26 HEB Products Texans Can’t Live Without

In honor of San Antonio's very favorite grocery store, here are 26 locally beloved H-E-B products that we hope you never have to live without...

There’s nothing more "Texan" than shopping at H-E-B. From the moment you’re welcomed out of the scorching heat and into the automatically-sliding arms of your local air-conditioned store, you’re treated like a part of the family.

Here, you can find everything from the classic comfort foods of home to novelty items (think: Texas-shaped tortilla chips and whiskey-and-honey ice cream). Here are 26 local H-E-B favorites to prove it! 

1. Whataburger-Style Products

In a San Antonio powerhouse move, H-E-B teamed up with Whataburger to release and distribute an exclusive line of drive-through-worthy products: including Fancy Ketchup, Spicy Ketchup, Jalapeno Ranch, and the forever classic Honey Butter.

2. Mootopia Milk

In case y’all forgot, Mootopia is the Spurs’ favorite post-workout drink...and we’ve heard even lactose-intolerant customers sing Mo otopia’s praises! Do you like reduced fat, fat-free, or chocolate?

3. Specialty Series Texas Barbeque Sauce

H-E-B’s Texas Specialty Series Barbeque sauce reminds us why our state’s version of BBQ is clearly the best. Sorry, Memphis.

4. Cafe Olé Taste Of San Antonio Coffee

In case living and breathing San Antonio isn’t enough for you, H-E-B is kind enough to let you taste it in your coffee, too. Offering "a taste of San Antonio," Cafe Ole roast has notes of cinnamon, chocolate, and vanilla.

5. Central Market Exotic Mediterranean Blend Vegetable Chips

Okay, seriously? H-E-B just transformed the entire “eating your vegetables” experience. Thank you, Central Market Exotic Mediterranean Blend Vegetable Chips.

6. Central Market Hatch Green Chile Queso

According to their website, “All you have to say is Central Market Hatch Green Chile Queso, and people will come running to your table.” To summarize: who needs online dating anymore when you have H-E-B?

7. Creamy Creations Ice Cream

When the Great Blue Bell Famine of 2015 struck H-E-B shelves, many Texans found unexpected solace in H-E-B’s Creamy Creations. This year, try the seasonal Texas Starry Night flavor! 

8. That Green Sauce

An absolute local classic, That Green Sauce is a spicy blend of jalapeños and poblanos perfect on tacos, eggs, fajitas, or whatever else you can think of.

9. Wild Alaska Seafood

We especially recommend the Fish Market’s Sockeye Salmon Fillet!

10. San Antonio Vino

Cheers to H-E-B! Head to your local store's wine shelves to find various San Antonio Winery picks, including  American Cardinale (a sweet red blend) and  Villadoro Moscato

11. Mixla Tortillas

Life is too short to eat sub-par tortillas...which is why H-E-B-brand Mixla Tortillas have gained a following of their own. The best of both worlds, these puppies combine the authentic taste of corn with the flexibility of flour.

12. Finishing Butter

H-E-B is getting gourmet, y’all. Their most recent line of Select Ingredient Finishing Butter includes velvety-smooth flavors, including Tuscan Herb and White & Black Truffle.

13. Filled Pastas

For those nights when you have to be fancy in a hurry, these Filled Pasta combos are a lifesaver.

14. Sushiya! San Antonio Roll

Most folks don’t pair San Antonio and sushi, but we’re thankful for the genius who created the San Antonio Roll (obviously containing avocado).

15. Cookie Butter

We're addicted to H-E-B Cookie Butter. It's smooth as creamy peanut butter and tastes like Christmas morning.

16. Pure Cane Sugar Soda

Is your vice Original Cola, Watermelon Slice, or Pumpkin Creme?

17. Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Did you think all hummus was created equal? Tell us that again after you taste this stuff.

18. Fresh In-Store Guacamole

If there’s one area San Antonio claims expertise, it’s guacamole.

19. Natural Uncured Applewood Smoked Bacon

If you’re partial to breakfast food, try H-E-B’s Natural Uncured Applewood Smoked Bacon at any time of the day.

20. Cranberry Pistachio Bread

According to their website, “If man had to live by bread alone H-E-B Cranberry Pistachio Bread would be our winner.” We’re inclined to agree. Pro tip: fry it up for a Texas twist on French Toast.

21. Freshly Ground Honey Roasted Peanut Butter

Available in the bulk aisle of most H-E-B Plus stores, fresh ground HRPB has captured the hearts of peanut butter lovers across the city.

22. Prime 1 Boneless Ribeye Steak

We wouldn’t be Texans if we didn’t mention Boneless Ribeye Steak: summer grilling, holiday feasting, whatever. Snag some.

23. Anything from Cafe On-The-Run

Have you ever made the mistake of grocery shopping while hungry? It doesn’t end well for your wallet. Next time, try out Café on the Run! Alon Market, 1604/Blanco Rd, and 281/Evans locations offer chef-prepared meals, snacks, and side dishes for your ready-to-eat pleasure. ( See full locations here.)

24. Central Market’s Small-Batch Ice Cream

For the high-end ice cream snobs among us, Central Market’s small-batch ice cream includes beloved flavors like " Whiskey and Honey."

25. Bare Bread Crustless White Bread

For those of us who don’t have time for crusts, Bare Bread is uber-convenient and super delicious.

26. San Antonio Lager

Looking for your new favorite brew? H-E-B offers a special San Antonio Lager in all its six-pack glory. Created by Ranger Creek Brewing and Distillery to celebrate our city's tricentennial, this beer hints at the city's German roots and comes in a colorful can. 

If you weren’t hungry when you started reading this post, we’re willing to bet you are now...and if you don’t live in Texas, maybe you’re holding back a few (understandable) tears. Thankfully, many H-E-B products are available online. And, whether you’re a “Tex-pat” or an out-of-state novice, San Antonio is ready to welcome you in at a moment’s notice.

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Note: This blog was originally published in July 2016 and has been updated to reflect current info. 

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