Health & Well-being
We like to think of ourselves as an ally for our customers in better-for-you shopping and living. That’s why we offer a variety of high-quality foods like fresh produce, meat, dairy and bakery items.
At ALDI, our teams carefully select the best products to meet our customer requests for better-for-you products. As part of our commitment to health and well-being, we not only look to offer healthier options, but also to improve every-day favorite items. For example, in 2015, we removed certified synthetic colors, added Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), and partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) from all our exclusive brand food products.
- Certified Synthetic Colors
While certified synthetic colors are considered safe for use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), we have opted to source plant-based color ingredients, such as beet juice, paprika and turmeric.
- Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
MSG is an artificial flavor enhancer commonly found in savory foods. It is also considered safe by the FDA, however we have opted to remove it due to customer concerns.
- Partially Hydrogenated Oils/Trans Fats
PHOs are artificial trans fats. All PHOs must be eliminated from packaged foods by 2018 per the FDA.
Since more than 90 percent of the products in our stores are under our exclusive brands, our shoppers can feel good about the food they buy at ALDI.
We’re also cutting temptation and rolling out Healthier Checklanes to all of our stores. These checklanes will feature single-serve nuts and trail mixes, dried fruits and assorted granola bars in place of sugary snacks and candies.
More than 30 million customers each month know that ALDI is the place for simply smarter living, and more people are coming to ALDI every day to buy healthier foods that they’re proud to feed their families.