This Store Brand Keeps Winning Our Taste Tests. Here’s Why.

We do a lot of taste tests at Taste of Home. Find out what brand wins time and time again. Spoiler: It's pretty surprising!

We’ve done a lot of taste tests at Taste of Home HQ (look at all of our tests!). While the big names do clean up well in some tests, like our cola trial or macaroni and cheese panel, one grocery store chain has come out on top time and time again: Aldi.

That’s right: The budget grocer has some of our favorite products around in all kinds of categories. Find out what Aldi does well and what you should be stocking up on your next grocery run.

The Best Aldi Products We’ve Found

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Aldi has consistently placed first in a handful of taste tests across various categories. Check out these were Aldi brands took the top spot (oftentimes by a landslide!).

  • Angel food cake mixAldi’s Baker’s Corner angel food Cake produced a moist, fluffy cake that looked homemade (perfect if you’re trying to make a shortcut dessert).
  • Crescent rolls: These rolls were flaky and fluffy. No leftovers were to be had at this testing! Grab a can of these to use in our crescent dough-based recipes.
  • Peanut butter cupsWe know Reese’s seems like the go-to for peanut butter cups, but Aldi’s Choceur brand will have you thinking again.
  • Potato chips: A bag Clancy’s, an Aldi-exclusive brand, is a must at your next barbecue.

And let’s not forget Aldi’s good showing in these tests. In these Aldi snagged the silver or bronze:

What Makes Aldi So Good?

If you’re a regular Aldi shopper, perhaps these results aren’t a surprise. Aldi fans know that the store prides itself on high-quality ingredients. Aldi products are free of trans fats, synthetic colors and MSG. You’ll also find plenty of organic items as well. Don’t miss 5 more reasons to love Aldi.

And on top of the great quality and proven flavor, Aldi products are just so affordable. You’ll find products like European chocolate, premium cheeses and all the products listed above for just a fraction of the cost of a traditional grocer.

Here’s how Aldi keeps their prices low.

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Lisa Kaminski
Lisa is an editor at Taste of Home where she gets to embrace her passion for baking. She pours this love of all things sweet (and sometimes savory) into Bakeable, Taste of Home's baking club. Lisa is also dedicated to finding and testing the best ingredients, kitchen gear and home products for our Test Kitchen-Preferred program. At home, you'll find her working on embroidery and other crafts.