Mia Teal

E-Commerce Marketing Department

What seemed like a mild winter has turned into many inches of snow…all at once. It’s times like these where we don’t feel like budging, and we just cannot seem to get warm no matter what! At Price Chopper and Market 32, we have some delicious ways for you to get warm! Take a look below at some of our warm beverages.

Hot chocolate:

Warm chocolate with marshmallows and whip cream hit the spot! Some of our hot chocolate options include:

  • PICS Hot Cocoa Single Serve Cup
  • PICS Hot Chocolate Packets with Marshmallows
  • PICS Sugar Free Hot Chocolate Packets  
  • PICS Hot Cocoa Mix

Recipe Alert! Mexican Hot Chocolate

Not feeling the traditional hot chocolate today? We understand. Try out this delicious Mexican Hot Chocolate made with PICS whole milk, cinnamon, cayenne peppers, and chocolate morsels. 

Tea:

There are so many ways to make tea to your liking. Try adding in PICS honey, PICS sugar packets, or even a splash of PICS milk! Some of our flavors include:

  • PICS Chai Tea K-Cups 
  • PICS Black Tea Bags 
  • PICS Decaffeinated Black Tea Bags 
  • PICS Green Tea Bags 
  • PICS Decaffeinated Green Tea Bags

Recipe Alert! Warm Berry, Tea, & Cider Punch

Coffee:

If we listed out all of our PICS coffee, the entire page would be filled! Here are just a few of our coffee options:

  • PICS Ground French Vanilla Light Roast Coffee
  • PICS House Blend Medium Roast Single Serve Cup Coffee
  • PICS French Vanilla Cappuccino Single Serve Cup 
  • PICS 100% Colombian Ground Coffee
  • PICS Half Caffeine Medium Roast Single Serve Cup Coffee

Recipe Alert! Viennese Coffee | LavAzza

Remember – Warm weather is coming, but for now, a cup of Joe will have to suffice!

FIshin' for Tacos

Fishing for new taco recipes? Consider seafood! These tasty recipes offer a wide range of variety and an experience packed with flavor and twists. If you’re a fan of seafood you’ll love these options. Check out some of our favorite recipes and celebrate National Fish Taco Day on January 25th with us!

Fast & Fresh Fish Tacos: Fast and fresh! Grab a lb. of Market 32 Mahi Mahi and a bag of Fresh Express Chipotle Cheddar Salad and you’re on your way to enjoying lovely fish tacos.

Grilled Fish Tacos with Cauliflower Tortillas: Break out the Tilapia Filets and the Cauliflower Tortillas for an epic ride of flavor.

Crispy Cornmeal Fish Tacos with Citrus Slaw: This recipe calls for cod accompanied by a fresh, tasty citrus slaw that you won’t be able to resist. So good you’ll have to come back for more.

Beer Poached Mahi Mahi Tacos: These mahi mahi filets are boosted with fresh mango, onion, guacamole salsa and more. This recipe can make any day feel like summer.

General Tso’s Shrimp Tacos: Add some General Tso’s sauce and serrano pepper to your tacos for a wave of bold flavors. Perfect with shrimp!

Check out these video recipes…

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8 Ways to Use Peanut Butter

Happy National Peanut Butter Day! Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or anywhere in between we can all celebrate this delicious pantry staple. There are endless ways to implement peanut butter into your diet, but we picked some of our favorites to show how we are celebrating this big day.

Peanut Butter Banana Muffins: Bite into these warm, fluffy Peanut Butter Banana Muffins. Great for breakfast or as a treat later on in the day.

PB&J Stuffed French Toast: This peanut butter and jelly stuffed French toast is a filling and delicious way to start the day. You may never look at French toast the same again.

Stuffed French Toast Rolls: We love these Stuffed French Toast Rolls with peanut butter. Peanut butter, banana, and strawberries all packed into yummy French toast. Amazing!

Oatmeal Energy Squares: These Oatmeal Energy Squares are a tasty snack to give you a midday boost. Peanut butter, maple syrup, and blueberries all work together in these yummy squares.

Peanut Butter Dip: Use Greek yogurt, peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract in this amazing Peanut Butter Dip recipe. It’ time to elevate your peanut butter and apple slices.

Peanut Butter Milk Shakes: Peanut Butter Milk Shakes are easy to make, and they are a delicious way to enjoy peanut butter. Next time you make a shake, throw some peanut butter in for more enhancement.

Creamy Banana & Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Bowl: In need of a good smoothie bowl? This Creamy Bananas & Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Bowl is terrific.

Thai Shrimp Zoodle Bowl: This Thai Shrimp Zoodle Bowl uses peanut butter to make an excellent at home Thai food experience.

