Schwans food

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United States
February 26, 2007 6:58pm CST
Does anyone here buy stuff from Schwanns? They come to me every other Thursday. They have some really good stuff, but they get expensive, too. I like their pizzas. They run them on sale like 3 for $10.00 a lot of the time. I only buy about once a month, though and usually get pizza and some chicken nuggets or something like that. Not too much because it is expensive, but they are good and it's really convenient for them to come right to the door.
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@villageanne (8579)
• United States
27 Feb 07
I have never heard of them. So it Is a home delivery foods trucky. Do they have a variety of foods? Is it frozen or fresh or do they prepare them? Seems like I may have seen that name before but I cant seem to place where I saw it. We travel alot so it may have been on the road
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• United States
27 Feb 07
yes, their truck is stocked with foods...frozen stuff..prepared dinners, chicken nuggets, pizzas, juices, ice creams, etc. You can go to schwanns.com and check them out...there may be someone in your area and they can send you a catalog or bring it to you. i know you do all of your stuff homemade so you may not be interested, but if you want something quick and good, this is the place. :)
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• United States
27 Feb 07
Only the rich folk got a Schwanns when I was growing up. I remember seeing them go to the neighbor's house and wonder why they never came to our house. Later on in my life one of the trucks came to our neighborhood. The driver was friendly and offered to leave me a catalog to look at. I was thrilled to finally see what I had been missing out on after all those years. I opened the catalog and sat down with my trusty calculator to see what the cost per serving was. It didn't take me long to figure out that yes, the Schwanns man went to only the rich folks houses. They could afford the prices. I would continue shopping at the local grocery store.
• United States
27 Feb 07
LOL yep. I do buy from them, but only rarely. Like I said, about once a month. I refuse to buy their bagged frozen veggies because I can go down the road to United and get the same thing for like 1/3 of the price. LOL
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• United States
27 Feb 07
Yes and I usually spend about $100.00 every time they come (Tuesdays) I like the icecream and some of the easy to cook, like chicken alfredo rigatoni is 2 meals for me, that and a salad and glass of milk after work and school, 10 minutes and I am off to bed with the remote...
• United States
27 Feb 07
I order them. He comes here every other Monday. I really liek their food. Like you said though, it can get expensive. I only order a few things at a time. I love there broccoil and cheese. Its the best. We order a lot of mexican things there. I love there enchiladas
@Thoroughrob (11772)
• United States
27 Feb 07
We usually don't anymore. When we were both working, we bought a few things from them, but they are expensive. Since I quit working, I have told him to quit stopping every week. He stops about once every two weeks and leaves a catalog. It is good food.
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@lisado (1231)
• United States
27 Feb 07
We often order from them. I try to put my order in online since we are at the end of our driver's route. He is out of things a lot of the time by the time he gets to us. Our oldest son loves the chicken bites and French Fries. We have a deep fryer, so that's how we make them. My husband also prefers their ice cream and other frozen treats, like ice cream sandwiches. Once in a while we'll order their pizzas and stuff, but generally we just get stuff that can be deep fried or ice cream. Some of the oven cooked stuff isn't as good as the pictures, like the lasagna and some of the other dinners. It is nice that they come to the door, plus that we can post date our payments if we need to, since my husband gets paid on the 1st and 15th and often they come on off weeks.
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• United States
27 Feb 07
We buy from Schwanns about once a month also. And I thought they were kind of high to until I figured out the fact that I don't have to go to the store, and that the amount you get is larger. So it seems more expensive, but on some stuff they are about the same as my local grociery store. I've noticed the quality with Schwans is better though.
