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Win Summer’s Best Grilling Basket

THE CONTEST HAS CLOSED. CONGRATS TO HEIDI FROM COLORADO.  THANK YOU FOR ALL THE COMMENTS! Grab your tongs, don your apron and light your grills – it’s time to fire up for summer! At Whole Foods Market, we are excited to bring you Summer’s Best – a summer-long online and in-store roadmap to the freshest and seasonally best foods at peak perfection, strategies for making the most of the season both indoors and out, and solutions for enjoying summer full tilt. Gear up for backyard grilling and Memorial Day (May 30) celebrations by entering to win our Summer’s Best Grilling Basket. You’ll become the master of the grill in no time with this basket stuffed with marinades, grilling tools, spices, condiments and more – all the essentials to help get your grill on! Ready to start the season ripe? Tell us your favorite ways to make summer sizzle on the grill in the comments section below by May 22nd. One winner will be randomly selected to receive the Summer’s Best Grilling Gift Basket, a $100 value, plus a $50 gift card so you can pick up your favorite grilling necessities like charcoal, burgers, sausages, veggies, buns and more. Here’s what you’ll find in the basket. And even if you don’t win, this list will give you a great starting point for must-haves to kick off the season of grilling greatness!
  • 365 Everyday Value Caribbean BBQ Seasoning and Southwestern Grille Seasoning
  • 365 Everyday Value Mayonnaise, Organic Yellow Mustard and Organic Tomato Ketchup
  • 365 Everyday Value Organic Kosher Pickles and Sweet Relish
  • 365 Everyday Value Organic Ranch Dressing
  • Nature’s Rancher Theo’s Steakhouse and Ginger Teriyaki Cooking & Grilling Sauce
  • Laurel Hill Tortilla Chips (Multi Grain)
  • Food Should Taste Good Chips (Sweet Potato and Cheddar)
  • 365 Everyday Value Organic Unsweetened Black Tea
  • Good Grips 16” Tongs
  • 100 Bamboo Skewers
  • Good Grips Large Wooden Spoons
  • Good Grips Metal Spatula
  • No Mo’ Skeeters Bug Spray
So tell us how you make summer sizzle on the grill! Add your comment by May 22nd for a chance to win a grilling gift basket. Ready, set, summer! THE CONTEST HAS CLOSED. CONGRATS TO HEIDI FROM COLORADO. THANK YOU FOR ALL THE COMMENTS!

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sarina brewer says …

i love having the kids playing in the backyard with the dog and me and my hubby sitting by the grill doing fish, or veggies, or bbq chicken or porkchops! cant wait to start the grill up

Darcee Cormany says …

We love making pizza and grilling lobster on the grill! Cant wait to get it fired up!

Rebecca says …

We just put up a new deck and are so excited to go out there this summer and grill. We are having a baby any day now, so being out on our new deck this summer will be like a vacation -- especially with a little baby in our house. We would love to win your prize package. We love grilling....pineapple with a little brown sugar on the grill is so delicious. :)

Dee Aybar says …

We love Grill with Family and Friends! and our favorites dishes are Grill Mango, Squash, corn on the cob, and most important healthy Food and Yummy.

Kris Ferraro says …

Yummm...! Now I'm at my desk...drooling!

Laura says …

Nutritious and organic, for a perfect backyard grilling!! : )

Monica says …

I like to take grilling on the road.. head over to our favorite park with a lake, invite a few friends and make a day of it!

Rick says …

Whole foods has everything for your cook out. From healthy drinks to lean meat to grill you will not be disappointed! Or put that fishes gill on the grille! Of course all of the utensils for grilling are in stock. C'mon down, you're the next contestant for the price is right at Whole foods!

Jessica M. says …

My favorite thing to grill in the summer is corn. We brush it with olive oil before grilling and then mix up local honey, melted butter, sea salt, pepper and ground red pepper to put on the corn when it comes off of the grill. YUM!

