Product: Wild Friends Foods Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter – $1.99+
You know…I didn’t think it was going to be possible.
A little while back, I blogged about an almond butter from Wild Friends Foods, known for their different flavors in nut butters (peanut butter, almond butter, sunflower butter), that I thought was the best thing I ever tasted…nut butter-wise and so forth. Little did I know…that the Vanilla Espresso Almond Butter I had raved and raved about was about to get unseated as the best nut butter in my nut butter addicted world.
No…honestly…I have this crazy addition to nut butters. I eat the hell out of them. There is no stopping me. Even when I try to leave notes to NOT snack on the nut butter…I ignore them…and…another jar gone.
Love, for me, is a jar of peanut butter (or almond butter, or cashew butter, or…you get the picture) and a spoon.
So…the other day I went to the office after my cardio session at the gym and brought breakfast with me. I had some gluten-free bagels calling for me and my roomie to devour them. So, I thawed them out the night before and packed the sample packet of Wild Friends Foods Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter to top them with. I also brought a serving for each of us from the jar of the Vanilla Espresso Almond Butter I splurged on (a jar runs $11.99…YIKES!) to top the other half of each bagel with. So…I was pretty much giving some protein back after a good workout.
Anyway…I toasted up the bagels in the toaster oven (on a dedicated plate). While they toasted, I gave the packet of Wild Friends Food Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter a good kneading, so that it would be good to squeeze and spread when the bagels were adequately toasted. That was about five minutes later. I removed the bagels and tore the corner of the sample packet of the Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter and began to squeeze it out over two halves of the bagels. I gave it a quick spread with the knife, noting the full raisins that were actually incorporated into the peanut butter itself. Awesome. I used my mana from heaven (the Vanilla Espresso Almond Butter) on the other halves and served them up.
As I settled in at my desk, I lifted the bagel half with the Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter on it and took a bite. I figured it was going to taste good. I mean…I love peanut butter. I love cinnamon. I love raisins. So…this seemed like a given. What I wasn’t expecting was just how much I was going to like this peanut butter. In fact, after taking a bite, I set that half down, took in some water, then picked up the Vanilla Espresso Almond Butter half and took a bite.
It was a given…the Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter just moved ahead in rank to the top of my favorite nut butter in my life. Seriously! That being said, I turned my attention to the half with the almond butter on it to eat first. When I returned to the half with Wild Friends Foods Cinnamon Raisin Almond Butter…I savored each bite. The peanut butter is naturally sweet, but the raisins add a bit of texture and sweetness as well. In addition, I live the hint of heat you get from the cinnamon that is incorporated. Whole raisins are actually in this spread…that’s amazing! Yes…even in the little sample pack. You will love, love, love this flavor combination. Next time I splurge on nut butter…it’s going to be for the less expensive (only $6.99 for a 16 ounce jar) Cinnamon Raisin Almond Butter.
Ingredients couldn’t be simpler. Honestly. The Wild Friends Foods Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter is made from peanuts, raisins, cinnamon, roasted peanut oil, organic agave, and sea salt. That’s it. It is made with all-natural ingredients. This peanut butter is non-GMO, non-dairy, cholesterol-free, and kosher. It contains no gluten ingredients either. YES!
Nutritionally speaking, it is comparable to all the other peanut butters out there. A serving is 2 tablespoons. This serving will provide you with 180 calories and 14 grams of fat. Much of that fat comes from the peanuts as there are no hydrogenated oils is this peanut butter at all. Color me happy. The 2 tablespoon serving will also provide you with 45 mg sodium and 4 grams of sugar. That’s really good. While agave is added to sweeten this, I always find peanut butter naturally sweet anyway. And, a serving will give you 2 grams of fiber and 7 grams of protein. Awesome!
Yep…just when I thought the nothing could top Wild Friends Foods Vanilla Espresso Almond Butter…they do it themselves. If you are a cinnamon raisin lover like me, you will fall head-over-heels in love with Wild Friends Foods Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter. I’m ready to go to the natural foods store and buy a jar right now, honestly. Then…all I’d need is a spoon…
Best. Peanut. Butter. EVER!