Aldi Brand Dairy: Best to Worst

We’ve talked (okay, bragged) about it. We’ve published highlights. We ate all of Aldi to do this. That’s right, you have come to the World’s Most Comprehensive Guide to Aldi Products: Dairy.

Alright team, it’s time for the dairy review. We don’t mean to be cheesy, but we love dairy so much it yogurts.


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Chobani Greek Yogurt Pineapple on the Bottom VS. Friendly Farms Greek Yogurt Pineapple on the Bottom

Similarity Score: 97%

Great opportunity to switch to save! Our testers found that the only difference in the products was in the texture, Chobani was a touch thicker.


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Horizon Organic Whole Milk VS. Friendly Farms Organic Whole Milk

Similarity Score: 94%

Our testers noticed a slight difference in taste, but had difficulty pinpointing the difference. All of our testers agreed that they would switch to save!


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Kraft Mozzarella Cheese Block VS. Happy Farms Mozzarella Cheese Block

Similarity Score: 94%

The only noticeable difference between the cheeses was the name brand was softer.


Stonyfield Organic Vanilla Whole Milk Yogurt VS. Simply Nature Vanilla Whole Milk Yogurt

Similarity Score: 94%

Switch to save! There is a visible difference in the texture, the generic being smoother. While the taste was spot on.


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Kraft Grated Parmesan Cheese VS. Reggano Grated Parmesan Cheese

Similarity Score: 93%

Reggano's Parmesan Cheese is spot on with Kraft. All testers said they would switch to Reggano brand. Kraft's is fluffier while Reggano is slightly more dry.


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Chobani Greek Yogurt Strawberry on the Bottom VS. Friendly Farms Greek Yogurt Strawberry on the Bottom

Similarity Score: 93%

Great dupe! Our panel recommends switching to save. Chobani is slightly smoother, but the generic has a stronger strawberry smell.


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Kraft Finely Shredded Sharp Cheddar 2% Milk VS. Fit&Active Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese 2% Milk

Similarity Score: 89%

Switch to save! Our testers noted that the name brand was slightly more cheddary and the store brand had a more buttery taste and smell.


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Kraft Monterey Jack Cheese Block VS. Happy Farms Monterey Jack Cheese Block

Similarity Score: 87%

The closest cheese match we've seen so far! Definitely switch to save!


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Kraft Colby Jack Cheese Block VS. Happy Farms Colby Jack Cheese Block

Similarity Score: 87%

The only noticeable difference between the name brand and generic was the softness of the name brand.


Sargento Colby Jack Cheese Slices VS. Happy Farms Deli Sliced Colby Jack Cheese

Similarity Score: 87%

Sargento does not separate the individual slices with paper, making some slices difficult to separate. The name brand had a slightly stronger smell, while the store brand had a stronger buttery smell and taste. Our testers recommended switching to save.


Kraft Sharp Cheddar Shredded Cheese VS. Happy Farms Sharp Cheddar Shredded Cheese

Similarity Score: 86%

This is a great cheese dupe! Our testers would switch to save!


Sargento Muenster Cheese Slices VS. Happy Farms Deli Sliced Muenster Cheese

Similarity Score: 86%

One tester found that the name brand was much softer. Another tester experienced a very buttery taste and smell from the generic.


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Sargento Sliced Provolone VS. Happy Farms Deli Sliced Provolone

Similarity Score: 84%

Sargento has a mild flavor and a smoother, softer texture.


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Kraft American Cheese Singles VS. Happy Farms American Cheese Singles

Similarity Score: 82%

Happy Farms does not individually wrap their American cheese slices, our testers immediately missed the ease of packaging. The texture was also off when comparing to the original, Happy Farms had a rubbery texture.


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Sargento Pepper Jack Cheese Slices VS. Happy Farms Pepper Jack Deli Sliced

Similarity Score: 81%

Although the generic slices were a little thicker and lacked a little spice, our panel would switch to save!


Kraft Sharp Cheddar Cheese Block VS. Happy Farms Sharp Cheddar Cheese Block

Similarity Score: 81%

The name brand has a slightly sharper smell and taste, while the generic has a smoother texture.


Kraft Mexican Style Four Cheese 2% Milk VS. Fit&Active Reduced Fat Four Cheese Mexican Blend 2%

Similarity Score: 79%

Our testers recommended sticking with the original. The store brand lacks the cheesy smell and taste provided by the name brand.


Kraft Medium Pepper Jack Cheese Block VS. Happy Farms Medium Pepper Jack Cheese Block

Similarity Score: 79%

The name brand has a more natural pepper taste, but our testers would switch to save!


Kraft Finely Shredded Colby Jack Cheese VS. Happy Farms Finely Shredded Colby Jack Cheese

Similarity Score: 78%

The majority of our testers would stick with the name brand. The store brand has a slightly more sour taste.


Sargento Mozzarella Cheese Slices VS. Happy Farms Mozzarella Cheese Deli Sliced

Similarity Score: 78%

Sargento has a softer texture, which appealed to some of our testers. Taste wise, these are very similar.


Kraft Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese Block VS. Happy Farms Aged Wisconsin Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese Block

Similarity Score: 74%

The Happy Farms cheese has a smoother consistency, similar to Velveeta, that was not expected by our testers.


Chobani Greek Yogurt Blend with Vanilla VS. Friendly Farms Greek Nonfat Yogurt Vanilla

Similarity Score: 67%

Depending on your yogurt preferences, you might prefer the sweeter taste of the name brand or the slightly sour taste of the generic.


Kraft Mild Cheddar Cheese VS. Happy Farms Mild Cheddar Cheese

Similarity Score: 63%

Three out of four testers preferred the Kraft cheese. Kraft was sharper, and Aldi was slightly more rubbery. One tester preffered the Aldi Cheese.


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Chobani Fruit on the Bottom Black Cherry VS. Friendly Farms Greek Nonfat Yogurt Cherry

Similarity Score: 57%

Our testers found that the generic had an earthier cherry flavor that was not as appealing as the Chobani cherry taste. The generic also had a chalkier texture that our panel found worth noting.


Kraft Mild Cheddar Shredded Cheese VS. Happy Farms Shredded Mild Cheddar

Similarity Score: 39%

The name brand was much closer to what we expected for mild cheddar. Stick with the original!

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