Testing The Discount Chain’s Culinary, Ahem, Delights
Don’t hold this against me as a foodie blogger – after all, just a few days earlier I had a great dinner at a restaurant on the water in Newport Beach, CA – but on this day I had my lunch comprised entirely of food from the Dollar Tree.
Did you even know Dollar Tree sells food? There’s quite a bit of it, actually and at incredible prices. Not to be confused with the 99 Cent Store or Dollar General, at the Dollar Tree, every item in the store is 99 cents. I usually buy chips and crackers but they also have soups, spices and canned meats. Some even have freezers.
My lunch consisted of a loaf of four slices of wheat bread (fresh as you get from the grocery store), corn chips (which are larger, thicker and better tasting than Frito’s brand) and a frozen and breaded chicken breast patty.
I put the chicken patties in the toaster over to unfreeze them and finished them off in a frying pan. I seasoned them with some spices, cut up a tomato (not from Dollar Tree; the stores don’t have fresh produce) and put it on bread slices with mustard.
So how did it taste?
Frankly it was pretty good!
And no, I didn’t feel like vomiting, either. In fact, it kept me satisfied until I had a late dinner.
The total cost was less than $1. I ate one-and-a-half of the chicken pieces, a couple handfuls of the chips, four slices of bread, plus maybe 5 cents of a tomato plus a couple squeezes of mustard.
But this wasn’t about cost; it was about having something other than a standard sandwich for lunch and, frankly about experimenting for this blog.
If you’re asking if I’ll do it again, I will answer with an emphatic “yes.”