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Kyungwon Yoon says ...
Mighty Leaf Tea is great. I have tried many different tea bags and so far Mighty Leaf Tea pouches had the best taste. Chamomile Citrus is highly recommended. As matter of fact, one of my co-worker who tried one of my Chamomile Citrus tea fell in love with this tea and he is getting this tea for Mother's Day. I hope to see more Mighty Leaf Teas available through Whole Food.
05/06/2009 8:25:42 PM CDT
John Kohler says ...
I love delicious whole foods organic and locally grown produce.
05/06/2009 8:40:38 PM CDT
Maria Calais Pedro says ...
It's a joy to shop at WholeFoods or just go there to try the delicious samples. For Mother's Day I would buy the Portuguese rolls that I love, spread some butter, ham and cheese and voila! It makes a great breakfast or brunch if my 3 girls and husband let me sleep in... I know that these 4 are probably getting me some of those beautiful roses.
05/06/2009 8:47:36 PM CDT
Ed Tabas says ...
FLOWERS...Everybody loves flowers, especially Abby; also your desserts are superb...yum!!! Happy Mother's Day and good luck everyone!
05/06/2009 8:54:18 PM CDT
Cee says ...
I am allergic to "almost everything" including gluten intolerance. I am grateful Whole Foods has a variety of quality food that fits my diet. Organic produce is always the best for me to feel healthy. I enjoy the great tea selection also.
05/06/2009 8:55:53 PM CDT
Dechele Byrd says ...
To celebrate Mother's Day, I have to say that my favorite items to purchase is the Key Lime Pie/Tart from the bakery counter. This pie is my mother's absolute favorite and what better place to get it from than a place that uses ingredients that make desserts so very healthy. I love the organic ground beef 7%, fresh corn tortillas, organic green onions, white onion, fresh black pitted olives from the olive bar, and the enchiladas sauce and the raw organic sharp cheddar cheese to make the very best enchiladas that my mom makes for our family. For me as a mother I truly love the seafood counter at the whole foods in el segundo. Jerry is a great service provide along with everyone else that I have interacted with at that store. The seafood is fresh and raised in ways that are healthy and protect the environment. I often purchase Alaskan King Crab Legs or farm/grain raised catfish to prepare healthy meals for myself and my daughter. I love the fresh spinach and garlic, which I use to make sauteed spinach in just a few minutes. I am a faith shopper and enjoy the feeling of being in Whole Food...don't let me forget the chicken salad, tuna salad and the corn and arugula salad because those are the best. My top favorite though has to be the vegan cookie dough ice cream at the ice cream bar. I am lactose intolerant and this item was a heaven send allowing me to eat ice cream with my daughter. Thank you for being a great store with great employees and products!
05/06/2009 8:58:42 PM CDT
Susan Rak says ...
We think the Yummy Earth organic lollipops are the best 25 calorie snack around. The best little lollipop in America!!
05/06/2009 9:06:43 PM CDT
Jeanne says ...
So many fresh mangos available at such great prices now. Dice them & squeeze fresh lime juice on the fresh mango. Spoon on top of lemon yogurt for a sweet & tangy breakfast or a light desert.
05/06/2009 9:13:02 PM CDT
Amy Hopkins says ...
There is much to love at Whole Foods. It is a very pleasant shopping atmosphere, and the staff are always so friendly and helpful. Product-wise, I just polished off a bag of Lesser Evil Black&White popcorn, which is absolutely fantastic!!! I love the peace of mind that comes with shopping at Whole Foods - the nutritional research has already been done for me! My husband claims that the 365 Tongol tuna is the best tuna he's ever tasted.
05/06/2009 9:21:24 PM CDT
Cheryl says ...
When I go to Wholefoods, which is once a week, I liken it to my husband going to Home Depot. I am in my glorys! I recently took the tour of your store, and learned so much that now I buy much more than I did before. I love the 365 brand. Great price and quality. I make the "chocolate chili" recip I got at your Valentine's Day Chocolate Fest. Most of the ingredients are 365 brand. I have been making it once a week,and my family loves it. There are so many products I keep introducing to my diet. I am on a no starch diet, so I love Jarrow's Xylitol, a natural sweetener that gobbles up yeast in the body! I use Barlean's Essential Woman Flaxseed oil with evening primrose. I also use Jarrow's "Femodophilus, for all that good bacteria. I started trying out, and now love, Dr. Hauschka facial products, thanks to the sweet little blonde girl who is always so helpful in that aisle. I recently tried the Artic Char in your seafood dept. and it is heavenly, and I prepared with the recipe that was given me. I love all the organic meats, and the fact they have family packs on hamburger and chicken too. I have recently tried your organice coffee beans, great coffee! I have to end with what I actually have to eat much less of unfortunately, and that is your heavenly chocolate, especially the 365 chocolate truffles! Yummm! One more sweet treat I absolutely love at your bakery, mint chocolate brownies! Last but not least, to deal with all that comes with being a perimenopausal women, I conquer my hot flashes with, Source Naturals "Hot Flash" soy supplements that really do help. I'm getting low on many of my goodies, so a chance to win a $100.00 gift card is definitely something I could use!
