No (Nutty Butter) News Is Good News… [Custom Nutty Butter Giveaway]

by Sarah on February 4, 2013 · 133 comments

Some of you might be wondering where the hazelnut are the Nutty Butter flavors for February?I’m sure my genius designer, Calee, is chomping at the bit(s of raw cashews) to know, as clearly the only thing she thinks about at the end of each month is what the labels for the next will look like.Well, I have certainly been spending a lot of good play time in the Nutty Butter kitchen.

I got creative with Carrot Cake…and stumbled so close to Samoa.

caramel coconut cookie? check. chocolate ratio? still needs work.

Combining the good, and the even better, resulted in Pumpkin Gingerbread.And Banana Bread? Well, now, that one really does need to be sold.

But not this month.

You see, it already feels like February is half over, and I’ve got so many exciting and wonderful plans in the works for the rest of it:

  • A visit to Louisville to spend what I know will be a lovely weekend with the even lovelier Brittany
  • Mama and Stepfather smart driving down to visit ME here in Charlottesville
  • Hosting Book Club this month…with a Mermaid (by Carolyn Turgeon) theme?
  • Some very important deadlines
  • Two or three cooking demos at Whole Foods for the Engine 2 Diet 28-Day Challenge they are sponsoring

And, oh yeah, living.*

*Running, cooking, staying on top of episodes of Downton Abbey, Nashville, and the premiere of Smash! [I have my priorities.]

 So Nutty Butter? It’s not happening.

And it’s my company. I can do what I want.

even if what i want to do is make test batches just so i can eat them.

I do intend to be back in full swing in March, and, as you can tell from the photos above, I do love to experiment. I also love giving Nutty Butter away. :)

So, I’m offering not one, but THREE readers a jar of custom Nutty Butter. It will give me the chance to make something that might only please one or two people, but doesn’t necessarily have mass appeal.

To enter? Leave a comment with the flavor you are craving.

Old, new, totally bizarre. Sweet, savory, super salty.

Blueberry Pancake? Coconut Chai? Cherry Cobbler? Cranberry Banana Bread?

The choice is–for the most part–yours.

If you tweet about it, let me know, and you can have an extra entry: there’s no new @nutty_butter this month but @thesmartkitchen’s giving away three CUSTOM flavors anyway http://tinyurl.com/bao7hx6

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THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

The three winners (using random number generator) are

Laura, Diana, and Renata!

[Technially y'alls 'I tweeted' entries won...

...but those were boring. :) ]

Contact me– sarah dot pember @ gmail dot com–and we will formulate your flavors!

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{ 133 comments… read them below or add one }

Brittany February 4, 2013 at 9:15 pm

blueberry pancake!!

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Brittany February 4, 2013 at 9:15 pm

i tweeted!

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Lauren February 4, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Cinnamon bun or apple fritter!

I am obsessed with my chai latte butter from last month.

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Sally February 4, 2013 at 9:18 pm

Chocolate chip cookie dough or oatmeal raisin or pumpkin gingerbread please!

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Ashley February 4, 2013 at 9:20 pm

Pumpkin pie, gingerbread or vanilla chai!

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Georgiana February 4, 2013 at 9:21 pm

Raspberry Pear Butter! :)

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Heather b February 4, 2013 at 9:21 pm

Cherry and dark chocolate

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Ashley February 4, 2013 at 9:21 pm

I tweeted

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Caroline February 4, 2013 at 9:26 pm

Oh my goodness those all sound amazing! oatmeal raisin or gingerbread or cherry cobbler…ah I’m drooling :)

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Nana Phyllis February 4, 2013 at 9:33 pm

Anything with coconut – yum!

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Debbie (Accidently Delish) February 4, 2013 at 9:34 pm

chocolate banana bread! or mint chocolate chip (my favorite ice cream!) or can you do a graham cracker flavor? and im liking the blueberry pancake idea.

oh my gosh. i want it all!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table February 4, 2013 at 9:34 pm

I want all the flavors!!! How about a roasted peanut-wasabi-ginger? I’d totally make a funk-ed up sushi roll with it.

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Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli February 7, 2013 at 3:26 am

Dude! That is pure GENIUS!! #weirdfoodieforlife

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Debbie (Accidently Delish) February 4, 2013 at 9:34 pm

i tweeted!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table February 4, 2013 at 9:35 pm

tweeted!!!

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Tara February 4, 2013 at 9:37 pm

How about Baklava — walnuts, pistachios, honey, cinnamon….

Last month’s Caramel Latte ROCKED!

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Carol B February 4, 2013 at 9:43 pm

Pumpkin Gingerbread sounds fantastic. Two of my favorite things together!!

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Ashley February 4, 2013 at 9:44 pm

Cherry Cobbler!

