About Artisana from Premier Organics
Premier Organics… the makers of Artisana, is a small organic food company trying to make a big difference. We make and create living and organic butters and spreads with the most careful attention to detail and quality. Our goals and ideas are much bigger than just organic food. We are devoted to sustainable living and through our community we support the organic and living foods movement, the Earth and her forests. We try to buy our foods as close to the farmer as possible. In many cases we are able to buy straight from the organic farmers. It' s a choice. It' s how we operate. It is how we live our lives.
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.
When we first got back to the States after living in Uruguay for a year, one thing I couldn’t wait to get my hands on was coconut oil. I went to the local health food store to pick some up, and they were out of the typical raw coconut oil I buy, so I picked up another jar that said it was raw and organic—the brand was Artisana.
I got home and realized it wasn’t coconut oil, it was coconut butter. I had never bought coconut butter before, so I hopped online to read about it. I was very happy with what I discovered. It’s the whole flesh of the coconut (not just oil) that is ground until it’s creamy. It’s a whole food that’s full of essential amino acids, fiber, manganese and other vitamins and minerals.
You can use it as a spread, in smoothies, energy bars, sauces and salad dressings. I like to just eat it straight from the jar! It’s a tasty, healthy treat. Even Zoë loves eating it by the spoonful.
After falling in love with Artisana Coconut Butter, I contacted Premier Organics to see if they could send me a sampling of their other products to review. I received a wide variety of their products, including full size jars of Coconut Oil (my favorite cooking oil), Macadamia Butter (yum!) and Cacao Bliss (good, healthy chocolate alternative that can also be used as frosting), as well as squeeze packs of all of their nut butters.
Here’s a list of everything I got to try:
- Artisana Organic Raw Almond Butter
- Artisana Organic Raw Cashew Butter
- Artisana Organic Raw Cashini Butter
- Artisana Organic Raw Coconut Butter
- Artisana Organic Raw Macadamia Cashew Butter
- Artisana Organic Raw Pecan Butter
- Artisana Organic Raw Tahini
- Artisana Organic Raw Walnut Butter
- Cacao Bliss
- Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil
Their entire portfolio of coconut and nut butters is delicious! I highly recommend trying them all. I had never tasted macadamia butter before and it’s delicious (macadamias are one of my favorite nuts).
The squeeze packs make a great, healthy snack on the go. Zoë loves to eat it directly out of the packs with a spoon (in fact, she’s eating a packet of coconut butter as I type—she saw the jar and begged me for some!). I’m so happy that she loves healthy treats like this!
If you’re looking for a healthy snack and a great cooking oil from a company with a conscience, check out Artisana Organic Raw Coconut and Nut Butters. Some of them can be purchased from Amazon.com, or find another online retailer here.
Premier Organics sent me so many squeeze packs that I’d like to give one Happy Mothering reader a chance to win a sampling of them.
Mandatory Entry: To enter, visit the Premier Organics website and leave a comment below telling me which product(s) you’d most like to try.
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This contest will run through Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be chosen the following day at random.org and announced on Happy Mothering. US entries only.
Happy Mothering was not compensated for this review or giveaway. The company did provide us with a sample for the review and giveaway, but this did not influence our opinion of the company or the product.