Justin's organic nut butters and peanut butter cups. Happily found at Whole Foods and a special little treat it is. My husband is the shopper in my household. I give him the list, and he forages all of one block away to Whole Foods and he likes to pick up little nick knacks for me. This time he brought back these peanut butter cups.
A Colorado based company that's an environmentally sound, organic, and green company that makes nut butters, chocolate nut spreads, and peanut butter chocolate cups. They work on squeezable packs for environmentally safe packaging and for easy transport while hiking or bike riding.
We at Justin's Nut Butter hereby decree that all of our nut butters will be made in small batches to preserve premium quality standards and our fresh taste.
We will only use the highest quality natural and organic ingredients that are sustainably harvested and found as locally as possible.
We will be mindful with all of our business practices by working toward reducing our environmental footprint on the natural environment. We will remain excellent community and global citizens and will only do business with those who pledge to do the same.
We will continue to produce and promote fresh nut butters that will always be simple, delicious and nutritious.
Consumer packaged goods are tough on the environment. Period. Everything, from sourcing raw materials to manufacturing and distributing final products, has an environmental consequence. I like to think of our business as a part of an ecosystem with every decision and action interdependent and connected to the rest of the world.
We are on a journey towards sustainability. The 14er we are currently climbing is sourcing Sustainable Squeeze Pack Film. Right now, the technology does not exist for a fully sustainable film. Our goal is to source at least 33% renewable squeeze pack film by April 2012.
They even discuss on their website the carbon footprints their products make.
Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Ingredients: Organic Milk Chocolate (Organic Evaporated Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter*, Organic Whole Milk Powder, Organic Chocolate Liquor*, Organic Soy Lecithin, Organic Vanilla), Organic Peanut Butter (Organic Dry Roasted Peanuts, Organic Palm Fruit Oil), Organic Evaporated Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Vanilla Flavor, Sea Salt.
Nice shiny surface and big roasted peanut aroma. I have no information about the chocolate they use, but it has a nice aroma. Not as full or fruity as the dark chocolate though. But that's usually the case with milk chocolate.
It's nice and salty. Really full tasting and sweet but a good balance with the salt. The peanut butter was a little dry though and a little texturally rough with large peanut particles. As much as I love organic and green companies, natural is always better for you, when it comes to peanut butter, I don't like the natual stuff as much. Either they are too runny, greasy, oily, or to dry. Flavor wise this is a really good peanut butter cup. And It's not that big of a deal about the grittiness of the peanut butter, but I do wish it was smoother and creamier. But the best part about this cup is that nothing about it tastes artificial. Not even the milk chocolate tastes overly processed. So again, despite it's texture, the taste is incredibly good.
**This product is Kosher, Gluten-Free, works with the Rainforest Alliance, and uses sustainable palm oil from Brazil.
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Ingredients: Organic Dark Chocolate (Organic Evaporated Cane Sugar, Organic Chocolate Liquor*, Organic Cocoa Butter*, Organic Soy Lecithin, Organic Vanilla), Organic Peanut Butter (Organic Dry Roasted Peanuts, Organic Palm Fruit Oil), Organic Evaporated Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Vanilla Flavor, Sea Salt.
A little bit of a fruity aroma from the chocolate with rich robust roasted peanuts. Again, I am not sure what kind of chocolate they use, but it carries a good aroma. It almost tasted like cookie dough at first. Same balance with the milk chocolate but a lot more rich with the chocolate. Good and rich bitter dark chocolate with a good sweet, sugary balance. But a nice balance with the salty peanut butter.
Really good peanut butter cup! It's nice and rich. The peanut butter has the same issues as the milk chocolate cups, with a dry and gritty texture, but again the flavor is really good. Nice lingering chocolate notes from the dark chocolate that I didn't expect. Usually the focus with products like this isn't quality chocolate. This was surprisingly good.
**This product is Kosher, Gluten-Free, works with the Rainforest Alliance, uses sustainable Palm Oil from Brazil, vegan, and dairy free.
This is a nice organic alternative to Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. An ethical and conscious company that makes a damn fine and tasty product. If there was just some way to make that peanut butter a bit more silky and creamier, they'd be on top of the world.