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News, reviews, analysis and discussion related to all things food, eating, dining and drinking in the City of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota and surrounding communities.

News, reviews, analysis and discussion related to all things food, eating, dining and drinking in the City of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota and surrounding communities.

Analysis: The worst food item available for purchase in Inver Grove Heights

The World Health Organization recommends limiting and/or avoiding processed meats like hot dogs, bacon and deli meat, as well as red meat. Our winner of the worst food available for purchase in IGH award falls under this category but that's not why it's a winner. Read what that food is, where you can get it and why it earned this distinction below.
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Analysis: The worst food item available for purchase in Inver Grove Heights


There are some pretty good places to eat in Inver Grove Heights, many of which are highlighted in this list of the top 10 most popular articles on Eat IGH, and in this article about 5 foods every IGH resident must try.

There are also, however, some foods we hope no one ever has to buy or eat available in Inver Grove Heights.

According to the World Health Organization, it would seem that any type of red meat or processed meat is going to cause cancer, which would make it a contender for worst food item available for purchase in Inver Grove Heights. That would mean those hot dogs, bacon and deli meat available at stores like Cub Foods, Target, Aldi and even Holiday or SuperAmerica, would qualify for the title of worst foods in Inver Grove Heights. But, let’s be honest here, sometimes there is nothing better than a nice juicy grilled hot dog, and who doesn’t love the free bacon from B52 Burgers and Brew on Tuesday nights? And, instead of buying that chemical-filled processed deli meat from the mediocre IGH Cub Foods deli, head over to Hometown Meats and pick up some Boar’s Head deli meat- simply the best deli meat available today. We recommend the Tavern Ham and Oven Gold Turkey.

The Dollar Tree $1 Ribeye Steak

The Dollar Tree $1 Ribeye Steak

We’re not going to let the WHO scare us into not eating meat. But, we are going to proceed with  caution with one item available in Inver Grove Heights. It’s cheap, and it’s meat (we think), but if it’s only $1, is it worth it? What is it? The worst food item available for purchase in Inver Grove Heights is:

The Dollar Tree $1 Ribeye Steak

Officially called the Stampede Boneless Beef Ribeye Steak, this frozen food item comes tenderized with Bromelain and enhanced with up to a 30% solution, which gives the 3.75 ounce steak 570mg of sodium, or 24 percent of your daily recommended sodium intake. But hey, it comes “rubbed with seasoning” so it has that going.

In this report breaking down The Dollar Tree Ribeye Steaks, a news anchor tried the piece of meat live on the air. It didn’t go well. Others in that same video cut it up and used it in fajitas. On a YouTube video (video below) by Jay Gironimi titled The pros and cons of the Dollar Tree Steak, it was described as “terrible.” However, one brave woman had this to say in the comment section of this Dollar Tree $1 Ribeye  Steak Review:

“At age 64, I don’t eat much at any one sitting. This steak is just the right size for me. Yes, it is thin, yes, there isn’t much of it, but it’s plenty for me since I have a vegetable and a starch (usually potato) with it. If you found it ”rubbery” and a bit tough, then you over-cooked it. Once my skillet is hot, I give it about a minute on each side. Perfect. Oh, and I thaw it out first. My thanks to Dollar Tree. (Their pork loin chop, though thin, is pretty good, too.)”

Overall, the Dollar Tree on Cahill is a decent place to get some shopping done. Where else can you get cards for $1 and inexpensive supplies such as pens, notepads, various household supplies, toys and crafts for $1? It sure beats going to Walgreens to buy cards for $6 and then having to stand in a line 10-people deep because an 84-year-old woman is holding up the line because her .25 cent coupon for Bayer aspirin expired two months ago and she’s upset she can’t use it.

But when it comes to grocery shopping and buying and eating steak, we recommend avoiding the Dollar Tree $1 Ribeye Steak – which has earned the title of the worst food item available for purchase in Inver Grove Heights.

Video: The pros and cons of the Dollar Tree $1 ribeye steak

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