The Earliest Humans LOVED Meat

tumblr_mn1q02Edyq1rws0lmo1_1280Throughout our short history here on earth, we have been through a lot. A good chunk of this “a lot” has always come down to a stable food source.  Whether it has been hunting and gathering or farming land, humans have always been striving to gather enough food to survive through the winter or provide for their family. Then one day collectively, the human race decided meat would be easier to acquire if we found a way to domesticate the meat we wanted to eat.

Domestication of animals dates back to the end of the last glacial period (c. 10,000 BC) and allowed the production of meat and the breeding of animals with a view on improving meat production. These animals which are now principal sources of meat were domesticated alongside humans throughout the development of the earliest civilizations.

Fresh Meat Always Lines Our Shelves

Every morning we line our shelves with only the the best, most appetizing cuts of meat.

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Sweet Treats From Sweet Street

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Sweet Street Desserts has made their way to Schiff’s in hopes of satisfying your craving for chocolate. Don’t eat too much though, your dentist might get a bit angry.  Check out all the products we will start carrying today!

★  Reese’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Pies
★  Lemon Crumb Bars
★  Chocolate Lovin’ Spoon Cakes
★  Individually Boxed Classic Coffee Cakes
★  Individually Boxed Molten Chocolate Cakes
★  Meltaway Bars
★  New York Style Cheesecake
★  Oreo Cookie Base Pies
★  Apple Crumb Cakes
★  Big Blitz Bar With Snickers
★  Caramel Apple Granny Pies

Introducing Our Golden Crisp® Breaded Jalapeño Cheddar Potato Bites!

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Today we are introducing a two new product created by our friend’s over at Golden Crisp!

For our fried food lovers, we are introducing both the cost effective, tasty and spicy Golden Crisp® Breaded Jalapeño Cheddar Potato Bites and Golden Crisp® Breaded Cheddar Potato Bites.


Our NEW Golden Crisp® Breaded Jalapeño Cheddar Potato Bites are made of chopped jalapeño peppers, shredded and diced Russet potatos then blended with cheese, coated and fried into poppable round bite. YUM

And for people who don’t enjoy burning their taste buds, we have our plain Golden Crisp® Breaded Cheddar Potato Bites.

Come give them a shot at our Scranton location!

A Little Bit of Ciabatta History…

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Here at Schiff’s we do appreciate a bit of history… especially Italian history!

Did you know that the first Ciabatta was produced in 1982 by Analdo Cavallari, a small time baker and miller from Venice in Venito. To think that Ciabatta’s came all the way from a quaint town in Italy to our store in Scranton. So cool!

The Ciabatta recipe came about after several weeks of variations of traditional bread recipes, and consists of a soft, wet dough made with high gluten flour.

DIY: Eat Healthier & Celebrate National Blueberry Month

Blueberry Feta Salad

So you want to eat healthy but you want to switch it up a bit?
Make it happen with this blueberry feta salad. 
Traditional green salads are so 2013.

Here are the great ingredients to toss together:

Lettuce – Gotta love a crispy mix
Only The Freshest Berries – raspberries, blueberries, strawberries (preferably sliced)
Candied Walnuts (directions here)
Dressing – Ken’s Raspberry Vinaigrette ( keeping with that fruit taste)

And voila, a healthy salad and something fun to share with your friends and family. 

For these ingredients and more come stop by here at Schiff’s!

More of a meat person?
Check out Schiff’s strictly Kielbasa and smoked meat website mykielbasa.com.

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It’s National PiñA Colada Day!

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You don’t need to be on a beach to enjoy this refreshing tropical cocktail. No matter where you are in the world, a piña colada is a great way to sit back, relax, and enjoy a little taste of the summer.

Did you know that piña coladas originated in San Juan, Puerto Rico? The term, “piña colada”, meaning “strained pineapple” in Spanish, was invented in 1954 by Ramon “Monchito” Mattero. He was a bartender who was working at the Caribe Hilton Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico and his mission with the beloved cocktail was to pour the flavors of Puerto Rico into a glass. The piña colada took him three months of experimenting to create. His work really paid off because the piña colada is now the official drink of Puerto Rico!

Don’t forget whether you like making them yourself or want some help, Schiff’s has the ingredients you need to make this fantastic drink. From fresh pineapple to Master of Mixes Piña Colada Mix, fix yourself an ice cold drink, top it with a mini umbrella, and celebrate National Piña Colada Day!