We love peanut butter and certainly enjoy all the things that can be made with it. If you’re a peanut butter fan check out some of these recipes for yourself! For all things peanut butter stop by your local Price Chopper & Market, or shop with us online.

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Medications expire because chemical changes to the drug over time may affect the stability or decrease the strength of the drug. An expiration date estimates when the potency of the drug falls below an acceptable limit set by the FDA. The expiration date may also be an estimate of when certain ingredients in the drug change and may be harmful to consume.

There is evidence that some medications may be safe to consume after the expiration date. Even though these may be safe to consume after the expiration date, the drugs may not be as effective due to decreased potency. Also, certain medications have very strict storage requirements and their expiration dates should be strictly followed. Medications that are liquid, like many children’s medications, should not be used past their expiration dates. Other medications that should not be used past their expiration dates include insulin, nitroglycerin, and antibiotics.

So, should I take expired medications?

Although there is evidence that some expired medications are safe to take, the FDA states that “once the expiration date has passed there is no guarantee that the medicine will be safe and effective.”

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Mia Teal

E-Commerce Marketing Department

In any business, displaying exceptional customer service is the key to success. Customer service is so important that it actually has its own day – January 17th!  At Price Chopper and Market 32, we have a lot to be proud of with our hardworking, dedicated teammates whose customer service goes above and beyond.

Today and everyday, we want to honor our fantastic teammates whose customer service does not go unnoticed. We thank them for all they do! 

Read below about some teammates who have shown exemplary customer service in our Price Chopper and Market 32 locations!

Market 32, O’Neill Highway (Dunmore, PA) #135

Charmaigne E. Santiago, Front-End Teammate

Charmaigne started her career with Price Chopper/Market in December 2021. There was an instant connection and we knew we had a winner bringing Charmaigne onboard. If you look up the definition of customer service, you will find a picture of Charmaigne Santiago!

There isn’t a day that passes that Charmaigne doesn’t receive a compliment. One of our customers wrote in, “Charmaigne makes every person smile. She is a kind, hardworking, lovely woman. I always try to get in her line.”  Her bubbly spirit is contagious, and she instantly puts customers and teammates in a good mood. She is dependable, charismatic, earnest, and a true asset to our company. Charmaigne is always engaged and challenges her teammates to do the same. We are proud to have Charmaigne on our team!

Price Chopper, Erie Boulevard (Syracuse, NY) #172

Tyler Burgess, Customer Service Assistant Team Leader

Tyler has been with the company for almost seven years. Tyler started with us as a Part Time Maintenance Teammate at store 199 in Cicero. During Tyler’s time at Cicero, he worked very hard and learned anything he could. He went from Maintenance to the Cash Register and then to Supervising the Front End in a high volume store. Last year, Tyler was selected for our Associate Development Program (ADP) where Tyler went on to further his skill set by leaving Cicero to train in other stores. Tyler trained with us at Erie Boulevard, store 172 and then went to Clay, store 182 to train in the Cash Office. Tyler successfully graduated the ADP program and returned to us at Erie Boulevard where he is currently acting as our Customer Service Assistant Team Leader. 

In Tyler’s short time back to the store he has already exhibited his exceptional service by being mentioned as a “Wow Teammate” on our Helpful Experience Shops not just once, but twice!

In Tyler’s spare time he is an avid bowler. Tyler is not just passionate about Customer Service, Tyler and his girlfriend are also very driven to help animals in need, as they foster cats that need homes as well.

Price Chopper, Cortland NY #178

Morgan McDonald, PAC Teammate

Morgan is a great asset to our store and to our customers. She is there whenever a customer or teammate needs her and will answer questions for any department. Morgan often receives compliments from customers when working in the aisles as she helps them find item locations. She will often come up to assist the Front-End by running the register, helping customers with a carry out, or assisting with an Instacart order. Morgan is very artistic and created a customized sign for Cortland’s participation in Trunk or Treat this last fall. We appreciate Morgan’s dedication and willingness to go above and beyond!

Market 32, Sutton MA #244

Richard Laflash, Bakery Teammate

Here at Market 32 in Sutton, MA, we have an exceptional teammate in our bakery department. His name is Richard Laflash. Rich never fails to be punctual on a daily basis with a smile on his face. He has been with our store since we opened in 2015.

For YEARS, the bakery team in Sutton has been receiving scores of 100% on mystery shops because of Rich and his excellent customer service skills. It is no secret that Rich goes above and beyond for any guest in need anywhere, anytime. He is known for going out of his way to escort guests to specific products they may be looking for. If Rich doesn’t know the answer, you can be sure he’ll do anything in his power to find out!

Rich is not only great with customers, but an asset to his team as well. He is well known for keeping a pristine donut and bagel case, knowing that it is the first thing the customers see when they walk in the front doors. Rich gives so much of his time and effort to the company. He comes in early or stays late if needed. He will even periodically come in on days off to help.

