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The Value Guru Virtually Gives Away the Store

By Susannah Simone, October 14, 2009  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Susannah Simone
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!
Category: Value - Whole Deal


1 Comment


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!
10/21/2009 9:01:08 AM CDT
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!
10/20/2009 5:33:08 PM CDT
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.
10/21/2009 9:08:37 AM CDT
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.
10/21/2009 9:32:43 AM CDT
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.
10/14/2009 5:43:51 PM CDT
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.
10/14/2009 5:54:39 PM CDT
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!
10/14/2009 5:55:20 PM CDT
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!
10/14/2009 6:04:07 PM CDT
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!
10/14/2009 6:04:25 PM CDT
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!
10/14/2009 6:06:49 PM CDT
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.
10/14/2009 6:08:05 PM CDT
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.
10/14/2009 6:08:40 PM CDT
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.
10/14/2009 6:17:54 PM CDT
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.
10/14/2009 6:54:25 PM CDT
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!
10/14/2009 6:54:32 PM CDT
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!!
10/14/2009 7:05:19 PM CDT
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.
10/14/2009 7:06:45 PM CDT
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.
10/14/2009 7:07:58 PM CDT
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.
10/14/2009 7:18:58 PM CDT
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!
10/14/2009 7:19:04 PM CDT
Michelle says ...
Olive oil and peanut butter! Wheat crackers were good too, I look foward to trying more products!
10/14/2009 7:34:37 PM CDT
Bonnie Johnson says ...
My favorite 365 product is the Grated Parmesan Cheese. It is full of flavor, and is better than Kraft.
10/14/2009 7:37:08 PM CDT
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.
10/14/2009 8:13:45 PM CDT
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.
10/14/2009 8:18:26 PM CDT
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.
10/14/2009 8:19:43 PM CDT