Winning the food lottery? That's probably the best feeling in the world. Losing it, however, is more painful than your empty stomach could ever imagine.

We're not just talking about a bag of chips that turns out to be mostly air inside, or an iced coffee that's just a cup of ice with a splash of coffee. These are people who suffered the most devastating of dupes; warped fruit, distorted chocolate bars, and possibly the most heinous of them all, lemon-flavored candy. Whoever let these sad excuses for food leave the factory should be in prison.

If you think we're being dramatic, see how unkind the food lottery has been to a selection of poor souls below, and proceed with caution the next time you play.

#1

I Think I Set The Record For Most Disappointing Carrot

I Think I Set The Record For Most Disappointing Carrot

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Karina Todechine
Community Member
4 years ago

This happened to me on a date once...

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#2

Don't Mean To Brag But I've Got Strawberries Growing The Size Of Lemons Over Here!

Don't Mean To Brag But I've Got Strawberries Growing The Size Of Lemons Over Here!

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Community Member
4 years ago

Cute baby lemon

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#3

These Watermelons Are Disappointing

These Watermelons Are Disappointing

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Community Member
4 years ago

Omg i will cry

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#4

I Chose The Biggest Avocado To Make Guacamole, I Think It's Not Going To Happen

I Chose The Biggest Avocado To Make Guacamole, I Think It's Not Going To Happen

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Puddles
Community Member
4 years ago

Remember that post last week where they were complaining about the tiny avocado seed?

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#5

My Bread Is... Mostly Air

My Bread Is... Mostly Air

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Skure
Community Member
4 years ago

Solidarity with bags of chips

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#6

"Cheeseburger" From The Streets Of Manila

"Cheeseburger" From The Streets Of Manila

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Shirley Richard
Community Member
4 years ago

Still, you have to give them props for cleverness. Shame though

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#7

Spongebob Popsicle

Spongebob Popsicle

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Cyclops-bob!

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#8

My Loaf Of Bread Was Sliced The Wrong Way

My Loaf Of Bread Was Sliced The Wrong Way

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

These will make incredible sandwhiches. Think positive!

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#9

My Egg Had No Yolk... I Wasn't Eggspecting This

My Egg Had No Yolk... I Wasn't Eggspecting This

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Now you are eggxeggerating!

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#10

Vending Machine Fail

Vending Machine Fail

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Puddles
Community Member
4 years ago

Even machines are not perfect. :O

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#11

Well Then

Well Then

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

At least it is not bored.

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#12

There Was Only One Piece Of Broccoli In This Bag Of Cauliflower And Broccoli

There Was Only One Piece Of Broccoli In This Bag Of Cauliflower And Broccoli

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Naima Ivansdóttir
Community Member
4 years ago

well at least it's big! oh wait

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#13

My Ice Cream Cone Is Missing One Thing. The Cone

My Ice Cream Cone Is Missing One Thing. The Cone

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

More ice cream!

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#14

This Blueberry Waffle

This Blueberry Waffle

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Naima Ivansdóttir
Community Member
4 years ago

if you wanted more, you should have gone for a blueberries waffle XD

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#15

I Got A Massive Brick Of Cheese Flavoring Instead Of Cheetos

I Got A Massive Brick Of Cheese Flavoring Instead Of Cheetos

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
4 years ago

I'd crumble it and then save it. I would sprinkle on popcorn, baked potatoes, broccolli and whatever else I could think of.

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#16

Cranberry Chocolate

Cranberry Chocolate

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

This is close to product fraud.

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#17

My Mom Opened A Can Of Black Beans But There Was Only Water Inside

My Mom Opened A Can Of Black Beans But There Was Only Water Inside

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Michel M. Prins
Community Member
4 years ago

Someone already spilled the beans apparently.

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#18

My Lemon Harvest Is Coming In Quite Nicely

My Lemon Harvest Is Coming In Quite Nicely

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Tua Lilja
Community Member
4 years ago

Don't be disappointed, you can probably make whole drop of lemonade with this bad boy.

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#19

Nailed It

Nailed It

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Sarcasticow
Community Member
4 years ago

Basically me doing DIY handcrafts-expectations vs reality

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#20

I Found A Whole Potato In My Bag Of Chips

I Found A Whole Potato In My Bag Of Chips

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Crunchier? Check. Tastier? Check. Potato? Check. Chip? Well, nevermind, 3 out of 4...

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#21

The Lemon Thing Happened To Me, Was Huge Until I Cut Into It

The Lemon Thing Happened To Me, Was Huge Until I Cut Into It

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Michel M. Prins
Community Member
4 years ago

I think a quote by Cave Johnson fits this situation: "When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade. Make life take the lemons back! Get mad!"