Cindy Janecke says …

Oh please, please, please may I win this goodie bag? I would so love, enjoy, cherish and use this stuff to have a nice old fashioned cookout with my son, his wife and my grandbabies. I love Whole Foods!

kristen says …

My husband is finally starting to eat healthy... we are buying coconut milk, yogurt, and natural sweeteners... he usually doesn't like vegetables but i've got him grilling asparagus, and LIKING IT! He is trying to eat mostly meat and vegetables - that's pretty much it for his 'diet' so he is CONSTANTLY using the grill. Twice a day we use the grill. please let us win... we would love it!

dana deverna says …

looks great... would be a wonderful way to start the summer

Elizabeth DiSarro says …

One of my favorite things to add to grilled veggies, seafood, or chicken a minute before taking it off the grill is some fresh local HONEY!! As well as add honey at the last minute to wild rice. It gives it a touch of sweetness that is delicious!

aimee says …

grilling is the only way to cook in the summer!! just refinished our patio and love spending the whole evening out there, with the smell of goodness from the grill!

Shawn says …

Our grills (smoker, propane, and charcoal x2) are an extension of our kitchen all year round (in fact it was our kitchen during our recent home renovation!) Looking forward to grilling some grass fed free range beef this weekend that my mom picked up while visiting my sister in Kansas a few weeks ago....

Renee says …

That basket looks like a great way to kick off summer and grilling season. Can't come soon enough, since we are watching it snow this morning outside Denver!!

Tanya Schools says …

Summer means cookout time! I look forward to May through October every year thanks to our amazing famers market here in Maryland with all local produce. I fill my basket up every week with fresh summer squash, red potatoes, vadallia onions, sweet peppers, zucchini, and carrots. After cutting upsome hormone-free steaks or chicken breasts, they vegetables get tossed in olive oil, fresh garlic, sea salt, and fesh ground pepper, adn the meats get marinated. Any different combo and switch the spices up a tad and there is always a new menu for the grill! Ah I love this time of year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

David Chestnut says …

We live in Florida so we use our grill year-round. In the summer we love to get the first tomatoes of the season and jalapeños and onions, grill them all to a nice char and make salsa. Great over grilled meat or fish or just some chips and a margarita!

Dawn Tabor says …

We grill everything we possibly can during the summer!! My favorites have to be veggies, especially asparagus on the grill.

Kirsten says …

Garden fresh veggies on the grill with plenty of fresh herbs! We also love grass fed burgers! Can't wait to fire it up!

Toshi says …

I would love to have this giveaway to go along with my grilling sessions!!

Jennifer Beck says …

Thank you Wholefoods for love you customers enough to feed us well! :) The closest store to me is in Santa Barbara and I would gladly drive 1.5 hours to shop at your store! Yay for Wholefoods!

Dannella Burnett says …

As a chef/caterer and a mom, I'm a HUGE fan of grilling. It's quick, easy and adds lots of flavor to meats, vegetables and even fruits! My kids will eat every vegetable I put in front of them if it has those tasty striped lines! My clients love our Balsamic Glazed Grilled Vegetables with asparugus, eggplant, peppers and portobello mushrooms. Lightly seasoned, brushed with olive oil and finished with a balsamic reduction glaze! Get Grilling!

Nicole H says …

I love the steak and chicken kabobs at WF!

Erica says …

Mmmm grilled soy-lime marinated salmon, throw on some corn on the cob in their husks, and finally a ton of full veggie skewers. Perfect summer meal!

Guadalupe McKeehan says …

This basket would be awesome to receive! I can't wait to start "everything summer" now that warm weather has arrived. I love whole foods food!

Kristin says …

Wow, what an awesome prize pack! I live in a condo that doesn't have outdoor space, so we are big fans of our Foreman grill. I love grilling all that summer zucchini and mixing it with fresh corn kernels in a salad, yummy! One of our neighbors does have a patio on the roof and we invite ourselves over as much as politely possible, especially whenever he grills! =D

Steffanie Conley says …

I am so excited for summer I love to grill EVERYTING!!!! :) How much of those products are also gluten free?

Bobbi Jo says …

..I forgot to put my favorite way to make my summer sizzle on the grill.. I am a vegetarian and my husband is not. We really enjoy trying new combinations of foods to come up with things that satisfy the entire family (2 meat eaters, 2 vegetarians).

