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Product Talk: Lay’s® Poppables


Lay’s Poppables“Bring something new home for snacks,” my kids lamented on Day 2 of summer vacation.

Challenge accepted.

Fairly new to the shelves at Brookshire’s, Lay’s® Poppables are brand new to us, but they’ll be returning guests in our pantry.

We tried the White Cheddar snack, which is a cross between a potato chip and a cheese puff, maybe? A bite-sized, airy, full-flavored bite, these snacks were a big hit on our house.

These snacks are available in White Cheddar and Sea Salt flavors, and they’re found with the other chips, pretzels and snack foods.

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Product Talk: Morrison’s Sopaipilla Mix


Morrison’s Sopaipilla MixWhenever we go to a Mexican restaurant, my kids love to get a sopapilla at the end of the meal.

They adore that airy, light puff of fried dough, crispy with cinnamon sugar. They drizzle it with honey and devour it before it cools off.

I’d never tried to make them at home until I saw Morrison’s Sopaipilla Mix at Brookshire’s on the shelf in the baking aisle.

Morrison’s mixes makes it easy to deliver great, authentic tastes right in your own kitchen. With a wide variety of mixes using only the best quality ingredients, Morrison’s mixes, including sopapillas, make everything taste great, just like Grandma used to make. These sopapillas come together quickly and taste just like the classic Mexican treat.

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Product Talk: Noonday Onions


Summer is (practically) here and so are Noonday onions.

Noonday onions were made famous over 40 years ago for their sweet flavor and crisp texture. Noonday, Texas exports them, and Brookshire’s stocks them all over the South for people to enjoy these onions full of deliciousness.

Noonday sweet onions are a yellow onion that’s harvested all summer long and honored at a festival each May. The city of Noonday is located a few miles south of Tyler, home to the headquarters of Brookshire’s. To qualify as a Noonday onion, these sweet treats must be grown within a 10-mile radius of Noonday.

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Product Talk: Johnsonville Brats


Johnsonville BratsAfter I graduated from college, I lived in Germany for 3 1/2 years, on the adventure of a lifetime.
During those years, I lived, worked and played in that amazing country and assimilated myself into the country and culture as much as I possibly could.

While German food hadn’t been a cuisine that I’d been exposed to prior to my sojourn in Europe, I quickly came to love the hearty, homestyle fare of my host country.
In Germany, you can find an imbiss with bratwurst just as frequently as you can find a fast-food restaurant in the United States.

An imbiss was usually a stand-alone, very small restaurant, a little more than a stand, with a walk-up window that served four or five items, almost always bratwurst mit brochen (bratwurst sausage with a hard, crusty roll), usually pommes frites (french fries) with mayonnaise and generally some derivation of the sausage, like in a curry sausage. The imbiss served the ultimate street food in Germany.

I’d grab a bratwurst and walk along the marketplace while I was doing my daily grocery shopping.
I missed the imbiss and the bratwurst when I moved home to the United States. There’s nothing like an imbiss, but luckily Johnsonville makes a bratwurst just like I had in Germany.

They’re made with pure pork and are begging to be slapped on a grill. They are full of a rich, meaty flavor and come out tender on the inside and crispy on the outside, especially when you grill them. They also pick up a smoky flavor from your grill.

They’re perfect for a summer picnic, party or tailgate.

With all the varieties of Johnsonville brats, you’re sure to find one everyone in the whole family will love.

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Product Talk: Melissa’s Black-Eyed Peas


Melissa’s Black-Eyed PeasI always love spring and summer because they mark the arrival of black-eyed pea season.

I love black-eyed peas so much.

Now, I can get Melissa’s Black-Eyed Peas in the produce section of Brookshire’s. These vacuum-packed peas are refrigerated and ready to eat. Just heat and serve if you can wait that long, I may have had a spoonful straight out of the package).

These black-eyed peas are delicious served as-is, in soups, in stews, as a side dish, or in a casserole or salad. Cook them with salt, pepper and bacon. Steam them or simmer them in a little water on the stove. You can also microwave them. They’re super simple, fresh and delicious.



Product Talk: Mi Costeñita Spices


One of my favorite places in Brookshire’s is the wall of hanging Mi Costeñita spices in the produce department.

There are rows and rows of small packages of the most aromatic dried spices you can imagine, cumin seeds, dried peppers, oregano, smoky paprika, basil, garlic powder and so much more.

