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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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Sheila Richard says …

My favorite 365 product is The whole milk plain yogurt(no rsbts). It is a staple I always have on hand. In addition to having it with fruit and cereal, anything that requires mayonaisse like potatoe salad, tuna salad I substitute half yogurt. I also make 1000 Island dressing with a squeeze of ketchup, lemon and a little sweet pickle. Plain whole milk yogurt with just a squeeze of lemon is great on fish tacos. The possibilities are endless.

Mary says …

One of my favorite 365 products is potatoe chips. They are very good. When they're on sale, they're hard to find. They seem to sell out fast. After reading quite a few comments, I think there are few things I need to try. The first will be the cheese curls.

Diana Mitchell says …

I really enjoy the 365 Frozen Fruits - especially the mango. This makes a quick, nutritious, and delicious snack or dessert!

Tara Smith says …

My favorite product is your soymilk. No one has soymilk like whole foods, it's just the best! Most unsweetened soymilk tastes like cardboard, but yours actually tastes delicious, I couldn't live without it!

Yvette says …

I love the apple cinnamon instant oatmeal packets. First, it's organic and healthy. Secondly, the taste and quality are better than its leading competitors. I made it for myself last night and my husband had to steal some! It's delicious and less expensive!!

Natalie Mitchell says …

My favorite 365 brand product is the dark chocolate chips I use to make molten chocolate cakes. I get a huge bag for the same price as a small bar of the name brand stuff - and it tastes exactly the same! Love 365 brand so much.

madhuri says …

I LOVE olive oil! It’s a great value and I use it almost everyday whether I’m sautéing and frying veggies,chicken,fish or adding it to a homemade dressing, it’s a staple in my kitchen!

Megan says …

I love all the baking mixes!

Linda M. says …

I love the 365 tomato paste. It adds flavor to everything.

Lynn says …

The Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Sauce is a winner.

Kathie says …

The 365 product that has most beneficially impacted my house is the gluten free bread mix. Because one person has a wheat allergy, the whole houshold is affected. Most gluten free breads are weak in the taste area and high in price, but the 365 bread mix both tastes good and is significantly cheaper than other brands!

Barbara Burns says …

I like Whole Foods froxen dinners, pizzas, and pies the best. I use a lot of Whole Foods 365 frozen entrees and vegetables, which go well in stir-fries. I also like Whole Foods 365 frozen fruit pies.

Lisa Kocourek says …

It is hard to choose just one. The low sodium chicken broth is probably my favorite!

Lauren says …

I like the 365 organic refried black beans with jalapenos. They are so good warmed up with some salsa for a great bean dip!

Jackie Hirtz says …

Hooray for 365 Whole Foods CANNELLINI BEANS! They are the ONLY cannellini beans that are simply cannellini beans and salt with nothing else added to make them "firm." They are soft & delicious and the secret gourmet ingredient in my home-made vegetable soup!

Jennifer Li says …

I love the ice cream that 365 has. All of them. They're priced at a terrificly great value and it still tastes good. I also like that the cows aren't treated with HGH since its not good for them even if the nutritional value of it is the same. Love 365 brand :)

Ricki says …

We are tea fantatics and absolutely love the Rooibos Orange Vanilla Creme Tea. It has such a beautiful flavor and is such a great value to boot! We drive for miles to get it.

Richelle Contreras says …

I love the 365 Extra Virgin Olive Oil. I use it everyday!!!

patricia says …

I started using 365 shampoo and conditioner after trying several other brands, I found that when using the shampoo I only have to wash my hair once. Unlike other brands where I shampoo my hair two or three times. The conditioner feels light and airy, not heavy. Easy to comb my daughters hair. The price is reasonably.

Jane Gear says …

My favorite 365 product? Wow! That's a verrry tough choice. One thing that I use as a tasty stand-by is your mild, organic chili. And I'm very picky with chili (not too hot/not too cold but juuuust right!) I said, "Un huh! That's right. It's yummalicious!" Thanks for all the great products, Mr. and Mrs. Whole Foods. Jane

Linda says …

I love the fruit preserves.At $2.39 a jar it's a third or more less than other brands. I don't just use it with the peanut butter. I put it on scrambled egg sandwiches and cold chicken breast sanwiches. Qhen my son saw it on scrambled eggs, he thought it was odd. Now he's hooked. We have tried every flavor and love them all.

Amanda says …

The 365 Virgin Coconut Oil is by far my favorite product! It smells delicious and is a truly great cooking oil. I use it to make delicious pancakes and baked goods. It's also a fantastic moisturizer!

Katharine Dome says …

We love the agave nectar!

Miranda says …

Hello, The 365 Everyday Value product favorite in our house is Canola Mayonaise. We switched from a popular national brand a few years ago and haven't looked back. We love it!

M. Roe says …

The extra virgin olive oil, because I trusted WF that it would be good, and fresh. The recipe is your vine-tomatoes and the fresh mozzarrella, with some of your fresh basil leaves, for one of the best salads/appetizers ever, even the 8-year-old G'son can't get enough! We love shopping at WF, and it really is a family outing for us, where we also get fresh and ready to eat items, and sit in the tables-dining area, and relax.

Valerie Leige says …

The extra virgin olive oil, because I trusted WF that it would be good, and fresh. The recipe is your vine-tomatoes and the fresh mozzarrella, with some of your fresh basil leaves, for one of the best salads/appetizers ever, even the 8-year-old G'son can't get enough! We love shopping at WF, and it really is a family outing for us, where we also get fresh and ready to eat items, and sit in the tables-dining area, and relax.

