Big Spoon Roasters
Nut Butters, Bars
In addition to a little back story on our Hot Peanut, Indy Week offers up three original recipes using our Hot Peanut Butter: Sesame Noodles, Satay-Style Peanut Sauce, and Peanut Butter Cocktail Cookies.
This limited edition Espresso Nut Butter collaboration with our friends at Intelligentsia combines fresh-roasted heirloom Mission almonds and Runner peanuts, Muddy Pond sorghum syrup, and sea salt with Black Cat Organic Espresso and its signature flavors of caramel, brown sugar, and dark chocolate. Intensely rich yet balanced, it’s delightful with fresh fruit, stirred into warm oatmeal, on toast, and of course, right out of your spoon.
Mark Overbay, founder of Durham-based Big Spoon Roasters, speaks to not only the texture of his nut butters, but also what his company stands for as a whole. Last month, Meredith Davin and I visited Big Spoon Roasters' facility, met Mark, and fell further in love with this company.
"We love their texture; it’s a combo of melt-in-your mouth creamy with a bit of crunch from puffed quinoa and cacao nibs. They’re great snacks on their own, of course, but we also love crumbling a bar over yogurt or a smoothie bowl."
Heirloom Valiant Grape Jam by American Spoon makes any picnic a special occasion. All grown by a local dentist, mostly just for fun, these Valiant grapes exemplify the intoxicating, fleeting sweetness of fresh fruit.