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22

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whole foods market has sweet holiday gifts for less than $5!

Whole Foods treats

I got an email from Whole Foods Market this afternoon, letting me know that all of the yummy treats above are on sale this weekend for $5 or less.

Because I would do anything for you, my wonderful readers — and because I had a sudden craving for chocolate — I grabbed my car keys and got on the 5 at 3 p.m. on a Friday to head to Whole Foods Market Del Mar so I could test them myself and report back.

Oh, the sacrifices I make.

Note: I usually type much faster but it’s difficult when one hand keeps reaching into this bowl of 365 Everyday Value® Holiday Popcorn.

Whole Foods Market holiday popcorn

Every batch is produced in small kettles and is a perfect solution to the sweet or salty dilemma because it’s a delicious combination of both. I bought the Chocolatey Drizzle Kettle Corn (6 ounces, 2/$4*) — which I hate to admit I’ve just polished off — but it’s also available in Dark Chocolate Popcorn Crunch (10 ounces, 2/$7*).

If you’re looking for last minute teacher gifts, I can assure you that Whole Foods Market™ Organic Truffles (8.8 ounces, $4.99*) will make them feel special and pampered. The rich and creamy chocolate is imported from France, and flavors include organic chocolate, cappuccino, caramel and hazelnut. I opted for chocolate. Hey, I’m a purist.

Whole Foods Market truffles

Made for sharing, Whole Foods Market™ Chocolate Little Bites, in Milk or Dark chocolate (4.4 ounces, 2 for $6*), are imported from Belgium and individually wrapped. Made with premium cocoa butter and pure vanilla, they are pure sweetness.

Whole Foods Market chocolate

Whole Foods Market™  Caramel Fleur De Sel (5.3 ounces, 2 for $6*) also come individually wrapped, and I’ll be tossing a handful into my purse for emergencies. They’re made with natural creamery butter and blended with a sprinkle of Fleur de Sel, a sea salt hand-harvested in France.

Then there are these 365 Everyday Value® Candy Cane Pretzels Dark Chocolate Peppermint or Yogurt (4 ounces, 2/$5*), which are great stocking stuffers or Secret Santa treats. They beg to be dunked in hot cocoa.

Whole Foods Market peppermint pretzels

As you can see, the one item I didn’t buy was the Whole Foods Market™ Traditional Panettone because I’m just not a big fruity dessert person.

Whole Foods Market treatsI think I probably would like this traditional Italian sweetbread used in a recipe like Baked Panettone French Toast with Apples and Cranberries, though. It’s available in Original (16 oz., 2/$10*, Panettone Original 3.5 oz., 2/$6*) and Limoncello (Panettone Limoncello 16 oz., $5.99*).

With the sale going on through Sunday, December 20, this weekend is a great time to stock up on last-minute holiday gifts. These are the kinds of items you buy one for someone else, one for yourself.

Sorry but these prices are only valid at stores in Arizona, Southern California, Southern Nevada. If you don’t live in one of those areas, this may be a good time to move.

Comments

  1. Oh now that’s tempting! WE is only a mile away. Maybe if I walk it….

  2. I shop a lot at Whole Foods. I was just there last week to get a few herb supplements I needed.

  3. Those look yummy. I wish they’d go on sale here, too.

  4. oh yum these sound delicious and what a lovely Christmas hamper idea they would make as well. x

  5. Oh man! I thought you had solved all my last minute gift problems for me but I’m in Ga. I may swing by just in case. That would be so lovely.

  6. I was just there this week! I bought soaps I gave as a gift.
    Janice

  7. They look so tempting! This will be a “sweet” Christmas gift.

  8. That drizzle kettle corn looks amazing. I wish we had a Whole Foods close to us.

  9. Everything looks great. I hear so many wonderful things about Whole Foods. I would love to visit.

  10. Wow Whole Foods have a lot of great deals! I like the look of the chocolate covered pretzels. They look delicious!

  11. These are such great stocking stuffer ideas. I need some this week so I’ll head over there to take a look!

  12. They all sound wonderful. Whole Foods has a selection you cannot find anywhere else. Those caramels look right up my alley!

  13. CourtneyLynne says:

    Ughhhh unfortunately we don’t have a Whole Foods anywhere near us here in WNY. When I lived in FL though… Omg swear I lived there!

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