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Jane’s New Items

Written by Jane N. Golub

Director In-Store Marketing Programs


Dove-Deodorant-Invisible-Dry-Aerosol-6183Are you tired of Antiperspirants that go on sticky or wet and leave residue on your clothes?  Well, right now Price Chopper has something new for you that goes on instantly dry for a cleaner feel.

Introducing new Dry Spray Antiperspirants from Dove, Degree and Axe – the new way to stay dry.

Not only do they provide 48 hour odor and wetness protection, they also leave no visible residue, which is great news for your wardrobe.

So, the next time you get out of the shower and want to start your day the dry way, try Dove, Degree or Axe New Dry Sprays – available in the Personal Care aisle.


New from Nestle, Stouffers presents Mac Cups that can be found in the Frozen aisle in these three exciting new flavors:

Classic Mac and Cheese – Freshly made macaroni in a 100% Real Cheddar Cheese sauce

Cheeseburger Mac – Freshly-made macaroni in a tangy 100% Real Cheddar Cheese sauce full of ground beef

White Cheddar & Bacon Mac – Freshly made macaroni and bacon in 100% White Cheddar Cheese sauce

Hearty Quality Ingredients:

  • 100% Real Cheese
  • No Powders, No Pastes
  • Pasta made fresh daily

Sized to Satisfy: More than a snack, less than a meal

  • 10+ grams of Protein
  • 250 Calories

Convenient for any moment: Ready in 3 minutes

  • Cup you can take anywhere
  • Look for Stouffers Mac Cups in the Frozen aisle.

Written By:

Ellie Wilson, MS, RDN Senior Nutritionist

BeetsI drove to A. Gurda Produce in Pine Island, NY on a rainy morning in late October. Fall colors were bursting through the cool, gray gloom, not to be dampened by the weather. As I got closer to the farm, the whole landscape transformed from hilly and green to flat and black. I had found the famous black soil region, a former glacial lake and swamp, transformed by Polish and German immigrants and a drainage ditch into a farming community like no other in the United States. The region was first famous for onions in the 1800’s, but modern farmers, like Andrew Gurda, have diversified into a world of wonderful produce and herbs.

The Gurda farm is a family farm, and Andrew and his brothers are carrying on their family legacy on 230 acres. They also pack and act as a shipping hub for another farm in the area, which changed and increased their business. While studying agriculture at SUNY Cobleskill in 1992, Andrew took a chance one day and drove to Price Chopper’s headquarters to talk business. Price Chopper talked back, and we have worked together ever since. Andrew feels Price Chopper is a good partner for a number of reasons – the produce team understands farm variables, like weather issues, and is fair and respectful with the business aspects of the equation. Like all of our farming partners, AGurda’s is GAP certified – food safety is top priority. The packing facility is SQF certified – a similar safety certification for processing facilities.

A. Gurda’s has a huge list of items they grow – onions, romaine and other lettuces, cabbage, kale, beets, carrots, arugula, escarole, and more – herbs like cilantro, dill and different parsleys – great diversity. Andrew has a great philosophy when it comes to choosing seeds and vegetables to grow – don’t be the first to lose the old, or the first to try the new. They have solar power, energy efficient lighting throughout the packing plant, and other sustainability measures in place.

It takes a lot to keep this farm and business humming along, and Andrew admits that his favorite part of all of it is actually farming. Planting, and checking the fields at 5 AM to see what is ready for picking that day, the smell of the land. When he does get away in the winter, he finds himself reading about the produce business – catching up, but in a nice tropical spot where his cell phone doesn’t have signalJ.

Customers and their interest in what produce is grown where are the game- changer he sees has and will continue to onion binelevate produce and grow business. He also hopes to see some restoration of the programs that he grew up with, so the next generation has good insight into farming and can continue to improve it – agriculture programs back in high schools, and more horticulture programs can help grow jobs and capacity. He also participates in the Produce for Kids program, supporting education and information to help families and children eat more produce. You can find that recipe-based outreach in Price Chopper stores every year.

Andrew has his own recipes – he cooks for his family every day, and shared a great quick recipe that includes sautéed onions, kale or escarole, sweet and hot sausage, and maybe parsley – sautéed together in a pan, it sounds delicious and easy. Enjoy the coo weather crops, beets and onions, that are in our stores right now – grown for you!

Jane’s New Items

Written by Jane N. Golub

Director In-Store Marketing Programs


15346561Campbell’s Spaghetti O’s introduces Spaghetti O’s MicrO’s – a convenient new way to enjoy an all-time favorite.  Snack time has never tasted better – beloved Spaghetti O’s from Campbell Soup Company are now available in a super-convenient snack-size microwaveable tray.

With an easy-to-peel lid and no metal, Spaghetti O’s MicrO’s are more convenient than ever – and t he famous O-shaped pasta, with its memorable “Uh Oh, Spaghetti O’s” slogan, can be ready in just two minutes.