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Carol B February 4, 2013 at 9:45 pm
Robin February 4, 2013 at 9:45 pm

pumpkin chocolate chip!

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Robin February 4, 2013 at 9:48 pm

And if I happen to get all three (wishful thinking!) a few other flavor cravings: dark chocolate raspberry, chocolate graham cracker, crunchy blueberry almond and green tea!

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Raymond February 4, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Strawberry Swirl would be tasty!

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Tess @ Cross Country Cajun February 4, 2013 at 9:57 pm

King Cake would be awesome – very festive for the Mardi Gras season, Chocolate covered strawberry for Valentine’s day and Smores Love this giveaway – I will definitely be ordering some Nutty Butter come March!

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Catherine @ Happily Ever Crafter February 4, 2013 at 9:59 pm

Mmm blueberry pancake sounds delicious!

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Catherine @ Happily Ever Crafter February 4, 2013 at 9:59 pm
Tera February 4, 2013 at 10:01 pm

Coconut chai does sound pretty amazing. I wonder if you could make one that tastes like honey nut Cheerios though. Yum!

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Calee Spinney February 4, 2013 at 10:02 pm

I think cinnamon honey would be delicious! I just bought some cinnamon creamed honey and I am seriously crushing on it. Make it happen!

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Nicole @ Curly Mommy February 4, 2013 at 10:14 pm

Last month’s chai tea rocked my socks off- it seems like it would be hard to beat. But anything with coconut might do the trick!! ;)

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Cynthia February 4, 2013 at 10:25 pm

Mmm . . . lemon pie or shortbread flavored.

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Meghan February 4, 2013 at 10:31 pm

I would love a peanut butter and jelly one!

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Krista February 4, 2013 at 10:31 pm

Something cinnamon (and related spices)’y :o ) Oh like that cinnamon tea you like, but in NUT BUTTER form. Yeah, I’d eat a lot of that…

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Danica @ It's Progression February 4, 2013 at 10:47 pm

I would love to try the Carrot Cake! YUM.

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Danica @ It's Progression February 4, 2013 at 10:48 pm

tweeted! (@Danica_ipnp)

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Lacey @life hands you limes February 4, 2013 at 10:50 pm

Mmmm cinnamon bun or cake batter or brownie batter would be delicious!!! Or cheesecake or lemon blueberry (ginger)… I can’t make up my mind! The possibilities!! Can I be your nutty apprentice haha?

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Ashley @ Freckles and Spice February 4, 2013 at 11:05 pm

carrot cake and samoa cookie sound good. dill pickle cashew too. Something savory would be awesome. or maybe a sea salted chocolate pb

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Lacey @ Life Hands You Limes February 4, 2013 at 11:05 pm

Hmmm…How about cinnamon bun (or cinnabon) or cake batter or brownie batter or cheesecake or tiramisu or lemon (ginger) blueberry?? Or savory and make curry or mexican or pizza nut butter?? Oh the possibilities!!!!!! Can I be your nutty apprentice haha??

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Lacey @ Life Hands You Limes February 4, 2013 at 11:09 pm

Whoops!! I just thought of a good pair of flavors:) Red Velvet Nut Butter paired with “Cream Cheese” Frosting nut butter…yeah.

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Lacey @ Life Hands You Limes February 4, 2013 at 11:06 pm
Lori Z February 4, 2013 at 11:11 pm

Carrot cake?! Yes please!!! Though all your flavors sound incredible…

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Lori Z February 4, 2013 at 11:12 pm

I tweeted! But I have no idea how to link my tweet…

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Megan J. February 4, 2013 at 11:14 pm

Chocolate covered cherry! Yum!

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Diana @ VeggieNextDoor February 4, 2013 at 11:16 pm

Oh wow – I never miss a Nutty Butter giveaway! (and wow – 2 or 3 cooking demos is HUGE! One of these days you’ll need to vlog a cooking lesson for those of us further away :-)

My flavor idea is German Chocolate Cake.

Though I also have Strawberry Cupcake and Lemon Poppyseed competing in my brain…

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Diana @ VeggieNextDoor February 4, 2013 at 11:21 pm
Jordan D February 4, 2013 at 11:23 pm

Lemon shortbread! Or cinnamon bun!

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Maggie February 4, 2013 at 11:26 pm

I would love Red Velvet with coffee. The Caramel Latte jars I ordered last month were my favorite so far, and I am dying to see what other coffee-infused flavors you create!

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Sarah February 5, 2013 at 12:24 am

I know salted caramel everything is everywhere at the moment but how good would it be in nut(ty) butter form??? So excited about the possibility of winning the pumpkin gingerbread in particular :-)

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Ttrockwood February 5, 2013 at 12:27 am

The samoa sounds awesome, a savory one like what is on those cold sesame peanut noodles from chinese takeout, and a super seedy salty crunchy kind. But no poppyseeds please.

