When Keeley and I first started making our crazy peanut butter concoctions (as many people used to refer to them in college), we quickly realized there were no other products like it in the peanut butter aisle.
As healthy, active people, we cared a lot about the food that we ate and were always reading labels and ingredient lists. We realized that for people like us, who loved peanut butter but didn't want loads of sugar, excess oils and preservatives, there weren't really any options beyond crunchy or creamy.
Not to say we both don't love crunchy and creamy PB, but after eating plain for our entire lives, we decided our peanut butter needed a little more magic.
So that's where cinnamon, dark chocolate, raisins, coffee, coconut etc. came into play.
As our company has grown over the past few years, one things remains exactly the same. Our commitment to using the absolute best ingredients we can get our hands on. Creating quality nut butters with a supreme taste has been our goal from day one and we think we have accomplished that because our products are the perfect balance of indulgence and nutrition.
To this day, we both live very healthy lifestyles and fuel our bodies with wholesome, nutritious foods. But like any other normal human being, we need a little variety and yes...chocolate! So that's where our variety of flavors come into play!
We think our nut butters are a perfect compliment to a well balanced diet as they are full of quality ingredients that you can feel good about eating.
Below are some of the ingredients we use -- with helpful nutritional information.
Almonds: Rich in fiber, protein, healthy fats, potassium, calcium, iron and antioxidants, almonds are said to have the most nutrients out of any other nut! These perfectly sweet and savory nuts are a healthy addition to any diet, as they help to regulate cholesterol and blood pressure, improve brain function, boost energy levels, control weight and prevent cancer.
Dark Chocolate: We are committed to using only dairy free, unsweetened dark chocolate. Dairy-free dark chocolate allows those with dairy intolerances the freedom to enjoy our nut butters as well as creating a richer flavor overall.
Cinnamon: Prized for its bold aromatic flavor and versatility in both cooking and medicinal purpose, cinnamon is one of the oldest spices known to man. Cinnamon has unique healing abilities that are rooted in three essential oils found in the bark. These oils are highly nutritious and contain anti-inflammatory properties while helping to regulate blood sugar levels, boost brain function, improve colon health, and prevent heart disease.
Coconut: It is rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and is a very good source of healthy saturated fat. Unlike other sources of saturated fat, coconut is a medium chain saturated fat, meaning our bodies utilize it more efficiently as it converts into energy rather than stored fat. Coconut is found to lower cholesterol and protect against heart disease while also improving digestion, reducing inflammation and increasing metabolic rate.
Coffee: Coffee is highly prized for its distinctive characteristics such as flavor, caffeine content, acidity and body, which reflect the growing region. Coffee is not only beneficial as an energy booster, it can also provide surprisingly positive health benefits. The coffee bean is filled with anti-cancer properties and antioxidants that are thought to protect against common cancers, it can lower blood sugar, fight type 2 diabetes, and even regulate high blood pressure.
Clover Honey: Honey is known as a miracle food for many reasons! Number one - it never goes bad. Number two - it is the only food eaten by man that is produced by insects. Number three - honey is the only food that is known to contain all substances necessary to sustain life: enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and water. That being said, not all honey is created equally. Today, there are many commercially produced honeys that are overly treated and filtered with improper balances in sugar and water. This industrial processing causes honey to lose its incredible health benefits. High quality minimally processed honey, like we use in our peanut butter, keeps all the nutrition! Honey is a natural energy booster, and its antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties boost immunity and improve digestion.
Peanuts: Peanuts are rich in many nutrients, providing over 30 essential nutrients and phytonutrients, including niacin, folate, fiber, magnesium and vitamin E. Peanuts are naturally rich in antioxidants, free of trans-fat and sodium, and they contain about 25% more protein then any other nut!
Vanilla Bean: We use vanilla in the form of powder, which is produced by grinding whole dried vanilla beans into a powdery substance. Vanilla adds rich flavor and nutrients to any food. It contains B vitamins that help in enzyme creation, nervous system function, and body metabolism regulation. It also contains minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium and iron. So much power inside that little pod!
Sesame Seeds: Sesame seeds are rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acid oleic acid, which lowers LDL ("bad cholesterol") and increases HDL ("good cholesterol") in the blood. Sesame seeds are also rich in protein and several essential vitamins and minerals such as B-vitamins, calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc.