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Old 12-21-2016, 05:27 PM
 
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Do organic body care products exist? Body care is one category I do not expect to be organic in a specialty organic grocery store.
Yes


Sprouts seems to lean towards the more natural side of food, but they are not as strict as Whole Foods. Whole Foods has ingredients they do not allow in their products. Sprouts carries conventional products that contain those ingredients according to their site. I couldn't find anything on Sprouts website stating they ban certain ingredients such as artificial colors/flavors, trans fats, artificial sweeteners, like Whole Foods does.
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Old 12-21-2016, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Sprouts seems to lean towards the more natural side of food, but they are not as strict as Whole Foods. Whole Foods has ingredients they do not allow in their products. Sprouts carries conventional products that contain those ingredients according to their site. I couldn't find anything on Sprouts website stating they ban certain ingredients such as artificial colors/flavors, trans fats, artificial sweeteners, like Whole Foods does.
Because they don't. They cater to the healthy eating crowd but still carry regular stuff. My theory is that all those folks demanding and paying for organic, gluten free, vegan, free range, grass fed, massaged by 47 virgins food products are paying a premium. That premium allows Sprouts to make a profit while selling me the 'regular, unhealthy' stuff at GREAT prices.

And that's what I love about Sprouts.
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Old 12-22-2016, 12:03 PM
 
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Because they don't. They cater to the healthy eating crowd but still carry regular stuff. My theory is that all those folks demanding and paying for organic, gluten free, vegan, free range, grass fed, massaged by 47 virgins food products are paying a premium. That premium allows Sprouts to make a profit while selling me the 'regular, unhealthy' stuff at GREAT prices.

And that's what I love about Sprouts.
Cool story, and awesome exaggeration about the virgins

Hopefully sprouts has a good selection of products that do not contain questionable ingredients. Most products in Whole Foods are not organic, but just have certain ingredients banned from their store which I appreciate. I also hope their prepared foods are good too because I would stop in pretty often for lunch. HT selection of natural foods is not that great.
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Old 12-22-2016, 02:48 PM
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Because they don't. They cater to the healthy eating crowd but still carry regular stuff. My theory is that all those folks demanding and paying for organic, gluten free, vegan, free range, grass fed, massaged by 47 virgins food products are paying a premium. That premium allows Sprouts to make a profit while selling me the 'regular, unhealthy' stuff at GREAT prices.

And that's what I love about Sprouts.
This must be a dream come true for you, if you previously lived in Phoenix! I worked for Sprouts in Los Angeles many years ago...good company and good stores.
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Old 12-22-2016, 02:52 PM
 
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Hopefully sprouts has a good selection of products that do not contain questionable ingredients.
Yes they do, just as everyone of us that have actually stepped foot in one have been attempting to tell you...
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Old 12-24-2016, 06:53 PM
 
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Yes they do, just as everyone of us that have actually stepped foot in one have been attempting to tell you...

I'll form my own opinion once I go inside myself. I find opinions about food vary greatly amongst people.
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Old 01-02-2017, 07:59 PM
 
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Well this is promising news! We're looking into moving to the Raleigh area from Colorado, and the food situation is one of the items on my little "concerns" list. About half of my grocery shopping is at Sprouts, and I'm within 5 miles of 3 different locations. Sprouts is about half the price of Whole Foods ("Whole Paycheck" as my son says) and the produce is fantastic, as is the meat. As another poster alluded -- it's like you fill up 4 bags packed with produce and some meat and you're like "what? $50?".. whereas at WF it'd be an arm and a leg.

Trader Joe's invaded the Denver area over the last few years to a lot a applause from all the California transplants so I checked out 2 of them... I was pretty shocked. It was a dump compared to Sprouts, so I've been puzzled regarding the hoopla that surrounded it.

We'll likely be relocating either east or south of Raleigh so I guess we'll have to plan our trips to Sprouts and hope they continue to expand.


Sprouts ROCKS!!!
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Old 01-02-2017, 09:28 PM
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Well this is promising news! We're looking into moving to the Raleigh area from Colorado, and the food situation is one of the items on my little "concerns" list. About half of my grocery shopping is at Sprouts, and I'm within 5 miles of 3 different locations. Sprouts is about half the price of Whole Foods ("Whole Paycheck" as my son says) and the produce is fantastic, as is the meat. As another poster alluded -- it's like you fill up 4 bags packed with produce and some meat and you're like "what? $50?".. whereas at WF it'd be an arm and a leg.

Trader Joe's invaded the Denver area over the last few years to a lot a applause from all the California transplants so I checked out 2 of them... I was pretty shocked. It was a dump compared to Sprouts, so I've been puzzled regarding the hoopla that surrounded it.

We'll likely be relocating either east or south of Raleigh so I guess we'll have to plan our trips to Sprouts and hope they continue to expand.


Sprouts ROCKS!!!
Publix is another option for you to consider. Good luck with the move.
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Old 01-02-2017, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Publix is another option for you to consider. Good luck with the move.
Umm, not if low prices are expected. (I know Sprouts very well and was, in fact, a shopper at their very first store in Chandler, AZ.)
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Old 01-02-2017, 10:18 PM
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Umm, not if low prices are expected. (I know Sprouts very well and was, in fact, a shopper at their very first store in Chandler, AZ.)
You're right. Just saying that it's a store they most likely haven't tried. Who knows, they might like it.
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