Bright Eyed & Bushy Tailed

March 22, 2011

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Ever seen a flying squirrel?

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These new Flying Squirrel Peanut Butters – designed by Keeley and Erika, college students in Oregon, have just moved to the top of the peanut butter creativity list.

The flavors are SO creative! Pretzel! Salted honey sunflower! Coconut chocolate chunk!!!!?!

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And such cute labels and design as well :)

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So far I have tasted two – the Spazzy SquirrelNutmeg, cinnamon, coconut, raisins, and chocolate chunks come together to blow the socks off any traditional peanut butter. [It SO blew my socks off!]

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And the Bright Eyed & Bushy TailedNeed a boost of squirrely energy? Spread on this PB swirled with coffee and dark chocolate and you too can gather enough nuts in time for winter… or whatever it is you wanted to get done today.

This guy had chunks of crunchy coffee beans and perfect texture!!

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Served over overnight oats!

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Kefir Overnight Oats

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Half a cup of coffee – cause I’m trying to cut back! Clearly I made up for it with my choice of nut butter ; )

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Matt and I are off on our bikes to a bizness meeting!

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1 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) March 22, 2011 at 7:24 am

Wow! Those nut butters sound fantastic! Love the unique flavors. :D

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2 Missy March 22, 2011 at 7:30 am

What delicious sounding PB’s. The Spazzy Squirrel sounds like it would be a great snack, right from the spoon!

Have a great day. :)

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3 olivewineandfood March 22, 2011 at 7:30 am

i’m gonna have to order some of these! the spazzy squirrel sounds great.

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4 Kay (skinnybound) March 22, 2011 at 7:32 am

Yum! I love the idea of coffee or pretzel PB!

What I love more is the JARS though. So unique and adorable! I’m a jar-hoarder… I save all of mine to drink from and put flowers in, etc. These would definitely get re-used somewhere visible!

Where did you find out about Flying Squirrel Peanut Butter?

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5 KathEats March 22, 2011 at 1:42 pm

They emailed me to try it out!

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6 Lauren at Keep It Sweet March 22, 2011 at 7:36 am

Wow, all of those sound amazing!

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7 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday March 22, 2011 at 7:39 am

Those sound fantastic! And fair prices too. Sa-weet!

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8 Stacy @ Every Little Thing March 22, 2011 at 7:39 am

Those nut butters sound amazing…pretzel in particular! YUM

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9 Kierstan @ Life {and running} in Iowa March 22, 2011 at 7:40 am

Wow! Those nut butters sound delicious! I need to get more creative in my kitchen!

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10 Christie {Nourishing Eats} March 22, 2011 at 7:41 am

Very creative nut butters, indeed! I can only imagine how yummy the ones with chocolate chunks are!

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11 Hannah March 22, 2011 at 7:41 am

I seriously cannot cope with your blog sometimes. Just UNFAIR that there’s not even a basic flavoured peanut butter in Australia, let alone anything like this!

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12 Emily March 22, 2011 at 7:42 am

These pb’s look so good! I love the creativity :) Thanks for showing them to us :)

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13 gabriella @ embracement March 22, 2011 at 7:43 am

Wow those look delicious! I usually rely on PB co for flavored peanut butters but coffee peanut butter? Yes please!

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14 Alayna @ Thyme Bombe March 22, 2011 at 7:43 am

Every one of those sounds amazing! I love the idea of a peanut butter with coffee.

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15 Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama March 22, 2011 at 7:44 am

Coffee beans with peanut butter? I love it!!

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16 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine March 22, 2011 at 7:44 am

Oh my goodness those nut butters look SO good. And the packaging is adorable, too- I love that it’s made by college students as well!

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17 Jessica March 22, 2011 at 7:45 am

First time posting a comment. Love your blog, Kath! I graduated from Davidson with you and Matt and actually worked with him at Jaspers.

A question for you and others: Have you all been able to track down canned pumpkin? Have been looking everywhere with no luck. Even contacted Libby’s and they said they wouldn’t have any until September. I have only 1 can left and would love to re-stock before using my last ration (:

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18 KathEats March 22, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Hey Jessica! I’ll tell Matt you stop in :) How are you?

