The Ultimate Challenge: $1 Ribeye Steak from Dollar Tree

Dollar Tree, the epitome of simplicity in American retail. Unlike its counterparts, Family Dollar and Dollar General, Dollar Tree adheres to a strict “no item above a dollar” policy. Whether you need one item or a hundred and thirty-seven, the price remains consistent – one dollar per item. It’s a place where you can find everything from dish soap to dog toys at an unbeatable price. And if you’re feeling hungry, Dollar Tree has a deal that will surely catch your attention.

Introducing the Dollar Steak – a remarkable bargain that’s bound to make your wallet smile. But you better hurry in, because these supplies won’t last long. However, we can’t guarantee that the guy who put up the sign hasn’t already bought them all for himself.

Behold, the Stampede brand boneless beef ribeye steak, ready for your indulgence. It has been tenderized with the magic touch of bromelain, just like any fine piece of meat should be.

A Baffling Encounter

Our food correspondent, Eric Holet, delved into the realm of the $1 Ribeye firsthand. He encountered a surprise as he began thawing the steak. The bottom 60% of the steak, concealed by the packaging, turned out to be a block of ice. As he gingerly cut open the packaging, the steak threatened to split in two. Handling this steak required delicacy reminiscent of the Japanese Kobe beef – meat tenderized by human hands over years, and cooked only by women due to their believed precision and care. However, the similarity ended there. While the most sought-after Kobe steak in Japan may demand a whopping $600, it would take 600 of these Dollar Tree Ribeyes to measure up. With that many, you could theoretically recreate the mule from which these steaks originated.

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A Transparent Culinary Experience

The appearance of this budget steak left much to be desired. It appeared to be meat, albeit semi-transparent and malnourished. The initial plan was to sear the steak and then bake it, topped with coarse salt and a buttery glaze, a la Ruth’s Chris Steak House. However, it became evident that the steak would likely evaporate in the oven. A quick sear on each side was enough to achieve a browning effect, which, through faith alone, was deemed cooked. The petite, anorexic cut, barely three pennies tall, made one question the need for a steak knife.


The Taste Test

Now, the most crucial aspect – the taste. With the first bite came an unavoidable question: “What chemical is this?” The well-salted parts tasted passable, though it was the salt, not the meat itself. The steak, on the other hand, proved to be rubbery and bland, akin to tough tofu. It left an aftertaste that led one to believe the poor creature from which it came must have been incredibly sweaty. Surprisingly, there were no immediate physical repercussions following the consumption of this steak. No cramping, ulcers, explosive diarrhea, gas with oily discharge, hallucinations, menopause, or juvenile diabetes. Though a sound sleep was achieved, Dr. Nyquil lent a helping hand.

Is it true that you get what you pay for? In this case, certainly, but we predict that these perplexing Ribeyes may soon go on sale. So, hold off on rushing to Dollar Tree just yet.

Editor’s note: The responses to Eric’s review have been mixed, but we found this one particularly amusing. Thank you, bigsmellypenis!

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