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Organic Food at the Dollar Store!

Last post Sat, Oct 22 2011 3:56 PM by MichaelJS. 6 replies.
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  • Tue, Mar 22 2011 7:49 PM

    Organic Food at the Dollar Store!

    I stopped into a chain dollar store to pick up some Easter basket goodies and figured I'd walk through the grocery section thinking "I'm sure they don't have any organic food, but I'll look anyway."  Imagine my surprise when I found Swanson Organic Beef Broth for $1.50 for 32 ounces (I got all 6). 

    They also had vegetables and fruit - low and behold there were three decent heads of organic cauliflower for $1.25 each!  When I checked out, I mentioned to the cashier that I never expected to find organic food there.  She said they were trying something different and were going to wait and see how people reacted.  Sweet.  I'll be stopping in there more often!

    Susan in MI

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  • Tue, Mar 22 2011 11:36 PM In reply to

    Re: Organic Food at the Dollar Store!

    Awesome I picked some apples from them once and onions I miss my dollar store now we got dollar tree nice but the dollar store I went to had my crackers and shampoo guess I live with ot and use sauve.

  • Wed, Mar 23 2011 5:00 AM In reply to

    Re: Organic Food at the Dollar Store!

    Sweet deal! Our local dollar stores don't carry produce - major bummer. I have seen some in Southern, CA that do with actually really fresh produce. Lucky them! They are actual dollar stores too meaning everything is 1 dollar, no gimmicks. Does yours have a large produce selection?

    "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." ~Chinese Proverb~
  • Wed, Mar 23 2011 6:26 AM In reply to

    • Brandy
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    Re: Organic Food at the Dollar Store!

     That is a surprising find.

    Is anyone else finding such things?


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  • Wed, Mar 23 2011 9:45 AM In reply to

    • grame
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    Re: Organic Food at the Dollar Store!

     I get sea salt at our dollar store.  Dollar General carries our brand of coffee for about $3 less than the grocery stores.

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  • Wed, Mar 23 2011 9:57 PM In reply to

    Re: Organic Food at the Dollar Store!

     I purchase alot of my produce from my 99 cents store not all organic but cheaper

    16 oz bags of carrots (shredded, rounds, baby mini, or full size)


    DOLE Lettuce

    5 lbs of Potatoes white/ baby reds

    Mini Bell Peppers

    Hot Peppers 





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  • Sat, Oct 22 2011 3:56 PM In reply to

    Re: Organic Food at the Dollar Store!

     That IS an incredible deal!  I would gently urge just a touch of skepitcism; you could, for example, see if you can find out where the cauliflower was brought in from.  Presumably, at just $1.25 a head, they must have been produced in very large quantities, and not necessarily somewhere nearby.

    If a product is Certified USDA Organic, it should have a company and/or supplier name attached to it if you feel like it's worth looking into it a bit more...

    just my 2 cents--


    Michael @ www.noflournosugardiet.org
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