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Still no bakery items at the Whole Foods in Hingham, MA. I ask every single time I go to the store, fill out a suggestion card and once a week I send a suggestion in to their web site. I do love the place but I'm a little miffed that not once have they answered a single e-mail of mine. Oh well, I'm driving up there today (its 45 miles and an hour away) so I hope maybe they will have something new this time.

Susan

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My Wholefoods has started to carry some of the new items. I bought their pizza crusts but have yet to try them. The other items were pies, muffins and cakes. I hate to say it, but I doubt I'll buy any of them very often. They are extraordinarily expensive, imo, even for gluten-free and Wholefoods baked items.

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No I don't think I will buy them regularly but I know I would occasionally, well I love pizza so I'd probably buy that on a regular basis.

Was at Whole Foods today and they had less gluten-free then usual! Nothing in the bakery, not any of that Joesph's stuff, nothing, just the frozen foods. Oh well.

I'll keep trying.

susan

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Our whole foods had spelt bread and cookies they gave me some for free to see if I could tolerate it and I ate 1/2 of a cookie and got sick immediately. I kept saying this is so good it taste like a regular cookie! That was before I knew Spelt was on the bad list. So be careful and check the ingrediants. The bakers told me that it would be ok for me to eat and everything but it wasn't. I can't wait until we get real gluten free stuff here!


gluten-free since 2004!

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Here in Portland, Oregon our Whole Foods does not carry the fresh baked goods either. Obviously. I have emailed the company at least five or six times now since the news of the east coast bakery dropped earlier this year. And I have filled out suggestion cards in the store. Never a reply but I'm sure they're looking into it. They're usually pretty cool about information and trying to get products in for demand.

Reading the posts here though... I have to wonder how the company plans to turn a profit if the prices for the fresh gluten-free baked goods are too high. It's great that they're making the effort to cater to a group of people who I still consider to be under the radar, but digging deep into our pockets for a laof of bread or some muffins seems unfair. It's as if they know they're one of the few bakeries around who make gluten-free goods so they can charge what they want... we'll buy it anyway. Kinda sad. Though still very cool that such a thing is available.

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Whole Foods isn't the cheapest place in the world to shop no matter what you're buying. But you do pay more for quality and freshness.

gluten-free baked goods are much harder to make and spoil much faster than regular baked goods. The ingredients are MUCH more expensive and you don't have the huge bulk. That adds up to a higher price.

I got the cream biscuits, which were very close to the real thing. Not quite, but good enough. They were something over $4 for six of them. That's comparable to what 6 gluten-free English muffins or bagels from another company would cost you. Two pizza crusts (haven't tried yet) were $11. They're $6.60 each plus shipping at Kinnikinnick.

I don't think WF is ripping us off. If you want already-made gluten-free replacement food (which I almost never buy because of the price and the taste) it's going to cost.

richard

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A helpful thing that my Whole Foods has (it's the Whole Foods HQ so it may be unique) is a list of every single prepared food type item they carry that is gluten free. I got it at the customer service desk. The one from 1999 I got from my dietician was 2 pages long - this year's version is about 12 pages long, so they've clearly caught on to this.

This may be something everyone can ask for at their local store, to continue to push on the gluten free issue. It really helps with planning a shopping trip, too.

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I am on winter break and Maryland and went to Whole Foods right after being picked up form the airport. Apparently, the bakery products are not going over so well her and are costing them money. I couldn't belive it when the bakery woman told me this! It's such a hit in Atlanta! They are ordering the food i requested though, so it's good to me, as long as it gets here.

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