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#22

Delta's Lightly Salted Nuts. I Do Not Think It Means What They Think It Means

Delta's Lightly Salted Nuts. I Do Not Think It Means What They Think It Means

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

"Would you also like some water, Sir?" – "Ah ah yesh ahhh..." – "That'll be $8!"

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#23

If Monday Was A Beer

If Monday Was A Beer

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Then you better learn correctly pouring a beer by Tuesday. It takes some time, dude!

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#24

The Sub I Bought For Dinner Tonight

The Sub I Bought For Dinner Tonight

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CultOfBambi
Community Member
4 years ago

That's criminal!

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#25

Urge To Kill... Rising

Urge To Kill... Rising

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Socially Awkward
Community Member
4 years ago

Okay. That's it. *starts riot*

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#26

Someone Mistook A Rock For A Potato And Put It Into This Sack Of Potatoes We Bought

Someone Mistook A Rock For A Potato And Put It Into This Sack Of Potatoes We Bought

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Naima Ivansdóttir
Community Member
4 years ago

that's for your calcium intake!

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#27

I Planned Avocado For Dinner

I Planned Avocado For Dinner

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Avocado planned otherwise.

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#28

My Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

My Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Rabbit poop?

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#29

I Got A Fun Size Pack Of Skittles With Only Yellow Ones

I Got A Fun Size Pack Of Skittles With Only Yellow Ones

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Community Member
4 years ago

I like the lemon ones :P

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#30

Waiting For The Rest Of Tomatoes To Show Up

Waiting For The Rest Of Tomatoes To Show Up

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Iris Jans
Community Member
4 years ago

Well the package says 'tomato', not 'tomatoes' ;)

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#31

So Much For "Two Scoops" There Kellogg's

So Much For "Two Scoops" There Kellogg's

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Tiz_me_Tammy84
Community Member
4 years ago

I've been aggravated enough to do things exactly like this. Usually, I can let things go, but not always.

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#32

When You Slice A Bread And Can't Make The Sandwich

When You Slice A Bread And Can't Make The Sandwich

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Community Member
4 years ago

stuff stuff inside the hole

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#33

I Cut Open A Strawberry And Some Buckshot Fell Out

I Cut Open A Strawberry And Some Buckshot Fell Out

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Adogcalledkitty
Community Member
4 years ago

Gangster strawberry

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#34

This Is What A £3.20 Bacon And Egg Roll From Edinburgh Airport Looks Like

This Is What A £3.20 Bacon And Egg Roll From Edinburgh Airport Looks Like

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Becca Jozwiak
Community Member
4 years ago

Someone knowingly did this to you. :(

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#35

This Loaf Of Bread

This Loaf Of Bread

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Obviously, the berry harvesting did not go well this year.

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#36

I Bought A Case Of 7-Up Last Night, And One Of The Cans Was Completely Sealed, But Only Filled With Air

I Bought A Case Of 7-Up Last Night, And One Of The Cans Was Completely Sealed, But Only Filled With Air

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Anyone remeber Perri Air from Spaceballs the movie?

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#37

I Cut Open An Orange To Find This Black Decay Coming From Its Center

I Cut Open An Orange To Find This Black Decay Coming From Its Center

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Kill it! Kill it with fire!

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#38

This Still-Sealed Wine At The Store Was Only 1/5 Full

This Still-Sealed Wine At The Store Was Only 1/5 Full

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

And not with wine...

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#39

Bit Into A Chocolate M&M, It Was Only Layers Of Shell

Bit Into A Chocolate M&M, It Was Only Layers Of Shell

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Robert Bailey
Community Member
4 years ago

You need multiple bites to eat an M&M?

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#40

My Daughter Just Opened This Can Of Boiled Peanuts

My Daughter Just Opened This Can Of Boiled Peanuts

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Steve Bowman
Community Member
4 years ago

For what do I need boiled peanuts? Really, please help me out, never seen those before...

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#41

Bag Of Broccoli Cuts? Nope, Just Stems

Bag Of Broccoli Cuts? Nope, Just Stems

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Jennifer Meier
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh, I HATE that! I only buy the florets anymore.

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#42

I Thought I Was Being Frugal By Buying A Steak From The Dollar Store

I Thought I Was Being Frugal By Buying A Steak From The Dollar Store

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Disgusting...but you get what you pay for.

Becca Jozwiak
Community Member
4 years ago

Buying meat from the dollar store was a mis-steak.

Juana
Community Member
4 years ago

That comment was well done.

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Barry Nolan
Community Member
4 years ago

Well they weren't lying!! It is boneless!! Also everything else-less!!

Community Member
4 years ago

what can you expect from dollar store

Petra Christovová
Community Member
4 years ago

That is just a plain swindle

Elizabeth Violette
Community Member
4 years ago

Why anyone would buy meat at the dollar store is beyond me.

ioana adriana
Community Member
4 years ago

probably bcs they are low on $$??!

