The dollar store is probably the last place you would think to look for real food, but I recently took a trip to see what they had to offer and I was honestly surprised. Hidden in-between the rows of sugary processed foods were a few staple items that you might be interested to know about.
Before I get to the list, I want to say not everything from the dollar store is a good deal. A few of these items are actually cheaper elsewhere so always check the size and quantity to make sure you’re paying a good price.
21 Real Food Items at the Dollar Store
Bottled Water (6-pack)
100% Fruit Juice Boxes (6-pack)
Frozen Fruit & Vegetables
Tea Bags (black, green & herbal)
Seasonings (dried herbs, salt, pepper, garlic powder, etc.)
Chicken and Beef Broth
Jarred Specialty Items (olives, garlic, peppers, etc.)
Flour – 2 lb
Cornmeal – 2 lb
Sugar – 1 lb
Dried Beans (black, pinto, cranberry)
Brown or White Long Grain Rice
Obviously, you shouldn’t be basing your entire diet around the dollar store, but if you’re in a pinch or don’t have any other stores available to you then it’s good to know they have some options!
Do you buy any of your food items from the dollar store? I’d love to know!
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