Sunday, February 9, 2014

Whole Foods Market for Valentine's Day!

ABCD Diaries was given samples for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone. 


Looking for great, affordable gifts for Valentine's Day?  Whole Foods Market has got you covered!  Check out the selection of goodies available just in time for the big day from Whole Foods Market:


"A Slightly Selfish Valentine’s Day
·       Nothing says “burning love” like sriracha, am I right? Popcorn Indiana’s Sriracha Popcorn the perfect treat to keep your day spicy. Or, make your own with Organicville Sriracha.
·       One of our favorite self-indulgencies is to take a nice, long bath. Use 365 Everyday Value® Bubble Bath in Relaxing Lavender (SRP $7.99) to really help you get into chill mode. If your skin is feeling extra dry this winter season, add a cup of 365 Everyday Value® Organic Expeller Pressed Virgin Organic Coconut Oil (SRP $9.99) for added moisture.
·       Sick of making your usual morning beverage? Gift yourself the new 365 Everyday Value® Whole Trade Organic Coffee Capsules (SRP $8.99). Not only will you start your day with a quick and easy organic drink, but you will also be helping fund poverty alleviation through micro-credit.
·       Take your romance on the road with Whole Journeys, the new travel company from Whole Foods Market. There are 17 worldwide destinations from Colorado to Croatia. With intimate groups of less than 16 people, each trip explores the culture and traditions of food through hands-on interaction with local farmers, chefs, winemakers and producers all while enjoying activities such as walking, hiking, rafting or cycling. Perfect for the active and adventurous couple!
Best DIY gifts for your honey that “does it all”
·       Give your sweetheart all the ingredients for a relaxing at-home beauty scrub this year. We love to mix365 Everyday Value® Organic Mountain Forest Raw Honey (SRP $8.99), Whole Foods Market Turbinado Raw Sugar (SRP 3.99), oatmeal, apple, walnuts, cinnamon and honey for a tasty facial you might be tempted to eat! (For a full recipe, see here.)
·       Make date night sizzle with a fine dining experience in a much more intimate setting – home. Impress with premium surf and turf options like dry-aged steaks and lobster tails. Set the mood with a beautiful bouquet of Whole Trade® blooms, soft lighting and two glasses of your favorite beverage.
·       Are you fond of a foodie? Whip up a simple, homemade spice blend or infused vinegar. Your Valentine will remember your thoughtfulness with every new recipe. Try this aptly named “Hot and Sweet Spice Rub.” Buy ingredients from the bulk department to save on packaging and make sure you’re only getting what you need.
Gifts for a New Spark (or an Old Flame)
·       Can’t decide whether your partner likes sugar or spice? Give them 365 Everyday Value® Cocoa, Sugar & Chili Spice Grinder (SRP $3.49.) It will add a little bit of both to their favorite recipe!
·       Looking to give chocolate this Valentine’s Day? Gift one that gives back: a portion of the proceeds from every Whole Foods Market™ Organic Tanzania Schoolhouse Project Milk Chocolate Bar(SRP $2.99) supports education programs for school children in the Kyela district of Tanzania. Plus, these single origin chocolate bars are made entirely from organic cacao purchased directly from farmers in the Kyela district and are certified by the Fair Trade Certification Program

Green is the new red: gifts for your environmentally-conscious loved one
·       Buy roses that make a difference this Valentine’s Day: Whole Trade® Roses help provide fair prices to producers, safe and healthy working conditions for farm workers and promote environmentally-friendly growing practices—plus each bunch provides a one percent donation to Whole Planet Foundation for poverty relief.
·       Everyone needs some extra moisture during the winter season. Africa’s Secret Multipurpose Skin Cream (SRP $13.99) is a gentle all around moisturizer that’s certified fair trade and donates 10 percent of sales back to Africa to help fund community empowerment programs.
·       Made with organic cotton, PACT Socks (SRP $19-$30) go one step further and donate a portion of proceeds to a nonprofit each season. Previous partners that PACT has donated to include Whole Kids Foundation and Whole Planet Foundation.
·       If your eco-conscious sweetie has a sweet tooth, try Alter Eco® Fair Trade Organic Truffles (SRP $7.99 for 10-pack). These individually-wrapped delicacies are made with creamy, responsibly-sourced chocolate and wrapped in 100% compostable packaging, wrapper and all. Available in Black (dark chocolate) and Velvet (dark milk chocolate) flavors and exclusive to Whole Foods Market."


What we thought:  The Whole Foods Market Turbinado Raw Sugar and the Milk Chocolate Chips made delicious chocolate chip cookies and the Whole Foods Market™ Organic Tanzania Schoolhouse Project Milk Chocolate Bar was a wonderful treat that supports a great cause!  The 365 Everyday Value® Bubble Bath in Relaxing Lavender was very luxurious and would make a great addition to a basket of goodies for relaxing this Valentine's Day.  The 365 Everyday Value® Organic Expeller Pressed Virgin Organic Coconut Oil is so versatile!  You can use it in cooking or baking and you can even use it as a beauty treatment as explained above.  What a wonderful, multi-purpose gift!  Whole Foods Market is your one-stop shop for items for all of your Valentine's Day needs, whether your creating a fabulous gift basket or cooking a yummy gourmet meal!

ABCD Diaries gives Whole Foods Market an A+!

No comments:

Post a Comment