The 9 Best Grocery Staples from Whole Foods' 365 Brand
Whole Foods' 365 brand makes shopping organic more affordable. We've tested the best the brand has to offer, and the results are in — we'd buy these products again and again.
Whole Foods has revolutionized the natural and organic food industry, making those foods accessible to far more people. Since one of the biggest deterrents to shopping organic is the hefty price tags, Whole Foods' private label brand, 365 Everyday, has been one of the keys to their success.
Their popular private label brand offers a wide selection of natural and organic products including everything from vitamins to pantry staples to snack foods. And with Amazon offering prime members discounts on Whole Foods products, it's easier than ever to shop the brand affordably.
We tested a selection of products from the 365 brand, and we've rounded up a list of favorites that you need to add to your regular grocery shopping rotation. Read on for a list of our favorite Whole Foods 365 products.
1. Organic Fusilli Pasta
These organic noodles are the perfect vehicle for any pasta sauce. Our taste testers described them as having "good texture and very pretty." At under $2, you'll never buy name-brand again.
Buy It: Organic Fusilli Pasta, 16 oz, $1.49; Amazon
2. Organic Tikka Masala Sauce
We had high hopes for this Tikka Masala sauce, and it did not disappoint. Simmer this sauce with chicken, chickpeas, or whatever you choose for an easy weeknight curry dish. Our tasters found this sauce to have a nice profile of spices with just a hint of heat.
Buy It: Organic Tikka Masala Sauce, $4; Amazon
3. Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Mediterranean Blend
This olive oil is a must-have for every kitchen. Smooth, rich, and slightly fruity, the Mediterranean blend doesn't leave a bitter taste like competitor brands. It's certified by the North American Olive Oil Association for quality that meets international olive oil standards, too. And it's less than ten dollars.
Buy It: Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Mediterranean Blend 16.9 fl oz., $8; Amazon
4. Basil Pesto
For jarred pesto under five dollars, it doesn't get much better than this. It has a light garlic taste and smooth texture. And it's a product of Italy! Keep one on hand in your pantry for pasta, paninis, chicken, and more.
Buy It: Basil Pesto, $4; Amazon
5. Organic Riced Cauliflower
This low-carb alternative to rice has a bit of a cult-following among Whole Food shoppers. Simply steam it in the bag and you're good to go! One of our testers described it as, "convenient, perfect base for anything." It's not watery or mushy, and it's only $2. It's your newest low-carb secret.
Buy It: Organic Riced Cauliflower, $2; Amazon
6. Peanut Butter Pretzel Nuggets
Watch out, this classic snack food flavor pairing is as addictive as it sounds. The amount of peanut butter is on the lighter side, which I prefer since it's not too overwhelming. I currently have a bag sitting on my desk, but I predict it won't be here too long.
Buy It: Peanut Butter Pretzel Nuggets, $4.29; Amazon
7. Organic Apple Sauce Pouch-Cinnamon
Step aside, boring apple sauce. This sweet and spicy apple sauce pouch has the perfect level of cinnamon. Made from 100 percent fruit and no sugar added, these pouches will be a tempting snack for kids and adults alike. One taster (who is very much an adult) says, "I love the level of cinnamon here!"
Buy It: Organic Apple Sauce Pouch-Cinnamon, 4 ct., $2.69; Amazon
8. Organic Creamy Peanut Butter
"Perfectly salty, nice, smooth texture, creamy, could eat by the spoonful," says one enthusiastic taste tester. Unlike some other organic peanut butters, this was very easy to spread. And at just $4, you can't go wrong.
Buy It: Organic Creamy Peanut Butter, 16 oz, $4; Amazon
9. Organic Mayonnaise
While it's not the most glamorous product on your shopping list, mayonnaise it a staple for every home cook. This one uses organic expeller-pressed canola oil and other quality ingredients for a sandwich spread you can feel good about. One taste tester described it as, "Creamy, slight tang, smooth, wouldn't overpower a sandwich or chicken salad — great mayo!"
Buy It: Organic Mayonnaise, 16 fl oz, $3.69; Amazon