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GIVEAWAY: Wilderness Family Naturals Goody Bag

First, let me thank you all for your prayers and notes during the past couple of weeks surrounding my grandmother’s death. I am so grateful that I’m in a line of work that I can literally drop when grief comes knocking, and instead of being annoyed my “employers” (that’d be you guys!) write me with notes of concern and encouragement!

This week I’m attempting to get back into my normal routines, and I’ve lined up something I am absolutely THRILLED about: an online Treasure Hunt!

This is not your average giveaway, though the prize is certainly mouthwatering — a goody bag from Wilderness Family Naturals that includes a Popcorn making kit (complete with an organic spice mix and THE perfect healthy popcorn popping oil), soaked and dehydrated mixed nuts for snacking, and even a quart of one of my favorite coconut oils!

What You’ll Win

A goody bag valued at $96.84 from Wilderness Family Naturals that includes:

  • 1 quart almond-pecan nut butter (made from soaked & dehydrated nuts!)
  • 1 quart organic centrifuged coconut oil
  • 5.8 oz soaked and dehydrated mixed nuts
  • Popcorn basket: 2 pounds organic popcorn, 5.0 oz savory popcorn seasoning, 16 fl. Oz. organic popcorn oil.


You may not realize what makes each of these foods so special.

First, all the nut products are made from properly soaked and dehydrated nuts. That translates into nuts with reduced anti-nutrient content (like phytic acid), so that the nutrients in the nuts are actually more available and the nuts themselves are easier to digest.

Second, the popcorn oil is the answer to your popcorn dreams. If you’ve been looking for an oil that can handle the higher heat necessary to pop popcorn safely without creating oxidized fats, look no further! That’s because it’s a blend of coconut oil and palm oils. The anti-oxidants in the palm oil help stabilize the coconut oil so it can handle higher heat without smoking or oxidation. And it tastes AMAZING — just like movie popcorn tasted when I was a kid! (You know, before they switched to popping popcorn in trans-fat laden vegetable oils.)

Third, the centrifuged coconut oil is arguably one of the best, most safe ways to low-temperature extract coconut oil on a large scale. You will not be disappointed!

How To Play

So, here’s the deal. This isn’t an ordinary giveaway. It’s a Treasure Hunt.

1) Click on the link below and go to the Wilderness Family Naturals website.

2) Once there, you need to HUNT FOR TREASURE. In this case, you’re looking for a piece of information you didn’t know prior to clicking through to their website. It could be a tidbit about how they make a particular product or an explanation of why they make things the way the do. You get the idea. My real hope here is for you to discover what I already know: this family rocks. They research, research, and research some more in order to provide food and other products that they honestly believe to be among the best on the planet. And, even when a product is less than ideal, you can bet they’re working tirelessly behind the scenes to find a way to make it even better.

3) When you’ve found your treasure, come back here and share it in the comments along with a link back to the webpage where you found the treasured tidbit.

Now, here’s the real catch: you can not share a treasure already shared by a prior comment. If you do, your entry will not count! There are no additional ways to enter (although I’d be thrilled if you would share the giveaway with your friends and family on Facebook or any other social media site). The Treasure Hunt will end one week from today, on Monday April 16th!

More Good News

Because many of you will discover great products you didn’t previously know much about, Wilderness Family Naturals is offering the following coupon to encourage you to go ahead and buy whatever goodies interested you most. The coupon is only good for one use, so make sure you’ve got your order together before you take the plunge. Just click on the link below to use the coupon code SPRING15 to save 15% on your order. The coupon expires two weeks from today, on Monday April 23rd!

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199 Responses to GIVEAWAY: Wilderness Family Naturals Goody Bag
  1. Jessica Hoberg
    April 9, 2012 | 1:54 pm

    I’ve heard of Activated Charcoal, and have recently been turned on to the importance of purified water. However, I had not a clue where to start. This company is not only a fabulous source for great products – but a wealth of knowledge as well! I now have a great intro to this product, how it’s made, and the importance of its use!http://bit.ly/Hw1Xum Thank you!

  2. Christopher
    April 9, 2012 | 1:54 pm

    What I discovered was how heartfelt their passion and respect for nature truly is. Their soulful care and compassion for mother earth and man alike. It is truthfully inspiring.

    Chris

  3. Stephanie L.
    April 9, 2012 | 1:54 pm

    I learned that they sell a rice cooker made out of stainless steel and glass. There is no Teflon or aluminum and they highly recommend it. I love their website and signed up for their newsletter. Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. Kelly in Oregon
    April 9, 2012 | 1:57 pm

    Boo, the first time I posted a comment I got an error! So take 2….

    I actually didn’t know that Wilderness Family Naturals had popcorn stuff! So I looked for the popcorn items on their page, and you have included every single item in the giveaway. YIPPY!! I have never ordered from them before (although I’ve been to their website many many times), so with this 15% off code, now’s the time!! :) THANKS!

  5. Kelly Hill
    April 9, 2012 | 1:58 pm

    I don’t know a lot about WFN, but I learned that they make their mayo with an interesting combination of centrifuged olive oil, tahini, and coconut oil. Sounds tasty!

  6. amanda colo
    April 9, 2012 | 2:02 pm

    I learned they sell nut butters that have been properly prepared! I love buying soaked or sprouted nuts but for some reason the idea of a nut butter that is also soaked escaped my notice!

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/nuts-and-seeds-nut-butters.php

  7. Chana
    April 9, 2012 | 2:02 pm

    I learned that they have dried mango, that doesn’t have sugar in it! I have a hard time finding dried fruits, unsweetened! http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/fruits-and-vegetables-fruits-and-berries/FRMANS1.php

    • Yuliya
      April 9, 2012 | 8:19 pm

      Trader Joe’s has a good selection of unsweetened and unsulfured dried fruits. Their unsweetened mangoes are DELICIOUS!

  8. Tracey C
    April 9, 2012 | 2:04 pm

    I was interested to learn that they make their Almond nut butter out of whole almonds. I had no idea that almond butters are normally made up of pieces of nuts. I was also happy to see the extensive health info they posted with the product!!

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/nuts-and-seeds-nut-butters/NBA8.php

    thanks and good health!

  9. reb
    April 9, 2012 | 2:06 pm

    i didn’t realize that powdered coconut milk actually has more oil in it than liquid coconut milk. :) i’ve been looking for a better source of coconut milk! http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/coconut-products-coconut-milk.php

  10. Jamie
    April 9, 2012 | 2:06 pm

    I did not know you could use chickweed salve for breastfeeding comfort (sore/cracked nipples, etc.) I am excited that there is an alternative to lansinoh! (not a fan, even for the relief it offers.) Here is the treasure: http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/body-and-skin-care-herbal-salves/SalveChick2.php

  11. Gabreial W.
    April 9, 2012 | 2:06 pm

    There is such a thing as Raw, Organic Chocolate Syrup! Eureka! Plus ” One that contains antioxidants with an ORAC score of 25,400 μmol TE/100 g (254 μmol TE/g)? How about chocolate syrup that does not contain any preservatives, gums or artificial ingredients?” Yay!

  12. Polly
    April 9, 2012 | 2:07 pm

    I learned about WHY they made their popcorn oil. They had the same problem I do: vegetable oil pops only a few of the kernels (not to mention it is gross). We make a ton of popcorn at my house and I can’t wait to try their oil!

