Why You Might Want To Skip Out On Dollar Tree Cookies

For cookie lovers, even a bad cookie is still a pretty good cookie. Throw a good deal in there with the price being only $1, and it can be hard to pass up. Especially at the Dollar Tree, where you can usually find your favorite name-brand cookies like Oreos, but there are some other more off-brand types floating around in the mix. While Dollar Tree isn't necessarily a grocery store, you can get many grocery items there.

Since fresh food isn't really their aim, the quality can sometimes be lacking, especially when it comes to lesser-known brands. As Trae Bodge of TrueTrae told Kiplinger, "With perishable and packaged foods (including candy and drinks), freshness and quality can be questionable, so I would proceed with caution."

Additionally, some brands make packages specifically for Dollar Tree, so the bags might be smaller than what you'd find in the grocery store, says Family Handyman. This makes the package less of a good deal since it might amount to more money by weight than you'd find at a grocery store, especially if the grocery store has sales or coupons.

Quality and taste might be lacking

As tempting as it might be, you might want to skip some of the cookies at Dollar Tree. On the Dollar Tree website, several different types of cookies have three stars or less. In fact, some, like the Oven Baked Fudge Covered Graham Rounds, have more one-star reviews than five-star reviews.

A common complaint about many of the lowest-rated cookies is a chemical taste, and it is not hard to see why. For example, a quick peek at the ingredients list of Baker's Select Blondie Snack Bites, another lower-rated cookie on the Dollar Tree website, shows a laundry list of additives, preservatives, and artificial flavors.

Sometimes cookies for a dollar or so aren't even worth that much, so a safer bet is to stick to brands you know and like, even if it means coughing up a few more quarters at the regular grocery store.