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”

  1. lisatberry — March 17, 2013 at 10:06 am (#
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    I like to purchase nuts, dried beans and sundrops candy

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  2. Emily R. — March 17, 2013 at 10:08 am (#
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    I enjoy buying flax seeds to sneak into various recipes (granola, no-bake chocolate/peanut butter bites, etc.)

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  3. Emily — March 17, 2013 at 10:24 am (#
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    I buy all of my nuts & grains out of bulk bins!

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  4. Melissa @ Kids in the Sink — March 17, 2013 at 10:34 am (#
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    Oatmeal! we eat so much!!!

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  5. Monica — March 17, 2013 at 10:43 am (#
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    I buy nuts and grains.

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  6. Kelly — March 17, 2013 at 11:17 am (#
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    Nuts and grains. :)

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  7. Taylor @ greens & chocolate — March 17, 2013 at 11:33 am (#
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    I always buy oats and nuts in bulk!

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  8. Karen B — March 17, 2013 at 11:53 am (#
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    I love the recycle jars. Good idea

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  9. Malinda — March 17, 2013 at 12:25 pm (#
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    I love buying in bulk! But since going from home to a college dorm it doesnt always work so well space wise haha

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  10. Caroline — March 17, 2013 at 12:27 pm (#
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    I tend to buy nuts and dried fruit!

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  11. Barb — March 17, 2013 at 1:36 pm (#
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    I love to buy nuts and my guilty pleasure is candy from bulk bins

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  12. Kate — March 17, 2013 at 2:35 pm (#
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    I love to get my chia seeds and quinoa from bulk bins!

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  13. Georgianna — March 17, 2013 at 2:36 pm (#
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    LOVE almonds!

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  14. Paige Flamm — March 17, 2013 at 2:39 pm (#
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    This looks like such a great giveaway! Those chocolates are calling my name! And I love all your healthy treats!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.blogspot.com

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  15. Crystal S — March 17, 2013 at 2:40 pm (#
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    The things I buy most are raw nuts, teas, and sometimes odd spices that I only need a tiny bit of!

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  16. Keesha — March 17, 2013 at 3:20 pm (#
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    I buy oats and nuts in bulk

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  17. Rosemarie — March 17, 2013 at 3:55 pm (#
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    I buy nuts in bulk and occasionally beans, but I bet buying dates in bulk would be awesome!

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  18. Jenny — March 17, 2013 at 4:01 pm (#
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    wheat berries

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  19. Anne @The Cooking Campaign — March 17, 2013 at 4:03 pm (#
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    I love buy all my spices, grains, flours, nuts and beans in bulk!

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  20. Hannah — March 17, 2013 at 4:08 pm (#
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    I usually buy dried fruit.

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  21. rachel — March 17, 2013 at 4:11 pm (#
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    Spices! So much more economical

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  22. Amber Shannon — March 17, 2013 at 4:30 pm (#
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    I have just started my journey as a vegetarian, and have been looking for more nut bulk products and healthier dessert recipes! Can’t wait to try these new products to expand my horizon of foods to try, and of course get others on board!

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  23. Jaime Faus — March 17, 2013 at 4:43 pm (#
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    I love to buy nuts in bulk — especially almonds. Thanks for the chance — these products look fantastic!

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  24. Susan Christy — March 17, 2013 at 4:54 pm (#
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    Sunflower seeds – I eat way too many of them though.

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  25. Art & Lemons — March 17, 2013 at 5:01 pm (#
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    I’m a bulk bin junkie: nuts, beans, grains, whole grain flours, natural cane sugar, dried fruits, spices…

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  26. kesha — March 17, 2013 at 5:27 pm (#
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    I buy my nuts and beans in the bulk bins and also granola! I love the convenience and they are always fresh!

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  27. Ttrockwood — March 17, 2013 at 6:37 pm (#
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    Hemp seeds, dried mangos and red quinoa

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  28. Melissa @ Treats With a Twist — March 17, 2013 at 6:51 pm (#
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    I always stock up on unsweetened coconut, oat bran, lentils and quinoa from the bulk bins!

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  29. Liz — March 17, 2013 at 7:02 pm (#
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    Done! There’s a lot of deliciousness going on in this post! I buy more bulk nuts than anything else :)

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  30. Christy — March 17, 2013 at 7:02 pm (#
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    Oohh what fun! My husband and I buy quinoa, oats, lentils, brown rice and sometimes nuts in bulk- unfortunately the supermarket closest to us just did away with their bulk section! Don’t know why but it stinks.
    Thanks for hosting this giveaway :)

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  31. Meg — March 17, 2013 at 7:17 pm (#
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    I love buying flower and grains in bulk! The less packaging involved the better!

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  32. SaraJ — March 17, 2013 at 7:19 pm (#
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    Mixed nuts and dried fruit.

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  33. JD — March 17, 2013 at 7:28 pm (#
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    Slivered almonds.

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  34. Jasmine W. — March 17, 2013 at 7:29 pm (#
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    I love to purchase rice and beans from the bulk bins!

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  35. Denise McDowell — March 17, 2013 at 7:33 pm (#
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    Nuts, dried fruits and special flours (barley, oat, wheat)

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  36. Stefanie — March 17, 2013 at 7:34 pm (#
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    I love buying nuts and dried fruits in bulk so I can make my own trail mix!

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  37. Sasha — March 17, 2013 at 7:36 pm (#
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    My fave item would be the yogurt covered almonds!

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  38. Angela — March 17, 2013 at 7:37 pm (#
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    Flours and nuts are my bulk food go-to.

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  39. S. Harris — March 17, 2013 at 7:46 pm (#
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    My favorite thing to buy from the bulk bins is spices, especially cardamom pods!

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  40. Elena Vo — March 17, 2013 at 7:49 pm (#
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    Spices and rice.

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  41. Jen R — March 17, 2013 at 7:50 pm (#
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    I love buying different nuts!

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  42. shirley knieper — March 17, 2013 at 7:50 pm (#
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    I wish my store had more bulk items, but I can buy bran, oatmeal and nuts in bulk

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  43. Robin Coxon — March 17, 2013 at 7:53 pm (#
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    Buying from bulk is not readily accessible in my area. When I am able to purchase items in bulk I tend to buy baking supplies, nuts, raisin, dried fruits, chocolate chips, coconut and sometimes beans for soup. If I can find them I love to buy spices I know I will use in a short time so they don’t loose their potency.

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  44. Holly — March 17, 2013 at 7:55 pm (#
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    I like buying dried beans from the bulk bins. They are always fresher than the ones on store shelves.

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  45. T.R. — March 17, 2013 at 7:56 pm (#
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    My favorite thing to buy bulk is oatmeal.

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  46. carrie — March 17, 2013 at 8:09 pm (#
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    Nuts and grains

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  47. Terry — March 17, 2013 at 8:10 pm (#
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    I love the bulk bins. I buy nuts, grains, beans, rices and spices at my local co-op.

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  48. cori mccu — March 17, 2013 at 8:13 pm (#
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    I like to buy different kinds of nuts and organic rice varieties.

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  49. Janine — March 17, 2013 at 8:13 pm (#
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    I buy beans, rice, nuts, dried fruit, flour, sugar…. EVERYTHING

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  50. Cody Anderson — March 17, 2013 at 8:23 pm (#
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    I like the dried fruit and nuts.

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