Kids have loved the great taste of Spaghetti O’s for nearly 50 years.  Now, moms will love how quickly they can prepare their child’s favorite flavor with new microwaveable packaging.  Just like the original, new Spaghetti O’s MicrO’s offer the same great taste in an ultra-convenient snack-size portion that moms can feel good about serving.

Spaghetti O’s original flavor was launched in October of 1965, introducing the world’s first spoonable spaghetti to moms across America.  Shortly after, the brand branched out to include sliced franks and meatballs mixed in with the circular pasta and tomato sauce recipe.

Look for Spaghetti O’s MicrO’s in the canned prepared dinner section.


  • Handi-foil has introduced its new line of Aluminum Foil Wrap!
  • Handi-foil Aluminum Foil is Heavier, Thicker and Stronger “Handi-foil HTS” in Standard and Heavy Duty.
  • Have peace of mind knowing “Handi-foil HTS” can handle even the heaviest and messiest of jobs!
  • “Handi-foil HTS” is great for wrapping foods for storage and transport.
  • Use of “Handi-foil HTS” allows for easy cleanup of the mess that comes with cooking and baking.
  • Handi-foil’s new line of “Handi-foil HTS” is an incredible value – compare the quality and price for yourself.
  • Good Old Fashion Quality is back – feel the difference!  Product is 100% recyclable.

Three sizes are available –

  • HTS Heavy Duty – 100 square feet
  • HTS – 150 square feet
  • HTS 250 square feet

Look for Handi-foil HTS on the Foil/Wraps section.

Jane’s New Items

Written by Jane N. Golub

Director In-Store Marketing Programs


                Pop-Secret brings families together with a new great tasting and healthy snack!  New Pop Secret’s “Ready To Eat” Popcorn meets the highest nutritional standards.

Pop-Secret is air popped, has no trans fat, no artificial colors or artificial flavors, is made with Non-GMO Popcorn and Oil, is great source of fiber and is Gluten Free!  Three cups of Pop-Secret equals only 150 calories.

Each bag of Pop-Secret “Ready To Eat” Popcorn currently highlights a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle – and “turtle trivia”.  Look for special tie-in displays this fall with the DVD movie release.  New Pop-Secret “Ready To Eat” Popcorn comes in four great flavors – White Cheddar, Kettle Corn, Homestyle Butter and Salted.

Look for new Ninja Turtle Pop-Secret in the warehouse snack section.

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                The Ancient Grain trend is projected to continue growing and is considered the #1 food trend in 2014.

Introducing Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Ancient Grains Pasta.  Made from a special blend of whole wheat, Quinoa, Amaranth, Millet, Sorghum and Teff, but with the same great taste as current Healthy Harvest Pasta.

Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Ancient Grains Pasta is 100% whole grain and a great source of fiber with 20% of your recommended daily value.

Look for Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Ancient Grains Penne and Spaghetti Ancient Grains in the Pasta aisle.

Jane’s New Items

Written by Jane N. Golub

Director In-Store Marketing Programs


publix-deal-alertAleve PM is the first and only over-the-counter (OTC) PM product with the 12 hour pain relieving strength of Aleve plus a sleep aid so you can fall asleep easily and wake up with less pain.

The unique combination of naproxen sodium 220mg and diphenhydramine HCI 25mg in a two-pill dose helps those who suffer from occasional sleeplessness associated with pain.

Watch for the money saving Aleve PM FSI dates as the coupon values are all very high.  The December 14th FSI will feature a “Free 20 Count Offer” and Aleve PM will also have an FSI on January 04th!

Aleve PM for a better AM!  Look for Aleve PM in the Pain Relief section.


Packing a huge dose of vitamins and minerals into every calorie, Kale, Spinach, Collard and Mustard Greens are amongst the most nutrient dense “power house” vegetables.

Taylor Farms New “POWER GREENS” are pre-washed and recipe ready.  These Power Greens are an excellent source of vitamins A, C and K and easy to enjoy.

The “Get Juicing with Kale” is the perfect start for your morning smoothie or juice.

Leafy Greens Mix is a wonderful balance of Collard, Kale and Mustard Greens.  Toss in your salads or add to soups.  Leafy Kale, Spinach or Collard Greens are also great for salads or soups.  Kale and Spinach are excellent as a sauté with Garlic and Olive Oil.

Look for Taylor Farms “POWER GREENS” in the Produce Department.  Taylor Farms provides easy to follow and delicious recipes on each package for you to try and enjoy.

Written By: Elizabeth Barbone


For someone on a gluten-free diet, the Thanksgiving table can look like one large buffet of “do not touch.” However, with a little work and cooperation from family and friends, the meal can be something you’re truly thankful for.

First, let’s start with the good news!

