Tetra Pak Carton Smart Giveaway

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carton Smart. All opinions are 100% mine.

Are you Carton Smart? You can Be Carton Smart by buying food sold in cartons from Tetra Pak. These cartons are a better way to buy and store your favorite food items that you use every day. These fun little cartons take less space in your cupboard, are better for the environment and are easy to open. That last fact really came in handy for me, because my can opener is broken, but I could still make my (nearly) famous pumpkin pie using the Pacific Foods organic Pumpkin Puree that Tetra Pak sent to me.

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They also sent me the organic Chicken Stock and organic Jellied Cranberry Sauce, but they will have to wait for another day.

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My recipe is pretty much the one you find on the Pacific carton, with a few changes:

  • use 2 eggs instead of 3 for a heavier texture
  • 2 tsp cinnamon instead of 1
  • 1/2 tsp ginger instead of 1/4
  • 1/8 tsp cloves instead of 1/4. Cloves are great but can be overpowering.

The real key is in the cooking time. I bake my pumpkin pie for 15 minutes at 425 and then reduce to 350 for about 2 hours. If the crust isn’t burned, then the pie is fine. A knife should come out completely clean. It’s a long wait but it’s worth it.

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The Freebie Blogger is giving away 2 cartons of delicious organic soup from Pacific Foods to one lucky reader! To be entered just leave a comment on this post about how you plan to be CartonSmart. I will pick the winner at random on the morning of January 7th, 2014. Must be 18 to enter, continental U.S. only. Need a hint? Check out this infographic:

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  1. Belinda says

    In the last six months I have started buying vegetable broth in the cartons. I’m going to be carton smart and start using them for all my “canned” goods. Next on my list to try are the tomatoes in the cartons. :)

  2. susan holland says

    I’m going to save loves to room in the food panty with these stackable boxes. The soup sounds great!

  3. Kara kudro says

    Will recycle by making into reusable blocks for the kids, can cover them in paper and have the kids decorate and stack them!

  4. Fujiko Duke says

    I’m going to buy chicken stock in cartoons instead of cans since paper is a renewable resource. Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway!

  5. Georgia says

    No more metal taste. I purchase food in cartons as much as possible, but there isn’t much of a selection. Easy to recycle, easy to use.

  6. Tanya Hughes says

    I hope all companies will try to make more products using less packaging. I try to be a good steward of what God has given me, but even with recyclying, it never ceases to amaze me how much actual trash I end up with. When I’m opening products, I see ways to reduce the packaging, but it seems some companies are more interested in marketing. Thank you for doing this!

  7. Laurie says

    I buy stock/broth in cartons because it tastes better and is easier to transport home, store, open, and recycle than broth and stock in cans.

  8. Diane says

    I love these cartons and buy broth and stock in them. I like the stackability and the no-metal flavor they give the products..

  9. mandy tillette says

    I use cartons already. They store well in the fridge and do not leave a metallic aftertaste.

  10. says

    I like the idea of soup/food in cartons. I’ve never tried this brand of soup, but other brands I have tried taste different in a carton compared to soup in cans. I would love to try this brand of soup!

  11. Amber says

    Carton is def the way to go! My husbands a vegan and this is out favorite brand to buy! Love the vegetable broths and the convenience of stacking in the pantry! Totally taste better then any canned soup!

  12. deborah b. says

    i’m glad to learn in more detail about why the cartons are better than cans. i’m going to keep that in mind when shopping and deciding between products. will seek out cartons rather than cans whenever possible!

  13. Tara says

    We would love to try the soups in a carton because we do not support companies who make the soups in cans (unsafe & we don’t like the metal taste either). We feel so much better about companies who are making a major effort to not only save our environment (love that it’s mostly paper), but also protect us as humans (love ‘no preservatives’). We love it when products automatically make organizing easier by using stackable cartons too! Sooooo excited!!!

  14. Pamela j says

    I like to buy milk in cartons- the kind that is shelf stable- I always have it on hand when I need it for cooking.

  15. Lynne says

    Carton soup are better. After opening easier to store in the refrigerator. Better for the environment.