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DisneyFan32WI
05-27-2010, 05:43 PM
I have recently been ordering from Schwans, and I just want to say that they have some really, really good food! The yellow truck would stop at just about all the houses in my subdivision, so I was feeling left out. I placed an online order, and that was how it all started! Some of my faves include:

1. Cheddar & herb biscuits
2. Mozzarella sticks
3. Strawberry supreme low-fat frozen yogurt
4. Mixed berry frozen yogurt

What are some of your favorite items? Anything to stay away from?

I love finding new things like this!!

bas71873
05-27-2010, 05:47 PM
I'm curious. Is it budget friendly? Might be a good summer option when I don't feel like cooking, but need a quick dinner????

WeLoveToyStory
05-27-2010, 05:52 PM
My hubby works for Schwan's (retail side), but he gets a discount for home delivery. His parents who are getting up there in years have him order stuff for them all the time since it's convenient and easy for them to fix. His mom always tells us to add in a few things of whatever we want. Here's our favs:

*Scalloped potatoes
*Popcorn shrimp
*Chocolate chip cookie icecream sandwiches (Yum!)
*Daughter likes the cheeseburger, although they are nothing great IMO

MIL said the chicken quesadilles and enchiladas (sp?) are really good too.

Anjelica
05-27-2010, 06:02 PM
Hmmm...I do like the garlic/butter bread.

We've been doing Schwans for about 6 or so years now. I don't get all their variations of food (mostly no-meat products as we buy 1/4 of a cow each year, etc.) but I find their frozen veggies to be some of the freshest (for frozen) and best tasting vegetables I have ever had/served.

Topper
05-27-2010, 07:33 PM
Pepper bacon. It'll make your toes curl!

Perditamarie
05-27-2010, 07:59 PM
Here are some of our faves:

* shrimp scampi
* cheese breadsticks
* Heath bar ice cream
* microwave green beans
* cream cheese micro pretzels

I also think they are expensive, so we are cutting back!

ceecee
05-27-2010, 07:59 PM
Not that budget friendly and if I didn't order every time the guy got an attitude and told me he didn't want to waste his time if I wasn't planning on ordering every time. I told him not to come back!

Justsyd2
05-27-2010, 08:00 PM
I've been ordering for the past year but I just recently stopped because I could do better at the local grocery stores through price and calories and additives. I do really like the Cheddar and Herb Biscuits, though! :lmao:

Butler_chic07
05-27-2010, 08:03 PM
My mom used to order a few things from Schwans when I was younger. My brother LOVED their lemon pepper chicken. And he is a pretty picky eater. They do have some really good food. :)

vsimeone
05-27-2010, 08:47 PM
We don't order much. I don't think it's a bargain but it's convenient and good! I like:

Key Lime Pie
Chicken Pot Pies
Lemon Italian Ice
and DS LOVES their boneless, chicken wings.

cirquelovers
05-27-2010, 09:00 PM
I agree with the chese biscuits and we like the mini strawberry paletta bars, so creamy and not many calories! The potato wedges were really good too! We also like some of the specialty ice creams. I really enjoyed the cinnamon this winter and husband has loved the raspberry ribbon with raspberry filled chocolates in it:thumbsup2

It is expensive but we don't get a lot from them and the paletta bars are woth it!

4Pirates&APrincess
05-27-2010, 09:07 PM
It has been years since I have ordered from them. With my family (especially having all boys besides me) it is too expensive. Everyone seems to really like the cheddar buscuits, I make the ones that have the recipe on the back of the bisquick box and my family LOVES them. I have to make a double batch! They are very good and pretty cheap to make. ;)

webprinter
05-27-2010, 09:11 PM
Most of the ice cream novelties, five cheese garlic bread, lemon pepper chicken, most of the chicken items, natural casing weiners, frozen pizza,
French baguette bread, quik tators, french fries, chocolate chip cookies, and my absolute favorite, Turtle Dessert for One.:goodvibes

