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HEB Grocery Store Question.

We'll be in Texas later this month for our annual "waltz across Texas", where we spend about a month travelling around to see family, friends, and warm up a little bit. I grew up, for the most part, in San Antonio, so am very familiar with HEB stores. (My first job was at the HEB on Broadway in Alamo Heights, well before they modernized the store a number of years back). Someone told me that they now have special cuts of pork, etc, that are already brined. Has anybody seen this, and more importantly, are they any good??

While we're in Texas, we also plan on stocking up on Tellez tamales in SA, and Tallent sausage in Riverside, outside of Huntsville. We usually get enough to stretch out through the next year. May even try to get to Franklin's in Austin, besides the annual trip to Lockhart.

 

From the NE Georgia Mountains! Me, SWMBO, and two spoiled ass Springers!

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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 8,202
    Get some of this. It's like crack.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,895
    caliking said:

    Get some of this. It's like crack.

    Make nachos with them. It will blow your mind.

    Use those jollys and blues hog honey mustard. Fry your own flour tortillas.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • Go to Lupe Tortilla and buy flour tortillas...seriously good
    LBGE 4/2012, MBGE 6/2012 & Mini 11/2013
    Rome, GA
  • I have not seen any pre brined pork at HEB. I could have missed it but I've never been impressed with their pork selection. They have some marinated pork tenderloins that are pretty good but I wouldn't go out of my way for them.
  • TexansurfTexansurf Posts: 378
    The central market HEB in Alamo Heights may have them.  I have seen some prepped items in the butchers cases, but usually do my own.
    Corpus Christi, Texas.  LBGE x 2, Weber Smoky Joe, and Aussie Walk-About
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,575
    caliking said:

    Get some of this. It's like crack.

    That's hilarious. ..I was going to say to stock up on those. I'm out.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • MayberryMayberry Posts: 563
    If any of you Texas boys ever venture near Athens, GA, I want to set up an exchange. I want some of those peppers and some Blues Hog sauce!
    Athens, GA
  • warwomanwarwoman Posts: 256
    Mayberry said:
    If any of you Texas boys ever venture near Athens, GA, I want to set up an exchange. I want some of those peppers and some Blues Hog sauce!
     
    PM me your address. If I can't fit 'em in to bring 'em home, I'll see about shipping you some.
    If I can bring them with me, I'm not that far from Athens, just up the road in Clayton,Ga.

    From the NE Georgia Mountains! Me, SWMBO, and two spoiled ass Springers!
  • GQuizGQuiz Posts: 690
    @mayberry Blues Hog is available on Amazon.

    XL BGE; Schertz TX by way of Stow OH. #egghead4life
  • GQuizGQuiz Posts: 690
    @mayberry Sorry, the shipping is outrageous.

    XL BGE; Schertz TX by way of Stow OH. #egghead4life
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,538
    You need both of these from HEB. image
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,538
    edited January 2014
    This ain't bad. Found at HEB. I drink the Vinegar. Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,538
    henapple said:
    Get some of this. It's like crack.
    That's hilarious. ..I was going to say to stock up on those. I'm out.
    I give to henapple for massive amounts of OO..... Same markup as crack
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,538
    HEB has it all. Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,895
    The blues hog is only $3.00 a bottle now.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • warwoman said:

    While we're in Texas, we also plan on stocking up on Tellez tamales in SA, and Tallent sausage in Riverside, outside of Huntsville. We usually get enough to stretch out through the next year. May even try to get to Franklin's in Austin, besides the annual trip to Lockhart.

     

    You should start making your own tamales and sausages. That's what I do to satisfy my urges.

    Hope you have a good trip!
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 8,202
    The blues hog is only $3.00 a bottle now.
    They mark things up when they see Mickey coming...

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,544
    How much do the candied jalapenos cost in Tay-haas? I found them online for 7 bucks.
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 8,202
    The word is out...

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 10,010
    @Eggcelsior -  Once @Mickey posted a pic of the jar of those candied jalas late last summer I too found them on-line for that price. I believe you have to clear $50 for free shipping so I ordered 8 jars.  About time to reload the jalas as they are much more "next day friendly" than the straight-up version. FWIW-  
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs 
    Pit Barrel Cooker
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  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,239
    Mayberry said:
    If any of you Texas boys ever venture near Athens, GA, I want to set up an exchange. I want some of those peppers and some Blues Hog sauce!

    Get your Blues Hog here, shipping in the past has been reasonable.

    http://shop.straubs.com/search.aspx?keyword=blues hog

  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,895
    How much do the candied jalapenos cost in Tay-haas? I found them online for 7 bucks.
    About $4 like cali said but they have $.75 off every other month or so. I buy a few jars at a time. Get some. Tacos and nachos will never be the same. 
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,239
    Mickey said:
    You need both of these from HEB. image

    Are these jalapenos in a sugar brine? Me and my buddy tried a mixture of vinegar, sugar, lots of chopped garlic and jalapenos and put them up in jars. He may add salt also. They were fantastic and we thought we invented something.

    I nicknamed them jalapeno candy never knowing these existed.

    He still makes them every year.

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