CONGRATS TO MATT S!Fine...I'll admit to it. I'm a picky eater. Just ask my husband, I'm sure you'll get a sigh and a gaze up to the ceiling. One of the things I'm picky about are nuts. The kind you eat, not the kind you pass on the street. I don't like most of them...I know, I'm crazy. I hate finding them in breads, cakes, cookies, ice cream...they do not belong there!
My one exception, almonds. I ♥ almonds. Love them. I eat them by themselves, I put sliced almonds in salad, I enjoy them in cereal, I love them covered in chocolate and I add them to meals as a finishing touch because they provide an awesome crunch.
Did you know that almonds represent one of the richest natural protein sources of any nut? An ounce of almonds have an equivalent amount of protein to a large egg. They have no cholesterol, and little to no sodium. The nuts don’t only stave of hunger but are also are a good source of fiber and contain other key nutrients, including calcium, riboflavin, niacin and the antioxidant alpha-topographer vitamin E.
When Whole Fusion contacted me & asked to review their new almond butter, I jumped at the chance! I was sent a jar of their Heated Almond Fusion & a jar of their Mild Almond Fusion.
Our Heated Almond Fusion is great for when you want just a little burst of flavor to tease your taste buds and chase away the winter blues. We love it mixed into a spicy hummus dip, on fresh veggies, along side of cheese or just scooped out of the jar and into our mouths.
Mild Almond Fusion – This creamy spread has a mild red pepper kick, gentle enough for most palates with a perfect blend of garlic and other savory flavors. It’s a perfect accompaniment to any food. Serve with an assortment of fruit or raw vegetables like; apple slices, banana chips, strawberries, cucumber slices, celery, carrots. Almond Fusion is also a tasty accessory with crackers, pita chips, bread sticks, crostini, hummus and any mild cheeses. For meals, the Almond Fusion is a flavorsome complement with chicken, fish, pork, beef or simply toss in to pasta.
I was intrigued by this spread! I had originally thought it was like a peanut butter but with almonds! Oh no, this is much, much more! It's good for your teeth. I KNOW! Dr. Nammy, the inventor of Almond Fusion, creates it with xylitol, a plant-based sweetener that helps prevent cavities!
Dr. Nammy also believes in the power of spice added to foods, read up on how each spice added to Almond Fusion is great for you!
I tried both and LOVE them! I wasn't sure how I would feel about spicy almond butter so I was a little hesitant to try them. My first go around I toasted an english muffin and put the Mild Almond Fusion on one side and the Heated Almond Fusion on the other side.
The butter has more texture than I'm use to with standard peanut butter, you can see the spices in each butter as you slather it on your food. I make my peanut butter & jelly sandwiches with a thick layer of peanut butter, this go around I covered the muffin but didn't layer it on that I usually do.
I tried the Mild first. There was a slight kick there but like the description says, it's gentle enough for most palates. You taste something "extra" but it's not enough to send your running for a glass of milk. Then I tried the Heated Almond Fusion. More of a spice kick for sure, I did drink milk with this side but I didn't mind it. I thought both would be fantastic in a Pad Thai dish instead of standard peanut butter!
I tried it on white fish prior to cooking it as well, it makes an excellent glazing sauce while transferring the yummy, zingy flavor to the fish!
You can buy your own jar from their site! They've even offered The Ever After readers a promo code for 10% off your purchase (just type in 'fusionkick' at checkout). This offer expires October 31, 2011 so don't wait!
Almond Fusion is giving away one jar of your choice (Mild or Heated) to the winner of this giveaway! You can enter to win by doing one or more of the following; just be sure to leave a separate comment for each way that you enter. Drawing ends at 12:01 AM on Friday September 30. I’ll draw the winner, via random.org, on Friday, September 30. I will send an email to the winner & you will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. Please be sure to read the rules!
Use the Rafflecopter form below. If you don't see it - click on the title of this post. Otherwise email me at tarah716[at]ymail.com for instructions on how to enter.
This giveaway is sponsored by Whole Fusion, I did receive food products free of charge for an honest review of the product to my readers. The free sample in no way skewed my honest opinion or point of view.