Sadie had saved up her allowance for three weeks and wanted to go to Family Dollar to get a My Little Pony (their selection is way better than Wal-Mart's). I needed to go grocery shopping and happened to have my list on me, so I thought, why not buy some stuff I need here? So I bought what I could, and I actually found, in some cases, better prices there than at Wal-Mart, which was pleasant.
I needed a pound of baker's chocolate to make some chocolate toffee cookies, and to my surprise, they actually had baker's chocolate there!
So I brought it home and unwrapped the individual ounces so I could get to melting them down for my cookies, and.....
I was nervous to cook with these. But then I thought, "This isn't fresh produce. It's chocolate. And I'm melting it. Dare I try??"
Again, my fear of food poisoning was really causing me stress. And I didn't feel like packing up the kids and taking it back to the store. Plus, would they take back unwrapped chocolate?? Who knows; I think not.
So I just gritted my teeth and made the cookies.
And they turned out fine.
Maybe Family Dollar gets a special deal from the Baker's Chocolate company - they get a discount for buying the ugly batches??