Tiana
05-27-2010, 09:33 PM
I've ordered a few times from them. The people down the street get stuff regularly so sometimes I'll catch him to get those Mint Chocolate Chip Sundae cones. We've ordered other stuff before but not so much anymore.... that stuff is some of THE most unhealthy food out there....it's nothing but preservatives and additives, and most everything has trans-fats as well. :sick:

kaytieeldr
05-27-2010, 11:37 PM
Gee, this thread reminded me... I ordered something from Schwan's when they were having some type of promotional offer - there was some type of code to get something free, I think, or really, really reduced. That was back in, let me think... August. I'm still waiting...

vegasnative
05-28-2010, 12:36 AM
My mom used to order from them when I was younger and I LOVED their Peppermint ice cream at Christmastime. :thumbsup2 I see their truck in my neighborhood all the time, but it seems like when I checked into it it was expensive. :confused:

karliebug
05-28-2010, 06:40 AM
I like the quality of their food but thought they were much too expensive. The ice cream is good but almost six dollars for a container that isn't even a half gallon. I just couldn't justify the cost.

Familyof4lovesDW
05-28-2010, 07:55 AM
My parents have ordered from them I would say for over 20 years. DH's parents order from them as well.

These our some of our favorites:
Chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches (as a PP mentioned these are great, but average a dollar a piece)
Double fudge brownie yogert (something like that, close second to the choc chip ice cream sandwich)
Breaded chicken strips (we get these everytime they come)
Heath/Toffee Ice cream bars (brown popsicles as DD calls them)
DH got one of the individual lasanga things from his mom, he said it was goo to take for lunch
Roasted chicken breast halves are good too
I think the cheddar bisquits are okay, my aunt gets them quite often
RIP old chicken patties, they were the best. They changed the recipie and they are not as good now.
They have lots of other good things I probably did not mention.

It is their portion/serving that they list on their food that I find funny. A serving is 2 chicken strips :confused3 Maybe for a kid or a half of roasted chicken. DH was still hungry after he ate a whole one lol.

musicmama
05-28-2010, 08:13 AM
Hooked because they're just so darn easy to use.
Lots of the veggies (carrots, green beans, sweet potatoes, veggie mixes), pierogies. Pasta and brown rice packs. Single chicken breasts because they're packaged singly and easy to use. And the pre-cooked, so all you have to do is microwave them, Angus steak burgers that really are good!

Luckily, my guy is OK with my slightly inconstant schedule - he calls if I haven't placed on online order (which I love).

Yes, it's a little pricey, but it saves trips to the grocery store and saves time (which I think is way more valuable).

momandkidslovedisney
05-28-2010, 08:19 AM
I've ordered a few times from them. The people down the street get stuff regularly so sometimes I'll catch him to get those Mint Chocolate Chip Sundae cones. We've ordered other stuff before but not so much anymore.... that stuff is some of THE most unhealthy food out there....it's nothing but preservatives and additives, and most everything has trans-fats as well. :sick:


I don't order from them for this very reason... :confused3 A lot of the stuff they sell isn't healthy! And I am not a health nut, I just feel that I can make smarter shoices at the grocery store.

BellePrincessBelle
05-28-2010, 08:24 AM
I love Schwans but way too expensive. I have found that they make alot of name brand items like Red Baron & I think Blue Bunny Ice Cream off the top of my head.

RN01
05-28-2010, 11:32 AM
My favorites are:
Spicy Chicken Breast ( excellent on a sandwich)
fries
Chicken Pot Pies ( I get these for my kids, I dont' eat them, too fattening but they are good!)
not sure what they are called but the frozen dinners single serving, my hubby has been taking these to work and say they are really good
low fat ice cream
cream cheese stuffed pretzel bites

mousefanmichelle
05-28-2010, 12:02 PM
Used to order from them too but I was inconsistant so they stopped delivering to me. They do have the very best ice cream and the variety is nice - my dh loves their ice cream but it is expensive - I could spend $30 just on ice cream...

They used to have these pb&j pretzel bites years ago and they were awesome for my then toddlers. I still miss those pretzels....

They also have good chicken strips but they are pricey so I didn't order those much.

A PP said that Schwans makes Blue Bunny ice cream? that interesting cuz so far BB ice cream is what is closest in taste and consistancy to Schwans. Good to know.

lttlmc3
05-28-2010, 12:51 PM
I loved the food too, but just couldn't justify the cost. I wish they knew how much more they could sell if they just lowered that a bit.

