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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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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