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VAN HOWARD says ...
OUR FAMILY IS GLUTEN SENSITIVE,HAVE BEEN USING MANY OF YOUR PRODUCTS FOR A YEAR. MOST ARE WONDERFUL & SOME OF THE BEST WE HAVE FOUND ON THE SHELVES FROM ALL PLACES. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK, WE WILL KEEP EATING IT.
04/02/2010 8:00:22 PM CDT
Frank says ...
This video contains content from Whole Foods Market, who has blocked it on copyright grounds.
03/21/2010 12:39:26 PM CDT
humaknlght says ...
Why is the whole foods you tube video taken down for copy write infringement against whole foods when it is being used on the whole foods web site?
03/21/2010 12:43:58 PM CDT
Joe @ Eden Kitchen says ...
The video doesn't seem to be playing.... is it just me?
03/21/2010 1:00:06 PM CDT
Gunn Family says ...
Video will not play. Can this be fixed? Would love to see it!
03/21/2010 5:06:35 PM CDT
gfgrandma says ...
I find it irresponsible that you would list spelt as a "great substitute for wheat" "for those who are sensitive" Spelt is not gluten-free. For those who really have a medical need to eat a diet that is gluten-free, spelt is not an acceptable part of the diet. You don't even list sorghum among your grains. Perhaps you need to consult with someone like Cynthia Kupper who is registered dietician and the executive director of the Gluten Intolerance Group. None of the responsible groups from ADA on would agree with spelt in a gluten-free diet. Since you are proclaiming that you use local products why don't you carry any local gluten-free products in Utah?
03/21/2010 5:34:31 PM CDT
PaulR says ...
Um, Kate, this looks really cool except that as of 9:52 PM Eastern time on Sunday March 21, 2010, YouTube has blocked the video, claiming that Whole Foods flagged it for copyright violation.
03/21/2010 7:53:37 PM CDT
hsiaw says ...
Hi all, sorry for the weird glitch on the video - we've fixed it on YouTube now and the video should play without a hitch!
03/22/2010 10:25:32 AM CDT
hsiaw says ...
Hi gfgrandma, Thanks for expressing your concerns. As noted in Alana Sugar's blog post on spelt: "Because spelt contains less of a compound found in gluten called gliadin, it may be easier to digest than wheat for sensitive people. However, it DOES contain gluten and is NOT okay for anyone with celiac disease or any gluten sensitivity or allergy." Spelt can be okay with folks with wheat sensitivities (but who aren't necessarily gluten intolerant), but we do encourage folks to consult with their medical care professional regarding food choices for their personal dietary needs. We do carry gluten-free products in all of our stores, though local selection varies based on local availability and customer tastes. If you'd like to see more local GF products in your store in Utah, please let your local store know and they'll do what they can to seek out products to fit your needs. Cheers, Winnie
03/22/2010 10:29:24 AM CDT
Michelle says ...
Why has Whole Foods stopped producing and carrying the 365 Gluten Free dry baking mixes? I have served the 365 GF Pizza mix and talked it up to everyone who will listen........everyone who eats it loves it and says they cannot tell the difference. So why did you discontinue it? Also the 365 GF Baking Mix is the best out there. My daughter is celiac and getting married in June and the only baking mix she wants for her wedding cake is the 365. Once again you have discontinued this product. I hunted and bought all the one's left in my area of Colorado Springs. I am very disappointed in Whole Foods and want the good products back.
03/22/2010 9:38:18 PM CDT
hsiaw says ...
We are so sorry for not jumping in here earlier to provide more accurate information. While it is true that you won’t find Gluten Free Baking Mixes labeled with our 365 brand name, we are transitioning back to the Gluten Free Pantry products that were moved out to make room for the 365 versions. We have worked with the folks at Gluten Free Pantry to deliver the same products at the same size and retail. This is really a label transition and not a discontinuation. You will still have access to the great taste you enjoy today with these gluten free products. We know that the products we sell fill a unique need for gluten-free customers and we are truly sorry we didn’t get out in front of this and explain better earlier. Thanks for understanding!
