What I Never Knew About Whole Foods

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I’ve always been a fan of Whole Foods but lately my love and affection for the store and brand itself is growing.  Maybe it’s because I’m more interested in trying different health foods or that the store has more variety of the items I like but I’m loving it more and more.

Lately I’ve been loving Whole Foods for the fish and meat they sell.  It’s just so fresh and tastes so good!  The variety of diary products they have is so exciting.  I absolutely love the fresh ground almond and peanut butter.  It always tastes so flavorful.  And being able to fill a brown bag with quinoa is pretty awesome.

Whole Foods

I recently learned 3 things about Whole Foods that make me love it more…

1.  TWO NEW Whole Foods are coming soon!  We live in the ‘burbs and while I have no complaints I will say that the Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s are a complete pain to get to.  Lucky for me they are opening two new stores! Both are in neighboring towns so if we go south or north we will have easy access to a Whole Foods.  One is opening in Melrose, MA and the other in Lynnfield, MA!  The Lynnfield store looks like it will be huge!

2.  They’ll replace your reusable grocery bag.  We religiously use our Whole Foods grocery bags for our weekly shopping trips.  Some of them we have had for ages and they are reaching the end of their life.  In fact, this past weekend I went to lift a bag out of the trunk and it ripped.  If you take your bag back to Whole Foods they’ll recycle it to make new bags and give you a brand new reusable grocery bag in return.  I know the bags aren’t expensive but I like knowing that I’m not sending one to sit in the dump.  I mean, that’s kind of the point of reusable bags isn’t it?!

Whole Foods Grocery Bag

New Grocery Bag!

3.  They have an awesome return policy.  I’ve never actually returned anything to Whole Foods but I recently found out they will take almost anything back, even if it’s been opened and partially eaten.  They have a great “customer is always right” policy.  Personally, it’s more incentive to me to try something that I may be skeptical of, especially with some of the prices at Whole Foods.  And the reality is, I’ll probably like what I try because let’s face it, there isn’t much I don’t like and even if I don’t like it I probably wouldn’t bother to return it.  It’s just nice to know I can.  And it makes me like Whole Foods that much more.

With each trip to the store I love it more and more and this just added to that!

Do you love Whole Foods?  Have you ever returned something to Whole Foods?

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  1. Wait, Whole Foods will take back you old/ripped reusable grocery bags??! I didn’t know that! That made my day. Whole Foods is addicting. They are building one literally down the street from us. Cannot wait!

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  2. I have never been a huge Whole Foods shopper, mainly because of my grocery budget. Recently my boyfriend and I have made the switch to organic and have ended up in Whole Foods a few times, although our first choice is still Trader Joe’s. One thing I never knew about Whole Foods is they will actually have somebody give you a “budget friendly tour” and walk you through tips for shopping within your budget! I thought that was so cool.

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  3. I wish we had something similar close to us, its really difficult to find places that sell healthy food especially when you are stuck in the Australian bush. Luckily for us we get a lot of our food from local farmers and that is fresh and healthy.

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  4. Whole Foods is addicting! When we moved into our new neighborhood a few years ago, I went there for the first time because it was new to me and I wanted to check it out. Instant love. One of my favorite things is the bulk bins. A great way to try new things. I didn’t know about the reusable bags – that’s really cool!

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