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Mariah C
Community Member
4 years ago

Gross, you couldn't even feed that to a dog :( Then again, what do you expect for only $1?

Tatjana Dunkelmann
Community Member
4 years ago

*örks* 🤢

Maureen Zappellini
Community Member
4 years ago

One thing you should NEVER be frugal about is the quality of your food- especially meat! It can make you very sick!!

FABULOUS1
Community Member
4 years ago

Disgusting

Corey Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

I did the same thing, but knowing that I was going to have a bad time.

Socially Awkward
Community Member
4 years ago

That's disgusting.

Raynee Furlet-Simmons
Community Member
3 years ago

How could you not see that it was a sealed bag of liquid, through the CLEAR plastic!??

Stephanie King
Community Member
4 years ago

It's clear on the back, how did you not see the problem?

Ashley Dopp
Community Member
4 years ago

For the love of god why would someone buy meat at the dollar store?!

TheReader19
Community Member
4 years ago

This is not steak, I think it's some kind of rat meat

Sharon Dean
Community Member
5 months ago

Sorry but anyone buying food from a dollar store gets what they paid for........

Sue Knerl
Community Member
1 year ago

Would have barfed right then, then took it back to the store and demanded a refund!

BusLady
Community Member
3 years ago

Where's the beef?

Sarah Britt
Community Member
3 years ago

Lmao ok I had no idea they sold meat like this at the dollar store 😬😬😬 Am I the only one who feels like it would dissolve if you put it in a bowl of hot water and stirred? 😂😂😂 One thing I have learned about grocery shopping as an adult....There's just some things you're gonna want to pay a bit more for, meat is definitely one of them because quality wise you're getting what you pay for. Meat has gotten expensive since I was a kid in the 90s. Especially chicken. But I would much rather occasionally splurge on buying and eating good quality meat than eat garbage like this sorry excuse for meat on a daily basis. But that's just my personal preference. Whatever floats your boat. Or bloats your goat.

Emily Williams
Community Member
3 years ago

U can see it through the bag....u knew what you were getting

Wolfy_Draws
Community Member
3 years ago

Ew

Deborah Webster
Community Member
4 years ago

Is it like the eye of a hurricane?

Dane Pearson
Community Member
4 years ago

This makes me cry, and not in the good way...

Timm Thomas
Community Member
4 years ago

Im gonna throat

Nuniek Widiayani
Community Member
4 years ago

It's a meatflakes

Allana Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

Listen up people. NEVER EVER EVER BUY FOOD FROM THE DOLLAR STORE! I have heard of people getting food poisoning from eating the food from there. There are no regulations for food safety there and most of the products are shipped in from China. Always read the labels. Please!

Tony Moon
Community Member
4 years ago

Damn thats funny

Kathleen Lovell
Community Member
4 years ago

Frugal spelled " f o o l I s h"

Kevin Perry
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow. That was only a dollar? What store so I can get me some...BBQ for my wife's friends!

Diane Phillips-Herman
Community Member
4 years ago

Gross

Walkus-Andrew Andrea
Community Member
4 years ago

Yucky

Mylah Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

This is so gross. NEVER get meat, milk or any fresh food from a dollar / pound store!!! Ever!!

Katelin Armstrong
Community Member
4 years ago

Aw man that sucks, but to be fair, those steaks have a clear window on purpose. I've also seen those dollar store steaks, and buy stuff from the dollar store freezer section all the time, never ran into an issue before. XD

Hester Goldberg
Community Member
4 years ago

OMG! Monsanto😱

🌟Jim Phoenix🌟
Community Member
4 years ago

Welp.........

MeghanB
Community Member
4 years ago

Ewwwwwwwwwwwww.

Wayne Hansen
Community Member
4 years ago

There's no bone alright

Mindy Keys
Community Member
4 years ago

Ewww. That looks like steak jam. I hope you did not even think of eating it. Terrifying.

Helen Burgess
Community Member
4 years ago

boneless? yes! meatless, too!

DancingToMyself
Community Member
4 years ago

THIS makes me sick, but for real.

Beverly Palmacci
Community Member
4 years ago

That is utterly disgusting. To be fair though, you can get small pieces of frozen salmon or white fish that make a healthy lunch. Better for you than meat....particularly non existent meat.

Maike Hoffmann
Community Member
4 years ago

örgs.

TheRubyFalcon
Community Member
4 years ago

The steak itself doesn't look bad (just see how they package the really fancy cuts!) but you could chop up the yucky string stuff, and somehow cook that and eat it mixed with a salad or something?

Lili Robinson
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm genuinely curious as to where you see a steak in that picture...? O.o

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#43

This Vending Machine Is Selling An Empty Bag Of Peanuts

This Vending Machine Is Selling An Empty Bag Of Peanuts

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

"Diet peanuts"

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