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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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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!

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!

Stephanie Sander says …

My favorite 365 products would be the wine! They are affordable and delectable; I never go wrong choosing a 365 wine!

Leslie Ethridge says …

I LOVE the vegan caesar dressing. You need to put it in a bottle!

Nick says …

BBQ Sauce! I enjoy it on seitan and tofu. Yummy.

Christine says …

the 365 laundry detergent; we love it!

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.

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

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.

Jennifer says …

My favorite is vegetarian black bean chili!

Frankie says …

My must have is your fresh ground peanut butter-the honey roasted. I eat it daily. I also give it as a treat to my four legged family, Max and Marley. I taught them to eat it off a spoon! LOL!

Carissa says …

Ooooh, this is a tough call. Most of the products I buy at Whole Foods carry the 365 label. From vegetable broth to haircare products, my pantry and bathroom cabinets are full of these value-priced and high quality items. Since I have to pick just one, though, I'm going to go with the 365 honey mustard. We are honey mustard lovers, but most are too sweet. This one is absolutely perfect and I make sure we never run out!

Stephen says …

Soy Milk! I think 365 has the best tasting soy milk around bar none. Vanilla and Original are my favorites. I could drink a whole carton in a single sitting. It's better than real milk!

anita price says …

I so enjoy the balsamic salad dressing - it makes dinner prep a cinch, I have used it as a marinade for chicken and tofu, a glaze on oven roasted vegetables, drizzled over bruchettas, as a dip for sweet potato chips and lastly.......okay, I use it on salads. Sure I could combine olive oil, vinegar and other great products from 365 but this is an easy fix with great results!!

Emily says …

My favorite 365 product would have to be the 32oz jar of 365 blue label crunchy (not organic) peanut butter. I first came across it when doing a peanut butter taste test with about 10 different types. 365 won hands down and I love the ingredients are just peanuts and salt. I can't go a day without it in my fridge. 365 PB in my oatmeal, on an apple, melted over ice cream, slathered on an Englis muffin - it's all good.

Peter Agostinelli says …

My favorite 365 product may be the raw agave nectar - it's a fantastic value and a good example of a high-quality product under the private label. A close runner-up is the 365 almond butter. We are huge fans and actually prefer it to the more expensive brands we've tried. Thank you for such great options - they make a difference in our grocery budget, not to mention our pantry!

Rob says …

I love the low sodium chicken broth! It gives me great flavor for my chicken pot pie base without all the added salt (and extra cost for the fancy, less-flavorful brands).

Dvora says …

LOVE the 365 fat-free organic marinara sauce. We go through it like water. Yummmmmm.

Cindy says …

There are so many 365 products that we buy, but my favorite is the soy milk (vanilla) - it's less expensive and I find it tastes better than quite a few of the name brands, and it's organic.

Barbara says …

The all the 365 tomato sauce is fantastic and low fat too!

Van says …

In terms of value, the 365 Brand Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the champion. Most people don't realize how versatile this oil really is. Here's just a few of the may uses: 1. Cooking- the obvious one. Olive Oil has nutrients and the "good" fat you need for heart health and radiant skin. 2. Cleaning- Replace chemical furniture polish with just a dab of olive oil, it's a natural way to make the furniture shine. You can even add a squeeze of citrus fruit for a fresh scent. 3. Make-up Remover: Chemical Make-up removers are filled with harsh ingredients you do not want on your delicate under eyes- it strips paint off of the bins they mix it in! A tiny drop of olive oil on a cotton swap will remove all eye make up and doubles as a moisturizer. 4. Hair Product: The tiniest amount of olive oil can tame fly-aways. You can also heat a small amount to use as a hot oil treatment. 5. Body moisturizer: You can use olive oil as a moisturizer or in beauty products. Get creative. You can mix granulated sugar, a few drops of essential oil, and olive oil, to make an organic, scented body scrub. The possibilities are endless, and with concentrated, organic olive oil like the 365 brand offers, you only need a couple of drops to gt the job done!

Christina D. says …

I love the 365 Everyday Crunchy Cheese Curls!!! The best! When they're on sale, I manage to snag at least 4 bags...I used to love eating Cheetos as a kid, but as I got older and more health conscious, I stopped eating Cheetos altogether. 365 Everyday Value Cheese Curls allow me to enjoy that taste again (well, it's actually a lot better) without the guilt. Since they're made with a special baking process, they're lower in fat than other brands which are usually fried.

Angela says …

My favorite 365 Everyday Value item is the Fragrance Free Body Lotion. We live 90 minutes away from the closest Whole Foods and have to stock up when we go. The 32 oz size will last me for months. It is non-irritating on my legs after shaving, works great in cold Michigan winters and I love that there is no strong smell.

