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BobbyRobertson t1_j158ysk wrote

They've also lost their luster as a 'nicer' grocery store. Price Choppers' rebranding to Market 32 has their stores looking nicer than Whole Foods. Any store that's been redone in the last decade isn't going to look bad next to a Whole Foods


IndicationOver t1_j154sa1 wrote

Whole Foods and Stew Leonard's are in the same conversation imo


packofpoodles t1_j15nfve wrote

You’re right. It’s just about as expensive as Whole Foods at this point.


selfcareanon t1_j15w8ni wrote

I find Stew Leonard’s everything to be soooo processed. Like the ingredients in anything you pick up off the shelf are a mile long. Whole Foods def is better in this regard.


kashmir_stg t1_j155nu0 wrote

All the produce I’ve bought at Stew Leonards has rotted at an alarming rate


[deleted] t1_j16b3y2 wrote

Stop & Shop prices for shitty food are nearly as much as Whole Foods prices for conventional veggies that aren't rotten - and meat that doesn't spoil before you get it home to the fridge.

S&S quality has dropped to F-tier as of late.

Whole Foods also has stocked shelves, which S&S doesn't have. My guess is Ahold Delhaize has more of a priority keeping Albert Heijin's supply chain up and running. Us ugly Americans are an afterthought to the Belgians who run S&S.


googs185 t1_j16s49g wrote

Agree. I hate stop and shop. Whole Foods is cheaper for organic, fresh produce. Stop and shop charges more for rotten, non-organic produce.


lizardRD t1_j193ppi wrote

Um Costco, Whole Foods and stew Leonard’s are in the same group. All crazy expensive. Followed closely by stop and shop then shop rite. Trader Joe’s is surprisingly one of the cheapest in my area (Fairfield)


GapingYouSoftly t1_j156v8q wrote

People shop there just to flex I swear. The quality thing is mostly a placebo effect. They choose to think the item is better quality, otherwise it would mean they've been duped.

Reminds me of a "Penn and Teller: Bullshit!" episode where they had two groups of restaurant customers. They fed some people frozen TV dinners elegantly plated and in a fine dining setting, and others fine dining food served on chain restaurant plates and in a more casual setting. Guess which food got the better reviews?


[deleted] t1_j16blt7 wrote


If someone can't tell the difference between Frozen Food and chef-prepared cuisine that says more about the patron not the food.

People who can't pick up on that difference got no business paying $100+ a plate for food.


GapingYouSoftly t1_j16r96n wrote

So I was somewhat wrong. They were fed borderline expired, lower quality grocery store items advertised as fine cuisine and they were food critics. They thought the meal was wonderful because the ambience, waiter, etc.

It's somewhat related I guess idk. Go shop there if you want. I can't tell the difference between Nature's Promise and Bell and Evans, and frankly I'm happy I can't if there is one.


[deleted] t1_j16w62b wrote

What you said - ingredients are barely anything in good cooking. It's all technique and prep. Freshness and a natural state (eg: not processed, raw ingredients) makes most of the difference.

There is actually a tangible diff between air chilled and washed chicken. If Nature's Promise did air chilled, there'd be no difference.

You know that Guga guy on YouTube? He's got a video of taste testing chicken and Bell & Evans is one of them.


Joggingmusic t1_j175pnx wrote

How to say you don’t know anything about the food industry ☝️


GapingYouSoftly t1_j18hiod wrote

Who cares?

I eat for nutrition anyways, I run/lift 5-6 times a week, ski and golf so I try to prepare most if not all of my food. It's cheaper and just as nutrient dense as the mega super duper free range cruelty free options at whole foods 🙄


Joggingmusic t1_j1986k3 wrote

Oh well in that case you’re an expert then! Continue ignorantly ranting sir/ma’am.


GapingYouSoftly t1_j19c9wa wrote

At least I'm not unhinged lol, go for a run pal.


Joggingmusic t1_j19yupq wrote

Well…you are rather unhinged if you believe your original comment. You don’t know what you’re talking about in regards to the content of the food you’re eating, where it comes from, and what’s in it. Otherwise you wouldn’t of made your original comment. Go read about industrial agriculture, work in the supply chain for a while, and then reassess if your current opinion is actually accurate. Spoiler, you’ll find it’s not. I already went for a run, not sure what you’re driving at with the suggestion though. Merry Christmas.


GapingYouSoftly t1_j1a2g0x wrote

LOL why would I do any of that? I'm sorry you're upset by it, but it's just an opinion. And it's from a TV show LOL, it's not even my own. If you want to go buy groceries for 50% upcharge because they put a pillow under the chickens ass and that somehow makes it taste better to you, be my guest, I don't care. The amount of protein and nutrients per serving size of any item you buy at whole foods is the same as that item purchased elsewhere.

Was the whole foods chicken fed a better diet? probably. Was the edamame grown in better conditions? probably. Have I ever been able to tell the difference? No. Has anyone ever explicitly explained how one would impact my health over the other? Not to my satisfaction. That's how I arrive at that conclusion.

Your name is jogging music, I figured you enjoyed running. I wasn't driving at anything. You should take this opportunity to tell me to go F myself, given my name :D


Joggingmusic t1_j1a69ql wrote

The feed and the soil conditions have a lot to do with what ends up in our bodies. It goes beyond the macro nutrient profile that drives your choice. Wasn’t aware you’re quoting a show, but okay if you say so.

Theres a strong correlation between cancer rates and the industrial agriculture that we’ve moved into. A lot of the reason why stop and shop is able to sell produce cheaper is because the product is created purely for yield. Lot of folks have become aware of this. That’s why there is a market for places like wholefoods and other organic/all natural markets. Is some of it bullshit marketing ploys like you’ve described? Of course. But it’s not all bullshit. As you can guess I work on that side, so I feel a need to defend it. But it’s not all sipping the kool-aid, there’s a health crisis that can be largely traced back to the content of our food.

And just because someone disagrees with you doesn’t make them ‘upset’. Just pointing out the flaw in your opinion. Take care.

Edit: sorry - looking back at some of comments to you, and they were rather shitty and condescending. Sorry friend.