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Sydney February 5, 2013 at 12:43 am

Ok, my mouth started watering with the pumpkin gingerbread…so that’s the flavor I would want!!! Wowza

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Lauren February 5, 2013 at 12:49 am

Ooh gingerbread! Could you do a red velvet?

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Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate February 5, 2013 at 12:50 am

Mmm I would love a cinnamon caramel flavor!

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Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate February 5, 2013 at 12:51 am

I tweeted!

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Amanda Martinez February 5, 2013 at 1:34 am

I’m totally craving some Pineapple Upside Down Cake or an Elvis (Peanut butter/banana/honey/chocolate) Nutty Butter!

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Lindsay February 5, 2013 at 3:29 am

Lemon Poppy Seed or Blueberry Pancake or Mint Chocolate Chip!

A friend of mine told me about your blog and nutty butter last month and I’ve been checking EVERYDAY for the February post of new flavors. Since you’re skipping a month, you should totally choose me pleeeease! It’d make my day! :-)

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Michelle @ Eat Move Balance February 5, 2013 at 5:11 am

Oh, boy, I’d love to try your nutty butter!! Personally, a chai carrot cake flavor sounds divine.

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Ashley P February 5, 2013 at 6:32 am

That banana bread flavor sounds awesome!

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Ashley P February 5, 2013 at 6:33 am

I tweeted about the giveaway @geckogirl688

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Renata February 5, 2013 at 6:59 am

Medjool Dates combined with strawberry! Delicious as I love dates with nut butter!

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Renata February 5, 2013 at 7:01 am
Camee February 5, 2013 at 7:09 am

I would love to try a red velvet or a cake batter!

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Liz @ iheartvegetables February 5, 2013 at 7:39 am

Mmmm banana bread!

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Jackie D February 5, 2013 at 7:58 am

Anything with fruit or pumpkin! I was just thinking last night about the cranberry shortbread that I ordered a couple of months ago and how aweome that one was! I surprised myself and liked that one better than the pumpkin one!

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Meggie February 5, 2013 at 8:07 am

this might be boring, but, peanut butter-chocolate chip cookie?

I really want to try one with coconut in it, too, like the samoa one you experimented with.

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Emily February 5, 2013 at 8:18 am

Chocolate brownie and/or blueberry muffin!

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Kate Weggeland February 5, 2013 at 8:21 am

Ummmm…… Yellow cake batter or chocolate chip cookie dough :) ))))))))

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April February 5, 2013 at 8:32 am

Coconut latte or Smores would be AWESOME!

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Peg February 5, 2013 at 8:33 am

blueberry lavender flavor or orange marmalade.

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Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile February 5, 2013 at 8:43 am

Cookie dough? or banana bread!!

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marie February 5, 2013 at 8:51 am

chocolate-cinnamon-flaxseed

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Amanda February 5, 2013 at 9:08 am

dark chocolate dried cherry or vanilla cake batter with sprinkles

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Holly February 5, 2013 at 9:24 am

I’m craving the carrot cake flavor because I’m gluten-free and can’t eat real carrot cake! In addition, I experiment with making my own nut butters, and have been so inspired by your flavor ideas and by the fact that you’ve made this a business. Just ordered my first jar and can’t wait to get it. Thanks for being so creative!

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lexi February 5, 2013 at 9:25 am

Ohhh im really excited about banana bread but….I would totally do a salted caramel pretzel or red velvet cake batter?!!!

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nikki February 5, 2013 at 9:32 am

Maple Salted Caramel?? Oooooor Baklava, DELISH!

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Priscilla McInnis February 5, 2013 at 9:40 am

Salted caramel macadamia nut – please and thank you!

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Calee (@chimes) — life + running February 5, 2013 at 9:50 am

I was wondering what was up! :) And yes, you know that nutty butter is all I think about. I’m actually kind of glad you didn’t have time this month because I didn’t have time this month either. winning.

PS If I’m eligible to win, carrot cake … and you know i like that banana flavor, so banana bread would be good. oh and birthday cake.

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Susie February 5, 2013 at 11:15 am

What about Black Forest cake?

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Susie February 5, 2013 at 11:16 am

I tweeted!

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Melissa @ Treats With a Twist February 5, 2013 at 11:42 am

Coconut chocolate chip cookie dough!

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Melissa @ Treats With a Twist February 5, 2013 at 11:42 am

tweeted :)

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Carla February 5, 2013 at 11:54 am

Ummm whoever said maple salted caramel is brilliant. I’d also love to try a blueberry oatmeal raisin and samoa sounds wonderful… :)

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Jacqui February 5, 2013 at 11:57 am

They all look great but the cookie dough one sounds go good to me!

