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Love? Try Aisle 5

February 13, 2009

Need a mate this Valentine’s Day? Whole Foods wants to help.

The high-end seller of organic, natural and gourmet food has been throwing singles’ mixers in stores around the country as Valentine’s Day approaches.

The chain’s hometown of Austin hosted an event called “Check Out” and to give us a flavor of the evening, it supplied this picture: 

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Here’s how it billed that free, Feb. 11 event: 

If you want a “healthy relationship,” where better to look than Whole Foods Market?  Stroll the aisles and taste decadent chocolates and champagne, flirt over fondue, sample perfect recipes for romantic dinners for two, and mingle on the patio with your new friends. You might just find a date for Valentine’s Day!

Several stores in the Southern United States hosted repeat events called Kiss A Fish (a monkfish, that is), Get Some (lobster) Tail! — The parentheses are mine.

The company is hosting other events in states like Hawaii, California, Illinois and Wisconsin.

Are you looking for love in the aisles of your local market?

(Photo\Whole Foods)

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