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What's New in May

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, May 3, 2013  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

Most of my clothes are the same colors. I have the same hairstyle I did in high school. I haven’t bought new music in a couple months. Sure, I’m stuck in a few ruts, but when it comes to food, I’m an adventurous trailblazer conquering new-to-me cooking methods, ingredients and products. “Yes! I’ll try that,” is my food motto.

If you’re also on the lookout for products to try, you’ll be happy to know that Whole Foods Market adds many new items to our shelves every month. Dig in to our most recent additions with ease knowing they all meet our Quality Standards, meaning they’re free of hydrogenated fats and artificial preservatives, colors and flavors.

Here’s what new now:

Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Strips

These vegan strips look like chicken and cook like chicken, but they’re actually made from soybeans and peas. Whether you fancy fajitas or long for a stir-fry, they deliver satisfying texture and 18 grams of plant-based protein. Choose from Grilled, Lightly Seasoned or Southwest Style.

Hiball Peach Sparkling Energy Water

Looking for a refreshing drink made without sweeteners of any kind, no calories, no sodium and no artificial flavors? We were too. The energy boost in this fortunate find comes from a blend of organic caffeine, ginseng, guarana and B vitamins.

Hiball Pomegranate Açaí Organic Energy Drink

Can organic juices, sweetened with organic, fair-trade sugar, be only 120 calories per can? Yes, yes they can. The energy boost comes from a blend of caffeine, ginseng, guarana and B vitamins.

Hilary’s Eat Well Hemp & Greens Burger

Made with a blend of organic greens, organic millet and hemp seed for a crunchy, satisfying texture, these Non-GMO Project verified meatless burgers contain no dairy, soy, corn, yeast, egg, nuts or gluten. To top it off, all of Hilary Brown’s recipes are created for people with food allergies and sensitivities in mind.

Hilary’s Eat Well Original Veggie Bites

A finger food that’s fun for parties and meals for kids of all ages, these crunchy bites are made with organic millet, quinoa, sweet potato and spinach. Non-GMO Project verified, these meatless bites contain no dairy, soy, corn, yeast, egg, nuts or gluten. All of Hilary Brown’s recipes are created for people with food allergies and sensitivities in mind.

Organic Valley Organic Grassmilk

Moooove over conventional milk. This milk delivers a distinctive, seasonal flavor that comes from 100% grass-fed cows not treated with antibiotics or synthetic hormones (rBGH/rBST). Plus, Organic Valley is a farmer-owned cooperative with more than 1,600 family farms.

Q Drinks Q Grapefruit

Party down with this sparkling soda! Flavored with real pink grapefruit, it’s refreshingly tart and balanced with a light touch of organic cane sugar. This effervescent drink has only 50 calories per serving. Enjoy on its own or as a cocktail mixer.

Q Drinks Q Lemon

This sparkling soda, flavored with real lemon juice, is refreshingly tart and balanced with a light touch of organic cane sugar. With only 50 calories per bottle, it’s one drink you’ll want on the invite list at your next gathering. Enjoy on its own or try it as a mixer.

Q Drinks Q Orange

Sparkling soda flavored with four different varieties of citrus—Valencia oranges from Florida, Pera oranges from Brazil, tangerines from Mexico and key limes—is refreshingly balanced with a light touch of organic cane sugar. There’s only 50 calories per bottle, so enjoy it on its own or as a mixer.

Sol Cuisine Sliders

These Non-GMO Project verified mini vegan sliders are the perfect size for parties, appetizers or kids’ meals. Choose Original, Spicy Black Bean with sweet corn and a touch of jalapeño heat, or Sprouted Quinoa Chia made with sweet potatoes and no soy.

Sol Cuisine Sprouted Quinoa Chia Burger

Now everyone at your table can enjoy burger night! This flavor-packed vegan patty is made with black chia, organic quinoa and sweet potato for hearty texture. It’s also made without soy or wheat and is Non-GMO Project verified.

It’s your turn! Tell us about a must-try product that you recently discovered by commenting below.  

