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. Pat Schwab — March 17, 2013 at 8:29 pm (#
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    Great give away. My teens are trying to eat healthier snacks and this give away would be great for my pantry. We used to have a grocery chain with reasonable bulk food bins but they closed a few years ago so I can’t buy all these yummy nuts and dried fruits in bulk which is sad for my pantry and the earth. The only thing our store sells is candy you can bag yourself. Not very healthy.

  2. Autumn C. — March 17, 2013 at 8:39 pm (#
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    Candy! LOL!

  3. CJ Pillow — March 17, 2013 at 8:54 pm (#
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    nuts and beans

  4. Sonya — March 17, 2013 at 9:01 pm (#
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    I love to buy my spiced from the bulk bin at Whole Foods. They cost a fraction of the same spices sold in jars. I also buy oats, beans, rice – anything I can get organic and a good deal!

  5. Sasha Z — March 17, 2013 at 9:08 pm (#
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    We are a big family so love to buy things in bulk. All of these look great.

  6. April — March 17, 2013 at 9:13 pm (#
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    I always buy for my 5 person family bulk products, I buy dried blueberries, cranberries,raisins that we use for pancake mix or we put into our yogurt parfait also we get granola from bulk bins yummy! I really thank you for the opportunity I wish myself and everyone else good luck in being the winner!

  7. Ingrid — March 17, 2013 at 10:16 pm (#
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    I love buying almonds in bulk!

  8. Renee — March 17, 2013 at 10:19 pm (#
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    I love buying bulk peas, beans and lentils.

  9. Karen — March 17, 2013 at 10:49 pm (#
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    I try and buy everything I can in bulk. I don’t like all the wasted packaging that comes with so many foods. Great giveaway! Your pictures of your recipes are beautiful!

  10. Robyn @ Blueberries and Oats — March 17, 2013 at 10:53 pm (#
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    I pledged and my favorite item to purchase in bulk is nuts. <3 That way I always have them on hand to toss on a salad or make a nut butter.

  11. Fran — March 18, 2013 at 12:19 am (#
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    I buy some grains and some flours and some spices in bulk to make sure that they are always fresh and to try out some new ones in small quantities.

  12. Judi — March 18, 2013 at 2:40 am (#
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    Always buy beans & grains bulk

  13. Craig — March 18, 2013 at 3:12 am (#
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    It is a tossup between grains and nuts for me.

  14. sophia — March 18, 2013 at 3:34 am (#
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    Buy oats in bulk always, go through so many!

  15. Paula — March 18, 2013 at 3:35 am (#
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    I am big on buying nuts in bulk too but then I always find that when they are plentiful, I eat them, plenty!!
    Flax seed is another bulk buy along with specialty flours. If I package them all wisely and put them in the freezer, baking becomes a lot easier on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

  16. chris — March 18, 2013 at 4:13 am (#
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    Nuts are a great bulk bin item that I purchase. I also love to get spices from the bulk bins!!!!

  17. Sue — March 18, 2013 at 4:57 am (#
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    I buy most of my food at my local natural foods coop. My favorite bins are probably the coffee and dried apricots.

  18. Maria Riccitelli — March 18, 2013 at 4:58 am (#
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    Nuts…gotta be the nuts.

  19. Katie — March 18, 2013 at 5:16 am (#
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    I like to buy my organic oats from the bulk bin.

  20. Jill D — March 18, 2013 at 5:18 am (#
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    I think my favorite is dried beans (lentils!) and dried fruit.

  21. Shannon — March 18, 2013 at 5:42 am (#
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    I like to buy dried fruit and nuts from the bulk bins. Prices are almost always better than pre-packaged.

  22. Cindy Brickley — March 18, 2013 at 5:43 am (#
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    Mixed nuts and cheese!

  23. Denise Wilson — March 18, 2013 at 5:53 am (#
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    I took the pledge and I like to buy mixed nuts in bulk

  24. Anne — March 18, 2013 at 5:57 am (#
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    I use a lot of bulk foods (rice, flours, dried fruit, nuts) but my favorite thing to buy from the bulk bins is spices and dried herbs. So much less expensive, and fresher, too!