Did you see this post? I purposefully stocked up in October because it tends to disappear in the spring!

http://www.katheats.com/the-orange-army

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19 Eating Bird Food March 22, 2011 at 7:46 am

Those nut butters sound amazing. And addicting!

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20 Laughter-Loving Stacy March 22, 2011 at 7:47 am

Ha, ha- how cute are those PB labels?! They sound delicious, too! Seems like a good start to a day :)

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21 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is March 22, 2011 at 7:48 am

I’d be all over that pretzel one!

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22 Katy (The Singing Runner) March 22, 2011 at 7:48 am

Mmmmm they look fantastic! :D

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23 Joanne March 22, 2011 at 7:48 am

Those peanut butters sound so good and you just have to love the name.

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24 Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete March 22, 2011 at 7:51 am

Those PB flavors sound so good! And I love the jars/labels, all that. Looks great!

Have a great bike ride!

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25 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) March 22, 2011 at 7:52 am

Those peanut butters sound amazing! I love super thick chunky nut betters! YUM!

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26 danielle March 22, 2011 at 7:53 am

They might want to reconsider that name “Spazzy Squirrel”. It can be used as a mean term to describe someone with cerebral palsy. This may me a regional thing, but to me it is as inappropriate as naming a peanut butter “Retarded Squirrel”.

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27 KathEats March 22, 2011 at 1:43 pm

I’m sorry that the name offended you. I have not heard of that term before in a negative sense.

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28 Khushboo March 22, 2011 at 7:58 am

When I’m waking up, I get super excited thinking about my breakfasts! I can only imagine how pumped you must be! Looks delicious as usual.

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29 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg March 22, 2011 at 7:59 am

Those look so good!! I love the packaging too!

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30 Hannah @ Healthy Whip March 22, 2011 at 8:00 am

These look great, so yummy. I just want to cry that the only peanut butter options we have in the UK are smooth or crunchy!

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31 Jess @ atasteofconfidence March 22, 2011 at 8:03 am

Those look amazing!

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32 Estela @ Weekly Bite March 22, 2011 at 8:04 am

Those nut butters sound amazing!!

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33 Katie March 22, 2011 at 8:05 am

those pb’s sound amazing!!!!!!! How cool that two college students created them!! I would love to get my hands on them!! Yum!!

Have a great day Kath! xoxo

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34 rebecca lustig March 22, 2011 at 8:05 am

the things we, kids, come up with these days! uh yum!

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35 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat March 22, 2011 at 8:10 am

These PBs sound divine! And I love the name Spazzy Squirrel… very cute! :) Good luck taking care of biznazz this morning!

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36 Stacey (The Home-Cooked Vegan) March 22, 2011 at 8:10 am

Sounds yum!!! Love the creativity :)

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37 Julie (Food & Other Things) March 22, 2011 at 8:12 am

All of those peanut butters sound amazing, especially the chocolate coconut and I love the packaging too!

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38 Hope March 22, 2011 at 8:13 am

Once again I love that spoon! It’s so cute! That bright eyed and bushy tailed peanut butter sounds amazing with coffee beans in it and so does the spazzy squirrel ! I need to try some of that stuff! That is SO creative!! :)

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39 Ashley March 22, 2011 at 8:13 am

Hmmm, maybe I *should* start a nut butter business….. :)

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40 Jo March 22, 2011 at 8:15 am

Kefir is more than just liquid yogurt. It has significantly higher levels of healthy bacteria than yogurt, so it is extremely good for your gut!

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41 Natalie @ Will Jog For Food March 22, 2011 at 8:18 am

Those peanut butters look awesome! One with coconut & chocolate?? I would be all over it :)

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42 Marina March 22, 2011 at 8:22 am

Wow those are such unique peanut butters! That one with coffee sounds incredible, I would stuff my face with it every morning :))

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43 Justeen @ Blissful Baking March 22, 2011 at 8:24 am

Those pbs sound absolutely divine!! I want to dig my spoon into the jar of bright eyed & bushy tailed :)

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44 dee March 22, 2011 at 8:29 am

Omg! I love everything about these nut butters! I must check them out! :)

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45 Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me March 22, 2011 at 8:35 am

This peanut butter looks DIVINE!!!! I am obsessed with peanut butter. It’s so crazy good. I can just eat it right out of the jar…. :oops:

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46 Haleigh March 22, 2011 at 8:36 am

Yum, those new nut butters look fantastic! So, does your overnight oats!

