What does a dollar buy these days?
March 4, 2006 11:40 PM Subscribe
"If ever a company needed a marketing department, it's New Choice, whose Original Flavor Round Crackers take the cake for stating the obvious.
Points should be awarded for attempts to woo health-conscious consumers with facts about added DHA ("prevents heart attack, enhances eye sight"), but there's no two ways to look at Round Crackers: It's a badly executed Ritz rip-off." So sayeth the wits at the Onion A.V. Club
, who scour the nation's dollar stores for food products to evaluate in their sporadic feature "Dining for a Dollar
." Round crackers too boring? You might prefer Freakin' Nuts
(tagline: Is it a chip? Is it a nut? Yes!), Thick Mints
, or maybe just a handful of Balls
. Their annual Cheap Toy Roundup
is just as good; last year's
featured products such as Preeminent Car ($1), Stretchy Body Bits ($1.19), and a DVD titled Clothes That Went to a Party
($2). Perhaps the all-time best, though, is the Mini Wooden Furniture: Table
: a "plain, unadorned wooden table." ($1)
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