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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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Cheryl says …

I love 365 Everyday Value Organic Nonfat Vanilla Yogurt. I put it over berries (or put berries over it!) and drizzle it with honey and it is the perfect breakfast or snack: creamy, not too sweet, and tastes light and delicious. It also makes for great No Pudge brownies!

Larisa says …

My favorite 365 Everyday Value product is the french milled unscented glycerin soap. My favorite 365 Organic product is the creamy peanut butter! It tastes like my favorite one from childhood.

Siobhan says …

I love love love the sea salt potato chips- not the kettle cooked, the normal ones. SO good! And I love the ground beef- so easy to add to anything and so tasty!

karen dalton says …

so many favorites.....Organic Quinoa, great and the price is right! All the canned beans, cold-pressed olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and many, many more. When people say Whole Foods is expensive, I always tell them to try the 365 brand. But you discontinued our family favorite - 365 Organic Chipotle Citrus Barbecue Sauce.

DAVID FRANKLIN says …

My favorite 365 product is the cashew nuts. I with an organic version was offered.

Alisa Leon says …

Anything I buy there I look to see if there is a 365 brand. That is how much I like it. Almond milk, pasta, etc.

Kristina says …

My fav 365 product is the Lavender Shampoo and Conditioner. It is perfect for unwinding after the daily grind.

Dana Dyer says …

I love all of the 365 products. I've only been doing All Natural for about a month. I feel great. The milk; however, has to be the best because when I gave my 2-year old his first cup of it, he drank it all within a few minutes and when he was done he said "Milk good mommy...ahhh". It was like he was tasting milk for the first time again. I'm more amazed that its cheaper than Publix store brand and Bi-lo.

Amber says …

365 Organic chocolate bear grahams! Delicious, tasty cookies that make excellent crumbs for pie crusts and dessert toppings, with whole wheat flour and no artificial junk.

Carolyn Pachecano says …

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the 365 Grapefruit Shampoo and Conditioner! I have very long hair and have used TRESemme for about 20 years and the 365 shampoo and conditioner works better than TRESemme! My hair feels cleaner, the shampoo buildup is gone and I'm helping the environment at the same time! I also LOVE LOVE LOVE the 365 Grapefruit lotion.

Meg says …

The pita chips! With Whole Foods Spinach hummus.

Patricia Fernandes says …

My favorite 365 Everyday Value product is the nonfat plain yogurt! It is so delicious, and is my everyday breakfast. I add some diced bananas and strawberries to the yogurt and top it with granola cereal and some honey. It is really good, healthy and gives me the energy I need to start my day!

ginger says …

my favorite 365 item is the shampoo and body gel...love that they were just changed to be even more gentle on your hair and skin! and love that they come in huge containers that the whole family can use. ALSO the bubbles the shower gel makes for my boys bubble bath are like the episode where alice puts too much detergent in the washer on the brady bunch! the boys love it!!! and it smells so good too! that teamed with bert's bee's shampoo and they are clean and ready for lots of stories at night! thanks for helping us stay clean and health and save some money while doing it!!!

Heather Andersen says …

My fave is the roasted vegetable spaghetti sauce. Oh boy, it is sooooo thick and delicious. My entire family loves it. It's great on pasta not to mention wonderful as a pizza sauce on homemade pizza. It's inexpensive, healthy, vegetarian, and just tastes so incredibly marvelous. I have tried so many other kinds including those way more expensive and this beats them all hands down. I would recommend it to anyone. I would stand on a mountaintop and holler about how wonderful it was if that would help you to sell more so that it will continue to be a product you sell and not disappear as things that don't sell well sometimes tend to do. Thank you so very much for making such a fabulous product.

