Attention Midwesterners - need your help...

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2013/09/14 11:27:01 (permalink)

Attention Midwesterners - need your help...

My birthday's coming up this week and I'm having my parents mail me a bunch of foodstuffs that are easy to get in Iowa, and, in my experience, impossible to get here in Connecticut. Here's what I have so far. Please help me think of additions:
 
Boetje's mustard
Plochman's mustard
Sterzing's potato chips
Cookies BBQ sauce
Open Pit BBQ sauce
Salerno butter cookies

I haven't found any of these at my local Stop 'n' Shop, Price Chopper, or Wal-Mart. Perishables are out, otherwise I'd have them send me a ton of Wisconsin cheese curds, a pork chop from the Iowa Machine Shed, and a rack from Jim's Rib Haven in Rock Island.
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    lleechef
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    Re:Attention Midwesterners - need your help... 2013/09/14 12:42:51 (permalink)
    Sorry, can't help you but I do have a story about receiving a package from Iowa.  I was living in Alaska and my former MIL decided to send me a pheasant.  She put it in a Zip-Lock bag, stuck that into a manila envelope and sent it regular mail!!!  Needless to say, when it arrived in Anchorage a week later, it was WELL AGED!!!!! 
    Happy Birthday!
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    Re:Attention Midwesterners - need your help... 2013/09/14 21:00:23 (permalink)
    Good call on the Boetje's - it's an excellent mustard.
     
    My local grocery store often has a display of unrefrigerated sausage and I recall receiving summer sausage and the like in care packages from home when I was in school, so that might be an option.
     
    How about some Ken Davis to go along with the Cookie's?
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    Re:Attention Midwesterners - need your help... 2013/09/14 23:05:12 (permalink)
    Ken Davis' sauce is from Minneapolis.  Does that qualify as "Midwest"?  I guess it's just a couple hundred miles or so, south on I-35.
     
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    Re:Attention Midwesterners - need your help... 2013/09/15 03:46:55 (permalink)
    lleechef

    Sorry, can't help you but I do have a story about receiving a package from Iowa.  I was living in Alaska and my former MIL decided to send me a pheasant.  She put it in a Zip-Lock bag, stuck that into a manila envelope and sent it regular mail!!!  Needless to say, when it arrived in Anchorage a week later, it was WELL AGED!!!!! 
    Happy Birthday!

    Maybe as a "Former" MIL, she was sending you a message!" />
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    Re:Attention Midwesterners - need your help... 2013/09/15 08:23:51 (permalink)
    Thanks for the bday wishes lleechef! 
     
    I'm not even sure if I've had Ken Davis sauce but I'll add it to the list.  I just talked to my folks and they claim that they can't find Sterzing's in their area (Quad-Cities), which is B.S., I got them at a Hy-Vee in Davenport when I was there last year.  :(  I guess I could always order from the company website, though their smallest size is two pounds and I don't think I need quite that many chips!  Though I could share at the office...

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    Re:Attention Midwesterners - need your help... 2013/09/15 09:14:23 (permalink)
    BuddyRoadhouse

    Ken Davis' sauce is from Minneapolis.  Does that qualify as "Midwest"?
    Yes, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, but I think of the Dakotas, Nebraska, and Kansas as the Plains States and more of a separate entity.  And to me Ohio is more Middle Eastern.
     
    I suspect there's a good chance that Ken Davis can be found at Hy-Vee.
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