Friday I'm in Love: Monkey Butter
Happy Friday! I have decided to whip myself into blogging shape by starting small---so, on Fridays I will be sharing awesome Canadian goodies with you.
This first one comes with a bit of a story. I have to admit I am not a huge fan of peanut butter--at least, I didn't think I was. For more than a decade, I have avoided the stick-to-the-roof-of-your-mouth creamy substance like it was toxic. Even Nutella was something I didn't really take a shining to until I was in university. Semi-recently, I started experimenting with all-natural peanut butter, and even all-natural hazelnut and almond butters. They were a huge improvement on the weirdly creamy stuff, but remembering to pick more up in the grocery store was a struggle... I simply couldn't make peanut butter a staple food after so many years being grossed out by it.
In a recent trip down to Toronto, Michelle at Thunderpeep blew my mind with a jar of Vanilla Spice Almond butter from Toronto-based Monkey Butter. It was amazing! Such a unique flavour profile, and the texture was perfection. I ate it by the spoonful and didn't care who saw me. Needless to say, pretty soon I was out of Monkeybutter.
I checked out MonkeyButter online when I ran out of my gifted stash. I have to restock. I need this peanut butter to become a staple in my house! I highly recommend you treat yourself to this deliciousness, too. Here are a few flavours I have been drooling over:
For more awesome flavours (including peanut butter for dogs!), visit their website: www.monkeybutterpb.com