Welcome to Artisana Nut Butter Week
About a month ago, the following items miraculously appeared on my doorstep. What? For me?? But I didn’t order anything… I haven’t even talked to anyone from Premier Organics in months! Perhaps it just so happens they’re aware of the fact that I’m the company’s #1 fan.
It’s true: When you google “Artisana coconut butter” my blog url comes up first, only after the company’s own. That’s how much I blab about it! So even Google knows I’m their #1 fan! In any case, it felt like winning the coconut butter lottery (they really oughta have one of those).
I opened the package and my eyes almost popped out. I’m thinking Raw Macaroons for all!
The box just showed up, completely unannounced.
Coconut butter lottery, I tell ya. Coconut butter lottery!
I’m so excited to use these little packets for all of my Coconut Butter recipes. Can you guess the flavor about which I was most excited?
OMG now their coconut butter comes in squeeze packs??? Squeeeeeeee (ze)!
*Calms down (but not really)*
Now the only conundrum is deciding which of my Coconut Butter recipes to use first. Oh heck, who needs a recipe? I’ll just eat it straight outta the tube!
Or, I might just have to make another raw Carrot Cake, for an excuse to ice something! Chocolate-covered is so last year. Anywhoos, I am so grateful to the Artisana Company for this amazing surprise package. Obviously, I loved the coconut butter. But just as exciting were all the other nut butters, including Cashini, Walnut, Macadamia, and Pecan butter. So, tomorrow, I’ll move on to highlighting these other flavors. If I must. More nut butter reviews coming your way!
Nut Butter Week Schedule:
- Tomorrow: Other flavors, and what I did with the Cashini butter
- Wednesday: Raw “Sneaky Veggie” Cheesecake!
- Thursday: A quick giveaway and maybe another recipe
- Friday or Saturday: the mega giveaway, and more chocolate-covered nut-buttered “meals of the day”
Let’s talk $$$
I wanted to say a few words about the steep price tag, because people often ask: “Katie, how can you rationalize shelling out $10 for these nut butters?” My answer is that, sure, something like a Big Mac only costs a buck. But do you know how much triple bypass surgery costs? I can guarantee it’s more than a jar of nut butter! Besides, you consume a Big Mac (or a candy bar, etc) in a single sitting. With Artisana coconut butter, a little goes a loooong way; even I wouldn’t eat the whole jar at once. And I save money in other areas of my life. I don’t buy designer handbags, I paint my own nails, and I rarely go to the movies or out to dinner (i.e. no dropping $80 on one steak dinner). So, in the end, it all evens out.
What items in your life do you splurge on? When do you save?
If you’ve tasted Artisana coconut butter, you might agree with me that it’s totally worth the price. I’d brush my teeth with that stuff if I could. Heck, I’d even marry it. Is it legal to do that yet in California?? 😉