Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Come on in to the Wheatsville Deli and check out our recently revamped self-service food bar, and grab’n’go cooler! That’s right, we’ve moved many of the items on the olive bar to grab’n’go and put a bunch of our tastiest, most popular cold salads in their place on the bar, like Cashew Linguine, Potato, Onion and Caper Salad, and Green Beans Amandine. The salad bar has been reset as well, featuring more of your favorite items, crisp, cold and ready for lunch! The entire grab’n’go cooler has been revamped as well, increasing our available selection of Take’n’Bake Pizzas, Dinners for 2, and fresh Sushi!
We also made room for a new assortment of refrigerated bakery items, so come try a fruity Blueberry Coconut Tartlet, decadent slice of creamy vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, refreshing Cranberry-Blueberry Muffin Parfait layered with local, nonfat yogurt, a cool, tart Lemon Bar, or our new staff favorite – soy-free, vegan Tres Leches Cake! This delicious cake is just sweet enough, and drenched with a syrup made from almond, coconut and rice milks for a wonderful summertime treat. Come in and check out our sweet refreshers today!
And our bakery’s new Community Action Cookies are here! This month our buttery, hand-decorated sugar cut-out cookies are shaped like cute little animal paws, with a yummy chocolate glaze, to raise awareness for our July Community Action Wednesday donation recipients Austin Pets Alive! Look for them in our bakery case!
Looking for a light lunch? Try one of our Deluxe Salads made with organic spring mix from our self-service grab’n’go cooler! These pre-packed green salads will give you the nourishment and energy you need, either veggie-only or made into a meal topped with a protein: strips of tasty baked Mongolian BBQ Tofu, tender slices of Mediterranean spice-marinated and grilled, all-natural Buddy’s chicken, or fresh, soft cubes of mozzarella cheese. Each of these salads comes packed full of organic spring mix, cherry tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, carrot and sprouts, and comes with your choice of our Cashew-Tamari or Cilantro-Lime dressing! And, right now, our Green Salad with Grilled Chicken is on sale for owners, jus0t $4.49 each, reg. $4.99, so save some time, go green and grab a salad for a healthy, quick and filling lunch!
Wow, it is hot out there! So come on in, cool off, and hydrate yourself with a cold Deli drink! Our Grab’n’Go Icebox in front of the Deli Counter is filled with our tasty, icy beverages for you to grab-n-gulp with no wait! You will likely find our house-brewed, staff favorite Gingerade, now on sale for owners, a 16 oz cup for just 99¢, reg. $1.69! This incredibly refreshing drink is made with fresh ginger, spices and a blend of three fruit juices, it’s an allergy-destroyer and tummy-tenderizer all in one, and boy does it taste good too! Also in the Icebox you may find our infamously eye-opening, 24-hour cold-brewed Iced Coffee Toddy, simply sweetened Agave Lemonade and our seasonal favorite, the lean, green Cucumber Agua Fresca! The Cuke Fresca is now joined by the gorgeous Watermelon Agua Fresca – fresh melon, water, fresh lime juice and organic raw agave syrup are blended together into a chilled masterpiece of thirst-quenching bliss, so c’mon in and try this delicious pink drink!
New delicious, seasonal drinks are also available now from our Deli Counter to cool you down this summer! Our Iced Raspberry Mate adds a touch of fruity sweetness to our herby Yerba Mate, adding a touch of raspberry syrup to this popular coffee alternative. Looking for a caffeinated pick-me-up? Sidle up to our organic, fair-trade espresso bar for an Iced Raspberry Mocha, flavored with shots of organic chocolate and raspberry syrup and blended to perfection with your choice of milk – cow, soy, rice, coconut or almond! Or maybe you’d prefer our Iced Caramel Macchiato! This sweet treat blends our espresso with caramel and vanilla syrups, and your choice of milk to make one fantastic cuppa Joe! Or, try a cup of our classic Arnold Palmer, a refreshing split of our Organic Black Zhi Tea and our Agave Lemonade! Bottoms up!
Also on the cold drink tip, our all-fruit, no-filler featured smoothie is the light & refreshing Strawberry Pineapple, blending those two tasty fruits with frozen bananas & organic apple juice!
Our featured salsa is the A-maize-ing Black Bean and Corn Salsa, a spicy blend of organic black beans, corn, tomatoes, garlic, jalapenos and cilantro, this hearty salsa is one of our most popular! Try some on your taco, or get a tub from grab’n’go to snack on with some crispy El Milagro chips!
