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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    Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom — March 17, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Nuts and beans

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    Amelia T — March 17, 2013 at 1:31 am

    Nuts and any kinds of grains… and dates! You’re making me want to go stock up right now :)

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    Bill — March 17, 2013 at 1:59 am

    Mixed nuts

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    Rebecca Cawte — March 17, 2013 at 3:25 am

    Nuts

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    Ashley W — March 17, 2013 at 3:49 am

    The only thing I buy in bulk is nuts.

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    Coco — March 17, 2013 at 4:04 am

    I buy as much as I can from the bulk bins! I love to buy all of my grains, beans, and nuts. Healthy Home Market in Charlotte is like “bulk bin heaven”. They have EVERYTHING!

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    Eva @ Eva Bakes — March 17, 2013 at 4:12 am

    Embarrassingly, I have never bought from the bulk bins but I would probably buy dates!

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    Christine @ 24 Carrot Kitchen — March 17, 2013 at 4:23 am

    I often buy chocolate malt balls and yogurt covered pretzels. Really, that’s what I buy! And sometimes while I am filling the bag, I sneak a taste of one, because, you know, I have to make sure the supply is still “fresh”.

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    Katherine — March 17, 2013 at 4:32 am

    Nuts and dried fruits! And interesting looking grains/beans.

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    Leah — March 17, 2013 at 4:36 am

    Definitely almonds and other nuts!

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    Danielle — March 17, 2013 at 4:55 am

    I don’t buy bulk as often as I should. When I do I am getting grains or I am daring and get something new to try.

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    sarah — March 17, 2013 at 5:12 am

    almonds or oats

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    Nikki — March 17, 2013 at 5:13 am

    Laughing Cow Cheese

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    Beccalou — March 17, 2013 at 5:17 am

    I love the bulk bins! From dried fruit to nuts and whole grains to new and different ingredients….just used nutritional yeast for the first time yesterday in a recipe.

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    maggie — March 17, 2013 at 5:17 am

    I stock up and buy whatever I can store, mainly beans, nuts (almonds), rice and tea.

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    Stevie Miller — March 17, 2013 at 5:29 am

    Bulk teas & spices :)

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    Leah — March 17, 2013 at 5:31 am

    I love to purchase dried peas for making soups.

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    Mary R — March 17, 2013 at 5:34 am

    I love the bulk bins so choosing just one is hard. My favorite thing to buy in the bulk bins is granola. Henry’s where I used to live in San Diego had awesome granola in their bulk bins! They would get different varieties and I always had to try them. <3 their Cherry Vanilla Almond Granola.

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    dana — March 17, 2013 at 5:34 am

    quinoa, popcorn, nutritional yeast!

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    Paula — March 17, 2013 at 5:43 am

    Quinoa, couscous, lentils, and various kinds of rice are my usual bulk bin buys

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    Losing Lindy — March 17, 2013 at 5:44 am

    I prefer to buy my whole wheat flour that way. I don’t always need a lot of it at a time.

    I always get so hungry coming to your blog.

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    Rachel seys — March 17, 2013 at 5:51 am

    I entered! Would love to win this!:)

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    Rachel seys — March 17, 2013 at 5:51 am

    Done!

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    Jess S. @ Floptimism — March 17, 2013 at 6:19 am

    I always, always get my nutritional yeast flakes in bulk

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    Enrica — March 17, 2013 at 6:22 am

    Mixed nuts!

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    Lindsay — March 17, 2013 at 6:23 am

    i loooove trail mix from the bulk bins

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    Susan — March 17, 2013 at 6:26 am

    I buy oats, nuts/seeds, and beans in bulk. Would love this giveaway, b/c I could use some new containers!

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    Beth — March 17, 2013 at 6:26 am

    I like to buy quiona and other grains. And I love when you can grind your own peanut and almond butter

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    Micky — March 17, 2013 at 6:32 am

    I love dried fruit and nuts.

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    Madonna — March 17, 2013 at 6:35 am

    beans

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    Tieghan — March 17, 2013 at 6:35 am

    This is a great giveaway! And geez all the recipes you linked with are just amazing!! I want to make them all.

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    Erica — March 17, 2013 at 6:36 am

    Awesome giveaway! I like to buy nuts and seeds for granola or I like to buy dried papaya (no sugar added)

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    sara — March 17, 2013 at 6:39 am

    i buy lentils, quinoa, nuts, dates, nutritional yeast…all kinds of stuff :)

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    Hilary — March 17, 2013 at 6:59 am

    I love buying roasted organic nuts in bulk!

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    cori — March 17, 2013 at 7:02 am

    I buy an unbelieveable amount of almonds

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    Elizabeth — March 17, 2013 at 7:04 am

    NUTS!!

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    Ellie @ Ginger Bear Kitchen — March 17, 2013 at 7:05 am

    Rice and nuts. Especially peanuts for making peanut butter!

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    Hope — March 17, 2013 at 7:18 am

    quinoa and nuts!

    thanks :)

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    J A — March 17, 2013 at 7:20 am

    Fruit and nuts to make my own trail mix.

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    Valerie — March 17, 2013 at 7:24 am

    I don’t buy in bulk (is being single a valid excuse?), but if I start, I’ll aim for the beans and nuts. :)

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    • Valerie replied: — March 17th, 2013 at 7:30 am

      p.s. The pledge link doesn’t appear to be working. (I just used copy & paste to visit the site.) :)

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    Laura S — March 17, 2013 at 7:27 am

    I love those jars!

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    Lily — March 17, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Love this giveaway! So many yummy gluten free goodies! :)

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    Sarah — March 17, 2013 at 8:08 am

    I would have to say that any kind of nut or granola would be my pick along with some kind of fruit if i find something i like anyway.

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    Jane Plass — March 17, 2013 at 8:19 am

    I often buy beans and grains from the bulk bins.

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    meredith — March 17, 2013 at 8:29 am

    I live by myself, so buying in bulk is hard, but I generally still try to buy bulk with my grains and beans – especially lentils and quinoa!

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    Sue/the view from great island — March 17, 2013 at 8:39 am

    You have such great giveaways, Averie! I love those storage jars, I’m in the process of converting all the plastic in my kitchen to glass. Have a great Sunday!

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    Karen Sue — March 17, 2013 at 9:02 am

    nuts & beans

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    Kim @ Soliloquy Of Food & Such — March 17, 2013 at 9:11 am

    I usually buy coffee beans and loose tea in bulk.

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    Meryl — March 17, 2013 at 9:36 am

    I like buying organic brown rice.

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    Louis — March 17, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Organic raisins.

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