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Win a $50 Shopping Spree!

Posted Jan 28 2011 9:00am

Recently, a company called iHerb contacted me, asking if I would like a $50 shopping spree for myself and a $50 shopping spree for one of my readers. Um, yes please!


I’d actually never heard of iHerb before, but I soon found out that they are an online reseller that carries close to 20,000 natural products, including vitamins, herbal supplements (vegan, vegetarian, raw, gluten free), cosmetic/skincare products, and, my favorite – over 1,000 grocery items (many of them organic)! This site is awesome if you’ve been having trouble finding things like brown rice syrup, chia seeds, whole wheat pastry flour, and the like locally. They have it all – it’s like an online Whole Foods or something! Sweet :) Plus, they offer free shipping for orders over $40 and their website is super simple and easy to navigate.

With my $50 shopping spree, I purchased the following goodies:


First up – Organic Whole Wheat Pastry Flour . I was all out and as you know, I use it in almost all my muffin recipes !


Next up – a huge container of Chia Seeds ! These are nutritional superstars and I toss them in oatmeal, cereal, and baked goods.


Next were a few things I’ve been wanting to try but hadn’t gotten around to yet – Nutritional Yeast Flakes :


Organic Coconut Oil :


And Hemp Seeds ! Also majorly nutritious.


I’m excited because nutritional yeast, hemp seeds, and coconut oil are called for in a number of the awesome looking recipes in this book by Brendan Brazier .


It’s called Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life . Clearly I’m far from vegan, but I’m a big fan of vegan and vegetarian recipes and it’s always fun to mix things up and try cooking with ingredients you don’t know as well. If you’re looking for some new super healthy recipes and a very interesting read (he goes into a lot of detail about which foods are good for you and why, nutritionally), I’d highly recommend this book. It even includes a 12-week meal plan and over 100 allergen-free recipes with raw food options. Cool!

The last thing I purchased with my $50 shopping spree was this little tube of Vanilla Vegan Hemp Lip Balm ! Hehe. Just for fun :)


ANYWAY! Back to the purpose of this post – a giveaway! Want to win your own $50 shopping spree on ?

Here’s how to enter – each option is an additional entry!

  1. Leave a comment telling me what you would buy from iHerb were you to win the $50.
  2. Tweet about this contest on Twitter (include a link to this post and @fannetasticfood),and then leave another comment telling me you tweeted.
  3. If you have a blog, mention and link back to this contest in one of your posts, and then leave another comment letting me know you blogged about it.
  4. Mention and link back to this contest on your Facebook page, then leave another comment telling me you Facebooked it.

Be sure to post a separate comment for each entry option you do!

Guess what? This is finally a giveaway that’s open to both U.S. AND international residents! :) (Just FYI though: international winners will be responsible for any customs fees, duties and taxes).

You have until Monday morning (January 31st) at 9 a.m. EST to enter, when I will draw and announce the winner! Good luck :)


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