Snacks


If you eat a lot of nuts, it usually doesn’t take very long for you to think about how much money you are spending on them.  Many health experts agree that eating walnuts, almonds, organic Brazil nuts, and other nuts is great for your health, and their high fat contents are actually OK in moderation because of the types of fats they contain.  This makes them ideal vegan snacks.  One problem many people have is that they nearly have heart attack when they see how much organic nuts cost at the health food stores.  I have seen organic almonds that cost nearly $20 per pound, and organic almond butter selling for $30 per jar!  Some organic nuts have prices that are out of reach for many people, but fortunately there are alternatives.

The best thing that you can do is bypass the gouging health food stores and buy wholesale organic nuts yourself.  Most locations don’t have a way to get them, but now you can easily buy them online.  Buying wholesale organic nuts online is the best way to ensure that you get the best quality organic nuts at the best prices possible. In addition, buying wholesale organic seeds is a great idea as well.  From hemp seeds to chia seeds to sunflower to pumpkin seeds, all of them can be found wholesale on the internet.

Here are some of the best deals on organic nuts out available:

Almonds, Nonpareil, Raw, Shelled, 25/27, USA, Organic, 5# Bulk

$55.00

Klein’s Naturals Raw Cashews, Organic, 10-Ounce Container (Pack of 6)

$35.08

Raw Organic Almonds (10 Pound Bulk)

$126.95

Klein’s Naturals Walnuts, Organic, Shelled, Net Wt. 7 oz. (Pack of 6)

$33.69

Nutiva Bulk Organic Hemp Protein & Fiber Powder, 3 Pound Bag

$21.25

Sunridge Farms Organic Supreme Almonds, 7-Ounce Bags (Pack of 6)

$32.22

Walnut Halves & Pieces, Raw, USA, Organic, 5# Bulk

$70.00

Raw Organic Almonds (1 Pound Bulk)

$12.95

Bergin Nut Company Almonds Whole Raw, 16-Ounce Bags (Pack of 2)

$17.68

Woodstock Farms Almonds, Organic, 8-Ounce Bags (Pack of 2)

$17.42

Walnuts Raw Organic 12 oz

$6.65

Raw Shelled Walnuts – Organic

The Bergen Nut Company has 2 pound packs of organic Brazil nuts or Organic almonds for less than health food store prices.  They are probably a little less, but you need to get more than 2 pounds to get a great deal.  You can get 10 pound bags of almonds, walnuts, cashews, and other nuts as well.  One important thing to remember is that you need to check the prices and the labels carefully.  In many cases, you might see someone selling what are called raw nuts.  Many people don’t realize that raw nuts are not necessarily organic.  If someone is selling organic nuts wholesale , you can be pretty sure that they will have it written on the package, since organic foods command higher prices.  Another word to look out for is natural.  The word natural can be used to describe all kinds of products, and many of these are not organic.  Just because a package of nuts say they are natural doesn’t not mean they are organic nuts.  Having said all of that, many people find that they are content to settle for wholesale nuts that are not organic, since they don’t want to have to take out a loan from a bank to pay such high prices!

One of the great things about eating a vegan or vegetarian diet is that there are all kinds of products available that look like meat but don’t actually have any meat in them at all.  Many people who are on a vegan diet miss the taste of things like beef jerky, and to fill this void are products that imitate real jerky.  Vegan jerky and vegetarian jerky are usually the same thing, but check the label carefully to make sure it doesn’t contain anything that you don’t want to eat.  Some people have a hard time finding vegan jerky, but the good thing is that it is widely available on the internet and you can start shopping right here.

Here are the most popular types of vegan jerky available.

Primal Spirit Meatless Jerky, Thai Peanut Flavor, 1-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 24)

$27.68

Stonewall’s Jerquee, Teriyaki Beef, 1.5-Ounce Packets (Pack of 16)

$27.58

Primal Spirit Meatless Jerky, Texas Barbecue Flavor, 1-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 24)

$27.68

Primal Spirit Meatless Jerky, Soy Hickory Smoked Soya, 1-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 24)

$27.68

Turtle Island Tofurky Jurky, Original, 2-Ounce Packages (Pack of 12)

Vegan Dream – Sampler Variety 8 Pack

$18.00

Primal Spirit Meatless Jerky, Mesquite Lime Flavor, 1-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 24)

$27.68

Turtle Island Tofurky Jurky, Peppered, 2-Ounce Packages (Pack of 12)

Stonewall’s Jerquee, Original Wild, 1.5-Ounce Packets (Pack of 16)

$27.58

Primal Spirit Meatless Pepperoni Flavor Stick, 1.5-Ounce Packages (Pack of 24)

$34.91

Turtle Island Tofurky Jurky, Peppered, 2-Ounce Packages (Pack of 12)

Tofurky Jurky, Original, 2 oz.

By far the most popular choice is Primal Strips vegan jerky.  This company prides itself on selling quality vegan products that don’t contain chemicals and other harmful ingredients.  The best thing about them is that they have lots of great tasting and exotic flavors, including hot and spice mushroom, mesquite lime, Thai peanut, Texas barbecue, and others.  Primal vegan jerky is not the only company that sells these vegan snacks.  Here is another one:

The second most popular vegan jerky is called Stonewall’s Jerquee.  This brand tries pretty hard to imitate the taste of real meat jerky, but they don’t use any animal products in their jerky.  Although most of the labels say that they are vegetarian jerky, if you read the ingredients list you will see that they are vegan as well.  They have a great selection to choose from, including teriyake beef, spicy chicken, organic wild, hot pastrami, and peppy pepperoni.

Another standout vegan jerky company is called Vegan Dream.  They have flavors like Hickory, Cowgirl, Hot Chili Pepper and Original.  The best thing to do is try all of them and see which one you like best.  Doing this is easy, since you can order a sampler pack with one of each vegan jerky flavor inside.

Rounding out the list is vegan jerky made by a company called Tofurky.  This company produces a wide range of mock meat products including vegan hot dogs and sausages.  They have a couple of vegetarian jerky choices now as well.