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The Value Guru Virtually Gives Away the Store

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!

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Deborah A Costa says …

I use so many 365 products that it is tuff to say which is my favorit. I have to say that I love the extra virgin olive oil. it is a great value for the price. I also love the 365 shower gels which are also great value products and smell great. And one other favorite is the 365 Texas Barbecue Sause, it taste great on so many things(chicken, beef, eggs, etc.). I have had many compliments on this sauce. Great price too!

Jean Ross says …

How did you know to picture exactly the product that is my favoite 365 item??! I love your 365 Extra Virgin Olive Oil, which always seems a terrific deal to me in terms of price for value. I typically use this olive oil for everything from making Italian dressing to coating small white potatoes by rolling them in the oil and baking them in a glass pan. It's the best!

Jill Silvey says …

My favorite 365 Everyday Value Product is Organic Black Beans. We are a health conscious family, and in comparing the nutritional value of your 365 brand to a major national brand, I found there to be a staggering difference in the sodium content. Over 300mg per serving! Thank you for bringing us great tasting, quality products that are good for us too.

Nicole says …

It's hard to pick a favorite, but since you are forcing me... I love the vitamins. They have just the right amount of vitamins and minerals. I also supplement with a 365 vitamin c in the evening.

Lois says …

I like that I can get organic foods and product less expensive but just as good or better than the name brands. I use the womens vitimans as well as the pasta's, sauces, beans and electrolyte water. As a teacher on a a teachers salary, I tend to buy most of things that are 365. I find the quailty to be excellent.

Doretta Whalen says …

My favorite everyday value brand product is olive oil. Fat that is good for you! I keep the bottle in a cool and dark place. I also bought a stopper, which allows me to lock in the flavor, and this also keeps the oil from evaporating.

Clara Klein says …

I love the 365 Organic Everyday Value Lentil Soup. It is a fast and nutritious meal, and I eat it every day. It is very good with some of the 365 Organic Everyday Value Frozen Brown Rice added into it!

Heather S. says …

Our family favorite is the Old-Fashioned Pancake and Waffle Mix. My husband and our 3 year old daughter makes waffles together for breakfast several times a week. It's been out of stock at our 2 local Whole Foods for the past couple weeks. We hope it's not being discontinued!

Sandy Segal says …

I am in love with 365 organic microwave popcorn- light butter flavor. It takes just as good as movie popcorn and uses far less butter and salt. Thanks for making this!

Erin says …

I love the fruit cereal bars. I am always in a hurry in the morning and it makes me feel good to have a healthy thing to take on the go!

Kimmie Jean says …

The 365 ice cream is unbelievable!! When I tried it for the first time I couldn't believe how much better it tastes than other kinds of ice cream. It truly is heavenly.

Claudia says …

The 365 gluten free sandwich bread mix is the Best!! I have tried all the mixes on the market plus gluten free ready made frozen bread. Nothing compares to the 365 mix. I just ordered a case. Thank you.

tanya anderson says …

Ive never been a store brand buyer. Usually the price is good but you sacrifice taste and quality. The 365 brand is awesome on taste, quality and price! I havent bought anything I didnt like. Hard to choose my favorite. One is the Cranberry Trail Mix. Its multiple snacks in 1. Raisins, nuts, cranberries, sunflower kernels & pumpkin seeds. Ive been shopping at whole foods for 7 years.

Emily Galvan says …

My favorite 365 Everyday Value brand product is definitely the pita chips, because it is such a great alternative to regular chips and they make me feel better eating them instead of a greasy chip.

Tara Ryan says …

It's hard to narrow down my favourite 365 product... it's a tie betweem the vegetable glycerin soap which are so awesome, and are soft and hygenic to use. They're also free of animal products and really affordable. Love the Chamomile scented one. My other favourite product would have to be the 365 vegan chocolate chips! They're incredible, use it for homemade gluten free vegan chocolate chip cookies, vegan s'mores, or just to munch on... can also put in vegan sundaes, and of course not vegan things as well... kudos!

Elizabeth says …

Without a doubt we love 365 All Natural Roasted Vegetable Pasta Sauce. Recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease "prepared" foods are almost always a No-No for me. I used to slave over a hot stove and make gravy from scratch but who has time anymore? 365 Everyday Value brand Pasta Sauce makes my life easier, tastes great---especially if I add some garlic and meat-- and my family is content, satisfied and full. Thank you Whole Foods!!

