Suggestions Through 3/5/15
"PEACHES. Why no peaches? (Or nectarines - those are cool, too.)"
At this time of year stone fruits would come from South America - expensive and a long transport. Given our commitment to the Real Food Challenge and buying local as much as possible, we'll wait until these fruits are tastier and have a much smaller commute. Maybe early spring - at the soonest.
"Almost every evening that I come into the marketplace a station has run out of food or even multiple station. Tonight I wanted the stroganoff and there was no more beef. They served me the same chicken that was being served at the fajita station. Flavorless and disgusting. The pasta bar was closed all they do is throw sauce over the pasta as an alternative which is blah. How can you ensure that all students get the same opportunity to get the good food?"
We received your comment on 2/18. The specificity gave us the opportunity to have a productive discussion with the closing cooks and get their suggestions for what could be done differently so that students who arrive in that last half hour of service to the Marketplace still have a good menu selection. We hope you've seen improvement, and we welcome your additional comments!
"Please please please get Lactaid fat free or reduced fat milk again! And also please get the silk yogurts back that use to be in the cooler. That would be very much appreciated by the lactose intolerant people at Oxy."
Both are back as of today, Friday March 6! Please note that the Silk Soy yogurt comes in weekly on Wednesdays at the Cooler and is often depleted in a few days, so come early and stock up.
"Would it be possible to get whole wheat pasta in different shapes other than penne? It would make it a lot more exciting!"
Yes. We will make the switch to rotini next week, and can try others in the future. Hope you enjoy the change!
"I LOVE THE VEGAN BLUEBERRY MUFFINS THEY'RE THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY DAY THANK YOU SO MUCH"
Today (2/25) I enjoyed the most remarkable, delectable banana cream pudding. It was actually the most delicious thing I have eaten in a very long time. Every bite had the creamy texture and flavor that a banana cream dessert should have. Thank you so much for making my day with this lovely treat!!!! I'm glad it's for special occasions, though, otherwise I would eat it every time you offered it...that's a problem because I still want my pants to fit!!! Thank you so much for all of the delicious, special things you make for the students!! :) I appreciate you very much!!!"
"3/3/15: Loved the homestyle eggplant today! Keep them good flavors a comin'!"
Thank you all, for the compliments - they inspire us:-)
"I love love love it when the Cooler has Promax bars! I will shamelessly make a plea that we get the cookies and cream flavor (you had it last semester a couple of times)."
As of right now we have two flavors of Promax in stock. We purchase the bars from multiple sources and the prices can fluctuate widely. When prices reach a level within our range we buy, but still sometimes we are shorted by distributors. We appreciate knowing your preference for the Cookies and Cream!
"Could you occasionally rotate in mozzarella and basil to the salad bar or sandwich station?"
While both ingredients are much more likely to turn up in the Deli Salad or in "Grab & Go" items, we will consider your suggestion, thank you!
"Please bring back the old soy yogurt that was used in the fresh strawberry yogurt parfaits. Last semester the soy yogurt was delicious, but this semester it is absolutely inedible."
The brand of soy yogurt we used to use became unavailable, so we switched to another brand. Good news, the original variety is back in stock and you should notice it's return the week of 3/9.
"Please correctly label the cereal. I got a bowlful of plain Cheerios when I was expecting honey nut Cheerios, and you can't really put it back if you don't want it.Thanks."
Right you are! That was an ooops on our part when we switched from Honey Nut to regular Cheerios (based on a suggestion received - see 2/13). All fixed now :-)
"[3/3]I loved having a non-soy veg. option today at homestyle! Would love to see that more often around the mp!"
Thanks for casting your vote for the Eggplant Steaks with Tomatoes and Chickpeas!
"We would love it if there were microwavable popcorn available for purchase at the coffee cart. It's an easy, somewhat healthy snack, and everyone loves it! In general, some more crunchy, savory, salty snakes[sic] would be a great addition to the cart!"
We'll certainly consider microwave popcorn - although you would have to microwave elsewhere of course. And we'd love to hear your specific suggestions for crunchy, savory, salty snakes, um, snacks!
Johnson Student Center, 2nd Floor