Falling Backwards Into…Christmas?

by Sarah on July 23, 2012 · 83 comments

We are embarking upon a very special week here at The Smart Kitchen. In my need to constantly celebrate, well, anything, I have determined that the upcoming date of July 25th deserves an entire week of shenanigans. That’s right, y’all…it’s Christmas in July!Christmas in July was always one of my favorite parts of camp. We spent the days leading up to it making presents for our ‘wot-wa’s, which was the phonetic way of pronouncing W.O.T.W. This acronym stood for will o’ the wisp, which Wikipedia will tell you is mysterious light witnessed by travelers at night that guides them on their journeys…but at camp was the non-commercial, nature girl-friendly, and Hallmark-free term for “Secret Santa.”

Well, there’s really no secret here…your W.O.T.W. is me!

I have a number of giveaways lined up for you this week, but before we get to the products I didn’t make, we should start with one I did. [After all, the primary rule of Christmas at Camp was handmade presents.]

It’s a Mystery Nutty Butter (LLC) Giveaway!What’s a mystery nutty butter giveaway?

Well, you have no idea what flavor you are going to get…or if it is a flavor I’ve even ‘officially released’ yet! It could be any of the ones I’ve been making…or something completely different. The best part is, you have not only one, but TWO, chances to win.

I wrote a guest post for my friend Lauren @ Oatmeal After Spinning about my backwards fall into business…and to find out how to enter the giveaway, you need to go visit her and read it. :)

Happy Christmas in July to all…and to all a Good Bite!

Stay tuned for giveaways all week…

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Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count July 23, 2012 at 6:42 am

Ok! I’m going to read your guest post!!

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Gabby July 23, 2012 at 7:49 am

I bet your next flavor will be something for Fall like pumpkin pie :)

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Kaila @healthyhelperblog! July 23, 2012 at 8:23 am

I think the latest flavor will be Butterscotch Banana!

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Jackie D July 23, 2012 at 8:25 am

I’m guessing a fall/winter theme… Cranberry something???

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Claire @ Un Bello Aperitivo July 23, 2012 at 8:32 am

Hmmm…the next flavor? A wild guess would be Ginger PB!

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Tori Jelilyan July 23, 2012 at 8:43 am

Darn! I had the same idea as Gabby. Something for autumn that is warm and cozy: pumpkin, nutmeg, roasted nuts, maybe a vanilla bean scraped in, and/or graham crackers (?!)

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Crystal @EatDrinkCleveland July 23, 2012 at 8:44 am

I think the next flavor might be gingerbread!

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Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See July 23, 2012 at 8:51 am

Intrigued by this mystery flavor!!! I’m guessing another flavor of cookie dough ;)

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Linda July 23, 2012 at 8:51 am

I think the next flavor will be cranberry white chocolate peanut butter.

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Jess July 23, 2012 at 8:57 am

I want to go snickerdoodle or another cookie-esque theme

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Jessica July 23, 2012 at 9:09 am

Totally random on the next flavor…
Strawberry rhubarb (not even sure it that would be possible in a butter)

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Nikki July 23, 2012 at 9:27 am

Blueberry almond?

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Tricia @ Saving room for dessert July 23, 2012 at 9:28 am

Pumpkin and spice!

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Georgiana July 23, 2012 at 9:54 am

Cherry Ginger for me!

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Debbie (accidently delish) July 23, 2012 at 10:10 am

Chocolate coconut because the cinnamon coconut is amazing!!

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Alexandra July 23, 2012 at 10:42 am

Hmm I’m guessing Banana Bread?? Or something with banana in it…ahh I am sure you thought of something super creative!

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Carla July 23, 2012 at 10:55 am

I think the next flavor will have something with ginger in it – perhaps pineapple ginger?

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Lacey @ Life Hands You Limes July 23, 2012 at 10:56 am

Cake Batter!!!!

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Maria July 23, 2012 at 11:12 am

Christmas in July is my favorite. I wanted to break out a few Christmas movies to watch yesterday afternoon in fact…but decided it was too early. I’ll wait until September.

I have my suspicions about the nut butter and I WANT IT.

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Cathy July 23, 2012 at 11:34 am

Pember, your WOTW loves you! Love, Cathy

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Kim @ wonderings July 23, 2012 at 11:36 am

Craving fall flavors (maybe just fall weather…). Would love to taste something pumpkin spiced right now…

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Cathy July 23, 2012 at 11:41 am

And, your WOTW (me) would like a cashew cinnamon vegan carob chip nutty butter!

