Update: Amazon has very dynamic pricing, so the Amazon pricing info in this post might not be current. If you’re looking for the best deal you should check their current prices. Update 2: AZ Chia has raised their prices by ~$1/lb (table updated below). They still might be the best deal.
In my previous post on chia seeds I mentioned that the cheap source I bought from on Amazon is no longer available. I’ve been searching periodically and haven’t turned up anything that’s nearly as good of a deal. The best prices on Amazon I’m finding now are ~$12/lb, or $11/lb if you buy 3 lbs. I decided to branch out my search and turned up a direct seller that has some deals if you buy in bulk. The seller is AZ Chia, and it was started by a retired professor who is a chia seed evangelist. Their price per pound is cheaper the more you buy, but their pricing is a little confusing because the shipping cost also increases as you buy more. I pulled their prices and made a quick chart to calculate the cost of various amounts per pound, including shipping. They sell chia in 1.5 pound bags. Here’s the chart for whole black chia seeds:
You’ll have to decide for yourself where your sweet spot is. Remember that these have a shelf life of at least 2 years, and likely 5 years, especially if kept cool (e.g. at the back of your fridge). If you find a cheaper source, please let me know.
Side note: I noticed recently that Trader Joe’s has started stocking 5 oz bags of chia seeds. Their prices are significantly higher than the ones mentioned here, but if you’ve never had chia seeds and want to try them out before stocking up on multiple pounds, it may be worth picking up a bag.