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An Ethical Company? Jiffy

ElsieDee Oct 22, 2013 07:47 PM

Interesting piece on Jiffy: http://www.policymic.com/articles/306...

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    charlesbois Oct 22, 2013 07:56 PM

    I grew up 15 minutes from Jiffy (and now live about 20 minutes from them). They are a big local employer and a huge community supporter. Some of my grade school chums' parents still work there! Sure some of their mixes are a little pedestrian and use some less than ideal ingredients, but they are a economical solution to various baked goods needs. they are a staple in MANY houses and a lot of people wouldn't have it any other way. I think this piece is great! Thanks for posting!

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    1. re: charlesbois
      ennuisans Oct 23, 2013 12:08 AM

      I grew up with Jiffy and even though I turned away from it when I got the cooking bug, it wasn't so much out of disdain but that I wanted to learn "real" cornbread. It's a little sweet for my tastes now but they are still handy to have on hand. And from the post it seems like they are a company worth supporting for other reasons as well.

      1. re: ennuisans
        HillJ Oct 23, 2013 07:54 AM

        Hundreds of pounds of Jiffy bake mix support food pantries, soup kitchen and hunger programs with limited budgets across America. For this alone (& learning they have a soul for their employees is so rare in this economic climate) I will forever buy their products.

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          KailuaGirl Oct 23, 2013 10:49 AM

          My Dad loved to make corn pancakes with Jiffy cornbread mix! I didn't particularly care for them but, since he was so excited to be making breakfast I always ate them with more relish than I actually felt. :-) What I wouldn't give to have some of them now - just to see him happy at the griddle and hollering "Who's ready for more?" What good memories!

          1. re: KailuaGirl
            Samalicious Oct 23, 2013 05:36 PM

            2 eggs-2/3 cup milk-2 boxes Jiffy Cornbread mix makes a delightful skillet of cornbread and is the only recipe I have completely memorized. :)

      2. ElsieDee Oct 23, 2013 09:36 AM

        I grew-up with Jiffy in the pantry - both the corn mix and the "baking" mix. At some point my mother switched to regular baking (eschewing most mixes), but we always had Jiffy around, for those days when she wanted something easy.

        And I currently have a six pack of the corn mix in my pantry (quick meal for a crowd = a couple of boxes of Zatarains red beans and rice and two pans of Jiffy cornbread) as well as their baking mix ('cause I cannot make an edible biscuit to save my life).

        I am really impressed with the company's approach and will definitely support them in the future.

        1. jmckee Oct 23, 2013 11:18 AM

          Jiffy just found its way into my pantry. I want to support a company that does business this justly.

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            jujuthomas Oct 23, 2013 12:14 PM

            I purchase Jiffy cornbread mixes when i can find it - I grew up on it and it's still my favorite.Glad to know I'm supporting a company like this! I'll have to keep an eye out for their mixes more often.

            Thanks for posting ElsieDee

            1. sunshine842 Oct 23, 2013 06:44 PM

              the single cake mixes are essential for "dump cake", that trashy-but-ethereal combination of cake mix, tinned fruit pie filling, and a stick of butter.

              I like their cornbread, too -- a staple with Hoosier ham and beans.

              after reading the article, I think I'll make up an excuse to buy a few boxes for the pantry. That or drive up and give Howdy a big hug for being a real person running a great company.

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              1. re: sunshine842
                coney with everything Oct 24, 2013 06:37 AM

                Jeff Daniels lives in Chelsea as well, so drive on up and say Howdy :) to both of them!

                and a good place to eat while in town (Chelsea is as cute as can be, BTW) http://www.commongrill.com/

              2. LindaWhit Oct 24, 2013 01:28 PM

                Great article. And I've had Jiffy in my kitchen cabinets for as long as I can remember, and Mom did, too. I've got plain cornmeal for whatever I need it for, but Jiffy is always there for a quick cornbread when I get home from work and decide to pull out some chili from the freezer.

                1. HillJ Oct 24, 2013 02:17 PM

                  The company has a gazillion ways to use the mix in recipes:

                  and a free recipe book if you are so inclined :)

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                    nikkihwood Oct 24, 2013 09:56 PM

                    The recipe book is COOL!

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                      LindaWhit Oct 25, 2013 06:00 AM

                      And a way to read the recipe book online:


                      1. re: LindaWhit
                        HillJ Oct 25, 2013 06:27 AM

                        Thanks for adding the link!

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                      jeanmarieok Oct 26, 2013 02:39 PM

                      I've had 'real' corn bread, but having grown up on Jiffy, it's what I make when we have chili! Nice to hear they are such a good company.

                      1. Ruth Lafler Oct 26, 2013 04:03 PM

                        Thanks for the info! There's a company I'd be happy to support.

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                          Tara57 Oct 26, 2013 05:01 PM

                          Although my preference is good old fashioned unsweetened southern cornbread, my husband and sons love Jiffy corn muffins. Those cheap little boxes of Jiffy corn muffin mix are nice to keep on hand. They come in handy to accompany soup or round out a skimpy meal. The Jiffy corn casserole is a must at our holiday dinners. My sons love corndog casserole -- chop up three or four hotdogs, place in a baking dish, and pour over them Jiffy corn muffin mix prepared according to the directions on the box. Bake at the time and temperature called for in the corn muffin directions. I'm glad that a trusted pantry staple is made by an ethical company.

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