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Rachael S July 23, 2012 at 11:47 am

Pumpkin flavour

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Liz @ IHeartVegetables July 23, 2012 at 12:44 pm

YAY for giveaways!!!! :) Hehe

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Heather Byrne July 23, 2012 at 12:58 pm

I am thinking something with cranberry or pomegranate. Get us in the mood for fall colors an flavors!

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Robin July 23, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Brown sugar cinnamon

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natalie@thesweetslife July 23, 2012 at 1:08 pm

hmmm on the cookie theme i’m thinking maybe a white choc macadamia flavor?!

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Missy July 23, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Pumpkin almond? Although ANY flavah would be delicious.

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Julia July 23, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Definitely something fall…maybe pumpkin spice or gingerbread cookie?

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Heather Blackmon @ Better With Veggies July 23, 2012 at 1:28 pm

How about sugar cookie nut butter? I’m terrible at this guessing game! :)

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Anne Weber-Falk July 23, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Hmmm, I think something for the fall. Maybe something spicy like pumpkin pie or ginger molasses. Yes, gingerbready with a hint of molasses flavor oh yum!

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Alysha @Shesontherun July 23, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Gingersnap perhaps :) MMM!

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Kristin July 23, 2012 at 1:40 pm

I think it will be chocolate cherry! Not sure if that is possible but it sounds tasty!

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Kristin @ eat healthy. be happy. live well. July 23, 2012 at 1:56 pm

I’m thinking some sort of pumpkin pie spiced nutty butter!

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Krista July 23, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I think something with banana in it. Or maybe coffee? Or maybe banana coffee? Hmmm, I wonder if those two would go together… I may have to break out my food processor!

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Kari M July 23, 2012 at 2:50 pm

I know how much you love pumpkin so I’d go with pumpkins something?

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Shelby July 23, 2012 at 3:17 pm

I completely agree with the risk-taking that comes with continued backwards falling – keep it up!

I’m convinced Cinnamon Coconut will be the next flavor because I’m also (personally) convinced that coconuts are in fact the ever-encompassing “miracle” food. I mean, what else can be sugar, flour, meat, shredded, manna, butter, oil, water, milk (and consequently ice cream), etc? Plus I eat about 1/4 C of cinnamon in a day (throughout, not at once!) so this flavor is just calling me (did I mention my nut butter addiction in general?). I vote Cinnamon Coconut.

But CHAI sounds like something absolutely worth making as well and if it doesn’t get made I’m going to have to do it myself. Which isn’t actually a bad thing.

*I agree with Krista above me, coffee actually would be fantastic. You know what this means after all I’ve just said… CHAI COFFEE. And then a Coconut Chai variation. BAM.

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Krista July 24, 2012 at 3:46 am

Oooh! Those sound so good!

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Living, Learning, Eating July 23, 2012 at 3:41 pm

I love Christmas! And giveaways! I didn’t realize you had a business – but your nut butters look amazing! The combos sound pretty crazy fantastic!

Here’s what I *hope* is the next flavor to be unveiled – a turtle nut butter, complete with mini dark chocolate chips (or mini carob!) and swirls of caramel! Drool.

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Hillary July 23, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Maple Almond Butter??!

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Trista July 23, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Oh my gosh, I have to agree with another commenter… a turtle nut butter sounds delicious!!!

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Annette@FitnessPerks July 23, 2012 at 6:09 pm

I am thinking pecan pumpkin? Or nutmeg apple spice? I would LOVE a caramel/almond/sea salt dark chocolate one….. ;)

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Ashley P July 23, 2012 at 6:18 pm

A banana flavored nut butter?

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Dina July 23, 2012 at 6:50 pm

hmmmm…. maybe something with pumpkin or sugar cookies would be awesome!!

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Brittany @ Delights and Delectables July 23, 2012 at 8:29 pm

I’m thinking a chocolate coconut….. or maybe that is just in my dreams?? :) I love you and your nutty butter! :)

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Renata July 23, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Blueberry Crumble!

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Ray July 23, 2012 at 10:28 pm

Peanut Butter Cheesecake!

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Mariell @ HealthyPantz July 23, 2012 at 10:29 pm

Fun game… I predict maple brown sugar. Maybe?

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Sarah @ Learning to Feed Yourself July 23, 2012 at 10:36 pm

hmm… my guess is honey almond? haha

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Kelly O-ski July 23, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Something with a berry in it…or one with pretzels would be AWESOME :) .

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Lauren July 23, 2012 at 11:29 pm

Hmmm I’m guessing caramel cashew…or something with a little spice and caramel, like salted caramel chai.

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Heidi Nicole July 24, 2012 at 12:34 am

I’m guessing its something to do with peaches or nectarines. They have been catching my eye lately and all impulse purchases turned out tasty!

