Madhava Ooey-Gooey Chocolate Brownie Mix
Boulder, CO
Since 1973, Madhava Natural Sweeteners has been creating delicious sweetness from pure honey, agave nectar, and now organic coconut sugar. The ooey-gooey chocolate brownie mix is organic and simply made with ancient grains (spelt, KAMUT®, farro), cane sugar, coconut sugar, vanilla and salt.

Coconut World Organic Coconut Jam
$11.39/11.6 oz
Los Angeles, CA
Made from just two ingredients – coconut milk and coconut syrup – coconut jam is a staple condiment in Malaysia. With the benefits of coconut milk and the low glycemic index of coconut syrup, it’s delicious on toast or fruit slices, melted in oatmeal, or as a filling in baked goods. Coconut World is dedicated to bringing sustainable social and economic development opportunities to families in the Philippines.

Don Francisco Cotija and Queso Fresco
$4.99/8 oz
Modesto, CA
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These locally-made traditional Mexican cheeses are made from the highest quality dairy. The Queso Fresco is a mild, fresh tasting moist curd cheese that melts and crumbles easily. Cotija is a dry, aged, and crumbling cheese used in Mexican cuisine sprinkled over beans, soups, pastas and salads.

Caramel Pears
Made in house
Caramel pears are the new caramel apples. Perfectly-ripened pears are selected by our in-house bakers and covered with toppings to bring a different dessert to the table. Flavors include Walnut Caramel, Sea Salt Caramel, Pistachio Caramel, and Tuxedo (Dark and White Chocolate) Caramel. Available through fall, while pears are in season. Flavors may vary by store.

Health Starts Here Signature Flatbreads*
$1.99/slice, $7.96/whole
Made in houseGourmet flatbreads have never been healthier. Whole Foods Market’s new Health Starts Here® (HSH) flatbreads are made without added salt, sugar or oils, and served on whole wheat lavash. The BBQ Chicken Flatbread is topped with skinless chicken breast, arugula, red onion, shredded carrots, sliced pepperoncini and HSH BBQ sauce and balsamic vinaigrette. The Vegan Pad Thai Lavash comes with HSH Peanut Sauce, shiitake mushrooms, vegan kim chi, red onion, cabbage, jalapeno, cilantro and peanuts.
*not available in stores that do not have a hot pizza station in the Prepared Foods department.

Now In Season: Apples

Chef Hollie Greene of creates recipes for the region’s Now In Season program. Here’s her Abundance of Apples with a Nutty Chocolate Dip – a great one for kids!

Abundance of Apples with a Nutty Chocolate Dip
Serving size: 4
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

Apples, 3 (use different varieties for fun), sliced (wait until you're ready to eat to slice!)
Almonds (raw, unsalted), 1 cup
Semi-sweet chocolate chips, 1 cup
Sea salt (or finishing salt), 1 tsp

Preheat oven to 375F.
Place nuts on a baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes in the oven.
In a food processor, blend nuts, stopping periodically to scrape down the sides, until they are creamy (takes up to 5 minutes).
Add chocolate chips and pulse until a creamy consistency.
Add salt and pulse to combine.
Cut apples just before ready to eat and serve with a side of homemade chocolate nutty dip.