Sometimes Whole Foods Makes Me Hate Myself

Whole Foods is 1 of 2 grocery stores convenient to my house. I don’t usually opt to go there as a first choice because it is more expensive for most items, but there are times it’s a must. I’ll need something in particular, only sold there, so I might as well just pick up a few things while I’m at it.

The other day it was cacao nibs. Not sold at my local grocer, so I hopped over to Whole Foods and picked up a few impulse buys (and a few other legit items that were *actually* on my list) and walked out $50 poorer, with only ONE bag full of groceries, and feeling like a walking cliche as I hopped into my Subaru.


Cacao Nibs
Probiotic Supplement
Coconut Milk Ice Cream
Almond Milk
Organic Wildflower Honey
Sweet Potato Chips

I’m one bottle of Patchouli oil away from being a proud hippie.

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9 comments to Sometimes Whole Foods Makes Me Hate Myself

  • chelsea
    April 19, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Dude. I wore flannel & birkenstocks to work yesterday, then walked to REI at lunch.

    Had I stopped at Whole Foods, I would have just offed myself right there.

    The honey from WF is so good though, and a relatively good deal.

  • Primal Kitchen's Family Grokumentarian
    April 19, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Ha!! I know what you mean. That is so me at Whole Foods, too. Suddenly all the prices take on a weird context where everything makes perfect sense. Of course I should pay $5 each for a jar of Bubbies pickles and Bubbies relish!! I love them so! They’re probiotic! 😀 Then I manage to mow through them both inside of a week.

  • Mary
    April 19, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    On a nearly completely unrelated note, what do you do with your cacao nibs? I bought mine with one or two ideas in mind a few months ago and now I have a giant bag and nothing to do with them… halp! :)
    also, I absolutely get sucked into the vortex that is whole foods– I can’t help it!

    • Holly
      April 23, 2012 at 4:46 pm

      I actually used them in a version of the Paleo Chocolate Chip cookies that I posted just the other day. I wanted to see how different they would taste than dark chocolate. They were pretty good with the cacao nibs. Not great, but ok. I’m glad I tried it, at least.

  • eryn
    April 19, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    We don’t have a Whole Foods near us, so I don’t regularly shop there, but I will say that there are some things that their prices are cheaper on. For example, their organic apples are $1 a pound cheaper than the price at our closest grocery store. But all stores are like that — cheaper on some things and more expensive on others. They know most people don’t want to hop around to 5 stores to get all their grocery shopping done.

  • Roberts
    April 19, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Wait i want to play Price is Right with those items. I shop at WF so much youd think this would be easy, except ive purchased maybe two of the items in that picture:

    Carrots: $1.99
    Honey: $5.99
    Whatever salad dressing that is: $3.99
    Sauerkraut: $4.29 (dont ask me about the .29)
    Chard: $1.99
    Coconut Milk Ice Cream: $5.99
    Sweet Potato Chips: $4.49
    Almond Milk: $3.99
    I cant tell what that small plastic petri dish is but im guessing hummus: $2.79
    Cacao Nibs: $6.99
    Probiotic Supplement (ya 365 brand!): $7.99

    Now im going to go to whole foods and see how i did. 😛

    • Holly
      April 23, 2012 at 4:47 pm

      I think you did pretty well except that Almond Milk is $ 1.99 at Whole Foods, which is just about as cheap as it gets. And the petri dish (ha!) was green onion cream cheese. Nice work!

  • Tara
    April 19, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Everytime I see or hear the word cacao I think of the Portlandia skit where that’s their safeword. :)





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