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Sydney July 24, 2012 at 12:55 am

I bet the next flavor will be…maple vanilla!! Perfect for fall : )

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Tonia July 24, 2012 at 6:25 am

I’m thinking a coconut flavored nut butter!

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Katie July 24, 2012 at 7:16 am

Hmm… Maybe something savory? Like jalapeno or curry? But probably more likely… coconut chocolate? Or something with bananas!

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Calee (@chimes) July 24, 2012 at 8:02 am

I’m pretty terrible at guessing, but it’s summer … so maybe some sort of pina colada, or key lime. I have no idea how that would work, but you could do it. :)

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Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers July 24, 2012 at 8:43 am

I’m not coming up with creative flavors here. YOU’RE the creative one!!! :) I think gingerbread or maybe even something Thai-ish (got the idea from peanut sauce) might work.

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Ria D. July 24, 2012 at 8:59 am

I cannot wait for the new flavor unveiling! My guess is salted caramel banana, but I am also (not so) secretly hoping for pumpkin chocolate chip.

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Alyssa July 24, 2012 at 9:01 am

Maybe your next flavor will be pumpkin pie!!! YUM! That would be amazing!! Another amazing sounding nut butter would be white chocolate cranberry!!! Whichever flavor you make next I am sure is just going to be as amazing as the others!!! I absolutely love the oatmeal raisin flavor!!!

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Danica @ It's Progression July 24, 2012 at 9:15 am

I have no idea what flavor is next but I’m sure it’s amazing! Maybe something with almonds??

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Ashley July 24, 2012 at 9:35 am

I think you may try a mixed nut butter like – almond, cashew, walnut. Or peanut, pumpkin, almond – with some spices added in :)

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Ashley @ Freckles & Spice July 24, 2012 at 10:26 am

I think the next flavor will be birthday cake.
But I’m pulling for lemon bar or strawberry shortcake. I also really want the dill pickle cashew. I need to just bust out my food processor…

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Lena @Fit on the Rocks July 24, 2012 at 11:23 am

Pumpkin pie nutty butter?!?! Please say it’s so!

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Jordan D July 24, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Given that fall is right around the corner, I’m guessing a pumpkin pie or pecan pie flavor!

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Krissy @ Shiawase Life July 24, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Hmmm…maybe a better version of Goober? (like a berry nutty butter?)

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marie July 24, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Hmmmm…ginger molasses?

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amy Q July 24, 2012 at 2:57 pm

I think it will be CARROT CAKE!

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Jeanine July 24, 2012 at 2:59 pm

I think it will be either sugar cookie or carrot cake!

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Tt in nyc July 24, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Hmmmmm…. I suspect your next flavor will take a turn towards savory flavors! Something with a spicy kick inspired by your love of penzy’s. Maybe a curry kick? Or a pink peppercorn peanut-y butter?

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Jess @ Floptimism July 24, 2012 at 7:51 pm

I’m going to guess…an end-of-summer themed flavor like s’mores! (I mean, is there anything better than chocolate and peanut butter??)

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Lauren July 24, 2012 at 8:14 pm

I want a maple pecan butter so I’m hoping that’s what you make next. But any flavor should be delicious!

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teabagginit July 24, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Since it’s Christmas (in July) eve, I’m thinking the mystery flavor is egg nog! :)

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Annie I July 25, 2012 at 6:13 am

I like the pumpkin spice idea as others have said. Keeping with the coffee-chain flavors, how about mocha? I’ve never tried coffee with peanut butter but it would be worth a try. Blueberry maple almond also sounds good–you seem to love maple extract.

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Cynthia July 25, 2012 at 8:28 am

I’m thinking it will be some kind of chocolate nut butter . . . maybe chocolate pumpkin spice. Mmm . . . that does sound tasty!

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Lindsay July 25, 2012 at 11:28 am

I think that the next flavor to be released should be oreo cookie nutty butter! I think that would be delish!

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Lindsay July 25, 2012 at 5:32 pm

I’m trying to channel your innermost nutty butter thoughts. If I had to guess, I’d say Maple Cashew nutty butter!

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Lindsey July 25, 2012 at 9:53 pm

Yum! I need to try your delicious Nutty Butters! Starting with the newest one?

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Lindsey July 25, 2012 at 9:55 pm

I guess cake batter! Please be cake batter!!

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Lindsey July 25, 2012 at 9:55 pm

I guess cake batter!!!

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Natalia July 26, 2012 at 1:58 pm

I’m guessing delicious. Winner!

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Ellyn July 26, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Wow this sounds amazing. Vanilla hazelnut?

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Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie July 27, 2012 at 11:52 am

I’m guessing vanilla coconut!

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Carly July 27, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Not sure if this giveaway is still open but….I’m guessing Toffee Nut

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