Michele Dupuis says …

Love 365 Blackberry Fruit Spread

ansley b says …

since i make black bean quesadillas three out of five days a week for lunch, the canned, organic black beans have become an absolute staple!

sara loud says …

I love the 365 frozen veggies. I use them to bulk up everything I eat with vegetable goodness! Soups, omelets, etc. really get even healthier and more filling!

Paul says …

Easily the Mango Popsicles. Addictive and a great for you dessert. You can really taste chunks of mango and it truly is delicious. When my wife was pregnant she craved popsicles and came across the 365 brand. After tasting what felt like hundreds of brands, this was the clear cut winner. Not pregnant anymore and we both still need to have them.

Christina says …

My favorite 365 Everyday Value items is the Electrolyte Enhanced Water. I am a student of Bikram Yoga and you can lose alot of Electrolytes sweating for 90 minutes in a 105 degree heated room. Most drinks that have Electrolyte replacement have many unnecessary calories. The Electrolyte Enhanced Water gives you the water and Electrolytes but non of the calories. Plus it tastes GREAT!

anna says …

We love the 365 Everyday Value Cereal bars, in any flavor. They are nutrient dense, tasty, affordable and more importantly, popular with the picky eaters in the house. The packages are easy for little hands to open and just the right size and texture to prevent waste and/or lots of crumbs so they are ideal for school lunches. I look forward to cruising the aisles for 365 values as the quality is always consistent and the savings allows us to splurge on other items we want to try.

Jessica says …

We love the 365 rice crackers......eat them with cheese!!!!!

Pamela Henry says …

My can-not-live-without 365 product is the Organic Honey Crunch & Oats cereal. It's not too sweet, nice and crunchy...so yummy! I agree with other submissions too, I love the lavender body wash & shampoo, and the Marinara :)

Steven Delgado says …

The 365 agave nector is my favorite and I drive 45 min one way to stock up on it and other 365 products and various other top shelf items that are unattainable in rural Indiana. Thx, Steven

Kari E. says …

I especially like the 365 Everyday Value peanut butter. After the health scare with the brand name peanut butter products a year ago, it was nice to know that I could turn to a brand name I can trust.

gregory k bird says …

i love the taste of the 365 whole milk product

Mel says …

Funny, as I was thinking about this my first thought was the olive oil and there it is on the page. The quality is very good and you can't beat the price. It's what I use to cook my veggies, make my dressings and dip my home made bread into. Thanks for making this available! I've had friends tell me they don't shop at Whole Foods because it costs too much but, with the 365 brand, that's just not the case.

Phyllis says …

Organic Creamy Peanut Butter. The best! My kids love it. Low sugar content.

Leigh-Anne says …

We rely on a lot of 365 products, but one of my favorites is the fruit jams. It's hard to find quality fruit jam without corn syrup and not pay a fortune for it, but 365 makes it possible!

Carole says …

One of my most favorite 365 Every Day value products is the instant coffee. When on the run, it can't be beat for a quality cup of java. I've served it to guests and they are very impressed with its rich flavor too.

Monica Greaney says …

I love the 365 maple syrup. It is a great value and quality. We use it on hot cereals, baking, and waffles.

Jen Olson says …

I LOVE the 365 gluten free products! They are so much cheaper and taste better than the more expensive gf mixes out there. My favorite is the muffin mix. It makes a yummy breakfast and leaves you the option of making different kinds of muffins. Thanks for a great product!

Brandy says …

I love 365's soymilk and frozen fruit. Excellent value and quality product!

Lynn says …

Once Fall hits, I'm making weekly soups. Can't beat the 365 Everyday Value Organic Chicken Broth - it is a perfect starter for all my harvest soup projects!

Kathy says …

Definitely the sodas. If it weren't for 365 we wouldn't drink soda at all because of the dyes, syrups, and preservatives. Now we can indulge!

Fritz says …

365 Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil: it's become the multipurpose house oil here!

Rosemary says …

I use the 365 Fish Oil capsules daily. They not only have improved my own health, but since I've been putting half of one on my sweet, old cat's food, she has gotten healthier- her fur has grown back from a skin allergy and she plays like a kitten. She is over 20 years old now! Great product.

Lauren Giannullo says …

I swear by the 365 citrus scented laundry detergent. It's a large container that lasts me weeks and weeks, I don't have to worry about any chemicals that harm my family or the earth, and the scent is light and fresh. And of course, the value is unbeatable - there is no similar product that even comes close!

Deborah Masterson says …

I love many of the 365 products, but my favorite right now is the Saltine Crackers because they are delicious, preservative free and that is hard to find in a saltine cracker. Besides, it's "soup season"!

Betsy says …

I love the 365 canned beans. I normally used dried beans, but having canned beans in the pantry means that I can always have a quick meal ready in minutes.

Heather Hicks says …

Chocolate chips!

Rachel says …

I love the Gluten Free all purpose baking mix! I don't want to have to know and buy the separate ingredients to make something GF. This product saves me from doing that and so far it really does work with EVERY recipe I've tried.

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