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/popcorn.php

    • emily
      April 12, 2012 | 1:08 pm

      coconut oil is a great oil to pop popcorn as well!

  13. Karen Caruthers
    April 9, 2012 | 2:10 pm

    I learned that Wilderness Family Naturals sells a whole lot more than coconut oil! I have been buying their coconut oil for a while but I had no idea they sold such a wide variety of products!!

  14. Becky Johnson
    April 9, 2012 | 2:12 pm

    I found their Yogurt Maker. Always wondered if I could make my own yogurt. I wasn’t aware the tempurature was so important so this awesome appliance takes care of it for you. They also have the yogurt cultures so all I have to buy elsewhere is the milk. You can use the thing to make yogurt cheese too!

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/yogurt-makers/YM260.php

  15. Janna
    April 9, 2012 | 2:14 pm

    I didn’t realize their coconut flakes and chips are dehydrated at 98 degrees, so they retain more nutrients.

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/coconut-products-coconut-flakes-chips.php

  16. Katie @ Riddlelove
    April 9, 2012 | 2:16 pm

    I didn’t know they made their nut butters with crispy nuts. Cool!
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/nuts-and-seeds-nut-butters.php#video

  17. Elizabeth
    April 9, 2012 | 2:18 pm

    I learned they sell Coconut vinegar — I’d never even heard of coconut vinegar!! This is unheated, unfiltered raw fermented vinegar, which is so healthy I can’t wait to try some.

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/bargain-bay/COVH350.php

  18. Carrie Eastlack
    April 9, 2012 | 2:23 pm
  19. Mandas
    April 9, 2012 | 2:25 pm

    I did not know they sold those fabulous body butters! I had never heard of the company before, but their lavender body butter

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/body-and-skin-care-body-butters/BBLAV4.php

    sounds incredible! Can’t wait to get some extra money in to try some! I’m pregnant with our first child and I’ve been wanting to find a high quality body butter to use to prevent stretch marks. I think I’ve found it! I love the vitamin content! Yay!!!

    • Mandas
      April 9, 2012 | 2:26 pm

      I’m glad I found this site! Thanks for sharing this!!!

  20. Sarah Jones
    April 9, 2012 | 2:28 pm

    I was not aware that pure palm/coconut oil glycerin was on the market! I never trusted the stuff. I feel enlightened!

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/natural-sweeteners-vegetable-glycerine.php

  21. Melissa Carey
    April 9, 2012 | 2:29 pm

    They have 340 foods that are kosher certified. Impressive!

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/kosher-products.php

  22. Kierstan @ Life {and running} in Iowa
    April 9, 2012 | 2:33 pm

    What I didn’t know was that this company even existed and that they are from the “Mother Land” (my home state) of Minnesota!!

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/about-us.php

  23. Jeannie
    April 9, 2012 | 2:33 pm

    I had never heard of Muscovado Sugar before. Interesting how they “process” it. Here’s the link http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/product-samples-natural-sweeteners/S-MUSC.php . They have a lot of great information. I like that they have samples to try.

  24. Terri V.
    April 9, 2012 | 2:34 pm

    I had never heard of set milk cultures!

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/SMVF1.php

  25. Lindsey
    April 9, 2012 | 2:37 pm

    I discovered their natural citrus deodorant! I make my own right now with mainly coconut oil, but it’s great to see them putting out a great product that reinforces my beliefs on good natural alternatives. :)
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/body-and-skin-care-deodorants/DECIT.php

  26. Laura
    April 9, 2012 | 2:38 pm

    I just read about coconut vinegar, which I had never even heard of before! It is apparently made from the sap of the coconut tree. I read about it at this link: http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/coconut-products-coconut-vinegar.php

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  27. Lisa P.
    April 9, 2012 | 2:40 pm

    I’ve been looking to get into sprouting my own seeds and grains because of all of their added health benefits. On this page: http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/sprouting-supplies-sprouters.php they list some of those benefits as well as a delicious sounding sandwich recipe. AND I did not know that you could store seeds, beans, and peas for years. It says that Alfalfa seeds were found in Ancient Egyptian tombs and still sprouted!

  28. Jennifer Stoddard
    April 9, 2012 | 2:47 pm

    Like others, I didn’t realize just how extensive their store actually is. I was really intrigued to learn about the various starter cultures they sell, along with the bits of info they have about each on this page — http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/culturing-products.php

  29. Lisa Demaree
    April 9, 2012 | 2:48 pm

    The longer the Yogurt ferments, the more lactic acid is produced and the more intensive the taste will be. I just started making my own yogurt and every batch is different. I need all the hints that I can get. I enjoyed this website especially their organic products and will use their site in the future to keep up my healthy eating habits.

  30. Evonne Burris
    April 9, 2012 | 2:51 pm

    i found an incredible source for sprouting seeds!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/raw-products-sprouting-seeds.php

    thanks!! going back over there now to pin it so i don’t lose it.. lol..

  31. Thad
    April 9, 2012 | 2:56 pm

    They sell roasted Chicory – http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/herbs-and-spices-herbs-c/CH1895AH.php – in bulk! So cool!

    Cheers!

  32. Pat
    April 9, 2012 | 3:06 pm

    I found a Berry Coconut spread that looks amazing! It’s made with agave nectar as a sweetener, so it won’t cause my blood sugar to skyrocket. I can’t wait to try that product. If you want to see for yourself, here is is!

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/coconut-products-coconut-spread/CSPVB10.php

    I am so excited to find this site! Thank you!!

  33. Socorro Gomez
    April 9, 2012 | 3:09 pm

    i’m trying to reduce my intake of dairy products,but I love the probiotics in yogurt, so having great quality probiotics in cultured veggies it’s a great option!!! I learned:
    Cultured veggies and cultured dairy are easier to digest than their raw or cooked counterparts and it is so easy to turn your favorite vegetables or cream into a probiotic foods!
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/culturing-products-veggie-culture-starter.php

  34. Tatiana
    April 9, 2012 | 3:17 pm

    This is a great site! Thank you for sharing.
    I learned that Cacao can actually contain Vitamin C and Iron.
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/organic-products-chocolate-foods.php

  35. Amanda
    April 9, 2012 | 3:24 pm

    My “treasure” was finding the freeze-dried banana chips. I didn’t know there was a dried fruit alternative to fried banana chips, and this softer version would be perfect for my teething baby girl! Now to wait for them to be back in stock…

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/fruits-and-vegetables-fruits-and-berries/FRBAS2.php

  36. Pat
    April 9, 2012 | 3:26 pm

    Oh, and I forgot to add that I learned that their coconut spread products are all made from fresh coconut meat which is dried at low tempertures. Then it is pulvarized in a machine with a cooling jacket! The cooking jacket makes sure the coconut is never heated! How cool is that?! (pun intended!)

  37. Lisa Saude
    April 9, 2012 | 3:28 pm

    I’ve never heard of Coconut Spread before. Sounds yummy! http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/snack-foods-healthy-addictions/CSP16.php

  38. bethany
    April 9, 2012 | 3:46 pm

    Oh my goodness—I am so glad you shared this site!!! My favorite herb shop just closed down, and now I have to drive 2 hours to get my medicinal herbs. WFN has great prices, and I love that they talk about the color, scent, taste, and effect of good herbs.
    Here’s a link to my favorite herb for teas (nettles)—I am also reading about lemon balm and calendula (which I use for soap making).
    Thanks!!

