10 Unexpected Finds At Whole Foods

10 Unexpected Finds at Whole Foods

Whole Foods is a very interesting place. They stock such a wide assortment of merchandise that the odds are pretty good that some of the items they sell are going to be pretty wild. With some help from the company itself, we tracked down 10 of the most unexpected finds at Whole Foods. 

Limoncello Gelato

While this gelato doesn't have any alcohol in it (like its namesake liqueur does), it is imported from Italy, and made in small batches using an authentic slow churned recipe.

Potato & Pea Samosas

This Indian snack has been transformed into an hors d'oeuvre, filled with potatoes and green peas and seasoned with Southeast Asian herbs and spices.

Carrot Tropical Greens Fruit & Veggie Bars

Banana, kiwi, pear, kale, and spinach team up in these fruit and vegetable bars. And kale continues on its path to world domination. 

Mango Baobab Trail Mix

Mango and baobab are both super-trendy right now, but this might be the first time that baobab – the fruit of the African baobab tree and one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet – has found its way into trail mix. 

Engine 2 Plant-Strong Thai Basil Edamame Burgers

This burger (which is from Engine 2, a diet-friendly line made exclusively for Whole Foods) is vegan, gluten-free, contains no cholesterol or saturated fat, and is Non-GMO Project Verified. It's made with a soybean and brown rice base, and additional ingredients include sweet potato, red quinoa, rolled oats, radishes, sesame seeds, and basil. 

Fit Sticks in Tropical Hibiscus

These single-serve sticks are made with potato protein, which supposedly helps you feel full when you don't have time to eat. These ones also contain hibiscus flower extract. 

Salmon Jerky

This is an interesting one, and it's certainly not for everybody (especially those who aren't a fan of fishy flavor), but this wild-caught salmon jerky contains 560 milligrams of Omega-3 per serving. In addition to the original flavor, there are alsos Pink Peppercorn or Miso Ginger options.

Nacho Cheese Cashews

Ever dunk your cashews in nacho cheese? No? Well you might want to after trying these nacho cheese flavored cashews, which are coated with Cheddar cheese, buttermilk, paprika, garlic powder, and parsley

Blueberry Pancake Pork Sausage

We're going to guess that these sausages contain blueberries and maple syrup (and probably not much in the way of pancakes), but the name alone stopped us dead in our tracks.

Emu Eggs

Emu are native to Australia, and their eggs are a certifiable luxury item, selling for $35 a pop at a New York Whole Foods. Each egg weighs about two pounds and contains the equivalent of 12 chicken eggs. The flavor is a lot richer than that of chicken eggs and that blue-green color is pretty spectacular, too!