YES! It’s so misleading that “wheat” is in the word “buckwheat” – buckwheat groats (seeds) are technically fruit seeds.

We’re working on getting gluten free and organic certifications in 2020 when we hopefully have more cash for it. We already have all the documents for organic, kosher and gluten free for our ingredients, and we primarily produce in a certified gluten-free facility.

No! You can eat them raw out of the bag as Lil Bucks have already been sprouted and dehydrated so you can enjoy the crunch and absorb all the magic nutrients!

No! We actually dehydrate the buckwheat at a low temp (105-110F) instead of roasting to preserve as much of the antioxidants as possible and retain that nice crunchy texture.

Right now we primarily buy our buckwheat groats (seeds) from a company in Virginia. Their buckwheat crops originate from an organic farm in China (unlike many “Made in China” negative connotations, this actually isn’t a bad thing! The Chinese farm is family-owned).

However our goal is to start buying from U.S.-based farms once we can afford large-enough batches (think – truckload of buckwheat groats) as this will majorly reduce ours and the Virginia company’s carbon footprint, and support better soil health on U.S. farms (buckwheat brings a ton of nitrogen back into the soil and is an amazing rotating crop). 

All SKUs of Lil Bucks are dairy free and vegan. We use maple syrup as the binding ingredient instead of honey so we don’t even use any animal by-products.

None of our products contain GMOs! A goal for 2020 is getting Certified Organic, and Organic by nature means that the product is certified GMO-free. All the ingredients we use are already Certified Organic, we just need the $$ to afford that certification ourselves!


Check out the Our Story page to learn about this brand inspired by my time living in Sydney, Australia 😍

Lil Bucks are made by hand in one of these two places: a certified commercial kitchen in Chicago (starting a food brand or just curious? message me to learn which one), or in a comanufacturing facility in Brooklyn, NY (they have a food dehydrator the size of a room – it’s a dream come true). The facility in Brooklyn is certified kosher and gluten-free, so once we can afford getting those certifications, this facility will be perfect! Just can’t afford those certifications yet 😇

Not yet! But we just launched an affiliate program in March of 2019, email hola@lovelilbucks.com if interested! That’s a great way to get involved for now, or message any more ideas.


Yes! If you don’t have a subscription yet it’s easiest to create your subscription through the website so you have an account. Then you can manage your subscription through the website, email, or you can literally DM me on Instagram @lovelilbucks to change or update your subscription. You’ll receive emails when it’s time for your subscription to renew so you’ll be aware of when you’re charged and when more Lil B’s are coming!!

Any questions or concerns, just shoot me a message and I’ll take care of you! I’m so stoked to launch this program and with free shipping and a bit of a discount, it’s a win-win for all Lil Bucks fans 💙

Cancel your subscription or skip orders whenever! You’ll get email reminders when we start preparing for your next subscription fulfillment, so you can just reply to the email and say “hey I only need one bag of the cacao this month” or “hey can we skip this month” or “hey can you send these two weeks later instead as I’ll be out of town” or “hey here’s a pic of my puppy”. ALL VALID

Yes of course! Just email me or DM @lovelilbucks and we’ll get your order to you ASAP rather than waiting for your next cycle.

Nah dude! You are messaging with Emily the founder of Lil Bucks 🤩