Walmart is known for its "rollback" prices, which is what makes it a popular place for a lot of people to do their grocery shopping. Not to mention, the store carries just about everything under the sun, so it's that much easier for busy families to get in and get out with everything they need. However, there are some things you shouldn't get at Walmart! See what they are, and why you should take an extra trip to a different store!
Believe it or not, Walmart is actually one of the most expensive places to get your organic fruits and veggies. According to several studies done over the past decade, Walmart consistently comes in last place for both pricing and freshness. A better place to get higher quality and cheaper organic produce is Trader Joe's.
There's just nothing quite like real maple syrup. The imitation corn syrup will do in a pinch, and it is definitely a cheaper option, but sometimes you just need the real deal. If you're craving that authentic maple syrup, you might want to skip Walmart! Not only is the quality not very good, but it's almost twice as expensive as most places.
Sure, by nature, organic milk is always going to be pricier than regular milk, due to the fact that farmers feed the cows non-GMO foods, and only milk them during times that are naturally occurring. However, the price doesn't seem to fit at Walmart. It's even more expensive at Walmart than at WholeFoods - which says a lot.
When purchasing shrimp, it's important to take note of the country of origin. If your shrimp comes from Thailand, there are some human rights violations to consider if you want to purchase your shrimp in good conscience! In Thailand, a majority of the shrimp produced uses child labor and slave labor. Also, buying shrimp at chain stores can cause sickness. One study showed that 60% of chain store shrimp contained bacteria.
Not only is the ground beef found at Walmart not the best deal you can find, but the quality of beef also varies wildly. Aldi routinely beats Walmart in price per pound of ground beef. Also, there have been several recalls from major suppliers of beef to Walmart. The most recent recall was in 2018, for 6.5 million pounds of ground beef.