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Avocado toast for days: Here are the best Whole Foods-Amazon deals

It's only Day 1, and Amazon-owned Whole Foods has already cut prices -- in some cases substantially.

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Price-check on aisle... er, all aisles! Now that Amazon is running the place, some Whole Foods prices have dropped.

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If you never shop at Whole Foods because, well, it seems like everything there costs more, here's good news: Now that Amazon has completed its acquisition of the chain, expect to see lower prices on a variety of products. Starting today.

According to an Amazon statement issued last week, you'll see cuts on products including Whole Trade bananas, organic avocados, organic large brown eggs, organic baby kale and roughly half a dozen other products.

For example, before today, Whole Foods' organic Fuji apples cost $3.49 per pound. Now you can get them for $1.99 a pound -- a savings of 43 percent.

The aforementioned bananas, previously 79 cents a pound, now sell for 49 cents. That's actually a little less than what my local grocery store charges for Chiquita bananas.

Expect to save about a buck each on Hass avocados, too, which now sell for $1.49.

Where's the beef? Whole Foods' Local Grass-Fed 85% Lean Ground Beef is down significantly, to $6.99 per pound from $10.99.

All this is "just the beginning," according to Amazon's new Whole Foods page. And while some stores are already incorporating Amazon's deals, not all stores have the new pricing yet. 

Meanwhile, I'm on my way to my local WF store, so check back later to see if I found any other particularly good deals.

Update, Aug. 27, 11:20 a.m.: This post has been updated to clarify that not all stores are advertising Amazon's deals yet.