No More Puddles

May 15, 2012

Except for one!!

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A big puddle of drippy Wild Squirrel Chocolate Sunflower Butter!

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The squirrels sent us a few sample packets of new flavors at the bakery, and I couldn’t wait to try out this flavor since I love sunflowers. Believe it or not, that puddle is only about 1 tbsp (half the packet) because Matt had the other half (I do think I got the drippier half Smile )

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He was home for breakfast after a run this morning! Hats off to the chef.

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Whipped banana oatmeal with cottage cheese, sunflower butter and coconut!

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Gone way too fast

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May showers bring…June greenery!

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I put some in my pocket for our next rainy day!

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1 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 15, 2012 at 7:33 am

Oooh those new flavours (well, from the little bits I can see) sound delicious! I wonder if they’re available in stores yet? I’m intrigued by the one that appears to have espresso in the title!

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2 KathEats May 15, 2012 at 7:41 am

Yeah, they are on their website I think

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3 Lynn May 15, 2012 at 7:33 am

Did you see Wild Squirrel on Shark Tank?

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4 KathEats May 15, 2012 at 7:41 am

I didn’t – I havent’ seen that show

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5 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats May 15, 2012 at 7:36 am

I love sample packets of nut butters – it’s a great way to test it out without buying the whole jar!

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6 Lindzjane115 May 15, 2012 at 8:05 am

Agreed! I always want to try interesting flavors, but I’m nervous to commit to a whole jar. Packets are the way to go! Can you buy sample packets on the Wild Squirrel website?

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7 KathEats May 15, 2012 at 8:23 am

Yup

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8 KathEats May 15, 2012 at 8:24 am

(Or you can just come to the bakery and taste them Lindsey!)

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9 Lindzjane115 May 15, 2012 at 8:29 am

Oh! That would be fun! I’ll try to make it in soon :-)

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10 lindzjane115 May 17, 2012 at 6:56 pm

I stopped in today after work and sampled the “Sneaky Cinnamon” and “Curious Cocoa-Nut” flavors. Cocoa-Nut won the taste test…and it was so drippy! It would be perfect for breakfast “puddles” :-) Next time I come to the bakery I might have to buy some Wild Squirrel to take home…

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11 KathEats May 17, 2012 at 8:03 pm

Yay!

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12 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat May 15, 2012 at 7:50 am

How lucky are you to have nut-butter sending squirrels?! ;)

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13 Cait @ Beyond Bananas May 15, 2012 at 7:58 am

I saw the girls from Wild Squirrels on Shark Tank on Friday!!!

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14 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 15, 2012 at 8:20 am

I love getting sample packets! I travel a lot, so they are perfect to take with to add to hotel oatmeal in the morning. the only downside is that you can’t really make overnight oats in a packet…

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15 Aimée DesOrmeaux-Lewis May 15, 2012 at 8:47 am

I always look forward to your posts. I need to start jumping on the sunflower butter bandwagon. It looks amazing mixed with cereals and yogurts. I’m sitting here eating my bowl of wheaties wishing I had some.

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16 Wesley @ the way home May 15, 2012 at 8:48 am

I have never heard of these squirrels…I must try. I just got into Justin’s almond butter (I had previously thought I didn’t like almond butter for some reason) so I’m excited to try some new stuff. Any idea whether they have them in Tennessee?

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17 Mariana May 15, 2012 at 8:51 am

Any chance you will be doing another Wild Squirrel sale on Opensky anytime soon?? I

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18 KathEats May 15, 2012 at 8:57 am
19 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count May 15, 2012 at 8:52 am

We’re havng waterfalls here in NJ. Longing for some sunshine.

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20 Alyssa (pb and oatmeal) May 15, 2012 at 9:00 am

Enjoy the sunny day! It’s still raining over here.

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21 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles May 15, 2012 at 9:03 am

Love the packaging of the Wild Squirrel…kind of retro looking! Cinnamon Raisin sounds intriguing!

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22 Samantha May 15, 2012 at 9:40 am

I just finished watching Wild Squirrel on Shark Tank and couldn’t help but think of you!

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23 kathleen @ the daily crumb May 15, 2012 at 9:41 am

that sunflower butter looks especially drippy and delicious this morning!

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24 Catalina @ Cake with Love May 15, 2012 at 10:04 am

Chocolate sunflower butter? Now this sounds good, I would love some on my oatmeal!

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25 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More May 15, 2012 at 10:07 am

There should always be puddles of sunflower (peanut, almond, cashew) butter!

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26 Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner May 15, 2012 at 10:08 am

Oh, seeing green makes me so happy! And the sunflower butters look pretty great, too.

