Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Schwan's Review and Giveaway

I've had the pleasure of trying Schwan's food in the past. I had some of their outstanding tortilla soup and four cheese pizza. Both items were full of flavor and satisying. I knew one day I would have the opportunity to try some of their great foods again :)



Schwan's, is an online grocery store that offers food delivery to your home. Products range from ice cream and dessert to meats, side dishes, breakfast items, main entrees, snacks, fruits/vegetables and more. I guarantee that you will fall in love with their food. The company is friendly and has great customer service. I think it's so convenient and fun that a grocery store on wheels comes to your house and saves you the trouble and hassle of grocery shopping yourself. (Taken from website.)

I was sent a mouth watering 6 oz portion of their baked ziti from the new Fresco by Scotto line and also a microwable brownie that looked fabulous. Fresco by Scotto is a family owned Italian restaurant in New York City. Their concept is simple: to serve delicious, fresh, seasonally inspired food in a warm atmosphere. Schwan's has created six Fresco by Scotto family favorite meals to enjoy at your own dining room table. (Taken from website.)



The baked ziti is a small portion and could be shared among two people, but I don't think anymore than that. It is very easy to prepare and in minutes you're enjoying a restaurant quality meal. The pasta is cooked al dente, and the cheese is very fresh and melty which I absolutely love. The sauce is nice and is robust and full of flavor. It's a pasta lover's dream.

What's better then to end a great dinner than with a sweet treat? You sometimes have to indulge! This brownie is warm and gooey and loaded with dark chocolate chips. Warm brownies go excellently with cold and creamy vanilla ice cream. Go on and enjoy some decadence! Just zap the brownie in the microwave and in no time it's melty, hot, warm, and so yummy. The chocolate was rich and very satisying. It's an excellent dessert for any occasion. I love the contrast of the milk and dark chocolate together, it's a nice twist. The pasta and the dessert would be a great date night meal with your significant other. There's nothing better than good food and warm conversation with the person that you love.

One lucky winner will be receiving a great treat from Schwan's. Penne Gratin and Raspberry Rumble ice cream. Can't you just taste them now?


Triple count perfection in this raspberry bonanza. SCHWAN'S® famous vanilla ice cream is marbled with rivers of deep red raspberry puree swirl and kicked-up with raspberry coated crunchy-clusters. The wild extravagance of raspberry-filled chocolate truffles will put you over the top. Get ready to rumble.



Penne pasta is coated in heavy cream and prosciutto (Italian-cured ham), then topped with real Parmesan cheese. Bake it in the oven until golden brown and bubbling hot. It is one of our most heavenly dishes.

GIVEAWAY RULES:
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Winner will be chosen on March 4, 2011 at 10 pm and then will be emailed.
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Alternate winner will be chosen if winner does not respond after 48 hours. Thank you and good luck!
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202 comments:

  1. I have been seeing these trucks in and around my neighborhood for a number of years and I have yet to try . I would love to try their grocery out.
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  76. I'd love to win so that I could take a night off from coming up with something that my vegetarian daughter will eat! A night off from cooking!

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  93. I'm a super big fan of Schwan's! We order a few of their items every two weeks, but it's hard for me to spend money on food I'm not sure if it'll be good or not! This would be a great way to try some of their other items!

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  128. I'm a fan of Schwans and a customer, but I've never tried the Penne. I'd love to win this so I can try it!

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  135. I would like to win this delicious food because I've tried a few products from Schwan's before and have been very impressed, but never any pasta. Being a pasta junkie, I just know I'll love this! The ice cream sounds very unique and delicious. Thanks so much for the chance! :)
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  143. I would like to win because it would be a nice meal for a night I don't feel like cooking.

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  144. I'd like to win because we're all out of ice cream!

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  170. I see the truck in my neighborhood once a week and haven't wanted to try it's food-And now I can. I love that they come to you!
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  172. Never heard about Schwan's before but wow a delish meal and dessert too, can't beat that!

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