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monica says ...
the moroccan stew or lamb
08/10/2011 12:11:09 PM CDT
sahar says ...
I have tried these and they are pretty good. To me the best were Lamb Vindaloo and Lamb Saag. Chicken tikka masala was good but on the spicier side. The other ones I was not a fan of. It was great to find these Halal at Whole Foods and will remain purchasing from these type of products. Would be even better if they provided Raw Halal meats also. Thumbs up to Whole Foods!
08/10/2011 12:39:37 PM CDT
Aziza says ...
Pleased to have halal options but disappointing to see the underlying bigotry that Whole Foods has condoned. "We never sent a communication from our headquarters requesting stores take down signs at all. We have 12 different operating regions and one region reacted by sending out directions to promote Halal and not specifically Ramadan after some online negative comments." One region is still a part of Whole Foods the corporation. Whole Foods is still ultimately responsible for the actions of their regional executives. No apology or disciplinary action was reported. Unless some formal statement in the lines of an apology is issued, Whole Foods will be losing a large group of customers.
08/10/2011 12:45:00 PM CDT
Abubakr says ...
I'd try them all, but if I were forced to pick.. hmmm.. Chicken Pad Thai.
08/10/2011 2:28:59 PM CDT
Austin says ...
Thank you Whole Foods. This is wonderful. I am an adamant shopper at your store and this gives more reason to shop from there now. I believe that halal meats and poultry are healthier and tastier than regular grocery store meats and poultry. Hopefully we will see more halal items.
08/10/2011 2:30:14 PM CDT
Imanejwala says ...
Moroccan lamb stew looks banging. Everything else momma can make at home!
08/10/2011 2:12:45 PM CDT
Chelsea says ...
Today I picked up the Chicken Biryani and had it for dinner. I am in LOVE. Tomorrow I will be going out to pick up some more, plus try out a few new types (I am thinking the Tikka Masala and Pad Thai). I would recommend these dinners to anyone! *a side note: I am not a Muslim but I am very happy to see Halal options at Whole Foods. Their open-mindedness makes me a proud shopper.
08/11/2011 8:26:08 PM CDT
Lily Kwan says ...
I would like to try the Lamb Vindaloo because I love lamb!
08/11/2011 11:51:44 PM CDT
ishy says ...
Amazing how I've been looking for halal products like the ones offered by Saffron Road, and voila I came across this through a link posted by Muslimas Oasis on Facebook! I can't wait to try all of them iA! I don't get to eat much red meat at home because of my parents' health issues, but the Moroccan Lamb Stew looks super yummy! Now I have ANOTHER reason to shop at Whole Foods! Thank you Whole Foods! Ramadan Mubarak everyone! =]
08/02/2011 12:03:17 PM CDT
Sadia says ...
Thanks Whole Foods! I'm totally ready to try Saffron Road foods. I'd love to try the Chicken Biryani (because it's my all-time favorite traditional food) or the Chicken Pad Thai because it's rare that we get to Thai halal food - I think it'd be delicious!
08/02/2011 12:44:49 PM CDT
shanet says ...
I found out Whole Foods was selling halal certified food on CAIR's website and bought some Lamb Saag to celebrate the first breaking of the fast meal (iftar) of Ramadan- very good choice! I chose it to see how yummy frozen lamb could be and it is very good. I'm very happy to know my Whole Foods has another reason for me to shop there!
08/02/2011 1:11:41 PM CDT
SuSu says ...
I would try the chicken nuggets- it'd be great to have halal nuggets!
08/02/2011 1:13:20 PM CDT
Bobby Hawley says ...
@Youssef, Saffron Road is nationally available at Whole Foods Market stores, however selection may vary from store to store. Contact the store to check that they have exactly what you want and if they don’t you can always request that they order it.
08/02/2011 2:05:13 PM CDT
Robin says ...
Saucy Indian dishes like the Tikka Masala and Vindaloo are an addiction for me, but I would be most eager to try the Moroccan Lamb Stew. The taste would be newer to me, and the spices sound like a delicious mix. Also, I prefer couscous to rice, and it is a treat that I don't have often enough.
08/02/2011 8:16:29 PM CDT
Kristin O' says ...
Lamb stew hear I come!
08/03/2011 8:54:30 PM CDT
Rezbi says ...
I would try the chicken biryani or the chicken tikka masala.. It's one of my favorite dishes to order in an Indian restaurants.. I want to see if the frozen food will come close to having a dish like that!! Can't wait to try!!
08/16/2011 8:02:46 PM CDT
Bibi says ...
Have never tried this product but would love to try the Moroccan Lamb Stew. Thank you.
08/18/2011 7:45:51 AM CDT
janejohnson says ...
@Sajida Good question! Each store offers a different bevvy of goodies based on what their neighborhoods find themselves hungering. Please check with the stores in your area to learn if they can feed your chicken tender/nugget craving. The following link will help you find your closest store, follow the link to that page and you'll find the information on contacting your store. Happy hunting! http://wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/
08/26/2011 10:46:44 AM CDT
Sana Firdaus says ...
I tried chicken biryani, yummy...it was real tasty dish. I cant wait to try other varieties. These halal frozen foods are really the reason I am frequently visiting Whole Foods. I live in a place where there is a scarcity of restaurants serving halal food, or even stores selling halal meat or poultry. So from past few months my diet consisted of only veggies. so it is such a relief to find certified halal prepared meals in Whole Foods. Thank You Whole Foods. I hope you continue to carry more such items done in certified halal manner.
08/30/2011 9:52:50 PM CDT
Kathrine A. Kohen says ...
Rachael Gruver, thank you so much for your welcoming response to my very serious question about Whole Foods rejecting products from Isreal! I'm so relieved that Whole Foods welcomes both products from Israel but Jews as well. You see my great grand parents were dragged out of their homes and lined up against the wall and shot for no other reason than they were Jews and because so many ignored the propaganda in the media that had promoted so much hatred toward Jews during WWII. In this day and age, it seems there are many groups and celebrities using the very same kind of propaganda against Jews. There's " no need " for this world to go through another Holocaust of any kind! This kind of hatred toward any group only brings the evolution of society down. Thank you again Kathrine Aliyah Kohen
09/15/2011 10:07:40 AM CDT
farook says ...
Last week I purchased four varieties of Saffron Road and it appears that the regular price of $5.69 for 11 oz is excessive. This option is okay for a once in a while convenient frozen food however if you're in a big city (like I'm in Chicago) with decent subcontinent/middle-east restaurants, you can get much better deals. Taste wise, the Saffron Road was no where near homecooked or restaurant cooked food. I'll not buy it again.
09/19/2011 1:20:24 PM CDT
Shauna Hayden says ...
I want to know the animals did not suffer prior to us killing them for food!! There's no way around harvesting animals for food, there's too many of us. They should be given the respect they deserve for giving us life! We should have compassion for those creatures! I will pay more to know they were treated humanely and I know many who feel the same.
11/19/2011 10:12:36 PM CST
Ellie Memar says ...
We tried Saffron Road halal foods we love it Thanks for good quality
12/20/2011 3:57:07 PM CST
Nusrath Unnisa says ...
It is really important to eat halal and pasturised chicken to our family We want to try chicken nuggets
11/16/2011 10:51:16 AM CST
JAN says ...
EWEEEE.....HOW can you market this awful meat!!! I spend $200.00 to $300.00 per week at Whole Foods and have over well over 10 years; However, I am discussed to learn you are sell this type of meats. Please stop selling this HALAL MEAT! I know you can find a much cleaner and better product to sell. PLEASE! Thank you.
01/20/2012 10:11:26 AM CST

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