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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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JUDY LAW says …

my family loves the SOY MILK, regular and chocolate! the best deal in town. When SILK costs over $5 a 1/2 gallon. time is tough. we need to save money in all aspect of our budget, w/o losing taste in our milk. we don't drink cow's milk, for health reasons. we also like the soy yogert.

Brooke Braatz says …

My favorite 365 Everyday Value brand product is the body wash. It leaves my skin soft and smells amazing!

Sarah says …

My favorite 365 Everyday Value product is the lavender body wash. It smells like I just stepped into a patch of lavender!

James Porter says …

I drizzle a couple of teaspoons of the 365 EV olive oil over popcorn, and sprinkle on the 365 sea salt flakes.

margie dienstag says …

love your 365 spanish extra virgin olive oil. closely followed by your shower gel.

Vicky M. says …

My favorite 365 product is the peanut butter. It doesn't have any of the bad ingredients that some other brands put into their peanut butter.

Kristen Kaun says …

I was so pleased when I discovered 365's Macaroni & Cheese. It's not easy feeding kids with picky eating habits. Yet they love Mac & Cheese, and I love how healthy it is (especially compared to the leading Kraft brand)!!! We eat it plain for lunches. For dinner, mix prepared mac & cheese with a box of frozen 365 soy crumbles and bread crumbs, top with a thick roux (fat free milk, flour, and Smart Balance butter), bake in a baking dish for 1 hour. Voila! An organice, non-GMO, Mac & Cheese casserole that the entire family loves!

Nina King says …

365 Extra Virgin Olive Oil, LOVE IT! I was buying the blend, but now I can't resist the 365 100% Extra Virgin Italian Olive Oil, I love the mild flavor. I do most of my cooking with it (for pancakes and baked goods I use the Raw Coconut Oil). The Organic 365 Olive Oil is good as well. If you like Greek and/or Spanish olive oil, they have those too.

Donna Thomas says …

My favorites are the 365 brand Plain Organic Yogurt in the large tub, and the frozen organic cherries and blueberries. I make a cherry-blueberry-banana smoothie with these every day!

Bobbie Watson says …

Our consistently favorite 365 value is the Olive Oil. My favorite 365 purchase of late is the 6-pack of bottled Italian Mineral Water -- a great substitute for a beer at night while I'm trying to lose weight!

lee says …

It took 365 Everyday Value products to make me a regular customer. We don't have a store nearby, so I only go when we are already in the area and the store has fresh wild fish or something we want ON SALE. i was very skeptical buying 365 items because i rarely think generic products are good quality. The crunchy pnut butter and regular pasta-these are must have staples now. i really appreciate the hair care and lotions because its a time and money sink to sort out what products will work for you. This thread is very effective because how i have ideas about other products to try. Keep coming up with more alternatives, fair trade, and especially local. In SF/Bay area, you can't compete with our local moos.

Jill Green says …

My favorite 365 Everyday Value brand product is skim milk. Buy four gallons of milk at one time and receive 10% off!

Anita Cervantes says …

My food taste great with your olive oil, my salads comes alive I enyoy the taste ot good olive oil

John de la Parra says …

I love the 365 sugar in the resealable bag. Exactly what I wanted, at the right price.

Paula Ray says …

I have many things that I only buy at whole foods markets but the one that I will never buy any place else, even if I have to go without it, is the 365 Organic Ketchup. The price is actually less than Heinz and it tastes like, and it actually is, made of real tomatoes. None of that high fructose corn syrup stuff and who knows what else that is found in the other brands. I use it for everything that calls for ketchup and sometimes for recipes that call for tomato sauce, ie pizza sauce etc.

Julie Smith says …

Most of the groceries I purchase are the 365 brand because they're excellent and an incredible value. One of my favorites are the 365 wines, especially the Tracker's Crossing Chardonnay. I bought a bottle for around $6 dollars and because it was so cheap, I didn't expect anything too spectacular. After tasting it I was completely surprised by how delicious it was. I went on to try the other wines and was totally impressed by those as well. I would never have thought that wines made by a grocery store would be this amazing and being able to buy a case of really good wine for under well under $100 is unheard of. I would have no problem serving the 365 wines to guests or giving them as gifts.

Lora P. says …

365 Everyday Value Tofu! As a vegetarian household, we eat a lot of soy products, and the price for tofu at Whole Foods is even cheaper than in the ethnic markets around town, and it's certified organic. Makes a great "ricotta" base for vegan manicotti which is my husband's favorite meal - even more so than manicotti stuffed with cheese!

Marie-Pierre Nicoletti says …

My favorite 365 product is definitively the French roast ground coffee in the tin can, the blue one, this coffee is excellent!

clinton berry says …

Well I have to say first that I have several favorites, especially in the Dairy case. Love the butter, because of the value and quality. But my favorite is the 365 milk. Great value and BGH FREE! I grew up in dairy country and know of the conditions that many farm animals live under. I think it is really important that manufacutres clearly lable products and support Whole Foods for its commitment in bringing us BGH free products, and at a great value too.

Stefania says …

I love love love the lemonade. So tasty without being too sweet or too expensive.

