Thursday, June 19, 2014
Second Helpings Homemade Peanut Butters Review and a Giveaway!
Who doesn't love peanut butter? I used to smear them on my toast to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or peanut butter and chocolate sandwiches. The combination of those ingredients are so divinely sinful. That's right, all the refined sugar, artificial ingredients, and trans fats in store-bought jams and nut butters are so sinful, they will clog your heart, increase your cholesterol level, give you diabetes, and promote ADD/ADHD (hyperactivity disorder) in children, to name a few.
Knowing that many of us eat jam and bread for breakfast, the most important meal of the day, and as snacks anytime of the day, it is so important to find a healthier alternative to the conventional store-bought jams, and prevent excess sugars especially in children. The food industry knows that more and more people are going towards healthier alternatives and so long as there are demand, supply will follow.
Let me introduce you to Ezra Nicholas and Tannie Tang, the founders of Second Helpings, a Singapore-based business that place great emphasis on producing edible goodness with no artificial flavoring or preservatives.
These are their homemade nut butters and they come in 3 flavors:
Ori (Original) - Peanuts, Olive Oil, Honey, and Sea Salt. Pure goodness in jar without the partially hydrogenated oil (transfat).
Cocovan (Coconut & Vanilla) - Peanuts, Olive Oil, Honey, Sea Salt, Non-Sweetened Dessicated Coconuts, and Vanilla beans. This is my favorite of all three. I can taste the mild coconut and vanilla flavors in the nut butters.
B3: Black (Cocoa) - Peanuts, Olive Oil, Honey, Sea Salt, Dutch-Processed Cocoa Powder. This creamy and smooth nut butter may just just do the trick for children who love Nutella. It tastes just like a chocolate spread without the trans fat, refined sugar, emulsifier, skimmed milk powder, and artificial flavoring that comes with store-bought chocolate spread.
They come in 100 ml or 190 ml jars and can be customized for party/wedding favors and door gifts. Their products are sold at The Redundant Shop at Everton Park and Envy Coffee at Nexus@One North. You can also contact them directly through their Facebook page for orders.
Thanks to Second Helpings, three winners will receive all three flavors in 100 ml jar each. To enter, simply:
1. "Like" Pasture Living Facebook Page
2. "Like" Second Helpings Facebook Page and/or "Follow" their Instagram account.
3. Comment on this post on why you'd like to win Second Helpings nut butters and leave your email address. If you are uncomfortable leaving your email publicly, send me a message through Pasture Living Facebook page.
4. Like and share this giveaway on your Facebook page and tag a friend.
Please make sure you follow all 4 steps and let me know that you have done so.
This giveaway will end on 23 June 2014 at 6PM Singapore time and the winners will be announced through email. Open to Singapore residents only.