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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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Kate Harcourt says …

I love the 365 olive oil and use it in salads, cooking and dipping good Whole Foods bread. I do wish, however, that the 365 cat food did not contain by-products. That seems to be totally against the Whole Foods philosophy.

CandyCornucopia says …

The 365 Vegetable Broth and Rice/Soy Milks are our favs. We make sure to stock up on them as these products are used everyday in my kitchen. Great taste and great price!!

Deanna says …

Just purchased the Olive Oil for the first time. Love it!

Brittany says …

There are many great 365 Every Value products that I like, but a recent favorite of mine is the canned hearts of palm (salad cut)! They're the perfect addition to any salad.

Angela Fleege says …

My family's favorite 365 product is the Organic Peanut Butter. We use it in a variety of ways, and go through several jars a month!

April says …

All of the 365 Everyday Value products that I have tried are superb and surpass the taste and standards of many popular national brands. I enjoy 365 vitamins, canned vegetables and beans, pasta, frozen snacks, and wine. My absolute favorite is the 365 Everyday Value barbegue sauces. There are a dynamic array of flavors that are lip-smacking good!

Jon Shore says …

Nothing better than Camembert on a 365 Sesame Water Cracker!

Michelle G. says …

I love any of the 365 Everyday Value canned beans w/ no salt added. Not only are they well-priced, but they taste great without all the added sodium. Very useful for days when I just don't have enough time to wait for raw beans to cook.

Blossom Dawes says …

I love the 365 coffee! Our favorites are the Early Morning Buzz and the French Roast. They are so tasty, available already ground, responsibly produced, and are a great value- you get a huge bag for the price of a small bag of other coffees of this quality. Great coffee equals great mornings! Blossom

Jodi Nosov says …

My favorite item is the 365 Grapefruit shampoo and conditioner!!! I'm in love with it really. The smell is nice and not overpowering and it leaves my not so health hair looking and feeling unbelieveable! Can you say "bye bye high priced salon brnads"? I did! I tried a small bottle to see how my hair would react and now I'm a big bottle buyer! This shampoo and conditioner ROCK! Thank You Whole Foods! ~Jodi

Kelli says …

We love the fruit strips. They are a great, easy, healthy, reasonably priced snack!

Sharon Miller says …

I have to choose ONE? That's difficult. I love the brand, and I'm happy that I can make a healthier choice that I trust and can afford. One item that I buy a lot are the 365 Mixed Berry Cereal Bars. As a person with type 2 diabetes, I avoid products with high fructose corn syrup (and it's in EVERYTHING, it seems). I can grab a cereal bar for an "on the run" morning. Thanks.

Ginny says …

I love the 365 Black Cherry Soda; its been my favorite since I was a little kid. Delicious, and it brings back happy memories.

Laura S. says …

365 Everyday Value Organic Orange Juice from Concentrate with Calcium... how do I use it? I drink it! Yum!

JoAnn says …

The CHOCOLATE!!! out of all the chocolate that is there, 365 Chocolate is the best. It melts in my mouth..it's delicious!!

Tabitha Tune says …

It's so hard to pick, I love the peanut butter a lot but I think the best 365 product my husband and I love to get (in bulk, no less) is the frozen fruit - strawberries, mango chunks, pineapple - for our smoothies.

Amanda Ayotte says …

I have 2 and don't make me choose one over the other! 365 Animal Crackers and 365 Vanilla Cream Sandwich Cookies. And,no, I don't have children, it's just me and my husband enjoying these treats!

Emily says …

Absolutely hands down favorite: The 365 Everyday Value Cherry Nonfat yogurt!

Sarah says …

My favorite product is the tart cherry juice. I've tried so many different brands and this one tastes best, comes in light-weight bottles, gives me the same nutrition as other similar juices and costs less. Thanks Whole Foods!!

Cortney Levin says …

LOVE love the 365 Electrolyte Enhanched Water in the 1.5 liter size...I can tote it around with me so I remember to drink lots throughout the day and it gives me the extra boost that other bottled water does not.

Sara says …

My favorite right now is the lavender shampoo and the body lotion. I love that they have no parabens or other harmful chemicals. Well, it goes without saying that I use the shampoo to wash my hair. I love the way it smells! I keep the lotion at my desk at work and I use it to moisturize my hands and elbows.

Denise says …

I always purchase 365 brand for myself, but now I have made the switch for my cats too. My cats love the 365 Oceanfish & Tuna formula and the Beef & Liver formula.

Kristina Seawell says …

I love your Fragrance Free Body lotion! Between my 2 year old son, our new baby, and myself...all with sensitive skin and allergies to fragrances, it is wonderful to have something that is light and refreshing but also that works to soothe dry skin and moisturize my little ones soft skin! We love it!!! It was also a wonderful addition to my taut pregnant belly! Really soothes itchy skin and smooths stretch marks! I am delighted to have discovered this and it is a staple in our home!

Sanura says …

I stock up on the canned beans! Cheap without the chemical preservatives.

