That is the only way I can explain these. The flavor is soooo indulgently good! And it’s so brilliantly complex! It’s like culinary art. And what’s more impressive is every single ingredient is a freaking superfood. They even have lemon myrtle which besides its amazing flavor, is (going on memory) quite high in limonene which is obviously a compound found in lemons, but I believe it’s this compound that is responsible for the DNA repair that lemons promote. So like with all her stuff, they’re not only delicious snacks, they’re beautifying medicines! As real food should be. It’s so incredible. As a total health freak who loves the science on this stuff, I just have to stress that cause people need to realize. You can find a plethora of data on like all her ingredients as to why it’s amazing. Take the clove… one of the HIGHEST antioxidant foods, a pinch will add a massive spike in antioxidants. Take pumpkin seeds… among the many benefits, they’re shown to very relevantly prevent hair loss! (especially in males). I could go on and on. (And of course buckwheat, a superfood for the heart AND skin.) So eat them and count the ways in which they’re serving your health. No really, it’s fun.
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Emily is a genius.
One of the best ones!
My two six year old daughters love this one. I pack a couple clusters each day for their school lunch as a sweet crunchy treat. My only suggestion is hoping these get around to being carried at Kroger at some point in the future.
Fan for YEARS!
I've been a Lil Bucks fan for years, but Clusterbucks take my obsession to a whole new level. They are truly the perfect snack. Hearty, slightly sweet & interesting flavor combos that make me feel fulfilled & guilt-free when that 3pm snack attack hits. The snack packs are ideal to have around the house during the holiday season when I need a little crunch & don't want to reach for (another) piece of candy or holiday cookie. Will be buying on repeat - highly recommend!!
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You guys have nailed down each and every flavor, but the matcha cookie might be my current favorite. It doesn't even make it as a topping on smoothies or oatmeal because I eat it by the handful. I love them all so much, though, that my favorite changes pretty much every time I open a new bag! I'm forever amazed by how the clusters with such simple, high quality ingredients can taste SO good. Lilbucks will forever be my go-to brand, not only because of the products' quality but also how kind the team is! Cannot say enough good things!
Frequently Asked Questions
The real question is, why isn’t the entire United States sprinkling crunchy buckwheat goodness on their brekky every morning? Shouldn’t the buckwheat flower be our national flower or something? What is our national flower? Anyways, here’s the deal: sprouted buckwheat seeds add this addictive crunch you really won’t find anywhere else—not from baked granolas or any kind of nut. We love crunch, so this is important. Beyond the crunch, let’s talk HEALTH: “superfood” doesn’t have an official definition, but buckwheat defines it. It’s a gluten-free, grain-free FRUIT SEED (yup) that’s high in plant-based protein, fiber, antioxidants (some studies say 10x more than quinoa), magnesium and more. Learn about all the buckwheat benefits here, and why we process buckwheat the way we do to make Lil Bucks.
TL;DR: We are obsessed with buckwheat because it’s amazing for humans and the planet, it’s versatile and it tastes amazing.
We hear you - the word “buckwheat” is confusing because it actually does not contain any wheat at all! It’s a grain-free FRUIT SEED more closely related to rhubarb and strawberries than actual wheat.
Fun fact - the word is thought to have come from the Dutch word boecweite, AKA “beech wheat". The triangular buckwheat seeds reminded the Dutch of the larger but also triangular beech nuts from the beech tree, and then the use for these seeds is similar to a grain so wheat came into play. We decided to name our company Lil Bucks to drop the wheat from buckwheat and just call ‘em bucks! And they’re cute ‘lil seeds, so hence “Lil”. 😉
Yup! Technically buckwheat seeds are fruit seeds coming from a flowering plant. They are gluten-free and grain-free, and thus make a great substitute for grains for those following a paleo or mostly grain-free diet. We are careful to only source other paleo ingredients when formulating our products to make this a great option for paleo and gluten free eaters!
Glad you asked! Read up on our regenerative agriculture mission here, but real quick: buckwheat is a wonderful cover crop for organic farmers, bringing nutrients back into the soil for future crops, making those more nutritious. Our soil desperately needs this. Our goal is to elevate demand for buckwheat in the U.S. so we can get more organic farmers to include buckwheat in their crop rotations. Right now our buckwheat comes from farms around Minnesota and North Dakota, and starting in March 2022 we’ll be making products from our exclusive partnership with amazing regenerative organic farmer A Frame Farm in Minnesota. We are proud to be the first buckwheat brand in the U.S. that is committed to using sustainably grown American buckwheat.
We’ve been on a JOURNEY to find compostable pouches that still protect the integrity of the product, and we’re still on that journey, so for now we still need to use plastic pouches (read up on that saga here). So in the meantime, we partnered with RePurpose Global to become #PlasticNeutral certified. We commit to removing 47 plastic bags from the environment for every bag of Lil Bucks we sell. It’s awesome—you can even become plastic neutral yourself by taking their quiz here.
Once you place your order, it’ll process within 1 business day. From there we’ll ship it out and send you your tracking number once it’s out the door. Give your tracking number 24 hours to update once you receive it, and then wait patiently to buck up your meals–they’ll be changed forever!