What is Bulk Food?
Bulk food refers to products bought in large quantities and transmitted to smaller packages for individual purchase.
As opposed to most products in the grocery store, bulk foods are not “packaged to sell” with marketing gimmicks and fancy graphics. Instead, you’ll find bulk products packaged in clear plastic with the product inside distinctly visible. In other words, “the package doesn’t lie” – what you see is what you get. Because these manufacturers don’t invest heavily in their packaging or marketing campaigns, their products can often be purchased at a significant value – which can then be passed on to the customer.
Before the modern era, ingredients bought in bulk and broken down into smaller quantities was the way most people bought their food.