The Great Value Items You Should Avoid At Walmart

The reach and impact of the Walmart brand can't be underestimated. According to Business Insider, 90 percent of Americans have a Walmart outlet around 15 minutes from where they live. As per the company's official website, there are over 2.2 million Walmart staff members across the globe. Plus, as per estimates from January 2020, Walmart's total revenue for the fiscal year was a staggering $524 billion. The company has come a long way from the time it was first founded: it claims to be the biggest retailer on the planet and estimates that there are more than 265 million customers paying a visit to a Walmart store every week in 26 countries. Phew.

As a general store, Walmart pretty much hits the spot for your everyday needs. However, not everything is rosy. Despite being one of the biggest names in the business, the store has some items that aren't quite worth the money. For example, certain Great Value items might not have such a great value. Read on for more details. 

There are far too many unhealthy options

What's the one thing that Great Value products are not known for at Walmart? Answer: Their nutritional benefits! There is a bevy of unhealthy items from the brand that you're better off without. As reported by Eat This, Not That!, one of the worst offenders on this list is Great Value Creamy Speculoos Cookie Butter. What's on offer? Brace yourself. One serving contains 210 calories, 12 grams of sugar, 14 grams of fat, no fiber, and just 1 measly gram of protein. Not worth the trouble when you can pick a healthier peanut butter instead.

Need another example? Consider the Great Value Pink Snowballs Snack Cakes. Nutritionally, these calorie bombs are nothing to write home about. You're looking at 210 calories, 5 grams of fat (half of which is saturated), 2 grams of protein, and 24 grams of sugar in just one Snowball. No, thank you. You also should also just say no to Great Value Frosted Toaster Pastries. Take the Cookies and Cream flavor, for example. As delicious as they sound, the pastries are a nasty combination of high fructose corn syrup and sugar. One serving has 400 calories, 10 grams of fat, 39 grams of sugar, 440 milligrams of sodium, and only 4 grams of protein. Savory options might not save you, either. A Great Value Parma Melt Breakfast Sandwich packs 540 calories, 27 grams of fat, and a whopping 1,190 milligrams of sodium. We rest our case.