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Buying food at the dolar store

Sandra Ribeiro

Do you think it's safe to buy food at the dollarama store?
Jan 15, 2016 @ 08:37 pm

25 Replies


Dollar store

I was kind of wondering the same thing
Jan 15, 2016 @ 08:45 pm

Food from dollarama

I have just candy etc.
Jan 15, 2016 @ 09:45 pm

Food from Dollarama

I usually just buy candy, chips etc but I was there one day and noticed a brand of rice that I would normally buy at the grocery store so I grabbed some. I tried it and it seemed to be perfectly fine, I'm still alive. Lol. Not sure if I would be willing to eat everything from there though.
Jan 15, 2016 @ 10:02 pm


I buy some food from there if it is brands I recognize.
Jan 15, 2016 @ 10:05 pm


I'd buy it if it's something I've seen before and it had a visible best before date on it. Otherwise, probably not.

Jan 15, 2016 @ 10:11 pm


I've only purchased like crackers or tea which were brands I've also seen at my regular grocery store.
Jan 15, 2016 @ 10:25 pm

I started buying grocery items at the Dollarama and Dollar Tree when I was a teenager. I moved out at sixteen, and money was tight while I finished high-school and was on social assistance. Mainly dried good, like noodles, crackers, chips, peanuts, so on.

Now, I frequently buy food from both stores, even though I'm definitely in a position where I don't rely on the low prices.

There are so many name brands at dollar stores now - Villagio bread, Prego pasta sauce, different kinds of sauces, pickles, hot peppers... all for well below regular price! I'm still kickin' it, so I'd say you're good! Just check the ingredients of anything you are unsure of...

Nine times out of ten, the cheap or knockoff brand has the exact same ingredient list as the more expensive, name brand. ;-)
Jan 15, 2016 @ 10:39 pm

Safe to Consume

Most definitely they are held to the same safety standards as any other grocery, confectionery or convenience store is. Each product has its own individual quality and safe handling and selling control protocols they change only with the type of product being sold not where the consumer purchases product unless maybe with stricter sanctions if the establishment also provides areas for consumption. So do yourself a favor and take the family on a mini vacation with the money you can save.
Jan 15, 2016 @ 11:17 pm


I can't see product not been safe, they still have to follow health and safety rules ( such as expiry dates) . I personally don't buy groceries there because it can sometimes cost more than the grocery store but I do buy chocolate bars and candies.
Jan 16, 2016 @ 06:54 am


I often buy pickles, crackers and bread there. Never had an issue :)
Jan 20, 2016 @ 08:23 am

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