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/herbs-and-spices-herbs-n-o/NE1237AH.php

  39. Denise Zapf
    April 9, 2012 | 3:55 pm

    I learned that they sell whole Star Anise. I have been looking for that but couldn’t find it.
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=WFN&Product_Code=AN1750AH&Category_Code=

  40. Gail
    April 9, 2012 | 4:00 pm

    I had no idea you needed a starter to make fermented vegetables like sourkraut.

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/culturing-products-veggie-culture-starter.php

  41. Lea
    April 9, 2012 | 4:03 pm

    Coconut water is basically sap and it travels up from the roots of the tree all the way into the coconut itself–cool! I drank it straight from the coconut on a recent trip to the Caribbean and I would love to find a stateside source of additive-free coconut water! http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/coconut-products-coconut-water.php

  42. Candice
    April 9, 2012 | 4:11 pm

    I’ve been fighting a nasty cold and cough and have been looking for an alternative to vick’s vapor rub (I haven’t been up to making it myself) and WFN has a well-priced chest rub that has ingredients that are not petroleum-based and they are suppose to be clearing, which is what I really need… (and it’s not over $10.00!!!!) I looked all over my natural store and couldn’t find one like this. Sure beats buying these ingredients too and making it yourself or buying “natural” cough drops. I’m pregnant too so I need to watch taking oral herbs that cause uterine contractions!
    Here’s the treasure link!
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/body-and-skin-care-herbal-salves/SalveChest2.php

  43. Ashley
    April 9, 2012 | 4:15 pm

    I learned that valerian tea smells like dirty socks! http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/herbs-and-spices-herbs-a-z.php

  44. ryan
    April 9, 2012 | 4:38 pm

    I learned that they use a centrifuge and then a vacuum chamber to extract coconut oil. Sounds intense!

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/centrifuge-extracted-extra-virgin-coconut-oil.php

  45. Alice N
    April 9, 2012 | 5:11 pm

    Not sure if this comp is international, but I’ll add what I learnt even if I’m not eligible!

    I learnt that there are such a huge variety of seeds that I could be using/sprouting! I never knew that you could even get broccoli seeds and that they’re great to sprout and add to your food!

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/sprouting-supplies-sprouting-seeds.php

  46. grace
    April 9, 2012 | 5:29 pm

    Thank you so much for this website……
    I learned today about coconut sap sugar…..
    I am constantly looking at different “sweet” alternatives for my family and after finding out about Agave (not being so great) I am excited to try this out..
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/organic-products-natural-sweeteners/S-CSS.php
    Also it looks like I have found my new supplier of beet root powder!

  47. Barbara N.
    April 9, 2012 | 5:48 pm

    Wilderness Family Naturals only sells true wild rice. I did not know that most “wild rice” is grown commercially in paddies and is a hybrid paddy rice, created in the 1960’s by the University of Minnesota.
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/rice-and-grains-wild-rice-and-seasonings.php

  48. Shannon Ball
    April 9, 2012 | 5:54 pm

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/natural-sweeteners-agave-nectar.php

    I learned that WFN’s agave syrup is darker because it is less processed and less filtered. The lighter colored agaves come from faster processing and higher temps.

  49. Sam H
    April 9, 2012 | 6:45 pm

    Apparently cocoa beans grow best in climates within 10-20 degrees latitude of the equator! How cool!

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/chocolate-products.php

  50. Lesa W.
    April 9, 2012 | 6:51 pm

    I learned that they sell organic cinnamon by the pound for less than most regular cinnamon in a grocery store.

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=CIG1

  51. cara
    April 9, 2012 | 6:56 pm

    apparently there is a chocolate syrup that is not only raw and with no additives, but also available in a FIFTY POUND bucket.

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/snack-foods-healthy-addictions/CHOCS5.php

    sign us up!

  52. stacey
    April 9, 2012 | 7:30 pm

    who knew there was such a thing as black forbidden rice??? i have never heard of such a thing – that’s awesome!

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/rice-and-grains-exotic-rice/BRF1.php

  53. Laurie
    April 9, 2012 | 7:33 pm

    I found out they have a gazillon things that I want to buy!! Like deodorant (I’m forever searching for one that works!). http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/body-and-skin-care-deodorants.php

  54. Sara
    April 9, 2012 | 7:41 pm

    I learned that there is something called “set milk” that you can use to make fermented milk products like sour cream and buttermilk and that you can also use it with rennet to make certain kinds of cheese. It even ferments non-dairy milks. I didn’t know that there was anything you could use with rennet other than specific cheese cultures.
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/culturing-products.php

  55. Karen
    April 9, 2012 | 8:14 pm

    I did not know that cocoa beans were sometimes fermented as part of their processing!!!!!!! I had no idea! What a great site and wonderful selection.
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/chocolate-products.php

  56. Dana Connor
    April 9, 2012 | 8:27 pm

    I learned that they have a great recipe page. I found one for coconut water sorbet. Am definitely going to try that one! They have so many things it will take a few times to check it all out.
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/recipes/free-recipe/ice-cream-and-frozen-treats/asian-coconut-water-sorbet/92/index.html

  57. jess
    April 9, 2012 | 8:29 pm

    i learned more about palm oil and the particular red palm oil that they carry. i did not know about the different types of palm oil and the importance of using the right product. i was excited to read that red palm oil is only 14% polyunsaturated fat as i am trying to keep that particular type of fat low in my diet.

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/food-oils-natural-red-palm-oil.php

  58. Megan B
    April 9, 2012 | 8:42 pm

    I love WFN, I just wish you could get more of their products in Canada without such insane shipping!! I do love their sample packages, in case you don’t know if the product is something you’ll enjoy or use.

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/product-samples-chocolate.php

    Here’s hoping my local store will start carrying more of their products soon!
    :)

  59. Mallory S
    April 9, 2012 | 8:54 pm

    I was amazed to find that Wilderness Family Naturals sources their honey from wild hives in the Philippines! They said that because the honey is harvested from natural hives, there is no separation between the combs where the bees store their food–so this honey must be loaded with extra enzymes and nutrients! Awesome!!!

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/natural-sweeteners-wild-honey.php

  60. Elizabeth
    April 9, 2012 | 8:58 pm

    I learned about vegetable glycerine as a natural sweetner. I had never heard of it before!

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/natural-sweeteners-vegetable-glycerine.php

  61. Jordan D
    April 9, 2012 | 9:00 pm

    I didn’t know that coconut flour is 4 times higher in fiber than oat bran, 2 times higher in fiber than wheat bran, and 3 times higher in fiber than ground flaxseed. It’s also gluten-free!

  62. michael border
    April 9, 2012 | 9:08 pm

    Wild Honey-I learned that this raw honey is made by native bees in the Philippine mountains. It is loaded with pollen from the surrounding coconut trees, papaya, mangoes, and other tropical plants. These bees never receive sugar water and are not exposed to chemicals or antibiotics of any kind. They are not susceptible to the pests and bacteria that normal honey bees succumb to. Because the honey comes from wild hives, there is no separation between the different combs they store their food in, therefore, when the honey combs are extracted all their food is expelled. This is as close as most people will ever get to a wild honey fresh from a tree.
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/natural-sweeteners-wild-honey.php

  63. Adrienne @ Whole New Mom
    April 9, 2012 | 9:10 pm

    I learned that their rebounders are made in the US and that a good rebounder’s mat doesn’t stretch when going down (being jumped on). I have a rebounder so I need to go check it out :).

