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 LantauMama on Jun 10, 2013 | Verified Purchase
Yes, it is expensive, but almonds are expensive. Very good, great in sandwiches, raw food balls or just off the spoon...
Posted by karandachic on Mar 06, 2013 | Verified Purchase
I loved this almond butter.. It was fresh, oily goodness full of almond flavour.. I had to stop myself from devouring the whole container at once. Still ran out pretty fast. Recommend to all if you are looking for a healthy alternative to your regular fats
Posted by Healingbyrosie on Jan 18, 2013 | Verified Purchase
I love this product! I was staying away from nuts for digestion issues (candida) and also because I couldn't find a good quality raw butter close by. I'm so happy I bought this as it is such a nice treat to pull out every now and then. I dip carrots in and also smear it on apple slices.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Sep 19, 2011 | Verified Purchase
I never thought i would prefer a raw butter to a cooked one but this almond butter is great. Much nicer than an organic almond butter made from roasted almonds. I use this product on my essene bread to try and stick with the raw 80/20 theme. My mums jam is the 20 :)
Posted by iHerb Customer on Aug 03, 2011 | Verified Purchase
I add a coconut crystal and sea salt as a subsitute for peanut butter. It taste good!
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jun 11, 2011 | Verified Purchase
Great flavor and texture. Not a lot of stirring involved, which I really appreciate.
Posted by iHerb Customer on May 30, 2011 | Verified Purchase
This is the best thing that ever happened to almonds. Can't reorder fast enough. Dear iherb, please keep it in stock.
Posted by iHerb Customer on May 06, 2011 | Verified Purchase
Outstanding service. Quick shipping! Great price! Will use again soon. THANKS!
Posted by iHerb Customer on Apr 21, 2011 | Verified Purchase
I just love this stuff. I had to hold myself back from downing the whole jar in one sitting. I add it to smoothies, have it with veggies and fruit, on bread, alone, on chocolate, it's just tasty.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Mar 17, 2011 | Verified Purchase
After years of trying different almond butters, I am excited that Artisana is available at Iherb! Excellent taste and texture, not to mention being ORGANIC!