Anne Marie says …

Hands down the tomato paste in a tube. It's easier and less-messy to use than the canned paste -- but often it's pricier. But not 265 -- best value, hands down! Thanks

Aimee ONeil says …

I ♥ the 365 Organic coffee creamer. It allows me to have my creamy coffee without having to deal with all the oils and chemicals that my body doesn't need (or want!) from the *other* brands of coffee creamer. Thanks!!!

Kristin says …

I love the 365 flax seed and soy milk!

Lori says …

One thing that I really love, particular to a power lunch or a quick healthy snack to tie me over are your granola bars! :)

ESSIE BURTON says …

MY FAVORITE 365 EVERYDAY VALUE BRAND PRODUCT IS THE EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL. SINCE I'VE BEEN LEARNING TO COOK WITH HEALTHIER PRODUCTS AND WITH EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL NORMALLY AT AN EXPENSIVE PRICE IN OTHER MARKETS, I HAVE FOUND WHOLE FOODS OIL TO BE JUST AS GOOD AS THE HIGH PRICE OILS, PLUS BETTER QUALITY AND QUANITY FOR MY MONEY! THANKS!

Heidi says …

I don't think we can talk about 365 Organic without talking about the Veggie Chips, or the Veggie Straws for that matter. Three colors of deliciousness in every bag.

Elissa Sandler says …

One of my favorite 365 products is the chicken stock. It really adds amazing flavor to dishes and allows me to cook healthier.

YH says …

My vote is for the extra virgin olive oil -- use it every day in cooking and salads!

Pat Graves says …

I love all of the 365 products that I've tried but the one I use the most is your canned beans of all flavors - a very nutritious, healthy food. As a recent widow on a limited income I treasure the EDV values because they allow me to continue to shop at Whole Foods and they are delicious.

Alison Bowden says …

My favorite is organic diced tomatoes--perfect for a quick pasta sauce (with the 365 olive oil), to add to soup, etc.

Annette says …

I love the organic flax seed oil because of its many uses and nutritional value.

Ashley Lauren says …

My absolute favorite 365 Everyday Value product would have to be the all-natural Duplex cookies. They are a healthier alternative to regular Oreos and have the most delicious flavor. I love that you get both vanilla and chocolate flavors in one cookie!

Susan Anderson says …

My favorite 365 produce is the low sodium chicken broth. I use it for making soups, cooking risotto and other grains. It's a great value.

Alisha says …

My favorite product is the 365 Organic Cereals. They are organic, a great value, and lots of variety.

A Seals says …

The organic flaxseed oil because of its various health properties and price.

Pam Pollard says …

For me and wonderful hubby, Jim, it absolutely has to be the 365 organic mozarella cheese. It's pretty neat as you read the other posts that ALL 365 Everyday Value brand items are great!

gailz says …

The 365 Flax Cereal was great. Not too sweet and not only has the flax flakes but some nice surprises.

Erika Nelson says …

My Favorite 365 Everyday Value item would have to be the Olive Oil, it's a terrific deal and a great value.

Sandy says …

My favorite snack is 365 POPCORN: the organic, reduced fat & low-sodium version (bagged on chips aisle). I would shop more at WF but the prices are out-of-sight for my meager budget, even for 365 store brand.

Megan Hatfield says …

I love your 365 Organic Apple Juice it is awesome just like the cider at my town's apple fest every year just have to heat it Best apple juice I've ever had!

nancy s. says …

My fav 365 value item is the TOFU!!! Great Price!!!!

Meenakshi says …

Most items in the bulk section - especially the raw pumpkin and sunflower seeds.

Marilyn Seaver says …

My family really enjoys all varieties of the 365 pizzas. Great taste and great ingredients make them our favorites!

Dawn Mashayekhi says …

While I buy quite a bit of the 365 products, the 365 Tomato Sauce is my favorite. I use it to make my own pizza sauce. No other tomato sauce, major or store brand, has the delicious taste or consistency of the 365 tomato sauce. I saute some minced garlic in 365 olive oil in a small sauce pan, add red pepper flakes, oregano, salt and fennel seed and then stir in the tomato sauce. I simmer for about 15 minutes until the right consistency then spread over my Whole Foods pizza crust dough. I put on my toppings and then bake. Everyone who has had my pizza says it is by far the tastiest they've ever had!

Amy Shirar says …

My favorite 365 product is the olive oil! I also love the 365 preserves, ketchup, peanut butter and mini and regular sized frozen waffles. And, the bath products: lavender, citrus and mint shower gel, shampoo and conditioner. Love the 365 options! Thanks!

jean bailey says …

Coffee is a food group for me and I love your 365 French Vanilla.

Kathleen V. says …

My favorite is the 365 extra virgin olive oil. I use it in almost everything I cook.

Julie says …

Best value, 365 99 cents for a pound of pasta. Cheaper than some stores, and tastier!!!

Dax Parcells says …

My eyes naturally gravitate toward the 365 products whenever I'm browsing an aisle-- it's great brand representation when you can always identify the product without any effort. I like all the products, but truly value to the olive oil and the natural laundry detergents. Could go on forever, what can I say... "I AM A WF JUNKY!" :-)

Judy says …

My favorite product right now happens to the the unsweetened rice milk. It is the only brand that is low in carbs, and I use it in my coffee, ceral and baking. I love it!

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