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Old 01-26-2016, 09:22 PM   #1
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Bad News For Whole Foods Market

Whole Foods shoppers say its food not worth the price - Jan. 26, 2016

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Old 01-26-2016, 11:28 PM   #2
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I walked through the Whole Foods in Virginia Beach *once*. I didn't think anything was worth what they were charging. There's a reason why they're nicknamed Whole Paycheck
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Old 01-26-2016, 11:31 PM   #3
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My memory of WF when I was visiting my brother was buying a salad from the salad bar. "That will be $18, please." I about passed out. I even forgot my wallet up at the checkout counter, I was so discombobulated.
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We have a Whole Foods on the way down to DH's
doctor across town, almost an hour away,
so we stop there ever so often to have lunch on the way home.
The salad/hot entree bar is $8.99/lb
but it gives us an opportunity to try something different.
The last time we had lunch out at WFM, we tried some
vegetarian Indian dishes and different veggies I'd never
bought before but wanted to try first.
I had Farro and it was delicious, so I bought a small package
of it at my local grocery for half the cost of "Whole Paycheck".
I think both of our lunches totaled about $18 and then I
went over to the bakery section and bought some
Italian cookies, small tarts and macaroons, now that
was even more expensive, I think it totaled close to $20,
but we had a lovely lunch. Oh, and our WFM has a wine bar too,
so of course I have a glass with lunch.
We went to a WFM in a suburb of Denver once that had a
cooked-to-order pasta bar AND a wine bar, now that was wonderful,
and well worth it.
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I'd rather go to a restaurant for a nice meal with a glass of wine. There are lots of ways to try something new that have a reasonable price and a nicer atmosphere than a grocery store.
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Our local Hy-Vee sells similar salads for $4.99. And a wine bar too!
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My memory of WF when I was visiting my brother was buying a salad from the salad bar. "That will be $18, please." I about passed out. I even forgot my wallet up at the checkout counter, I was so discombobulated.
I'm with you there Dawg...the same experience with me. There was a cartoon around about a $5.00 gift certificate from Whole Food's bought a lovely apple. Sometimes I wonder how stupid people can actually be.
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That's about right, Kay!
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Old 01-27-2016, 02:16 AM   #9
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Shopped there once. Not impressed. The seafood items we got were good enough, but I thought their house brand stuff we bought was lower quality than Aldi's.

Which brings me to this little article I read earlier this evening:

Aldi is fixing its biggest weakness, and that should terrify Whole Paycheck Foods
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The only reason we go there any more is for items we can't find anywhere else. Before we got the kaffir lime tree, they where the only place to get frozen, whole leaves. Besides Fresh Market, they are the only other place we have found blood oranges.
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