If you’re wanting to save money, you’d probably go with the store brand. And if you’re like most people, you’re probably in a Wal-Mart. The Great Value brand is Wal-Mart’s store brand. And yes. It’s a pretty great value. Most of the time.
Great Value Macaroni is really good. It tastes just like actual mac’n’cheese, but with more…value. Sometimes when I make it, I like to spice up my macaroni recipe by throwing some other stuff in it. Think about this: doesn’t mac and cheese with flaked red peppers, or barbecue brisket, or pulled pork sound great? Oh man. I’m going to have to go make some of this.
Great Value Brand Has a Major Problem
I did find one solitary issue that I have with Great Value brand…and that’s their mustard hole. No, that’s not a euphemism. Or if it is…I don’t know that it is.
But I’m totally NOT going to Google that.
The 8oz bottle of Great Value Yellow Mustard is great. I love mustard. Like, I put it on everything. Have you ever had a bacon sandwich with mustard? It’s freaking delicious.
But the hole in the lid of the mustard bottle sucks. It’s just a little bit too big, and it really screws with the ease of rationing out your yellow contents.
Sometimes I don’t want to get too much mustard on there. Ya know? It’s like: here’s a french fry with some mustard on it…OH CRAP. I GOT IT ALL OVER MY SHIRT.
Having a smaller hole in the lid of the mustard jar would make it far easier to regulate how much mustard ends up on your burger. The only downside to having a smaller hole would be if the customer were arthritic and had difficulty adding more pressure to the mustard jar.
Great Value Brand Moneymaker
I get it. You want to sell mustard. And your recipe isn’t quite on the level of Plochman’s mustard. But shit…you don’t have to be all like “HERE, GREEDY, TAKE ALL THE MUSTARD AT ONCE AND THEN PURCHASE MORE!!!”. Lighten up.
Anyway, I got a bit off track.
Great Value foods are a seriously great product that provide a delicious solution to your budget problems. Because they’re cheaper than national brands.