Before the local Whole Foods opened, I would make trips to the Omaha store when visiting my parents. I would get so giddy driving there because it felt like one of the few places on Earth I didn’t feel like a freak when it came to food. I just felt normal. And I’ll admit, I cried a few times with sheer delight. We’re talking tears-cried. I know… super weird. How do I love thee, let me count the ways.
What do I like about Whole Foods?
1. Selection. Fresh, leafy kale… organic white whole wheat flour… organic chocolate… organic produce… bulk bins… organic wild rice… shall I go on? It is the only local store where I can buy organic almond milk. And their almond milk tastes amazing. After drinking that for a few weeks and then going back to the other brands, it’s night and day. NIGHT and DAY. It’s whiter in color, smoother in texture and more mellow in flavor.
2. Did I mention selection?
What do I like least about Whole Foods?
1. Price. To be fair, I think part of the issue is that because there is a greater selection, it’s easier to spend more. That said, a handful of items (produce and otherwise) just cost a bit more per item, and that adds up. Quickly.
2. Did I mention price?
Do I like Whole Foods?
Do I love Whole Foods?
Yes. Love at first sight. Wanted me some bling-bling on the spot.
Will I continue to shop at Whole Foods?
Yes, although not weekly. As a family of 4 (Evie is now eating) on one income, we simply can’t afford it.
** After I blog a summary of each grocery chain, I’ll spend a little time sharing price comparisons, as I know some of you are interested in that. But before looking at prices, I wanted to give an overview of each monthly experience. Go back and check out recaps from Hy-Vee and Trader Joe’s. With the holidays approaching, price comparison posts will begin in the new year.**