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    Feb 15, 2011 5:41 AM GMT
    At my health food store, Jimbo's, there is a bottle of almond butter for a regular price of $23.50. Yes, $23.50. I wonder if anyone has actually ever bought one of these. If I bought it, that almond butter better blow me the fuck away.

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    Feb 15, 2011 5:58 AM GMT
    BlackLabSD saidAt my health food store, Jimbo's, there is a bottle of almond butter for a regular price of $23.50. Yes, $23.50. I wonder if anyone has actually ever bought one of these. If I bought it, that almond butter better blow me the fuck away.

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    Yeea.. .@least a few rounds to Jupiter and back icon_exclaim.gificon_exclaim.gificon_exclaim.gificon_exclaim.gificon_exclaim.gif
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    Feb 15, 2011 6:05 AM GMT
    I say, try it and provide us in full detail about your almond butter experience... You only live once!
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    Feb 15, 2011 7:21 AM GMT
    MAKE YOUR OWN......and then tell us if it is worth the $23.50.........

    http://www.indiacurry.com/nuts/almondbutter.htm


    How to make Almond Butter (Recipe)?

    Almond butter can be made from raw or toasted almonds with different types of consistencies

    Almonds are a good source of proteins, and have the highest amount of dietary Vitamin E. This makes almond butter very important to vegetarians. For proteins, 2 Tablespoons of Almond butter would be same as 1 ounce of lean meat.

    Almond butter making involves basic seven steps
    Step 1 Choose good quality almonds

    Buy Almonds in shell, or already shelled almond kernels. Good quality kernels are long and sweet. Preferably, the kernels should not be more than one year old.

    Step 2 Blanch kernels

    This is an optional step. The skin on the kernels hinders in making smooth almond butter. The skin may also add a bitter taste. You can either blanch whole-kernels at home, or buy 'blanched-whole-kernels'. Do not use pre-sliced blanched almonds, they have reduced flavor and oil, may even be rancid. If you decide to blanch almonds at home, make sure they are bone-dry before proceeding to next step.


    Step 3 Roast Almonds

    This is an optional step. Raw almonds are preferred by some nutritionist. Roasted almonds add nutty flavor. You can easily roast almonds in an oven. If you roast almonds, let them cool off to barely warm before grinding. You should try to grind the almonds same day that they are roasted


    Step 4 Grind Nuts with optional salt

    You need a heavy duty food processor to make decent butter. Most of the blenders are inadequate and light food processors will just burn up. You may be operating the food processor continuously at high speed for 10 to 12 minutes.

    As you grind nuts, the shearing and chopping process will generate heat and reduce kernels to small particles. Continued processing will result in releasing almond oil.

    - To make butter, do not grind cold kernels. Ideally, the kernels should be slightly warm (110º F)

    - If you plan to add salt, add salt to kernels as they are being ground for optimum effect


    Step 5 External Oil

    After the kernels have been processed to clumps, break the clumps with spatula. With continued processing, almond will release oil. For smoother butter, you may add external oil. External oil may be: virgin coconut-oil, sweet almond oil, olive oil, canola oil, or any other plant oil. For optimum results, warm-up the oil in microwave to about 110º F before adding. Continue processing till you have very smooth butter.


    Step 6 Sweetener

    This is optional step. Sweetener should be added only after the grinding process has already given you the desired consistency. After adding sweetener, continue processing till sweeteners are blended to a desired consistency.

    You may add any type of sweeteners: Table-sugar, Brown sugar, Honey, Jaggery.

    Table-sugar

    Brown Sugar

    Honey

    Jagger



    You may give special character to your almond butter by adding:

    Chavanprash (Amla)

    Gulkand (Rose)

    Pieces of Dark-chocolate

    Step 7 Storing

    Almond butter from two cups of almond kernels will fill up one standard 10 oz jar. The Almond butter can be kept at room temperature for about 30 days. For longer time, store it in refrigerator to prevent almond butter to become rancid
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    Feb 15, 2011 8:28 AM GMT
    Buy some almonds...butter em. Money IN DA BANK
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    Feb 15, 2011 8:29 AM GMT
    Also,

    BlackLabSD saidAt my health food store, Jimbo's



    oxymoron?
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    Feb 15, 2011 1:09 PM GMT
    Buy some "I can't believe it's butter" and turn the tub around. icon_biggrin.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 15, 2011 1:12 PM GMT
    It is amazing how much retailers charge for products that are considered "speical" or "different". I would have asked why the
    charge.... I doubt if the retailer would have been very articulate.
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    Feb 15, 2011 1:20 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidAlso,

    BlackLabSD saidAt my health food store, Jimbo's



    oxymoron?


