Vegan finds at the Dollar Store!

June 15th, 2012 12:39 pm by Kelly Garbato

I plan on doing a Dollar Store post every time Vegan MoFo rolls around, but somehow I never find the time to make the trip. Or the store’s selection is poo that day. Or I lose my photos. Or they just flat out suck. Whatever, you get the idea. So fuck it! Let’s do a mini “vegan finds” post right here, right now!

 

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The Topsy Turvy Hot Pepper Planter! (AS SEEN ON TV!) I was so excited to see this that Shane had to physically restrain me from emptying the display. I don’t really care for hot peppers, but hopefully it’ll work well with tomatoes and strawberries. *crossing fingers*

And THEN I shall empty the display!

 

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West Soy Low Fat Soy Milk! Usually we drink non-fat West Soy – but at a buck a quart, low fat is good. Hell, I would settle for the full fat at that price! Besides, it’s soy milk; how much fat could there be?

And yes, we pretty much cleared the shelf. Vegan Doomsday Preppers over here!

 

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Striped Shortbread Cookies! We polished off the cookies before I thought to snap a pic, but our local Dollar Store has a pretty decent selection of vegan junk food, cookies included. The Striped Shortbread Cookies are my favorite, and the Fudge Graham ones are good too. (Pictured above is a banana soft serve dessert I made with my most recent score.)

Always bring your phone for on-the-spot ingredient checks!

 

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Ragu Pizza Sauce, for all the vegan pizzas you’re baking, photographing, and sending to me! I don’t think this is much more expensive in a big box store – the last time I checked, we paid maybe a buck nine in Walmart? – but hey, you may as well stock up while you’re here!

 

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Popcorn Dishes! So cute and retro! Right now I’m using it to collect lids for miscellaneous fsmas craft projects – but out they go come movie night. They also have some cute, single serve rectangular ones.

 

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All the adorable plates, bowls, placemats, and napkins I use in my wanna-be gourmet food photography! To be fair, not all of these dishes (which I was too lazy to unstack and rearrange for a more attractive photo – boo! hiss! boo!) are from the Dollar Store – some hail from Goodwill and Big Lots – but the majority of them are. Housewares is the first section I hit at each visit.

Note how some of my “finery” is protected with plastic and bubble wrap. Priorities!

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One Response to “Vegan finds at the Dollar Store!”

  1. LiseyDuck Says:

    We have one of those upside down things with a tomato plant in (it was labelled as a tomato planter btw) – it’s pretty new at the moment but ask me in a couple of months how it’s doing…

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