Nathaniel smith says …

Organic chunky peanut butter It's the best

Delina OLeary says …

I love whole foods 365 brand. I don't think I could choose just one item to be a fave. I like that Whole Foods has the best deal on name brand products and then they have the 365 which is even better. I love that there are no GMO's in the 365 brand- even in the items that are not organic. This makes me breath a sigh of relief. I always worry abouth that with my children. We are a healthier family with Whole Foods and 365. Thank you Delina O'Leary

Maria Diestro says …

I love the 365 seasonsed croutons. I eat them as snacks! I also put them in salads and drizzle balsamic vinegar on them. SO delicious. They also go well on top of soups. I have been thinking of making eggplant parmigiani with them too! I buy a bag almost every week. Best croutons i have ever tasted! Maria

Victoria says …

frozen 365 Organic Brown Rice ROCKS!

Stacey MacDonnell says …

365 Milk is the best! Also love 365 Lemonade! I always look forward to trying more 365 products. We just moved to an area with a Whole Foods, so it's a Whole new world to explore! Thanks for the great products!

Beth Fowle says …

The Chocolate truffles are the creamiest, richest, I've ever had....and I've tried a LOT!

ginger says …

honestly have not found one 365 item i haven't liked yet!

Karl Besser says …

I like to buy the 365 Cereal Bars because they are great snacks for my kids and I don't feel like I'm giving them something that is full of junk that their bodies don't need. The work awesome for quick breakfasts for the whole family or as a snack during the day!

Leslie Blackburn says …

I love the 365 Lemonade in the refrigerated section. I just can't get enough! It is the perfect mix of sweet and tart and I love that it is made with cane sugar and NOT high fructose corn syrup like all the other crap lemonades on the market that have no flavor!

Monika Star says …

365 Organic Everyday Value Crunchy Sweetened Peanut Butter- it's the best ever and it's no stir variety who wouldn't love that. I love it with the seduction bread from the bakery.

christine ang says …

My favorite 365 right at this moment is the 365 extra virgin olive oil. I slice vidalia onions thin, thick slices of organic tomatoes, chop some fresh italian parsley and basil and top with fresh sqweezed lemon juice, 365 olive oil, kosher salt fresh ground black pepper and granulated garlic!!! YUMMY!

Kris says …

My favorite is the Grapefruit shampoo! Such a great deal and smells wonderful!!

Allison says …

The 365 diapers and training pants! They are soft and stretchy and white! They fasten very well, hold more and are chlorine-free! 365 diapers are a GREAT value - I travel over 30 minutes just to buy diapers sometimes! I am impressed with the effort Whole Foods puts into their store brand! 365 diapers are the next best thing to cloth diapers!

Lois says …

I love the Extra Virgin Olive Oil as well, however the Vanilla Rice Milk is indispensible since we have food allergies (gluten/soy etc.) in this household and it is not only delicious, but contains no gluten! (unlike the most famous rice milks on the market).

Jami says …

I love the 365 Citrus Grapefruit body lotion, it smells wonderful. It makes me think of summer even though it is now fall and cold. Also, I love the price! $2.49 for a 16 oz. bottle of natural body lotion is phenomenal! LOVE IT!

Alma Thiessen says …

My favorite 365 everyday Value is the body wash and shampoo. Also love the cookies, the cream filled ones. Also love the Rice Milk. My husband love your breakfeast bars.

Keida Kostreci says …

I love 365 Herbal Mint Shampoo, Conditioner and Shower gel. I have become dependent on them. Lately I tried the 365 Fabric Softeners and my clothes' scent is heavenly.

Vivian Finch says …

This is going to sound crazy, but my favorite 365 product is your skim milk!!! It tastes so good....and more like 2%, in fact. Unlike any other skim milk in town.

Ben says …

The oatmeal! Hands down, the best way to start my day.

Mary Gardner says …

MY favorite 365 is the Olive oil and red wine vinegarette dressing. I think the taste is great and the fact that it has no sugar is what caused me to buy it.

whitney says …

the 365 crunchy almond butter is the best. mixed into oatmeal or on a sandwich its the ultimate on to go protein and sweet tooth satisfier for me!!!!!!!!!