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47 Meg March 22, 2011 at 8:42 am

Oh my goodness what a FUN name for nut butter :D They sound delicious!

Enjoy your day, Kath!

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48 Christina March 22, 2011 at 8:47 am

Oh my gosh! Dark chocolate and coffee?! That sounds so stinkin’ good.

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49 Nikki T March 22, 2011 at 8:51 am

The nut butters sound wonderful!! Can I get them in Canada??

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50 Toni March 22, 2011 at 9:16 am

Probably not! We can’t much here in Canada! :(

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51 Nikki T March 22, 2011 at 9:26 am

I know…it’s so sad sometimes :(

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52 Elizabeth@The Sweet Life March 22, 2011 at 8:52 am

Love, love, love your spoons!

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53 Melissa @ Chocolate & Kisses March 22, 2011 at 8:55 am

Those sound wonderful! There is just so many things you can do with nut butters, its amazing.

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54 Heather (heathers dish) March 22, 2011 at 9:12 am

I love new nut butters…these sound so unique and delicious!

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55 Kath (My Funny Little Life) March 22, 2011 at 9:15 am

I love the idea of nut butter creativity. This is something I’ll replicate with homemade almond butter (since I’m not so much of a PB fan).

Love your spoon! :D

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56 aimee March 22, 2011 at 9:18 am

Those nut butters sounds insanely delicious. I would have eaten them straight off my personalized spoon :)

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57 Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing March 22, 2011 at 9:25 am

Wow, from reading the blog this long and seeing your breakfasts, those really do sound like perfect topping butter for you! :) Love when women get a creative business going while still in college — awesome!

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58 Ashley @ Feeding Ashley March 22, 2011 at 9:29 am

All of those sounds amazing. Peanut butter is my favorite food, and those look perfect.

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59 Hilary March 22, 2011 at 9:30 am

WHOA! Those flavours blow my mind….I WANT THE PRETZEL!

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60 Heather March 22, 2011 at 9:30 am

I love chocolate bars with bits of coffee bean – so delicious!

I recently cut back on caffeine too – I’m now down to only decaf.

Good luck at your meeting.

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61 Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather March 22, 2011 at 9:31 am

Those nut butters sound awesome! I have to start looking for these cause Oregon is right next door.

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62 Jess March 22, 2011 at 9:40 am

You really need all of the Cvillians to have a PB tasting part at your house……

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63 KathEats March 22, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Come by and you can taste them!!

Are you running this weekend? We’re slicing bread!!!

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64 Jess March 22, 2011 at 1:50 pm

We will most definitely be running!!

Great Harvest breads to greet me at the end of a race!?!?!? Just like the old days in Pittsburgh :-) I’m super pumped to know this!!!!

I may indeed have to stop by your house with a spoon. You got me on the sunflower seed butter train…LOVE!

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65 KathEats March 22, 2011 at 1:57 pm

I’ll be here all afternoon if you need a snack! The door is open :)

Can’t wait to serve you bread on Sat!!

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66 Cindy March 22, 2011 at 9:44 am

Coffee Nut Butter sounds crazy!

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67 Rachel @ The Avid Appetite March 22, 2011 at 9:48 am

Wow, those nut butters look outstanding! I want to try whipping up some of my own crazy flavors now…

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68 Johanna B March 22, 2011 at 9:54 am

I think I would like the Sneaky Cinnamon. These nut butters sound very interesting.

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69 Lucy March 22, 2011 at 10:00 am

Such creative flavors!

I would loooove to try the pretzel flavor. And I love the labels too.

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70 sweeter salt March 22, 2011 at 10:08 am

oh my gosh, those sound soooo good. want!

laura

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71 Kristin March 22, 2011 at 10:10 am

I thought these sounded so good that I order two flavors for my family to try. Cannot wait until the girls are off of Spring Break and can ship my buttery goodness.

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72 Carol March 22, 2011 at 10:26 am

Thanks for sharing your new peanut butter find! I recently started making my own peanut butter with similar variations:)

Hope you have a great day!

