This should be a great sale, absolutely worth stopping by Whole Foods for! This Friday, 11/9 Whole Foods will have all of the bulk foods, spices, and coffee on sale for 25% off.
What can you buy in bulk? Rice, grains, flours, pasta, soup mixes, beans, cereals, trail mixes, nut butters, sweeteners, dried fruits, nuts and seeds. And don’t forget snacks and treats. Many of our stores also have bulk herbs, spices, salts and peppercorns. And some Whole Foods stores have bulk teas and coffee too.
Not too long ago, we shared a post titled: Cutting the Grocery Budget by Buying from Bulk Bins Here in an excerpt, head on over here for the full post.
According to Merriam-Webster.com, bulk simply means “not divided into parts or packaged in separate units; in large quantities.” The basic principle is that, the more of a good that one buys, the cheaper it is per unit. For example, if my daughter buys a half-pint carton of milk at school, it costs $0.50, or $8.00 per gallon. However, I can go to Costco and buy 2 gallons of milk for $3.79, or $1.90 per gallon. This principle is true for all types of foods. Remember to check the unit price.
Following this principle, it is much cheaper per pound to buy a 50-pound bag of flour than a 5- or 10-pound bag of flour. But the average home cook does not need 50 pounds of flour at one time. Enter the bulk bins. A store can buy the large quantities at a cheaper price and then distribute it out to its customers. Buying in bulk is like buying that 50-pound bag and sharing the flour and the cost with others in your community.
Not only does buying in bulk get you a better price most of the time, but it prevents you from overbuying and wasting food and money. For example, if you need wheat germ to make granola bars, but do not normally use it for any other purpose, it would be prudent to buy just the right amount for the recipe from the bins. If you were to buy a whole jar, you would only use part and the rest would go to waste.