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/tools-and-equipment-exercise-equipment.php#moreinfo

  64. Nancy Hoffman
    April 9, 2012 | 9:24 pm

    I found out that they have a hot chocolate mix made with dry coconut milk. You just had hot water and you have a dairy free hot chocolate drink. Cool!
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/chocolate-products-raw-chocolate-foods/HCM1.php

  65. Carol M
    April 9, 2012 | 9:24 pm

    I learned that they had to move into a small area 20 miles closer to town to be closer to a post office and higher employees.
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/about-us.php

  66. patty
    April 9, 2012 | 9:47 pm

    Their Green Food (helpful for consuming the recommended five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables per day to maintain health) has no fillers, flowing agents, juice powders or maltodextrin. It is unadulterated, unprocessed, natural, whole foods, not concentrates, juice powders, extracts or isolates. Wonderful company… thanks so much! http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/herbs-and-spices-green-foods.php

  67. Wendy Coffman
    April 9, 2012 | 10:11 pm

    I learned that I’m avoiding Coconut sugar for no reason – the reports that it’s bad for the trees are not founded in truth! They had an excellent explanation of how and why they choose the trees to turn to sap trees instead of coconut producing trees here:
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/collection-of-coconut-sap.php

    Which is awesome because we loved coconut sugar and I stopped buying it because of what I read about how the process of collecting the sap destroys the trees and the locals suffer for it…now I’ve got a new source to get it from!

  68. Katie P
    April 9, 2012 | 10:25 pm

    I just placed a big order from WFN this morning. I sure wish I’d had the 15% off coupon then!
    I learned that I can purchase season salt and garlic salt with quality Real Salt! http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/herbs-and-spices-seasonings-spices-jars/SALTRGS8.php

  69. Gayle
    April 9, 2012 | 10:33 pm

    I already love WFN. I just bought their mayonnaise recently, and it’s awesome! I learned that they have a huge variety of soaked and dehydrated nuts. If only I had $320 I’d totally buy the 25 lbs of pecans : ) Here’s my link: http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/nuts-and-seeds-s-d-nuts-and-seeds.php

  70. R. E. Maley
    April 9, 2012 | 10:50 pm

    As a newcomer to coconut oils, I didn’t know the difference between the centrifuged and the cold-pressed. I assumed that it was a different process, but I hadn’t done any research since I hadn’t seriously looked around for a good source. Now I know — both the info and the source.

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/coconut-products-coconut-oil.php

    Thanks!

  71. Helen Vosburgh
    April 9, 2012 | 10:54 pm

    I never heard of black rice before :) Can’t wait to try it!
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/rice-and-grains-exotic-rice/BRF1.php

  72. Cathryn
    April 9, 2012 | 10:54 pm

    I had no idea that (unprocessed) palm oil was a healthy oil! My mom has always been telling me it’s poisonous because that is what her doctor insists. I also didn’t know that it is a totally different product from palm FRUIT oil. I’m intrigued now… must try it out.

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/food-oils-natural-red-palm-oil.php

  73. Tara
    April 9, 2012 | 11:02 pm

    Knew there was Himalayan and Brittany salt. But never heard of the Australian, Hawaiian or Indian salts! http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/raw-products-salt.php The Australian one is especially interesting to me. Here is what their website says: “This salt is produced naturally from the underground brines in the Murray Darling Basin. A red pigment, carotene, is secreted from the salt tolerant algae. The underground saline waters have been laying dormant for thousands of years. By utilizing these waters the environment is improved and a beautiful salt is produced.”

  74. Jamie Martin
    April 9, 2012 | 11:21 pm

    I learned that they have a store that sells their goodies only five miles from my house; can’t wait to try some.

  75. sally rawlings
    April 9, 2012 | 11:47 pm

    I learned that veggie culture starter can also be used to culture milk to make sour cream etc!! nice!!http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/culturing-products.php

  76. kathy
    April 9, 2012 | 11:53 pm

    “Our manufacturers keep the temperatures around 103° F and do not blanch the coconuts.” http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/

    I never knew that most places blanch the coconuts. So how much nutrition is lost in heating them?

  77. sa'ada
    April 10, 2012 | 1:11 am

    their lip balm looks delicious. i don’t want to put anything on our lips that we wouldn’t want to put in our mouths and WFN lip balm ingredients are all edible. not only that but all the ingredients help keep your lips healthy and smooth. there are no ingredients that are just fillers or bases. i like that they list all of the ingredients AND their properties.

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/body-and-skin-care-lip-balms/LBSVM15.php

  78. Kresha @ Nourishing Joy
    April 10, 2012 | 1:18 am

    I learned that in addition to all the fantastic food products I love from WFN, they have hoodie sweatshirts that look so comfortable that I could live in them all winter long! I was born in Minnesota but haven’t lived there for years, and the colors of the hoodies remind me of home.

    Hmm…. now I’m extra tempted to put in an order…. :-)

  79. Jane
    April 10, 2012 | 1:30 am

    I’ve been to WFN site but never noticed the Books. http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/book-store.php Too many choices!

  80. Theresa
    April 10, 2012 | 5:01 am

    I learned the origin of ambrosia… and found a great snack to keep on hand! (nursing takes a lot out of you…)

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/snack-foods-healthy-addictions/CABar2.php

  81. sherri
    April 10, 2012 | 5:58 am

    I did not understand the benefit of Raw Cocoa Powder ..I never thought of how it is processed before http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/chocolate-products-raw-cacao/CACAOP5.php

  82. Melissa Pratt
    April 10, 2012 | 8:04 am

    I discovered that Wilderness Family offer rennet tablets that contain no animal products and “the activity and stability of these tablets with respect to temperature is superior to the activity of animal rennet tablets.” Sweet!

  83. Bob Jones
    April 10, 2012 | 8:34 am

    I never knew about Vegetable Glycerin as an alternative sweetner – I’m wondering how this would work out in some chocolate chip cookies?
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/natural-sweeteners-vegetable-glycerine.php

  84. Stephanie Rakic
    April 10, 2012 | 8:37 am

    I had never heard of Muscovado Sugar. It is awesome to find another sugar alternative that is Kosher, Organic and unrefined!
    Putting my order for the sample. (BTW, also LOVE that they have smaple sizes so we can try with a huge commitment)

  85. JulieAnn
    April 10, 2012 | 9:19 am

    Being a “newbie” to this way of clean eating I have found entirely too many new treasures and love that Wilderness Family Naturals does so much research into the products they provide. It is nice to learn and feed my body properly. Who knew about coconut flour…count me in for some new recipes at home! http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/coconut-products-coconut-flour.php

  86. Danielle
    April 10, 2012 | 9:20 am

    My treasure: spices retain their vivid colors when dried. I always thought they were faded, or maybe I always had “old” spices lol!

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/herbs-and-spices-herbs-a-z.php

  87. holly may
    April 10, 2012 | 9:31 am

    I found some very useful information about coconut sugar. About a year ago I was introduced to the wonders, nay, miracles of all things coconut. And recently I had been reading articles talking about how it was damaging to the coconut product industry to produce and use coconut sugar.