HEATHER says …

MY FAVORITE 365 PRODUCT....IT'S ACTUALLY REALLY HARD TO NARROW IT DOWN. THE 365 MERLOT IS AN INCREDIBLE WINE AND VALUE AND YOUR 365 MUSTARDS BLOW ALL OTHERS AWAY. HOWEVER, IF I HAD TO SAY JUST ONE, IT WOULD HAVE TO BE THE WHOLE WHEAT PASTRY FLOUR. IT IS THE BEST FLOUR, HANDS DOWN. I HAVE SPENT SERIOUS MONEY ON FLOUR ONLY TO FIND THAT THE 365 IS BY FAR THE BEST. IT IS LIGHT, FLUFFY, SUPER FINE AND SOFT. NO OTHER FLOUR CAN TOUCH IT! I USE IT IN ALL OF MY BAKING AND COATINGS. I WILL NOT USE ANY OTHER FLOUR, EVEN IF IT MEANS GOING TO 3 DIFFERENT STORES TO GET ALL THE INGREDIENTS I NEED.

Yvonne von Roemer says …

I have many favorites but the 365 Dijon Mustard is something we use almost every day.

Lindsey says …

I love LOVE the 365 Organic Truffles in cappuccino. So smooth and so good.

Kathy Watson says …

My favorite 365 product is the pure maple syrup. I used it recently to sweeten my homemade granola. (made with Whole Foods products of course!)

LINDA ADAMS says …

I love the non-scented shampoo and conditioner. With my severe allery to any perfumes this product is great. Not to mention the price is great too.

Barbara Cain says …

I can't say enough good things about the 365 brand. I find the pricing to be competitive with "regular" grocery store prices, and I know I am getting a better value, either with the organic, or an eco-conscious grower/producer/packager when I buy this brand. So much less consumer guilt, so if I make sure to recycle, and re-use the packaging, I am doing the best I can for our planet. I do use the olive oil in my everyday cooking, and salad dressings, and find it to be excellent. I always buy the 365 brand frozen veggies, too, and they work out beautifully for a fast dinner after work for my family. I also really love the 365 brand frozen mixed berries, which I put on top of my plain yogurt, with a drizzle of the 365 maple syrup, and maybe a handful of granola. Talk about a tasty, healty breakfast. Keep up the good work, I say!!! And thanks for helping take the guilt out of being a consumer!!!(P.S. Please enter me in the contest)

Craig says …

I find that the 365 yogurt is a great deal especially with its healthy ingredients. It tastes as good if not better than any of the name brands out in the market and beats their price also.

Elena Iakovleva says …

My favourite is 365 extra vergin olive oil.

Audra says …

My favorite 365 Everyday Value product is the frozen blueberries. They are such high quality, you can't find anything comparable at any other local market. I use them in fruit smoothies I make every day as well as in many baked goods. I always have them on hand.

Brian says …

I like the black and white sandwich cookies... um duplex cookies

Treva Pierre says …

I love the 365 EV body washes and lotions. It doesn't have the bad chemicals you find in regular body products and cost is about half of what you would pay for name brand organic products.

Darcy Faylor says …

My favorite, without a doubt, is the extra virgin olive oil. I use it almost every day, and even the huge discount stores can't offer an oil of this quality for the same price Whole Foods does. Can't live without it and wouldn't wanna try!

Karen Kapus says …

I have always been very happy with all the 365 Everyday Value Items, but one of my favorites is the frozen edamame. My husband and children love it too!

Denise says …

I love using the 365 olive oil, canola oil, pasta, and balsamic vinegar! It's very important for me to have all these things in the pantry at all time. I'm a student so prices matter a lot to me and 365 allows me to have quality pantry staples at affordable prices.

Amy says …

365 chicken broth is my favorite

Jennifer Conover says …

365 Ginger Snaps!

Sara says …

We enjoy the grapefruit shampoo 365 Everyday Value.

Sylvia says …

I love the chocolate coated super greens bar and my teenage daughter does too! When we don't have time to eat or just need a snack, the greens bar fills us with wholesome high energy living food.

Darling says …

I love 365 Rice Milk. It's a nice addition to shakes & smoothies. I like that isn't loaded with sugars. Delicious!

Sharon says …

My favorite 365 Everyday Value brand product is the Naan bread. It tastes great, freezes well, so with a can of 365 beans, some garlic and a little 365 olive oil, I have a quick meal. Actually, every 365 product I've tried has been great. No surprises, exceptional quality.

Dawn Griffin says …

My Favorite 365 product is the Tonic Water. It is the ONLY tonic water I have found that does not have HFCS and it tastes better than any other tonic water I have tried. I drive 2 hrs to get it - and of course stock up everything else as well. I love my trips to Whole Foods!!

Tammi Hill says …

One of the best hidden value to me is the EVOO by 365.

stephanie morris says …

I love a variety of 365 products so its very hard to choose one but I love the 365 Variety party crackers set. You get different types of crackers at great price. Perfect for the holidays or having a group of friends over. And, I can feel good about what I am serving to my guests.

David B says …

I use the unrefined Coconut Oil. My wife & I put it in smoothies for its tremendous nutritional benefits as an oil and source for monolauren. I also use it as a "conditioner" on our French Bulldog to help him with his dry skin.

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