Store Brand Snacks: Holiday Movie Marathon

Question: Which holiday movie is the best out of Elf, Home Alone, It’s a Wonderful Life, Love Actually, Christmas Vacation, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and the Santa Claus?

Answer: All of them! Everyone’s a winner…

So let’s get in our Christmas jammies and settle in for a movie marathon. You’ve earned it. Pop the popcorn, heat up the cocoa, bust out the marshmallows and let’s get snuggly.

Have a Popcorn Bar:

Best Microwavable Popcorn:

Market Pantry Light Butter Microwavable Popcorn vs. Pop Secret

Switch to save! The Market Pantry popcorn has a slightly saltier taste but is very close to Pop Secrets 94% Fat free Butter popcorn. Buy Our Pick

Throw in Some Chocolate Chips:

Great Value Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips vs. Nestle Tollhouse

The name brand had a slightly darker chocolate taste, but we still thought Great Value held up well across all attributes. Buy Our Pick


And Some Pretzels:

Aldi’s Pretzel Slims Original vs. Snack Factory

These tasted nearly identical to all testers. The packaging is very similar, however, the Snack Factory pretzel package is easier to tear the top off of than the Clancy's. Each individual Snack Factory Pretzel is bigger than the Aldi version but was not bothersome to any testers.

Heat Up Some Hot Chocolate:

Stick with the Swiss Miss on this one. The Aldi’s Hot Cocoa is thinner and lacks that thick creamy texture of the Swiss Miss.

Throw in Some Marshmallows:

Target Market Pantry Mini Marshmallows vs. Jet-Puffed

The Jet-Puffed pieces are smaller than Market Pantry and testers thought they were just a little sweeter. We don't think you would be able to tell if eating the store brand on their own. We recommend switching to save.

Get into those Cozy PJs

Amazon’s private label Mae makes some cozy fleece ones we think you’ll love. Nothing goes better with holiday movies than holiday pajamas.

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