8 Whole Foods Products You Should Buy This June

There are lots of frozen treats in your future.

Whole Foods Products
Photo: Alexis Camarena

If you're anything like me — which, if you like food, you probably are — you could easily spend hours perusing Whole Foods and thinking about what new items you should try out. But also, if you're anything like me, you probably don't have the time to stick around and read every product description or the grocery budget to give in to every little thing that catches your attention. That's where we come in: Every month we'll be trying out all of Whole Foods' latest products, including their own "365" brand items as well as any other exciting releases, to see what items are actually worth your time and money.

This month, the focus is two very important S's: Sweets and Summer. Read on to discover my picks for your shopping cart this June.

01 of 08

365 by Whole Foods Market Organic Mango Greek Yogurt Bars

365 by Whole Foods Market Organic Mango Greek Yogurt Bars
Courtesy of Whole Foods Market

These Greek yogurt bars were so good I ate them within a day of getting them delivered. Like a Dreamsicle but even creamier thanks to the Greek yogurt (which by the way means I'm counting them as extra protein as opposed to dessert), they're a perfect summer treat. My one complaint, a four-bar box is unrealistic, please make a 20-serving version Whole Foods!

02 of 08

Blue Stripes Chocolate Covered Whole Cacao Beans, Hazelnut Butter

Blue Stripes Chocolate Covered Whole Cacao Beans – Hazelnut Butter
Courtesy of Whole Foods Market

I was extremely intrigued by these whole cacao beans which, as the name suggests, consist of an entire cacao pod covered in a thin layer of chocolate and, in this version, hazelnut butter. The beans are pretty sizable and lean towards the slightly bitter and strong taste you would expect from a high percentage dark chocolate but the hazelnut butter powder works to add a touch of sweetness and gives the overall bite a slightly nutty taste. The fact that these beans are encased in their shell also means that they have a pleasant crunch which adds another dimension. For milk chocolate loyalists these earthy beans may not be a fit but for the chocolate-covered espresso bean crowd, they're a shoo-in.

03 of 08

Milk Bar Fruity Cereal Cookies

Milk Bar – Cookie Fruit Cereal Milk
Courtesy of Whole Foods Market

Like many of Milk Bar's treats, these cookies capture the magic of childhood in a pre-packaged cookie. Biting into them is like eating a spoonful of Fruity Pebbles while sitting in front of your favorite Saturday morning cartoons — pure little kid bliss. However, if you've ever experienced Milk Bar IRL, you should be warned that these cookies are much smaller and a little less textural than the ones you would get in person. That being said the two very saccharine cookies per pouch are plenty when it comes to satisfying that sweet tooth.

04 of 08

Jeni's Powdered Jelly Donut Ice Cream

Jeni’s Powdered Jelly Donut Ice Cream
Courtesy of Whole Foods Market

Does this ice cream taste like a powdered jelly donut? No, not really but it's still extremely tasty. Featuring pools of raspberry jam, a silky vanilla custard, and bits of brown sugar donut crumble for a bit of texture, it might not help you get your powdered jelly doughnut fix but it certainly satisfies any dessert cravings.

05 of 08

365 by Whole Foods Market Breaded Orange Chicken

365 Orange Chicken
Alexis Camarena

As much as we all love a fresh home-cooked meal at the end of the day it's not always realistic and that's where this orange chicken comes in. Pull it out of the freezer, pop it in the oven, add some veggies and grains, and boom, you've got dinner in less than 30 minutes. Of course, the best part of any orange chicken is the tangy sauce and, unless you like an orange chicken soup, I found the package came with plenty to save for later use. I'll be using my leftover sauce on some shrimp or salmon but really the possibilities are endless.

06 of 08

MINNA Organic Sparkling Iced Tea Peach Yuzu Green Tea

MINNA Organic Sparkling Green Peach Yuzu Tea
Courtesy of Whole Foods Market

This sparkling tea was a big hit in my house. Its beauty is in its subtlety, there's a hint of green tea, a touch of peach, a dash of yuzu, and just the right amount of bubbles so that you can get a taste of all the components without any one ingredient outshining the rest. The light carbonation makes it smooth enough to drink any time but special enough to make it feel like a treat. Plus 40 mg of caffeine gives the otherwise fruity tea the bit of kick I need at the end of the day.

07 of 08

LesserEvil x RIND's Limited-Edition Cherry-Lime Popcorn

LesserEvil x RIND’s Limited-Edition Cherry-Lime Popcorn
Courtesy of Whole Foods Market

I've always said I'm not a sweet popcorn person, I like my snacks salty and preferably, doused in Valentina. But when I saw this Cherry-Lime popcorn it gave me flashbacks to high school summers spent slinging Cherry-Limeades at Sonic and my curiosity was piqued. Now the nostalgia might be getting to me but I have to say, the popcorn is pretty amazing! Lightly dusted with lime and cherry powder, the popcorn is a little tart and though it has its sweet and zesty moments it sometimes almost feels savory. In other words, the flavor is a perfect bridge between worlds and doesn't feel artificial or icky after eating too much. I've been enjoying mine while hanging out in my hammock or at the beach — given the fruity flavors it's my expert opinion that this snack demands to be enjoyed during your outdoor summer activities.

08 of 08

Whole Foods Market Bakery Strawberry Shortcake

Whole Foods Market Strawberry Shortcake
Courtesy of Whole Foods Market

Strawberry shortcake is one of my top three favorite cakes and considering there's an emoji for it, I don't think I'm alone in thinking it's amazing. Luckily if you're not in the mood to make one yourself or in a pinch to get a dessert for your cookout, this Whole Foods one is a great option. Featuring a perfectly light and moist sponge base, deliciously silky whipped cream, and a layer of fresh, ripe strawberries it keeps to the classic formula and really pulls it off. Plus it's a small enough cake that you can easily polish it off solo.

Was this page helpful?
Related Articles