i'd rather go grocery shopping than to the mall any day. HEB (plus) holds a very, very special place in my heart. whoever introduced the idea of sampling stations all across the store just gets IT. the more you let people snack and try things, the more likely they fill their baskets up with stuff they never even planned on getting. i voluntarily fall for this every single time. before HEB, my fav store was Whole Foods. i don't frequent WF as much anymore as it has become more of a specialty foods store for me. i usually go there for their prepared foods (pizza, sandwiches, soups, sweets), or items that aren't sold in HEB of course. i received a gift card for Christmas that i have been waiting to use, so Chiso and i stopped by WF on our way home this afternoon.
by the way, WF has THE best key lime pie. every aspect of it is just right. slighty sweet, crunchy crust..tangy, velvety filling...topped with a cloud of homemade whipped cream. yes.