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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

I Scream, They Scream, We All Scream...

I was transported back in time today when I clicked on over to Georgia Daily Digest to peruse the updated Georgia news. The information on this site provides a news-tour around the state that I find easy and quick to read.

From first through the first few months of tenth grades I attended public school in Fulton County, Georgia. This was back in the day when everyone had one choice for lunch….eat what was put on your plate or starve. Friday’s were always predictable…….Fish, roll, green beans, lime jello with mixed fruit, and lemon chiffon pie. I wish I had the recipe for the lemon chiffon pie. It was THE best. Another memorable dessert we would have quite often was Schwan’s Ice Cream in the little yellow cup with the small wooden paddle to eat it with. Yum!

Georgia Daily Digest linked to this story which details the closing of Schwans corporate office in Suwanee, Georgia which will mean 70 people will be relocating. While any corporate office closing is not a good thing for our state it is to our benefit the distribution center in Suwanee will remain open.

This whole thing made me a little nostalgic, so I located the website for Schwans and took a quick look around. Mainly I wanted to see if I could get a look at one their trucks which I always looked for when Mom and I were out and about. When I spotted one I’d always shout, “Mom, there’s that truck that brings ice cream to my school!” They have the neatest bright yellow trucks with several freezer compartments on the sides. The compartment doors have heavy looking chrome handles. So cool!

I learned Schwans is a big player in the area of the home-delivery of frozen foods as well as ice cream. Their website allows you to order pizza, vegetables, casseroles, and appetizers right from the website. Schwans is one of the largest providers of branded frozen foods in the world. They serve over 50 countries with 22,000 employees world wide. Their brands include Red Baron, Tony’s, Freschetta, Asian Sensations, Edwards, and Mrs. Smith. Wolfgang Puck is now marketing an all natural pizza with the company.

Gee, I just thought they were the guys who brought ice cream to my school.

Go on over to Schwan's Fine Frozen Foods and take a tour!

3 comments:

Peach Pod said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Maybe I'll be lucky girl tomorrow! I went to school in Dekalb and Clayton counties and we didn't get ice cream. I feel ripped off! I do remember the same kind of lunches. I hated when they had soup on a Friday. That meant they had made soup out of the week's leftovers. They would even throw hot dogs into the soup. Gross!

elementaryhistoryteacher said...

Actually I remember our lunches being fairly good.

Our lunches at school aren't that great and the kids have many more choices than they used to. I generally take my lunch.

ET said...

Many years ago, I think our ice cream treat at lunch was a block of vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate. It came in a sort of lightly waxed wrapper, if I remember correctly it was made by Sealtest Dairies.

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