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Foodland’s New ‘Musubi’ Reusable Eco Grocery Bag

I was in the Aina Haina Foodland Farms this past weekend doin’ some shopping, where there at the checkouts on impulse racks were these new Foodland Musubi Eco Reusable Grocery Bags. How cool is that?!!!  Way cool. Certainly one of, if not the most creative and unique eco bags custom-labeled by a retailer that I’ve seen yet.

As you see, the artist has given this whimsical, colorful and catchy illustrated bag design a blueprint theme, complete with measurement specifications and instructions on how to make the “perfect” Luncheon Meat (better known as SPAM) Musubi.

Both of the main sides of the bag have the same “FIG. 3-7 The Musubi*” design….

While on each of the two narrower folded sides of the bag, there’s other suggested local style musubi ideas. Here’s one side…

and here’s the other…

My favorite is that “low carb musubi” (no rice! lol) and the “broke da’ mouth” 6-tiered musubi. Wow! 6-slices of SPAM in one? Never seen that done before! I’ve never ever seen a double or triple-decker SPAM Musubi, let alone a “6-pack”!  I’m definitely going to make some of these, including that “manini” (super-small) musubi and blog it here later!

According to manufacturer Planet Earth Bag, here’s the official description and specifications of this Reusable Eco Grocery Bag:

Our reusable grocery bag can be custom imprinted for almost any industry event because of it’s durability and long lasting properties. Don’t use it just for groceries, this eco friendly bag can be used for carrying nearly any product and its strength tested to what 3 plastic shopping bags can carry.

•12″w x 8.5″g x 13.5″h
•Reinforced 20″ handles

Materials & Construction
•Premium non-woven polypropylene
•100% recyclable, recycle code # 5
•100% reusable, wash in cold water
and line dry
•Hemmed Opening
•Bottom stiffener insert

The price of this cool Musubi Eco GroceryBag at Foodland stores is $1.99 each Maikai member price ($2.49 non-member price).

Not surprisingly, there’s already people hawking them on eBay, where I can certainly see Hawaii expats and niche collectors who might be interested in this.

On that note, I personally have no use for this (new, unused) Foodland Musubi Eco Grocery Bag, as I already have a whole stack of reusable eco bags in my closet. So I was thinking of giving it away here to someone who’d appreciate it more by holding a contest of some sort, but I can’t think of what to do. Do you have any ideas for such a contest to win this bag? If so, please leave a comment or eMail me your suggestion! I do know one of the rules will be that entries will only be eligible if that person is currently NOT a Hawaii resident, for the simple reason that anyone living here can easily buy it themselves (Foodland has stores on all major Hawaiian islands).

What? ‘Musubi’ Reusable Eco Grocery Bag
Where did you buy it and how much did it cost? Foodland, $1.99 each Maikai member price
Big Shaka to: Very catchy, clean and whimsical illustrated design and color choices. Some clever, never heard of musubi ideas. Bag is well constructed with a non-porous, easy-to-clean exterior, along with a generous capacity to carry lots of groceries, including a gallon-size jug of milk.
No shaka to: n/a
The Tasty Island rating: 5 SPAM Musubi Eco Bags!

Related links:
Tulip vs. Treet vs. SPAM Musubi Showdown! – The Tasty Island
The Goteborg Musubi Project – The Tasty Island
Musubi Mania at Manabu’s – The Tasty Island
A Marukai Musubi Fest – The Tasty Island

56 thoughts on “Foodland’s New ‘Musubi’ Reusable Eco Grocery Bag

  • August 20, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Aloha Pomai,
    If you haven’t reached 10 people yet- I would like some bags. What’s your email address?

    Mahalo nui loa

  • August 20, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Heidi, reach me at:
    pomai (at) tastyislandhawaii (dot) com

    Debbie-chan, no worries and no rush, I’ll make room to accommodate you if need be. :-)

  • July 13, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Would like to purchase 18 bags if possible. Where can one order them?

  • October 18, 2011 at 1:42 am

    Oh I would love one or two !!! :-)

    Love, Aloha & Blessings to you from Kentucky !!!

  • November 2, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Hello, do you want to import some eco-friendly bags from China? We are a manufacturer of this field in China, covering many kinds of bags, such as: cooler bags, lunch bags, wine bags, and etc. our products are cheap and with top quality.
    Why not have a try?

    Waiting for you.

    Best regards,


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