Pacific Foods and Tetra Pak, Enjoy Holiday Dining and Make a Positive Impact on the Environment!


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Carton Smart with Pacific Foods Cranberry, Stock, Pumpkin Organic

Wouldn’t it be great to not only feel good about the delicious Holiday food you are eating, but to also know that you are making a positive impact on the environment.

I was given an opportunity to do exactly that first hand, and Become Carton Smart with Pacific Foods in Tetra Pak Cartons.

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Tetra Pak cartons are made of 70% paper from re-grown trees that are FSC-certified (Forest Stewardship Council).  They use 1/3 of the packaging compared to cans, which results in 60% less landfill waste.

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Their unique packaging process preserves the flavor and nutrients of food without the use of preservatives. Plus, these cartons are space savers, easy to open, and are re-closable so the rest can be saved for later.

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I used my product to create a meal and dessert for dinner this past week. I made Chicken in Rice in the slow cooker with Pacific Foods Chicken Stock, and served Pacific Foods Cranberry Sauce as a side. Both products were easy to use, and the packages went straight into my recycle bin.

Meal made with Pacific Foods

I also made an Almond Pumpkin Bread with the Pacific Foods Organic Pumpkin Puree. It also was easy to add to my recipe, and I had more than I needed. I resealed the leftovers, and put the packaging into the refrigerator for my next batch of bread.

Carton Smart with Pacific Foods Pumpkin Bread

FYI, instead of shortening, I substituted in a 1/4 cup of Apple Sauce, and 1/4 Cup of Olive Oil (greek yogurt works as well), it turned out delicious. 

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Of course I had to add a little powered sugar to it, and I even sent some to school for my kid’s teachers to enjoy. To see the original recipe visit Pumpkin Almond Bread Recipe.

Pumpkin bread made with Pacific Foods

Have you tried Pacific Food products before? Do you want to become more Carton Smart?

To learn more about this initiative visit Become Carton Smart.  You can also Tweet @CartonSmart and Follow #CartonSmart on Pinterest.

Happy Holidays!


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  1. I love using Cartons. They are so much lighter, easier to use and seal if you don’t use everything at one time, and recyclable. There is a Tetra Pak plant in our town. :)

  2. I love using cartons too when they are on sale- but I don’t believe I’ve seen the Pacific brand at my store, but I’ll double check.
    Your Pumpkin Almond bread looks so good!

  3. I have not tried them before, and had no idea you could even get jellied cranberry or pumpkin puree in cartons!

  4. Thanks for sharing, never tried them before, but would love to use more cartons, in Germany we had a lot of Tetra pak, can’t wait to see more here, too

  5. I definitely need to make more of an effort to choose cartons when I shop. I have tried some of the Pacific Foods products and they are great!

  6. I have seen this around and have been wanting to try the Pacific Food Products.

  7. we’d like to try the cranberry sauce- that’s a family favorite

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