    There was a great article on this website clearing up all the misinformation that is beginning to pop up about the harm that coconut sap sugar harvesting is causing. I am so grateful that I got reliable information that will allow me to keep indulging in coconut sugar without risking the well being of my other coconut product consumption!

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/collection-of-coconut-sap.php

    p.s. I love how you did this giveaway. So many other blogs just call for readers to comment or simply enter their email to win a contest. You truly are about enriching people’s knowledge and well-being. Just more proof that you are one of the best in the blogosphere :) thank you for all that you do.

  88. tropicalgal
    April 10, 2012 | 9:33 am

    I learned that with each rebounder ordered, you will receive a FREE $30 Gift Certificate from Wildnerness Family Naturals! What a deal! I love all of their products!

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/tools-and-equipment-exercise-equipment.php

  89. Carrie
    April 10, 2012 | 9:37 am

    They have amazing deodorant scents! Totally ordering this:
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/body-and-skin-care-deodorants/DESPI.php

  90. Kari
    April 10, 2012 | 9:38 am

    Wow! What a great site packed with info! I found out that they carry Wild Jungle peanuts that are grown in the Amazon River Basin. Would love to do a side by side peanut comparison with my 4 year old.

  91. Andrea
    April 10, 2012 | 9:49 am

    I did not know they had salad dressings that do not contain the standard canola or soybean oil…hooray!!
    I have only been using one brand of dressing for the last 5 years to avoid these potential GMO oils, while I do like it I am so excited to try something new!!! Here is the link http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/dressings-condiments-salad-dressings.php

  92. Lindsey
    April 10, 2012 | 10:11 am

    I learned that raw cacao has more antioxidants than blueberries, red wine, and green tea! Yay for chocolate!!! http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/chocolate-products.php

  93. Marjorie
    April 10, 2012 | 10:20 am

    I didn’t realize this:

    “Since cacao trees prefer shade, banana trees, rubber trees or coconut palms are often planted beside the cacao tree in the orchards.”
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/chocolate-products.php

  94. Audrey
    April 10, 2012 | 10:23 am

    I had used coconut sugar a few times before, but I had no idea how it was made: http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/natural-sweeteners-coconut-sugar.php

    : )

  95. nicole m
    April 10, 2012 | 10:51 am

    Well I learned a lot! Thanks. I love to eat coconut and I usually buy fresh but I didn’t know about chlorinated water being used to create the “dessicated” coconut sold in grocery stores. Also that it is then preserved in a soak of corn syrup, propylene glycol and sodium metabisulfate.

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/coconut-products-coconut-flakes-chips/S-CDUL.php

  96. Susanne
    April 10, 2012 | 11:11 am

    I didn’t know that you could use kefir cultures with fruit juices! Would the result be somthing like kombucha??? I also didn’t realize they sold kefir starter packets.

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/culturing-products.php

  97. Analyn
    April 10, 2012 | 11:31 am

    How easy is it to make cheese by just adding one of their rennet tablets to milk! Great price too:
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/fromase-rennet/RT10.php

  98. Susan H
    April 10, 2012 | 11:32 am

    I learned that their mayonnaise–which I have been so anxious to try–is based on the writings of Dr. Mary Enig, and uses a mixture of olive and sesame oils. The oil is also created by a centrifuged method!
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/dressings-condiments-mayo.php
    Really excited for the opportunity to win this giveaway! And I’ve enjoyed reading other folks’ treasures!

  99. Jen L
    April 10, 2012 | 11:46 am

    I learned that they sell empty capsules for making your own herbal supplements! Yay!

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/tools-and-equipment-supplies-and-utensils/Cap-Gel-0.php

  100. kelmo
    April 10, 2012 | 11:51 am

    I learned that there is a place to order wildcrafted bladderwrack! We used to do two week cleanses drinking soaked bladderwrack once a year but haven’t been able to find it since we moved. BTW- it looks so gross once you soak it, but doesn’t taste too bad ^.^

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/fruits-and-vegetables-green-foods-sea-plants/BL1123AH.php

  101. Ryan Burrill
    April 10, 2012 | 12:00 pm

    You mean this family rocks that uses Agave ‘nectar’ aka the HFCS of health food, in their products?

    • KristenM
      April 10, 2012 | 12:07 pm

      Absolutely! Because they don’t use the HFCS industrially produced agave nectar — they use traditionally prepared agave nectar, a sweetener that’s been around for thousands of years. Theirs is produced at very low temperatures and with a natural fermentation process rather than high temperatures with added chemicals or enzymes. Hope that helps!

      (If you’re avoiding fructose for weight loss reasons, then by all means avoid even REAL agave nectar. But, if you want a little sweetener that’s completely raw and natural, naturally fermented, and comes with the naturally occurring minerals in the plant, then a little REAL agave nectar is a nice occasional sweet treat.)

      • Hanna
        April 12, 2012 | 4:37 am

        I use real agave nectar too!
        I only feel bad about using it because it is an imported product and I try and buy local.

  102. JulieVK
    April 10, 2012 | 12:08 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway! I went straight to the sweetener page and found out that dark agave nectar is less processed than light. Great info! http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/natural-sweeteners-agave-nectar.php

  103. Darline
    April 10, 2012 | 1:14 pm

    I own a cow and will be making cheese in the near future. I didn’t know that WFN carried renet made with microbial enzymes which contain no animal products. I have been looking for alternatives for a while, but this product sounds promising. This is a great company; just going though their site is an education in itself. http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/fromase-rennet.php
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  104. barbara wise
    April 10, 2012 | 1:16 pm
  105. HollymMead
    April 10, 2012 | 2:45 pm

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/chocolate-products.php

    I learned that cacao nibs can be ground up in a coffee grinder easily to pop into smoothies. . .I’m always on the look out for new smootie ideas and ways to eat more chocolate!

  106. Lisa P.
    April 10, 2012 | 2:51 pm

    I learned that their Red Palm oil is very high in oleic acid.

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/food-oils-natural-red-palm-oil.php#moreinfo

  107. Kelly in Oregon
    April 10, 2012 | 3:42 pm

    I cannot get the 15% off coupon code to work. I tried yesterday and it said it was invalid, so I figured it wasn’t working yet. Then I tried again just now and it said it was expired. Any ideas?

  108. Zsofia
    April 10, 2012 | 6:33 pm

    I learned that mayo is a rich yellow color because each oil they use has a distinct color http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/dressings-condiments-mayo

  109. Crystal
    April 10, 2012 | 8:11 pm

    I did not know they sold herbs in bulk!

  110. Naomi
    April 10, 2012 | 9:04 pm

    I had no idea they sold so many different products, particularly fruits. What a wonderful variety of dried fruit in several different forms, even dried powder!

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/fruits-and-vegetables.php

  111. Ceejay
    April 10, 2012 | 11:20 pm

    I did not realize that it cacao pods can actually be harvested twice a year.

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/chocolate-products.php

  112. Sally
    April 11, 2012 | 6:08 am

    This is the link to the page where I found out about another way to make healthy peanut butter cups. So easy.
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/recipes/free-recipe/cookies-and-bars/nut-butter-cups/17/index.html

  113. Sarah M
    April 11, 2012 | 1:13 pm

    I learned that the coconuts for their coconut milk and coconut cream come from non-organic certified facilities in the Pacific Islands, BUT the family has visited the and inspected the operation and can attest that it is immaculate! I think that’s cool and shows how much they care!

