Recently I was talking to BIG member about where to find cashew butter that contains only cashews and no added sugar or oil. With few retail stores offering specialty items like cashew butter, the price can be steep! Arriving on the scene and offering reduced prices on specialty items, specifically non-GMO (genetically modified or genetically engineered) and often certified organic foods, is Thrive Market (www.thrivemarket.com).
Thrive Market is an exclusive member’s only online option. It:
- Has only non-GMO foods and products
- Costs $59.95 per year
- Ships free orders over $49.00
- Offers a 30 day trial free membership
Other options include Vitacost.com and Amazon.com as well as others. Vitacost offers vitamin supplements and some foods (although not exclusively non-GMO foods) is also available. Prices are a bit higher and selection is not as robust, but no membership is required. Of course Amazon.com can also be an option for specialty foods as their market has grown immensely in the last several years.
No doubt, over time others may emerge, but for now, Thrive Market may be an option if you are looking for specialty items and, especially, those without genetically modified (or engineered) products.
Happy and healthful eating,
Donna G. Pertel, MEd, RD, LDN
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