Expressing how Richard Laflash is exceptional is an understatement.

Interested in joining our team? Check out career opportunities at careers.pricechopper.com!

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Mia Teal

E-Commerce Marketing Department

There is a lot of controversy over which parts of New York sell the best bagels. We may be a bit biased, but our bagels are truly the winners. At Price Chopper and Market 32, we have a wide variety of bagels that are made fresh daily! Additionally, our cream cheese selection is out of this world, with flavors such as strawberry, honey walnut, herb & onion, and more!

Our bagel selection:

When you enter our Bakery Department, you will notice that we have bagels sold individually, in 3-packs or six-packs. Our delicious flavors include:

•Plain •  Cinnamon Raisin • Everything  • Garlic  • Asiago Cheese  • Cheddar Cheese • Honey & Wheat  • Blueberry  • Poppy Seed  • Sesame Seed  • Onion  • Salt  • Cinnamon Sugar 

 

 

What can I put on my bagel?

Wondering about what goes well on a bagel? Take a look at the lists below!

Spreads:

Cream Cheese

Hummus

Butter

Peanut Butter

Nutella

Jelly

Fruit/Vegetable:

Banana 

Strawberries

Avocado

Meats/Cheeses:

Smoked Salmon

Bacon

Eggs

Turkey 

Ham

Egg/Tuna/Chicken Salad

Any cheese of choice

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Different Ways to Use a Bar of Soap

Different Ways to Use a Bar of Soap

How do you use a bar soap? Probably for washing your hands or taking a shower. Well, there’s many uses for a bar of soap that extend beyond your daily hygiene and bathroom routine. Let’s explore those options in our latest blog. You’ll never look at a bar of soap the same way again.

  1. Keeping Critters out of the Garden: If you’re an avid gardener, the most frustrating thing is the little critters and pests that munch your hard work away. Luckily, a bar of soap can defend your crops in a way that is not harmful to the animals. Keep the bar of soap in its wrapper, open one of side of the wrapper or box, then place it at the base of the plant you’re attempting to protect.
  2. Keep Shoes Smelling Fresh: Keeping shoes by your front door? You can keep the odors away with a bar of soap! Place a bar of soap in a mesh bag, and stick it in your smelly shoe, make sure it’s stuffed in nicely and not just hanging out by the heel. Let it sit overnight and you’ll be surprised by how much more pleasant the smell is in the morning! This trick also works inside your car, gym bag, or closet.
  3. Prevent Sticky Zippers: Zippers constantly getting caught can cause quite the frustration. But if you have a bar of soap, it can help with this issue. Rub a bar of soap along the zipper as an easy way to keep the tracks well-oiled and easier to deal with.
  4. Homemade Laundry Detergent: Not feeling the laundry detergent at the stores? You can make your own with a bar of soap.
  5. Fixing Damaged Drawers: If you have a drawer that doesn’t come in and out so easily anymore, a bar of soap may offer the solution. Rubbing the soap on the tracks of the damaged drawers will allow it to slide and glide more easily.
  6. Cover a Mistake: If you have a mistake in your wall from poor thumbtack placement, use a bar of soap to fix it. Gently rub a bar of soap, the same color as your paint, over the hole until it’s filled in. It’ll do the trick until it’s time to repaint.
  7. Find the Leak: If you have a leaking tire, rubbing a damp bar of soap over the areas in question will create an air bubble when the air escapes. Allowing you to locate the leak.

These are just a few of the ways a bar of soap can help outside of the shower. Hopefully they help you down the road. The power of a simple bar of soap!

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Mia Teal

E-Commerce Marketing Department

Did you know that approximately 2.7 billion boxes of cereal are consumed in America each year? Now that is a lot of cereal! Cereal is a big staple in many households, and our PICS Cereal is Fair to Compare to national brand favorites! At Price Chopper and Market 32, we have a wide variety of PICS cereal and PICS oatmeal that are perfect for breakfast time or a snack throughout the day. Be sure to check out all of our own brand cereals at the bottom of this article.

PICS Honey Nut Toasted Oats: This crunchy, whole grain cereal has a hint of sweetness that makes for a delicious bowl of cereal. 

PICS Cocoa Crunchies: A spoonful of chocolate crunchy cereal to start your day? Oh yes! This is sure to be a favorite in your household.

PICS Frosted Shredded Wheat: Our PICS Frosted Shredded Wheat Cereal is sweet and delicious to power you through your morning!

PICS Maple & Sugar Instant Oatmeal: Start your morning with a warm bowl of PICS oatmeal! Try adding in berries, raisins, or PICS peanut butter.

