Is Aldi Cheaper Than Trader Joe's? We Compare the Cost of 25+ Products
Aldi and Trader Joe's both have a reputation for selling well-priced groceries—including breakfast must-haves, pantry staples, and more—but is one retailer categorically less expensive than the other? We compared more than 25 popular grocery store items (think milk, eggs, nut butter, and chicken) from Aldi and Trader Joe's in order to adequately answer that query, and the results were surprising.
Aldi, a German supermarket chain that was actually once owned by the same family as TJ's, certainly gives the beloved company a run for its money. For example, did you know that it actually makes more sense (for your wallet) if you stock up on bagels at Aldi? There you can buy a 20-ounce package of six everything bagels for $1.49. By contrast, an 18-ounce package of six Trader Joe's everything bagels costs $2.29.
Additionally, while Trader Joe's sells a dozen large eggs for $3.99 (which equates to $0.33 an egg), Aldi sells the same amount of large eggs for $2.39, which means each egg costs about $0.20. However, it's important to note that Trader Joe's eggs are organic, while those specific eggs from Aldi are not. So if purchasing organic food is important to you, you may be better off buying your eggs at TJ's.
When it comes to some other staples, such as olive oil, Trader Joe's and Aldi are neck and neck. Believe it or not, both chains sell 16.9-ounce bottles of Sicilian extra virgin olive oil for $7.99. Curious to know how other widely used food items from both chains stack up? Keep reading for more. Just note that some of these prices may vary based on your location.