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73 Mary @ Bites and Bliss March 22, 2011 at 10:35 am

That PB sounds heavenly! What fun names too. :P

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74 Katherine: Unemployed March 22, 2011 at 10:38 am

what a creative, fun idea. collective thanks from a college student for supporting us- and I shall go support their innovation as well

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75 Melissa March 22, 2011 at 10:49 am

Those PB’s are inspiring me to get creative with my food processor. I have a big bag of sunflower seeds at home. Hmmmmm . . . .

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76 All the pretty things March 22, 2011 at 10:51 am

The Spazzy Squirrel looks TO DIE FOR! I could just sink my spoon into that and eat it just like it is….
Probably pretty easy to make at home too… so many possibilites.

xx
Alex

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77 Emily March 22, 2011 at 10:54 am

Oh my gosh, I have to try those nut butters! Amazing!

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78 Clare @ Fitting It All In March 22, 2011 at 10:58 am

I was thinking there wasn’t room for another PB company in the market, but those are so unique! I love that there are textures, adorable logos, and creative names! GOOD LUCK to them!

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79 lynn @ the actor's diet March 22, 2011 at 11:12 am

awwwwwesome. nut butter made by college students?!? why wasn’t i that motivated in school?!?

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80 Kristina March 22, 2011 at 11:13 am

Yum!! I need to buy these nut butters now! I always put Kefir or yogurt in my overnight oats…it makes them much creamier than just using milk.

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81 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope March 22, 2011 at 11:20 am

I used to literally live in the woods in the country and my family had flying squirrels all the time in our bird houses. Never birds, but always flying squirrels. ;)

What awesome flavors! Can’t wait to hear was you think of the rest!

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82 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey March 22, 2011 at 11:37 am

Those nut butters look so cool! Not to mention delicious!

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83 Laura @ prettylittlewords March 22, 2011 at 11:37 am

I love the backstory for Flying Squirrel!

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84 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) March 22, 2011 at 11:42 am

Those nut butters sound amazing! What creative flavors!

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85 Natalia - a side of simple March 22, 2011 at 11:52 am

What fun nut butter flavors and combinations! I need to get my hands on a food processor and start creating some of my own. They sound delicious!

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86 Christine March 22, 2011 at 11:52 am

Thanks for the Flying Squirrel link- I checked out their site and can’t wait to order a few jars. They’re pretty inexpensive, although I’ll have to order a few jars to balance out the shipping costs!

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87 Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle March 22, 2011 at 11:56 am

those nut butters look wonderful!

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88 Susan (Oliepants) March 22, 2011 at 12:00 pm

I need to order some of that Spazzy Squirrel. Nut butter with chocolate?! OMG YES!!!

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89 Laura March 22, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Wow, those nut butters sound awesome! I love nut butters with interesting flavor twists!

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90 Sana March 22, 2011 at 12:09 pm

I love the unique pb combos! Have a lovely meeting!

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91 Sarah @ The Strength of Faith March 22, 2011 at 12:13 pm

I checked out their website – what fun girls! Kind of makes me want to go back to college. :)

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92 Maryann (The Balanced Bean) March 22, 2011 at 12:27 pm

Those flavors sound great!

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93 Beth @ DiningAndDishing March 22, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Those peanut butters look great! Delightfuly creative flavors and really adorable labels/names. I wish I could have thought of something that cool in college :).

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94 Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 22, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Gah those nut butters sound AMAZING!! I’m guessing they are going to be quite successfull..

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95 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) March 22, 2011 at 12:58 pm

“Pretzel! Salted honey sunflower! Coconut chocolate chunk!”–

The FLAVORS just sound amazing! I need this in my life :)

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96 Amanda @ The Beauty Notebooks March 22, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Those nut butters sound AMAZING! Definitely checking out their web site.

btw, speaking of overnight oats: I was really excited to try it for the first time since I just nearly finished a jar of peanut butter. I realized last night, though, that my Mom accidentally bought me quick-cooking instead of the five-minute kind of Quaker oats. I tried it this morning, and the texture wasn’t so promising. (I also may have added a bit too much liquid.) Does the kind of oats you use make a big difference in the outcome of your overnight oats?

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97 KathEats March 22, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Did you use yogurt and chia seeds? They are key for a sticky texture.

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98 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com March 22, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Interesting ingredients combos in the nut butters. Love the names and logo, super cute :)

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99 Julie @ Lettuce Choose Healthy March 22, 2011 at 1:27 pm

I love the names ! Did you get that spoon specially made for you?

