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Amazon buys Whole Foods

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Not Whole Foods, but foods.

 

Two things I cannot live without:  kewpie mayonnaise and six bottles of @feste's orgeat cannot be delivered.  So I am told.  The package was damaged.  One bottle of orgeat usually makes it through in one piece but amazon has not yet discovered how to ship six glass bottles in one package.

 

The last time I ordered more than one bottle of orgeat the bottles broke and could not be delivered.  One would think amazon could save shipping costs by shipping more than one bottle at a time.  But apparently not.

 

And I need my kewpie mayonnaise...

 

 

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7 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

And I need my kewpie mayonnaise...

 

 

I've ordered directly from KewpieUSA.  They have both the Japanese and US styles of mayo.   Also carry some of the hard to get Kewpie dressings, I particularly like the Coconut Wasabi over avocado.

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3 hours ago, lemniscate said:

 

I've ordered directly from KewpieUSA.  They have both the Japanese and US styles of mayo.   Also carry some of the hard to get Kewpie dressings, I particularly like the Coconut Wasabi over avocado.

 

Thanks for the idea.

 

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On ‎11‎/‎17‎/‎2017 at 4:59 PM, Toliver said:

Amazon announced two partnerships, one with AllRecipes.com and one with EatLove.
Regarding AllRecipes.com:

"Amazon and Allrecipes team up to take on Blue Apron’s meal kits"

 

And regarding EatLove:

"Amazon partners with EatLove to deliver personalized meals"

I guess the main difference between the two is that EatLove will help you stick with your dietary restrictions, whereas the AllRecipes partnership will send you the all of the ingredients needed to make the recipe of your choice, without any exceptions regarding your dietary restrictions.

 

And now Whole Foods is delivering Amazon Meal Kits.  Eight choices available in my area.  Price is $15.99-$19.99.  I was not tempted.

 

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Tonight's dinner was supposed to have been whole roasted branzino from the CSO recipe booklet (p20).  I ordered all the ingredients from amazon.*  All were correct except the organic fennel...for which they sent a leek.  There was no message asking if I wanted a replacement.  Obviously you can't roast a branzino with fennel if you only have a leek.

 

I called amazon and was connected to an agent immediately.  Exceptional customer service.  I explained the situation.  She said she'd never cooked with fennel and I described the recipe.  There was still a delivery window for tonight!  I placed my order for organic fennel and the representative credited me for all the extra charges.

 

My exhilaration was short lived.  Organic fennel is out of stock.  The shopper suggested basil.  But no.  Had they no inorganic fennel?  Once again defeat snatched from the jaws of victory.  But the customer service was quite pleasant, really.

 

 

*all but I couple things that I had, and one fished from the garbage.

 

 


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@JoNorvelleWalker, I don't know whether to laugh or groan over that one. Both, I think.

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" '12 Days of Cheese' Returns to Whole Foods in Time for Party Season"

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Whole Foods announced it's bringing back its popular 12 Days of Cheese promotion—meaning, from December 12 to 23, your stress eating can consist of a rotating selection of high-quality artisanal cheeses at low, low prices!

See the article for the list of specific cheeses that will be part of the sale.

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Brian: Peter, those are Cheerios.”

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Get there early for the cheese though.  I went in the afternoon for I think Humboldt Fog and it was gone and the associate said it was sold out almost immediately in the morning.  Some cheeses are more sought after than others.


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When I placed my Prime Now Whole Foods order this afternoon the delivery map showed the items were coming from an unexpected location nearer to me than the usual Whole Foods Market.  Is the map broken or has amazon opened something new?

 

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well

 

times do change a bit

 

Corona etc

 

consider this :

 

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/93988v/whole-foods-suggests-that-workers-share-paid-time-off-during-coronavirus

 

well

 

it speaks for itself

 

WF  back then

 

is not WF's now

 

disgraceful Id like to say

 

and indeed i have  < 5 shares of Amazon

 

and I dont go to WF

 

by personal Prefs n

 

TJ's right across the  street 

 

w better parking

 

if they made Asparagus water once

 

they might make  something

 

similar again

 

I do hope to goto TJ's

 

in a few months

 

I miss them

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