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  1. #1
    rosie Guest

    Default Schwan Foods

    Has any one tried these? The come to your house once or twice a month
    and have a great selection. I have tried quite a few of the frozen
    foods, ice cream, pies, veggies, fruits, entrees and appetizers, so
    far have een impressed with everything.

    They are a bit pricey, and of course seem to bre a little saltier than
    I like. But will continue to use them.

    rosie

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    Cheri Guest

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    "rosie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Has any one tried these? The come to your house once or twice a month
    > and have a great selection. I have tried quite a few of the frozen
    > foods, ice cream, pies, veggies, fruits, entrees and appetizers, so
    > far have een impressed with everything.
    >
    > They are a bit pricey, and of course seem to bre a little saltier than
    > I like. But will continue to use them.
    >
    > rosie


    I like them. It's convenient to have them come sometimes.

    Cheri



  3. #3
    Storrmmee Guest

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    cost too much for what they are in the entree/dessert areas, but if you have
    transportation issues and are careful some could be useful... i do like
    their cherry ice cream and the DH likes the really chocolate one... haven't
    had it in several years though...

    in the interest of full disclosure, we are not in the habit of eating those
    appetiezer things and pie is not often on the menu so we really aren't ones
    to judge.

    Lee
    "rosie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Has any one tried these? The come to your house once or twice a month
    > and have a great selection. I have tried quite a few of the frozen
    > foods, ice cream, pies, veggies, fruits, entrees and appetizers, so
    > far have een impressed with everything.
    >
    > They are a bit pricey, and of course seem to bre a little saltier than
    > I like. But will continue to use them.
    >
    > rosie




  4. #4
    projectile vomit chick Guest

    Default Re: Schwan Foods

    On May 25, 5:33*pm, rosie <RMi1013...@aol.com> wrote:
    > Has any one tried these? The come to your house once or twice a month
    > and have a great selection. I have tried quite a few of the frozen
    > foods, ice cream, pies, veggies, fruits, entrees and appetizers, so
    > far have een impressed with everything.
    >
    > They are a bit pricey, and of course seem to bre a little saltier than
    > I like. But will continue to use them.


    It's overpriced crap that is no better quality than the garbage they
    have in the freezer section at the market.

    I used to know a couple that kept both of their freezers well stocked
    with Schwan's products. They both weighed well over 300 pounds.

    But hey they do deliver <g>

  5. #5
    Janet Wilder Guest

    Default Re: Schwan Foods

    On 5/25/2011 5:33 PM, rosie wrote:
    > Has any one tried these? The come to your house once or twice a month
    > and have a great selection. I have tried quite a few of the frozen
    > foods, ice cream, pies, veggies, fruits, entrees and appetizers, so
    > far have een impressed with everything.
    >
    > They are a bit pricey, and of course seem to bre a little saltier than
    > I like. But will continue to use them.
    >
    > rosie


    They are not for us. Too much sodium and carbohydrates. I know people
    who swear by their stuff, so I'm guessing it can't be all that bad.

    --
    Janet Wilder
    Way-the-heck-south Texas
    Spelling doesn't count. Cooking does.

  6. #6
    Chemiker Guest

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    On Wed, 25 May 2011 15:33:54 -0700 (PDT), rosie <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Has any one tried these? The come to your house once or twice a month
    >and have a great selection. I have tried quite a few of the frozen
    >foods, ice cream, pies, veggies, fruits, entrees and appetizers, so
    >far have een impressed with everything.
    >
    >They are a bit pricey, and of course seem to bre a little saltier than
    >I like. But will continue to use them.
    >
    >rosie


    There are some things they do/have that are labor savers. I appreciate
    their shrimp tempura when I only want 4 or 6 for the 2 of us, and they
    have a tasty mushroom/onion thing that makes a killer part of steak
    Diane and saves me much time, which translates to less back pain at
    the stovetop. When we have a yen for seafood, it's much easier to open
    a frozen halibut then get in the car and go out to find one.

    The convenience factor is real, and their stuff is not bad in terms of
    quality. Now if you can find shrimp tempura or halibut filets next
    door year round, then you don't need Shwann's.

    Alex

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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Schwan Foods

    On Wed, 25 May 2011 20:51:43 -0500, Janet Wilder
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > They are not for us. Too much sodium and carbohydrates. I know people
    > who swear by their stuff, so I'm guessing it can't be all that bad.


