Wild Friends - Peanut Butter Chocolate Coconut - 16 oz. (454 g)
Wild Friends Peanut Butter Chocolate Coconut combine chocolate and peanut butter, does it get any better than that? They certainly didn’t think so, until their wild minds decided to try adding coconut...and they haven’t looked back since. As always, they leave out any additives or preservatives and avoid excessive sugars and oils. Enjoy!
- All natural ingredients
- Gluten Free
- Sweetened with agave
Frequently Asked Questions
Do their nut butters have to be refrigerated?
That is a great question. The answer? It's up to you! Nut butters technically do not need to be refrigerated. The reason it is often recommended is to prevent oil separation. They have a lot of customers who prefer their nut butters refrigerated, especially after they have been sent in the mail. If you live somewhere where it is hot, the nut butters can arrive thinner than you would like. Putting them in the fridge and giving them a good stir produces a thicker texture and stronger flavor. Do what feels right to you and your nut butter spreading needs.
What is the shelf life on their nut butters?
Their peanut butter is good for a year sealed on shelf. Once opened, they recommend eating within 3 months of being opened if stored on the shelf or within 6 months if kept in the fridge.
Where did their chocolate espresso peanut butter (Bright Eyed and Bushy Tailed flavor) go?
They will no longer be making their Bright Eyed and Bushy Tailed flavor. When they were experimenting with almond butters, they decided that the coffee flavor was even better with almonds! So for those of you who were loyal Bright Eyed and Bushy Tailed fans, they encourage you to try their new Vanilla Espresso Almond Butter.
Does their nut butter have sugar in it?
They prefer to use less processed versions of sugar in their nuts butters. In their Honey Pretzel Peanut Butter, they use high quality clover honey as a sweetener, while their other four flavors are sweetened only with agave nectar. For more info on these ingredients, check out their ingredients page!
What's the most delicious way to eat their nut butters?
They're so glad you asked! They have tons of ideas. They suggest spreading it on your morning toast or bagel, stirring it into a hot bowl of oatmeal, with your fruit or celery sticks, on top of your morning pancakes/waffles, baked into brownies or cookies, as a frosting for yummy baked goods, in a smoothie, milkshake or ice cream, and their favorite…with a spoon! For recipes using their nut butters, check out their recipe page.
Are their products Dairy-Free? Vegan?
All of their products are dairy free. Besides Honey Pretzel, which has honey, all their other 5 flavors are vegan.
Are their products gluten free?
Their only flavor that contains an ingredient with gluten is their Honey Pretzel, which has bits of pretzels swirled into it! That being said, their facility is not gluten free certified, so they do not recommend consuming their nut butters if you are acutely allergic to gluten
Their wild flavors are unique and delicious, without confusing or misleading nutrition facts. They are naturally and minimally sweetened to create flavors that please the palate, while keeping a clean nutrition profile to fuel your body and mind.
Agave nectar or syrup is a natural sweetener that has a flavor similar to honey, made from the natural juices of the agave plant. Unlike cane sugar, agave has a low-glycemic index, meaning agave does not cause a sharp spike in blood sugar levels after consumption. Another benefit to using agave is that it is generally around 1.5 times sweeter than sugar, which means they can use less and still achieve optimal sweetness.
The world would be a far less enjoyable place without the existence of chocolate! Deeply rooted in Aztec and Mayan culture, chocolate was first enjoyed by mixing ground cacao seeds with a variety of spices to make a frothy drink. Eventually, these cacao seeds were discovered by the Spanish conquistadors, who brought them back to Europe. Over time, new recipes and technologies were created to transform the cacao seeds into the many varieties of chocolate they love today. They are committed to using only dairy free, unsweetened dark chocolate. Dairy-free dark chocolate allows those with dairy intolerances the freedom to enjoy their nut butters as well as creating a richer flavor overall.
Coconut is the seed of a tropical palm that has been highly valued for thousands of years as both food and medicine, earning the name "The Tree of Life." Coconut is highly nutritious and offers incredible health benefits. It is rich in fiber, vitamins minerals and is a very good source of healthy saturated fat. Unlike other sources of saturated fat, coconut is a medium chain saturated fat, meaning human bodies utilize it more efficiently as it converts into energy rather than stored fat. Coconut is found to lower cholesterol and protect against heart disease while also improving digestion, reducing inflammation and increasing metabolic rate.
Said to be first cultivated in the valleys of Peru, the peanut is not actually a nut, but rather a part of the legume, or bean, family. Peanuts have also been known as earth nuts or ground nuts because after its flower has been pollinated, the weight of the plant bends it until it touches the ground. Further growth pushes it underground where the fruit develops into a pod, which they know as the peanut! Peanuts are rich in many nutrients, providing over 30 essential nutrients and phytonutrients, including niacin, folate, fiber, magnesium and vitamin E. Peanuts are naturally rich in antioxidants, free of trans-fat and sodium, and they contain about 25% more protein then any other nut!
About Wild Friends
- Friendly Ingredients: Their friendly ingredients are all natural, dairy free, Kosher, non-GMO, and organic whenever possible. They are constantly raising their own standards of product quality. They will never compromise quality or taste for easier production or profit. Learn more about their ingredients here!
- Be Transparent: They are committed to operating with integrity and transparency. They want you to know what you are eating and what you are feeding your family. They strive to create a product as healthy as it is delicious.
- Be Accessible: You can email, call, Facebook, Tweet, and Instagram Them. (They are also reachable by snail mail, telegraph, and carrier pigeons). They always aim to respond to your questions and concerns within 48 hours. They know that quick responses keep customers happy, and they want to sustain an open dialogue to help them grow and improve.
- Strive to be Better: They are constantly inspired by the work other companies are doing to improve their product and their customer's experience. Through watching and learning, they are able to follow suit and continually grow as a company.
- Give Back to their Community: They are eager to spread a positive impact on the world around us while growing their company. Right now that means sponsoring local events, fueling incredible athletes, and donating their product, time, and energy whenever possible. They hope to expand this culture of giving in the future.
- Enjoy the Process: They started this company with a simple goal - to share their delicious peanut butter with their friends. The core of their company remains to the same -- to make something worth sharing, and have fun along the way.
Wild Friends began by happy accident one dreary Sunday at the University of Oregon. The two of them were in their college apartment, scraping the bottom of yet another jar of peanut butter. With no more peanut butter and a surplus of celery, they were faced with a familiar conundrum. However, neither of us wanted to ride a bike out in the pouring rain to buy more.
Luckily, they had a bag of raw peanuts, a brand new food processor, and two squirrelly little minds. It didn't take long before they had created their first batch of homemade peanut butter. However, as creative chefs, they were not content with leaving their freshly made peanut butter to be just plain or crunchy. So they began adding every conceivable ingredient from their pantry. They sprinkled in cinnamon, raisins, chocolate chips, coffee, coconut...the list went on and on.
After extensive sampling, they decided their product was simply too good to keep to theirselves, so they brought a few jars over to their friends. They loved it, and encouraged us to make a website to sell their tasty creations.