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Old 04-14-2016, 07:00 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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I want to apologize for my original post. How very silly I can be at times -- in my haste to type it I wrote that I like to consume caprese with red vineger, when in fact balsamic vinegar is the preferred vinegar to use. But I'm sure all of you who realized that were simply too polite to point out my error.

I do not frequent Wholefoods -- I simply stopped in to pick up a quick snack to be consumed by my girlfriend and myself while we watched the sun set from the hood of my car in Malibu.

For those of you claiming that caprese isn't something to be packaged and sold in a market, Costco would have disagreed with you a few years ago, and perhaps some locations that haven't been over-run with uncouth slobs (e.g. Marina del Rey) still sell it.

Yes, caprese can be made at home, and making it at home is what I do. Thanks, though, for those of you who took the time and effort to mention that, lest I may have thought there was a special procedure to slicing and stacking tomatoes and mozzarella, whilst adding basil leaves.

Ciao.
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Old 04-14-2016, 07:21 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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Who are you trying to troll? Because making everyone think you're a dullard is not successful trolling.
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Old 04-14-2016, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Yeah their prepared and frozen food is much better than anywhere else I have found, and also a good value.
They are certainly not lacking for customers so they are doing something right.
Huge segment of the population that wants decent quality food but can't afford the higher prices of Whole Foods ,Bristol Farms or Gelsons.

If you want to cook from scratch , it seems more 'ethnic markets' (for lack of a better term) are a better bet. You can also get a lot cheaper prices on produce at places like Jons Market ,Vallarta Super King versus chains like Vons or Ralphs...
There are some more independent stores too that have cheap produce, but it won't all look pretty like at Ralphs or Whole Foods and you gotta pick through it.

There is one near me , which I think is Armenian owned.
Sunland Produce
Sunland Produce | Specials - Fresh Low Price Produce Everyday
They have some pretty amazing prices on produce, bread (Pita for less than $1 a bag..when it's like $3 or more at ralphs) , deli meat and cheese much cheaper than ralphs even.

Yeah the stuff probably won't be organic, grass fed like Whole Foods...but if you need to eat cheaply it's a good bet.

Also a lot of people are shopping at whole foods and then smoking cigs or weed or drinking lots of alcohol or snorting cocaine too. Or engaging in sex with a bunch of random people (risk of STDs) ...Or working insane hours at high stress jobs so they can afford Whole Foods...when stress is known to be one of the worst things for your health.
So you have to take it all into perspective.
Because shopping at Whole Foods has no relation to health. It relates to money and status, or to gourmet tastes.
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Old 04-14-2016, 08:43 PM
 
Location: John & Ken-ville
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I went for the first time in years into the Whole Foods on San Vicente in Brentwood, in search of a good caprese. I found no caprese whatsoever. And it then ocurred to me that Whole Foods is just as phony as the people who shop there. Whole Foods is billed as being something of a willingly highfalutin establishment for rather discerning, well-informed consumers.

Ha!

Ha ha!

Ha ha ha!

No caprese? Are you kidding? Caprese is a fresh and healthy snack affording just enough savoriness to be consumed in its own right, but not so overwhelming as to not be an excellent choice to compliment a nice glass of one of the lighter reds, such as cabernet sauvignon (that's a type of wine, in case one of you domestic beer drinkers were wondering). Or, if you prefer, dip a bit in red vinegar. Olive oil on the side is fine as well.

But no, Whole Foods did not have caprese. They did, however, have box after box of sushi. Really? Sushi? What decade is it? I thought sushi went out with The Pet Shop Boys and Miami Vice.

What a sad little joke of a grocery market. Whole Foods? More like Whole Fools. Whole Foods is the sort of store people shop at who want to have high culture, but they actually do not and wouldn't know high culture if it landed on the hood of their Prius and said hello.

How pathetic.
You can find ingredients to make caprese at Whole Foods.

I don't know what you're talking about.
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