Not many people choose dollar stores for buying their groceries, so products like dairy and protein sources might not be as fresh as you may think. Some products don’t get replaced as often as in the supermarkets.
“The turnover is really good on fresh food” at grocery stores, says Shelton. “It has a longer shelf life and is going to be a higher quality brand you can trust.”
However, if you have to buy some of the products I’ve mentioned before, make sure to check the expiration date before heading to the register.