February is National Cherry Month! In our opinion, one of the more underrated fruits out there is the cherry. They are sweet, snackable, and refreshing for any time of year. They are great alone or an important ingredient in endless tasty recipes. That’s why we cherish this awesome stone fruit.
To start, there are two different types of cherries: tart and sweet. Tart cherries are good for cooking and baking, while sweet cherries are the type you buy to eat as a snack. When purchasing these sweet snacks, look for the firm and plump ones that appear bright and glossy. Sweet cherries are mainly grown in California, Washington, and Oregon, while tart cherries can commonly be found in Michigan and Wisconsin. Some popular types of sweet cherries are Bing, Lambert, and Rainier. The most common type of tart cherry is the Montgomery, best when used in baking as they hold their shape better than their more snackable relatives.
At Price Chopper & Market 32, we love using cherries in our recipes. And not just the classic cherry pie. Check out some of these delectable recipes!
5 Price Chopper Pantry Favorites
If you’re staying in like many folks are during this time, you’re probably becoming better friends with your pantry or food storage drawers. We’re in the same boat! With this in mind, we’ve assembled a list of some products that are staples in our pantry. Check it out below. Maybe some of these will find a place in your pantry!
PICS Spaghetti: We love spaghetti! Use it for your spaghetti and meatballs fix or try our Mexican Style Baked Pasta recipe. Delicious!
Nutella: Nutella is a snacking superstar! It satisfies your need for something sweet, and there are countless ways to enjoy it. Spread it between two slices of bread, enjoy it with apple slices, or simply eat it with a spoon. There’s no wrong way to love Nutella!
PICS Tomato Sauce: Tomato sauce can prove itself very handy. It’s useful in many tasty ways. Simmer your morning eggs in it until they set for a healthy breakfast or elevate your grilled cheese sandwich by spreading tomato sauce inside.
PICS Pure Maple Syrup: It’s maple sugaring season here in the Northeast and if you’re looking for tasty ways to use maple syrup check out our Maple Syrup Beyond Your Pancake Stack blog. You’ll never view maple syrup the same way again!
Crackers of Choice: There are endless varieties of crackers available in our stores, and regardless of your crackers of choice they all make for a great snack. Cheese and crackers are a classic, and soup always benefits from a crunchy addition. Crackers are a pantry essential!
There you have it! Some of our personal pantry favorites. Be creative: each of these are versatile foods. For everything you need to reach your pantry goals, check out our online pantry aisle!
GRAZE SNACKSAt Graze, they are on a mission to make healthy snacking more exciting! They have created a huge variety of inventive, wholesome and nutritious snacks, which taste delicious and make you feel excited about making the better choice. Graze started by offering their snacks online and have now made your favorite snacks available in stores! Graze deconstructed snacks have no GM ingredients, no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial flavors and no artificial colors. Their innovative single serve punnet is the perfect portion when you need a wholesome nutritious snack. They also offer a multi-serve bag that is perfect for sharing with your friends. Graze snacks offer the perfect snack for any time of day. Their snack varieties are wholesome and nutritious, savory and sweet. Among the flavors offered are: Veggie Protein Power, Dark Chocolate Cherry Tart, Salted Caramel Cookie, White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake, Sweet Memphis BBQ and Spicy Sriracha Crunch. Look for Graze Snacks in the Snack aisle. Written by Jane Golub Director In-Store Marketing Programs August 6, 2017
BLUE BUNNY – BUNNY SNACKS
Blue Bunny – Bunny Snacks are a brand new product sure to be a new summer favorite. Bunny Snacks are a bite-sized treat that come individually wrapped and ready to enjoy.The unique new formula combines Blue Bunny ice cream with sweet surprises in four unique flavors: Salted Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Vanilla Twist Chocolate Chip Cookie Cookies ‘N Cream They also come in a transparent and re-sealable freezer bag, making them easy to store and spot when your supply is running low. Don’t miss out on this delicious new treat – they are sure to make your summer snacking complete! Look for Blue Bunny – Bunny Snacks in the Ice Cream Novelty section of the Frozen aisle Written by Jane N. Golub Director In-Store Marketing Programs
GENERAL MILLS CHEX POPPED MIXWhether you are looking to wow your party guests or just sit down with a tasty snack, the answer has always been the same: Chex Mix! Now the Chex Mix you’ve grown up with brings a new twist to the party. Introducing CHEX MIX POPPED! Chex Mix Popped combines the Chex Mix you love with Popcorn to create a delicious and light snacking treat. And at only 120 calories per serving and with 60% less fat than regular Potato Chips, Chex Mix Popped is a crunchy snack option without the guilt. Chex Mix Popped comes in Sweet & Salty and White Cheddar Varieties to satisfy all your snacking desires. Look for Chex Mix Popper in the Snack Aisle.
NEWMAN’S OWN GREEK YOGURTSince the early 1980’s, Newman’s Own has created deliciously unique, high quality products. It all started with Newman’s Own Salad Dressing, but their portfolio has since grown to include microwave popcorn, lemonades and juices, pasta sauce, salsa and frozen pizza and entrees. Now they are introducing their newest creation, Newman’s Own Greek Yogurt! For Newman’s Own Greek Yogurt, we’re all about the fruit – our high quality fruit makes us deliciously different! Our All Natural Greek Nonfat Yogurt starts with big pieces of real fruit on the bottom. Stir it up for a delicious breakfast or wholesome snack! Try all five varieties: Blueberry, Strawberry, Pineapple, Peach and Black Cherry. And remember, like all of their products, with Newman’s Own Yogurt you can be assured that all profits go to charity! Since 1982, they have donated over $400,000,000 to charity! Look for Newman’s Own Greek Yogurt in the Dairy aisle. Are you a football lover? Would you like a brand new flat screen TV to watch the big game on in February?
The snow may be steadily falling and the cold is settling in-but we bet your homes are warm with the excitement of football season! It’s that exciting time of year where the big game is right around the corner and we’re all proudly cheering for our favorite teams! In honor of this wonderful season, we want to give you, an opportunity to win a flat screen TV courtesy of Unilever or a $200 Price Chopper Corporate Brands coupon booklet with over 25 amazing FREE offers (perfect for purchasing snacks for the night of the big game!).
Do you have a delicious snack you always make for football games, a jersey you always wear, or any fun traditions you and your family do for each game? We want to see them! To enter, send us a photo of your favorite football snacks, your team’s jersey, your family/friends watching a game, or ANYTHING football related! Follow us on Instagram, @PriceChopper, post your photo and use the #PCFootballContest hashtag. If you don’t have an Instagram account, email your photo to [email protected] to enter!This contest runs from January 3rd until NOON on January 21st, 2013. One grand prize winner and 10 randomly selected winners will be announced on January 22nd, 2013. The grand prize winner will receive a flat screen TV courtesy of Unilever. 5 submissions from Instagram and 5 submissions via email will be randomly selected to win. These ten winners will each receive a $200 Price Chopper coupon booklet. Winners submitting on Instagram will be contacted through Instagram; winners submitting through email will be contacted via email. Limit one entry per person. Read official rules here.