By - August 1, 2016

Back to school

Back to school

Publix fruit


These items will be at season’s peak when school starts, so be sure to have some on hand for an after-school snack or healthy after-dinner treat.

Item Size Average retail price Saving over national brand
Tree Ripe California Peaches and Nectarines Varies Varies Unique item*
Crunch Pak Apple Slices 14 ounce bag $3.49
King O’ The West Honeydew Melon Varies $3.99

*No price comparison

Ring in the school year with kid-friendly snacks

If you’re looking for the perfect lunchbox or homework snack companions, you’ll thank our Aprons Simple Meals chefs.

They’ve created four easy-to-make, grab-and-go kid pleasers guaranteed to delight your youngster’s taste buds.

Tasting event

Stop by Publix for a Back-to-School tasting event Saturday, Aug. 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to sample dairy-free chocolate pudding. In addition to tasting the delicious goodness, you’ll get a brochure with recipes for other back-to-school snacks like trail mix popcorn balls, taco nut clusters and malted pretzel brittle.

While you’re there, pick up all the ingredients you need to make these yummy treats at home.

Publix Bakery limited-time offerings

Bakery items

Your sweet tooth will have something to look forward to when you end the day with one of the bakery’s latest cake creations or cookies.

Item Availability Size Average retail price Saving over national brand
Cherry Cheese Strudel  Through Aug. 31 16 oz. $5.69 Unique item*
Raspberry Bliss Bar Cake 15 oz. $6.39
Butter Toffee Gourmet Cookie Bites  Through Sept. 30 14 count $4.19
Cranberry Blueberry Flavored Loaf Cake 16 oz. $4.69

*No price comparison

 Fun back-to-school facts

  • In the U.S., summer vacation is eight weeks long. In Chile, children are out of school from mid-December to early March (12 weeks); in Ethiopia, vacation is 12 – 15 weeks; while Germany has a short six-week summer break.
  • By the age of 10, children will have worn down approximately 730 crayons and spent an average of 28 minutes a day coloring.
  • Approximately 480,000 yellow school buses carry 25 million U.S. children to and from school every weekday.
  • The City Montessori School in Lucknow, India, has the largest student population: more than 32,000 children. It was established by the Ghandis in 1959.
  • Didaskaleinophobia is the fear of going to school and affects about 2.4 percent of school-aged children internationally.
  • The average classroom pencil can write approximately 45,000 words or draw a line almost 35 miles long.
  • Before the invention of the eraser, breadcrumbs were used to erase mistakes.
  • The Boston Latin School is the oldest public school in the U.S. It was founded in 1635 and boasts the attendance of five signers of the Declaration of Independence: Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, Robert Paine, Samuel Adams and William Hopper.

Publix Deli sliced meats

Assorted meatSandwiches are a lunchbox staple. Add a complementary sliced cheese, your favorite condiments and veggies. Pick up a loaf of Publix Bakery White Mountain Bread, or change things up by using a pita or wrap. And you can always save time by placing your order through Online Easy Ordering at!

Item Size Average retail price Saving over national brand
Publix Deli Sweet Ham Slice to customer’s request $8.79/pound Unique item*
Publix Deli Oven-Roasted Turkey Breast (lower-sodium oven-roasted, hickory smoked and honey smoked) $8.89 – $8.99/pound
Publix Deli Top Round Roast Beef $9.99

*No price comparison

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Publix Deli sliced meats

Publix Oven-Roasted Turkey Breast (lower-sodium oven-roasted, hickory smoked and honey smoked varieties) — a delicious oven-roasted fat-free turkey breast (no MSG)

Publix Deli Sweet Ham — a delicious ham with a very mild salt flavor and a proprietary marinade that adds a distinct, pleasantly sweet flavor

Publix Deli Top Round Roast Beef — USDA choice cap-off top round of beef, marinated and rubbed with a proprietary spice blend for maximum flavor

Publix fruit

Tree-ripe California peaches and  nectarines — buy what you can use in a few days, and keep your peaches and nectarines at room temperature to preserve their peak flavor and texture. Don’t refrigerate unless the fruit is fully ripe; the cold stops the ripening process. These fruits freeze very well, once you remove the pits. They’re also wonderful made into jams, pies and cobblers.

King O’ The West honeydew melons — these melons are vine-ripened, so enjoy them right away, or refrigerate as soon as you get home. Before cutting into your melon, rinse with cool water to remove any surface dirt. Wrap cut melons with plastic and store for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

Crunch Pak apple slices (sweet, tart, mixed varieties) — nothing says back to school like an apple. With three varieties of pre-cut apples, you can’t go wrong when you pack this healthy snack in your child’s lunchbox!

Publix Bakery limited-time offerings

Butter Toffee Gourmet Cookie Bites — pecans and toffee baked into a buttery cookie dough for a rich crunch taste

Cranberry Blueberry Flavored Loaf Cake — made with real cranberries and blueberries and topped with streusel

Cherry Cheese Strudel — cherry and cream cheese filling inside a light puff pastry strudel, topped with coarse sugar and baked to perfection

Raspberry Bliss Bar Cake — filled with Publix’s exclusive raspberry cream cheese, topped with signature cream cheese icing and then garnished with seedless raspberry filling

Back-to-School Jokes

Teacher: If you had 13 apples, 12 grapes, 3 pineapples and 3 strawberries, what would you have?

Student: A delicious fruit salad

Mother: What did you learn in school today?

Son: Not enough. They said I have to go back tomorrow.

Why did the broom get a poor grade in school?

Because it was always sweeping during class!

What is the king of all school supplies?

The ruler!

What makes a Cyclops such an effective teacher? He has only one pupil!

Why can’t you work in an orange juice factory? Because you can’t concentrate!

Back-to-School Crossword Puzzle


2. Stick that measures things
5. Person who learns in school
6. Person you learn from
8. Fellow students
9. Store with great back-to-school snack ideas
12. Bag with straps for carrying belongings
13. A little meal
14. Get some exercise in this class

1. Time when you have a little fun
3. Class that involves experimenting
4. Class that involves equations
7. After school assignments
9. Writing tool with eraser
10. Midday meal
11. Place with lots of books

printable version of crossword

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Puzzle Answers

Puzzle answers