Wal Mart Great value Extra Raisin Bran Cereal

Wal-Mart Great Value Extra Raisin Bran Cereal

For several weeks I couldn’t find my favorite cereal on the shelves of my local Wal-Mart. I nearly panicked, worrying that Wal-Mart had discontinued their Great Value Extra Raisin Bran Cereal.

Indeed, the cereal had been pulled from the shelves, but to my great relief I later found it in new packaging. This made me worry again, confronted by the question why did they change the packaging?

Rarely is a food product with extra ingredients worthy of the title. Great Value Extra Raisin Bran is an exception. Actually, it’s a very accurate description. Once I read the box, I realized that Wal-Mart changed the packaging to better reflect the quality of their product. They didn’t change the cereal, however, and that made me very happy.

I feel a little guilty promoting Wal-Mart because the mega-company is poised to rule the universe. Wal-Mart needs competition and I try to shop at other stores whenever possible. With that said, I must give Wal-Mart props for this cereal because it’s one of the few generic brands that’s cheaper AND higher quality than the name brands.

I hate buying raisin bran made by Kellogg’s and Post because they skimp on the raisins. Before I discovered Great Value Extra Raisin Bran, I was forced to add raisins. Sometimes, I would just buy plain bran flakes and add all the raisins.

Great Value Extra Raisin Bran is packed with raisins. Sometimes when I dip my spoon in and deliver a big scrumptious bite, I get hit by raisin overload and spit a few back out. This is impressive considering that I once consumed so much raisin bran that my mother warned me that I might turn into a raisin. The raisin-to-bran ratio is ridiculous and I feel that I get more than my money’s worth.

Shake the box before opening it because most of the raisins settle to the bottom. If you forget to shake it, your first bowl will be mostly flakes and your last bowl will be mostly raisins. Shake it for about thirty seconds to evenly distribute the contents.

I feel like a big dork when I shout my love for raisin bran from the rooftops. But this is a great product and it deserves more praise. If you’re a raisin bran fan like me, you can’t go wrong buying Wal-Mart’s Great Value Extra Raisin Bran Cereal.


  1. Great Value: Extra Raisin Bran Cereal, 20 Oz – Walmart.com
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  3. Great Value Extra Raisin Raisin Bran Cereal, 25.5 oz – Walmart.com

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