Nick

Kara

9.27.2009

NUTTZO



I saw Nuttzo on one of my favorite new blogs - Heather eats Almond Butter. As most of you know, Natalie eats almond butter too! It's a big problem actually.

First thing that I noticed - the jar is upside down to promote the natural oils to mix in. I don't know about you, but when I am not eating my own nut butters, there is always a chunky hard mix at the bottom. This is a great idea for the container.

WHAT IS IT?
Nuttzo is a nut butter that contains seeds as well! It is a complete protein, which means it includes all of the necessary amino acids for muscle growth. You'll see flax seeds in every scoop or lick. It includes Valencia peanuts, cashews, brazil nuts, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, and almonds. A jar of this yummy stuff contains a multitude of vitamins and minerals - in just one serving you are getting 50% of your omega 3's.


THE COMPANY
Owner Danielle loved peanut butter growing up. As she grew up as a fitness and nutrition guru, she started loving all nut and seed butters. She adopted 2 malnourished boys and really focused on making nutritious delicious foods - enter Nuttzo! Nuttzo is a supporter of Project Left Behind as well, which benefits nutrition for orphans around the world.



THE PRODUCT
A jar retails for around $12.50. You can get 2 jars for $22 online. Yes, it is expensive, however, I'm finding if I want to eat well, and eat organic, it is pricey. From the company website, it is less than $1 a serving - there are 14 servings in each jar. The company is based in CA. Go to the website to find out if you can find it in a store near you. If not, order online!

MY THOUGHTS
Nuttzo is a great mix of all of those things that are good for you one big scoop. It is delicious right out of the jar, on crackers, on bread, or in your morning porridge (currently bulgur for me).
It definitely has a different flavor than plain old peanut butter, but peanuts and flaxseeds shine through the most out of the ingredients. The crunch that comes in every bite makes me think there is toffee or something really delicious hiding in there - it is from the flaxseeds. First I was thinking why not grind the flaxseeds but I really like the crunchy aspect! It is pricey but it is much more than peanut butter!





7 comments:

  1. $12.50 for one jar?! Craziness...

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  2. You sure do love your almond/nut/peanut butter! I love it!!!! :) :)

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  3. Thanks for the swim workout! I did a modified version this morning since i only had 45 minutes. Those 10- 50s were intense but felt really good! I usually swim alone.

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  4. I was gonna say that it sounds worth trying, but then when you listed the price, I nearly had heart failure. That's expensive!

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  5. I just tried this recently, too and looooved it. But it's so pricey!! And since I can't control myself, I might not buy it too often.

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  6. I love Nuttzo. Good stuff, huh? The owner of the company told me the nut butter contains both ground and whole flax seeds, and the big crunch factor comes from the hazelnut chunks. I'm so sad my jar is almost gone.

    Thanks for the shout-out! :)
    P.S. Nicholas is Adorable!

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