Thursday, August 4, 2011

(Closed) Artisana Review and Giveaway Ends 8/17


I love natural, pure foods and enjoy trying brands I've never heard of. Artisana is a line of organic nut and seed butters from Premier Organics and has certainly delighted my tastebuds!

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.

-Artisana's Website

Artisana is committed to creating 100% organic, unique, high quality, raw and pure nut and seed butters. With minimal processing, no added sugar or salt, no GMO's, or anything artificial, I was sold before I even tasted anything. The result is a delicious line of all-natural, organic products that are packed full of essential fatty-acids, vitamins, and minerals.
I was sent 8 oz. glass jars of Artisana's Organic Raw Almond Butter, and Organic Raw Cacao Bliss, and 10 of their Squeeze Packs in each of their flavors.

I am so impressed with everything I received! I had so much fun trying each one, and really enjoyed tasting the raw, pure flavors. Trust me, you won't miss the sugar and other additives found in other nut butters! You'll find high quality, raw ingredients in each one. Artisana Products are...

Organic
All-Natural
Raw
Vegan
GMO-Free
Gluten-Free
Peanut-Free
Dairy-Free
Cholesterol-Free

Although anyone can enjoy these all-natural nut and seed butters, Artisana products are a fabulous alternative for families with special diet restrictions or allergies to gluten or peanuts. Because no refrigeration is necessary, these won't take up extra space in your fridge either!
The Squeeze Packs are 1.19oz and are great for sampling a flavor before committing to a full jar, and are also great for a quick snack at work or school. The creamy yet slightly chunky texture of some of these nut butters were just so rich and flavorful, and so FRESH. They tasted like they were just made seconds before! I really enjoyed the Chashini Butter (raw cashews and raw sesame seeds), Almond Butter, and Cacao Bliss the most, although I really enjoyed each one for it's distinct flavor.
I want to highlight the Organic Raw Cacao Bliss for all you chocolate lovers out there. Cacao Bliss is a spreadable raw chocolate coconut butter, and is absolutely DELICIOUS! Now, I don't think it's for everyone (it's certainly a unique flavor), but it satisfies my chocoholic cravings and leaves me wanting more every time I eat it. My hubby thinks it's hilarious to watch me indulge in Cacao Bliss apparently...I like it a lot! It's main flavor is not just chocolate though, it's actually mostly coconut. The combination creates a fascinating flavor I've never even come close to experiencing before.  It's rich, creamy texture is perfect, and it's cacao is naturally rich in flavonoids that have great health benefits.

The coconut oil definitely gives Cacao Bliss a very interesting texture. It actually tends to "dry up" just a little on top after spreading on bread (it would be great on top of homemade chocolate cookies!) and requires stirring between use due to oil separation. I've enjoyed this on whole wheat and naan breads, and even in yogurt. I prefer a plain base with Cacao Bliss so I can really taste the flavor, but by the spoonful is almost too strong. It's FABULOUS! 

Artisana suggests trying Cacao Bliss (and other varieties) on fruit, bread, cakes, cookies, crepes (YUM!), energy bars, and in smoothies too!

Price: The 8 oz. jars range from around $12-15 depending on the variety and retailer mark-up. Squeeze packs can be found for around $1.49 each. 

The Verdict:
Each flavor is delicious, fresh and so good for you. Artisana is a brand I will certainly buy in the future! I absolutely LOVE the Cacao Bliss - Artisana makes you feel good about your choice to indulge in a little chocolate too! Natural nutrition at it's best!

Buy It!
Check out the various online retailers that sell Artisana!
(I know you can buy some products at health food stores, but these are not currently listed on their site!)

Win It!
One winner will receive an 8oz jar of Coconut Butter and 10 - 1.19oz Squeeze Packs (one of each flavor)!

How to Enter:
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Thanks for entering and good luck!

40 comments:

Gina said...

Would love to try the ORGANIC RAW TAHINI BUTTER

cupcake mama said...

Almond Butter all the way!
Sounds delish!
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maxfate said...

I'd like to try the Walnut Butter!

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cjabdelnour said...

Cocoa Bliss for me! Cheryl cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

cjabdelnour said...

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Domestic Diva said...

I'd like to try the coconut butter.

Yum!

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steffie said...

i would love to try the ORGANIC RAW CACAO BLISS

Shantel said...

I would love to try the Almond butter, yumm!!

sheliamoore2 said...

Not Fair, too many to choose from!! Walnut butter would prob be my first pick!!

Christine said...

I would love to try the Cacao Bliss.

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Karen said...

I'd like to try the Cashew Blend!

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Juana said...

I would love to try the Cacao Bliss

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Anonymous said...

I really would love to try: Artisana Coconut Butter.
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Sarah Hull said...

I would love to try the Organic Raw Walnut Butter!

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Lynda said...

I would love to try the Cacao Bliss, sounds yummy!
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movesnmunchies said...

i would love to try umm ALL OF THEM! PWEEZ!

Brittney said...

i would like to try their tahini!
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Rebecca Shockley said...

Pecan Butter
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The Green House said...

I would LOVE to try the ORGANIC RAW ALMOND BUTTER. Sounds so yummy!

LorettaLynn said...

I have never tried it before, but it sounds good:) And im sure my kids would love it too.
Thank you for the giveaway!
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Kris said...

I want to try the walnut butter.

Karen K said...

Would love to try the cacao bliss

maryf said...

i have never had almond butter so i would like to try that first

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Sherry said...

I would love to try the ORGANIC RAW ALMOND BUTTER.

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Carrie Phelps said...

I would love to try the walnut butter.
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Suz said...

Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I would love to try the Cacao Bliss.

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cyndi said...

I would like to try the Tahini Butter! they all sound yummy!

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Dana B. said...

I'd love to try their Macadamia-Cashew Butter.
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bloggymommy said...

Oooo...cocoa bliss sounds lovely!

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racheldee said...

i wanna try the coconut butter sooo bad!

-rachel

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Retro ReDesign said...

I want to try the Organic Raw Pecan Butter :)
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PurpleLarkspur said...

I would like to try the Chashini Butter

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lisa said...

Cocoa Bliss

ewatrmln said...

I would love to try the Organic, Raw, Almond Butter! Mmmmmmmm...

Elena said...

I would love to try the Organic Raw Macadamia-Cashew Butter.
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Raven In A Blue Room said...

I love the ORGANIC RAW ALMOND BUTTER

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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Amy V said...

i'd love try their cashew butter

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amanda said...

The walbut butter sounds good!
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