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100 KathEats March 22, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Yup – via Etsy shop Wooden Hive

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101 jen March 22, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Wow!!! All of those flavors sound so good!!!! Love the packaging and logo too, cute!

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102 Kelsey March 22, 2011 at 1:36 pm

I love this peanut butter! It’s the only brand I eat now. I did a project on these girls and their company. You can buy it on their website http://www.flyingsquirrelpeanutbutter.com/

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103 Anne @ Baking Me March 22, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Yum, these sound great!

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104 Ellie@fitforthesoul March 22, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Kefir in overnight oats is so the best! and how do you find sooooo many awesome items all the time? You must be a magnet haha :P

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105 Allison @ Happy Tales March 22, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Ohhhh my goodness… that is the cutest name of a brand EVER! Loving the titles of their goods… I’d buy it just for the name!

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106 Colleen March 22, 2011 at 2:05 pm

I live in Oregon and totally just ordered the Spazzy Squirrel and Bright Eyed and Bushy Tailed. I will be frantically checking the UPS order tracker to see when I’ll get it and brainstorming ideas to use them in the meantime :)

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107 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin March 22, 2011 at 2:17 pm

Those flavours sound phenomenal! They sound almost worth risking my allergy for! :P I wish there was a company that made almond butter with creative flavours like those!

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108 Donna March 22, 2011 at 2:18 pm

OK I’ve just got to ask you a question. Where do you get all you nice fancy bowls and spoons. They are so unique and cute I must know.

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109 KathEats March 22, 2011 at 2:19 pm

I just collect them as I go through life. This one is from OpenSky

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110 Donna March 22, 2011 at 2:29 pm

I need to find some myself. They are so unique.

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111 Emma (Namaste Everyday) March 22, 2011 at 3:19 pm

wow! My favorite part of those nut butters is that they are made my college students like me! I love when young people do incredible things!

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112 Parita @ myinnershakti March 22, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Wow, peanuts, chocolate, and coffee in one jar?! YUMMY!

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113 Kat @ Cupcake Kat March 22, 2011 at 8:34 pm

Oh wow those nut butters sound so good! I am going to try recreating them
Guess what? I just had oatmeal for dinner! Have you ever had oatmeal at dinner?

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114 Meredith (Pursuing Balance) March 23, 2011 at 6:03 am

that pb looks amazing! i can’t wait to hear your review of the other flavors!

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115 Richelle March 23, 2011 at 8:34 am

Those peanut butter flavours sound addicting!

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116 Kim March 23, 2011 at 9:21 am

Hi! I love your blog! Those PB’s sounded so good that I went ahead and ordered 3 different kinds! I am so excited for them to arrive so I can dig in and try them. Yum!!! Thanks for the review.

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117 Paula March 23, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Thanks for finding Flying Squirrel Peanut Butter. It looks wonderful. Will you be selling it on your site? Have you tried all 5? I really appreciate that you bring all these new and wonderful choices to our attention since I feel I would miss so many wonderful products.

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118 Paula March 23, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Do the Flying Squirrel jars list the nutrition on the label? I want to make sure I don’t buy something that contains items I am avoiding or allergic to.

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119 KathEats March 23, 2011 at 1:18 pm

I won’t be selling it, but you can buy it from their site.

They don’t have nutrition stats, but they have ingredient lists on their website

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120 Julie H. (julieloveslife) March 30, 2011 at 6:47 pm

I just ordered some…. had to buy a few to make the shipping worth while.Which was a bummer, but at least it’s not going to a huge company; two collage girls with a crazy idea. Can’t be money poorly spent.
I truly hope it is as good as it sounds and as you say. Crossing my fingers for some good nutbutter! My oats are waiting patiently :)

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121 Kellie March 23, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Hi Kath, I’m a new follower of yours. I am a new RD as well, and it is really fun for me to see how you experiment with all the awesome real foods out there. Congrats on the start up of a Great Harvest bakery! My family loves Great Harvest, and I can only imagine how awesome it’d be to run one.
I wanted to thank you for blogging about those fun peanut butters! I just ordered some today and am looking forward to trying them out. I imagine they’ll be just as awesome as you described!

Thanks!!

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