Deluxe Bulk Foods Sampler Pack Giveaway

April is Earth Month and to help celebrate it Bulk Is Green Council (BIG) is challenging customers to take the pledge to Love Bulk Foods Pledge.

One lucky reader will win this Deluxe Bulk Foods Sampler Pack, filled with everything needed to help create a natural pantry, including:

Two 100% Recycled Glass Storage Jars

Samples of natural and organic snacks from SunRidge Farms
Samples of Lundberg Family Farms Whole Grains
Samples of Frontier Natural Products Co-op’s Organic Tea and Spices

Bulk Is Green Facts

FACT: Organic bulk foods on average cost 89% less than their packaged counterparts.  Bulk foods also prevent a significant amount of packaging from entering landfills.

FACT: Bulk goods require less overall transportation to deliver to consumers. Bulk foods do not require the packaging components that must be produced and transported prior to being filled. And the transportation of bulk product to retailers is efficient because it can be packed more densely on a truck.”

FACT: The manufacture of paper and cardboard pulls trees from our forests, dumps contaminated water into our streams and uses enormous amounts of energy resulting in grotesque levels of CO2 emissions pumped into our atmosphere.

FACT: Food packaging may limit a consumer’s ability to buy in quantities desired which can result in food surplus and ultimately waste.

FACT: Although most natural food companies sell their food products in recyclable packaging, there are still some food companies that use non-recyclable materials. And some consumers choose not to recycle which creates additional burden in our country’s landfills.

FACT: Packaging often limits a consumer’s ability to actually see the product they are buying.

FACT: In a grocery store, packaged products require more labor to ensure fresh product. Shelves must constantly be rearranged.

FACT: With bulk, product density at the store level can be significantly higher. So stores can provide a wider variety of foods in the same space.

Bulk Foods Recipe Inspiration

These 16 Recipes use ingredients commonly found in bulk binsoats, dates, raisins, dried fruit, nuts, and seeds:

Most are Vegan and Gluten-Free

1. Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Granola Bars (no-bake, vegan, GF) – Healthy bars that taste like cookies

2. Cinnamon Oatmeal Date Bars with Chocolate Chunks (no-bake, vegan, gluten-free) – Like eating cinnamon oatmeal, in bar form, covered in chocolate

3. Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Granola (vegan, GF) – Never need to buy pre-made granola again. Combine the ingredients you like and make it at home, quickly, easily, and for pennies on the dollar compared to storebought

4. Snickerdoodle Cookie Granola Bars – no-bake, vegan, GF and tastes like cookies

5. Microwave Chocolate Peanut Butter and Oat Snack Bars (no-bake, vegan, GF) – Recipe makes 3 bars and is ready in less than 5 minutes

6. Sunflower Seed Butter Granola Bars with Chocolate Drizzle (no-bake, vegan, GF)

7. Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Squares (No-Bake, Vegan, GF)

8. Peanut Butter and Jelly Coconut Cashew Sandwich Cookies -(no-bake, vegan, GF) – No added sugar, salt, or oil

9. Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls (no-bake, vegan, GF) – One of the most popular recipes on my site since 2009

10. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars (no-bake, vegan, GF) – My favorite no-bake granola bar recipe for producing bars that taste like Quaker Chewy Bars, minus the things you don’t want, and they’re easily customizable

11. Coconut Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Almonds (vegan, GF)

12. White Chocolate & Mango Cookie Dough Bites (no-bake, GF)

13. Raw Vegan Caramels (no-bake, vegan, GF)- 3 ingredients combined to make plant-based caramels that are very authentic tasting

14. Homemade Peanut Butter (vegan, GF) – Make your own peanut butter with no added oil, sugar, salt, or additives in 5 minutes at home

15. Fruit, Seed and Nut Crackers – Healthy homemade crackers filled with dried fruit, seeds, and nuts that are better than storebought and easily customizable

16. Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter (vegan, GF) – Make in 5 minutes

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195 Responses to “Deluxe Bulk Foods Sampler Pack Giveaway”

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    gabriela — March 18, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Quinoa, nuts, chocolate-nuts combination

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    Kim — March 18, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Oats!

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    Nicole — March 18, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    I love buying spices from the bulk foods section. I’m never worried about trying a new recipe that calls for lots of different spices or ones I don’t already have since I can get only as much as I need. Love not wasting!

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    susie — March 18, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    i get all my nuts, grains, and flour in those GINORMOUS bulk packaging. for some reason though, they never seem to last much in my house….

