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Try Something New in August

By Allison Burch, August 4, 2011  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Allison Burch
I work for a grocery store and even I can get stuck in a shopping rut. I know what my family and I like and as I wander down the aisles I pull the familiar boxes, bottles and bags. Either I don’t notice anything else or if I do spot something new, I don’t always have the nerve to try it. That’s why product recommendations are always helpful. So, I’ve asked our Grocery Team to tell me what new products they’re excited about. Here’s a list of some of their top picks for August. Click on the product name and you’ll be able to add the products to your online shopping list, plus see what others are saying about them and even rate them yourself. So, turn off your shopping autopilot and give some of these new products a try: Field Roast Frankfurters These meatless, vegan dogs have a satisfyingly meaty texture and are naturally seasoned to perfection. Nestled in a 1920s converted brick dairy in one of Seattle’s historic districts, the Field Roast Grain Meat Company specializes in delicious and protein-packed foods made with fresh vegetables, bold spices and simple practices. Seaweed Iceland Atlantic Kombu Nutrient-rich kombu (a variety of seaweed) is easily added to your favorite foods, and it imparts a distinctive flavor known as “umami” (a Japanese word for the fifth taste, in addition to sweet, sour, bitter and salty). Toss this sea vegetable into soups, stews, sauces or veggie dishes. Harvested in pure Icelandic waters and dried using geothermal energy. Seaweed Iceland Dulse This nutrient-rich sea vegetable can be enjoyed as a snack right from the package, as topping for salad, fish or meat dishes, and cooked in soups, sauces and casseroles. Seaweed Iceland harvests wild dulse by hand and dries it using geothermal energy. Laurel Hill Lentil Medley Add festive color to any meal with this lively and hearty blend of Petite Crimson, Golden, Black Beluga, Spanish Pardina and Ivory White Lentils. Lentils are a vegetarian source of protein and can be used in soups, side dishes, mixed with rice or made into a salad. Laurel Hill is a family business that spans three generations. Laurel Hill Farro If you love grains and haven’t tried farro, you’re in for a nutty-tasting treat. Grown in Italy, farro is a pure form of wheat with the husk intact. It’s been a staple in the Mediterranean diet for centuries, and its satisfyingly firm, chewy texture makes it incredibly versatile. Use it in salads, soups, sides and risotto-type dishes. Siggi's Filmjölk Probiotic Yogurt Drink Discover drinkable filmjölk (say FILM-yoke), a Scandinavian dairy tradition. This yogurt-like beverage delivers probiotics in three tasty flavors: Plain, Strawberry and Pomegranate & Passion Fruit. Made with real fruit and little sugar. Wallaby Organic Joey Lowfat Yogurt for Kids Kids love Wallaby’s creamy, Australian-style yogurt just as much as grownups, so the family-owned company created a blended yogurt sized just right (4 oz) for little hands and mouths. It’s also completely smooth with no fruit pieces and loaded with protein, calcium, vitamin D and probiotics. Spot's Stew Toy/Small Breed Dog Food Now there’s a special Spot’s Stew formula especially for the littlest furry friends weighing 2 to 25 pounds. Small dogs have less body mass, smaller mouths, shorter digestive tract, longer life expectancy and higher energy needs. This balanced meal addresses all these factors with a delicious blend of whole food ingredients, including fresh chicken, whole eggs and pea protein. Have you recently found a new favorite? Got a recommendation for an interesting product? Let us know in the comments below.




Nicole La Placa says ...
I was doing a Health Food store tour with a new client and suggested she tried Mochi! I love that Mochi is gluten and dairy free and that it's made with sweet brown rice. It's an excellent way to get grains as a snack or meal. I eat Mochi regularly but tried the Cashew Date kind for the first time today. I ate the cooked Mochi pieces with vegetarian Goat cheese. It was absolutely delicious! The flavors reminded me of cinnamon raisin bagel and cream cheese. YUMMY
08/06/2011 6:37:14 PM CDT
Tami says ...
We recently tried the frozen Moroccan Lamb Stew by Saffron Road. It is low in calories and delicious with just the right amount of spice. Also, they use halal meat.
08/11/2011 9:21:04 AM CDT
Sunnie says ...
I think all of these products look amazing! The sea veggies would definitely need some corresponding recipe ideas, for people like me at least who have never cooked with them and only thought of them as something that comes with their sushi. Also the farro- have never tried cooking with that. Everything else seems very desirable to all. Hopefully prices are reasonable.
08/11/2011 9:21:56 AM CDT
Darci says ...
I want you to carry the Soapwalla deodorant cream! Right now, I purchase it online but it works better than anything I've ever tried and it would be nice to have a more convenient way of buying. http://www.etsy.com/shop/soapwallakitchen
08/11/2011 10:05:49 AM CDT
carrie says ...
Would love to see these in Michigan! My daughter has a rare food allergy called FPIES and we love these. We currently order them from Amazon. Please consider bringing these to your store! Thank u!!
08/11/2011 2:57:46 PM CDT
Tracey Cadrin says ...
Whole Foods should bring in our Gluten Free CheeCha Puffs! They are puffed in hot air and made from only potato flour, potato starch and salt. The entire line is allergen free as well as gluten free making them the perfect snack for the growing number of Gluten Intolerant and allergen sufferers. They are also incredibly delicious!!!!! PS your Seattle and Portland area stores are already carrying 4 of the 5 flavors with great success!
08/11/2011 2:59:08 PM CDT
Theresa says ...
I would love to see Beakman 1802 Blaak Cheese at my local Whole Foods. I am in the Chicago area and I know that they only produce a very small amount, but if not the cheese then some of the other fine edibles would be nice.
08/11/2011 3:58:40 PM CDT
Bobby Hawley says ...
Product requests are handled on the store level. Please check with your local store directly http://wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/. Thanks!
08/11/2011 4:37:10 PM CDT
RITA BATTLE says ...
08/11/2011 5:31:54 PM CDT
Jennifer says ...
I'd love to see organic fruits and veggies in glass jars. Also, more fresh organic produce - I'd love to see organic green beans, a wider variety of organic peppers, and organic watermelon, too. I'm allergic to many pesticides, so organic is very important to me!
08/11/2011 7:42:42 PM CDT
Bobby Hawley says ...
@RITA BATTLE, Our product selection varies from store to store. Please check in with your local store directly http://wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/. Thanks!
08/15/2011 3:58:50 PM CDT
Steve says ...
Artisana Organic food would be welcomed by many. Coconut oil and coconut butter products are healthy and delicious.
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11/01/2012 3:17:53 PM CDT
Frank says ...
Looking for a store that carries Halo dry dog food. The flavor I'm looking for is Surf and Turf Thank you
01/17/2015 10:20:49 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@FRANK - Our exact products will differ between stores. I would suggest calling your local store to see what flavors they have in stock or you can search for their products on their website at http://www.halopets.com/.
01/19/2015 11:39:50 AM CST