Founded in 1995, the Mi Costeñita company sells dried herbs, spices and snacks such as mango chips. Their selection of dried peppers is absolutely amazing, including ancho chiles, guajillo chiles, abol sin pata chiles and more. You can grind them into spices yourself, use them as seasonings in sauces and stocks, or finely dice for rice or a filling for enchiladas or tamales.

My favorite is the dried cumin seeds that I can grind myself. The flavor is intense!

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Product Talk: Ocean Spray® Mocktails


Ocean Spray® MocktailsWhen I saw this product on the shelves at Brookshire’s, I giggled.

Someone I know well, who shall remain nameless, has an evening tradition in her family of “Cocktails and Mocktails” in the evening. She and her husband have a glass of wine, and her children have juice in fancy glasses.

Now, they can have their mocktails premixed!

Ocean Spray® Mocktails come in three flavors: Cranberry Peach Bellini, Cranberry Sangria and Tropical Citrus Paradise. Let me be very clear: These do NOT contain alcohol. Ocean Spray® Mocktails are delicious premium, non-alcoholic juice drinks inspired by your favorite cocktails, according to the Ocean Spray® website. You CAN mix them with an adult beverage or even sparkling water for a fun, fizzy flavor.

These drinks are made with premium Ocean Spray® ingredients. Find them near the juices in your local Brookshire’s.

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Product Talk: Sunday Brunch


Sunday Brunch Dog FoodIt’s National Pet Month, and there’s no better time to celebrate your playful pup than with a wonderful meal you can get for him right off the shelf at Brookshire’s.

Sunday Brunch canned dog food is prepared with savory lamb, rich rice, hearty potatoes and fresh apples. Your pup will enjoy the feeling of Sunday brunch with the family, and it’s full of whole-grains, potatoes, proteins and apples.

Sunday Brunch is made with omega-3 and 6 fatty acids for a healthy skin and coat for your pup. Cans are good for two meals, mixed with dry food, for a succulent feast for your four-legged furry friend.

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Product Talk: Reusable Cooling Towel


Reusable Cooling TowelYesterday, I ran into Brookshire’s for two things: King’s Hawaiian Rolls and skim milk.

I came out with about seven things, including dill pickle-flavored popcorn (delicious) and a bag of crispy M&M’s.

I also came out with a reusable cooling towel.

I happened across this little gem in the refrigerated section, near the aforementioned skim milk. As luck would have it, I’d dashed into Brookshire’s between the two sets of soccer games for which my 13-year-old son was refereeing that day. Four games in one day is a lot, even if temperatures are only hovering around the 80-degree mark. We haven’t even seen the hottest of the game days yet.

I grabbed a towel. The cooling towel helps cool you down before and after hard work or exercise, the label says. The material becomes cooler than the air when wet.

He always has water with him. He just needs to wet down the towel between games, and apply the cool fabric to his face, neck or chest, whatever helps cool him down in the hot summer sun.
It comes in a plastic carry container, so he can keep it in his duffel bag easily, and we just wash it in the machine with his referee uniform between weekends.

The sports complex has little shade, and while he brings lots of water, I feel good knowing he has one more tool for staying cool and refreshed when he’s at work.

These would also be great for trips to the park, lake, zoo or amusement parks! Anything outside, really. At $3.99 each, you can get one for everyone in the family.

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Product Talk: Epsom Salt


Epsom SaltI could extol the virtues of Epsom salt for hours.

Hours, I tell you.

I mix them into my bath water with a few drops of essential oil for the best, most relaxing bath there is.

They’re great for inflammation and swelling: I put a heaping tablespoon into the bucket of ice water my track athlete uses to soak his foot after a hard practice or competitive meet.

They’re wonderful for extracting toxins. Did you know that if you soak an area with a splinter in water with Epsom salt, the splinter will come to the surface of your skin, making it super easy to extract?

Epsom salt is magnesium sulfate and has about a trillion uses. Since it’s spring, I wanted to talk about one of them: homemade miracle plant growth stimulator.

Yep, you don’t need to put chemicals on your spring plantings to make them grow into bountiful and beautiful plants. Simply use 1 teaspoon baking soda and 1 tablespoon Espom salt, and dissolve into a gallon of water. I’ve used this on my new rose bushes, my new hosta, my tomatoes and my new annuals.

It has produced lush, huge plants in a short amount of time.

Add one more wonderful addition to the list of uses of Epsom salt.

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