Review Request Roundup - Walmart's Great Value Brand

We LOVE our Brandefyers, and we love getting review requests! Today, these requests come at you from Walmart. We’ve tested a few Great Value foods against the name brands. Just in time for another big week of cooking, we’re here to tell you how they stacked up.

Land O Lakes Butter vs. Great Value Butter

Similarity Score: 94%

Testers agreed these products are nearly identical! The name brand has a texture that makes it spread a little more easily, but otherwise we recommend switching to save.


Rotel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chiles vs. Great Value Diced Tomatoes with Green Chiles

Similarity Score: 90%

Testers agreed these are nearly identical. Taste and smell matched up with the only difference being the store brand had a little more juice in its can. Testers would easily recommend switching to save, especially if you don't have a can opener handy because the store brand has a pull tab.


Campbell’s Cream of Celery Soup vs. Great Value Cream of Celery Soup

Similarity Score: 84%

The texture of the store brand is thicker, which is better if you're using this to make a casserole. The store brand also had a saltier and stronger celery taste. Testers agreed they would switch in this case.


Philadelphia Cream Cheese vs. Great Value Cream Cheese

Similarity Score: 74%

This comparison is based mainly on preference. Overall, the name brand has a more sour taste to its cream cheese while the store brand is more creamy. One tester also noticed that the store brand had a chalkier texture. This one is up to you!


Duncan Hines Cherry Pie Filling and Topping vs. Great Value Cherry Pie Filling or Topping

Similarity Score: 69%

Testers noted that the store brand has a gelatin-like texture and an artificial taste like that of a freezer isle popsicle. Because of the name brand's more authentic cherry flavor, testers would not recommend switching.


Folgers Classic Roast Instant Coffee vs. Great Value Classic Roast Instant Coffee

Similarity Score: 61%

Testers much preferred the taste of the name brand in this comparison. The store brand's bitter, sour taste and slightly thicker texture was a big turn off. We recommend using Folgers for your morning cup of joe.

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