  25. Liz — March 18, 2013 at 6:21 am (#
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    I buy oatmeal in bulk.

  26. Emily — March 18, 2013 at 6:34 am (#
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    Definitely nuts!

  27. Connie Wilkerson — March 18, 2013 at 6:35 am (#
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    I buy some things in bulk but will step up my efforts

  28. G.G.,as in Gaby Guillen — March 18, 2013 at 6:50 am (#
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    I would take the mixed nuts!!:-)

  29. Jennifer — March 18, 2013 at 6:55 am (#
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    Definitely peanuts for your delicious homemade peanut butter. Thanks for the giveaway!

  30. seeley — March 18, 2013 at 7:04 am (#
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    any grains, like quinoa, millet, barley, etc

  31. Kim of Mo'Betta — March 18, 2013 at 7:15 am (#
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    None of my local stores sell anything in bulk :-( But when I am traveling, I will usually hit Fresh Market for nuts and flax and their fruit/nut/chocolate mixes!

  32. Amanda — March 18, 2013 at 7:26 am (#
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    Pretty much everything – because the bulk rate is cheaper per amount, and most things freeze pretty well!

  33. sarah k. — March 18, 2013 at 7:31 am (#
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    I like to use the bulk bins for nuts, and I love dried mango from the bin at my local store.

  34. Lori — March 18, 2013 at 7:42 am (#
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    I buy rice and beans in bulk. I HATE excessive packaging, it drives us crazy.

  35. Terri Cole — March 18, 2013 at 7:52 am (#
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    I buy nuts, seeds, beans, grains, dried fruit and nooch in bulk. Nooch is probably my favorite!

  36. sonya — March 18, 2013 at 7:59 am (#
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    organic popcorn kernals, dried mango, dried figs, beans, rice, quinoa, millet

  37. stephanie — March 18, 2013 at 8:13 am (#
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    I usually buy dried mangos and papaya for my father. Sometimes I dip them in white or dark chocolate for a quick treat.

  38. Jacqui — March 18, 2013 at 8:33 am (#
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    Nuts and dried fruit!!

  39. Elizabeth F — March 18, 2013 at 8:34 am (#
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    I buy nuts, grain, beans, oatmeal, dried fruit, tea and coffee beans. My favorite to buy is spices.

  40. Christine — March 18, 2013 at 8:37 am (#
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    Coffee, beans, flour, great giveaway!

  41. Jessica D — March 18, 2013 at 8:41 am (#
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    I love bulk seeds, nuts, and dried fruits. I’d love to begin purchasing loose tea in bulk as well, to see some savings–I sure use up the stuff fast enough to keep my stash fresh!

  42. Ellie DaVault — March 18, 2013 at 8:57 am (#
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    I buy most of my dry goods from bulk. I get all of my grains, flours, nuts, seeds, beans and nutritional yeast in bulk. I love buying in bulk.

  43. saniel — March 18, 2013 at 9:18 am (#
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    black rice, nuts, hemp seeds, chia seeds, nutritional yeast and granola. thanks

  44. Skylar Smith — March 18, 2013 at 9:22 am (#
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    Quinoa

  45. Kristin — March 18, 2013 at 10:09 am (#
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    Granola or perfect portions of dried beans for trying new recipes :)
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  46. Alex — March 18, 2013 at 10:39 am (#
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    I love buying nuts and legumes from bulk bins

  47. Trish — March 18, 2013 at 10:44 am (#
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    Nuts and beans

  48. Rachelle — March 18, 2013 at 10:51 am (#
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    I have so many different nuts and seeds in my house it’s crazy! Love them

  49. Val — March 18, 2013 at 10:51 am (#
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    My favorite to purchase bulk is spices, so I can get just the right amount to fill my jars. I also buy quinoa, beans, oatmeal, and rice in bulk.

  50. Stephanie L — March 18, 2013 at 11:37 am (#
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    Cinnamon roasted almonds and oats.

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