I've used a number of brands of almond butter, both raw and roasted. All, except for Artisana, are inconsistent in freshness. In fact, my experience has been that most of the time the other almond butters are rancid. I'm not crazy-fussy, but rancid is just not acceptable. I did a little online research and discovered the reason why this is the case. Most companies use the leftover broken pieces of almonds to process the product and almonds just don't stay fresh once broken. Artisana apparently uses fresh whole almonds, assuring that the product is truly fresh before jarring. That's why it's on the expensive side, but it's worth it. Not only is it healthier to eat raw nuts and seeds, it's imperative that they're fresh. Nothing's more unhealthy than rancid fat!
Posted by iHerb Customer on February 16 2011 | Verified Purchase
Posted by iHerb Customer on July 6 2015 | Verified Purchase
Bought four tubs already. Best snack before bed. Very nutty and natural. Yummy and nutritious.
Posted by iHerb Customer on January 18 2015 | Verified Purchase
Exactly what I was looking for! No excessive oil separation
Posted by iHerb Customer on June 17 2014 | Verified Purchase
Expensive but well worth it. I bought another less expensive brand when I finished my first jar of Artisana and I can't wait to finish it to get into this second one I bought. The taste is well worth the price.
Posted by iHerb Customer on March 18 2014 | Verified Purchase
If you like almond butter, this is a great choice. I will keep getting it.
Posted by iHerb Customer on February 17 2014 | Verified Purchase
Really tasty I just can't stop myself from eating it from the jar !!!
Posted by iHerb Customer on January 2 2014 | Verified Purchase
While most other brands of almomd butter use roasted almonds, Artisana offers a semi-liquid made with raw almonds. The word "raw" translates "not modified or chemically broken down by intense heat." Simply stated, "roasted" means nutritionally barren. Thank-you, Artisana, for a delicious snack food (fifth meal) that contributes to our health. We'll be buying more.
Posted by ladyflipover on October 7 2013 | Verified Purchase
I did not use it personally.
Posted by iHerb Customer on September 26 2013 | Verified Purchase
I recently decided to live healthier, and went vegan, sugarfree and glutenfree all in one go. I've never felt better, but I am a total sweet tooth and decided I needed to master the art of being a chocolatier to make this no sugar thing work. I use this almond butter and sweeten with agave nectar and a few drops of stevia toffee, put into molds, and then cover with my own chocolate that I make with cacao butter, cacao powder, vanilla bean powder and agave nectar. These are by far the best chocolates I have had in my entire life, and there's not one unhealthy ingredient in them! I prefer this almond butter to the creamy one because it just gives my chocolates that great texture. Only negative thing is I run out so quickly with this tiny jar!
Posted by OssieA on August 12 2013 | Verified Purchase
Scrummy! I have a desert spoon of this a morning. Artisana produces the best products. Try the coconut butter if you like the taste of coconut - it's even more scrummier than the almond butter :)