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Monday, August 29, 2011

Artisana Nut Butters *Review and #Giveaway*

I am a lover of healthy, natural and delicious foods. At Artisana, that is exactly what you will find. 

Artisana- The Art of Healthy Food (from the Artisana website)

Creating unique, delicious, healthy, gourmet food is a work of passion for us, blending together nuts and seeds like the vibrant colors of an artist's palette. Handmade with care, our organic live foods are crafted using a special low heat process that always preserves the life-essential fatty acids, proteins, vitamins, and enzymes. Artisana: Raw life-energy from Sun to Plant to Body.

I was sent a variety of Artisana products to review. One 8oz glass container of Organic Cacoa Bliss, one 8oz glass container of Organic Coconut Butter and 10 of their squeeze packs in all of their flavors. (one is not pictured because I got into it before taking the picture)

I instantly fell in love with their products once I tried the Pecan Butter with Cashews! I cut a "V" shape out of my banana, going from one side to the other, and filled it with the Pecan Butter. I then sliced the banana in bite sized pieces and served it just like that. YUM!!
It was absolutely delish..a wonderful chunky texture! So much better than our typical peanut butter and banana. SOOO Much Better!! My husband, my 2 year old and I really enjoyed this snack.
I used the Cacao Bliss(raw chocolate coconut butter) for "frosting" on some sugar cookies. It converted a sugar cookie into a chocolate coconut cookie! It was incredible! You really only need a tad bit to enjoy the flavor of the Cacao Bliss. A little goes a long way with flavor...tastes like coconut with a touch of chocolate. Which was the opposite of what I was expecting. We heated it, in the jar, to make it spreadable.(it does state on the jar, it is solid at room temperature)
We also spread the Cacao Bliss onto a piece of whole wheat bread. Healthy and yummy!
Although it was superb, I think we will add some bananas next time to calm down the flavor. It's pretty intense!
I found myself getting creative with the squeeze packs. I made a Cashini Butter and jelly sandwich. A lot different from the regular PB& J. The Cashini Butter has such a rich flavor! This one was very creamy and did not have chunks.
My favorite nut is Macadamia. Since I love them so much, I decided to eat that one straight out of the packet. There are also cashews in this one. I was not disappointed at all! It's amazing what Artisana has packed into those little pouches. So much flavor and so fresh!
Artisana Products
  • Do not need to be refrigerated
  • Are peanut, gluten and dairy free
  • Have no extra ingredients(no sugar,salt, or preservatives)
  • Are 100% certified organic nuts, seeds and coconut meat
  • Are absolutely healthy and delicious!!!
To find out more about Artisana products, please visit the Artisana website.
Artisana is also on twitter and facebook.
Would I recommend Artisana Products to my friends and family? ABSOLUTELY!
To Purchase
Visit one of the many Artisana Retailers.
Prices vary from $12-$15 for the 8oz jars and no more than $2 for the squeeze packs(which is great if you would like to sample before buying the full sized jar) 

To Win
 Artisana has offered ONE lucky winner an 8oz jar(winners choice) and an assortment of on-the-go squeeze packs! Awesome, huh?

To enter:
Simply use the Rafflecopter form below. Giveaway is opened to US only!

**Disclosure~ The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.


  1. I would love to try the CACAO BLISS.

  2. Anyone agree that the walnut butter sounds delicious?

  3. Macadamia cashew looks great!


  4. I'd love to try the Cashew butter!

  5. I'd definitely like to try the cashew butter.

  6. I would ike to try the Almond butter :)

  7. hey, thanks for following & entering my giveaway for 100 postcards! I look forward to reading more on your blog. Take care! Robin