Try Me Tuesday – Publix Chocolate Chip Cookies

September 2, 2014 

cookies publix Try Me Tuesday   Publix Chocolate Chip CookiesWelcome to this week’s Try Me Tuesday. Each week I will grab a new set of products and test them out. I’ll put the Publix brand up against a national brand product and report back.

I know many times I struggle with what brand to choose. Often a sale or a coupon/sale combination make that an easier decision…but what about those times when you need an item and there is not a sale? Do you grab the house brand or pay more and get the national brand? More importantly, is there really a difference in taste?

This week my little Jeb-a-doo got to choose what we’d test. He asked for cookies so we decided to make the most of that request and got the corresponding store and national brand chocolate chip cookies.

Publix Chocolate Chip Cookies 13.72 oz (2 cookies per serving) $2.59

Calories -
Total Fat – 6g
Sodium – 85mg
Potassium – 45mg
Total Carb – 15g
Dietary Fiber – <1g
Sugars – 7g
Protein – 1g

Ingredients: Wheat Flour, Semisweet Chocolate Drops (Sugar, Chocolate Liquor, Anhydrous Dextrose, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin), Partially Hydrogenated, Sugar, Water, Contains less than 2% High Fructose Corn Syrup, Baking Soda, Salt, Whey, Monocalcium Phosphate, Ammonium Bicarbonate, Propylene Glycol, Caramel Color, Corn Syrup, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Xanthan Gum, Soy Lecithin

Chips Ahoy Chocolate Chip Cookies 13 oz (3 cookies per serving) $3.77

Calories – 160
Total Fat – 8g
Sodium – 110mg
Potassium – 45mg
Total Carb – 22g
Dietary Fiber – <1g
Sugars – 11g
Protein – 1g

Ingredients: Unbleached Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine, Mononitrate {Vitamin B}, Riboflavin {Vitamin B2}, Folic Acid), Semisweet Chocolate Chips (Sugar, Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Dextrose, Soy Lecithin), Sugar, Soybean Oil, Partially Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Leavening (Baking Soda, Ammonium Phosphate), Salt, Whey (from milk), Natural and Artificial Flavor, Caramel Color

You need to notice that the cookie servings are not identical. Publix suggests 2 cookies as a serving while Nabisco says 3. So you’ll have to adjust the nutritional info accordingly to really see the differences. We are on our way to my son’s ball game so I will add the calories when I get back home…some how I left that off when I was typing icon wink Try Me Tuesday   Publix Chocolate Chip Cookies

RESULTS

Publix – 1
Nabisco – 1
No Difference  - 2

Neither my husband or my oldest son were able to taste a noticeable difference in the cookies. Jeb chose Publix and I chose Nabisco.

I have not had a prepackaged cookie in quite a while so I could definitely tell the difference in the taste. I also noticed a slight different texture in the cookies too.  I preferred the Nabisco but as you can tell my guys didn’t seem to really care. So I guess this week we’ll base the winner on the price. Since the Publix cookies are over a dollar cheaper they are the better deal.

I think you’d be happy with either cookie and probably not be able to tell too much difference unless you are comparing them side by side.

Have you guys tried both? Which won at your house?

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Reminder – Hefty Trash Bags As Low As 6¢ Per Bag!

September 2, 2014 

hefty publix Reminder   Hefty Trash Bags As Low As 6¢ Per Bag!I shared this deal yesterday and of course it’s in the super deals but I wanted to make sure you saw this awesome deal in the upcoming Publix ad. I bet some of you guys were at the beach/lake/pool yesterday and not worrying about your budget…pool for me icon wink Reminder   Hefty Trash Bags As Low As 6¢ Per Bag!

Pair the new printable coupon with the Target coupon to get a fantastic deal on Hefty trash bags. If you grab the 45 count box you’ll get them for just 6¢ each after coupons!

Hefty Tall Kitchen Bags or Trash Bags or Lawn & Leaf, Selected Varieties, 18 to 45 ct, 2/$12
-$1.25/1 PACKAGE Hefty® Tall Kitchen Trash Bags
-$1/1 Hefty Tall Kitchen Trash Bags, 07/27 RP (exp 9/30)
-$1/1 Hefty Large Black Trash Bags, 07/27 RP (exp 9/30)
-$2/1 Hefty Trash Bags Target printable 
Just $2.75 after coupons – that’s as low as 6¢ per bag!!

Remember this one starts with the new ad that starts 9/4 (9/3) for some.

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Cheap Soda At Publix When You Buy Mars Candy

September 2, 2014 

soda publix Cheap Soda At Publix When You Buy Mars CandyIf you need soda and snacks, take advantage of the new coupon that popped up yesterday. The soda is on sale right now at Publix so if you plan on getting candy might as well pick up a 6 pack of soda for just 50¢!

7UP®, A&W®, Sunkist® Soda, Sun Drop®, Canada Dry®, $2.50
-$2 off 7UP®, A&W®, Sunkist® Soda, Sun Drop®, Canada Dry® 6-pack or (2) 2L of any participating brand of diet or reg. when you purchase (2) 40 ct. bags of Mars Candy
Grab soda for just 50¢ if you plan on buying candy too!

