Nut Butter Crazy!!

13 Apr

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Walnut Butter

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?

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13 Responses to “Nut Butter Crazy!!”

  1. Alex @ therunwithin April 13, 2013 at 9:44 am #

    I have only tried their fruity little packets but I am dying to try their coconut butter.

    • Andrea @Pencils and Pancakes April 13, 2013 at 9:47 am #

      I know! I secretly wished that they would send me some :(. I actually became interested in receiving samples after reading your blog post on it!!

      • Alex @ therunwithin April 13, 2013 at 9:53 am #

        Woo that’s what I like to hear! I wish they sent some too….

  2. ahealthyhappyhome April 13, 2013 at 11:59 am #

    All their nut butters are delicious but their coconut butter is OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!! Just bought me a jar at Whole Foods the other day 🙂

  3. Courtney April 13, 2013 at 12:57 pm #

    Oooooh that almond and cashew butter looks incredible!!

  4. cookingfortheotherhalf April 13, 2013 at 4:55 pm #

    Those all look so good! I love almond butter, and am partial to the Justin’s brand…

  5. Jan @ Sprouts n Squats April 13, 2013 at 5:45 pm #

    That pecan nut butter sounds amazing! I’ve looked here in Australia for sun butter but so far have not been able to find it.

    • Andrea @Pencils and Pancakes April 13, 2013 at 7:16 pm #

      You can make your own it’s SO easy. I have never tried store bought sun butter actually I always make my own. Just google ‘homemade sunbutter’

  6. Brittany April 14, 2013 at 11:34 am #

    Thier cashew butter changed my life!! SO GOOOOOOODD!! So is the coconut butter, you must find some and try it!

  7. di @ life of di. April 14, 2013 at 12:57 pm #

    I will have to try some of these! I have been on a Justin’s Almond Butter kick for the past few months – can’t get enough of it!

  8. Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen April 15, 2013 at 10:26 am #

    Pecan butter sounds really good! My favorite nut butter is peanut butter but I’ll take them all!

  9. Sarah @ Feeeding the Brain and Body April 16, 2013 at 9:00 pm #

    I am tried several Artisana products, but never those crazy flavours like Blue Algae! They seem really interesting!

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