LIL BUCKS

Activated buckwheat seeds

Company overview

Date Established:
2018
Description:
Activated buckwheat seeds
Founder:
Founders:
Emily Griffith
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Headquarters:
Chicago, Illinois
Industry:
Food
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about

Lil Bucks offers innovative buckwheat-based snack and breakfast products that are made from the protein-packed, raw, gluten-free, vegan and paleo-friendly sprouted superfood seeds. The seeds (which are actually fruit seeds) are sprouted buckwheat groats; sprouting releases enzyme inhibitors, which allows our bodies to better absorb the amazing nutrients and antioxidants in the seeds. After the seeds are soaked, they are dehydrated to preserve their nutrients and give the Lil Bucks their crispy, delicious texture and nutty taste. Lil Bucks are available in Lil Bucks Sprouted Buckwheat Crunch (Cinnamon Vanilla and Original) -multi-serve packages of grain-free sprouted buckwheat seeds- with plans to launch a third flavor in 2022 and in 2020, the brand introduced Clusterbucks (Turmeric Lemon Myrtle and Chocolate Reishi)- adaptogenic buckwheat clusters retailing in Snacks. Featured in the New York Times and advised by Enjoy Life founder Bert Cohen, this buckwheat company is first to market and is expanding nationally in natural retail in 2021. 

founding story

While living in Australia, Chicago-native and Lil Bucks Founder, Emily Griffith, discovered the potential of the underutilized superfood, buckwheat, and shortly after started Lil Bucks with dual missions: to promote a more nutritious diet while improving soil health in North America. Lil Bucks is proud to source ingredients and work with the amazing companies behind them: DIASPORA CO. TURMERIC – Diaspora is decolonizing an outdated spice trading system, putting money, equity and power into the hands of Indian spice farmers. And in the opinion of The New York Times’, it’s the best, most potent turmeric around. AUSTRALIAN SUPERFOOD CO. LEMON MYRTLE – The Lemon Myrtle is an Australian shrub whose leaves contain the most concentrated source of antimicrobial plant citral. It smells more lemon-y than actual lemon. Lil Bucks is proud to work with the Australian Superfood Co. to source this one-of-a-kind ingredient from native Aussie plants which also support their Indigenous communities.

Bios

Emily Griffith
Founder & CEO

Emily Griffith is Founder & CEO of Lil Bucks, a high-growth CPG brand pioneering buckwheat in the USA. She has six plus years in digital marketing and web/graphic design for food, wellness and travel brands and she envisions being 'the Quaker Oats of buckwheat'.

Products

Clusterbucks- Turmeric Lemon Myrtle

Clusterbucks Adaptogenic Buckwheat Clusters - low sugar, grain-free functional snack harnessing the superfood properties of sprouted buckwheat and additional power from adaptogens.

Clusterbucks- Turmeric Lemon Myrtle

$
7.99
Description:

Clusterbucks Adaptogenic Buckwheat Clusters - low sugar, grain-free functional snack harnessing the superfood properties of sprouted buckwheat and additional power from adaptogens.

Details:
Sprouted buckwheat groats, maple syrup, coconut flakes, pumpkin seeds, flaxseed, cinnamon, Diaspora Turmeric, pure vanilla extract, Australian Superfoods Lemon Myrtle, ginger, cloves, black pepper, sea salt
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Clusterbucks- Chocolate Reishi

Lil Bucks’ adaptogenic buckwheat clusters harness the plant-based nutrients and crunch from sprouted buckwheat, with added adaptogen power to keep you feeling calm and boost your immunity. Each serving of Chocolate Reishi Clusterbucks contains 1000mg of organic red reishi mushroom, known as the “Mushroom of Immortality” in ancient Chinese medicine. 1000mg Organic Red Reishi per serving to support immune function (great for white blood cells) and reduce inflammation

Clusterbucks- Chocolate Reishi

$
8.99
Description:

