I haven't bought any from there, but from another store & yes it does smell like that. I have also bought toothpaste, spices, cookies & candy from Dollar General & they were fine. Does Dollar Store have a reputation for rancid or toxic products?
NO WAY will I buy any food item, toothpaste or personal care item from the dollar store! It's just not worth the risk of harming someone in your family with something that might be rancid or toxic. Stick to their colorbooks and gift bags! lol