Don’t you love shopping for holiday foods? I do. I especially like it at Whole Foods Market because you know there is no junk! I get caught up in the holiday flavors – pumpkin, peppermint, gingerbread. Anything with those in them I’m going to gobble them up! Yep, they will get dropped in my cart.
It’s also fun to shop for gourmet food gifts ~ coffee, tea, chocolates and other sweets.
Whole Foods Market sent me a box of yummy samples to try out! Want to hear?
First, what is better than Giving Back? The L.I.F.E. Line products help you do just that! (bottom right pic)
Grab a coffee sleeve, bracelet or that awesome Save the Wino wine tote for your neighbor, babysitter or best friend. The L.I.F.E. Line is an East African fashion brand employing over 400 local artisans fighting poverty with fashion. Proceeds go to CTC (Comfort the Children) International, a non-profit working alongside Kenyan communities to create sustainable change.
If you’re like me you can’t pass up the sweets either. Grab some 365 Everyday Value® Holiday Goodies – Whole Food’s affordable private label free of artificial flavorings, colorings, sweeteners, preservatives and hydrogenated fats.
You’ll find butter and gingerbread cookies, ice creams in peppermint, egg nog and pumpkin and oh my golly, my fav of the season ~ Chocolate Candy Cane Crème Cookies. Seriously the best ever!
oh don’t let me forgot the Chocolate Drizzled Kettle Corn!
For your morning coffee this month try something new. The Allegro Coffee Celebration Café – a distinctive coffee with a world full of taste, as this years blend will be made from two sources: Guatemala and Ethiopia. What’s more is that the coffee is certified kosher, and Allegro donates 5 percent of their net annual profits to support both the communities where their products are grown and their local neighborhoods.
Hmmmmm I can just smell it as I type this.
Your dinners might not be the same after you grab the Whole Foods Market Baking Grinders/Seasonings – Brand new line of spices for the holiday season. Fresh grinded spices are the freshest way to keep and impart spices.
We received Citrus and am excited to grill up some fish. Or how about adding it to a mango salsa? Endless ideas! It is a wonderful mix of sea salt, roasted sesame seed, coriander, onion, lemon zest, orange zest, roasted garlic, satsuma, orange rind, fennel and parsley. Doesn’t that sound amazing?
One other product I want to chat about that you can also find at Whole Foods Market is Nocciolata. An Organic Chocolate Hazelnut Spread with no chemicals, no artificial flavors, no GMOs and absolutely zero palm oil.
Nocciolata is still made following the Rigoni’s exclusive family recipe. It is a slow process that uses only carefully selected ingredients like dark chocolate from the Antillean Islands, Italian hazelnuts (16%), brown sugar, skim milk and Bourbon vanilla extract.
C’Man takes chocolate hazelnut and jelly sandwiches to school all the time. He can’t wait to try this one! I personally love to dip my pretzels or graham crackers in a jar. And guess what? I have the yummiest cookie recipe I’m going to make when my jar comes. Can’t wait to share!
For every 100th person who enters get a Free Jar of Nocciolata on their website. Kinda fun!
WIN a $50 GC to Whole Foods Market!
& 9.52oz jar of Nocciolata!
What will you buy for the holidays first?
I received samples from Whole Foods and Nicciolata for this post. All opinions are my own. This giveaway will end on December 17 , 2013 at midnight EST. Winners will be drawn via rafflecopter. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and they will have 48 hours to reply before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to anyone in US and Canada and you must be 18 years of age or older. Giveaway not affiliated with Facebook & I release them of liability. Winner will be posted in the rafflecopter widget.