Dollarama Review: Jazzee

I bought this by accident. I thought I was buying Febreeze. I mean it looks a lot like Febreeze. But I ended up with Jazzee. Who named this thing anyways?

The good thing is, it works like Febreeze. Whatever I spray ends up smelling fresh (though it doesn’t have a strong a scent as actual Febreeze). It’s also half the price!

Still, Jazzee is a stupid name.

Dollarama Review: Reese SnackstersĀ 


Did you know these existed? I did not know these existed until I walked into Dollarama today. I bought them and instantly ate them. They taste like you are dipping sticks into melted Reese’s Buttercups, completely with a lumpy texture. My one criticism was that the stick to dip ratio was uneven and there could’ve been way more sticks!

Dollarama Reviews: Warhead Freezies

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I didn’t know Dollarama sold freezies, let alone Warhead flavoured ones! I couldn’t resist trying these out. They come in 4 flavours: watermelon, blue raspberry, apple and black cherry.

Of course they must be chilled a day before you actually eat them. My first reaction to the pops was “hey this isn’t too sour” but then after about 5 seconds you get the note of sour. I wouldn’t say it was “extreme”, it is just the right amount of sour to both tease your tastebuds and make them still edible.

Dollarama Review: Chalkboard Mug

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I found this adorable mug at Dollarama that has a mini chalkboard on it. For $2, it came with 2 white pieces of chalk that allowed me to write a message on my cup of joe.

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I liked the bright red of the mug, though the material seems a bit like it can easily be chipped. That’s okay, at least such a creative thing was inexpensive! Now I can wake myself up with a nice message or surprise visitors with a cup of tea.

Dollarama Reviews: Conair 2 in 1 Brush

IMG_1423I haven’t done a Dollarama Review for a while but don’t worry they aren’t going anywhere. I still live near Dollarama. Recently I needed a brush so I thought this 2 in 1 brush from Conair looked like a great choice. It promised to help straight hair or give you bouncy curls. At $3 it was a premium item at Dollarama.

The brush has a button that changes it back from curly to straight. The problem is that the button often gets stuck (that’s what I get from buying a brush at Dollarama!). When I use it as a straight brush it works perfectly fine and does indeed give me smooth hair but when I tried to use it as a round brush, my hair would get stuck in the folding grooves.

I would not recommend this as a 2 n 1 brush. Just a brush.

 

Dollarama Reviews: Duncan Hines Chewy Fudge

IMG_1261We bought this by accident, mistakingly thinking we had bought a Betty Crocker brand brownie mix. The box colours are so similar. For $2, it’s more expensive than most cake mixes in a real grocery store but when brownies mix can be picked up next door who can resist?

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The instructions only required one egg and water, so no milk or cream required.

IMG_1264This is what it looked like after the 50 strokes, as instructed.

IMG_1266After 30 minutes it looked like a regular brownie.

IMG_1267When we cut it and tried to take a brownie out it all crumbled. However, it was chewy and chocolatey like it promised. The top crust had a nice crunch to it.

Would we buy again? Maybe. They tasted delicious, they just weren’t intact like brownies should be.

Dollarama Reviews: 3 in 1 Solar Robot Kit

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Doesn’t this solar-powered kit look awesome? I couldn’t resist this kit for $3. It promised 3 robots in one: regular robot, tank, scorpion.

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Inside the box, there was a set of instructions, stickers and the plastic moldings in blue and white. They were labelled with numbers so that you could tell what is what when following instructions.

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The instructions were quite complicated. You actually had to build the robot first in order to even understand how to configure it to the rest of the robotic creatures. The solar power panel was attached to a motor and it worked well when not actually attached to anything. There were a lot of bits and pieces to put together.

Sometimes we looked at the instructions and had no idea what hole they were asking us to put things into. Other times pieces of plastic from the molding would just be in the way. It specifies that it is for age 10 and up but I’d be impressed to find a 10 year old who can get this thing working.

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Nearly 2 hours later, this is what we ended up with. He was lopsided, and was too heavy for it’s own motor. Or maybe it was midnight and our lamps weren’t generating enough power for the panel. Either way we were left with one sad robot and decided never to touch it again.

You can watch our struggles on video here.