Big Spoon Roasters = Delicious!


Big Spoon Roasters = Delicious!

These bars and nut butters just arrived here at the Vil.  But don’t just take our word for how delicious they are, pick one up to try for yourself.  You won’t be disappointed!

Balanced, on-the-go nutrition doesn’t have to sacrifice integrity, flavor, or freshness. The proof is in our fresh, handcrafted nut butter bars, which are made in small batches with our own fresh-roasted nut butter and the best whole ingredients out there. Equally tasty and nutritious without compromise, this is probably the kind of bar you’d make at home if you only had time.

Our Apricot Pepita Bar combines the toasty crunch of fresh-roasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds) with fresh-roasted cocoa nibs from our friends at                                                           Taza, whole grains, and the sunny sweetness of golden, dried apricots.

Our Cherry Pecan Bar pairs naturally sweet, dark-roasted pecans with tart, unsweetened dried cherries, chunks of organic stone-ground Askinosie dark chocolate, whole grains, grass-fed whey protein, and raw wildflower honey.

Especially coveted by our competitive athlete friends, these fiber-rich, high-protein, antioxidant powerhouses are perfect as fuel for intense workouts and post-adventure recoveries, and they’re also simply delicious, hunger-curbing snacks.

The quintessential Southern nut butter, our Peanut Pecan Butter combines the rich, buttery sweetness of roasted pecans with peanuts slow-roasted to a deep amber.  The hints of sea salt and honey round out a flavor that our farmers’ market customers often call “addictive.”

Native to North America, pecans have been a staple food of Native Americans for thousands of years.  Pecans are a perfect example of a food that is both naturally delicious and nutritionally good for you.  Great sources of protein and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, pecans are also rich in tocopherols, a natural form of vitamin E that have been proven to reduce inflammation and harmful LDL cholesterol.

 

One of Mark’s earliest (and fondest) food memories is of his great-grandfather, Woodrow, opening and handing him an iced-cold glass bottle of Blenheim ginger ale during a break from trout fishing on the banks of an East Tennessee creek. That first sip – sharp and sweet with a strong peppery kick – was a flavor revelation, so he took another, and then another. From that moment on, he was hooked, and he sought out ginger in every form he could find it.

Our Almond Ginger Butter combines fresh-roasted Mission almonds with a gorgeous, golden-hued crystallized ginger from The Ginger People’s inspiring FIJI GINGER project, organic cane sugar, and sea salt. The resulting vibrant and lemony almond butter is delightful as a breakfast spread on warm waffles, a unique way to wake up your AB&J, a base for an Asian-inspired dressing, and of course, a snack right out of the jar.

Indigenous to Southeast Asia, ginger’s (Zingiber officinale) history reaches back more than 5000 years when it was used as an herbal medicine in modern-day India and China. It eventually traveled along spice routes to Ancient Rome, where it became a pantry staple known for its ability to enhance almost any dish. It continued as an obscure article of trade in Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire, and around the 12th Century, Arabian spice traders perfected a technique of drying and preserving ginger with coarse sugar, creating the form of crystallized ginger we know and love today. We love ginger because of its taste and texture, but it is also praised for its myriad medicinal properties, so don’t be shy with your spoon.

 

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