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/coconut-products-coconut-milk.php

  114. Melanie A.
    April 11, 2012 | 2:18 pm

    I found a great treasure – WFD sells handmade bar soap made from virgin coconut oil! The soap has no added fragrances (nor essential oils) or additives and consists only of saponified virgin coconut oil, cocoa butter, mango butter, and natural shea butter. Sounds like something my sensitive, dry skin needs!
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/body-and-skin-care-soap/SOHPN5.php

  115. Dennis Kimbrough
    April 11, 2012 | 2:46 pm

    The treasure I found was learning the difference between types of juicers, and what exactly provides the difference in nutrient availability and even colour! =)

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/juicers.php
    Centrifugal Juicers: The Centrifugal juicers grate up the fruit or vegetables and use centrifugal force (that is why they spin around so fast) to fling the pulp and juice to the outside walls of the juicer where it is filtered and flows out. Centrifugal force is felt when you drive around a corner in your car too fast and everybody is pulled towards the far side. The pulp left by juice-making with a centrifugal juicer is typically moist because not all the juice is extracted.

    Masticating Juicers: The masticating juicers process and reprocess the fruit by chewing and breaking the cell walls of the vegetables and fruits. (It is called masticating when a goat or cow chews their cud.) This masticating process puts more fiber, enzymes, vitamins, and trace minerals into the juice.

    Juice made in a masticating juicer will be more full-bodied and richer in color than juice produced by centrifugal force.

  116. Michelle M
    April 11, 2012 | 2:48 pm

    I had no idea that they had recipes to go along with their products. I have a few friend that when I have introduced them to healthier products they always want recipes on how to use that particular product. I will be recommending this site and recipe link to many. http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/recipes/index.php

  117. Yuliya
    April 11, 2012 | 10:24 pm

    It was interesting to learn about the proces how the RAW olive oil is produced. I am a Big fan olive olive but had no idea that a big chunk of nutrients is gone and chemicals are added in the commercial process even if it is “cold pressed”.
    Thank you.
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/organic-products-food-oils/OOC5.php

  118. Amanda Mullins
    April 12, 2012 | 12:26 pm

    Who knew rice came in so many colors? Not me! Red, black, and purple…not too mention that there is “heirloom rice”! I just recently heard about heirloom vegetables. I guess that means the best has been preserved and not genetically modified so it’s a much healthier product!
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/rice-and-grains.php

  119. TeresaD
    April 12, 2012 | 12:38 pm

    Jasmine tea originated a thousand years ago- it’s just green tea with jasmine flowers.
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/herbs-and-spices-herbal-teas/TE6002AH.php

    But really, I’ve learned so much more reading through the website about oils- olive, coconut, etc. Esp. the stabilization of coconut oil with palm oil.

  120. saydee
    April 12, 2012 | 12:53 pm

    I avoided pal oil b/c of it’s effects on the environment, I recently learned that the Wilderness Family Naturals’ Natural Red Palm Oil comes from a company that belongs to Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, an organization that promotes sustainable agriculture and address the environmental impact of palm oil production on the world.

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/enviromental-concerns-about-palm-oil.php

  121. Aleta Davies
    April 12, 2012 | 12:54 pm

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/PERB1.php

    This is a miracle product: Organic chopped, dried sweet red bell peppers! No one else has them — not Mountain Rose Herbs, not Starwest Botanicals, not Frontier.

    Throw these into ANYTHING — meat, chicken, fish, veggies, salads, eggs — for an instant lift of taste and color and Vitamin C.

    Also, red bell peppers are among the Top 10 Most Pesticided Foods (ewg.org), so they should only be eaten organic!

    Thanks, Wilderness Family, for this glorious product!

  122. Katie
    April 12, 2012 | 12:59 pm

    I didn’t know they sold sea plants/sea vegetables.
    Thanks for sharing so excited to place an order!
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/fruits-and-vegetables-green-foods-sea-plants.php

  123. Mary Ashley
    April 12, 2012 | 1:00 pm

    I learned that sour curd cheese is called “quark”! What an awesome name!
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/culturing-products.php

  124. Chris Staudt
    April 12, 2012 | 1:01 pm

    I was fascinated by the combination in their mayonnaise of olive oil, coconut oil, and tahini (sesame)! That’s on http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/dressings-condiments-mayo.php

  125. emily
    April 12, 2012 | 1:11 pm

    i learned that there is also a “coconut sugar” what an amazing thing coconut is!! so glad we have a resource to get it to us in northern minnesota. this company is located 30 minutes from me, and i have friends all over the US that buy from them. :)
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/natural-sweeteners-coconut-sugar.php

  126. Caroline
    April 12, 2012 | 1:32 pm

    I discovered a product called Coco-Loco: “It tastes a little like chocolate fudge or chocolate icing and spreads nicely on graham crackers, fruit, etc.” YUM!!!
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/snack-foods-healthy-addictions/CSPCL10.php

  127. Berry
    April 12, 2012 | 2:01 pm

    There are so many different possibilities for tea! For instance I’d never considered alfalfa before: http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/raw-products-herbs-a/AL2101AH.php

  128. Amanda
    April 12, 2012 | 2:02 pm

    Well since I didn’t even know this family existed, I surely have a lot I could learn about them… :) But one thing that immediately got my attention is that not only do they have a super supply of herbs and spices (which always make me excited), but they are actually for great prices too! This is very good to know :)
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/herbs-and-spices-seasonings-spices-bulk.php

  129. Carmel Garcia
    April 12, 2012 | 2:04 pm

    Great organic kosher section. My Jewish friends will love this site:http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/kosher-products.php

    I will spread the word.

  130. Jocelyn K.
    April 12, 2012 | 2:06 pm

    A couple of comments have already been made about black rice, but no one has yet mentioned (which is something new to me!) the history of why it was called “Forbidden” rice — because it was only cultivated for Emperors and forbidden to the rest of its citizens. So interesting. :D

  131. Sharon H.
    April 12, 2012 | 2:28 pm
  132. Lynne
    April 12, 2012 | 2:45 pm

    Good to know they carry a pail opener. For those of us with RA this is a blessing!

  133. Farrell
    April 12, 2012 | 2:56 pm

    I learned that they make their coconut oil 48 hrs after they have been picked from the tree! Pretty good! I had know idea they made so many different products!
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/

  134. Judy M
    April 12, 2012 | 3:00 pm

    I learned that they carry the stabilizing bar for the rebounder that I could buy separately. I have the rebounder and often wish that I had that bar. http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/tools-and-equipment-exercise-equipment/RBASB.php

  135. Jack Konrath
    April 12, 2012 | 3:07 pm

    What a great web site! If westonaprice.org is the college, then windernessfamilynaturals.com is the practice! While I have always associated Kefir culture with the usual liquid milk media, I learned that the Kefir culture starter itself is actually cultivated on a dryer media consisting of milk powder and other milk components. I also highly praise Wilderness Family Naturals for listing potential allergens from the cultivation media in spite of there being no legal requirement to do so. Imagine if we could get our own USDA, FDA and FTC to label food with the actual contents… just because it’s the right thing to do! http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/culturing-products-kefir-culture-starter.php

  136. ann
    April 12, 2012 | 3:09 pm

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/nuts-and-seeds-nut-butters.php

    They have five different and wonderful organic nut butters.

