This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carton Smart for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
This holiday season, Tetra Pak wants to inspire people to make small, smart decisions when cooking for their families and stocking their pantries. I was sent a starter kit from the Pacific Foods to let all of you know a small way you can help the environment this holiday season. These are all great products a lot of us use in our holiday cooking.
Products included in the kit are:
• Pacific Foods Organic Pumpkin Puree
• Pacific Foods Organic Jellied Cranberry Sauce
• Pacific Foods Organic Chicken Simply Stock
Imagine how much it would help our planet and our own personal worlds if everyone made one small decision to help the world each day. As an individual, it feels small, but as a collective it adds up! Tetra Pak applauds the thousands of small acts of smartness that add up to make a big difference. Tetra Pak carton packages are designed for maximum efficiency and environmental friendliness, are one small way to live smarter.
Why Tetra Pak cartons are pantry stables for those that enjoy living smart:
• Tetra Pak® cartons are made of 70% paper, a renewable resource, from selectively harvested, re-grown trees that are FSC-certified (Forest Stewardship Council)
• Cartons use 1/3 of the packaging compared to cans…or even an egg!
• Cartons are space saving, easy to store and open. Keep your pantry neat and toss your can openers. , stackable and space saving.
• The unique packaging process preserves the flavor and nutrients of food without the use of preservatives.Product quality is exactly the way it was intended to be.
• Recycleable and in fact result in 60% less landfill waste than cans
• Cartons are re-closable so you can use what you need and save the rest for later.
You can Become Carton Smart too!
My favorite item to travel with when going to friends and families houses is my pumpkin pie. It is easy to make and travels well. And, since it is always gone with I bring it anywhere I always go ahead and make two…..one to keep at home. 🙂 I just made it this past week to take to my mother-in-laws for our Christmas celebration on Saturday.
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From small, smart recipes that use ingredients in cartons or “smart” entertaining tips that produce great tasting food with little waste how can you be #CartonSmart this holiday season?
Gale McCarron says
You’re so right to say if everybody just did one small thing to save the environment what a huge difference we could make. I love the concept and prefer packaging other than cans and plastics. What a great alternative! Thank you!
Deborah Caudill says
I am 58, but really just starting to learn to cook. I could make macaroni and cheese, open a can of green beans or something and either serve deli meat, or make a hamburger or sloppy joes for my son, but other than that, I am not much of a cook. I recently went out on disability and for the first time, I’ve been able to read these blogs on cooking, saving money and being green. I had never heard of these cartons, but they are a marvelous idea. Thanks for the review and bringing these other options to the late bloomers like me.
RANDY FULGHAM says
this would be nice to do on christmas day..thanks for sharing the recipe.!!merry christmas
rochelle haynes says
this sounds nice
gloria patterson says
interesting just may have to get involved
Richard Hicks says
Like that it is organic. I have not seen these yet in the grocery store but will be looking next trip
Lisa Kerr says
I wish their were more companies that would use cartons! I think its great and your pumpkin pie recipe looks delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe!!
nicole dz says
I like that the Cartons are space saving and that they are re-closeable. And best of all it is organic, YAY!
Chantelle Walker says
Pumpkin pie…YUM! My family are health nuts so being able to get them to eat my dessert can be tricky but organic? There’s something that just may work 🙂 thanks!!
Rebecca Wilson says
I love the packaging, definitely easier on the environment than many other containers. The recipe sounds great too. Thanks.
Amy Lovell says
this is definatly different from the pumpkin recipe I usually use, but I am def gonna give it a try
I love pumpkin pie. Carton food tastes so much better than canned.
Dandi D says
Pumpkin pie is one of my favorites! I can’t wait until fall to make it again!
Laurie Nykaza says
We love pumpkin pie and this looks great and easy to make using your recipe will have to try it this year for Thanksgiving.
denise low says
Thank you for the recipe its getting that time of year.Pumpkin pies is one of our must have.
Carol L says
Packaging is great. Easier on the enviroment. They look delicious. I haven’t noticed these before so I’ll look again when I’m food shopping.We love pumpkin so I’d love to try this.
I love pumpkin pie. I kind of got burnt out on it though. We used to have it yearly but as we age it gives us a bit of heartburn. I think I’m ready to try it again.
laura rubenstein says
I’ve never heard of Pacific before. These products look really cool and the pies look delicious!
I prefer cartons over cans. The only thing that we recycle empty cans for is as a grill grease trap. That also feeds the birds in the colder months. They seem to like the drippings.
Pumpkin pie is good. We used to have it once a year. As I get older, I find that I can’t tolerate it as well as I used to.
Amy Green says
I finally had to give up on trying to make a “homemade” version of a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. Our oven is not having it. I had to resort to buying the store bought version because of the comedy that ensues when I attempt to make a real pumpkin pie. No matter which oven setting I use or which rack: burnt crust, soggy center!
I haven’t tried this brand. I do like the container, It takes up less space.
Miles Imhoff says
Looks really tasty! The jellied cranberry sauce looks like it might be a h00t too! 😀
Melanie B says
Love pumpkin pie! Thanks for sharing
Katie Ellis says
I love pumpkin pie for the holidays. I think it’s great that this a recipe which is good for the environment. I will try this recipe.
KATE SARSFIELD says
I very rarely buy anything in cans anymore but I wish pet food manufacturers would switch as well.
KATE SARSFIELD says
I managed to find a shop that stocks pumpkin purée so I made one of these pies over the Easter weekend and I’ll definitely be making it again!
I love Pacific Foods, and I haven’t used the puree yet, but I definitely want to try it. I like to make pudding with pumpkin in the summer, and the pies in the fall and winter!
I love pumpkin pie and make it in the fall every year. I never heard of or saw Pacific Foods pumpkin puree in the store.. as it is organic I will have to try and find it..
kayla sheehan says
This will be great for the holidays!
Jerry Marquardt says
With Halloween right around the corner, this recipe looks like a winner to me. I will be trying this for the holiday in a couple months.
Olivine Eyes says
I love pumpkin pie, but not other stuff that has pumpkin flavoring in it. I never heard of this brand before. Thanks.
Sam L says
Yum! Those pies look good! I love Pumpkin pie! i am looking forward to eating more of them than I can count! LOL!
Amber Terry says
I love pumpkin so much and I’ve never made my own pumpkin pie so this is something I definitely want to try, especially now that fall is here 🙂
shannon fowler says
This looks great! Ive never actually made a whole pumpkin pie by myself. Ive helped with the filling, but the crust was always bought.This would be fun to try!