Nicole Yoder says …

My hubby and I are super healthy and love our morning smoothies. Our favorite 365 product from Whole Foods would have to be the 365 Whey Protein Powder in Vanilla. We use it every, single day and love it. Recently I couldn't get to Whole Foods and ended up buying a different brand at another store, and the hubby hated it. He feels the 365 Whey Protein is easier to digest and tastes the best so it's 365 for us! ~Nicole Yoder~

Barbra says …

365 CASHEW BUTTER! It's the best EVER.

Eve Richter says …

I looove the 365 value-sized body wash, especially the citrus, but all are good. Comparable brands like Alba are no better (maybe not even as good) and cost about triple! I will make a special trip for this vital product every time.

Natalie Hughes says …

My favorite is the barrels of oats, nuts, dried fruits, seeds etc. I make my own cereal and eat every day for breakfast!

Ann Williams says …

My favorite Whole Foods Brand 365 product is the Herbal Mint Shampoo and Conditioner. There is nothing like stepping into a hot shower at the end of a long hard day and lathering up my hair. The smell of the shampoo combined with the steamy hot water is like being transported to some exotic spa...Thank you Whole Foods for my mini daily vacation!

Elizabeth says …

Definitely the 365 low sodium chicken broth. Perfect for step- skipping when I don't have time to make my own stock and so many ways to use it. Risotto, flavorful mashed potatoes, better tasting brown rice, quinoa or cous cous, to thin sauces and add flavor to gravies, to sip hot when my kid has a cold, and, the very best application--deglaze a roasting pan with a bit of broth, add garlic and onion jam (Stonewall makes a great one) and serve on roast chicken or a side of roasted root vegetables. Bliss! I always have a carton or two of the broth on hand.

Jodi Anderson says …

It's so hard to choose. My bags are filled with 365 products when I leave the store each week. Overall, I'd have to go with the WF 365 Virgin Olive Oil. It has an excellent taste and it's much cheaper than any other olive oil that I've found. (The beans are a close second. My cupboard is stocked with virtually every type of bean that you sell in a can.)

eileen says …

organic blue corn tortilla chips!

Amy Larkin says …

the cereal bars (strawberry) and frozen pizzas! Couldnt believe how good the pizzas are..was out of Flatbread one night so I grabbed one.. Kiddos loved it too!

Elizabeth says …

365 nut butters!!!!!1

Erin Johnson says …

My favorite Everyday 365 product is your Strawberry Whole Fruit Preserves. I grew up with two grandmothers and a mom who made strawberry jam every summer. When I moved away from home, I was so disappointed in store jam that I stopped eating it until I came across your Strawberry Preserves...it's as close to homemade as I've found!

Maeghan Whitehead says …

My favorite 365 Everyday Value brand product is the Organic Black Beans. They are an instant side-dish, and they are delicious! Plus, my boyfriend loves them so I can get him to eat something nutritious without being miserable :).

Ty Larson says …

I love the 365 Everyday Value brand vegetable broth! One of my favorite things to cook is risotto; asparagus risotto, wild mushroom risotto, sun dried tomato and basil risotto... You think of it and I make it! Most of the recipes call for chicken broth, but your delicious vegetable broth is lower in sodium and helps keep the dish lower in fat and vegetarian friendly for some of my friends =) In fact, I made asparagus risotto last night and called it witch finger risotto for a little Halloween-themed get together with some friends before we watched Glee. The risotto was a hit, but only because of the awesome fresh, tasty, organic products I get at Whole Foods, particularly the 365 Everyday Value brand! Thanks for making such great products available!

Tonya Foreman says …

Without a doubt, my favorite 365 Everyday Value brand product is the Olive Oil. I use it Everyday! I even have my daughter shopping the 365 Everyday Value way. It saves us money, with no compromise on quality! I'm all over that! LOVE IT!!!

Katie D. says …

I love the 365 Oatmeal. Best oatmeal and awesome value!

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