What happened to Wal-Mart's Great Value Dark Roast?

by Lisa
( Newburgh, IN)

Wal-Mart's Great Value Dark Roast

Wal-Mart's Great Value Dark Roast


QUESTION:


I have purchased Great Value Dark Roast for 10+ years. It is a great tasting coffee at a great price. Recently, I have noticed that Wal-Mart has downsized their Great Value coffee offerings. Is the Dark Roast gone?

Lisa


ANSWER:

Lisa, hi

Honestly, I have no idea!

I do know that a lot of the low-cost coffees are changing. Mostly this means the quality has been suffering, as companies look for ways to keep selling the coffee at the really low prices people expect.

To name two, Maxwell House and Folgers are both getting a lot of complaints about the quality of their coffees recently.

I don’t know if this is true for Wal-Mart's Great Value Dark Roast. Have you noticed a fall in its quality?

Whether it’s about the quality or the price, maybe Wal Mart is finding they can no longer sell a half-decent coffee at the low price people want.

Or it could be a regional and/or distribution issue.

Hopefully other coffee lovers will read this and be able to share their own experiences of Wal-Mart's Great Value Dark Roast, and whether they’re also having trouble finding it on the shelves.

Thanks for the question!

Best wishes,

Nick

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Jul 29, 2017
Loved this Coffee
by: Mark Q

I cant believe it is gone. Hands down this was the best coffee on the market. I loved it better than the expensive brands. I would drive for miles to get this coffee. Walmart Please bring it back

Jul 25, 2017
I've seen disappointing changes
by: Ed

Last few times I noticed less & less of their usual coffee. Yesterday there was none left - I mean the coffee we are used to. No more "tins" of coffee & they have gone to bags. Worst of all the price per ounce is dramatically higher. They still have the 100% Columbian, but it's much higher per ounce & labeled "medium-Dark" instead of just "medium". Huge disappointment for me. IMO, Walmart had hands down the best coffee for the money (as Consumers Reports confirmed). I think they just shot themselves in the foot.

Jul 24, 2017
Thanks!
by: Lisa

Thanks for the help! I started buying the Columbian as a replacement. Surprisingly, the Dark Roast is really good!

Jul 23, 2017
Wal-mart's Coffee
by: Anonymous

Hey,
I recently had the same fear when shopping at wally world. Turns out the classic, dark, etc is still there, just in a very different label. Same size, same price, they have just added bright colors to the packaging. Go look again and take the Wal-Mart App to look by SKU so you know if they have it at that particular store or not.

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