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These Whole Foods Items Are Actually a Great Deal

Since Amazon acquired Whole Foods, it’s been slashing prices left and right. That’s great news for customers who, on average, have spent 10 – 20% more buying groceries at Whole Foods than at other grocery stores. (That’s why you’ve probably heard it called “Whole Paycheck.”) Amazon seeks to change that. “Everybody should be able to eat Whole Foods Market quality — we will lower prices without compromising Whole Foods Market’s long-held commitment to the highest standards,” said Jeff Wilke, CEO of AmazonWorldwide Consumer in a statement.

But despite price cuts, there are still plenty of Whole Foods’ products you should avoid to spare your budget. Look out for these products instead as quality options that won’t break the bank.

Organic Fuji Apples

Whole Foods in Willowbrook, Ill.

Whole Foods in Willowbrook, Ill. “Whole Paycheck” isn’t an accurate name anymore. | Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images

You don’t have to sacrifice the organic label if you’re concerned with pesticides and insecticides affecting your produce. Organic Fuji apples were given a 43% price cut through the Amazon deal. The apples are a cross between two classic American apple varieties, red delicious and Virginia ralls Janet and have been dubbed the sweetest around.

  • Original price: $3.49 per pound
  • New price: $1.99 per pound

Next: Organic, responsibly farmed salmon meets Whole Foods’ aquaculture quality standards.

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