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• United States
27 Feb 07
I get stuff from Schwann's and have ever since I was a little kid. I was so excited when he started a route back up where I live now. We try to buy at least one thing when he stops. We always get Sundae Cones and sometimes we get breaded mushrooms or cheese sticks. I'm actually getting ready to sit down and look at my catalog because he comes tonight or tomorrow :D
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@creematee (2810)
• United States
27 Feb 07
It seems to be the ONLY frozen type pizza we buy anymore. I love that deal, 3 for 10. I also buy a lot of the ice cream novelties. The kids get to pick out one kind that they want (Last Friday it was Twin Pops.) and that is their dessert. A usual staple is the hashbrowns (almost every trip!) Sometimes if I'm feeling really lazy, I'll get the meal kits. The oriental meals are fun, but not like the real thing. (if you can get REAL Chinese food in Iowa.) I agree on the convience of having it delivered to the door. My favorite is that I order online, leave a check (if I'm not home), and my Schwann's man will put it in my freezer for me!!! Now THAT'S service. :)
@Acts238girl (2088)
• United States
27 Feb 07
yes i have purchased food from the Schwan's truck in the past.its really expensive but really good.i like their pizza,ice cream,sandwiches.
@7nicole1 (1634)
• Canada
27 Feb 07
I have never actually heard of that brand or noticed it in the grocery store. Ill have to keep an eye out and hope that I can find some its sounds cheap.
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• United States
27 Feb 07
schwanns.com and it's not cheap. just convenient and good
@jbrowsin66 (1322)
• United States
28 Feb 07
I had a bad experience with Schwann's. I didn't buy too much and requested that they come once a month instead of every two weeks. The particular driver we had was pretty pushy and tried to get me to buy more. I pretty much only ordered a only ice cream in the summer and after a while he implied that it wasn't worth his time to stop at my house for such a small order. After that I called their main office and had us taken off their route.
• United States
27 Feb 07
Yes I do buy from Schwanns from time to time. I am about to have a person start comming again. I like the frozen bread dough it saves alot of time and is fairly cheap. My husband loves the ice cream treats so I usually order something from that catagory too. I also think that the frozen veggies and fruit are a pretty good deal, especially if you consider that they are often of better quality than the ones you buy at the store. I do think that if you order the entrees, meats, and seafoods it can get pricey though. Oh and you have to try the new ice cream and cake thing they have. It is white cake with strawberry ice cream on top, you just cut it and serve. It also comes in chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream and it is only $7.99. Yummy!!!!
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@Fishmomma (7035)
• United States
27 Feb 07
I use to buy a few items from the Schwann's truck, but it was so costly. The truck comes through when I'm working, so now I never see the truck. The pizzas and ice cream were the most ordered in my house, but my daughter liked the bread.
• United States
27 Feb 07
I have bought some of their food in the past it is soooooooooo good. I have to admit. However I cant afford their food, as much as I may like it but I looove juice. I always buy juice from them, for 5.00 you get six concentrated things that make half a gallon each, I usually buy 15 dollars a month of juice from them. It doesnt have that much sugar and I don't really like soda that much. Well actually I take that back. I love soda I just can't drink too much of it because it upsets my tummy. Their Black raspberry juice is my favorite though the wild cherry is a close second! Seriously, try their juices!!
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• United States
27 Feb 07
I buy from them, probably about the same frequency as you chaygylmommy. It's great food! Their ice cream is excellent :)
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@blueskies (1186)
• United States
27 Feb 07
I used to buy a lot of different items from Schwann's before we moved here. My family LOVES the cheese garlic bread and a lot of their other products. Of course, their ice cream is the best. I'm glad that they don't come down our street in our new town. I save money by shopping at the grocery store instead.
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• United States
27 Feb 07
Schwann's defintly has some good food. My favorite is their fish squares. I also love their carmel cashew ice cream. I am on a diet now so I told them not to stop anymore cause I can't affoed the fish and can't resist the ice cream.
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@lpetges (3037)
• United States
27 Feb 07
yes we used to get them here all the time. but it would be expensive. i call it impusive buying. its so easy to just get a bunch of stuff so you don't have to shop.. but after you pay for it, you realize it would be so much cheaper in the store. Our guy always came about 5, so it was close to dinner time, and he made a good deal of money from me!
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• United States
27 Feb 07
I have bought lots of things from the Schwann man. Sometimes when I don't make an order, I feel bad, thinking maybe they work on commission. I have it set up with my Schwann man, now, that if I want something, I will place the order online, and then he can stop to deliver it. No sense in wasting his time. But, you're right, the food IS costly. Everything I have tried is delicious.