The closest Whole Foods Market is about two hours away from me in Omaha….and we almost never go to Omaha. This is why I have never, ever been to a Whole Foods Market. Until Monday!!! We decided to stop there on our way home from our trip and I was (like the nerd that I am) very excited. Who needs a shopping mall or a theme park when you can go to a really cool grocery store while on vacation?!?!
Judging from all the previous posts…it would appear that all of the fun parts of our trip centered around food. What is it with us, anyway?! Blueberries…Peaches…Chocolate…and a Whole Foods Market. THIS is what family vacation memories are made of…apparently.
Do you want to see what I got? (Yeah, just humor me.)
See, I had to get some sparkling mineral water because it’s a special treat that gives me “the burn” I miss. Plus I needed the dark green bottles to give my friend for when she makes kombucha for me. Ah, a twofold purpose for purchasing the mineral water.
And I had to get cherries, because I had to get cherries. Do I need another reason?
I got cheddar cheese because the last time I ordered cheese from Azure Standard, it didn’t come in and I was completely out of cheese.
I got hotdogs and lunchmeat because we’re in the middle of a very busy season with gardening and canning and soccer and school…and a girl needs a little convenience sometimes. (At least these are healthier versions.)
I got yogurt because I was out and I need to start a new batch.
I got organic apples and then I HAD to get Gjetost Cheese…because have you ever had Gjetost Cheese?!?!? It’s only THE BEST CHEESE EVER to eat with apples. We call it “caramel cheese” because it looks like little slices of caramel and it tastes sweet somehow. I bought not one, but two Gjetost cheese blocks because it’s almost apple season, and Gjetost with apple slices makes the BEST snack ever. They cost $5.95/block…but we can make it last quite a long time. You just need a tiny little piece of Gjetost with a slice of apple. Seriously, I think it may be one of the happiest snacks I’ve ever eaten.
And there you have it. I paid $35 for what you see in that picture. (I would have paid $55, but I had a $20 Visa Gift Card and – like the nerd that I am – it made me happy to use my gift on special groceries.)
While I LOVED my Whole Foods Market experience…I do have to say that I am VERY thankful for my health food co-op. Not only does it give me much easier access to organic and whole foods…it also saves me a lot of money.