05/06/2009 9:25:12 PM CDT
Brendas says ...
Tofurkey hickory smoke slices are AWESOME! I'm also a big fan of the rosemary grissini. Thanks for keeping a great variety of staples. I'm also a fan of the hot bar - OMG!
05/06/2009 9:40:33 PM CDT
Tina says ...
I have MS and purchase all of my supplements from WFM. I see a MD who specializes in naturalistic treatments, and he specifically recommends the brands you carry. I consider it a treat to enter your store and stock up on everything I need to keep me healthy. I eat your organic foods, and use your organic hair products. I also use a lot of the aromatherapy products. I consider every day Mother's Day that I get to travel to the city and go to WFM, even if it is to see the MD! Thank you for meeting my needs!
05/06/2009 9:42:19 PM CDT
Sue Ewing says ...
I can't get through a week without some Little Lad's Herbal Popcorn. It's popular with my whole family so I usually get the largest size, as well as the small size to carry with me for snack time. It's healthy, besides being delicious, and it's made right here in the state of Maine.
05/06/2009 9:47:16 PM CDT
Marianne Cooper says ...
My personal favorite is Rebekah Grace Chocolate Milk. It makes my mouth water just by thinking about it. Its like meltoed Chocolate Ice cream but way better. I also like Kettle's Cheddar Beer Chips. Although the Whole food in my town doesnt carry them anymore, I still love it. I also like the salmon trimmings. And their Pizza deals on Tuesdays. Yummy in my Tummy. Happy Mother's day to all Moms!
05/06/2009 10:05:42 PM CDT
Dee says ...
I would enjoy organic fruit,vegetable,nuts,cheese & cracker tray. And also some beautiful flowers.
05/06/2009 10:14:33 PM CDT
Sat Nam Kaur says ...
Mom's Special day-- Here's my favorite way to spend the day with my teenage son when he comes to visit. We go to the Austin downtown flagship store where he gets to pick what he wants and I get to pick what I want. For him it's always the same: Brick oven baked Pizza- at least two slices now that he is a teen/ Salad bar/ smoothie and of course some gelato to top it all off. For me: Salad bar/ Samosas if it's Indian food day at the International bar--oh so yummy/ something with tofu in it /and he always gives me a taste from his gelato cup. Yes, I taught him to share. And for Mother's Day, the only way to top that off would be to have a choclate dipped strawberry at the chocolate fountain. That would be Pure Bliss.
05/06/2009 10:33:08 PM CDT
Sandy Means says ...
Anytime I have a reason, I'm at Whole Foods, it's my absolute "happy place utopia". For mother's Day I would take my precious organically-grown kids with me on Saturday (they love riding in the cart that drives like a car) to pick-up food for our mother's day brunch on Sunday. First I'd let my boys pick out flowers for me, maybe tulips or gerbera daisies (they know anything pink will do), the flowers are always so fresh and happy looking. In the produce dept. we'd get organic oranges, strawberries, bananas, blueberries, 365 gluten free pancake mix, 365 vegan chocolate chips and raw cane sugar for pancakes (my kids' favorite).Then we'd go by seafood dept. and get the smoked salmon, 365 capers, Horizon organic cream cheese and the bakery's french baguette for salmon crostini (my favorite). At the meat counter we'd get the free-range grass fed, nitrate free bacon and breakfast sausage (my husband's favorite). In the dairy section we'd get the almond milk cheese slices, Eggland's Best eggs and Stoneyfield organic vanilla yogurt. We'd get Traditional Medicinals Mother's Milk Tea and my 365 prenatal vitamins (which helps me feed my newborn daughter brunch). In the bulk aisle I'd let the kids help with the dispenser for their favorite granola with cranberries (they think this part is super fun). We'd pick-up lunch in the deli (after all this shopping we'd work up an appetite). The Sonoma Chicken Salad and WF butter croissants for sandwiches (my youngest loves picking out the grapes first), with 365 real-cheese puffs, Fiji water and the organic jelly beans- for the ride home. Last but not least, I'd get my favorite box of 365 organic dark chocolate truffles and the deli's tirimisu (for being a good mommy)! We'd load up all of our yummy goodies in our reusable, recycled WF Bags with the very convenient ice bags for our cold food and go to the park to enjoy our lunch before going home. Thank you Whole Foods for making my job as a health-conscience, organically-preferred mom so much easier to provide my family a diet with no-hydrogenated or high-fructose corn syrup foods. Happy Mother's Day to me and all of the other like-minded WF moms who do their part for their families and our world!! :-)
05/06/2009 11:00:08 PM CDT
Suzanne Griffiths says ...
As an older mom- I love the 365 Extra Strength Glucosamine Chondroitin Complex! One per day helps the joints feel less creaky and I can keep up with daughters 5&7 years old. For entertaining local family who frequently pop in, I adore the 365 mini-toasts and the White Toque mini fillo shells for snazzy appetizers in a hurry! Pretty much anything on those 2 products tastes "SCRUM"! The Whole Trade Dark Chocolate Sauce spruces up any ice cream or pie dessert!!!! And a little sip of the Dante Reserve at the end of a hard day out in the yard while the kids run around. PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!