    Did you just call me an oxy moron?
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    Feb 15, 2011 2:03 PM GMT
    there is actually a diamond at the bottom icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 15, 2011 2:23 PM GMT
    I'll stick to nutella.. making almond butter sounds like a big mess
  • massbuildah

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    Feb 15, 2011 2:28 PM GMT
    kscott6671 saidBuy some "I can't believe it's butter" and turn the tub around. icon_biggrin.gif


    ...win!
  • coolarmydude

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    Feb 15, 2011 2:56 PM GMT
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    Feb 15, 2011 3:22 PM GMT
    heybreaux said
    BlackLabSD saidAt my health food store, Jimbo's, there is a bottle of almond butter for a regular price of $23.50. Yes, $23.50. I wonder if anyone has actually ever bought one of these. If I bought it, that almond butter better blow me the fuck away.

    End rant.


    For how big a jar? I prefer Almond Butter to Peanut Butter.
    I get them in 16 oz. jars for $9.99 just about every place here.
    The ingredients are: Raw unblanched almonds.
    Yes, you can make your own by buying unsalted almonds and crushing them in a high powered blender; it is excatly the same thing.

    Almond Butter recipe:
    Take Almonds, put them in the Vitamix, turn it on.
    Hmmm.....well by the time you buy that Vitamix you're almond butter is at, let me see....hey...$23.50! So now we know how they're making it! LOL
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    Feb 15, 2011 5:36 PM GMT
    Sporty_g saidMAKE YOUR OWN......and then tell us if it is worth the $23.50.........

    http://www.indiacurry.com/nuts/almondbutter.htm


    How to make Almond Butter (Recipe)?

    Almond butter can be made from raw or toasted almonds with different types of consistencies

    Almonds are a good source of proteins, and have the highest amount of dietary Vitamin E. This makes almond butter very important to vegetarians. For proteins, 2 Tablespoons of Almond butter would be same as 1 ounce of lean meat.

    Almond butter making involves basic seven steps
    Step 1 Choose good quality almonds

    Buy Almonds in shell, or already shelled almond kernels. Good quality kernels are long and sweet. Preferably, the kernels should not be more than one year old.

    Step 2 Blanch kernels

    This is an optional step. The skin on the kernels hinders in making smooth almond butter. The skin may also add a bitter taste. You can either blanch whole-kernels at home, or buy 'blanched-whole-kernels'. Do not use pre-sliced blanched almonds, they have reduced flavor and oil, may even be rancid. If you decide to blanch almonds at home, make sure they are bone-dry before proceeding to next step.


    Step 3 Roast Almonds

    This is an optional step. Raw almonds are preferred by some nutritionist. Roasted almonds add nutty flavor. You can easily roast almonds in an oven. If you roast almonds, let them cool off to barely warm before grinding. You should try to grind the almonds same day that they are roasted


    Step 4 Grind Nuts with optional salt

    You need a heavy duty food processor to make decent butter. Most of the blenders are inadequate and light food processors will just burn up. You may be operating the food processor continuously at high speed for 10 to 12 minutes.

    As you grind nuts, the shearing and chopping process will generate heat and reduce kernels to small particles. Continued processing will result in releasing almond oil.

    - To make butter, do not grind cold kernels. Ideally, the kernels should be slightly warm (110º F)

    - If you plan to add salt, add salt to kernels as they are being ground for optimum effect


    Step 5 External Oil

    After the kernels have been processed to clumps, break the clumps with spatula. With continued processing, almond will release oil. For smoother butter, you may add external oil. External oil may be: virgin coconut-oil, sweet almond oil, olive oil, canola oil, or any other plant oil. For optimum results, warm-up the oil in microwave to about 110º F before adding. Continue processing till you have very smooth butter.


    Step 6 Sweetener

    This is optional step. Sweetener should be added only after the grinding process has already given you the desired consistency. After adding sweetener, continue processing till sweeteners are blended to a desired consistency.

    You may add any type of sweeteners: Table-sugar, Brown sugar, Honey, Jaggery.

    Table-sugar

    Brown Sugar

    Honey

    Jagger



    You may give special character to your almond butter by adding:

    Chavanprash (Amla)

    Gulkand (Rose)

    Pieces of Dark-chocolate

    Step 7 Storing

    Almond butter from two cups of almond kernels will fill up one standard 10 oz jar. The Almond butter can be kept at room temperature for about 30 days. For longer time, store it in refrigerator to prevent almond butter to become rancid



    Yea......I'm going to buy the Almond Butter.....icon_lol.gif I really don't have the patience to make butter...
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    Feb 15, 2011 6:03 PM GMT
    i paid 12.50 in Canada for a little jar that was on sale....it wont blow your socks or your dick, no space travel,,,,but i think it would be a great flavoured mortar............................never again..........Keithicon_cry.gif
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    Feb 16, 2011 2:29 AM GMT
    I like peanut butter better anyway icon_biggrin.gif Choosy moms choose JIF.