When customers shop at ALDI they can rest easy knowing an abundance of unmatched deals awaits. But, while high-quality, low-cost products line every shelf, each year a small sampling of items stands out among the rest as loyal shoppers' ultimate must-haves.
In order to identify these most-loved selections, ALDI began its one-of-a-kind Fan Favorites survey in 2019. In the survey's first year, and each year following, items in various grocery categories were pitted against each other and customers nationwide cast their vote on which picks they treasured the most.
Like clockwork, the budget grocery chain recently distributed its 2022 survey, garnering feedback from over 100,000 shoppers. The results were groundbreaking with many first-time winners and close races within a few of the 13 categories. But, what really has ALDI fans talking is the store's first-ever inductee into its "Hall of Fame".
The Mama Cozzi's Pizza Kitchen Take and Bake Deli Pizza beat out over 100 other ALDI-exclusive products this year to earn the prestigious status. The frozen pie has earned a spot in the Fan Favorites winner circle each year since the survey began and also has the title of "Overall Fan Favorite" under its belt from 2020. So, there's no debate that the deli pizza's all-star rank is well-earned.
The Mama Cozzi's 16" pizzas come in five different varieties to satisfy everyone's tastes including, supreme, five cheese, thin crust mega meat, sausage and pepperoni, and the classic pepperoni–the brand's most popular flavor. Price varies per location, but according to the ALDI Reviewer, shoppers can typically snag one of the pizzas for between $4.50 and $6.00.
Other notable Fan Favorite winners this year include fresh strawberries, which have dominated the "Product Pick" category for three years in a row, and Specially Selected Indulgent Greek Yogurt. The yogurt made history by not only winning the "Get Up & Go" category, but also sharing the podium with fresh blueberries for the number one rated "Dynamic Duo". This pairing won by a hair against another delicious combo of the Kirkwood Breaded Chicken Filets and Specially Selected Brioche Buns.
ALDI voters also agreed that drinks such as the Giambellino Peach Bellini and PurAqua Sparkling Flavored Water, as well as hearty meal options like Specially Selected Five Cheese Ravioli and Fresh Atlantic Salmon, deserved some recognition this year.
Visit ALDI's website for a full list of the 2022 Fan Favorites, and keep an eye out for the winners designated with a blue heart-shaped logo as you shop in stores or online.