Instagram Swears By These Aldi Olive Oil Specialty Infused Sprays

A staple in any home chef's kitchen is the beloved olive oil. Whether it comes in a bottle, a jug, or is dispensed straight out of the barrel, olive oil is the first choice of many chefs when it comes to oiling a pan or getting ready for some serious sauté action. It has other uses as well. Lisa Howard, who wrote "The Big Book of Healthy Cooking Oils," even uses it when she's not cooking with heat. "As a dressing it's great, too," she told Time. "And I like to put it into my lattes." Point of fact, drinking olive oil has been shown to provide vital nutrients to the body.

On a similar note, the American Heart Association says that using olive oil is one of the healthiest ways to cook. "Previous studies have linked high consumption of olive oil with better cardiovascular health," said Marta Guasch-Ferre, lead author of a study published in Circulation. That same study shows that using olive oil in lieu of common cooking fats like butter, margarine, and particularly coconut oil could reduce someone's risk of cardiovascular disease by as much as 15%. That could be why Aldi (presumably in a bid to save lives, right?) carries a range infused olive oil options, and they're taking the internet by storm.

Aldi's cooking sprays have long been popular

The internet has previously praised Aldi's infused olive oils, which are also sold in bottled versions and have hints of rosemary, basic, garlic, chili, or tomato and oregano flavors. While these are ideal for drizzling over cherry tomatoes or fresh mozzarella, there are some culinary jobs that have people reaching for an oil spray instead, such as quickly prepping a pan for sunny side up eggs with minimum fat. That seems to be why Instagram is so excited about the infused olive oil sprays that Aldi is offering.

Aldi's Simply Nature brand has crafted three flavor choices of infused olive oil spray: garlic, chili, and basil. Though one commenter said they've already scored the basil oil, others seemed more in the camp of one user who said, "I want all 3." The oils go for $3.99 each and can be used at up to 405 degrees Fahrenheit. Since the sprays are a limited-time Aldi Find — and olive oil might be in danger of a shortage this year — these may not be on shelves much longer. If that's the case, shoppers should have other options: Aldi's coconut and avocado cooking sprays have also been known to turn heads.