    They sounded perfectly awful to me. I will eat carbohydrates, but I
    will not eat anything that tastes too salty. Why bother when there's
    so much prepared food that doesn't go overboard like that?

    --

    Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

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    Julie Bove Guest

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    "rosie" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Has any one tried these? The come to your house once or twice a month
    > and have a great selection. I have tried quite a few of the frozen
    > foods, ice cream, pies, veggies, fruits, entrees and appetizers, so
    > far have een impressed with everything.
    >
    > They are a bit pricey, and of course seem to bre a little saltier than
    > I like. But will continue to use them.


    Years ago when I was temporarily living in PA. I was in a little cottage
    which did have a stove but you had to jump through hoops to use it. BIL was
    afraid his daughter who was then a toddler might accidentally turn on a
    burner. It was a gas stove. So he put some sort of on/off thingie
    underneath the stove. Deep at the back of that drawer that opens. It was a
    very old stove. To get it to work you had to crawl under there, turn on the
    gas, then light the burner. The rule was if you did this, you had to crawl
    back under and turn off the gas when you were done cooking. So... I opted
    not to use the stove.

    Instead I just used the fridge and microwave.

    At the time, Schwans had a breakfast item that was like biscuits and gravy.
    They no longer make it. It was very good. I tried their Pierogies. They
    were okay but not as good as Mrs. T's. I also tried some sort of cheese
    bread. That was about it. SIL did buy their ice cream but then there was a
    big recall on it. I don't know the particulars because I don't eat ice
    cream so it didn't concern me. SIL bought a lot of their stuff though
    because she for the most part didn't cook.



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    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > cost too much for what they are in the entree/dessert areas, but if you
    > have transportation issues and are careful some could be useful... i do
    > like their cherry ice cream and the DH likes the really chocolate one...
    > haven't had it in several years though...
    >
    > in the interest of full disclosure, we are not in the habit of eating
    > those appetiezer things and pie is not often on the menu so we really
    > aren't ones to judge.


    They do frozen fruits and veg. Might be okay if you can't get out or get
    any other delivery. Here there are two stores that deliver. Often they
    waive the delivery fee and/or throw in free foods. I got a delivery once
    when we were snowed in. They will no longer deliver in inclement weather.
    Heh! But we got a whole free meal for four. Angela and I couldn't eat it
    but my husband could.



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    Julie Bove Guest

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    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On Wed, 25 May 2011 20:51:43 -0500, Janet Wilder
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> They are not for us. Too much sodium and carbohydrates. I know people
    >> who swear by their stuff, so I'm guessing it can't be all that bad.

    >
    > They sounded perfectly awful to me. I will eat carbohydrates, but I
    > will not eat anything that tastes too salty. Why bother when there's
    > so much prepared food that doesn't go overboard like that?


    Of the stuff that I tried, nothing tasted salty.



  11. #11
    HumBug! Guest

    Default Re: Schwan Foods

    On Wed, 25 May 2011 20:51:43 -0500, Janet Wilder <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On 5/25/2011 5:33 PM, rosie wrote:
    >> Has any one tried these? The come to your house once or twice a month
    >> and have a great selection. I have tried quite a few of the frozen
    >> foods, ice cream, pies, veggies, fruits, entrees and appetizers, so
    >> far have een impressed with everything.
    >>
    >> They are a bit pricey, and of course seem to bre a little saltier than
    >> I like. But will continue to use them.
    >>
    >> rosie

    >
    >They are not for us. Too much sodium and carbohydrates. I know people
    >who swear by their stuff, so I'm guessing it can't be all that bad.


    I've ordered things from them for years.

    Yes, you DO need to watch the salt, but their website does show full
    nutritional info.

    It is kind of nice to have it delivered, and well-frozen, so I can store
    it for those special occasions.









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    Chemiker Guest

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    On Wed, 25 May 2011 20:37:57 -0700, sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Wed, 25 May 2011 20:51:43 -0500, Janet Wilder
    ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> They are not for us. Too much sodium and carbohydrates. I know people
    >> who swear by their stuff, so I'm guessing it can't be all that bad.

    >
    >They sounded perfectly awful to me. I will eat carbohydrates, but I
    >will not eat anything that tastes too salty. Why bother when there's
    >so much prepared food that doesn't go overboard like that?