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27 Jeannie @ reclaimingjeannie.wordpress.com May 15, 2012 at 10:08 am

so excited…just ordered 4 packs of no bull burgers sent up here to Massachusetts! Yay. Thanks for the tip:-)

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28 KathEats May 15, 2012 at 11:50 am

Woohoo!

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29 janiek @ a non-perfect girl May 15, 2012 at 10:11 am

I love that bowl!

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30 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 15, 2012 at 10:21 am

Chocolate Sunflower Butter sounds about perfect!

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31 Khushboo May 15, 2012 at 10:32 am

Its the complete opposite for us in Mumbai- May greenery & June showers!

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32 Deirdre @ Oh Well Whatever May 15, 2012 at 10:34 am

Your sunshine yard looks beautiful!

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33 Lauren May 15, 2012 at 11:08 am

The girls who created Wild Squirrel were on Shark Tank the other night. So cool to see their story! I had no idea they were so young.

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34 kristen @ verbs and vignettes May 15, 2012 at 11:24 am

gorgeous day there!!! it’s dark and raining buckets here in jersey. your oatmeal looks great, too. maybe I’ll do the same with my crunchy cookie butter on top. :-)

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35 Amanda @flecksofgreen May 15, 2012 at 11:47 am

Hi Kath,
I’m looking for an cost effective rice cooker to make my oats in. What brands would you recommend that are not too expensive? Thanks!

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36 KathEats May 15, 2012 at 1:52 pm

The one I bought was this one: http://www.amazon.com/Zojirushi-NS-TGC10-Cooker-Warmer-Stainless/dp/B000MAERM0/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1337107682&sr=8-8

Anything by the Zojirushi brand is bound to be good, but I have no experience with any other models

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37 Kate May 15, 2012 at 6:01 pm

I’m in college and we bought a really cheap one for our apartment, but my mom uses a nicer quality at home. Honestly I can’t taste the difference between the two and the amount of time is pretty much the same. I would look on amazon to get reviews for whatever price range you’re looking for, but I think they’re all pretty much the same (only my opinion!)

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38 Amanda @flecksofgreen May 16, 2012 at 8:18 am

Great! Thank you for your help!

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39 Rebecca @ Blueberry Smiles May 15, 2012 at 12:03 pm

I love your bowl! So cute! Where’d you get it?

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40 KathEats May 15, 2012 at 1:51 pm

It’s from Anthro!

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41 jenna May 15, 2012 at 12:09 pm

mmm..that wild squirrel nutbutter looks fab!! enjoy your day of sunshine!

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42 Ellie@Fit for the Soul May 15, 2012 at 12:10 pm

ommgmsshhh I love SSB and Wild Squirrel!! Gotta find me some of that choc SSB….and it is sooo gorgeous out there~glad you’re finally getting some spring/summer :)

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43 Erica May 15, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Yum! Chocolate sunflower seed butter? I totally need to try this- sounds ridiculous good. Have a great day!

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44 Katie May 15, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Those Wild Squirrel flavors sound delicious! I’m having trouble storing my nut butters. I would love the drippy consistency that you have, but mine always stiffen with a layer of oil at the top. I know that some people prefer to store their nut butters in the fridge to avoid the oil separation, but I don’t like cold nut butters OR thick consistency. Do you suppose I’m just choosing poor brands or is there something I should be doing to avoid thick, separated butters? Thanks!!

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45 KathEats May 15, 2012 at 1:51 pm

It might just be the brands. Mine don’t tend to separate that much – I just give them a few good stirs in the beginning

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46 Kate May 15, 2012 at 6:03 pm

I know you said you don’t like them cold, but in case you’re willing to give it a shot, I store my almond butter in the fridge upside down. It’s never thick and eliminates the oil separation, but I’m sure it varies by brand/kind of nut butter

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47 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn May 15, 2012 at 1:30 pm

real talk: c-ville is so much nicer than upstate new york. one day I will come visit!

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48 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope May 15, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Cinnamon raisin peanut butter and the chocolate coconut peanut butter sound so good!! :)

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49 Sarah @ Fresh Living May 15, 2012 at 2:09 pm

I love the little sample packets! They look delicious too!

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50 Angel7 May 15, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Chocolate coconut peanut butter sounds like something my husband and daughter would like.

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51 Lexi @ Cura Personalis Foodie May 16, 2012 at 1:04 am

CHOCOLATE sunflower butter? omg omg omg

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52 Lindsay May 16, 2012 at 6:03 am

THank you thank you thankyou for writing about wild squirrel! Your blog is how I found them and started an obsession;) They are DELISH and make for such and inviting treat here in Korea…it make us feel at home among the red bean paste, kimchi and squid!

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