You Can Have Any Pizza, As Long As It’s Cheese Or Pepperoni

You Can Have Any Pizza, As Long As It’s Cheese Or Pepperoni

Brandon discovered this great deal at Whole Foods: customers can get “any” hot pizza to take out for only $10…as long as it’s cheese or pepperoni. The grocer’s understanding of the word “any” is obviously a little bit fuzzy here.  [More]

This Habanero Sauce Includes 100% Cayenne Peppers. Wait, What?

This Habanero Sauce Includes 100% Cayenne Peppers. Wait, What?

When is a habanero pepper still a habanero pepper? When it’s a cayenne pepper. We aren’t experts on the spiciest of spicy foods, but we’re still kind of confused at about this sauce that reader Chris found in Whole Foods. “It’s a ‘Habanero Pepper Sauce’ that contains no habanero peppers,” he writes. “It always pays to read the ingredients.” How does this even make sense? [More]

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Whole Foods Says Employees Were Not Suspended For Speaking Spanish At Work

Whole Foods is quickly working to smooth over a recent controversy over its policy on speaking languages other than English on the job. Two employees at New Mexico store claimed their pay was docked for speaking to each other in Spanish while on breaks, but Whole Foods says they were reprimanded for rude behavior, not for Spanish. [More]

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Whole Foods Organic Grapes: Now With Free Black Widow Spiders

Sure, organic produce doesn’t provide any extra nutrition, but it does have other benefits, like keeping artificial fertilizers and pesticides out of the soil and helping people feel extra smug. There can be downsides, though. Just ask the Connecticut woman who found a live black widow spider in the bunch of grapes she brought home from Whole Foods. [More]

Whole Foods Recalls Riccotta Sold In 21 States Because People Shouldn't Be Paying A Premium For Listeria

Whole Foods Recalls Riccotta Sold In 21 States Because People Shouldn't Be Paying A Premium For Listeria

While Whole Foods might have prices that prevent some people from buying their groceries there, it’s not immune to the wee pathogens that wreak havoc on the digestive tract’s of both the rich and the poor. Thus, Whole Foods has had to issue a recall on Ricotta Salata Frescolina brand cheese sold in 21 states and Washington, D.C., because it may be contaminated with Listeria. [More]

Whole Foods Says It Won't Sell Any Unsustainable Seafood

Whole Foods Says It Won't Sell Any Unsustainable Seafood

Whole Foods, that bastion of all things labeled “organic,” has taken another step deeper into the environmentally-friendly pool by announcing they will stop selling fish or other seafood caught in depleted waters or through ecologically damaging methods. [More]

Wrong Holiday: Whole Foods Doesn't Bother To Research What People Actually Eat During Hanukkah

Wrong Holiday: Whole Foods Doesn't Bother To Research What People Actually Eat During Hanukkah

UPDATE: Just hours after a Washington Post blogger ranted against a Washington D.C. area Whole Foods with a Hanukkah display of matzoh has responded via Twitter to apologize for the incident. [More]

The Whole Foods Resignation Letter Of Doom

The Whole Foods Resignation Letter Of Doom

If you’ve ever wondered what it would look like if you pulled back the shiny hippy veneer of Whole Foods and saw what was squiggling underneath, now’s your chance. A Whole Foods worker just cc:’d their resignation letter to the entire company, and it’s quite the mangum opus. [More]

How To Game The Salad Bar At Whole Foods

How To Game The Salad Bar At Whole Foods

Is your salad bar ripping you off? The New York Times Magazine investigated and found that ingredients at the salad bar, like cucumber, were 70% more expensive at the salad bar than if you had bought them from elsewhere in the store. So how do you get the best deal when you’re forking lettuce down your gullet? For one, go for the baby spinach and mesclun to get the best value, ladle on the cost-effective sun-dried tomatoes and go nuts on the toppings. These little guys will take a far bigger premium from your wallet off the shelf than from the lettuce trough. [More]

Man Sues Whole Foods Over Exploding Green Tea

Man Sues Whole Foods Over Exploding Green Tea

Some people drink tea to put a little spark into their day, but a Nashville man got explosions instead. He’s suing Starbucks and Whole Foods after bottles of Tazo green tea exploded twice in his possession. One time the bottle shattered in his hand, and another it blew up in his shopping cart. On one of the occasions, shards of glass damaged tendons in his hand that required two surgeries. [More]

Whole Foods CEO Just Begging To Be Called Out On His BS

Whole Foods CEO Just Begging To Be Called Out On His BS

There are certain assumptions we make in this world: The sun rises in the east; the Cubs will never win the World Series again; and Whole Foods is an expensive place to shop. But don’t tell that to the grocery chain’s CEO John Mackey, who says that only .1% of the products he sells are pricier than you’ll find elsewhere. [More]

Mom Banned From Whole Foods For Inadvertent Shoplifting

Mom Banned From Whole Foods For Inadvertent Shoplifting

A woman in Chicago who purchased $40 in groceries at Whole Foods but was later snagged by security with a purloined bottle of kids vitamins in her bag is now persona non grata at the overpriced grocery chain. [More]

Potentially Boozy Kombucha Drinks Drive Whole Foods Yank

Potentially Boozy Kombucha Drinks Drive Whole Foods Yank

Whole Foods has removed all kombucha drinks from its shelves over concerns that it might contain elevated levels of alcohol. The supermarket was worried that, to paraphrase the great poet J-Kwon, “errybody in the fermented culture club gettin’ tipsy.” What’s kombucha, you ask? And why does the process of making it remind me of a certain Capri Sun pouch? [More]

Black Widow Spider Found In Whole Food Grapes

Black Widow Spider Found In Whole Food Grapes

According to WBZ in Boston a man found a black widow spider in his package of Whole Foods grapes. Don’t worry though, while the bite of the Black Widow is painful, few people die from it. [More]

The 23 Best Big Companies To Work For

The 23 Best Big Companies To Work For

While there are the Comcasts and the Cash4Golds out there, it’s heartening to know that there are actually companies deemed to be “good” to work for. Exciting! Thanks for putting together a list of 23 of those magical companies, Fortune! [More]

Study: Walmart Price Cuts Are Actually Price Hikes

Study: Walmart Price Cuts Are Actually Price Hikes

If you’ve turned on a TV recently, you’ve probably seen one of the seemingly countless Walmart ads where the retail behemoth brags about its latest round of price cuts. But a new study says Walmart’s actually been raising its prices on groceries in 2010. [More]

Racist NJ Teens Also Shop, Use P.A. Systems, At Whole Foods

Racist NJ Teens Also Shop, Use P.A. Systems, At Whole Foods

Looks like stupid, racist teenagers in New Jersey don’t just shop at Walmart. A 14-year-old girl in Edgewater, NJ, was caught this weekend using the PA system at a local Whole Foods to announce, “All blacks leave the store.” [More]

Whole Foods Finds Way To Make Overweight Folk Feel Even More Self-Conscious

Whole Foods Finds Way To Make Overweight Folk Feel Even More Self-Conscious

Whole Foods is offering bigger discounts — from the current 20 percent to 30 percent — to employees with a low body mass index, as well as non-nicotine use, low cholesterol and blood pressure, Jezebel reports. [More]