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The Value Guru Virtually Gives Away the Store

By Susannah Simone, October 14, 2009  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Susannah Simone
Tell Us About Your Favorite 365 Everyday Value® Product and You Could Win Lip-Balm-PeppermintIt was definitely not news when I learned that 82% of those in a Harris Interactive survey said that the way they shop for groceries has changed in the past year or so, that they're using more coupons, comparison shopping and buying more grocery store brands. Sales of our own branded 365 Everyday Value® products have indeed grown as shoppers discover their value…great pricing on natural and organic, without the artificial additives often found in value brands. Can you tell we're proud? We know you're buying them-thanks!-so tell us which is your favorite 365 Everyday Value® brand product and how you use it. We'll choose a winner at random from the responses we receive and that winner will receive a $50 Whole Foods Market® gift card plus A Better Bag filled with some of our favorite 365 Everyday Value® items. Get on it! The deadline for responding is October 19th. 365-Extra-Virgin-Olive-Oil-And, if you haven't already, be sure to sign up for The Whole Deal e-newsletter. You'll hear from us a few times each month about in-store specials and money-saving tips…and future contests, too. Tune in to our Whole Story blog each Wednesday in October for a special value-focused weekly contest!
Category: Value - Whole Deal


1 Comment


Beth Van Gelder says ...
My favorite 365 Everyday Value brand product is the organic wildflower honey.
10/14/2009 5:57:12 AM CDT
Laura Enoch says ...
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the olive oil! It's a great value and I use it almost everyday whether I'm sautéing veggies, fish or adding it to a homemade dressing, it's a staple in my kitchen!
10/14/2009 7:09:42 AM CDT
Cathy Herard says ...
My favorite is extra virgin olive oil!! I use it on a daily basis in my cooking and bread baking and LOVE using it when I make popcorn.
10/14/2009 7:11:20 AM CDT
Jennifer Lill says ...
My family loves the 365 Extra Virgin Olive Oil! Tastes great and the price is perfect for our tight budget!!
10/14/2009 7:12:57 AM CDT
Mark Elzinga says ...
I like the dry spices and the 365 soy milk
10/14/2009 7:13:01 AM CDT
Winnie says ...
My favorite 365 Everyday Value product is the Chunk Light Tongol Tuna (Spring Water). I use it in Tuna Casserole, the kids love it, and even my husband, who is not a Tuna fan, thoroughly enjoys it.
10/14/2009 7:14:11 AM CDT
Lydia says ...
My absolute FAVE is the 365 balsamic vinegar, especially this time of year. My fave use is to cut up butternut squash and put it on a cookie sheet. I drizzle it with Olive oil, sea salt and balsamic vinegar and roast it. The balsamic almost candies it and it's so crazy delicious. I've been on a mission for my fave balsamic for years, and this is it!! xo, Lydia
10/14/2009 7:15:27 AM CDT
James Gottschalk says ...
Definitely the citrus shampoo. Wow. I used some of my room mate's before, however I can't find it now; my local WF only has the lavender. Bring back the citrus!
10/14/2009 7:15:53 AM CDT
Rochelle mills says ...
My 365 value product is your brown rice
10/14/2009 7:16:50 AM CDT
Judith Johnson says ...
We like many of the 365 products, but I'd have to say our newest favorite is the Organic Beef Jerky. My 2 kids are both very high-energy and very active. After school we were all-to-often headed to drive-thrus for a quick snack before the next activity. In effort to be healthier, I looked for a snack with these requirements: quick, healthy, portable, no refrigeration required (it had to ride in the car for different amounts of time) and not messy! So now, I grab apples, 365 Spring Water and the 365 Organic Beef Jerky and GO! The kids absolutely love it and it gives them a protein boost so they can do gymnastics, karate, tennis, swimming and even homework! Thanks!!!
10/14/2009 7:17:12 AM CDT
Jessica says ...
Without a doubt the 365 Organic Pinto Beans- Ready to serve. One product that I can't live without. I make them together with some spanish yellow rice...Delicious!!
10/14/2009 7:19:26 AM CDT
maria tender says ...
365 veggie spring rolls
10/14/2009 7:19:30 AM CDT
angelynng says ...
I love the 365 Organic Ketchup. Great tangy taste, just as good as what you remember from childhood, but without excessive salt or sugar.
10/14/2009 7:21:17 AM CDT
Lori London says ...
My favorite product is Israeli couscous. My kids think it is fun to eat. I like to use different kinds of broth to cook it in, rather than just water. You can get all sorts of flavors this way. YUM-O
10/14/2009 7:21:58 AM CDT
Lauren says ...
My favorite 365 Product is the big bottles of lotion in Lavender! I use it everyday and it last forever!
10/14/2009 7:22:18 AM CDT
Cristina Pierce says ...
Hi Whole Foods! It's hard to choose because there are so many great 365 Everyday Value products to choose from. One that I used just this week and LOVED is your kidney beans, absolutely delicous and salt free too. I made a chili and added 2 cans of them, we were thrilled with the flavor and everything about them. Thank you for making such great affordable products. Cristina Pierce
10/14/2009 7:23:30 AM CDT
Kayla says ...
My favorite 365 Product is the soy milk! It is the perfect price for a student on a student budget (like myself) and tastes even better than the other brands out there! I will continue to buy it for as long as I shop at Whole Foods!
10/14/2009 7:23:36 AM CDT
ryaninc says ...
My favorite is definitely the organic jelly. It's so hard to find fruit jelly without chemicals and high fructose corn syrup in other stores. Plus the 365 brand isn't too expensive, either. I use it every day!
10/14/2009 7:27:07 AM CDT
Stephanie Sander says ...
My favorite 365 products would be the wine! They are affordable and delectable; I never go wrong choosing a 365 wine!
10/14/2009 7:28:15 AM CDT
Leslie Ethridge says ...
I LOVE the vegan caesar dressing. You need to put it in a bottle!
10/14/2009 7:28:29 AM CDT
Nick says ...
BBQ Sauce! I enjoy it on seitan and tofu. Yummy.
10/14/2009 7:30:14 AM CDT
Christine says ...
the 365 laundry detergent; we love it!
10/14/2009 7:31:13 AM CDT
Holly O says ...
Love the 365 juices and teas, all natural and I am not ingesting a cup of sugar! Very important to be able to watch the prices with store brands ( 365 is the best) and still eat clean and healthy.
10/14/2009 7:31:21 AM CDT
Kathy Enloe says ...
Never was much of a ketchup user. When I went HFCS free I bought the 365 brand and started shopping for everything at Wholefoods (what a life-changer). 365 is a terrific brand. when I made my own cocktail sauce I discovered the ketchup was so much better than any I'd ever tasted, and now I'm hooked. I'm so happy Wholefoods opened up a Store in Sugar Land (TX) and its become a weekly trip for me. The employess are super too! <3
10/14/2009 7:31:50 AM CDT
Lauren Darcy says ...
I am madly in love with 365 water crackers! At less than $2 a box, I can afford delicious cheese to top them with. The 365 crackers are honestly an amazing and delicious bargain.
10/14/2009 7:31:55 AM CDT