The $2 Box Is the Best Cereal You Can Buy at Aldi — And It’s a Mash-Up of Two Childhood Classics

published Apr 6, 2023
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Aldi’s pizzeria-quality pies and famous “red bag chicken” are both regulars on my dinner rotation. I’m still working my way through the store’s breakfast options, but I’ve found a few morning favorites in the bakery and frozen foods sections. Next on my list: the cereal aisle.

Aldi’s cereal options are impressive. The shelves are stocked with both national brands and private-label cereals. There’s also a variety I didn’t expect, given the small footprint of the food market. With mornings somehow feeling busier than ever, I figured I should try every box (on a weekend, of course) in attempts to find the best one to eat before heading out the door. After a rigorous taste test, one cereal was the obvious choice. The winner is a delightfully sweet way to start the day. And I even have a few bonus, extra-special ways to enjoy it.

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Millville Honey Grahams Cereal, $1.79 for 12 ounces

I have a deep connection to the classic cereals of my childhood. After all, the cartoon characters on colorful cereal boxes were as much a part of my youth as the Saturday morning animated shows. What Aldi’s box of Honey Grahams lacks in colorful mascots, it makes up for in flavor and price. At just $1.79 for a 12-ounce box, I could buy two of these for the cost of a single box of the name-brand. 

Credit: Patty Catalano

This private-label cereal captures the rippled texture and honey graham sweetness I grew up on with astounding precision. Plus, Aldi’s version also has a dusting of sugar that adds a Cinnamon Toast Crunch vibe too. It’s a bonafide breakfast bonanza!

It’s also a great base for post-noon noshing. You can mix the honey-sweet squares with other cereals and bite-sized treats for an ad-hoc snack mix. Do a cereal swap and mix the honey grahams with butter and marshmallows for the classic no-bake treat or sub in for Cheerios in this peanut butter bar. The mixing bowl is your limit.