And take a look at the ingredient list. We were able to pronounce everything on it! Score!
|Tomato Puree, Diced Tomatoes, Roasted Tomatoes, Roasted onions, Roasted Red and Green Bell Peppers, White Wine Vinegar, Roasted Minced Garlic, Salt, Expeller Pressed Soybean Oil, Cane Sugar, Basil, Oregano, Marjoram, Savory, Thyme, Parsley.|
It truly was amazingly good. We have a roasted garlic sauce in the pantry that I can’t wait to use. And at $1.89 a jar you better believe I will be stocking up on that stuff!
Next up was a cereal. It’s made by a company called Three Sisters. This is their version of Lucky Charms. The marshmellows are colored with blueberry, pumpkin and other such natural colors derived from fruits and veggies. And the taste? Well, let’s just say my kids will not miss Lucky Charms that’s for sure! They love this cereal! And I will be going back for more of it, and others in the line. And the price- well, it was definitely comparable to other bagged cereals. One other thing I loved- they use 100% wind energy to create their product. How freakin’ cool is that?!?!
What kid doesn’t love Mac and Cheese- especially the kind that comes out of that blue box with neon orange cheese sauce?!? Well, I’m a little ticked off at the maker of that product right now so we are looking for an alternative. Yes, I know that making mac and cheese from scratch is super easy and much tastier (I make it, I know. It’s awesome!) but sometimes you want an enjoyable shortcut. We haven’t tried these yet, but I can’t wait to see how they compare.
We wanted to try some of the body products so we snatched up the 365 Everyday Citrus Grapefruit body wash. It is yummy! It’s made with essential oils, no artificial fragrances, no parabens and no sulfates. Win! Win! And this bottle was only $2.00! Not too shabby!
We also snatched up a big bottle of both the shampoo and conditioner. Again, no artificial colors, or fragrances. No parabens or sulfates. And it’s is so scrumptious! And this big bottle of shampoo was only $3.89. Score again!!
As for toothpaste we are saying adios to Crest and Colgate and their neon blue messes! Our choice for right now is Tom’s of Maine, which is a very reputable company. The good thing about Tom’s is I can find it at any grocery or drug store around me so it’s a good choice. The kids so far like the strawberry flavor, although I think the greyish tinge take a while to get used to when you’re used to neon blue with sparkles! I’m already not missing the crusty blue mess left behind in the sink! lol
As an alternative to Goldfish crackers Whole Foods offers quack’n bites. Cute name. These little cheesy crackers are organic. And they are pretty tasty. They aren’t as cheesy as Goldfish but since we don’t buy them often I think these will be a good choice!
We got to try these awesome corn chips from Shagbark Seed and Mill at the store. The company is local-just outside of Columbus, OH. They are non-GMO certified (yippy!!) and in the next few years will be USDA certified organic as well. These chips were super crunchy. They will hold up to any salsa or cheese sauce out there. And I can pretty much assume that you could lather these things with some chili and they would not loose their crunch. The kids begged for a bag, and daddy was happy to appease! 🙂 These are going to taste awesome with my favorite local salsa from Remke!
Probably our favorite thing we tried was milk and butter from Snowville Creamery. They are a local creamery about 2 hours from us. Their cows are grass fed, they don’t use growth hormones or antibiotics. Their milk is sourced, pasteurized, packaged and delivered to the store within 2 days! How fresh is your milk? That’s probably the freshest milk I’ve ever had! It was also the tastiest milk I’ve ever had. The kids went absolutely crazy over it, especially the chocolate, which tasted like a milkshake. It was amazing! It’s as close to raw milk as we can get here since raw milk is illegal. And it is expensive- a half gallon was around $4! But we’re discussing it because we think it would be worth it for good, quality milk. I wish they did home delivery in glass bottles. I’d totally be sold! lol I really want to try some of the recipes on their website. Wow! The custard style ice cream totally had me salivating!
So there you have it! Our first trip to Whole Foods and some of the things we learned and tried. I’m feeling very excited about this journey and can’t wait to share more of it with you!