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Frozen Food Coupons & Deals At Publix

September 2, 2014 

chilis publix Frozen Food Coupons & Deals At PublixGrab some cheap meals with the new printable frozen foods coupons available today. You can stock your freezer with a nice discount thanks to those coupons.

I didn’t see any “can’t miss” sales but you can get some good prices with the coupons and make your own sale. Better to grab the ones you will use now before they disappear when you need them.

Chili’s Entree, $3.69
-$1/1 Chili’s single serve frozen food product 
$2.69 after coupon!

Jimmy Dean Entreee, $3.49
-$0.75/1 Jimmy Dean® or Jimmy Dean Delights® Frozen lunch or dinner entrée  
$2.75 after coupon

Here are more frozen coupons that you might like too -

 

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Progresso Artisan Soup Coupon & Upcoming Deal At Publix

September 2, 2014 

progresso artisan soup  Progresso Artisan Soup Coupon & Upcoming Deal At PublixI thought I’d give you a heads up on more Progresso deals. The next two will be part of the upcoming Advantage Buy flyer sale starting Saturday at Publix. Might as well get your coupons ready and your Upromise offer activated if you plan on grabbing these. The Artisan Soup is a nice deal.

Progresso Artisan Soup, $2.50
-$0.50/1 Progresso® Artisan Soup (zip 03103)
As low as $1.50 if your store doubles!

Progresso Chili, 2/$7
-$1/4 Progresso™ products (excludes Progresso™ Pasta Bowl)
-$1/1 POUCH any flavor Progresso™ Chili Upromise offer
$3 each after coupon and Upromise offer

progresso publix Progresso Artisan Soup Coupon & Upcoming Deal At PublixDon’t forget about these great Progresso deals that you can grab now at Publix -

Progresso Beans, $0.89
-$1/4 Progresso™ products (excludes Progresso™ Pasta Bowl) 
Just 64¢ per can!

Progresso Breadcrumbs, 8 oz, $1.19
-$1/4 Progresso™ products (excludes Progresso™ Pasta Bowl) 
Just 94¢ per canister!

Progresso Panko Breadcrumbs, 8 oz, 2/$3
-$1/4 Progresso™ products (excludes Progresso™ Pasta Bowl) 
Just $1.25 per box!

Progresso Breadcrumbs, 15 oz, $1.79
-$1/4 Progresso™ products (excludes Progresso™ Pasta Bowl) 
Just $1.54 per canister!

Progresso Cooking Sauce, $1.49 +
-$1/4 Progresso™ products (excludes Progresso™ Pasta Bowl)
-$0.50/1 Progresso™ Recipe Starters™ Cooking Sauce Upromise offer 
$1.15 each after coupon and Upromise offer.

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Yoplait Kids Coupon & Deal At Publix + More Snack Deals!

September 2, 2014 

yoplait kids publix Yoplait Kids Coupon & Deal At Publix + More Snack Deals!The folks at General Mills sent us a bunch of the new Yoplait Kids yogurts recently. Since then my oldest has been begging for more of the Ninja Turtles kind. I finally found them at Publix. What’s great is that there is a coupon that will make them a nice price per cup.

Yoplait Kids, $2
-$0.35/1 Yoplait® products listed: Yoplait® Go-GURT® Yogurt, Yoplait®…
As low as $1.30 after doubled coupon – 33¢ per cup!

pepperidge farm publix Yoplait Kids Coupon & Deal At Publix + More Snack Deals!Don’t forget about these great lunch box deals. Grab your coupons and get some nice deals right now at Publix -

Combos, $2
-$1.50/2 COMBOS® single bags 6.3 oz. or Larger 
$1.25 per bag after coupon!

Pepperidge Farm® Goldfish® Puffs
-$0.50/1 Pepperidge Farm® Goldfish® Puffs 
As low as $1 if your store doubles!

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Nice Deal On Cheerios Cereal & Milk At Publix

September 2, 2014 

Honey Nut Cheerios 198x300 Nice Deal On Cheerios Cereal & Milk At PublixDid you notice the new Cheerios coupon? It popped up yesterday and I thought I’d point it out as it makes for a nice deal with the Publix coupon in the current Advantage Buy flyer. If you are buying milk you can pick up a nice deal on Cheerios cereal too.

Remember the Advantage Buy coupon is only valid through Friday so grab your deal while you can!

General Mills Cheerios Cereal, $3.99 +
-$0.50/1 Honey Nut Cheerios® OR Honey Nut Cheerios® Medley Crunch™ cereal 
-$2 off Gallon of Milk wyb (2) General Mills Cereal, 8.9 oz or larger Grocery Advantage Buy Flyer “Labor Day Party” In-Ad Publix Coupon (valid 8/16 to 9/5)
-$0.50 Honey Nut Cheerios® OR Honey Nut Cheerios® Medley Crunch™ cereal via Upromise Deposit
Grab cereal as low as $1.74 each after doubled coupon and Upromise -  if you are buying milk anyway!