Joshua Graning says …

I think my favorite 365 product is the Organic Pasta Sauces. They are fabulous jarred sauces and eating Organic on my teacher salary is not easy. But these make it easier. And my son (19 months) LOVES his pasta.

Christy says …

I love the shelled edamame! It's high in protein (which was the staple in my diet) and goes great as a snack or in a salad and with everything else! I could eat a bag a day.

Catherine says …

I love the 365 glycerine soap and also the shampoos and conditioners. The grapefruit conditioner softens my hair but doesn't weigh it down. This helps, since my hair is both damaged and fine.

Cheryl Murphy says …

365 Everyday Value Chipotle Citrus Barbecue Sauce. Love the Tex-Mex flavor! My favorite thing is to mix it into some Boca crumbles or rice and beans and stuff it in a wrap with some vegan cheese. Yummers!!!! My kids like to put it on top of meatloaf and on burgers with bacon and cheese. I'm a veg-head; they are not. It's something that pleases everybody!

Michelle says …

Olive oil and peanut butter! Wheat crackers were good too, I look foward to trying more products!

Bonnie Johnson says …

My favorite 365 product is the Grated Parmesan Cheese. It is full of flavor, and is better than Kraft.

David Mazor says …

I find the 365 olive oil to not only be a great value, but it also happens to be one of the most versatile oils I've ever had the pleasure of working with. Whether I am using it as a completment to a loaf of french bread or sauteing with it, it is a mainstay in my kitchen.

Liz Gibbons says …

I love the 365 Brand coconut milk. I cannot tolerate milk,and I find that I can use coconut milk in most recipes in place of milk. I also put it in my breakfast protein shake and in scrambled eggs. I use it so much that I buy it by the case.

Donna Mae Travis says …

I also love the Lavender Hand and aBody Lotion since it is not treated with unpronouncable names and is so soothing and helps me to drift off to sleep. The shampoos I am trying since I bought a bottle of it on sale. The deal can't be beat and to live healthier and in harmony with nature. I have been a long time user of various supplements in your brand and the deals are good on it as well. I enjoy most products you carrry. Oh yes, the Extra Firm Tofu is great too, so wonderful that they are organic and not too expensive in name brands.

Laura Koenig says …

My favorite 365 Everyday Value brand product is the Whole Wheat and Garlic Tandoori Naan breads. I never realized it was a 365 product until now. I also love the 365 Pizzas and the refried black and green chili beans!

Joan Grealis says …

I buy all the time the frozen 365 organic berries-mixed,strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. Fo lunch I will have a salad and a smoothie. My smoothies are so good and I use the frozen berries (a whole bag), 6-8 leaves of kale or chard,or collards, a banana, 4-6 ounces of pomegranate juice and a little stevia. The result is a delicious, nutritious smoothie. Thanks for the help!

Tina Boecker says …

I love so many different 365 Everyday Value® products, but the one I appreciate the most is the electrolyte water. My husband and I are active people (him a lot more so than me) and we need to drink a lot of the electrolyte water to hydrate and balance our electrolyte levels after a workout. The price of the 365 Everyday Value® brand is much more economical so that we do not need to be concerned with how much we need to drink to stay active and refreshed.

carrie mullins says …

My dogs love the 360 dog food and dog biscuits. The 360 organic milk is a good value too!

Karen Carmichael says …

My kids are sure ... 365 Organic Ketchup is the best!

Sarina Tom says …

Where do I start, I like the 365 Soy Milk, 365 Cereals, 365 Sandwich cookies, 365 Chicken broth, 365 Orange juice etc!!! I just love Whole Foods!

Julie says …

One of my favorite 365 Everyday Value product is the fat free organic chicken broth. It has great flavor, and the price is what others charge when it's "on sale."

April Plaksin says …

My favorite is the kids peanut butter! It is delicious! My kids love it and so do we! Reasonably priced AND for us! :)

Doug Eaton says …

We like the 365 Organic Lime Juice Concentrate.

Wendy Turner says …

My favorite 365 Everyday Value brand product is the shampoo and conditioner. My hair loves it too and smells wonderful. Wendy Turner

Christina Ingersoll says …

The 365 unsweetened soymilk is very good - creamy and delicious and includes vitamins and calcium. Great source of protein, and healthy fat and no added sugar. AND it's consistenly less expensive than almost all competing brands.

