The Best Type Of Food To Stock Up On At Dollar Tree

After 35 years, Dollar Tree finally gave into the times, raising prices on most items to $1.25. According to CNN, many shoppers weren't happy with this price increase. Beauty Influencer Leniza Costa said, "I wish they wouldn't have done that because most of their shoppers are people who are not getting paid a lot of money. This is the worst time to increase the price, when everything else is so much."

Dollar Tree only increased prices in a fraction of its 8,700 stores, and according to a spokesperson for the company, the impact wasn't as negative as you may think. "We have had a very positive response from the overwhelming majority of our customers around the $1.25 price point and the extreme value and broader product selection it has enabled, especially in these inflationary times," the spokesperson said in an email to CNN.

Whether Dollar Tree is selling products for $1 or $1.25, you've probably wondered at least once if the low prices are actually a better deal in the long run. The answer depends on the type of product you're asking about. You might also want to learn about dangerous dollar store purchases.

It's a candy land

When it comes to Dollar Tree, one type of food is always more affordable: candy. You can stock up on candy at dollar stores for way less than you could at typical grocery stores. "Dollar stores have a variety of different candies for great prices, even if they aren't just $1 each," consumer analyst Julie Ramhold said to Go Banking Rates. "Because of the cheap cost, you can easily stock up on a variety of kinds to make goodie bags for parties, create a candy board or anything in between."

According to Fun Cheap Or Free, dollar stores can be more affordable for many reasons. It could be because the offered product is damaged or not as fresh, or because a company had overstock items. Most of the time, though, it's because they operate on slimmer margins than traditional grocery stores, as they pay much lower rent and have fewer staff members.

So the next time you want to stock up on sweet treats Dollar Tree might be worth considering. Of course, you could always make your own candy with a homemade peanut butter brittle recipe.