I used to think Bulk Barn only sold nuts and candy because that’s all I’d ever see in their circular ads. I live right next to one and never stepped inside. But when I decided to go zero waste, I figured I’d check out their offerings since they let you bring your own containers. I was happily surprised by what I found: organic sugar, natural granolas, fair trade coffee, dried fruits, Belgian chocolates, fresh ground peanut butter and much more. They’re now one of my favorite places to shop!
Today I had a 25% coupon so I loaded up on our favorites (rainbow bow tie pasta, caramel nut clusters and granola), some basics (corn starch, corn meal and fair trade coffee) and healthy-ish snacks for a weekend party (quinoa cheddar puffs, popped potato chips with sea salt and waffle pretzels). Total bill: $34.53 CAD!
To find a bulk store near you, try Zero Waste Home’s bulk store finder. You can filter for stores that let you bring your own containers. Happy bulk grocery shopping!