Also on sale at the Deli Counter are tasty cold cuts, sliced to order: Boar’s Head Smoked Ham at $8.49/lb, reg. $8.99 and Smoked Provolone Cheese, $4.99/lb, reg. $5.99! C’mon in and stock up on your lunchbox staples – these two make great pizza toppings, too!
When local producer Bola Pizza rolled up to the store last week towing a custom-made mobile wood-firing pizza oven to bake up some samples for us on the spot, we had a feeling they were going to impress, and they did not fall short! Wheatsville is now proud to carry Bola’s frozen pizzas, ready for you to take home and enjoy. Read on for a full description and for everything else new at Wheatsville this week.
After hosting regular Tuesday night pizza parties for years, Austin food bloggers Christian and Jamie Bowers decided to get serious. A wood-fired oven from Italy was purchased and mounted on a custom trailer, and Bola Pizza-- named after the couple's official crust-taster and dog-- was born. Once the fire was lit, there was no turning back. The dough is their famous three-day, cold fermentation process yielding a crispy yet chewy crust topped with the highest quality local and imported ingredients.
The GodMother is here to protect you from typical frozen pizza! Smoky and rich; pairs well with full-flavored wines like Nero d'Avolas and Brunellos. Topped with Tomato Sauce, Smoked Mozzarella, and Caramelized Onions. 17.2oz, Reg. $12.99
Pure and simple. The Italian name 'Margherita' translates to 'Daisy' in English, and Bola's version is finished with a dash of earthy truffle oil. The Truffle Daisy pairs delightfully with Pale Ales. Topped with Tomato Sauce, Fresh Mozzarella, Truffle Oil, and Love.16.5oz, Reg. $12.99
Say yes to the best! Mom's Best Hot Cereals are pure whole-grain delicious-ness. These certified organic cereals are free of artificial flavors, colors and preservatives, and contain no hydrogenated oils or high fructose corn syrup. What they do contain, however, is 32-41 grams of whole grains and 200 mg of ALA Omega-3 per serving, thanks to a high fiber grain blend consisting of oats, barley, quinoa, rye, wheat, and whole flaxseeds. Mom's Hot Cereals are also an economical choice for breakfast: at five pouches per box, each serving works out to a mere $.46!
To prepare, simply empty the contents of one pouch into a bowl, add cold water (the pouch itself is the measuring cup), and microwave. How much easier does it get? 7.5oz, $2.29
The hemp seed is a nutritional powerhouse-– packed with vitamins, minerals and 10 essential amino acids, it also features a balance of omega-3 and -6 fatty acids. Sweetened with brown rice syrup, Pacific Hemp Milk boasts a smooth, luscious mouth feel, delivers 4 grams of protein, 50% of the RDA of Calcium, and is an excellent source of Vitamins D, B12 and Riboflavin.
32oz, Reg. $3.99
We’re going to be ending a couple of long term programs and wanted to let you know about it. As of now, we will no longer have a coffee and smoothie frequent buyer card program. We know that this may be disappointing to those of you who liked these programs, so as a thank you for your continued loyalty we will be giving you a coupon for:
ONE FREE POUND of COFFEE of your choice or ONE FREE SMOOTHIE of your choice when you turn in your Smoothie or Coffee card with ANY amount of punches between now and September 1, 2012.
So, why the heck are we ending the cards?
Coffee: We started out (many many years ago) wanting to let people know about our fantastic fair trade, organic bulk coffee selection and couldn’t offer many sales prices. The frequent buyer card was one way to reward loyal shoppers. Today, we have great sales on at least one bulk coffee at all times AND offer a 5% DISCOUNT ANYTIME for purchases of any 5# bag.
Smoothies: When we began making our frosty smoothies all those years ago, we wanted to let people know that we made delicious, all-fruit and no-ice drinks. Over time, we have continued to offer competitive prices and have expanded our selection to include alternative milks and mix-ins. We think our smoothies are really a good value and we will continue to have periodic specials.
Both of these programs were started long ago when the co-op was in a precarious financial position and was doing anything possible to build customer loyalty. We didn’t have the many other sales and programs we offer today. Co-op Deals and Owner Deals didn’t exist. Neither did Owner Appreciation Days, and the co-op was not in a position to offer Patronage Rebates. Today, we have all of those things plus much stronger customer service, and we are always looking for new ways to deliver better value to our customers.
We know that this decision may be disappointing but we hope that you can understand our reasoning and enjoy your free smoothie or pound of coffee on us.
Thank you for your continued loyalty and patronage.