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    Ashley — March 18, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Dried beans, chickpeas in particular :)

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    Jamie — March 18, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    I took the pledge. I would buy so many of their nuts in bulk!

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    Karen — March 18, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    My favorite bulk bin purchases are a variety of different kinds of flour in smaller amounts to prevent them from going rancid before I can use them. I also like to get unusual rice, like forbidden rice, so I can try them before committing to a large package. Bulk bins offer the opportunity to try something new with a lower cost.

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — March 18, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Favorite items to buy in bulk is unsweetened shredded coconut. I always stock up when I see it!

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    jen — March 18, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    organic brown rice

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    Kim C. — March 18, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    I like to have oats and different kinds of nuts on hand so it’s always good when I can find them in bulk.

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    jacquie — March 18, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    i don’t tend to buy things in bulk tins since there is not a place locally thqt has much in that way and what they do have doesn’t have a high enough turnover rate to be fresh. i do endorse the practice in general though.

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    Abbe@This is How I Cook — March 18, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    I bought a nutmeg. They didn’t know what to charge me because it wouldn’t register on the scale!

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    pam — March 18, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    I buy popcorn seeds, nuts and all kinds of beans. They are so much more fresh too!

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    Sara — March 18, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    I love to buy nuts & dried fruit.

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    Tori L — March 18, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    I love buying roasted almonds in bulk, so delicious!

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    Linda — March 18, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Popcorn

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    167
    Brenda — March 18, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Nuts, Oats, and Dried Fruit!

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    Katie — March 18, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Nuts and nutritional yeast

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    Megan — March 18, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    definitely steel cut oats

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    shelby foreman — March 18, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    family of six = lots of food, so I would love to find a place locally that offers bulk. I just ordered the biggest bucket of Palm shortening ever, though!

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    Kelley — March 18, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    chia seeds and raw almonds!

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    Krystle — March 18, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    my favorite items to purchase from bulk bins are nuts and oats!

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    Sydney — March 18, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    I love buying quinoa in bulk because the boxes of it are WAY overpriced!

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    Sam Tsai — March 18, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Nuts, especially almonds! Oh, and oats and dried fruit. I used to like buying granola as well but I’ve recently started making it myself.

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    Linda — March 18, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Nuts !!!

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    Nicole — March 18, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Nuts n oats

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    Nongtipa — March 19, 2013 at 12:16 am

    I love purchasing trail mix, raw almonds, baking powder, and baking soda, and flour from there :) I can regulate the amount I need to ensure that things don’t expire on me :D

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    Ashley — March 19, 2013 at 5:16 am

    I love purchasing oats, spices, flours, almonds in bulk when I can. I would love the containers too!! Thanks :-)

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    Chantal — March 19, 2013 at 7:55 am

    I usually buy nuts, spices and quinoa in bulk.

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    Heather — March 19, 2013 at 8:01 am

    We are a paleo family, so we purchase A LOT of bulk nuts and seeds. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Jan — March 19, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Nuts, beans, seeds, rice, quinoa, lentils, pasta etc….

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    Sarah — March 19, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Oats and nutritional yeast!

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    Lorissa — March 19, 2013 at 11:18 am

    I’ve never but in bulk but if I did if probably start with nuts and trail mix nom! :)

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    Laura C. — March 19, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Grains!

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    Talia — March 19, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Oats and quinoa!

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    Cindy Pollock — March 19, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Seeds all the way!! And coconut yummy!

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    Adrianne — March 19, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    I love to buy spices from the bulk food bins because they’re so much cheaper than buying a teeny tiny jar from the grocery store. In fact, they’re so much cheaper when you buy them in bulk that it makes me cry to think about NOT doing it that way.

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    Nancy Wickham — March 19, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Bulk pantry shopping is the only way to go. Products are generally fresher.

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    erin m. — March 19, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    I love to buy oats in bulk..a lot cheaper!

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    Deidre S. — March 19, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    I love buying granola, flax seeds, nutritional yeast, and nuts in bulk bins!

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    stylefriendly — March 20, 2013 at 7:40 am

    Granola and nuts

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    jackie — March 21, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    A lot of things; quinoa, beans, lentils, nuts. (Not sure if I’m entering this contest correctly; do we need to do something differently than just entering our comment?

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    tracie — March 23, 2013 at 9:46 am

    I love to get oats, nuts, dried fruit, spices…

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    Slim Green Coffee — May 4, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Pretty! This has been an incredibly wonderful post. Many thanks
    for providing this information.

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