I picked this up after hearing Gary Taubes rave about it on his podcast last summer with Jimmy Moore. It took me a while to try it (I detest flaked coconut), but once I did I was hooked! Like Taubes, I mostly eat it directly out of the jar with a spoon. I'm very happy that Whole Foods carries it ... if only it was inexpensive, it'd be the perfect food ;).
BTW, what's also very cool is that you can get this in individual two-oz packets, perfect for travel.
I just bought some after reading this and O.M.G....heaven in a jar! It was quite costly, around $9. I've seen some internet postings about people making their own with either coconut powder found at Indian markets, or by using dried unsweetened coconut shreds. Throw it in a food processor or a Vitamix and let it blend until creamy and smooth. I'm hooked already and I'll definitely try making my own to save money.
I just love Artisana's coconut butter. It's much better (IMHO) than Tropical Tradition's coconut cream (they're the same product, ingredient-wise). Artisana's is smoother and sweeter than Tropical Tradition's product. I like to melt it and add unsweetened cocoa or cinnamon powder. I don't mind that it's only slightly sweet. You could add a bit of stevia if you have a sweet tooth. When I bake a yam or sweet potato, I put Artisana on instead of butter. Add cinnamon powder and it turns it into a dessert. I buy it from Amazon. I hear the price is better at Whole Foods but there's no Whole Foods in my town. Yum!
The reason for the seemingly high price is because Artsisana's products are really sourced from the highest quality producers around the world and packaged in California. Alot of their products are uncooked, raw and preservative free. Totally unprocessed at all. So there is probably alot of work involved I would think IMHO... right? Im a raw foodie, and I love their stuff... Its amazing. Alot of their stuff is Whole Foods or cheaper online even with shipping. I get mine from a shop called covitality.com, I guess they are as good as any other :)
I haven't tried it, but I had just bought their coconut oil the other day! Is this just as good? I was actually going to come on here and ask about this brand... the other coconut oil I bought (the first ever in my life) was like meh. It was NOW brand. I'm sure it was good and all... but it took some coaxing to remind to to have it. But with this Artisana brand coconut oil, all I know is that I tasted it plain, and omg it tasted good!! The other kind was like wax, sort of. But with this, I want to keep eating it! Plain!
This makes me happy. :)
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