DisneyFan32WI
06-06-2010, 04:04 PM
In today's newspaper, I found a sale for Schwans!

On orders of $60 or more, save 20% by code SV at schwans.com/save

DaisyLynn
06-06-2010, 04:53 PM
RIP old chicken patties, they were the best. They changed the recipie and they are not as good now.



I've heard this on a couple of other random threads here and there. These were my FAVORITE growing up - chicken patty night at my house was always a hit because these were so good! If they were the same, I would probably order Schwan's - but I don't dare to try the newer kind.

I would love to have one of those Silvermint bars - they were alway the best!

Conway733
06-06-2010, 07:02 PM
I order one or two things at a time. It is convienient for me, because it is just DH and I. Some of our favorite things:

Fire baked pizzas (we make them on the grill, not as good from the oven)
Choc Fudge Brownie frozen yogurt (creamy and good)
Triple Lemon frozen yogurt (very refreshing)
Plain chicken breasts(they are packaged separately which is convienet for us)
Fiesta Lime Chicken

It is a bit more expensive, but for us, we really like the flavors of frozen yogurt...and to us it tastes more like ice cream.

iheartdisney
06-07-2010, 12:42 AM
I've ordered a few times from them. The people down the street get stuff regularly so sometimes I'll catch him to get those Mint Chocolate Chip Sundae cones. We've ordered other stuff before but not so much anymore.... that stuff is some of THE most unhealthy food out there....it's nothing but preservatives and additives, and most everything has trans-fats as well. :sick:

Someone always has to kill the party being the ingredient police!

I LOVE the Ice Cream Pizza they came out with this summer. But you have to read the box and let it soften for 10 minutes, or you can't bite through the cookie.
My DS loves the breakfast pizza minis
DH loves their sherbet- I have to remind him to pace himself because the guy only comes every 2 weeks.
And my favorite is the black cherry yogurt- it tastes like real ice cream. drizzle some chocolate shell on the top top of it...heaven!

mrsannb
06-07-2010, 02:04 AM
I've been having schwans come for quite a few years now and have tried many of their items. When my husband goes out of town on business, I buy their meals because they are quick and easy, and my kids love them. Last time we got the turkey and mashed potatoes, and tried the chili-mac for the first time.
We almost always have their multi-grain bread loaves, popcorn shrimp & chicken pot pies in our freezer.
I sometimes buy stuff for lunches, like pizzas, quesadillas, etc.
And occaisionally I'll buy some of their Bright Starts breakfast items.
Their baby bakers potatoes are good, and my kids love their steam bag carrots.
I try not to buy the desserts or white bread items, but when I do they are pretty good. I know lots of people buy their ice cream, but that's not something I think is worth paying extra for.
It's all good. If it's between getting something from there or going out for dinner, something from there is cheaper than going out. Sometimes the convenience is worth it. :) And some things, like their popcorn shrimp & pot pies, are just higher quality than I can find in the grocery store. It definitely is cheaper to eat schwans popcorn shrimp than all of us heading out to Red Lobster.
I've only ever been disappointed in a few items. I bought blueberry muffins, and they had hardly any blueberries. We got some chicken legs that were more fatty than usual. And there was one flavor of frozen yogurt that just wasn't that good.

MarilIncredible
06-07-2010, 08:08 AM
I've ordered a few times from them. The people down the street get stuff regularly so sometimes I'll catch him to get those Mint Chocolate Chip Sundae cones. We've ordered other stuff before but not so much anymore.... that stuff is some of THE most unhealthy food out there....it's nothing but preservatives and additives, and most everything has trans-fats as well. :sick:

Thanks for the info. I was wondering how healthy some of these foods are, even though a few of them sound tasty. I don't think I'll bother looking into this any further (we had an ad in our Sunday paper and it started getting me curious).

SaraJayne
06-07-2010, 08:31 AM
I don't order from them for this very reason... :confused3 A lot of the stuff they sell isn't healthy! And I am not a health nut, I just feel that I can make smarter shoices at the grocery store.

Same here. I'm no where near a health nut, but I prefer to eat fresh food that isn't loaded with preservatives whenever I can.

If that means spending half an hour at the grocery store a week, oh well. :)

And for the amount and quality you get, their food is way overpriced.