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What's New in the Grocery Aisles: February

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, February 8, 2012  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

Our grocery team works hard to bring great-tasting natural and organic products to our stores that meet our shoppers’ needs.

Admittedly one of the best things about working at Whole Foods Market is being able to taste your way through these innovative products. I have happily played hooky from my to-do list for a taste of chips and dips, gluten-free cereals and decadent desserts. (Does it still count as a taste if you go back for seconds and thirds?)

We’re pretty excited about the newest products in our stores and think you will be too. Rest assured, we’ve vetted them down to the last crumb! Add them to your shopping list, then tell us and other shoppers what you think by rating and reviewing them on our product pages.

Here’s what’s hitting the shelves in February.

Late July Organic Multigrain Snack Chips Satisfy that snack attack with these lightly salted, crunchy whole-grain chips from a family-owned company.

Sea Salt at the Seashore contains seven whole grains and seeds and How Sweet Potato It Is contains 18 grams of whole grains per serving. Plus, they’re organic, so you can appease your appetite and your values.

Laurel Hill Pretzel Chips These thin, light and crispy oven-baked pretzels have a great shape and are the perfect size for dipping.

The satisfyingly delicious flavors include Honey Multigrain, Sea Salt and Everything.

Lifeway Lowfat Mango Kefir This creamy and delicious mango drink delivers 12 live and active cultures (the good bacteria) to support digestive health.

It’s a yogurt-like smoothie that the whole family will enjoy on-the-go or at the table.

Plus it’s lactose free!

Saffron Road Macaroni & Cheese Made with a blend of Wisconsin cheeses, this classic dish has the added bonus of Jerusalem artichoke pasta. It’s also Halal certified and vegetarian. Now that’s comfort food.

Saffron Road Three Cheese Lasagna

This Halal-certified and vegetarian lasagna is made with eggplant and zucchini.

The Italian cheeses and a ratatouille sauce make for a bold flavor. Warning: a second serving is a sure thing!

Saffron Road Manchurian Dumplings This flavorful Indo-Chinese fusion dish features veggie dumplings with a kick of ginger and red chile sauce.

Because it’s Halal certified and vegan, everyone at your table can enjoy.

Saffron Road Thai Basil Chili with Tofu Served with aromatic basmati rice, this dish of veggies and tofu with a zesty blend of Thai seasonings makes for a fuss-free and tasty weeknight meal. It’s Halal certified and vegan too.

Stonyfield YoKids Organic Blueberry/Lemonade Squeezers A kid favorite, these handy, squeezable, portable tubes are perfect for school lunches and snacks on-the-go. The new delicious blueberry/lemonade flavor delivers six live, active cultures for digestive support making it one snack that you won’t feel guilty about sneaking into your lunch too.

Udi's Gluten Free Pizza Created by a team of expert bakers, these new arrivals have a thin, crispy and (drum roll please) gluten-free crust!

The savory sauce is made with vine-ripened tomatoes, garlic and olive oil making this a winning combination.

Choose from Margherita, Pepperoni or Three Cheese.

Wallaby Organic Greek Lowfat Yogurt Authentic, rich and creamy, this Greek-style yogurt is made with organic milk from small farms. At 12 grams of protein per serving, you’ll happily make it part of your daily morning meal. Available in Blueberry, Cherry, Honey, Strawberry and Plain.

Which of these new products will you try?

Category: Food & Recipes, Grocery




Carole says ...
I would love to see more gluten free foods without sugar and pasturized milk. The biggest thing, however, is to leave out the wheat, oats and sugar. I will read the label on these new products and see what I can include in my diet. Thanks for having a much better selection than other stores.
02/17/2012 7:51:31 PM CST
Celeste says ...
Have tried the Wallaby Organic Greek Yogurt and it's wonderful! My husband and granddaughter are eating it now as well. It's long overdue for an organic Greek yogurt! Will also be trying the Udi's gluten free pizza. I love their Millet & Chia bread!
02/15/2012 7:28:26 PM CST
Rose says ...
Definately will be trying the Wallaby Organic Greek yogurt in Plain...and maybe the Late July chips....
02/15/2012 6:56:24 PM CST
Joan Flaherty says ...
FINALLY!! Gluten-free pizza!THANK YOUUUUU!! (Although here in Wynnewood store, in the pizza case there IS a very good corn crust GF pizza from Annies.) Thanks for taking real good care of us!
02/15/2012 11:36:54 PM CST
Margaret Frentz says ...
Thank you for every Gluten-Free product you have. And, thank you for continually bringing new gluten-Free items to us! I was very excited to see in this e-mail that Udi's GF pizza will be available in your store.
02/15/2012 9:42:51 PM CST
Janet says ...
Been hankering for a gf pepperoni pizza - that's the first thing I'll try!
02/15/2012 9:32:09 PM CST
Jennifer Sawyer says ...
I want to try the yogurt because I like the regular wallaby yogurt like the pear one, its hard to find great tasting greek yogurt. I also want to try the dumplings and the mac n cheese. Also last but not least the mango juice.!
02/15/2012 9:21:55 PM CST
Charmaine Strong says ...
I would like to see more organic foods in your store. I recently purchased a large bag of organic carrots and they were not up to pare with the organic carrots purchased from Whole Foods. The price was right but the quality was not. I also purchased a large container of organic spinach which the quality was good, but I would have preferred if it had been prewash, because it had a lot of sand, mud or what ever on it.
02/16/2012 5:05:24 AM CST
Kyle says ...
The saffron road Manchurian dumplings are delicious! The more vegan foods the better! Thanks for the update.
02/08/2012 5:13:27 PM CST
Cathi says ...
Udi's margherita pizza! Cannot wait to try it!
02/15/2012 8:54:53 PM CST
Adam says ...
looking forward to trying the vegan Saffron Road entrees
02/15/2012 11:50:55 PM CST
Rebekah says ...
Udi's is an amazing gluten free company. There pizza is surely delicious. :)
02/09/2012 4:53:54 PM CST
andrea says ...
finally an organic greek yogurt!!
02/09/2012 4:34:26 AM CST
Tori says ...
Yes great to see an ORGANIC Greek Yogurt and I have had Wallaby and it is a good tasting product. Thanks for adding this as I will get next shopping trip. On a side note: I do miss Horizon producst and wish you would bring them back!
02/16/2012 12:41:43 PM CST
Barbara Webber says ...
I wish you would start carrying porcini powder. It is used to flavor ans rhicken dishes. This would be a great addition to the spice dept. Thank You
02/16/2012 4:02:41 PM CST
Nancy says ...
Udi's pizza & Wallaby yogart.
02/16/2012 5:29:21 PM CST
The Shadow says ...
Udi’s Gluten Free Pizza, I've never tasted an Udi's product that I didn't like so I'm sure these are great. Wallaby Organic Greek Lowfat Yogurt - finally more organic Greek style yogurt - a nice bonus!
02/16/2012 8:30:25 PM CST
Susan says ...
The vegan Saffron Road dishes are on my list.
02/16/2012 9:10:13 PM CST
Jim says ...
Would love to see links to the Nutrition Facts for some of these new offerings. Thanks.
02/21/2012 2:17:21 AM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Jim There's a little information on each product if you click on the product link within the blog post. However, we don't typically post the nutritional information on the web site. Some of these products have their nutritional information listed on their company sites and can be found through web search. Thank you for your suggestion.
02/21/2012 10:03:55 AM CST
angela says ...
will you sell three bakers breads. I find them to be the best
12/27/2013 8:47:09 AM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@ANGELA - Our items vary between stores. Check with your local store to see what they have in stock!
12/27/2013 12:45:52 PM CST