    The salty thing may have to do with their prepared dishes, which I
    generally do not buy. Their fish filets (breaded or not), steaks,
    chicken portions and the like, I do not find objectionable. For
    prepared entrees, I'd rather DIY/DIM. I do use their crab cakes and
    breaded cod cakes from time to time, and I do not find them
    excessively salty. De Gustibus, etc.

    Alex

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    rosie Guest

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    On May 26, 3:42*pm, Chemiker <prussianblu...@verizon.net> wrote:
    > On Wed, 25 May 2011 20:37:57 -0700, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > >On Wed, 25 May 2011 20:51:43 -0500, Janet Wilder
    > ><kelliepoo...@yahoo.com> wrote:

    >
    > >> They are not for us. *Too much sodium and carbohydrates. *I know people
    > >> who swear by their stuff, so I'm guessing it can't be all that bad.

    >
    > >They sounded perfectly awful to me. *I will eat carbohydrates, but I
    > >will not eat anything that tastes too salty. *Why bother when there's
    > >so much prepared food that doesn't go overboard like that?

    >
    > The salty thing may have to do with their prepared dishes, which I
    > generally do not buy. Their fish filets (breaded or not), steaks,
    > chicken portions and the like, I do not find objectionable. For
    > prepared entrees, I'd rather DIY/DIM. I do use their crab cakes and
    > breaded cod cakes from time to time, and I do not find them
    > excessively salty. De Gustibus, etc.
    >
    > Alex


    The salty taste mmay just be me, I do not use much ,if any salt in my
    cooking. I find the food good tasting, but a bit too salty for my
    taste. However, not bad enough to keep me from buyng it!!

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    Lucille Guest

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    On May 26, 5:35*pm, rosie <RMi1013...@aol.com> wrote:
    > On May 26, 3:42*pm, Chemiker <prussianblu...@verizon.net> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Wed, 25 May 2011 20:37:57 -0700, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > > >On Wed, 25 May 2011 20:51:43 -0500, Janet Wilder
    > > ><kelliepoo...@yahoo.com> wrote:

    >
    > > >> They are not for us. *Too much sodium and carbohydrates. *I knowpeople
    > > >> who swear by their stuff, so I'm guessing it can't be all that bad.

    >
    > > >They sounded perfectly awful to me. *I will eat carbohydrates, but I
    > > >will not eat anything that tastes too salty. *Why bother when there's
    > > >so much prepared food that doesn't go overboard like that?

    >
    > > The salty thing may have to do with their prepared dishes, which I
    > > generally do not buy. Their fish filets (breaded or not), steaks,
    > > chicken portions and the like, I do not find objectionable. For
    > > prepared entrees, I'd rather DIY/DIM. I do use their crab cakes and
    > > breaded cod cakes from time to time, and I do not find them
    > > excessively salty. De Gustibus, etc.

    >
    > > Alex

    >
    > The salty taste mmay just be me, I do not use much ,if any salt in my
    > cooking. I find the food good tasting, but a bit too salty for my
    > taste. However, not bad enough to keep me from buyng it!!- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    I've been buying from them for 3 or 4 years now. I don't usually buy
    their prepared meals.
    I like their vegetable and their aspargus is to die for. You don't
    need to break off half of the stem.
    You can eat the whole thing. I love the sweet potaoes. I also like
    the blueberries. Their American
    slice cheese is salty. I order from their web site and they deliver
    once ever two weeks.

    Lucille





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    Storrmmee Guest

    Default Re: Schwan Foods

    here in springfield proper there are three stores that deliver... where the
    house is nothing delivers... but then the closest fast food is six miles
    away, and its a subway... closest proper grocery is almost twenty miles
    away, Lee
    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:irknsm$voh$[email protected]..
    >
    > "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> cost too much for what they are in the entree/dessert areas, but if you
    >> have transportation issues and are careful some could be useful... i do
    >> like their cherry ice cream and the DH likes the really chocolate one...
    >> haven't had it in several years though...
    >>
    >> in the interest of full disclosure, we are not in the habit of eating
    >> those appetiezer things and pie is not often on the menu so we really
    >> aren't ones to judge.

    >
    > They do frozen fruits and veg. Might be okay if you can't get out or get
    > any other delivery. Here there are two stores that deliver. Often they
    > waive the delivery fee and/or throw in free foods. I got a delivery once
    > when we were snowed in. They will no longer deliver in inclement weather.
    > Heh! But we got a whole free meal for four. Angela and I couldn't eat it
    > but my husband could.
    >




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    Storrmmee Guest

    Default Re: Schwan Foods

    now thats a thought... one of the reasons we never got in the habit is
    because our schedule is so unregular that anything like an every two week
    delivery isn't doable... but if one could order once in a while and have it
    delivered that might be nice for summer ice cream for the dh.

