The Schwan Man Cometh

We are back home mere hours from our road trip with a deluge of luggage to unpack and packages to unfurl.  There is nothing quite like returning back after a quest into the outer reaches of the world.  First and foremost is the acquisition of food which involves a lot of foraging through  shelves and cupboards.  We always return with various culinary delights picked up during our travels but there always seems to be a much needed item that has somehow been overlooked.

But what to my wandering eyes did appear but our regular Schwan man with food items near.  It was a complete surprise when he arrived although he was right on schedule with his alternating Friday stop.  Somehow the holidays make you forget what day of the week it actually is.  I first became acquainted with the Schwan home delivery truck years ago living in Charlotte, N.C.  I used to run out of my apartment to apprehend the truck to buy fresh cream for my coffee.  I had not thought about this company for years until moving to Shadyside and seeing a truck squeeze down the alley in front of my house.  Yes I did say in front instead of behind but that is another story.

They offer more than 350 high quality products frozen at the peak of flavor and freshness.  What more could you ask for.  You can order online and it will be delivered at your convenience.  You can even save $10.00 on your first order if you enter the code NEW at checkout.  I truly do swear by their  breaded haddock squares which make an excellent fish sandwich  and the biscuits are to die for.  It is a true luxury to have food delivered to your door and they have a point reward system that rivals Giant Eagle by far.  You get 5% back from every purchase to use on a future order.  And just to stay current they have added a mobile app.  Life could not be easier.

It all started back on Tuesday, March 18, 1952 when 23 year old Marvin Schwan packed up his beat up 1946 Dodge panel van with 14 gallons of his family’s signature ice cream to deliver to rural families.  He quickly sold all 14 gallons and that historic trip started his home delivery business.  It is still family owned and they are constantly finding ways to make buying food more convenient.  You can request regular visits to your home, freezer bag drop-off or mail delivery.

Their website  contains great nutritional advice, menu suggestions and healthy recipes.  The live smart selection contains items that are low in calories, sodium and fat with minimal additives or preservatives.  It helps simplify eating healthy with a hectic schedule.

ENTICINGS™ Strawberry Fruit BarsDark Sweet Cherries - Limited AvailabilityTilapia LoinsBreaded Blue HakeTriple Berry Blend "All Natural"

I have built up a great relationship with my personal deliveryman Bill.  I’ve watched him lose weight and get healthier.  He noticed my new Maine Coon cat and I was impressed that he immediately identified the breed.  Life is all about relationships and it nice to have people you can count on.  The Schwan man is one of my most consistent entities and my most reliable food source.  It is a small reprieve from the grocery conglomerate.  However, they no longer carry fresh cream.


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