We are both vegan. We also live in the way out country in Korea. For the first few weeks we lived on rice, tofu, and vegetables and that was okay. In fact it was delicious and not far off from how we ate back home. But I am a picky eater and I like to maintain a certain level of not only variety but nutrition in my diet. I got bored and hungry and concerned about things like protein and whatever else.

Then along comes

My Mom recommended this site to me. Before I left Oregon actually. I was whining to her about how I wouldn’t be able to get my brand of toothpaste or favorite essential oils while in Korea. (can you tell who is writing this yet?) She told me that she used this site regularly because she also lives in the boonies and it’s cheaper for her to order it online than to drive to the nearest health food store.

So we ordered from this site. Twice. It was like Christmas. So many goodies and things we hadn’t seen for weeks.

This was our latest haul. We keep it under 16lbs for shipping costs.


all the goods yum! yum!


this was a “trial” since it is a new item. 54oz for $15. whoa awesome!


this was free! each purchase with iherb gets to choose from a list of free items.

Sean took photos as I impatiently waited to start soaking some chickpeas. Can’t wait to mash em up into hummus. Or throw some into a soup. Variety is where it’s at. And nutrition too.

If you’re interested in iherb I highly recommend it. As I mentioned in the captions there are fantastic deals to be had. Whenever they get new products they put them “on trial” so you get things for 50% off or more. They also have weekly 20% off specials on various brands. And there are free items. It’s usually things under $3-$4, but sometimes they have books or something really great. They also sent us that tote for free and this was only our second time ordering. After visiting international groceries in Seoul, I can say for sure this site is cheaper and has way better deals.

Best part for us though, hands down, has to be the $4 shipping to Korea! What! So great.

Your first purchase at iherb is $5-$10 off, and they give fantastic discounts, including for orders over $60 and on multiple purchases. The link we shared goes to our page where there is a promo code for the discount.

iherb is steadily becoming like a grocery store to us. Are there any other great sites out there for purchasing internationally? Let us know!


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