Looking to save money on your gluten free groceries? Aldi has quite a few gluten free offerings, including their own gluten free product line, called LiveGFree. Read my article to learn more about Aldi’s gluten free offerings.
When Did Aldi Start Offering Gluten Free Products?
Aldi launched the LiveGfree product line in spring of 2018. New Aldi’s gluten free products have ebbed and flowed over the years. In addition, each year, they stock their shelves will “Special Buys” or “Aldi Finds” that make us run to the store in excitement.
Are Aldi and Trader Joe’s the Same Company?
No. As I explain in my post about Trader Joe’s, People often (incorrectly) assume Trader Joe’s and Aldi have the same parent company. The two businesses were separately owned by two German brothers. Originally the brothers jointly owned Aldi in Germany. However, after a difference of opinion, they amicably split the company into Aldi Sud and Aldi Nord.
Aldi Nord acquired the Trader Joe’s chain that started in California. Aldi Sud operates the Aldi locations in the United States. Confusing? The Kitchn further explains the Aldi and Trader Joe’s connection, for those who want to dig deeper. However, like Trader Joe’s , Aldi relies on separate manufacturers to make their products, placed in Aldi packaging. The practice is often called “private label.”
Everyday Aldi’s Gluten Free LiveGFree Products
While some locations may carry certain Aldi’s Gluten Free products, others may not. I chose to share first what I can find in my store all the time. My store does not place all their LiveGFree items in a separate section. Therefore, I’ll share these Aldi’s Gluten Free products in the order in which I find them in my store. Think of it as a virtual shopping tour.
Aldi’s Gluten Free Baking Mixes
The next Aldi’s gluten free find in my store are the baking mixes. They carry chocolate, yellow and pancake baking mixes. (Sadly, the recipe I used to make these strawberry shortcakes is no longer on the back of the box!) In addition, they also stock a cornbread mix of which I failed to take a picture! All mixes are free of soy as well! And at $1.99 a box, that’s a steal!
One note about these crackers. They do contain oat fiber, although they are certified gluten free through GFCO.
You’ll find Aldi’s gluten granola stocked near the cereal. I am unaware of whether these are made with purity protocol oats. They are however certified gluten free. They come in three flavors – Raisin Almond , Apple Almond and Cranberry Cashew.
Aisle 2 / Pasta
For those looking for more whole grains in the pasta, Aldi’s gluten free and organic quinoa blend pastas taste fantastic!
Aldi’s gluten free macaroni and cheese only come with the squeezeable pouch of cheese, now. They no longer stock the box with the powdered sauce packet. Which one do you prefer?
Aldi’s Gluten Free Frozen Section
There are four sections where I find specific LiveGFree items. The first aisle houses the baking mixes and snacks. The second aisle stocks the pasta. The third location to find Aldi’s gluten free products is the freezer section. Gluten free pizza is a must, right? They offer cheese and pepperoni pizzas. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten one. Have you tried them?
Chicken Nuggets. Every (small and big) kid’s favorite! Aldi’s gluten free chicken nuggets are certified gluten free through GFCO.
Many swear that Aldi’s gluten bread is their favorite, over any other brand. At $3.99 a loaf, it’s a great deal! It comes in white and whole grain. SOME people report that their stores carry bagels as well. Mine does not.
That’s the end of what I would call the “everyday” Aldi’s gluten free finds. However, every May, Aldi releases some fun and exciting products. I’ll start with the biggest draw!
Aldi’s Gluten Free May Special Buys
Every year people go CRAZY over Aldi’s gluten free cheesecake. Certified gluten free, it includes four separate flavors.
People also become super excited about Aldi’s gluten free General Tso’s Chicken. I saw a shopper by 6 or more bags in a trip! It tastes a bit spicier than my stomach would like, but my non-gf husband LOVED it!
Aldi’s Gluten Free Skillet meals were new this May. Did you buy any? They are certified gluten free through NSF, which is located in Ann Arbor. Did you read about my visit there?
When Aldi’s gluten free line launched 4 years ago, they sold individual frozen ravioli meals. This may they sold a large bag, theoretically big enough to share with someone else. I bought the Spinach and Cheese ravioli. Did you try it?
So true story, the other day my husband made lunch. I asked what he was cooking, and he said “empanadas.” I replied, “the Aldi’s gluten free ones in the freezer?” Ironically, no, he had made his from scratch. Which means I get to eat these another day!
The Aldi’s gluten free cake mixes draw lots of attention in May. They released the Angel Food cake mix in a previous year, and many were excited to see it again. I purchased the Lemon cake mix, and am looking forward to making cupcakes. If you purchased the Key Lime cake mix, let me know how it turned out!
Other Seasonal Aldi’s Gluten Free Items
I can still find the Aldi’s gluten free stuffing at my store. I think it’s a hold over from Easter. However this, and gluten free French Fried Onions, show up every year around Thanksgiving.
A few other Aldi’s gluten free items I found include Gluten Free Bites (which I’m sure are made by The GFB) and cheese crackers. I also find them on the shelves of my local Aldi at other times of the year. Are there items that your Aldi stocks that mine does not? What are your favorite Aldi’s gluten free finds? Leave me a comment below!