Did it and am home alive

@sallypup (58362)
Centralia, Washington
April 15, 2024 1:53pm CST
I put in 35 minutes exercising in the water. Then the big test for the day: I went to the Dollar General. That store is a sugar and processed foods emporium. Dollar General also has one section way up in front that has fresh food. I bought two avocados, a half pound of fresh mushrooms. I also found a dozen eggs- about fifty cents less than in my usual store for the eggs. The cat litter that I bought weighed fourteen pounds and cost about the same as the usual twenty pounds. I also found a can of black beans at a decent price. The toothpaste that hubby needed? Gulp. $3.50 for 6 ounces. Insane. He needs it so I bought two. I just had a lunch sandwich of hummus and avocado. Tasty. The avocado was ripe. I'm grateful the Dollar General has a section of fresh food.
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@kaylachan (59063)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
15 Apr
I'm glad you found what you were looking for.
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@sallypup (58362)
• Centralia, Washington
15 Apr
@kaylachan Thanks. I laughed when I saw a bag of Bisquick. That made me think of my Mom.
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@kaylachan (59063)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
15 Apr
@sallypup Yeah, kind of funny.
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@sallypup (58362)
• Centralia, Washington
15 Apr
@kaylachan Mom always had a snack ready when we visited.
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@AmbiePam (86045)
• United States
15 Apr
Our Dollar General does not have any fresh food, darn it. If it did, I would make the two minute walk to ours way more often. I’m glad to hear yours had something worthwhile though!
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@sallypup (58362)
• Centralia, Washington
15 Apr
@AmbiePam Save your money. Its a pricey store.
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@GardenGerty (157917)
• United States
15 Apr
I occasionally buy fresh food there. I try to NOT buy goodies, though.
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@sallypup (58362)
• Centralia, Washington
15 Apr
@GardenGerty There wasn't a very big selection of fresh food but it was good to see something not processed.
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@snowy22315 (171349)
• United States
15 Apr
You are lucky! Our's doesn't have that. You could count on one hand the healthy foods that they have. Although once in awhile they have something I didn't think they would.
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@sallypup (58362)
• Centralia, Washington
15 Apr
@snowy22315 I think the Dollar General does the natural food thing cause its a 'food desert' otherwise. The section is pretty hidden,
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@rebelann (111462)
• El Paso, Texas
16 Apr
Good workout. Don't you also have a farmers market close by where veggies and stuff is a little cheaper? I tried to find the one I've been told is close to where I live but it's alluded me
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@rebelann (111462)
• El Paso, Texas
16 Apr
Thanks I was told that the farmers market around here is in some open area where each farmer sets up a tent or something with his veggies or fruits .......l. considering how hot and dry it gets here I'd think most of those farmers were selling pecans, corn or cotton unless they grow stuff in a greenhouse. Boy how I wish I had a greenhouse, but I've read how expensive that can be given the high prices for water out this way
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@sallypup (58362)
• Centralia, Washington
16 Apr
@rebelann Folks sold melons from the backs of their pickups when I lived East side.
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@sallypup (58362)
• Centralia, Washington
16 Apr
@rebelann I'm sorry you can't find the store. My Farmer's Market doesn't open until next month and the vegies and fruit actually cost more than they do in the store. It is better, though cause I know where the food came from and its fresher.
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@wolfgirl569 (96555)
• Marion, Ohio
15 Apr
Good shopping trip
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@jstory07 (135198)
• Roseburg, Oregon
15 Apr
Our Dollar General has a good section of fresh foods to. They also added freezers and have lots of foods in the freezer sections.
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@sallypup (58362)
• Centralia, Washington
15 Apr
@jstory07 I skimmed the freezer section today and found tasty junk. I didn't buy anything from there. I did see bags of vegies but they were small and made to be used in a microwave. I don't have a microwave in my kitchen.
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@TheHorse (207531)
• Walnut Creek, California
16 Apr
I tend to avoid buying food products from any store with "Dollar" in its name.
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@sallypup (58362)
• Centralia, Washington
17 Apr
@TheHorse It was a social experiment for me.
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@TheHorse (207531)
• Walnut Creek, California
17 Apr
@sallypup LOL! Are you OK?
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@sallypup (58362)
• Centralia, Washington
17 Apr
@TheHorse I am fine. I reinforced my idea that the American diet stinks.
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@just4him (308855)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Apr
I'm glad your Dollar General has fresh food. The one on the corner near me, doesn't. It's all junk food, heavily processed.
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@JESSY3236 (19056)
• United States
16 Apr
Ours doesn't fresh food. The closest one is up the road from where I live.
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@JudyEv (326873)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 Apr
Sounds like you did quite well with your purchases.
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@sallypup (58362)
• Centralia, Washington
16 Apr
@JudyEv You probably have what I call 'landmine stores' too. Tons more unhealthy edibles than healthy stuff.
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@Dena91 (15953)
• United States
16 Apr
I didn't know that Dollar General has fresh food section, the ones I go to here don't. Maybe they will sometime soon. Glad you found what you needed. It is a shame what things cost nowadays.
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@sallypup (58362)
• Centralia, Washington
16 Apr
@Dena91 The Dollar General that I went to today didn't have tons of fresh produce but I liked the effort. hope the one in your area gets some fresh stuff stocked.
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@MarieCoyle (29562)
17 Apr
As far as I know, none of the Dollar General stores anywhere around here have fresh foods. They do have a frozen section of foods and ice cream, etc. as well as milk, butter, lunchmeat, and so forth. They of course have a non perishable selection of foods, too. It's so hard to find bargains these days, you did the best you could.
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@sallypup (58362)
• Centralia, Washington
17 Apr
@MarieCoyle I am trying hard to reduce or not eat at all stuff like butter and lunchmeat. I need to gain some health before I get too much older. I saw the ice cream! Looked pretty tasty.
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@sallypup (58362)
• Centralia, Washington
17 Apr
@MarieCoyle I think the Dollar General is not a cheap place to buy food or other things. They just say they are.
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@MarieCoyle (29562)
17 Apr
@sallypup I don’t really see any food bargains at our local Dollar General. At least not as cheap as Aldi or Ruler.
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@grenery8 (3194)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
16 Apr
i am glad you could find everything there and under great price
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@LindaOHio (158927)
• United States
16 Apr
Sounds like you found what you were looking for. Have a good day.
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