Costco Aldi Snacks Cheaper Price Comparison

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Whether you’re packing a bunch of lunches, getting ready for ravenous post-school kids, or stocking up for your Netflix binges, no one wants to spend a ton of money on snacks. And that can be hard considering the healthiest snacks, like nuts and fruit, can be on the pricey side. So we visited our favorite low-cost grocery stores — Costco and Aldi — to see who had the better deals.

Interestingly, there was not a clear winner. Aldi just barely edges out Costco on the price-to-price comparison, but you can often see why. In some cases, the Costco option is a name brand versus private label; in other cases, it’s organic versus regular.

Where you see the most savings is in Aldi’s private-label versions of brand favorites (like Ritz, Oreos, or Cheez-Its). The other consideration is how much you have to buy to get the deal. Everyone knows that the Costco model involves buying a lot at once, but it can be tricky to manage your budget if you prefer to shop weekly or don’t have a ton of storage space. The other benefit of buying those small quantities at Aldi, especially if you have kids, is that you get to try something out without committing to it. (They also had lots of fun snack options that I didn’t find at Costco, and I’m always interested in the healthy-ish options I can offer to my children without feeling guilty.)

Read on for the head-to-head price comparison between Costco and Aldi.

Chips and Crackers

1. Potato Chip Snack Bags Variety Pack

  • Aldi Clancy’s Potato Chip Combo, $4.99 for 20, 1-ounce bags ($0.25 per bag/$0.25 per ounce)
  • WINNER! Costco Lay’s Classic Mix, $11 for 30, 1.5- to 2-ounce bags ($0.40 each/$0.21 per ounce)

2. Veggie sticks

  • Aldi Clancy’s Ranch Veggie Straws, $1.89 for seven ounces ($0.27 per ounce)
  • WINNER! Costco Sensible Portions Garden Veggie Straws, $5.89 for 25 ounces ($0.236 per ounce)

3. Tortilla chips

  • WINNER! Aldi Pueblo Lindo Restaurant Style Tortilla Triangles, $2.49 for 24 ounces ($0.115 per ounce)
  • Costco Kirkland Signature Organic Tortilla Chips, $4.89 for 40 ounces ($0.122 per ounce)

4. Round butter crackers

  • WINNER! Aldi Savoritz Original Buttery Round Crackers, $1.39 for 13.7 ounce ($0.102 per ounce)
  • Costco Ritz Crackers, $8.39 for 61.6 ounces ($0.136 per ounce)

5. Bagged popcorn

6. Cheese crackers

  • WINNER! Aldi Savoritz White Cheddar Cheese Crackers, $1.19 for nine ounces ($0.133 per ounce)
  • Costco Cheez-It Baked Snack Crackers, $7.49 for 48 ounces ($0.156 per ounce)

7. Goldfish

  • Aldi Pepperidge Farm Cheddar Goldfish, $1.78 for 6.6 ounces ($0.27 per ounce)
  • WINNER! Costco Pepperidge Farm Cheddar Goldfish, $8.29 for 58 ounces ($0.143 per ounce)

8. Pita chips

  • WINNER! Aldi Specially Selected Seal Salt Pita Chips, $1.99 for nine ounces ($0.222 per ounce)
  • Costco Stacy’s Pita Chips, $6.99 for 28 ounces ($0.25 per ounce)

Nuts and Jerky

1. Pistachios

  • Aldi Southern Grove roasted Pistachios with Sea Salt, $6.79 for 16 ounces ($0.425 per ounce)
  • Costco Wonderful Salt & Pepper Pistachios, $17.99 for 48 ounces ($0.375 per ounce)
  • WINNER! Costco Kirkland Signature Roasted & Salted Pistachios, $14.99 for 48 ounces ($0.312 per ounce)

2. Cashews

  • WINNER! Aldi Specially Selected Deluxe Whole Cashews, $12.99 for 30 ounces ($0.433 per ounce)
  • Costco Kirkland Signature Organic Whole Cashews, $21.49 for 40 ounces ($0.537 per ounce)

3. Walnuts

  • Aldi Southern Grove Shelled Walnuts, $6.29 for 16 ounces ($0.393 per ounce)
  • WINNER! Costco Kirkland Signature Walnuts, $13.99 for 48 ounces ($0.291 per ounce)

4. Jerky

  • Aldi Simms Original Beef Jerky, $3.29 for 2.85 ounces ($1.16 per ounce)
  • WINNER! Costco Pacific Gold All Natural Original Beef Jerky 2-Pack, $15.99 for 16 total ounces ($0.999 per ounce)

Fruits and Sweets

1. Freeze dried fruit

  • Aldi Simply Nature Freeze Dried Fuji Apple, Strawberries, or Asian Pears, $2.99 for 1.2 ounces ($2.50 per ounce)
  • WINNER! Costco Kirkland Signature Organic Dried Blueberries, $13.99 for 20 ounces ($0.70 per ounce)

2. Raisins

  • Aldi Southern Grove California Raisins, $1.19 for six boxes ($0.199 per ounce)
  • WINNER! Aldi Southern Grove California Raisins, $2.99 for 20-ounce container ($0.15 per ounce)
  • Costco Sun-Maid Organic Raisins, $10.89 for 64 total ounces ($0.170 per ounce)

3. Prunes

Brief side note here on how Costco has “dried plums” in big font and “prunes” in smaller — they’re still prunes, people.

  • Aldi Southern Grove Pitted Prunes, $3.89 for 18 ounces ($0.217 per ounce)
  • WINNER! Costco Kirkland Signature Sunsweet Dried Plums, $8.99 for 56 ounces ($0.161 per ounce)

4. Fruit gummies

  • Aldi Lunch Buddies Fruit Flavored Snacks, $3.99 for 28 pouches ($0.142 each/$0.139 per ounce)
  • Costco Kirkland Signature Organic Fruity Snacks, $14.69 for 72 pouches ($0.204 each/$0.255 per ounce)
  • WINNER! Costco Welch’s Fruit Snacks, $10.99 for 80 pouches ($0.137 each/$0.152 per ounce)

5. Fruit pouches

  • WINNER! Aldi Simply Nature Kids Apple Multi-Fruit Squeezable Fruit Blend, $1.69 for four pouches ($0.423 per pouch/$0.133 per ounce)
  • Costco Fruigees Awesome Organic Fruit Snack, $9.99 for 20 pouches ($0.50 each/$0.142 per ounce)

6. Fruit cups

  • WINNER! Aldi Lunch Buddies Fruit Cup Variety Pack, $6.49 for 16 ($0.406 per cup/$0.102 per ounce)
  • Costco Dole Fruit Cups with Diced Peaches and Cherry Mixed Fruit, $8.29 for 16 ($0.518 per cup/$0.130 per ounce)

7. Oreo-style cookies

  • WINNER! Aldi Benton’s Double Filled Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, $1.59 for 15.35 ounces ($0.111 per ounce)
  • Costco Nabisco Oreo Cookies, $8.59 for 52.5 ounces ($0.164 per ounce)

8. Animal crackers

  • WINNER! Aldi Benton’s Kids Animal Crackers, $1.49 for 13 ounces ($0.115 per ounce)
  • Costco Kirkland Signature Organic Animal Crackers, $10.59 for 64 ounces ($0.165 per ounce)

Source : thekitchn

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