bargin bins

The new Whole Foods at Legacy Place in Dedham is amazing!  It is heaven!  We stopped their after our bowling last night and spent much longer than we thought we would!  I love Whole Foods, but what I love most about the store is their bin section where they have rows upon rows of loose grains, flours, spices, etc.  They work out to be so cheap, everyone should be using them!

I first discovered the bins when I revamped my eating to be more natural and less processed.  I purchase a variety of items in the bins, including the following:

Grains – quinoa, barley, wild rice, etc

Nuts – almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts

Dried Fruit – mangos, cherries, pineapples (all dried without sugar!)

The bin section is also wonderful due to the waste and packaging that it saves!  I take my items home in small paper bags, and just refill my glass bins that I already have at home.  They take up less cabinet space, and I’m not having to throw out or recycle all of the cardboard and plastic packaging!

This particular bin section was amazing!  It was at least five times as big as other Whole Foods I have been too, and had so many more things.  Check it out!

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Grains!

They had granola bins!  I purchased some Pumpkin Spice Granola!

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Granola!

Grind your own peanut butter, including a new Chocolate Peanut Butter!!  This is my absolute favorite thing at Whole Foods.  I make special trips, just to buy their PB, so you can imagine my excitement when I saw CHOCOLATE!!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter

Another exciting section – Agave Nectar, Maple Syrup and Wildflower Honey!  I decided on the honey for my first try – and it is delicious!  My only qualm about this section is the plastic bottles, but I guess when my honey runs out I can wash it out and bring it back to the store for more!

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Agave Nectar, Maple Syrup & Honey

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Agave Nectar

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Benefits of Honey!

The two sections I did not photograph were the spices and nuts.  The nut selection was awesome, but the spice section was even better.  When I run out, I will definitely be heading back there!

I was literally in heaven in this section of the store – other shoppers must have thought I was crazy for taking all of these pictures :-)!

They even had signs hanging over the section reminding people why it is good to buy in bulk.  Maybe this will make more people shop this way!  There are so many benefits, including the 5 that Whole Foods mentions:

  1. A great selection!  How often do you see so many types of grains?
  2. Try as little or as much as you want.
  3. Less packaging means less waste.
  4. Because there is no packaging, bulk food costs less.
  5. Smaller carbon footprint due to less packaging.

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This is a wonderful way to shop!  We have tried so many more grains and nuts and flours than we ever would have before because you can buy as little or as much as you want!  I highly recommend it!  I will definitely be back to this Whole Foods – yahoo!

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