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Welcome to Spent Goods – we can’t thank you enough for carrying our products.

Based on our experience, we’d love to offer the following suggestions to help position you for success.

In-store signage

We’ve found that having a little in-store card to tell customers about our food transforming project really helps our fans find our products.

We currently have 4×6” and 5×7″ that can be displayed next to our products on your shelves.

Packaging

We offer:

  • Bulk No waste – on reusable baking trays
  • Bulk Low waste – all goods in larger plastic bags; ideal if you intend to freeze
  • Individually bagged (Recyclable)
  • Individual bagged (compostable) – add $0.25 to wholesale pricing

Introducing Spent Goods to your customers

Social Media

Suggested IG posts about Spent Goods for your followers:

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Have you heard of @spentgoods beer bread? It’s a company that makes foods while focusing on reducing climate change.

Did you know that 86 percent of all food waste is generated within the food industry? And that each year, approximately 16 million kilograms of brewery grains are landfilled in Ontario?

Spent Goods finds practical, multiple uses for spent grains, prior to disposal. Now the barley is being used to make delicious baked goods. By diverting these grains, @spentgoods help to reduce food waste and the emission of greenhouse gases. How cool!

Currently, we carry their …

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Spent Goods is a Toronto-based food upcycler and transformer.

They facilitate the sourcing of spent grains from craft breweries to artisan bakeries.

What are spent grains? During the brewing process, barley is steeped in hot water to release sugar which results in spent or disposed grains. Normally these spent grains go to farms as animal feed or to landfills as waste. They are, however, too good and healthy to be wasted.

@spentgoods works to transform spent brewery grains into delicious bread. By finding a practical use for spent grains, they are feeding people locally, offsetting carbon, and creating local jobs.

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Spent Goods is showing how food ‘waste’ can be transformed into revenue, rather than filling landfills where it contributes to greenhouse gases.

By sourcing barley grains already used to make beer that would have been discarded, they’re helping to reduce resulting greenhouse gases and make delicious products.

Currently, we carry their …

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Spent Goods bread is not only tasty but also good for the planet. @spentgoods works with local craft breweries to transform their leftover barley grains—that have been used to make beer—into delicious bread.

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Spent Goods Company is not just about great bread,

  • they use previously used brewery grains to feed people
  • they reduce greenhouse gas emissions by using these grains
  • they focus on local ingredients
  • they create local jobs

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Introducing Spent Goods

They make delicious foods that help you reduce climate change

How?

They transform barley grains from local breweries into their sourdough, pretzels, and bagels.  

Their mission is to help divert some of the 16 million kg of spent grain disposed every year and use it to feed people and create local jobs instead.

Furthermore, they focus on organic whole grains and don’t use additives nor preservatives.

Sample IG posts about our products:

Pretzel Twists

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SpentGoods’ Pretzels Twists are soft, chewy, crispy and sooo tasty!

It’s the perfect savoury treat that’ll elevate your mid-day snacking.

Dip them into a cheesy dip, mustard sauce or turn into a sandwich.

However, you decide to eat them, know that they are good for the planet (as @spentgoods upcycle grains that typically are landfilled releasing greenhouse gases).

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One of @spentgoods best sellers…

Their Beer Pretzels are soft and freshly baked every day with ingredients you can actually pronounce. People are obsessed with this Bavarian Style recipe.

They are amazing when warmed up and served with a mustard dip.

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When you warm up a @spentgoods beer pretzel bagel, the scent in your kitchen is out of this world.

It’s light, airy (and, before you ask, it doesn’t taste like beer or hops).

These soft pretzel bagels are truly something special and would make an excellent breakfast/lunch idea.

Pretzel Bagels

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Spent Goods’ popular beer bagels make for epic sammies.

What makes them so special?

  • #vegan Bavarian recipe
  • ingredients primarily sourced from 100 km of where Spent Goods bake
  • made with spent barley grains that have been used to make beer
  • you’re reducing greenhouse gas emissions by eating them
  • @spentgoods do a happy dance when they see you enjoying them

Seed Crusted Sourdough

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How important is fibre in your diet?

Two slices of @spentgoods sourdough loaves contain 9% of the daily requirement of fibre, thanks to the wholegrains wheat and spent barley grains. There is strong evidence that fibre has various health benefits, including improved digestive health, a lower risk of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes

Montreal Style Bagels

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Option #1

Just as traditional Montreal-style bagels, @spentgoods bagels are freshly made, rolled by hand, and baked in a wood-fired oven.

What makes them extra special?

  • #plantbased, as the recipe doesn’t include honey or eggs
  • 20% of the dough contains upcycled spent grains that have been used to make beer!
  • contain ingredients that are easy to pronounce

Can you already smell the aroma of onion and garlic?

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Enjoy these wood oven-fired, freshly made bagels with the aroma of onion and garlic.

Spent Good’s Montreal-style bagels are plant-based: unlike traditional recipes, their recipe doesn’t include honey or eggs.

The dough is made with upcycled spent grains. What are upcycled spent grains?

These are leftover barley grains already used by breweries to make beer. By diverting these grains, @spentgoods help to reduce potential greenhouse gases and retain the high fibre and protein of barley.

Daily Toast (Multigrain)

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Spent Good’s Multigrain Loaf is the best of both worlds!

It’s so soft, light and fluffy, it’s perfect for toast and sandwiches, but also very satisfying plain or with some butter. And it is made with 2 different whole grains, slowly fermented over days to increase nutritional value, flavour, and digestibility.

Contains only ingredients you can pronounce – no additives or preservatives.

Great flavour and texture, plus the added goodness of whole grains!

White Country Sourdough

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Have you already tried @spentgoods White Country Sourdough?

It has a subtle sour taste with a hearty crumb, 35% whole grains, and a beautiful crust.

Get this everyday loaf that you will enjoy in a variety of ways: as toast, dipped in soup or hearty sandwiches!

Demi Baguette (par-baked)

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Parbaked, so now you can have freshly baked Spent Goods bread at home!

From your freezer to table in 20 mins!!

Made with no chemically treated flour, @spentgoods demi-baguette has a crispy crust and tender interior.
Not only you’re getting the crispy deliciousness of baguettes, but you are also directly helping to reduce greenhouse gases.

Burger Buns

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Burger buns! Soft and next to no crumble!

Subtly enhances the flavour of the patty of your choice!

Made in Toronto by The Spent Goods Company in partnership with Neon Commissary & Halo Brewery.

Margherita pizza

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SpentGoods combined Beer and Pizza into this pizza classic!

How?

@spentgoods use spent barley grains that have been used to make beer. These grains are kneaded into the pizza base which makes for an amazing flavour and added nutrition.

Every slice takes a bite out of climate change!

How to Deal With Baked Goods Past Best Before Date

a) In-store sampling (Spent Goods will provide x number of the product(s) at no cost)

b) Consider using any of our product(s) except the Montreal Bagels which dry out and are tough to eat (link it to open to new window) into a prepared sandwich.

Else, see our Resources for Reducing Food Waste at Your Toronto based Facility

Restaurant / grocery store looking to Reduce your own food waste? Start here