10 things that are cheaper at Whole Foods
Some call the upscale supermarket 'Whole Paycheck' because you can spend a lot of money there in a flash. But we found some items that are cheaper here than at Safeway.
- Whole Foods: $4.99
- Safeway: $5.29
- Whole Foods: $1.69-$4.39
- Safeway: $2.59-$4.99
- Whole Foods: $3.99
- Safeway: $4.49
- Whole Foods: $1.99
- Safeway: $2.69
- Whole Foods: $1.29-$1.49
- Safeway: $1.50-$1.67
- Whole Foods: $1.89
- Safeway: $2.49
- Whole Foods: $1.79-$1.99
- Safeway: $2.79
- Whole Foods: $4.49
- Safeway: $5.19
- Whole Foods: $1.99
- Safeway: $2.59
- Whole Foods: $2.29
- Safeway: $2.79
The things I get from my garden are still the best. I have control over how the food is grown and the lack of chemicals used. All summer and fall I am canning, freezing and dehydrating the food I gather from my garden. I make jams, pickles, tomato juice, catsup, salsa and I can fresh fruits and freeze the veggies. Saves me a lot of money compared to what I would at the grocery store, plus it taste better and is better for me.
My yard is not that big, I just make good use out of the space available.
Yes there is a cost to the canning supplies but you do not need to buy everything in one year. My best advice is to start small and add a few new things each year.
Come on Gina Briles. Who is being "snarky". The best you could do is come up with a few organic products and "non dairy milk". Do you work for Whole Foods?
If people are going to start shopping at Whole Foods because 10 items are cheaper, how much more will their overall grocery bill be after the "savings" ??
Comparing Whole Foods to Safeway doesn't make Whole Foods look any better. Safeway is the biggest scam around. Their prices are consistently more expensive than those at many high end independent or small chain regional markets (especially their produce) and spend millions on advertising to get you to focus on just a handful of sale items. To Whole Foods' credit, like Trader Joe's, they offer a line of store brands ("365") which are very reasonably priced. Otherwise, the regular price on their meat, fish and poultry is cringe-worthy.
Well if you are buying organic its cheaper but the vast majority don't buy organic. If you are buying non-organic of those listed you are going to get cheaper food. Unless you get paid pretty well or are on food stamps you can't afford organic.
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