The Best of Whole Foods

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Come to think of it, a near-empty Whole Foods is a very rare sight. The chain of health-oriented supermarkets makes a splash wherever it lands, and it’s bred a very passionate following amongst its loyalists, who oftentimes refuse to shop anywhere else (here in New York, we’ve seen shoppers carrying bags of Whole Foods groceries from Union Square...
There are lots of goodies to be found in the frozen-foods aisle at your local Whole Foods, but the Tandoori Chicken Samosas are real winners. They’re flavorful, crispy, and are great as both an appetizer and a meal. The little samosas come eight to an order, and require about 15 minutes in the oven, flipping halfway through. The final product is...
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it seems like pumpkin-flavored foods and beverages are everywhere you turn. From pumpkin spice donuts and muffins to the ubiquitous pumpkin spice latte, America just can’t get enough of that heady combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and ginger that tells us that Thanksgiving and the holidays are here...
Whole Foods offers several varieties of taquitos, rolled and fried corn tortillas with a meat filling. We sampled some of their chicken taquitos, and all agreed that while they were far from bad, they’re best when not eaten without the aid of condiments like sour cream, salsa, or guacamole.  [related] Fresh out of the oven, the taquitos looked...
There’s a reason why so many frozen hors d’oeuvres involve phyllo dough: they crisp up fantastically in the oven, and the frozen Spinach and Cheese Spanakopita sold by Whole Foods Market hit the nail right on the head. They’re light and flaky, and the spinach and cheese mixture is spot-on. [related] They arrive in a pack of 12, and need about 20...
Hummus, salsa, cheese tray... now what is missing? Crackers. Whole Foods 365 snack crackers are a great pick to round out your party appetizers. These crackers are buttery, light, and crisp, great for topping with cheese or for dips such as spinach artichoke four cheese dip. Another awesome thing about these crackers is that you can actually take...

Whole Foods Reviews

The cinnamon graham crackers that are sold by Whole Foods’ in-house brand, 365, are different from the others that are on the market, but in a good way. Whereas the ones sold by Honey Maid, the most popular brand, are rather dense and sweet, these are light, crunchy, crispy, and not overly sugary.

There’s a pronounced wheat flavor from...

The maple and spice instant oatmeal produced for Whole Foods’ 365 house brand comes as part of a variety pack that also includes apple cinnamon, cinnamon and spice, and oats and flax. We tasted this oatmeal as part of a side by side comparison with its closest counterpart at its largest competitor, Trader Joe’s maple and brown sugar instant...

Don’t go into eating Whole Foods’ 365 Organic French Toaster Sticks thinking that you’ll be eating anything that remotely resembles French toast in flavor. That said, when topped with some maple syrup they’re a perfectly acceptable breakfast, especially if you’re sick and tired of eating frozen waffles every day and enjoy eating with your hands...

There’s a whole lot to like about the animal cookies produced for Whole Foods’ organic house brand, 365. First, they’re shaped like animals (bear, fox, buffalo, elephant, camel, goat, cougar, and lion, to be specific). Second, they’re organic. Third, they taste better than what you probably remember from your childhood, the classic animal...

Whole Foods sells a line of organic fruit strips through their house brand, 365, in peach, cherry, blueberry, very berry, cranberry, and strawberry flavors. While the experience of eating these will never pass for biting into a fresh piece of fruit, they’re full of real fruit flavor, are all-natural, tender, chewy, and not nearly as leathery as...

Whole Food’s organic queso dip started by getting the name wrong, and kept going from there. It’s billed as “Con Queso Dip,” which doesn’t make sense — Con Queso translates to “With Cheese”. So we found ourselves asking: this dip is what "with cheese?" Judging by the flavor (or lack thereof), the answer seems to be: nothing....

Most Cheez-Its lovers are devoted fans, loyal to the brand and unwilling to accept substitutes. For those who are willing to sacrifice a little flavor and grease for a healthier cracker, the array of options can be simultaneously overwhelming and unsatisfying.

We’re going to help you out by pointing you to perhaps the best Cheez-Its...

Bad artichoke spinach dips are few and far between, but extremely tasty dips are just as difficult to find — and Whole Foods’ artichoke spinach four cheese dip certainly falls into the latter category. The masterminds at Whole Foods artfully married the classic combination of artichokes and spinach with a mixture of Italian cheeses. Romano,...

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