from dream to reality...
The face behind the taste ...
As someone who always enjoyed recreating his favorite products at home, Brian tried many different methods of creating nut butters but nothing seemed to work as well as hoped. Upon researching further, the idea of stone grinding was discovered, so the next purchase was a small table top stone grinder to experiment with! It was immediately apparent that this was the best way to make creamy, smooth, delectable nut and seed butters. The butters created with this were so popular that the little table top stone grinder could no longer keep up. So in 2013 a commercial-sized grinder purchase became necessary and the business went from part-time to full-time.
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.
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 blossom 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.