Julie, A Tale of Many Reviews says …

We use the grill so much during the spring and summer! This is an amazing giveaway! We not only grill most meats and seafood, but our veggies too. Grilled eggplant?? YUM!!

Jessica Kreyger says …

This is a phenomenal package! I only hope you build a store soon in Macomb County, MI. It is in great demand. Especially because that dinky hole in the ground Trader Joes makes bank in Grosse Pointe because there is nothing in Macomb County. Please!

Laurin says …

Love this!

april watson says …

We are always grilling and entertaining with our friends, Lately I have been coaching them towards better foods and talking about visiting a Whole Foods Market. Closest market is about an hour away. I would LOVE to win this basket and show off these wonderful items as well as try some new recipes!

KIm C. says …

Bbq pizza's

Rebecca says …

I love to grill in the summer! Great basket!

Colleen says …

Big time grillers here... My hubby even grills in the snow :) My favorite if grilled eggplant with a honey garlic glaze... yum! Hubby is a steak lover and grilling is a cooking style that he can do...and it keeps him out of my kitchen ;p My little one loves loves grilled fish of any sort. We love love love Whole Foods and have been lucky enough to be customers for decades!

Tracy Hipp says …

Looking forward to grilling this summer. I love to grill up veggies and then make a grilled veggie sandwich on grilled bread. Mmmm. Would love to win this basket. Thanks Whole Foods!

Lydia Vierson says …

I enjoy grilling seasonal veggies on the grill in a basket and of course sweet corn - my favorite!

joanne says …

This basket all looks so good and healthy! What a great way to start off our long hot summer~! God's blessings to you all!

Matt McGowan says …

I like to use both my gas and my charcoal grills. I use all natural wood charcoal, it gives my food a much better taste! I use my grills all year round! It sure would be nice to win all those goodies!

Christal says …

I am so excited for summer and to smell all of the wonderful smells coming from the backyard grill. I love to grill because my daughter really gets into it. We love kabobs, pineapple, veggies, pork tenderloin, and of course the usual hotdogs, burgers, brats, and sausage. It seems like the grill is the gathering spot!

Ursula says …

We live on our grill in the summer and love to do everything from greek marinated chicken to steaks and tons of great veggies. we also will char all the veggies necessary to make my husbands favorite salsas and "spicy sauce." My son loves helping his dad, too!

Melanie says …

I love Whole Foods, and I can't wait to grill with their products. It will make all my neighbors crazy.

Heather says …

I make my summer sizzle by trying to shish kabob veggies, every year I get a little closer to perfection. Lately I bbq brussel sprouts.

Michael says …

We love to grill, and do so often. However, we don't just do it in the summer. We like to grill year round! Even in the cold weather and occassional snow, we/I will be outside grilling breakfast on the griddle or pizza on the grill. In the summer, we like to get very high quality beef and seafood and grill. We often invite friends and make a big party. My favorite is salt and pepper encrusted tuna which you simply sear for a few minutes or less. Have a great summer all!

Stacy Miller says …

I make summer sizzle on the grill by grilling veggie burgers, onions, corn, and other veggies. I would love to win this grilling gift basket!

Vanessa says …

The boys like to be outside playing with water. When that happens is time to undress our hybrid grill and start cooking summer vegetables and amazing meats. They particularly love the charred corn because it has an amazing flavor, is like sweet, tasty, moist popcorn. The meat absolutely get better when cooked on a charcoal grill. We don't use it every day, but we truly enjoy being outside.

Nancy Greer says …

This gorgeous weather makes me want to get outdoors and do some grilling. Simple but delicious eating involving veggies and a good marinade. Yum!

Jamie S. says …

Sounds good! I've been a vegetarian for a little over a year, but last night I actually let it go for a meal in order to have some teriyake grilled chicken. I'm not planning on eating meat full time now, but I must say it was yummy :) If I win, I think the first thing I would want to grill is some beautiful, seasonal veggies, such as asparagus and zucchini. mmmmmm...yep, still loving the vegetarian life!

Jennifer says …

Looking forward to lots of summer cookouts!

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