I recently received an order from Vitacost in the mail. My box had several food staples that I order on a regular basis, so I thought it would be fun to share them with you!
I’ve been ordering from Vitacost for the past 8+ years because there’s a lot to love about them.
- Their competitive pricing has always impressed me. Ordering from them saves us so much money!
- They have amazing sales and discount codes available at any given time.
- The quality of the food, supplements, beauty, and household products they sell is high.
- Their review system is helpful for making decisions on products I’ve never tried before.
- Their customer service is impeccable. If I ever have an issue with a product or the shipping, they’re eager to make things right.
I know that some people just prefer ordering from Amazon, but I have found Vitacost to be even cheaper- or at least comparable- in most cases. I definitely like saving money wherever I can, so whoever has the cheapest price gets my order!
It’s pretty easy to get up to their $49 Free Shipping threshold. I place an order every month or two. They’re always rotating sales on seasonal items, certain food, health, and beauty categories, Vitacost brand items, and other brands. Plus, I almost never have to place an order without a 10%, 15%, or 20% off promo code. That makes their already good deals even sweeter.
So enough of why I love shopping at Vitacost (I get kind of excited about saving money ;). Let’s jump into the 5 food staples I love buying from them.
5 Vitacost Food Staples I Love
I’ve been buying and using this for years! It’s seriously delicious and so much better for you than table salt, which has been stripped of many minerals our bodies need! I use this salt universally and can’t see myself switching any time soon. The flavor and nutritional benefits are great for the money!
I purchased both of these on sale, which was almost as cheap as buying in bulk from Amazon. Because we live in an apartment without a pantry, it’s nice not to have to stock up on food staples. Our storage space is pretty limited.
Coconut sugar quickly became a love of mine after I tried it! The taste is so rich and decadent. I actually prefer it to cane sugar now (except in some baking recipes, where it wouldn’t translate the same way).
As the website says, coconut sugar is “low on the glycemic index, contains more nutrients, and has 16 vital amino acids, making it a healthy indulgence you can feel good about.”
This summer I’ve been taking a little aloe vera juice every morning for my stomach health. It’s made from the inner fillet of organic aloe plants, and is wonderful for the digestive system. While the taste can be on the interesting side, mixing it with a bit of kombucha and a couple drops of stevia makes it much more enjoyable. It’s more of a supplement than a food staple, but it’s starting to feel like one to me! 😉
I’ll be completely honest with you here: I’m an avid chocolate lover. I know, you’re shocked. Every morning, I take a tall glass and dissolve a couple of tablespoons cocoa into some hot water, add a tiny bit of maple syrup, and top it off with raw milk. Doctor’s orders! The bitter cocoa is supposed to help with my overall digestion. You won’t find me complaining about drinking an amazingly delicious glass of chocolate milk every morning!
But seriously guys, I’ve tried a lot of cocoa powders over the years, and this one is just phenomenal, both flavor-wise and health-wise! As the description says, “natural roasted cocoa powder is intense & bitter, imbuing deep chocolate flavor to both sweet & savory dishes.” Plus, the Shiloh Farms brand (which is a wonderful brand to support, by the way) is non-GMO and non-alkalized (which is cleaner).
Don’t mind the slightly beat-up box; I’d already opened it before I took the photo. I prefer using this as a thickener in place of wheat flour or corn starch. It’s a great grain-free alternative derived from the cassava plant, and I actually love using it! It’s only $3.99 for 2 pounds, too, which is tough to beat.
This one’s just a bonus item. I’m throwing it in because there was a promo code available for a free bottle! Even though I don’t currently have a child to give these to, I figured I could pass them on to a friend who does.
If you love their products, too, leave a comment with some of your favorites. I’d love some new suggestions!