Here’s a list of foods that are usually gluten-free:

  • Turkey (check with the producer to ensure that wheat-based gravy or stuffing hasn’t been added to the turkey.)
  • Cranberries and cranberry sauce
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • White Potatoes
  • Fresh, roasted, or steamed vegetables without sauce (sauces often contain wheat)
  • Brown, white, and wild rice (be sure they contain no sauces or wheat-based seasonings)
  • Chestnuts

Here are foods that usually contain gluten:

  • Vegetable dips
  • Salad dressing (many but not all pre-made salad dressings contain wheat)
  • Stuffing/dressing, including cornbread stuffing.
  • Gravy
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Pie Crusts
  • Any vegetable dish with a thickened sauce
  • Any dish containing soy sauce.

Dos and Don’ts of a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving—for a gluten-free eater (if you’re hosting someone on the gluten-free diet for Thanksgiving, there’s a list below for you, too!)

  • Do…call your host before Thanksgiving. Discuss your needs and how you plan on handling them.
  • Do…serve yourself first. If you aren’t bringing your own food, be sure to serve yourself before everyone else does. I know this sounds rude and selfish. However, it’s the only way to prevent potential cross-contact with gluten-filled foods.
  • Do…bring yourself something you love. If your host is unable to accommodate a part of the meal you love, such as rolls, bring them yourself.
  • Do…ask for brands and ingredients that will be used to prepare the Thanksgiving meal. Remind your host about “hidden gluten”–such as soy sauce or flouring cake pans or gluten in prepared foods.
  • Do…plan for the best but expect the worst. Even with the best planning things sometimes go wrong. Remember to ask questions before the meal. Thanksgiving is a hectic day and sometimes things can change at the last minute.
  • Do….familiarize yourself with dishes that might contain gluten so you’ll know to avoid them.
  • Don’t….serve yourself a dish with a “shared” serving spoon. If people are scooping wheat-based stuffing and then using that same scoop to serve Brussels sprouts, the vegetables are no longer gluten-free. Take care to avoid any food that has come in contact with wheat/gluten.
  • Don’t…forget about small amounts of gluten. If the gravy was thickened with “just a little” flour or the vegetables contain “just a little soy sauce” or the dessert contains “just a little” non-gluten-free oats, avoid them. Remember, gluten can be obvious and not-so-obvious. When in doubt, ask questions or skip the dish.
  • Don’t…cheat. It might be tempting to cheat but don’t. Your good health is worth staying on the gluten-free diet. By doing a little pre-planning, you can avoid gluten and enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Dos and Don’ts of a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving—for a non-gluten-free host

  • Do…talk to your guest about what you’re making. Talk about ingredients and brands that are safe, and not safe, for someone who eats gluten-free.
  • Do…understand that even a small amount of gluten can make someone sick. Your gluten-free guest isn’t trying to be picky. They are trying to stay healthy.
  • Do…prepare gluten-free foods first. After that prep is done, prepare foods made with wheat. Doing this limits the chances of cross contact with wheat occurring.
  • Do…keep gluten-free and gluten-filled food on separate ends of the table or buffet. If possible, use note cards to mark which foods are gluten-free and which are not.
  • Do…change things up a little. Perhaps prepare a naturally gluten-free rice stuffing or swap your pie crust for one that’s gluten-free. Lots of little changes make a big difference.
  • Don’t…assume a food/ingredient is gluten-free. Gluten can be found in unlikely places, like in prepared chicken broth. In the days before Thanksgiving, go over your shopping list and contact manufacturers with any questions about the gluten-free status of an ingredient.

To help with your meal, here are some gluten-free recipes for classic Thanksgiving dishes.

Gluten-Free Gravy

Gluten-Free Green Bean Casserole

15 Recipes for a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

We’ve got your dessert table covered!9gourmetapie

On Thanksgiving Day, some people look forward to the turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing the most.  But for the family members that are just counting down until the dessert table is set, we have all the sweetest sweets!

Filling your dessert table with a delightful selection is easy as pie.  Along with cakes, cupcakes, and an array of other treats, our bakery has delicious gourmet pie and cream pie offerings..Let our pies be the star of your dessert table this year!

Gourmet Pies

  • Apple
  • Apple Caramel Walnut
  • Raspberry
  • Very Berry

Cream Pies

  • Chocolate
  • Banana
  • Coconut

lemonsupremepieAnd don’t forget the lemon lovers in the crowd!  Our decadent lemon supreme pie starts with a classic, flaky crust.  Then it’s filled with a layer of cheesecake and a layer of lemon filling and topped with real whipped cream.  Stop into Market Bistro or your local Price Chopper Bakery Department today and discover the very best pies for your dessert table!

If you are looking for gourmet quality with a bake at home feel, stop by the in store bakery department where you can pick up any of our gourmet pies to bake at home. Your guests will be WOW’d when you pull these from your oven. Don’t worry, it can be our little secret ;)

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