    Lee
    "Lucille" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    On May 26, 5:35 pm, rosie <RMi1013...@aol.com> wrote:
    > On May 26, 3:42 pm, Chemiker <prussianblu...@verizon.net> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Wed, 25 May 2011 20:37:57 -0700, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > > >On Wed, 25 May 2011 20:51:43 -0500, Janet Wilder
    > > ><kelliepoo...@yahoo.com> wrote:

    >
    > > >> They are not for us. Too much sodium and carbohydrates. I know people
    > > >> who swear by their stuff, so I'm guessing it can't be all that bad.

    >
    > > >They sounded perfectly awful to me. I will eat carbohydrates, but I
    > > >will not eat anything that tastes too salty. Why bother when there's
    > > >so much prepared food that doesn't go overboard like that?

    >
    > > The salty thing may have to do with their prepared dishes, which I
    > > generally do not buy. Their fish filets (breaded or not), steaks,
    > > chicken portions and the like, I do not find objectionable. For
    > > prepared entrees, I'd rather DIY/DIM. I do use their crab cakes and
    > > breaded cod cakes from time to time, and I do not find them
    > > excessively salty. De Gustibus, etc.

    >
    > > Alex

    >
    > The salty taste mmay just be me, I do not use much ,if any salt in my
    > cooking. I find the food good tasting, but a bit too salty for my
    > taste. However, not bad enough to keep me from buyng it!!- Hide quoted
    > text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    I've been buying from them for 3 or 4 years now. I don't usually buy
    their prepared meals.
    I like their vegetable and their aspargus is to die for. You don't
    need to break off half of the stem.
    You can eat the whole thing. I love the sweet potaoes. I also like
    the blueberries. Their American
    slice cheese is salty. I order from their web site and they deliver
    once ever two weeks.

    Lucille






  17. #17
    Julie Bove Guest

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    "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > here in springfield proper there are three stores that deliver... where
    > the house is nothing delivers... but then the closest fast food is six
    > miles away, and its a subway... closest proper grocery is almost twenty
    > miles away, Lee


    I just looked last night and it looks like Albertsons no longer delivers. I
    don't know why. I liked it when I got that one order. The produce was all
    fresh and good and nothing expired right away. I am just not home to take a
    delivery all that often, it takes a long time to place an online order. And
    I am near an Albertsons almost every day. So no need.



  18. #18
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Schwan Foods


    "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > now thats a thought... one of the reasons we never got in the habit is
    > because our schedule is so unregular that anything like an every two week
    > delivery isn't doable... but if one could order once in a while and have
    > it delivered that might be nice for summer ice cream for the dh.


    What I did was buy right from the truck. The guy said that wasn't the
    typical way to do it but he carried extra. Worked for me!



  19. #19
    Storrmmee Guest

    Default Re: Schwan Foods

    the only reason i would like it if i could get deliveries is because its
    something i could do independently and take that chore off of dh, Lee


    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:irn813$akh$[email protected]..
    >
    > "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> here in springfield proper there are three stores that deliver... where
    >> the house is nothing delivers... but then the closest fast food is six
    >> miles away, and its a subway... closest proper grocery is almost twenty
    >> miles away, Lee

    >
    > I just looked last night and it looks like Albertsons no longer delivers.
    > I don't know why. I liked it when I got that one order. The produce was
    > all fresh and good and nothing expired right away. I am just not home to
    > take a delivery all that often, it takes a long time to place an online
    > order. And I am near an Albertsons almost every day. So no need.
    >




  20. #20
    Storrmmee Guest

    Default Re: Schwan Foods

    that is always how we have done it... dh says'oh a s/truck' i say oh, or
    'stop that man" we always get the same two things, lol, Lee


    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:irn82j$ar9$[email protected]..
    >
    > "Storrmmee" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> now thats a thought... one of the reasons we never got in the habit is
    >> because our schedule is so unregular that anything like an every two week
    >> delivery isn't doable... but if one could order once in a while and have
    >> it delivered that might be nice for summer ice cream for the dh.

    >
    > What I did was buy right from the truck. The guy said that wasn't the
    > typical way to do it but he carried extra. Worked for me!
    >




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