I Bought What At The Dollar Store Today??

Decorating By erc11 Updated 21 Jan 2009 , 3:33am by erc11

erc11 Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 7:51pm
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Scharffen Berger chocolate bars. That's right, $1 for Scharffen Berger chocolate bars. The young cashier looked at me like I was nuts as I forked over my money for 25 bars of chocolate (I would have bought more, but that was all the cash I had!).

These bars are normally $5-$6 where I live!! What the heck???

Can't say I am not happy though. May have to rustle up more cash to go buy more tomorrow! icon_biggrin.gif

26 replies
sweetcakes Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 9:01pm
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can you melt these to use for coating or molding?? or do you just like to eat it!!! icon_smile.gif

erc11 Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 9:28pm
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Well, they are excellent to eat, but i bought them to bake with and use for ganache etc.

ibmoser Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 9:44pm
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Wow - great buy! Which dollar store - Dollar Tree?

erc11 Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 9:47pm
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Dollarama. I am in Ontario so I assume that other Dollaramas would have them too! GO GO GO!

But not to the one near me... those bars are mine, all mine!!! icon_lol.gif

ibmoser Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 9:54pm
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We don't have Dollaramas in this part of the southern US icon_cry.gificon_cry.gif

erc11 Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 9:58pm
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Sorry!! icon_sad.gif

erc11 Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 10:02pm
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Sorry!! icon_sad.gif

Monkess Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 10:36pm
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That is a deal....but I am weary buying food stuffs at the $ store, to me it seems they carry leftover, stale beyond good food stuffs...but even I would be tempted to buy some of those! lol...

erc11 Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 10:39pm
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Yeah, I wondered about that too, but I had to eat a bar to see... icon_redface.gif It was perfect!

ceshell Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 6:39am
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I'm like Monkess, I don't like to buy anything that can expire at the dollar store, even toothpaste (gah, remember that counterfit toothpaste scare last year?) I just assume it's all spoiled goods. But I know that's not really true: lots of time they get overruns, or when a product is changing their packaging they ship all of the goods with the old pkging out to the $ store, even if the goods are brand new. I think you just have to be aware and buy cautiously. I would have done almost what Elissa did: I would have bought one, tested for freshness, and then if I was as lucky as you, cha-ching! I'm pretty impressed by your find. (jealous too)

JenniferMI Posted 18 Jan 2009 , 3:06pm
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I've never heard of those, but hey, LOVE a good bargain!!!!

Cool!!!

Jen icon_smile.gif

jammjenks Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 12:16am
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Check it out:

http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=m38&_nkw=Scharffen&_sacat=See-All-Categories

you could make a small fortune....

Why do all my thoughts turn into a way to make a profit? I must be crazy!

vickymacd Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 12:32am
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I personally don't buy food from any dollar store either, but a friend of mine who works at Macy's says all the food that they don't sell goes to the dollar stores as well.

pasteles73 Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 3:10am
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Dollarama in Ontario icon_biggrin.gif wohoo!! I'm getting some!!! I know stuff i've purchased at the Dollarama or 99cent store are fine. I just use it as soon as possible.

Thank you ERC11 for the info thumbs_up.gif

lomikesa Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 3:24am
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When I tell my DH I am going to my favorite store, he always says "the dollar store?", I get many bargains at the Dollar Tree store, I buy most of my party stuff there, paper plates, plastic cuttlery, pet food, cleaners (brand names too!) and candy.

Lomikesa

pastryjen Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 4:37am
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I'm going to check it out!

My new find at Dollerama that I love are reynold's tin foil sheets. Two sheets line my very large cookie sheets perfectly and it's $1 for 24 sheets. Not bad.

7yyrt Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 5:02am
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My hubby bought me a bunch of really bright, fluffy scarves from the dollar store that he out in my Christmas stocking. Every single time I've worn them, someone wants to know where I got them!

erc11 Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 11:48am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jammjenks

Check it out:

http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=m38&_nkw=Scharffen&_sacat=See-All-Categories

you could make a small fortune....

Why do all my thoughts turn into a way to make a profit? I must be crazy!




WHOA!! I should go back and buy more and sell em!

grama_j Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 12:25pm
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I shop the Dollar Tree all the time....... any of the food items have to have expiration dates on them..... just look at them as you would any other store......

7yyrt Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 5:33pm
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I buy food there as well, grama-j. Have for years. The clam chowder that's $2.49 in the 'regular' grocery is $1 there, with a 2 year expiration date on it.
After Christmas, Costco sent all of their unsold goodies to our local dollar store. Bought them for pennies on the dollar.

__Jamie__ Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 5:45pm
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I love love love one of the dollar stores in my town. I get mismatched little plates all the time that are perfect for displaying mini and 6" cakes on....a great place for finding those!

butterfly831915 Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 5:45pm
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I am the dollar tree queen out of my friends and family. Especially in scrapbooking supplies.... Hehe. I have even found on rare occasions wilton cake pans.

__Jamie__ Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 5:47pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 7yyrt

I buy food there as well, grama-j. Have for years. The clam chowder that's $2.49 in the 'regular' grocery is $1 there, with a 2 year expiration date on it.
After Christmas, Costco sent all of their unsold goodies to our local dollar store. Bought them for pennies on the dollar.




Mine actually had bottles of very fine tahitian vanilla crush extract the other day....for $1.00. Bottles were in perfect shape...the only possible thing I could imagine being wrong with them was they were exposed to heat....I'm gonna test it out later this week!

BitsnBites Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 1:10pm
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I went to my local Dollarama and I did find the chocolates, but only the EXTRA-dark. What can you use it on?

ceshell Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 11:38pm
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EVERYTHINGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!

LOL I love extra dark, I use 70% when I make ganache all the time. Also I have a chocolate cream pie recipe that uses bittersweet...and an amazing raspberry truffle brownie...any recipe that calls for bittersweet chocolate will benefit from your gourmet purchase.

erc11 Posted 21 Jan 2009 , 3:33am
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YES! Dark chocolate is extra wonderful in just about anything!!

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