Bulk Is Beautiful: The Secret Menu of WeShop

Before the semester began I took to the internet with 1 part funny joke and 1 part serious question.

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I have 320 points left over from last semester (I don’t know what is wrong with me either) and want to make the most of them. For those who don’t know, DivaCups are a menstrual cup—alternative to tampons and pads—that collects menstrual blood. It’s touted as the most sustainable way to deal with your period, cheapest, and one that will get you the most “in touch with your body.” And now you can pick one up at Weshop!

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one of many demolished tubs of almond butte

I’m no stranger to bulk orders. When I lived in a program house my sophomore year (s/o to the sprouts), we did a lot of bulk ordering. Rice, beans, peanut butter. Lots of peanut butter. 9 lbs worth of peanut butter. More than once. I even have one friend who ordered his own personal 9lb tub of almond butter. Three times. So I know that the bulk order catalogue can be a boon—especially if you eat PB & Js so often people think you never left the third grade.

Bulk ordering is often a thriftier use of your points, mainly if you order an item that you constantly re-buy in Weshop (although Bon App does charge 30% on top of whatever you order). And, you know, it keeps. I wouldn’t, for example, buy your semester’s worth of milk in one go. There are, however, a surprising number of refrigerated goods in the catalogue. And it boasts a wider variety of brands than what Bon Appetit can offer in the store; if you can’t bring yourself to eat the brands of yogurt Weshop stocks, you should check out a catalogue! The staff are all incredibly friendly and helpful—just head to the back office and ask to take a look and pick up an order form.

While I am indeed a fan of bulk, there are many items on the catalogue that I found hilarious. Bulk biscoff spread, for one. An entire section devoted to candles which are very, very, illegal by Fire Safety Code. And while it is pretty awesome that DivaCups are on the enormous list of things one can order (for $31.66 x 1.3 = 41.16 points), it is also amusing. You can order “Chickasaurus Rex Nuggets” and something called “Yo-Goat Drink” in plain or strawberry varieties. So, below in no particular order are a list of weird/awesome/surprising items one can order from the bulk catalogue. This list is by no means exhaustive—in fact, it comprises only a tiny portion of the bulk catalogue. Asterisks mean the item is on the catalogue but you cannot order it from WeShop:

PIZZA NAAN, CILANTRO & PESTO
ACAI NO SGR, 0G2, GROC PK
SOY NUGGETS
SPONGE BOB, 0G2, RTE, EDAMAM
PRETZEL DOGS, MINI, VEGAN*
FRZ KEFIR, ORIG TART & TANGY
GIBLET GRAVY (vegan…)
TOFU RIBS
CASHEW NUT MILK
CHEESE, VEGAN, NACHO
COOKIE DGH, CHC CHP, VGN, GF
MOCHI, ASSORTED
MOZZARELLA STICKS, GF
COCKTL FRANK, OG2, SPCY, UNC
HOT FLASHEX*
DEOD FOOT SPRAY
DISTILLED WATER*
LENTIL CRCKR, RSMRY HERB
POTATO SQUARES*
MEAT MARINADE, FAJITA
MASSAGE OIL, KUKUI NUT
NETI POT, CERAMIC
COD LIVER OIL, STRAWBERRY
COLON CLEANSE, REGULAR

  • Psyched about tofu ribs

    Wait where do I find this bulk catalog

    • helpful

      they have a bunch in the back offices in WesHop

  • Xue Sun

    This is incredible.