Three weeks ago Friday, I tried Trader Joe’s Almond Butter for the first time. Normally, Kristin and I make it at my parents house (I don’t have a food processor), but I was all of AB and not going to my parents for a few days- that’s just too long to go without almond butter. Pam and I were going on an ice cream date out by Trader Joe’s so we stopped there on the way home. Among other things, I purchased their all natural, salt added, almond butter.
Now. Pam and I had gone in the afternoon and Todd had a work golf tournament that I knew would last well into the evening/night by the time they finished and grabbed food. When I got home, I opened the almond butter to try it out. Oh my freakin gosh, it was SO GOOD.
It was drippy and smooth and everything I could have imagined! The problem arose when I looked down to see that I had eaten a decent amount of it. Hmmm… what does one do when they’ve eaten a good amount of high caloric nut butter, they know their husband won’t be home for dinner and they don’t really want to quite eating it? THEY COMMIT.
Thaaaaat’s right. I ate almost half the jar for dinner and dessert. I mean, how can you resist that deliciousness? Did I get a tummy ache? Nope. But I was pretty darn full. Fast forward a week (last Friday) and all the AB was gone 🙁 I again found myself in almond butter limbo. I finally made it to Trader Joe’s this week and the AB was OUT OF STOCK! What?! The TJ employee said that their supplier increased the price of almonds and therefore they would have to pass along the cost to the customer. Well, they just weren’t having that and waited to buy them until the price was negotiated back down. Thank you Trader Joe’s. However, this left me almond butter-less and sad.
Until I got this text message this morning…
Ummmm. THANK YOU! It’s just what I needed to read before heading to an MRI of my brain! More on that later. Nothing to be worried about though. All you need to worry about is how happy I’ll be when I am reunited with my BF, AB 🙂
So, to sum it up… I eat way too much almond butter, but I guess there could be worse things. If you haven’t tried TJ’s brand of AB, dot it. You won’t be disappointed. And if you are, you can just ship me the reminder of your jar. Hope everyone’s having a great week!
What’s your favorite brand of nut butter?