Last week, I was fortunate enough to receive some goodies from the fine folks at Briden Wilson Farm, a family owned and operated almond farm in the north-central valley of California.
Upon delivery, I immediately opened the jar of creamy almond butter, inhaling the aroma of fresh roasted almonds. The best (& only) way to truly judge any almond butter is with a spoon straight from the jar.
Afterwards, there was more taste testing…had to make sure it was good. The things I do for my HEABers.
Hmm, not 100% sure yet. Better keep trying…
Now, for the ultimate test…
My review? This almond butter is excellent in every way. According to Tom, owner of Briden Wilson Farm, the ingredients are nothing but dry roasted premium Carmel almonds, not the leftover pieces like most large companies use. My only complaint is that the jar was not big enough to hold all my oat bran.
As far as the raw almonds go, perfectly crunchy and slightly sweet, everything a raw almond should be.
Now, I’ll be honest, I was a bit hesitant to try the Wasabi Roasted Almonds as they contained both sugar and artificial ingredients. But, because I wanted to include them in this review, I decided on a small handful:
Well, then all hell broke loose, and I was eating these babies on everything. They are the perfect combo of sweet and savory, and not too hot. HIGHLY ADDICTIVE!
Thanks again to Tom and Rebecca at Briden Wilson Farm for allowing me to review your wonderful products…but please, don’t send anymore more Wasabi almonds! 😉 Now, for the best part – Tom has graciously agreed to send one lucky HEABer their very own jar of Briden Wilson Farm’s creamy roasted almond butter. All you have to do is click here to visit the company’s website, and then list in the comments below either one of their recipes you’d like to try or a health-related almond fact. You have until midnight, tomorrow night (Tuesday, July 14 – Happy Bastille Day!), and I will announce the random winner on Wednesday. Trust me, you want to win this one!