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Dollar Store food! Had some SURPRISINGLY good food from $ store!

Main Line Tracey | Apr 27, 201405:45 PM     36

I was reading another thread about smoked oysters. I really wanted to try them but didn't want to waste money on something that I ended up hating. I remembered seeing them at my local dollar store, where everything costs $1, so I went to get some. I found my smoked oysters and also picked up some sardines in broth. Then I decided to explore. WOW! I found some interesting food!

I bought (frozen) mini eclairs, a shrimp egg roll, a Jamaican beef patty and a Jamaican chicken patty, a bbq pork bun, & apricot preserves.

The verdict:
-Smoked oysters were a national seafood brand and were rich and smoky. I enjoyed them on saltines with butter. Would definitely buy again!
-Sardines in broth weren't to my taste, but were also a national seafood brand.
-Eclairs were a hit with me and the whole family! Not the top that I've ever had, but comparable to ones I've had from Costco.
-Shrimp egg roll was a typical American style egg roll. But pretty tasty for only $1!
-Haven't tried the Jamaican beef & chicken patties, the bbq pork bun, or the apricot preserves yet. I was impressed that the preserves only used sugar (no high fructose) and that the other foods didn't have many money saving, artificial ingredients.

With all of the other food that I saw there, I would seriously be able to cater a party from only the dollar store! (Plus the liquor store too, of course) Any one else had any finds from the dollar store?

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