Lil Bucks’ adaptogenic buckwheat clusters harness the plant-based nutrients and crunch from sprouted buckwheat, with added adaptogen power to keep you feeling calm and boost your immunity. Each serving of Chocolate Reishi Clusterbucks contains 1000mg of organic red reishi mushroom, known as the “Mushroom of Immortality” in ancient Chinese medicine. 1000mg Organic Red Reishi per serving to support immune function (great for white blood cells) and reduce inflammation

Details:
Sprouted buckwheat groats*, maple syrup*, pumpkin seeds*, cacao*, coconut chips*, flaxseed*, reishi mushroom powder*, cacao nibs*, cinnamon*, sea salt; * = organic
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Lil Bucks- Original

The O.G. Bucks. Original Lil Bucks Sprouted Buckwheat Crunch is what started it all - pure, USA-grown sprouted buckwheat seeds that are sprouted and dehydrated. They are raw, grain-free, gluten-free, paleo, and high in protein (6g), fiber (5g), magnesium (25% DV), and antioxidants. They are great for adding a crunch to sweet and savory dishes, like oatmeal, smoothies, yogurt, salad, toast and chia pudding. 

Lil Bucks- Original

$
6.99
Description:

The O.G. Bucks. Original Lil Bucks Sprouted Buckwheat Crunch is what started it all - pure, USA-grown sprouted buckwheat seeds that are sprouted and dehydrated. They are raw, grain-free, gluten-free, paleo, and high in protein (6g), fiber (5g), magnesium (25% DV), and antioxidants. They are great for adding a crunch to sweet and savory dishes, like oatmeal, smoothies, yogurt, salad, toast and chia pudding. 

Details:
Organic sprouted buckwheat seeds
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Lil Bucks- Cinnamon Vanilla

NEW PRODUCT COMING SEPTEMBER 2020: Organic-certified cinnamon-flavored sprouted buckwheat seeds, with added deliciousness from vanilla and the adaptogen lucuma. Commonly eaten as a crunchy topping on oatmeal, smoothies, yogurt, and toast, they can also be used as a superfood ingredient in protein balls and bars. These delicious super-seeds are grain-free, gluten-free, raw, paleo and are high in protein (5g), fiber (5g), antioxidants (like Rutin) and magnesium (25% DV).

Lil Bucks- Cinnamon Vanilla

$
6.99
Description:

NEW PRODUCT COMING SEPTEMBER 2020: Organic-certified cinnamon-flavored sprouted buckwheat seeds, with added deliciousness from vanilla and the adaptogen lucuma. Commonly eaten as a crunchy topping on oatmeal, smoothies, yogurt, and toast, they can also be used as a superfood ingredient in protein balls and bars. These delicious super-seeds are grain-free, gluten-free, raw, paleo and are high in protein (5g), fiber (5g), antioxidants (like Rutin) and magnesium (25% DV).

Details:
Organic sprouted buckwheat seeds, organic Grade A maple syrup, organic cacao powder, organic cinnamon, and organic maca root powder.
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retailers

Amazon
Erewhon Market
Whole Foods

press releases

Press articles

NPR / WBEZ Chicago
Food Mondays: Sprouted Buckwheat
Monica Eng interviews founder Emily Griffith in an interview on her buckwheat journey.
Forbes
Is This Aussie Favorite Your Next Superfood?
Forbes shares the founder Emily's founding story and entrepreneurial journey to date.
New York Times
Add A Sprinkle To Breakfast
The New York Times legend Florence Fabricant loves our innovative buckwheat seeds and snacks.

testimonial

I just wanted to let you know I am Lil Bucks biggest fan! Your seeds have changed my life. I have IBS and have NEVER found anything, from gluten-free oats to nuts to grain free granolas, that didn’t make me sick, until I tried Lil Bucks! Now I can enjoy "granola" again and my breakfast every day is a delight. Just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. I can't wait for more flavors!
Personal Note via Website
Lil Bucks is life-changing for IBS sufferer