Best Great Value Foods to Buy at Walmart

Let me start by saying this is not branded content—we just honestly like Great Value brand products. Say what you will about Walmart, but judging by taste and cost alone, their store-brand foods are just plain good. 

Many of Walmart’s Great Value foods have appeared on our rankings. If I listed all the Great Value foods we’ve ever included, this would be an impossibly long list. And I respect your time too much—you have things to do, like go grocery shopping at Walmart. So, this is a list of all the Great Value products that have appeared within the top three—the ones that really rose above the rest. The ones we go to Walmart specifically to buy. 

Without further ado (because, I know, you are very, very busy) here are the best Great Value foods to buy at Walmart. Seriously, this is not an ad.


Great Value Spicy Brown Mustard

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Great Value Spicy Brown Mustard

At just over a dollar, this versatile condiment (which took the top spot in our spicy brown mustard taste test) is a must-purchase Walmart item. “It is so perfectly spicy while maintaining a great classic mustard flavor,” wrote Sporked senior staff writer Jordan Myrick in their review. It’s great on a sandwich, great on a hot dog, great on your fingers. 

Read the full best spicy brown mustard ranking

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Rating:

10/10

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Great Value Butter Flavor Jumbo Biscuits

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Great Value Butter Flavor Jumbo Biscuits

Great Value isn’t afraid of a little indulgence. So, trust the label when it says “butter flavor.” These big biscuits are buttery without being greasy and they are so good they need no spreads or toppings. In fact, they were the only biscuits on our best biscuits list that Sporked contributor Danny Palumbo said he would eat plain. 

Read the full best store-bought biscuits ranking

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Rating:

10/10

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Great Value Savory Steak Sauce

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Great Value Savory Steak Sauce

This mouth-watering steak sauce came out ahead of every other steak sauce we tasted. “The flavors here are in line with most store-bought steak sauce, with notes like tomato puree, vinegar, spices, raisin puree, and orange puree, but it’s just so damn savory it took our number one spot,” Danny wrote in his review. Don’t stop with steak. Use this umami-filled sauce as a dip for fries or chicken nuggets, or pour it onto baked potatoes. 

Read the full best steak sauce ranking

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Rating:

9/10

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Great Value Orange Juice with Pulp

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Great Value Orange Juice with Pulp

Here’s another steal. You can get nearly half of a gallon of high-quality orange juice for just over three dollars. Not to be confused with their original OJ, which did not score high points in our orange juice taste test, Walmart’s pulpy OJ is just so good. “It falls on the sweeter end of the spectrum but has some nice orange zest notes and almost a tinge of grapefruit on the finish,” Sporked editor-in-chief Justine Sterling wrote in her review. 

Read the full best orange juice ranking

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Rating:

9/10

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Great Value Salsa Con Queso Cheese Dip

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Great Value Salsa Con Queso Cheese Dip

This cheesy dip is thick and creamy with chunks of pepper for an added kick. It’s classic party queso. “I would happily serve this at a party to guests I like and respect,” Jordan wrote in their review. “I would also pour this over a burrito and eat it with a knife and fork.” They even recommended mixing it with noodles for instant mac n’ cheese. It’s so much more than a dip and it’s so cheap!

Read the full best store-bought queso ranking

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Rating:

9.5/10

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Great Value Bite Size Tortilla Chips

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Great Value Bite Size Tortilla Chips

For under two dollars you can have one of the top three best tortilla chips we tasted. “They are perfectly salted bites of crunchy goodness,” Jordan wrote in their review, praising the brand for not being afraid to season their dang chips. We also liked the circular shape, which is easier to fit into jars of dip—like Great Value Salsa Con Queso! 

Read the full best tortilla chips ranking

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Rating:

9.5/10

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Great Value Spicy Brown Mustard

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Great Value Dijon Mustard

We ranked this mustard second, just under the fancy Maille Dijon mustard. “While nothing can quite live up to Maille, Great Value comes surprisingly close,” Jordan wrote in their review. “It’s sharp and vinegary and smooth.” It’s also much, much cheaper than Maille.

Read the full best Dijon mustard ranking

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Rating:

9.5/10

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Great Value Lemon & Ginger Herbal Tea

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Great Value Lemon & Ginger Herbal Tea

Perfect hot or iced, this tea walks the balance between nasal-clearing ginger spice and mild twinge. “This is a tea that is gingery enough for a ginger lover and mild enough for people who can’t handle a ton of spice,” Jordan wrote in their review. Keep a box in the pantry for the next time your tummy is acting up or you feel a cold coming on. 

Read the full best ginger tea ranking

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Rating:

9.5/10

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Great Value Seasoned Black Beans

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Great Value Seasoned Black Beans

Here’s another well-seasoned Walmart product. “These beans come seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic, and cumin, so they’re ready to eat,” Danny wrote in his review. All you need to do is warm them up in a microwave and you have your side dish sorted for the evening. 

Read the full best black beans ranking

Credit: Paula Kunatee / Walmart

Rating:

8.5/10

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About the Author

Sporked Staff

The Sporked Staff tastes everything and anything. They are obsessive about groceries and finding the best of any type of food or drink, from frozen fried shrimp to Dijon mustard to gummy candy. And they're always on a hunt for the best new products. When they aren't eating professionally, they're eating recreationally. And often they're browsing grocery store aisles, just for fun.

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  • can you make a walmart list but no sauces, no drinks, no snacks. Like entree and lunch foods

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  • Why don’t walmart sale Orange dream delight ice cream anymore , it was great

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  • Great value Honey Graham Crunch are a better version of Golden Grahams. 1000%

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  • Great value lasagna is just as good as homemade lasanga

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    • My brother sa Sys it’s the best brought lasagna u can buy

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  • I started shopping at Walmart within the last few years because I don’t have a lot of options where I moved. Great Value and Marketside are generally really good. Their peanuts blow Planters out of the water. I don’t think there’s a bagged tortilla chip better than their cantina chips. Their muffins are top-tier, especially the blueberry and cranberry orange.

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  • Another great value item I love is their spinach thin crust pizza!

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  • U missed the frozen section!!! Veggie lasagna and shepherd’s pie!!

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  • I’m not sure if they are great value brand but Walmart makes some powdered cinnamon and sugar donuts and The. TEXTURE. is life

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    • I loved thie r Orange dream delight ice cream but now they don’t sale it anymore ,sad

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  • Yasss! You guys really do know what’s up. The great value brand is one of the most underrated brands of this decade. Their canned pumpkin is just WOW. It’s the best on the market. I’ve noticed their spices are a no go, but with everything else they usually take the W. Maybe pass this down to Rhett, but their canned beans are better than the name brand for sure- plump, whole, not over or under salted, quality beans! Last thing, Walmart takes the W again with produce. They have the best produce compared to the sad offerings of stores like Target, Safeway, Kroger stores (the WORST), and etc. So that’s my two cents (which would buy me a lot more at Walmart than the others 😉 )

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  • Could great value test the market with a diabetic friendly pizza with whole grain crust and no processed meat?

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  • The great value vanilla puddings are surprisingly delicious

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  • It’s kind of crazy that Wal-Mart puts more effort and quality into their products than name brands that want to charge a premium for… advertising, mostly.

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    • You do know that the NAME BRANDS make Great Value products, for example Kellogg’s makes the Great Value cereal..

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  • Thanks for the info 👍

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