>Ok. So I had been buying Spectrum organic, unrefined, raw coconut oil. And it’s great; really, especially for baking. But I never understood why raw desserts called for coconut oil because, well..it melts so quickly and it’s so…oily. The flavor is nice but…I don’t do well with overly oily foods and once I used up my last jar; I wasn’t going to buy anymore.
BUT, After reading Miss Bianca over at Vegan Crunk (um I think we might be soul sisters. I love her blog name. it’s the best!!), and seeing Katie, at Chocolate-Covered Katie talk about Artisana Coconut Butter; I wanted to check this product out at Whole Paycheck. I figured Coconut Butter was a fancy way of saying Coconut Oil; and had that been the case; I wouldn’t have purchased this product.
IT IS NOT COCONUT OIL! It’s more like Butter. It’s whole coconut; so it has some oil in it; but it’s nothing like coconut oil. It’s thicker. It’s completely opaque. It’s not greasy and it doesn’t melt in my kitchen like coconut oil does some times. It doesn’t taste the same either. It’s amazing…it is actually LESS coconutty than coconut oil in my opinion. It’s more solid than liquid; it’s pretty spreadable and it is…amazing.
Since I loved Artisana’s coconut butter so much; I’m telling you; it’s worth spending the $13.99 a jar that it costs. Trust me. I loved this so much that I went right back to Whole Foods (thank the lord for the husband’s employee discount) and tried to find the rest of Artisana’s products..like Cashini and Cocoa Bliss and Macadamia Nut butter. Believe me when I say I almost cried to discover that I’d dealt with Green Hills traffic for nothing. My Whole Foods doesn’t carry any of the other Artisana line. I asked them to start but I know that specialty products like that need to sell for the store to be able to carry them. I seriously hate shopping online-except at Cosmo’s in ATL because they’re vegan owned and it’s the closest access I have to a vegan owned business. If they carried artisana products I’d buy them there for sure. Anyways; I emailed Artisana to ask them if they can point me in a different direction than Whole Foods for their products in the Middle Tennessee area. We’ll see what they say.
In the mean time…go get you some Coconut Butter. It’s incredible and you will adore it; and possibly end up with a new addiction!