03/23/2010 9:15:12 AM CDT
Rhoda says ...
I'd also like to see casein/dairy alternatives in the Whole Foods GF line. Only 3 products currently are GFCF.
03/24/2010 12:39:49 PM CDT
Rosemary Lachance says ...
I did not see this bread in your Milford store.
03/25/2010 9:31:26 AM CDT
hsiaw says ...
You will usually find it in the frozen section. Ask at Customer Service if you have trouble locating it in the store.
03/25/2010 9:40:00 AM CDT
Sean-Michael says ...
I was just writing a blog entry about my first foray into Whole Foods for gluten-free foods and how wonderful my shopping trip was. In particular the delicious cupcakes. Although really sweet and rich, the texture was like one of those cupcakes of the denser variety, and the flavor was also very familiar. Learning they have an entire gluten free bakery makes me love them even more.
03/25/2010 11:55:48 AM CDT
Trish Nicolas says ...
Lee, Harry's, Whole Foods and GlutenFree Bakehouse. We love you. My daughter was diagnosed with celiac when she was 2 (five years ago) and my husband was finally diagnosed a few years later. We eat 100% GF so your products have been a staple in our home and simply wonderful. From the prairie and sandwich breads to peanut butter cookies to pecan pie and beyond... YUMMY!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! - Trish
03/25/2010 4:53:15 PM CDT
Bette says ...
Please add gluten and dairy/casein free to your offerings. We love your muffins but because they contain milk, we can no longer indulge. Outside the Bread Box from Colorado Springs and Deby's Gluten Free Bakery in Denver both offer these items. Dairy/casein is an issue for for most of us who are gluten intolerant. Please include their offerings if the Bakehouse is not able to adapt. Whole Foods in Cherry Creek, Denver offers Udi's from Denver. Udi's breads are decent but their muffins just are not very tasty and are very wet and the consistency is poor.
03/26/2010 6:06:14 PM CDT
Sally says ...
Just wanted to send along my heartfelt thanks to you all for this. Directly after my diagnosis, I traveled to my local Whole Foods (a long...1/2 mile away :) ) and asked a customer service person to help. She was amazing. Took me through the store, told me her faves and what customers have commented on, showed me the bakehouse freezer, etc. Awesome. I was in WF the other day and there was a TOUR of GF folks going through the store with another customer service rep. Great work and I'm sure you'll see your hard work reflected in sales!
04/23/2010 6:02:07 PM CDT
Karen says ...
Are the Gluten-Free Bakehouse items available in stores in Colorado and/or Nevada?
04/21/2010 8:59:54 PM CDT
Traci says ...
I am wheat intolerant but not celiac and spelt sets my belly on fire!! When I tried it I so wished I had never heard it was ok for wheat intolerant people. Beware the spelt!!
05/22/2010 11:21:02 AM CDT
R L Kennedy says ...
You make great stuff. I just wish all the gluten free items I find in the Atlanta store were also available in my Winter Park Florida store. (the carrot cake is one item I am thinking of)
04/22/2010 12:08:06 PM CDT
Tarry Majewski says ...
Lee, I'm so so thankful for you. I've tried most, if not all, of your gluten free items. Yum! You're a real blessing!! Thank you so much for all of your hard work and dedication to helping us celiacs live a more fulfilled life. BRAVO!!!
04/22/2010 1:25:35 PM CDT
hsiaw says ...
Hi Karen. All of our stores carry at least some of our Gluten-Free Bakehouse or other comparable items. However, selection varies, so your best bet is to check with your local store for what they currently have in stock. http://wholefoodsmarket.com/stores
04/22/2010 3:07:10 PM CDT
chris says ...
Any chance WF does or will make gluten free crepes? They would be really great! Please respond because I want to buy them, but couldn't find any.
04/22/2010 5:40:20 PM CDT
Lou Lassen says ...
The Whole Foods in Greenville, SC has no gluten free bakery items (except a few items in the freezer section) that are covered with frost. I asked a sales associate recently about gluten free and they did not seems to know what I was talking about. I was very disappointed.
04/23/2010 8:45:16 AM CDT

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