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The Worst Walmart Foods of 2020

Steer clear of these unhealthy new options.
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Walmart is the ultimate "one-stop shopping" chain, so it's no surprise that many of us do our grocery shopping there. The low prices and wide selection of foods certainly don't hurt, either. This year, Walmart made some additions to its grocery department—some healthy and some… not so healthy. These new foods may sound delicious, but the nutrition facts show that they're just not worth it, especially when there are so many healthier options out there.

And for more, don't miss these 15 Classic American Desserts That Deserve a Comeback.

1

Krispy Kreme Mini Crullers

box of krispy kreme mini crullers

Per 2 original glazed mini crullers (57 g): 250 calories, 15 g fat (6 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 220 mg sodium, 28 g carbs (0 g fiber, 18 g sugar), 2 g protein

We love Krispy Kreme as much as the next person, but having these mini crullers in the house is just way too tempting. Just two add up to 250 calories, and they're not filling, so it'll be tough to not reach for another (or three).

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2

Krispy Kreme Donut Bites

Krispy kreme doughnut bites
Courtesy of Krispy Kreme
PER ORIGINAL GLAZED POUCH (45 G): 210 calories, 14 g fat (6 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 200 mg sodium, 20 g carbs (0 g fiber, 12 g sugar), 2 g protein

Like the crullers, these Krispy Kreme donut bites are full of empty calories. Every breakfast and snack food should be filling, but if you opt for donut bites, you'll be hungry an hour later.

3

Post Hostess Twinkie Breakfast Cereal

hostess twinkies cereal
Photo courtesy Post Consumer Brands
PER 1 CUP (39 G): 180 calories, 7 g fat (6 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 135 mg sodium, 29 g carbs (0 g fiber, 16 g sugar), 1 g protein

Twinkies aren't exactly known for their health benefits, but some experts say that the Hostess Twinkie Cereal is even unhealthier than the snack that inspired it. If you start your day with a bowl of this cereal, you'll have already consumed 30% of the daily recommendation for saturated fats and 32% of the daily recommendation for sugar. Who wants to start the day off like that?

4

Chocolate Pretzel Pop-Tarts

poptarts pretzel chocolate

PER 2 PASTRIES (96 G): 390 calories, 14 g fat (4.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 560 mg sodium, 64 g carbs (1 g fiber, 27 g sugar), 4 g protein

If you eat just two Chocolate Pretzel Pop-Tarts, you'll have already consumed more sugar than a woman should eat in a full day.

5

Cheetos Flamin' Hot Pepper Puffs

cheetos flamin hot pepper puffs

PER 24 pieces (28 g): 170 calories, 11 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 310 mg sodium, 14 g carbs (<1 g fiber, 0 g sugar), 1 g protein

Sixty-two percent of the calories in these Cheetos are from fat, which is definitely not worth it for a snack food. Instead, try to eat healthy fats like peanut butter, avocados, olive oil, and fatty fish.

6

Pepsi with a Splash of Pineapple

box of pineapple pepsi cans

PER 12 fl oz (360 mL): 150 calories, 0 g fat, 95 mg sodium, 41 g carbs (0 g fiber, 41 g sugar), 0 g protein

Just one can of this new Pepsi drink contains nearly double the amount of sugar you should be consuming each day.

7

Dunkaroos Cookie Dough

dunkaroos sugar cookie dough
@Dunkaroos/Twitter
PER COOKIE (41 g): 170 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 100 mg sodium, 26 g carbs (0 g fiber, 17 g sugar), <1 g protein

After you make a batch of cookies, let's be real—you'll want to eat more than just one while they're fresh out of the oven. It's all well and good until you experience that sugar crash a few hours later because this dough is packed with sugar.

8

Kit Kat Mint Dark Chocolate

kit kat mint dark chocolate

Per package (42 g): 210 calories, 12 g fat (8 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 25 mg sodium, 27 g carbs (1 g fiber, 19 g sugar), 2 g protein

Just one bar is loaded with saturated fat—more than 1/3 of the amount that you should be consuming per day. Furthermore, each bar contains 19 grams of sugar, which is nearly your entire day's worth.

9

Great Value Unicorn Sparkle Ice Cream

great value unicorn sparkle ice cream

PER 2/3 CUP: 190 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 65 mg sodium, 25 g carbs (0 g fiber, 22 g sugar), 3 g protein

Between the saturated fat and the sky-high sugar levels, unicorn ice cream is one trend to skip.

10

Famous Dave's Cornbread Mix

famous daves cornbread mix

PER 35 g prepared: 170 calories, 4.5 g fat (2 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 240 mg sodium, 33 g carbs (1 g fiber, 17 g sugar), 2 g protein

Cornbread is undeniably delicious—and notoriously unhealthy. Although the calorie count isn't high, that's definitely not the only thing we should be paying attention to when reading nutrition facts. Even though it's not a dessert, this cornbread mix is full of sugar.

11

Duncan Hines Mermaid Cake Cup Vanilla Cake Mix with Sprinkles

duncan hines mermaid cake cup

PER CONTAINER (61 g): 260 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 370 mg sodium, 45 g carbs (<1 g fiber, 25 g sugar), 3 g protein

The Mermaid Cake Cups come in a four-pack, and just one container contains an entire day's worth of sugar.

12

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit Mix

red lobster biscuit mix

PER 1/3 cup mix (32 g): 150 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 400 mg sodium, 19 g carbs (0 g fiber, <1 g sugar), 2 g protein

These biscuits may not be high in calories, but they are high in sodium. Eating too much sodium is unhealthy in itself, and some studies have suggested that salty foods make you hungrier.

13

Ghiradelli Dark Melting Wafers

bag of ghirardelli dark chocolate melting wafers

PER 13 wafers (30 g): 160 calories, 10 g fat (9 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 15 mg sodium, 17 g carbs (0 g fiber, 15 g sugar), 1 g protein

If you eat just one serving of these wafers, you'll have already consumed more than a third of the daily recommended saturated fat allowance. And that's not including whatever you dip into the chocolate.

14

Hormel Chili No Beans

can of hormel chili no beans

Per serving (236 g): 260 calories, 14 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 990 mg sodium, 19 g carbs (3 g fiber, 4 g sugar), 15 g protein

As with many other foods on this list, it's not about the calories. Hormel's Chili No Beans is packed with saturated fat and sodium.

15

Monster Loca Moca Java Coffee and Energy Drink

can of monster java energy drink

Per serving (240 mL): 120 calories, 1.5 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 240 mg sodium, 17 g carbs (0 g fiber, 19 g sugar), 5 g protein

This energy drink contains a massive amount of sugar—nearly the entire daily recommendation if you drink the whole can, which is technically two servings. Who wants to waste their sugar fix on one drink? We'd definitely rather save it for a sweet treat later in the day.

16

Campbell's Chunky New England Clam Chowder

can of campbells chunky new england clam chowder

PER serving: 180 calories, 10 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 790 mg sodium, 16 g carbs (2 g fiber, <1 g sugar), 6 g protein

Campbell's Soup is notorious for being high in sodium, and the clam chowder is no exception. It contains 33% of the daily recommendation for sodium.

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Caitlin Flynn
Caitlin Flynn is an award-winning writer and reporter who experienced early age corporate burnout in 2015 and traded New York City for the misty air and superior coffee of Seattle. Read more