When Abby from iHerb asked me if I’d like to go on a $50 shopping spree and then offer an additional shopping spree to one of my readers, I decided to turn her down.
Just kidding :)
Of course I said “YES”… iHerb carries over 19,000 products! They’ve got herbal supplements, cosmetics and personal care items that are organic and/or cruelty-free, as well as over 1,000 natural and specialty grocery items (many of which are vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and organic). I couldn’t wait to browse their online catalog.
Once I saw the enormity of their stock, it didn’t take long for me to decide what to purchase. I’d been itching to try Shauna’s gluten free version of David Leite’s famous chocolate chip cookies, but was having trouble finding all the special gluten-free ingredients locally. I had no problem finding them at iHerb, though- they carry just about everything for the health-conscious cook.
So I ordered sorghum flour, tapioca starch, potato starch, amaranth flour, and xanthan gum specifically so I could make these cookies. I also ordered some teff flour, plus a jar of my favorite coconut oil.
The prices were excellent and shipping was free (it’s always free if you order more than $40 worth of goods). Everything came super fast (they ship your items out on the same day if you place your order before 1 pm PST). I am really impressed by this company.
And the cookies?
They’re amazing…especially right out of the oven.
I’ll definitely make them again, and now that I’ve added these ingredients to my pantry, I’ll be able to branch out a lot more in the gluten-free baking department: I’m pretty excited about that.
Now what about you? What would you order with a $50 shopping spree to iHerb? One of you is going to win and I’d love to hear what you’ll buy if you do.
So go register at iHerb and leave a comment below in order to enter the giveaway.
For a second entry, follow me on twitter and leave me a comment letting me know you did (or let me know that you are already a twitter follower). Feel free to tweet about the giveaway, too.
For a third entry, like this blog on facebook, then leave me a comment letting me know that you do (again, if you are already a “liker”, just leave a comment telling me so). And of course I’d love it if you shared the giveaway on facebook, as well.
This giveaway is only open to US residents and you must register at iHerb in order to be eligible to win. The giveaway closes next Monday (9/6/10) at midnight. I’ll select a winner using random.org and again, you’ll get $50 of products free, plus free shipping, if you win. Good luck!
ps If you don’t win (or if you just can’t wait) and you’ve never shopped with iHerb before, you can use the code GAP735 to get $5 off your first order!