05/06/2009 11:10:58 PM CDT
Violet says ...
I love the 365 Cinnamon Graham Crackers. I eat them with Santa Cruz peanut butter, sliced banana, and a drizzle of Agave. A nice balance of carbs and protein!
05/06/2009 11:25:53 PM CDT
Adrienne Anderson says ...
I appreciate the well trained employees they are always such a great help! Your wellness/ beauty staff totally helped my skin by recommending the MyChelle line of products. I suffer from acne scars and after using the Incredible Pumpkin Peel and the Perfect C Serum my skin looks even and fresh! Thanks so much Whole Foods!
05/06/2009 11:36:44 PM CDT
Deborah says ...
It is so nice to shop with my daughter and get her get excited about going grocery shopping, and she has her own Whole Foods card, where she gets a treat when she goes in there once a month! Also, it is so nice not to have to worry about if there are trans fats or hydrogenated oils in the foods I buy for my family. The produce section is phenomonal! They are so knowlegeable and will let you sample anything there. My favorite bars, Oskri Fig Bars, are sold there, so I stock up every time I drive to Madison which is an hour drive. We do it about once a month. Some other fav's of mine are: pretty much anything from the 365 line, the strawberry/lemon sparling water, artichoke hearts, the sausages from the meat case, the kefir including the probugs for the kids are so fun, the two bite brownie bites and anything from the bakery. I keep finding gems at Whole Foods to buy so my list keeps changing but I always get what I listed everytime and then I look at the sale flyer online. Thank you for making eating healthy so easy and affordable!
05/06/2009 11:40:08 PM CDT
Erica says ...
After a day on my feet I love taking a hot bath with Indigo Wild's lavender oatmeal goats milk soap. Relaxing, smelly good, bought local kinda happiness that gives me a few moments to breath deeply and think about the ones I love.
05/06/2009 11:57:37 PM CDT
Becky says ...
Ok, so I wasn't sure what time zone your contest rules specify, so here's my last minute recommendations: I love the greek yogurt with honey...creamy, sweet and yummy! Sonoma Chicken Salad is wonderful...especially at a nice picnic at Ravinia (outdoor music concerts in Illinois). Whole wheat bread is great with the chicken salad. OH and those Rolf's patisserie desserts!!! Those are beautiful and delicious!! So, that's my two cents worth I hope will convert into $100! Thanks for the opportunity to share my thoughts!
05/07/2009 12:17:36 AM CDT
JP Anderson says ...
The Whole Shibang! First thing - we grab some fresh flowers up front (this week a bouquet with Proteas brought back family memories of an incredible vacation in Maui last year). Next a slew of fresh produce, wild caught salmon then kudos to you for all of the wheat and gluten free alternatives - my youngest daughter was diagnosed with Crohns this year and wheat is taboo - her menu is still varied and healthy thanks to the options offered at Whole Foods e.g.Kamut, spelt, rice, and this week yeah gluten free Whole Foods 365 brand blueberry muffins. They were fantastic!
05/07/2009 7:50:58 AM CDT
Ansar Muhammad says ...
I think some of my favorites as a mom would have to be: getting the organic veggie plants instead of flowers! The flower are pretty but won't give you the rewards of having fresh veggies in the summer. I too use the Jarrows probiotic, I LOVE it!!! I don't get sick like I used to and have no more morning problems ;-) Alba body cream (papaya mango) perfect way to spoil yourself, rich, thick and creamy. It works right away for those dry areas and the scent is wonderful! Quron meat free products has got to be my life saver! My family and I are vegetarians, I was able to double my recipes when I tried there products. I can now make chili and tacos (with the Quron grounds)and fajitas (with the Quron chix cutlets). I'm so happy with there products I bet you could fool anyone with this meat free product!!! Who doesn't love chocolate!!! Whole Foods milk chocolate with crispy rice.......mmmmmmmmmmm need I say more! Another favorite product is Brown Cow Cream Top Yogurt, my daughter loves this. Since baby's need full fat dairy products I found brown cow to taste the best have the best price and give her the dietary needs the doctor's recommend. Oh and for mom the best yogurt I have ever tasted as far as fat free goes is Wallaby fat free vanilla bean yogurt!!! This really feels like a dessert! There's nothing fat free about it! Last but not least Whole Foods 365 Shower Gel Lavender Blend. With 5 children you can guess we go threw a lot. I have found this product to work great, smell great, the 32 oz size is great and the price is GREAT!!! So my whole foods gift basket for myself would have: Organic vegetable plants Jarrows Probiotic Alba Body Cream (Papaya Mango is my fav) Quorn meat free products Whole Foods Crispy Rice Milk Chocolate Brown Cow Cream Top Yogurt Wallaby Fat Free Yogurts (Vanilla Bean is my fav) 365 Shower Gel (Lavender Blend) I could go on and on for days, these are the top 8 I can think of!
05/07/2009 10:55:46 AM CDT

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