Rhonda Hodges says …

Well, you do have a lot of great products but the one that comes to mind that is a super value and of superior quality is you 365 Whole Wheat Pasta imported from Italy. It is a reasonable price considering it is a high quality import. I think it's about a $1.69 per pound compared to a minimum of $3.99 per pound at Stop and Shop. As far as the quality goes, it is superb. I have tried other house brands, such as Market Basket's in house whole wheat pasta, and my entire family agrees it is gummy and tasteless. 365 Whole Wheat Pastas are delicious. They cook up al dente and even the most discriminating white pasta eaters in our house will eat the 365 brand. Molto Grazie!

Claudia Garcia says …

I love 365 everyday organic vanilla soy milk...:-)

Patrick says …

Tequila Lime Salsa, yum! It's cheaper than the local chains generic salsa!

claudia says …

I love the 365 Crunchy Peanut Butter! It's the best!

Janet says …

I'm going to agree with a bunch of the other entries - the balsamic vinegar is the BEST. Tomato season is pretty much over, but it's delicious on fresh tomato slices with a drizzle of olive oil and a little bit of sea salt.

Josh says …

Ketchup and mustard.

Melissa Bonk says …

My FAVORITE 365 Product is the Organic Breakfast Blend Coffee...yummy!

Jordan Mills says …

I love the dry spices, meat rubs, and grilling seasonings. The olive oil is great too--both for cooking or just dipping with bread and cracked black pepper.

Barbara M. Hendrix says …

interesting that you pictured my favorite 365 product. The Olive Oil is flavorful and a good value, which is a good thing because I use a lot of it. We also like Pleasant Morning Buzz coffee - talk about a good value. We are on a fixed income so this 365 is important to our budget

Emilie says …

I love the Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing!

Paola Sanchez says …

My favourite 365 Every Day product is the Olive Oil. It is great quality, fantastic flavor and good price, beats all of the others!

Brandi says …

My fave 365 product is the Margarita cocktail mixer. It is so hard to find organic mixers and yours is the best! I like to mix it with Pellagrino mineral water and make a limeade as well as using it as it's intended purpose! It has a great 'lime' taste and is not overly sweet as most mixers are. Plus it does NOT have any funky ingredients in it like 'esters of wood rosen' and the all time worst: HFCS! Thanks for making a great product!

Tamika says …

My favorite 365 Brand products are the organic frozen veggies. It was a close race between the frozen veggies, organic low sodium chicken broth and the canned beans. They are all staples in my freezer and pantry because you can't beat the price for the value. As I try to adjust our family menu due to a drastic reduction in income (We are a family of 5); I don't want to sacrifice my family's health. The frozen veggies are delicious wether I use them as a side dish or adding them to my soups and stews. My daughters love the chopped spinach and broccoli florets just sauteed in garlic and olive oil. Although my closest Wholefoods Market is an hour away from my home, the cost in gas still does not even compare to the savings that I get on the 365 products. Thanks for the quality food.

Erin says …

I'm a huge fan of the 365 Organic Animal Crackers. They're a great snack (even for adults). In fact I'm munching on a few right now.

claudine says …

I love the mint shampoo and we tried the smooth peanut butter and really liked that too. Keep up the good work. Oh, and please open a store near lake county ohio!

Kelly says …

I love your tongol tuna in a can. Greta value and really yummy!

Andrea says …

I love the olive oil, but there are so many items that I use!

Cincy says …

We love the mixed berry cereail bars.

Brett says …

There are so many 365 Everyday Value brand products we buy, it's hard to pick just one. My daughter loves the cereal bars. They're a great "on the go" breakfast. I like the restaurant style tortilla chips. They are delicious and perfect to serve with pico de gallo. I always pick up a bag when Whole Foods is sampling the guacomole in the store.

amy dendy says …

mac and cheese

OnePlainJane says …

I LOVE the 365 Everyday Value Balsamic Vinegar. We go through a lot of it, so buying this brand is PERFECT! Great taste AND great price!

Andrea says …

My favorite 365 products are the frozen vegetables. My freezer is packed with bags of frozen corn, pepper strips, spinach, and broccoli. They are so much better than other brands. My favorite of those is the pepper strips. They are so fresh and crisp. The colors are so vibrant. They look and taste great in soups, salads, stir-fry, burritos, and sandwiches. I don't even buy fresh bell peppers now because the frozen taste better and last longer.

sev mcauley says …

My favorite is the "BUTTER". It comes packaged in quarters, ready for your special occasions baking. Good also for easy spreading on your toast before a rush day start.

Sarah says …

Love the crackers. Hearing great things about the olive oil so I'll have to give that a shot next time.

Kendra says …

I really like your 365 hair conditioner. I have curly hair that needs a very good conditioner (and lots of it!) and I've been pleased with the 365 brand.

joan says …

My favorite is the cereal bars - all flavors, but particularly the blueberry. My kids love them and they're a great snack to pack in lunchboxes or when we go out or whatever. I like that they don't have anything high-fructose or partially-hydrogenated or any of that. And that the blueberry flavor actually tastes like blueberries, not like "artificial blueberry flavoring."

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