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Our Story

from dream to reality...

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The face behind the taste ...

We are a family run business. Brian, Stephanie, and Loki handle the majority of the day to day operations at our own commercial kitchen space on our property located in the beautiful forests of the Pacific Northwest, specifically on the Sunshine Coast of BC. We are surrounded by trees, lakes, mountains, and a 5 min walk to the ocean. We are very lucky to live and work in such a beautiful place and it keeps us inspired to keep doing what we are doing making great healthy products for you to enjoy.

 

 

Nut Butters
AW Organics and Better Butters was born from a desire to create healthy and great tasting nut butter staples. The founder, Brian, is kind of a health nut (pun intended). After researching and many experiments it was found that stone grinding is the healthiest way to create smooth, creamy, and delectable nut butters without oxidizing the nuts and keeping the valuable nutrients intact. It started with a little table top stone grinder that could only make about 10 jars per day and has been growing quite fast since.


 

Stone grinding keeps the temperature and friction low to maintain nutrition. Typical commercial butters are made with large machines that use blades to cut the nuts down. This creates a lot of heat and oxidation which can destroy nutrients and damage the delicate oils and amino acids. Stone grinding crushes the nuts rather than cut them and this preserves the nutrients and breaks down the cells without damage to maximize nutrient absorption by the body and ensures the oils stay fresh and do not go rancid. 

 

The quality, care, and attention that started this journey is still present in every batch created. It's still made in small batches and never mass-produced.  If you value quality, nutrition, and taste then you will truly enjoy Better Butters so get a jar and see for yourself the taste difference that small-batch stone ground makes.



Chocolate
Arriba Raw Chocolate came from a cacao obsession. Learning about all the benefits of the more pure and less refined cacao. We discovered the Arriba Nacional variety of cacao that gives its fruity aromatic flavor profile to our chocolate without much bitterness. This variety was only rediscovered in 2006 after having been thought to be extinct since 1916. Previous to that it was one of the most revered cacao varieties in the world exciting chocolatiers all over the world and making Ecuador the top cacao exporter of the time. After disease wiped it out this changed and since being rediscovered Ecuador is back to being one of the top exporters again in "fine flavour" cacao. Our core values have never changed from the beginning, we will always use organic ingredients and fair trade cacao and never use refined sugars to keep our chocolate as ethical for people and the planet as possible.

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All of our products are proudly vegan and cruelty free!

Nothing to see here! GMO and preservative free.

We strive for all of our products to have organic ingredients!

Why choose natural and organic?

Well, the list of man made chemicals in our food and environment is growing exponentially.  Newborn babies are shown to have hundreds of these chemicals from the day they are born passed down from mother to child. We do not feel that this is leading to a healthy population.

 

Beneficial insects are dropping in numbers and our soil microbiome is becoming sterilized.  The consequences of this has not been fully realized yet. At AW Organics we strive to use ingredients that have been certified Organic. Currently, we have not certified our products as organic yet but most of our products contain only organic ingredients with a few exceptions as we have found it hard to source everything organic at a price people can afford.

why we leave out the extra junk...

Chocolate and nuts are superfoods and powerhouses of nutrients. They are also very tasty on their own. There is no reason to add any other junk to the products. 

GMO's are becoming ever prevalent in our food system and are the most common strains that are chemical resistant leading to higher levels of chemicals in the environment. This causes imbalances in the environment with insects and microbes being affected the most. They are also unproven to our own health. 

 

Preservatives can prolong shelf life, but they are also not great for our body. Some of them are considered carcinogenic. They can also prevent the breakdown of nutrients within our bodies. 

 Refined sugars are the likely cause of the growing obesity and disease problem in our society. The only sweeteners we use in our products are dates or coconut sugar. Both of these sweeteners are low glycemic so do not spike blood sugar as much as other sugars. They are also lower in fructose. Fructose is processed by the body as a waste product and can contribute to fatty liver disease. They also both contain fibre and prebiotics like inulin that help feed our good gut bacteria keeping our digestive health strong.

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