View Full Version : What packaged raw foods does your local store carry?
02-28-2008, 04:42 PM
I'm hoping to have the food store where I work carry more raw products. Except for Larabars and some raw chocolate hearts that a local woman makes, we just don't have anything...I would love info on companies who sell wholesale to other stores...especially crackers and chocolate :)
02-28-2008, 05:13 PM
The Mother's Market near me sells a fairly large variety of raw foods. They carry Leaf Cuisine, Good Mood Food, a lot of David Wolfe's line and many others that I can't remember offhand.
I can get Raweos, crackers, chips, even raw desserts. They also carry raw entrees, although I have to say I'm a little wary of them since the one time I was going to buy one and noticed mold on it in the container. The food is so fresh it goes bad quickly and I am not sure I trust Mother's to get it sold and stocked quickly enough. I typically stick with the desserts and sweets if I want something, as well as the raw crackers (I'm still trying to figure out how to make them well).
The best part is getting the raw ingredients. They actually had raw vanilla powder, lots of goji berries and cacao, maca and a fairly large variety of raw chocolate. I was talking to one of the stock people last time I was there and he informed me that a large percentage of the staff there is raw (apparently it is trendy with the teenages these days! lol I finally feel hip :D) .
I don't mean to brag or gloat at all, but I'm still really excited about the variety of stuff. Plus, there is a place called Living Temple nearby which is a vegan store, and they sell all kinds of raw goods.
If you ever have the chance, move to socal! This is probably the easiest place in the world to be raw.
02-28-2008, 06:18 PM
Yeah...I know, I know. Everyone loves California. Sadly my income would never cover expenses there.
I'm tired of the snow and I've thought about moving, but I think I'd prefer Florida.
Our local coop sells superfoods and raw chocolate hearts, almond butter, as well as raw pickles, sauerkraut, and kimchee. But that's about it...
02-28-2008, 06:40 PM
Well, honestly the longer I'm raw, the more I'm finding that I can make all of the stuff that is sold prepacked myself for cheaper. And thank goodness to the internet, all the of the powders and superfoods can be bought online. So, I have to say, you aren't missing out on too much.
Even with the great availability here, there are still things I need to order online. Plus, stuff is expensive at the HFS, so a lot of the time it is cheaper to order online. The only thing I really buy prepacked now (ready to eat) are the occasional larabars, and I plan to start making those soon too...
The only thing that I really am into is the local raw restaurants. They are awesome and provide my *fix* for "cooked" foods. But even then, it is more of a treat than a regular thing, just due to the fact that it is expensive.
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