The idea behind making our own Preserves came from one of our now regulars. Yes, a month after launch and we actually do have quite a few – yay!
Those who have stopped by our booth will know that we provide samples of every product that we offer for sale, in addition to a few others here and there that we’re testing and looking for your feedback on before packaging and adding to our main lineup. Anyhoo, the item in question was our Banana Raisin Flat’bread’ sample that we had spread with Almond Butter as a ‘Serving Suggestion’ sample that brought all this about. If you’ve sampled it then you may have also yearned for that additional layer of sweetness. Think Peanut Butter and Jelly turned healthy.
In any case, as we approached other vendors and sampled other products it quickly became evident that we would have to create our own in order to remain loyal to our brand’s mission: To create healthy Raw, Vegan, Gluten and Soy Free options, alternatives and varieties for those who must and/or choose to follow this kind of diet or enjoy incorporating these foods into their diet. So naturally using a product that contained even the best of the healthiest of sugars and pectin, which is traditionally added to Jams and Jellies, was just not going to work.
And with that said, we went ahead and created that alternative. No added sugar, Raw, Vegan, Gluten and Soy Free Preserve aka Jam. But not just one variety, we made three! So what sweetens those yummy Preserves? None other than Dates and Fresh (or Dried) Fruit. The only other main ingredient, if any, is citrus and herbs – and that’s all!
The Preserves we have to offer, for now, are:
Yummy Strawberry flavor, fresh, sweet and a little tangy.
The mild Chipotle heat, sweet citrus, and crunchy Fig seeds definitely complete this blend.
Berries and Mint are a great duo of freshness with the bonus of perfect sweetness.