Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Rejuvenative Foods

When I read the Choosing Raw post about Rejuvenative Foods, I was intrigued enough to e-mail them about their products. Roughly a month later, the Rejuvenative team e-mailed me with an offer to send samples and, of course, I accepted!

This adorable jar of raw, organic almond butter just might be the most delicious food to have ever passed my lips. The only ingredient is "organically grown raw almonds," but this doesn't taste like any almond butter I've ever eaten, raw or otherwise. It's like eating the sweetest liquid almonds and I believe that's due to the way the almond butter is processed. According to the jar, "We make our raw almond butter by grinding fresh organic almonds four or more times. Slow, repetitive grinding and cooling keeps the temperature low enough to retain enzymes and life energy. We then refrigerate it immediately to bring you a product that is truly superior, healthful and full of life energy!"

Not only is the almond butter delicious, it also has a very fluid consistency, about the viscosity of brown rice syrup. There is no oil pooling at the top of the jar, no parts that are drier than others; the almond butter is the same from the time it's opened until the time it's empty, no stirring necessary.

While it's very pricey at $22 for an 8 oz. jar, if you can afford it, I highly suggest you splurge on this incredible almond butter. I definitely would if I could.

This was my first experience eating Kim-Chi and I wasn't quite sure what to do with it, so I simply tried it straight from the jar. It has a really strong flavor that I think would be amazing paired with brown rice. Considering its richness in probiotics and enzymes, maybe I will just continue eating it one bite at a time straight from the jar.

I really love sauerkraut, but I've never had sauerkraut like this one. I'm used to sauerkraut being shredded in thin, semi-long pieces of cabbage, but this sauerkraut is more effervescent, resembling pulverized cauliflower in appearance, and almost fizzy with enzymes and probiotics. It tastes good, but I'll need to get used to the consistency.

Thank you, Rejuvenative Foods, for letting me sample your products!


Lindsay said...

I also received a sample of these products and I tried the almond butter yesterday and it is soooo good! My husband and I love it! We got the spicy kim-chee and the Flavor 1 Sauerkraut but I haven't tried them yet

Anonymous said...

wow that is some pricey peanut butter! sounds pretty good tho!

Trinity (of haiku tofu) said...

mmm, I love sauerkraut. I'd love to try the raw stuff!

Sunny Subramanian said...

Avi and I are huge fans of that company! :) YUM!

Debra said...

Sounds good!
Debra @ Vegan Family Style

aTxVegn said...

What interesting products! I would love to try that almond butter.

Hannah said...

Oh, that all sounds so amazing... I just wish that quality didn't have to come at such a steep price. I'm already spending way too much money on food as it is.

River - The Crafty Kook said...

How lucky! You made that almond butter sound so good I can almost taste it! It's way too pricey for our budget though. :-(

Jenn Shagrin said...

Thanks, Vegyogini. She's doing just dandy.

There's no way I wouldn't bust out for this one. Holiday throw down up in this house. I wish I didn't have that really deep addiction to cooking and could just chill out for once, but duty calls.