If it were not for my husband we would not have very many snacks and junk food type products around the house, but he is forever buying sweets when we are doing our grocery shopping. Much of the time he is randomly buying snacks because he is an impulse buyer.
Orange Slices have long been a favorite candy in our home, and the Great Value Orange Slices sold at Walmart are an inexpensive way to get our “fix”. However, my husband likes the Great Value version of Orange Slices more than I do.
These look like other brands of orange slices, they are designed to look like a crescent shaped orange segment, covered in a very fine film of sugar. These are quite chewy, and taste a lot like gumballs or even Jelly Beans.
Initially, these have a good orange flavor, and the consistency is the same, but when I have finished eating a few of them I have an odd taste in my mouth. The first time this happened I thought that it might be due to the fact that I had eaten a spicy meal beforehand. However, I have tried eating the Great Value Orange Slices several times now, but every time I still have that same “off” taste left in my mouth. It lingers for quite a long time, and even gets stronger with time. I find it odd, but my husband does not experience any of this, so it may just be my body chemistry at work.
I can’t find any redeeming nutritional qualities to the Great Value Orange Slices, because the first ingredient is corn syrup and the second ingredient is sugar. These are about as sweet as it gets when it comes to eating a piece of candy. They do have citric acid added, which helps mimic the real orange flavor, as well as “natural flavor”, but I have no idea what that means. Just three pieces contain 130 calories, 0 grams of fat, 15 mg sodium, 33 grams of carbs, and 25 grams of sugar.
I sure wish these came in a reclosable type bag, but they don’t. It’s best to cut the top of the bag off with a pair of scissors or else the bag can easily tear when you attempt to open it. All of the Great Value products are guaranteed. In this case, the Great Value Orange Slices are guaranteed to be sweet and irresistible. If you are not happy, you can return the package for a full refund. They guarantee great quality and a great price.