  137. Jack Konrath
    April 12, 2012 | 3:43 pm

    Wilderness Family Naturals is a goldmine of information, with some tidbit of knowledge on just about every page. Where else could you learn that lactobacillus bulgaricus, the primary bacteria used in yogurt production, can’t cope with the sugars coming from soybeans and other grains???

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/set-milk/SMVF1.php

  138. Rebekah Olmstead
    April 12, 2012 | 3:43 pm

    My treassure was finding the himalayan pink crystal salt, which ranges from white to red because of the elements and iron it contains:)

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/raw-products-salt/SALTHPF1.php

  139. Jack Konrath
    April 12, 2012 | 4:43 pm

    Amazing! Wilderness Family Naturals even goes so far as to supply their latest assay of Red Palm Oil. Most vitamin companies won’t do that… even if you ask for it. Kudos to WFN for going above and beyond the call of duty!

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/natural-palm-oil-analysis.jpg

  140. Laura
    April 12, 2012 | 6:15 pm

    Hi! I just found out that they sell coconut oil in 5 gallon pails. This may not be a treasure to everyone, but my family is large and I’m always looking for less expensive premium coconut oil! Thank you!
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/centrifuge-extracted-extra-virgin-coconut-oil/COCE5.php

  141. marcy mickelson
    April 12, 2012 | 6:15 pm

    I was very excited to see the link for recipes. I’m always looking for new meal ideas. I liked the links available to the product descriptions, I didn’t like the amount of recipes available. I was hoping for more – it seems like a great start, I did notice that it has been up for over 2 years but only has three contributors.

  142. Kaitlin @ More Like Mary
    April 12, 2012 | 7:38 pm
  143. jacquie
    April 12, 2012 | 8:07 pm

    i did not know that they had nut butters made from dehyradated soaked nuts or even that there was such a thing. nor that they butters made from whole nuts rather than just pieces – silly me that was always the case …

  144. Melissa
    April 12, 2012 | 10:24 pm

    The coconut cream product http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=WFN&Product_Code=CC250
    interests me. My daughter recently went vegan and this sounds like something I could use in place of whipping cream.

  145. Lisa Marie
    April 12, 2012 | 10:31 pm

    I learned that only 9 percent of Americans get the recommended number of servings of fruits and vegetables every day http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/herbs-and-spices-green-foods.php

    Interesting! Great site, I will bookmark it and pass it along to my e-mail group as well!

  146. Leslie
    April 12, 2012 | 10:46 pm

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/fruits-and-vegetables-fruits-and-berries/FRCHTP1.php
    I had no idea you could get freeze dried cherries. This is such a cool find and would be a wonderful addition to my green smoothies to up my antioxidants. L lobe all of their powdered fruit products that I can use over the winter. Yum

  147. Kristen
    April 12, 2012 | 11:24 pm

    I did not know that Wilderness Family Naturals’ Virgin Coconut Oil was the highest in Lauric Acid, and contained 75% MCFA’s! That’s amazing – even if I don’t win I am grateful to you for introducing me to this brand.

  148. Stephanie
    April 12, 2012 | 11:30 pm

    I didn’t know that Wilderness Family Naturals had chocolate and cacao products. And I learned that cacao has more antioxidant flavonoids than red wine, green tea, and blueberries.
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/chocolate-products.php

  149. Lynnea
    April 13, 2012 | 4:13 am

    I never knew the differences in the olive oils. I had seen the types (extra virgin, virgin, extra light, etc.) but I never really knew what they meant until now! Turns out, I was using the exact opposite oil that I wanted to use, extra light, which is the most processed! I have never tried to post a link before, so I hope I am doing it correctly. Thanks! http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/food-oils-olive-oil.php

  150. Maggie
    April 13, 2012 | 8:52 am

    I learned their lids for 1 gallon buckets for coconut oil required cuts around the edge & you could buy a Pail Opener for 4.95

  151. Naomi
    April 13, 2012 | 8:55 am

    Did you know that coconut oil is good for the Thyroid?? Well it is and plus it tastes great

  152. Amy
    April 13, 2012 | 10:46 am

    I learned that rennet tablets are used to coagulate milk using microbes!! :)

  153. Nancy Raifsnider
    April 13, 2012 | 11:29 am

    I’ve learned that all of Wilderness Family Natural salves are made using virgin olive oil and beeswax as their base. They are infused slowly into the warmed oil over a period of time, creating a high quality salve. There are no chemicals used during extraction or production. Sounds like a wonderful product!

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/body-and-skin-care-herbal-salves.php

  154. Jennifer Miller
    April 13, 2012 | 12:39 pm

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/expeller-pressed-organic-coconut-oil.php The Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil is said to be free of the coconut taste and smell, which is what has made me have a hard time with using Coconut oil. I also was looking for shortening substitute, and this will do wonders for pastries and crusts.

  155. Rachel S.
    April 13, 2012 | 2:52 pm

    I had no idea people cultivate apple fiber! Now I will have to find a recipe that uses it (or create one :)

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/kosher-products-spices/AP1188AH.php

  156. Susan Ruff
    April 13, 2012 | 3:25 pm

    I learned the difference between grocery store coconut oils and unrefined varities. So eye-opening!

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/coconut-products-coconut-oil.php

  157. Terri Campbell
    April 13, 2012 | 3:57 pm

    Wow! I didn’t know that Chlorella and Spirulina are sea vegetables! I learned a bunch of stuff on the Wilderness Family site and ordered coconut butter for half the price I get it at my local health food store. I also ordered a bunch of samples of things I haven’t ever tried before. Hope I win more stuff!

  158. Terri Campbell
    April 13, 2012 | 4:02 pm
  159. samW
    April 13, 2012 | 5:24 pm

    what I learned is that their right here where I live in Minnesota – WOW!

  160. diana
    April 13, 2012 | 6:41 pm

    I was surprised to learn that there are about 40,000 varieties of rice.
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/rice-and-grains-exotic-rice/RRP1.php

  161. Becky Webb
    April 14, 2012 | 11:44 am

    She had 10 year old popcorn that she popped with their popcorn oil. The stuff looks amazing, plus it sounds like it had an amazing taste!

  162. Becky Webb
    April 14, 2012 | 11:47 am

    Ah, I forgot my link…. you can erase my last comment. Here it is… She had 10 year old popcorn that she popped with their popcorn oil. The stuff looks amazing, plus it sounds like it had an amazing taste! (Plus, it is a new product) http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/PO16.php

  163. Brenda
    April 14, 2012 | 12:32 pm

    I learned what an eye cup is. huh. It is made of glass, so I guess people can avoid plastic that way with their eye solutions.

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/tools-and-equipment-supplies-and-utensils/Eye-Cup.php

  164. Margaret
    April 14, 2012 | 12:35 pm

    I learned that none of the nuts except the cashew nut are heated or roasted. The cashew nut has to be, because the shell is so tough, but the cashew nut itself doesn’t feel the heat!

