Schwans Food

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  1. DisneyFan32WI

    DisneyFan32WI Grumpy Cat

    Apr 5, 2008
    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!!
  2. bas71873

    bas71873 DIS Veteran

    Feb 20, 2008
    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????
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  4. WeLoveToyStory

    WeLoveToyStory Mouseketeer

    Dec 29, 2009
    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.
  5. Anjelica

    Anjelica DIS Veteran

    Oct 13, 2004
    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.
  6. Topper

    Topper The One True Duck

    Jul 16, 2001
    Pepper bacon. It'll make your toes curl!
  7. Perditamarie

    Perditamarie DIS Veteran

    Jun 25, 2006
    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!
  8. ceecee

    ceecee DIS Veteran

    Apr 6, 2001
    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!
  9. Justsyd2

    Justsyd2 I snorted Coca-Cola out of my nose when he said th

    Jan 4, 2009
    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:
  10. Butler_chic07

    Butler_chic07 Mouseketeer

    Jan 30, 2007
    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. :)
  11. vsimeone

    vsimeone <font color=deeppink>I am the Queen Thread Killer

    Dec 1, 2004
    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.
  12. cirquelovers

    cirquelovers Mouseketeer

    May 8, 2007
    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!
  13. 4Pirates&APrincess

    4Pirates&APrincess Mouseketeer

    Jul 15, 2008
    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. ;)
  14. webprinter

    webprinter DIS Veteran

    Oct 4, 2002
    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
  15. Tiana

    Tiana Mouseketeer

    Feb 11, 2010
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  16. kaytieeldr

    kaytieeldr Post hoc, ergo propter hoc

    Jun 11, 2005
    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...
  17. vegasnative

    vegasnative DIS Veteran

    Jul 24, 2005
    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:
  18. karliebug

    karliebug DIS Veteran

    Jan 9, 2006
    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.
  19. Familyof4lovesDW

    Familyof4lovesDW DIS Veteran

    Feb 12, 2010
    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.
  20. musicmama

    musicmama Now an Irish Dancer's mama

    Oct 30, 2004
    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).
  21. momandkidslovedisney

    momandkidslovedisney DIS Veteran

    Mar 26, 2008

    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.

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