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Whole Food is a supermarket that only sells products without any artificial stuff (including colors, flavors, and sweeteners) or hydrogenated fats.
All about Whole Foods
Whole Foods, also called Whole Foods Market, bills itself as "America's Healthiest Grocery Store", and it is true that they are quite strict about the types of products they sell. They only sell items that are free of artifical colors, flavorings, and sweetners and that don't have any hydrogenated fats. Whole Foods says that they have the strictest standards in the entire industry when it comes to quality.
One thing that Whole Foods is not necessarily known for is having low prices. But you can find some good deals if you subscribe to their newsletter, which wlll send you information about Whole Foods sales and discounts. You can also shop the best ones here on Tiendeo.
The history of Whole Foods
Whole Foods was founded in Austin, Texas in 1980. Four locals came together and decided to mix a natural food market with a big supermarket format. And it worked! There weren't many other companies doing the same thing back in the 1980s, so Whole Foods really stood out.
Their first stores outside of Austin were in Texas, too, in Houston and Dallas. In 1988, they moved into New Orelans, and the following year they opened a store in California. They bought out, acquired, or were joined by a few other health food stores across the country to help them expand, including Bread & Circus in the Northeast, Mrs. Gooch's in California, and Allegro Coffee in Colorado.
Whole Foods Market has a team of professional cheese experts to pick their cheese products
Would you like it if your entire day was dedicated to thinking about cheese? If the answer is yes, then maybe you should consider being one of Whole Foods Market's cheesemongers! They have a large team of cheese experts to get the perfect selection for their stores.
90 of them passed the annual official American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional Exam with flying colors, out of 153 other cheese whizzes who also passed.
The test covered topics like proper storage and handling, distribution, nutrition, the ingredients, the ripening and making processes, and of course different types of cheeses.
Out of all the Certified Cheese Professionals, Whole Foods Market hires 237 of them out of 406 according to the latest numbers. If you're a math whiz rather than a cheese one, you may have calculated that that means 58% of the cheese pros are at Whole Foods!