PICS Active Start: Give yourself a boost in the morning by having a bowl of PICS Active Start Cereal with PICS milk. Another alternative is to sprinkle this cereal in PICS Vanilla or Plain yogurt.


PICS Extra Raisin Bran: If you enjoy raisins in your cereal, then this is the option for you! Our PICS Extra Raisin Bran cereal contains 40% raisins! 

When it comes to quality and value, our line of PICS cereals shine bright against the national brands.

Make our cereal a staple at your house today!

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The aroma of freshly baked bread is enough to make anyone stop and smile. At Price Chopper and Market 32, our bread is made fresh daily right in our bakery! We specifically want to highlight our Italian bread today. There are so many different ways to pair Italian bread with your meal, as well as ways to enhance the bread itself. Looking for ways to change up your next meal? Well, look below!

What meals pair well with Italian bread?

  1. Spaghetti & meatballs, pork, or sausage 
  2. Soup
  3. Salad
  4. Eggs & bacon

Ideas to enhance Italian bread:

  1. Butter – We carry a variety of butter including salted, unsalted, whipped, garlic, olive oil & sea salt, and plant-based options.
  2. Bruschetta – Includes garlic, salt, olive oil, chopped tomatoes, chopped onions and anything else you choose!
  3. Olive Oil
  4. Garlic/Garlic Salt

Chicken & Roasted Beet Harvest Salad: This meal has the perfect balance of meat, vegetables, and cheese. What is missing? Italian bread, of course! Add some PICS salted butter on top of the bread to complete this meal! 

Tomato Bisque With Grilled Cheese Heart Croutons: Here we have a classic favorite. All bowls of soup need a side of bread, of course. Dip your Italian bread in the tomato soup and your heart will be smiling!

Slow Cooker Spaghetti with Italian Sausage: No spaghetti meal is complete without the side salad or bread. Try this meal with Italian garlic bread at your next family dinner!

Open-Faced Breakfast Sandwich: Any bread can work for this sandwich, but try using Italian bread with some PICS Sweet Cream Salted Whipped Butter. You will not be disappointed!

Check out this video of a Caprese-Prosciutto Grilled Cheese sandwich that will leave your mouth watering!

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New Year, New Recipes

We’re on a mission to keep expanding our library of recipes and our at-home menus. The new year is a wonderful time to add some new options to our repertoire. Whether it’s foods we haven’t tried before or new variations of old favorites, new dishes keep life fresh and exciting! We’ve put together a list of recipes for you to try in 2023. Check it out and enjoy!

Chicken Banh Mi Bowl: In Vietnamese cuisine, Banh Mi is a short baguette with thin, crisp and soft crust. Typically served as a sandwich, where chicken is a popular variety. This recipe turns that popular sandwich into a bowl, with all the common features of a delicious Banh Mi.

Chicken & Roasted Beet Harvest Salad: If you’re looking for a fresh, new salad recipe this Chicken and Roasted Beet Harvest Salad is the answer. Roasted beet adds a delicious flavor to the dish and compliments chicken beautifully.

Slow Cooker Farro & Garbanzo Mujadara: Mujadara is a staple dish in Arabic culture. Consisting of lentils cooked together with sauteed onions and grains, in this case farro. Try it for a tasty twist to your normal routine.

Moroccan Turkey Meatballs with Barley & Lentils: Experience meatballs like never before, featuring Moroccan flavors that will make your mouth water. Meatballs offer a variety of options when it comes to flavoring and this may be one you have yet to try.

Chili Lime Portobello Fajitas: These Chili Lime Portobello Mushroom Fajitas make for an epic taste adventure. Plus, they’re a lovely alternative if you’re looking to fill your fajitas with something other than chicken or steak.

Baked Zucchini Fries: Need a good appetizer to add to your skillset? Try these Baked Zucchini Fries. They’re so good and they add a unique variation into the fried foods game.

Garlic Shrimp Over Parmesan Grits with Bacon & Pepitas: Elevate your shrimp & grits with this superstar recipe! Parmesan, bacon, and pepitas blend beautifully and take this already delicious dish to a whole new level.

Grilled Swordfish Kabobs with Peanut Chili Sambal: Need some new seafood recipes? We’ve got you covered. Try these Swordfish Kabobs with Peanut Chili Sambal. Yum!

Indian-Spiced Cauliflower with Garbanzo Beans and Tomatoes: Cauliflower is a versatile vegetable that often doesn’t get taken to its full potential. Try this Indian-Spiced Cauliflower for an example of the wonder’s cauliflower can do for your taste buds.

Pepper-Crusted Steak with Red Wine-Shallot Sauce: Last but not least, give this Pepper-Crusted Steak a try! Complimented with a delicious Red Wine-Shallot Sauce this one is sure to please for a lovely evening at home.

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