Denise says …

365 Everyday Value chocolate chips - yummy! They actually taste like REAL chocolate, not like plastic like many of the mass produced brands available in stores. There's nothing like a good old fashioned homemade cookie after school... my four kids love them made with 365 choc. chips!

Tony says …

I love the 365 olive oil.

Julie says …

The Virgin Coconut Oil.

Teresa Y. Harris says …

My favorite 365 Everyday Value brand product is your gluten free cake mix. My oldest son has several food allergies, gluten being one of them. So on his birthday I purchased a cake from a gluten free bakery and it was AWFUL. So I went to Whole Foods and purchase your gluten free cake mix to make a cake at home. We all LOVED the cake!!!!! And my son's friends could not tell that it was gluten free. Your products are a life saver.

liz massa says …

Love the 365 pita chips, a saturday night treat!

Lauren Schiller says …

What's my fave 365 product? Wow, where do I begin!? I'm a college student who has a limited budget and a limited amount of time during the school week. 365 products have not only been afforable and eco-friendly but they've proven to be convenient as well. My sister and I constantly rave to our friends and family about the low cost of 365 products and how wonderful they are. We've helped many friends and family members save a lot of money and helped them realize that Whole Foods 365 products are often cheaper and much more reliable than regular grocery stores products. Some of our personal all time favorites are Grapefruit Shampoo, Flax Seeds (very affordable),cereals, organic milk, White Jasmine tea, Electrolyte water, laundry detergent, dishwashing detergent, lemon lime soda, herb popcorn, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, fusili pasta, and last but not least, the frozen mixed veggies that I use to cook curries, soups and fried rice! Thanks 365 products for saving me through these hard economic times!

Kelly says …

The 365 Everyday Value product-- All Natural Sandwich Cremes in vanilla flavor, is loved by my kids, my husband and me. Just yesterday we had the opportunity to convert a member of the 'older generation', my father-in-law, who was at the house to help us with a chore. After completing a task put off by my husband and I for some time, he needed a treat. A former long-term employee at a traditional cereal and 'treat' company, who raised his kids with the chemical-laden foods of the 70s, we insisted he try this 'natural' snack. We even tried coaxing him to take the whole box-- I guess you could say we knew he'd love them. He took just three but had to call from the road to ask us where he could buy them. A hard-to-please gift recipient, we now have a good idea for his upcoming birthday.

Victoria Navarrete says …

My favorite 365 value item is the Lavender Shampoo & Conditioner. My son and I enjoy this line, but the lavender is our favorite! I used to buy expensive organic products and baby shampoos, but this shampoo & conditioner has replaced all of these. Its natural with an amazing scent and it relaxes my toddler for bedtime.That is a definite plus!!!And its so affordable!Thank you! :)

Robert Perez says …

WITH OUT A DOUBT 365 evoo

Michelle Deverin says …

My favorite 365 Everyday Value product is..........Frozen Baby Leaf Spinach!!!! Just saute it with some fresh garlic and olive and and it's tastes just like fresh spinach. To top that it's only 1.99 a bag. WOW Whole Foods-you've really outdone yourselves with all of the 365 Everyday Value items.

Eliezer Pennywhistler says …

Whew! Tough question! My FAVORITE Everyday 365 product? Golly ... I use so many of them. I love the crunchy peanut butter (which actually tastes like peanuts), the coffee's pretty good, and so is the organic steel cut oats (which are certified kosher as well as organic), but honestly I can find other versions of those things for a little more money. But my absolute favorite product is the 365 Everyday Value™ Dinner Napkins. I love that they are made from 100% recycled paper rather than virgin wood pulp. Even better is the fact that they are not chlorine-bleached. When I lived in New England I found out what chlorine bleaching can do to local water supplies. And if there is another source for this kind (and quality) of dinner napkins in the area, I am not familiar with it.

Jessica Lund says …

My favorite 365 Everyday Value product at Whole Foods is the Organic Oat & Honey Granola. I eat it with yogurt or peanut butter as a snack and it is so good!

erin says …

365 cereal bars-all natural and super yummy

Jan says …

I love the soda pop-root beer and cherry vanilla! Not many pops have no corn syrup.

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