Bulk preserves? O' where for art thou?
March 23, 2010 7:37 PM   Subscribe

Where to buy BULK? (Online mostly)

Hello all!

I just bought 5 lb.s of peanut butter, now I need a complementary jam or jelly to go with it. I haven't been able to find ANYTHING online that is available for the public to buy. I like Smuckers 8 lb. red raspberry preserves, but you can only buy though brokers.
I would love some online resources for this kind of hard to find Bulk item. Any ideas?

Thanks everyone!.

posted by Benzle to Food & Drink (7 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I don't know about online, but you can sometimes find that kind of thing at salvage grocery stores. Just google that term and your city name.
posted by MexicanYenta at 7:51 PM on March 23, 2010

Here's raspberry jam in a big tub. I don't know anything about this place, I just wanted to let you know that the magic googleword seems to be "tub".
posted by Quietgal at 8:20 PM on March 23, 2010

I'm kind of curious, why 5 lbs of peanut butter?
posted by julie_of_the_jungle at 8:36 PM on March 23, 2010

Talk to the manager at a store - or deli - that has jelly you like. Many food distributors sell in sizes much larger than what you see on the shelf at the grocery store, and whoever does the ordering might be able to find you something (whether they'll be willing to is another question).

(Sometimes you might only be able to get more than what you're bargaining for, which is probably part of the reason it's hard to find. Poking around on one of the distributors my store orders from, it seems like the closest thing you'd be able to get from them would be a case of four 9.9 LB buckets of strawberry - or mango, passion fruit, kiwi or pineapple - jam! That's a lot of jam).
posted by bubukaba at 9:43 PM on March 23, 2010

Oh, and another keyword that might be helpful: "food service" (the category those huge tubs of jam are usually marketed to).
posted by bubukaba at 9:44 PM on March 23, 2010

Here's an Amazon listing for a 15 lbs tub.

Might also want to try a Smart and Final if you have one nearby. The sizes of some of the things they sell there is almost obscene.
posted by arishaun at 12:21 AM on March 24, 2010

You could buy a whole case of 10oz jars.

posted by Citrus at 12:08 PM on March 24, 2010

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