Newest Addition - Musubi Bag
Aloha! Please join me in welcoming the new reusable Musubi bag!
This new addition joins the ranks of Foodland’s reusable bags as possibly the cutest one yet! The idea behind the design was basically, “What makes Hawaii people happy?” The answer was clear: spam musubi, duh!
This design takes me back to the days when I sat in math class, doodling in my notebook—I-I mean, diligently taking notes in my notebook. *cough cough* The big musubi on the front and back of the bag is laid out like a diagram, with dimensions, ingredients, instructions for making it—really, anything you could want to know about making a spam musubi. It’s like a how-to guide for beginners.
Around the bag are scattered various other musubi incarnations, some well-known and some a little less than common, including the “low-carb musubi” (a piece of spam wrapped with an extra-skinny strip of nori) and the “BAMBUCHA musubi,” which is too big to fit on the bag.
Also, I LOVE the bright turquoise color. It reminds me of the ocean on a sunny day, making it perfect for summer picnics and beach days. (It’s also great for any other season here in Hawaii, since bright colors are always in season here!)
It’s so important to protect our beautiful islands, and you can help by using reusable bags when you shop. FYI, for every reusable bag you use at checkout at Foodland, you get 5¢ back! Plus, you’ll receive a stamp card that’s redeemable for a free bag of Back to Nature Nuts! Do you have any other sustainable tips to share? I’d love to hear them!
Bag Up Hunger at Foodland!
“I’m hungry.” This is an unfortunate, but all too common phrase, said by the thousands of people in Hawaii who struggle to find their next meal. According to the Hunger in America 2010 report by Feeding America, more than 14% of Hawaii’s population receives emergency food assistance. The face of Hawaii’s hungry ranges in all ages, from young to old, and across all ethnicities of our island population.
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