 

Category: Grocery

 

17 Comments

Comments

Amy says ...
LaLoo goats milk ice cream- it's absolutely delicious (and a great alternative to regular ice cream) but doesn't seem to be in stores anywhere!!!!
05/08/2013 9:20:50 AM CDT
Adam says ...
I've tried the Beyond Meat, pretty amazing stuff! Great for anyone looking for a plant-based, vegan meat to replace animal-based meat in familiar recipes.. great texture and flavor Looking forward to finding the new Hemp & Greens burgers, I love the other Hilary's burgers!
05/15/2013 4:42:30 PM CDT
ralph says ...
dose the grassmilk come in whole milk?
05/15/2013 5:42:37 PM CDT
Kimberly says ...
Loving the Organic Valley 100% grass-fed whole milk! We've started stopping by the store weekly just to buy this item. It's great to have easy access to milk from 100% grass-fed cows. Please continue to stock the whole milk version, we had to settle for 2% this week because our store was out of whole.
05/15/2013 6:07:38 PM CDT
Sharon Intilli says ...
I have discovered the milk and butter of "Natural by Nature" which is totally from pasture-raised cows and is only "lightly" pasturized so that the good stuff isn't killed off through high heat pasturization! At least that's what I think I read about them. Their products taste great, which leads me to believe it's true. If anyone has ever tasted totally grass-raised raw cow's milk, you know how delicious it is. Like milk ought to taste, and with all the healthy benefits. This reminded me of that. So good!
05/15/2013 6:43:45 PM CDT
Joanna says ...
Total plain Fage Greek yogurt its my favorite. I don't like fat free products because they usually contain something artifial. Or have bunch of sugar. In contrast Fage yogurt has good amount of protein, no sugar added, and its full fat. I can mix berries or sugar free melted dark chocolate or put in smoothies. It's just perfect for many of my desserts, and dips.
05/15/2013 7:10:10 PM CDT
Susan says ...
Love that you're adding products for those of us with food sensitivities. Way to go Whole Foods!
05/15/2013 8:37:15 PM CDT
Elizabeth says ...
would buy the grassmilk but it is always about to expire :(
05/15/2013 10:28:30 PM CDT
Evelyn says ...
My son just tried the Organic Valley 100% grass-fed whole milk and loved it. I hope that in the near future Whole Foods will offer more Non-GMO Project verified products.
05/16/2013 11:38:31 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@RALPH - I was able to pull up the Organic Valley Grassmilk options and there is a whole milk option that they make (http://www.organicvalley.coop/products/milk/grassmilk/). Check with your local store to see if they carry this variety, if not, they'll be happy to look in to ordering it for you!
05/16/2013 2:22:49 PM CDT
Victoria says ...
Yay for non-GMO packaged foods! I'm always looking for quick(er) vegetarian meals that are organic and actually taste good. This is the second time in one week that the Hilary's burgers have been recommended to me, definitely going to stop by and grab one!
05/18/2013 12:59:42 PM CDT
Dee Swann says ...
Is the soy in your new 'Beyond Meat chicken strips' with peas+soy - non GMO?? It doesn't say so like the 'Hillarys Hemp Burgers' indicate as part of non-gmo project> and are your fresh produce all NON-GMO. even the non-organics??
05/20/2013 7:26:12 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@DEE - You can see the soy ingredients in their products noted as non-GMO identity preserved. You can look through all of their ingredients on their site at http://www.beyondmeat.com/.
05/20/2013 3:51:28 PM CDT
Britni says ...
I love Hilary's Eat Well and their adzuki bean burgers and original veggie burgers. I'm definitely going to try the new Hemp and Greens burger and the veggie bites. Can't wait!
05/20/2013 6:51:51 PM CDT
Mike F says ...
I'd love it if WFM would stock Organic Pastures Raw Milk again!
05/22/2013 10:50:41 PM CDT
Sandra Mooney says ...
When will you get the new Beyond Meat Burgers?
06/26/2014 9:01:01 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@SANDRA - Since our exact product options will differ between stores, check with your local store to see when they expect to have these in stock!
06/30/2014 1:12:37 PM CDT