Friday, April 28, 2017

I’m Calling Out Whole Foods For What It Is: Deceptive

A picture of a Whole Foods Market sign.
Photo credit: Susan Montgomery / Shutterstock
You know, for being such a health guru, one would think that I would be in love with Whole Foods… but I’m not. As a matter of fact, I hate Whole Foods.

I sincerely believe that Whole Foods rips people off. Their prices are exorbitant only because they’re selling this idea of “designer food.” It’s where all the cool kids shop—you know—all the Pilates instructors, fitness trainers, naturopaths, etc.

They do an excellent job of marketing themselves as a top-notch health food source. Except, a lot of their products aren’t even healthy…

Take, for example, their 365 Chocolate Sandwich Cremes. In reality, this is nothing more than a glorified Oreo. In fact, when compared side-by-side, they have nearly the same amount of sugar.

And these kinds of hypocrisies are all over the place! There’s the Nature’s Path Mmmapple Brown Sugar pastries (the equivalent of Poptarts), the Whole Foods Two-Bite Cinnamon Rolls that are loaded with sugar, the 365 Cheese Curls (a knock-off of Cheetos), the Glutino Milk Chocolate Coated Wafers, and the list goes on and on.

Sure, some of these products may be made with organic ingredients, but at the end of the day, it’s all overly processed junk food. And people are buying into this!

Don’t fall for the marketing folks, because at the end of the day, that’s all that it is. It’s all one big, fat corporate lie that’s being used to make money off of you.

And if you still don’t believe me, consider this: back in March of 2016, Whole Foods was selling peeled oranges in plastic containers. Twitter user Nathalie Gordon said it best, “If only nature would find a way to cover these oranges so we didn’t need to waste so much plastic on them.”

So here’s what I propose instead: go to a grocery store with affordable prices and stock up on fruits, veggies, meats, nuts, and seeds. Your waistline and your wallet will thank you for it.