Target's Market Pantry Foods

The Brandefy elves are working away to finish reviewing all the Target store brand items. This includes adding all the food into our app. Save on the everyday stuff, so you can buy the big stuff this holiday season. Here are our latest findings:

Mott’s for Tots Apple Juice vs. Market Pantry Apple Juice Beverage

Similarity Score: 96%

The flavor of the reduced sugar apple juice's were exactly the same! If there was one minor hankering, it was simply that the Mott's brand had a side grips to its bottle that the store brand did not. Definitely switch! Buy Our Pick

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Aunt Jemima Original Syrup vs. Market Pantry Original Syrup

Similarity Score: 95%

The only noticeable difference between these two is the packaging because of the handle on the name brand's bottle. However, based on overall taste and texture, testers agreed they would switch to the store brand. Buy Our Pick

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Planters Dry Roasted Peanuts vs. Market Pantry Dry Roasted Peanuts

Similarity Score: 90%

The Planter's Dry Roasted Peanuts was a bit sweeter but the difference was minuscule. Unanimously all reviewers decided to switch brands. Buy Our Pick

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Kraft American Cheese Singles vs. Market Pantry American Singles

Similarity Score: 90%

Both testers would switch to save though they noted Kraft has a slightly cheesier taste, and is ever so slightly creamier. We don't think you'll notice the difference once in between two slices of bread. Buy Our Pick

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Nabisco Nutter Butter Cookies vs. Market Pantry Peanut Butter Creme Sandwich Cookies

Similarity Score: 90%

The store brand has a more creamy consistency for its peanut butter, which seemed to be similar to an Oreo. Testers enjoyed the taste of the store brand and would switch to save. Buy Our Pick

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Nabisco Nilla Wafers vs. Market Pantry Vanilla Wafer Cookies

Similarity Score: 89%

The Nilla Wafers are crispier with a bit more of a buttery taste that the Market Pantry's Vanilla Wafer Cookie lacks. The taste difference is not too extreme to not purchase the store brand. Buy Our Pick

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Planters Cocktail Peanuts vs. Market Pantry Cocktail Peanuts

Similarity Score: 79%

The Planter's brand was a bit more saltier with just a slight stronger peanut flavor. Switching to the store brand is recommended. Buy Our Pick

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Nabisco Fig Newton’s vs. Market Pantry Fig Filled Chewy Cookies

Similarity Score: 79%

Testers noted that the store brand had a buttery, bready taste with a thicker texture than the name brand. Overall, testers liked the taste of the store brand and would switch to save. Buy Our Pick

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Ragú Old World Style Traditional Sauce vs. Market Pantry Traditional Pasta Sauce

Similarity Score: 78%

Even though Ragú has a thicker consistency, testers preferred the store brand based on its stronger smell and taste of herbs and spices. We would recommend switching to save. Buy Our Pick

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Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise vs. Market Pantry Real Mayonnaise

Similarity Score: 75%

The store brand had a spongy consistency compared to the name brand's creamy texture. The store brand also lacked the desired vinegar taste of mayonnaise, therefore, testers decided they would stick with Hellmann's. Buy Our Pick

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Quaker Instant Oatmeal Apples & Cinnamon vs. Market Pantry Apples & Cinnamon Instant Oatmeal

Similarity Score: 67%

The Quaker brand triumphs in the battle of taste between the Market Pantry offering. The name brand has a stronger flavor and smell of apple's and cinnamon compared to Market Pantry while retaining a thicker consistency. Buy Our Pick

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Chewy Chips Ahoy vs. Market Pantry Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Similarity Score: 66%

The store brand did not hold up to the name brand due to its crumbling texture, artificial taste and lack of resealable packaging. Testers agreed they would stick with the name brand in this case. Buy Our Pick

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Planters Cashews Halves & Pieces vs. Market Pantry Cashew Halves & Pieces

Similarity Score: 61%

Testers noticed that the store brand cashews lacked flavor and left a strange aftertaste. We recommend sticking with the name brand as it has much more flavor and a true cashew taste. Buy Our Pick

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