I jumped on the nut butter band wagon after starting to read blogs about a year ago. I’m not a huge fan of the original almond butter, my favorite is probably homemade sun butter. If you haven’t tried it…you’re crazy!
Fancy nut butters also tend to be pretty pricey! That’s why I was super excited when Artisana sent me some free goodies to try! I’ve seen their stuff around the blog world but could never find it in stores so I was dying to try it.
The first one I tried was the Pecan Butter. The great thing about Artisana is everything is all natural, raw and organic. There isn’t any added sugar in the pecan nut butter and many of their other raw organic nut butters. For me this is a plus because most of the almond butter and even sun butter you see in stores even if it is organic has added “evaporated cane sugar” or some other sugar in disguise. The pecan butter was a winner! So decadent and sweet all by itself.
They also sent me 5 of the their new nut butter ‘super foods’. These were quite interesting. It’s basically cashew butter mixed with a little something extra in the form of nutrients, antioxidants and vitamins.
They were cool to try but some had a weird taste- especially the blue algae and marine phytoplankton! I could handle the goji berry and milk thistle as well as the berry antioxidant.
I went ahead and purchased one of their products, the walnut and cashew butter. O.M.G. This is so simply deliciously good. It has a rich, walnut taste and crunchy texture. Perfect for dipping veggies or on toast in the morning. Or eaten straight out of the jar using a finger as utensil. That’s cool too.
Just watch your serving sizes on this deliciousness because it has 200 cals per 2 tbsp. Similar to any nut butter. Although a tablespoon with veggies has some staying power.
Head on over to the Artisana webpage if you want to check out more of their goodies. Definitely high quality products without nasty additives!
I still want to try their coconut butter!
What nut butter products do you love?