted Oats, 12 oz $1.79 ($0.15/oz)
Meijer Toasted Oats , 8.9 oz $2.59 ($0.29/oz)
Yogurt Tubes
Friendly Farms Moo Tubes, 8 ct $1.79
Kroger Low Fat Yogurt Tubes, 8 ct $2.69
Yoplait GoGurt Yogurt Tubes, 8 ct $2.39
Yogurt Tubs
SimplyNature Organic Whole Milk Yogurt, 32 oz $2.99
Simple Truth Organic Vanilla Lowfat Yogurt, 32 oz $2.79
Stoneyfield Low Fat Organic Yogurt, 32 oz $3.79
Brick Cheese
Happy Farms Sharp Cheddar Cheese, 8 oz $1.79
Kroger Sharp Cheddar Cheese, 8 oz $3.69
Meijer Chunk Sharp Cheddar Cheese, 8 oz $2.39
Orange Juice
Nature’s Nectar 100% Pure Squeezed Orange Juice, 59 oz $1.89
Kroger Original 100% Orange Juice, 59 oz $2.79
Meijer 100% Pure Orange Juice, 59 oz $2.99
Organic Applesauce
SimplyNature Organic Unsweetened Applesauce $1.89
Simple Truth Organic Unsweetened Applesauce, 23 oz $2.69
True Goodness Organic Unsweetened Applesauce, 23 oz $3.19
Frozen Veggies
Season’s Choice Steamable Cut Green Beans, 12 oz $0.89
Kroger Cut Green Beans, 12 oz (steamable) $1.00
Meijer Steamable Green Beans, 12 oz $1.00
Granola Bars
Millville Chewy Granola Bars, 10 ct $1.49 ($0.15/bar)
Kroger Chewy Granola Bars, 8 ct  $1.99 ($0.25/bar)
Meijer Chewy Granola Bars, 8 ct 1.79 ($0.22/bar)
Bagged Spinach
Little Salad Bar Spinach, 8 oz $1.79
Fresh Selections Tender Spinach, 10 oz $2.49
Aunt Mid’s Classic Spinach Bag, 10 oz $2.29
Olive Oil
Carlini 100% Pure Olive Oil, 16.9 oz $3.19
Kroger 100% Pure Olive Oil, 17 oz $5.39
Meijer Classic Olive Oil, 17 oz $4.69
Half & Half
Countryside Creamery Half & Half, 32 oz $1.79
Kroger Half & Half, 32 oz $2.29
Meijer Half & Half, 32 oz $2.39
Jarred Garlic
Stonemill Essentials Minced Garlic, 8 oz
$1.59
Spice World Minced Garlic, 8 oz $2.99
Spice World Minced Garlic, 8 oz $2.69
Coconut Oil
SimplyNature Organic Coconut Oil, 14 oz $4.49
Simple Truth Organic Coconut Oil, 14 oz $5.49
True Goodness Organic Refined Coconut Oil, 14 oz $5.99
Chocolate Chips
Baker’s Corner Milk Chocolate Morsels, 11.5 oz $1.79
Kroger Milk Chocolate Baking Chips, 11.5 oz $2.19
Meijer Milk Chocolate Chips, 11.5 oz $2.29
Crackers
Savoritz Cheese Baked Crackers, 12.4 oz $1.59 ($0.13/oz)
Kroger So Cheesy! Big Baked Cheese Bits – Original, 11.7 oz $2.39 ($0.20/oz).
Meijer Cheese Crackers, 13.7 oz $1.99 ($0.15/oz)
Sparkling Water
Pur Aqua Belle Vie Lime Sparkling Water, 1 liter $0.59
Kroger Key Lime Sparkling Water, 1 liter $0.89
Meijer Lime Sparkling Water,  1 liter $0.99
Frozen Chicken Breasts
Kirkwood Frozen Boneless Chicken Breasts, 48 oz $5.49 ($1.83/lb)
Kroger Boneless Chicken Breasts, 48 oz $6.99 ($2.33/lb)
Meijer Frozen Thin Sliced Chicken Breasts Fillets, 40 oz $8.49 ($3.40/lb)
Salad Dressing
Tuscan Garden Ranch Dressing, 16 oz $1.29
Kroger Creamy Ranch Dressing, 16 oz $1.49
Meijer Ranch Dressing, 16 oz $1.59
Canned Vegetables
Happy Harvest Whole Kernal Sweet Corn, 15.25 oz $0.49
Kroger Whole Kernal Sweet Golden Corn, 15.25 oz $0.69
Meijer Corn Whole Kernel Golden Sweet, 15 oz $0.69
Ice Cream
Halo Top Cookie Dough Ice Cream, 16 oz $3.89
Halo Top Birthday Cake Ice Cream, 16 oz $5.79
Halo Top Birthday Cake Ice Cream, 16 oz $4.99
Ketchup
SimplyNature Organic Ketchup, 24 oz $1.99 ($0.08/oz)
Simple Truth Organic Tomato Ketchup, 20 oz $1.79 ($0.09/oz)
True Goodness Organic Ketchup, 20 oz $2.89 ($0.14/oz)
Canned Beans
SimplyNature Organic Black Beans, 15 oz $0.89
Simple Truth Organic Black Beans, 15 oz $1.00
True Goodness Organic Black Beans, 15 oz $1.09
Salsa
SimplyNature Organic Salsa, 16 oz $1.89
Simple Truth Organic Salsa, 16 oz $2.39
True Goodness Organic Salsa, 16 oz $1.79
Frozen Waffles
Breakfast Best Homestyle Waffles, 10 ct $1.19
Kroger Homestyle Waffles, 10 ct $1.79
Meijer Homestyle Waffle, 10 ct $1.79
Spaghetti Sauce
SimplyNature Organic Marinara Premium Pasta Sauce, 25 oz $1.99 ($0.08/oz)
Simply Truth Organic Marinara Pasta Sauce, 25 oz $2.29 ($0.10/oz)
True Goodness Organic Marinara Pasta Sauce, 24 oz $2.29 ($0.10/oz)
String Cheese
Happy Farms String Cheese, 12 ct (10 oz) $2.79 ($0.28/oz)
Kroger Mozzarella String Cheese, 12 ct (12 oz) $5.29 ($0.44/oz)
Meijer Regular String Cheese, 12 ct (12 oz) $3.79 ($0.32/oz)
Sour Cream
Friendly Farms Sour Cream, 16 oz $0.99
Kroger Sour Cream, 16 oz $1.69
Meijer Sour Cream, 16 oz $1.79
Jelly
Berryhill Grape Jelly, 32 oz $1.39
Kroger Concord Grape Jelly, 32 oz` $1.79
Meijer Grape Jelly, 32 oz $1.89
Frozen Fruit
SimplyNature Frozen Organic Strawberries, 12 oz $2.89 ($0.24/oz)
Simply Truth Organic Frozen Whole Strawberries, 10 oz $2.79 ($0.28/oz)
True Goodness Organic Frozen Whole Strawberries, 10 oz $3.99 ($0.40/oz)
Pistachios
Southern Grove Pistachios with Sea Salt, 16 oz $6.49 ($0.41/oz)
Kroger Salted Pistachios, 6 oz  $4.59 ($0.77/oz)
Meijer California Pistachios Roasted & Salted With Sea Salt, 10 oz $6.99 ($0.70/oz)

What would you do with an extra $50 a week? What other products would you like me to see compare?





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