seSince we began Paleo Parents, we’ve been increasingly and routinely asked to review books and products by people in and adjacent to the paleo community. At this point, we get so many we are unable to actually do the reviews of the products in a timely manner! That’s why we recruited the Paleo Parents Review Team to fill in the gaps.
Since pumpkins and their seeds are just coming into season it seemed like a great time to try SuperSeedz.
I love pumpkin seeds, and the smell of roasting them after the disembowelment of our pumpkins is one of my favorite things about Fall. I honestly could skip the slimy disembowelment without any qualms. Even with that said pumpkins seeds have typically been a very seasonal treat for us. Perhaps that might change!
I live in a household of snackers, and they especially enjoy savory snacks. When we made the switch to Paleo my husband thought his days of snacking were over. We have found some snacks that fit his need for something salty & snacky, but most involve me making them.
It is hard to find gluten free, tree nut free, peanut free, dairy free, MSG free and soy free ready to eat snacks. My husband is allergic to tree nuts and since he and my son are the primary snack consumers, SuperSeedz are perfect for us.
Out of the flavors he tried, the Super Spicy & Tomato Italiano were his favorites, but all passed muster (we didn’t try Sugar & Cinnamon or Coco Joe because we avoid processed sugar). My son’s favorite was the Tomato Italiano (reminded him of pizza) and Sea Salt.
I loved the taste and convenience of these, and will definitely keep some on hand for car trips, picnics and school lunches (love the tree nut and peanut free aspect!).
On the downside I did find that pumpkin seeds don’t make for good portion control (at least in our house) which puts these into the “occasional” treat status for us!
Read on for details on how you can win a sampler pack of all six SuperSeedz flavors!
You Fresh Naturals Coco-Nut Butters
You Fresh Naturals Coco-Nut Butter was something I wished I’d thought to create!
It is the perfect blend of nutty goodness almond butter and coco-nutty richness.
One of my favorite things to have as a special treat since going Paleo is coconut butter over fresh fruit. While I still love that combination with pineapple, strawberries, etc, I found that the treat wasn’t filling the ‘peanut butter with banana’ void. So when I received the You Fresh Naturals Coco-Nut Butter in maple vanilla and cookie dough I knew just wanted I was going to create.
While I happily eat almond butter off the spoon, almond butter was too almondy for my son. However, when I tried sliced bananas with the You Fresh Naturals Coco-Nut Butter maple vanilla nut butter sandwiched in the middle, my son was sold on this new combo!
I planned on freezing them and drizzling with some melted chocolate or dipping them but impatience took over.
I must confess that I partook in an extensive taste test of our new-found creation. I can happily say we have a new frozen (or not) treat in our house. I have plans to make some truffles for the holidays with the cookie dough nut butter. It has a strong nutmeg flavor that just calls out for a Fall recipe. Any recipe that calls for a nut butter and some sweetener could probably be subbed out nicely with a jar of this.
I like the fact that the ingredients of You Fresh Naturals Coco-Nut Butter are clean. While they do use dates and maple syrup in addition to the almond and coconut butters, I don’t find the nutrition label scary – which is a win in my book.
Oh, and the You Fresh Naturals Coco-Nut Butter give a nice change of pace to waffles, bananas and of course a nut butter lollipops (what we used to call peanut butter on a spoon)!
Now for the giveaway!
Win a sampler pack of all six SuperSeedz flavors!
- Leave a comment for liking the SuperSeedz page
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- Leave a comment if you place a new review for our podcast, The Paleo View, in iTunes
- Leave a comment if you have left a review for Beyond Bacon and Eat Like a Dinosaur
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Giveaway will end on Monday, September 16.