Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Product Review - Earth Balance: Sweet Cinnamon Spread...

Today I have another product review for you. I know, two product reviews in as many days? But I’ve been sitting on this one for a while and I’ve been dying to share it with you. I promise to give you an actual recipe tomorrow, and then later in the week I have a restaurant review for you.

So last month some time I discovered that Earth Balance had introduced two new flavors of non-dairy butter to their product line. Sweet Cinnamon Culinary Spread, and Garlic & Herb Culinary Spread. Now I love me some Earth Balance! Everything from their regular buttery spreads, to their coconut spread, to their mindful mayo. Everything I’ve tried from them has been delicious and I use both their original buttery spread and shortening in my baking all the time. I also really love cinnamon, and I’m obsessed with trying new vegan products regardless of what they are or who makes them. So needless to say I was pretty damn excited when I aw the two new spreads being stocked in my local health food store. I picked up a tub of the Sweet Cinnamon flavor back in January, but with the juice fast and everything else going on lately I just didn’t get around to posting about it until now.

This spread is seriously special, I’d go so far as to say it’s magical. It spreads easily, and melts just like every other EB butter, but the flavor is really something amazing! I first tried this spread on simple slice of sprouted grain bread and it instantly transported me back to my childhood. I mean, did you ever eat cinnamon toast when you were sick as a kid? I know I did. Whenever I would get sick as a child - and I mean puking sick - and couldn’t eat anything or keep anything down my mom would always make me cinnamon toast. Which is basically toasted bread slathered with butter and loads of ground cinnamon. It was often the only thing I could eat when I was really sick, or the only thing I wanted to eat when I was sick. Even now if I ever feel ill I always want cinnamon toast, and even when you’re not sick there’s something really comforting about this simple childhood pleasure. Well, Earth Balance Sweet Cinnamon spread slathered on toasted bread tastes just like cinnamon toast without having to actually sprinkle cinnamon on it. It also tastes fantastic slathered over warm biscuits with some maple syrup, or melted over pancakes. It also works wonderfully in baking as to all of Earth Balances butters. I have yet to try it in a savory dish, but I would really love to make mashed sweet potatoes with this spread.  The cinnamon flavor of it is very pronounced, and it’s sweet without being overly so.

Earth Balance Sweet Cinnamon Spread is also vegan - of course - gluten free, Organic, non-GMO, uses Expeller-pressed oil, and is of course lactose & Casein free. Oh yean and it’s made with real organic cinnamon not cinnamon flavor. If you’re interested in more information beyond that you can check out their website Earth Balance Natural But I highly recommend that if you see this spread in your local health food store or grocery that you pick up a tub. It’s inexpensive, and so delicious that I know you wont be sorry!

PS: I'm also super excited and curious to try the Garlic & Herb Spread, when I do i'll be sure to let you know what I think.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE this spread! If I could, I'd probably just eat it straight out of the tub. hah - Matt