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Upromise Healthy Offer – 20% On Loose Tomatoes At Publix

September 2, 2014 

tomatoes publix Upromise Healthy Offer   20% On Loose Tomatoes At PublixIn addition to those great deals on Pillsbury products, here are a few more Upromise offers that you will want to activate for the current Publix sale.

Be sure and load the healthy offer for this week. You’ll get 20% back on any single purchase of loose tomatoes.  Plus you can pick up more cheap snacks in the current Publix ad that ends tomorrow (today for some).

General Mills Chex Mix Snack, 10.5 to 15 oz, or Chex Mix Popped, 7.5 or 9 oz, Assorted Varieties, BOGO $3.65
-$0.50/2 Chex Mix™, Chex Mix™ Muddy Buddies™, Chex Mix™ Popped™, …
-$0.50/2 Chex Mix™, Chex Mix™ Muddy Buddies™, Chex Mix™ Popped™, Chex Mix Xtreme™, Bugles™ Corn Snacks, Gardetto’s™ Snack Mix, OR Green Giant™ Veggie Snacks (Chips, Puffs or Fries) Upromise offer
As low as $1.08 per bag after coupon (if your store doubles).
upromise Upromise Healthy Offer   20% On Loose Tomatoes At PublixIf you’re not a member of Upromise yet, it is super simple to sign up and get started. You can see the full scoop on the program in my post HERE. For you guys who are having issues getting to the coupons here’s a quick guide…

  • Log in
  • Hove over the EARN tab then click Grocery Coupons
  • Let the new page load then click the orange rectangle where it says VIEW COUPONS
  • Voila…click to “activate” your eCoupons!
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Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

September 2, 2014 

Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

 

I meant to share this one over the weekend but I had so many folks here all weekend there was no way I was going to get it typed up. Here’s the final recipe for the Publix menu that matches the current ad. This one is a super, duper, simple recipe that you can make almost any time as it requires very few ingredients – Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole.

I have no idea where this recipe originated but I would bet that most of you have made it or had it at some point. It’s a pretty standard potluck recipe. I have seen them where the poppy seeds are part of the cracker topping as well. Sometimes folks even make it with the rice as part of the casserole. There are probably a million variations but this is the one I make for my husband.

I have mentioned that he is quite the casserole fan and this one is probably in his top 10. Now on the contrary…I can’t eat this dish. If you have visited me for a while, you know I do NOT eat sour cream or mayo. This recipe has a whole tub of sour cream…so it’s a no-go in my book. I don’t care if you can’t taste it…I know it’s in there and so I don’t touch it. We all have our quirks and that just happens to be one of mine icon wink Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

It’s funny because I have perpetuated the “no mayo or sour cream” resolve in my children. I just never serve it to them so they have never had a taste for it. I am the one who cooks – so for the most part…they get what I like to eat. Now my husband would eat a jar of mayo and a tub of sour cream and ask for more. Every once in a while I’ll fix him some of his favorite things. Jake likes this recipe but Jeb will not touch it. So whenever I do make this recipe, I half it and make a small casserole for Jake and Jim and chicken and rice for me and Jeb-a-doo.

If you don’t have my aversion to sour cream…you should like this one. Everyone who eats it always seems to like it. I have seen it at countless get togethers so obviously folks like it. It really is simple and very economical so grab some chicken and Ritz crackers and whip this one up without breaking the bank!

This recipe is part of the Publix Menu Plan Week Of 8/28. Here are the other recipes that I have shared so far this week -

Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 2½ - 3 cups cooked chicken, cubed
  • 1 10.5 oz can cream of chicken soup
  • 16 oz sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 2 sleeves of Ritz Crackers, crushed
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • Cooked rice
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375º F.
  2. Mix the cubed chicken, soup, sour cream and poppy seeds in large bowl.
  3. Spread the mixture into a buttered casserole dish.
  4. Mix the crushed crackers with the melted butter.
  5. Sprinkle the buttered crackers over the top of the chicken mixture.
  6. Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes.
  7. Remove the foil and bake an additional 20 - 30 minutes - until the casserole is bubbly and crackers are golden brown.
  8. Serve over cooked rice.

 

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Great Deal On Nature Valley Protein Granola At Publix

September 2, 2014 

nature valley granola 2 Great Deal On Nature Valley Protein Granola At Publix

You guys might like to know that you can pick up a super deal on Nature Valley Protein Granola right now at Publix. The pouches area on sale for almost $2 off the regular price. Add in the new printable coupon and cash back for a huge discount!

 Nature Valley Protein Granola, $2.50 (reg $4.49)
-$0.75/1 Nature Valley™ Protein Crunchy Granola
-$0.75/1 Nature Valley™ Protein Crunchy Granola via Upromise Deposit
Just $1 after coupon and Upromise –  HUGE discount!

You can also get a decent deal on the Cascadian Farm Granola too.

Cascadian Farm™ Organic Protein Granola, $3.99
-$1/1 Cascadian Farm™ Organic Protein Granola 
$2.99 after coupon!

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