  165. Andrea
    April 14, 2012 | 1:06 pm

    They carry a soaked nut, healthier alternative to Nutella. Yum! http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/chocolate-products-raw-chocolate-foods/CN8.php

  166. Vicki DiIoia
    April 14, 2012 | 1:25 pm

    I didn’t know there are different kinds of ‘bounce’ on rebounders. Now I’m going to look into that before I get one.
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/tools-and-equipment-exercise-equipment.php

  167. Lisa
    April 14, 2012 | 3:09 pm

    I learned that their coconut oil is way cheaper and just as high quality as the oil i have been buying for years! http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/expeller-pressed-organic-coconut-oil.php
    with a 15% off coupon it makes the savings even better. i think i might buy a 5 gallon bucket, with the discount the price is borderline ridiculous! yay!

  168. Elizabeth D.
    April 14, 2012 | 5:37 pm

    I learned that you can shorten your cooking time and increase the nutrition of your rice, corn, wheat, or buckwheat by soaking it 1http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/sprouting-supplies-sprouters.php2 to 24 hours.

  169. Norma
    April 14, 2012 | 6:00 pm

    Whew…….. this was tough. I have read so much on their website it was hard to find something new. I love them!! Very good company and very good products. What I did not know was that .2% of muscovado sugar is coconut milk. Who would have thunk? I love this sugar….. very nice to bake with.
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/bulk-products-natural-sweeteners/MUSC5.php

  170. Carrie SoVery
    April 14, 2012 | 6:24 pm

    I learned that scientists have found that berries have some of the highest antioxidant levels of any fruits. Kale and spinach are the only vegetables with oxygen radical absorptive capacity (ORAC) values as high as fresh delicious berries. These tiny mouth-watering fruits contain numerous health-promoting compounds. They are some of the most powerful (and yummy) “good-for-you” foods available. We love berries in our house and I am excited to see so many freeze dried fruits and berries available! http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/fruits-and-vegetables.php

  171. kati
    April 14, 2012 | 7:54 pm

    i learned that they sell kitchen appliances! juicers, yogurt makers, sprouting accesories! i thought they only sold food! http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/tools-and-equipment-kitchen-appliances.php

  172. Indy
    April 14, 2012 | 9:36 pm

    I found out what a “Jungle peanut” is. http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/nuts-and-seeds-raw-nuts-and-seeds/NRJP4.php
    I’m wondering about the allergen comparison to ‘regular’ peanuts. They’re similar, but do they affect people with allergies the same?

  173. Andrea
    April 15, 2012 | 1:56 am

    I learned that I should have gotten into the contest earlier to avoid having to read through all these comments. Darn contest stipulations. I’m kidding. I’ve never heard of this company before and am glad to be introduced to it.

    I have recently become interested in supplementing with green foods, and learned that they have a large variety of green supplements and sea veggies.
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/fruits-and-vegetables-green-foods.php

  174. Kim Z - Cape Coral
    April 15, 2012 | 7:16 am

    I LOVE starbuck’s green tea… and now I can make my OWN! Wilderness Family makes a Green Tea powder… I can add to EVERYTHING for an Extra Umph or make a Green Ice tea jusgt like starbucks using natural ingredients YEAH

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/kosher-products-tea/TE6008AH.php

    *** and it’s Kosher! ***

  175. Lindsay Lewis
    April 15, 2012 | 11:20 am

    I had no idea there was such a thing as a “Rebounder!” When I saw it I thought, “Umm… isn’t that just a trampoline with a bar on it?”

    Nope!! It’s not a trampoline at all, and actually now I think I would like to get one at some point.

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/tools-and-equipment-exercise-equipment/RBPESF.php

  176. Dakota
    April 15, 2012 | 2:49 pm

    I learned that when I want any herbs or spices, from Kola nuts (http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/herbs-and-spices-herbs-h-k/KO2439NC.php) to powdered rosehips (http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/herbs-and-spices-herbs-r/RO1426AH.php), Wilderness Family Naturals is the place to go.
    Thanks for offering the giveaway!

  177. Mindy
    April 15, 2012 | 7:27 pm

    I LOVE WFN! They are a very good resource for people who are health-conscious. I just found out that they sell a saute oil based on the writings of Dr. Mary Enig. It has raw centrifuged olive oil, unrefined sesame seed oil, and virgin coconut oil. I’ve got to try this! http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/food-oils-saute-oil/MSO750.php

    Thank you so much for offering an awesome giveaway package!

  178. Jessica
    April 15, 2012 | 8:56 pm

    My bit if treasure is discovering this:
    “Cacao is the bean that chocolate is made from. In its raw state, it contains more antioxidant flavonoids than red wine, green tea and blueberries. Our raw cacao is high in fiber and vitamin C and a good source of iron and protein!”

    I did not know this fact about the antioxidant flavonoids being higher than red wine, green tea, and even blueberries!
    The exciting thing for me is that this company sells samples – you can try the cacao products without investing in a whole huge bag.

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/product-samples-chocolate/S-CACAOP.php

  179. Jill Swanson
    April 15, 2012 | 9:20 pm

    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/chocolate-products-raw-chocolate-foods/CBB2.php

    I learned that they carry a really good raw coco bar! I love chocolate and after seeing that their agave nectar is the real deal, this might be a great option for me! I’ve also learned a lot about WFN from reading the other comments!

  180. mariana daniel
    April 16, 2012 | 3:30 pm

    “This oil consistently rates number one every time it is taste-tested. However, our Cold-Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil now rivals it. The main difference between the two oils is taste/flavor with the Cold-Pressed Virgin Coconut oil having more of a sweet coconut flavor. Those who eat coconut oil raw or in raw treats may prefer the Cold Pressed Virgin Coconut oil. Those who use coconut oil in a variety of applications for cooking may want a milder coconut flavor and prefer the Centrifuged oil. They are both wonderfully delicious oils.”
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/centrifuge-extracted-extra-virgin-coconut-oil/COCE1Case6.php

  181. Rebecca Weiss
    April 16, 2012 | 4:02 pm

    I learned that in making the coconut spread their machine wears a cooling jacket to keep from ever heating the spread as its pulverized.
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/coconut-products-coconut-spread.php

  182. Adri Fair
    April 16, 2012 | 4:35 pm

    I learned that the wild rice is truly wild rice, not brown rice grown in paddies as the “wild rice” grown in grocery stores, but in clear lake water. It is not cultivated, but grown by nature. It has been hand-parched by Ojibwe Indians, which makes it more convenient for cooking. I have tried it before, it is wonderful and I would love to eat it more often. Great to know where I can find it.
    http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/new-products/WRCJ4Case6.php

  183. Sara A in SC
    April 16, 2012 | 9:33 pm

    I never really knew what cacao butter was – sounds so yummy – it comes from chocolate liquor, and what is left is cocoa powder – neat… http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/product/CACAOBU1.php
    thanks for the coupon too!!

  184. Andrea
    April 17, 2012 | 6:30 am

    I just learned that vegetable glycerine was a sweetener!

  185. Meredith
    April 19, 2012 | 1:30 pm

    I didn’t know you could buy mayonnaise anywhere that doesn’t contain soybean or canola oil… Awesome! I also didn’t know you could order samples of so many items… I’m off to order some ;)

  186. holly may
    April 23, 2012 | 12:44 am

    did you ever announce the winner?

    • KristenM
      April 23, 2012 | 12:56 am

      Not yet! I’ve picked the winner, but I haven’t announced in on the site yet.

  187. mary mitchell
    April 30, 2013 | 4:43 pm

    thank you for the coupon code!

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