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Lori J February 5, 2013 at 12:09 pm

I’d love to try the samoa one, but something with cinnamon and chocolate would be good too!

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Cellabella February 5, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Definitely the Banana Bread, the idea of it sounds oh-so-delicious!! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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Madeline February 5, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Carrot Cake!! Something about the sweet nuttiness of it is addictive for me, hehe.

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Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life) February 5, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Potato chip!!

PS- I am obsessed with Nashville :)

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Heather @ Better With Veggies February 5, 2013 at 2:32 pm

I want a marmite variety! ;)

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Heather @ Better With Veggies February 5, 2013 at 2:33 pm

And I tweeted!!

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teabagginit February 5, 2013 at 2:39 pm

sweet and spicy bbq sauce!

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Jenn February 5, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Banana bread all the way!

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Natalie @ Free Range Human February 5, 2013 at 2:56 pm

The banana bread sounds like an idea I can get behind!

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Natalie @ Free Range Human February 5, 2013 at 2:56 pm

I tweeted!

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Jackie Katzenstein February 5, 2013 at 3:19 pm

I am a sucker for good desserts so I would have to say an apple crisp nutty butter or a banana bread one! YYUUUMM-O!

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Jackie Katzenstein February 5, 2013 at 3:20 pm

And my mind keeps racing….some sort or pretzel, chocolate, peanut nutty butter (A spin off of a Take 5 candy bar!!)

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Vivienne February 5, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Coconut Banana!

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Katie M February 5, 2013 at 3:50 pm

Apple Pie a la Mode peanut butter sounds pretty decadent to me!

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Katie M February 5, 2013 at 3:51 pm
Alison February 5, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Mmm..coconut chai nutty butter sounds fantastic!!

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Alison February 5, 2013 at 4:20 pm
sarah @ sarah learns February 5, 2013 at 5:10 pm

good for you for taking a nutty butter break for february! i KNOW it’s difficult to decide to do something like that, but i think you’ve got enough on your plate! :)

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Penny February 5, 2013 at 5:57 pm

Toasted Coconut would be amazing! :)

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Glen February 5, 2013 at 6:59 pm

I would love a s’mores flavor!

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Emily February 5, 2013 at 8:12 pm

Vanilla Bean Earl Grey peanut butter!

(And if we can suggest an alternative, my second one would be Graham Cracker Cheese Cake peanut butter!)

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Emily February 5, 2013 at 8:13 pm

Also, I tweeted! (username is teatwone)

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Brittany @ Delights and Delectables February 5, 2013 at 8:47 pm

mmm… hazelnut! I just roasted some… maybe you can show me what to do with them in 9 DAYS!!!

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Alex @ Alex Tries it Out February 5, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Hmm …

Coffee with dark chocolate flakes?
Dutch Spice?
Red Velvet?

Sorry if you already have those, I don’t know them all ;) .

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Alex @ Alex Tries it Out February 5, 2013 at 8:51 pm
Susan Christy February 6, 2013 at 12:07 am

Bacon Banana. I grew up eating Bacon and tomato sandwiches with peanut butter.
I was horrified when I ordered a BLT in a restaurant and it had mayo and lettuce.

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Rachael S February 6, 2013 at 2:25 am

Pumpkin gingerbread or peanut butter cookie dough would be amazing

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Allie February 6, 2013 at 11:07 am

I swear I didn’t just show up around here to apply for all the free stuff you’re giving out–but holy cow, you give out awesome stuff. I love the idea of Samoa, but hmm, if I got a custom flavor? Maybe a Mexican-chocolate type one, chocolate with a kick of spice!

(And Downton Abbey should ALWAYS be a priority.)

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Allie February 6, 2013 at 11:08 am

Tweedle-deeted it!

(And Nashville should also be a priority, but by that, I mean the actual Nashville. Because I hear tell it’s a pretty awesome place to live ;D )

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Andrea February 6, 2013 at 3:29 pm

I’d love to try your Nutty Butter!
What about a flavour like… buttered popcorn
Or orange creamsicle (ew maybe?)
Or hot chocolate with marshmallows!
Or (last one I promise) thai spicy peanut butter

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Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut February 6, 2013 at 9:26 pm

Oh goodness I could use some nutty butter! Something maybe almonds with spices and chocolate. So I can treat myself! :)

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Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut February 6, 2013 at 9:28 pm

Tweeted! Also, your page does move. Or I’m still going crazy.

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Hannah February 6, 2013 at 9:48 pm

Caramel latte or chocolate chip cookie dough or any Nutty Butter as I would pleased w any! I forgot to order my first batch ever last month. So I get to doubly excited about March….I thoroughly enjoy PB and nut butters, so I know I will lov NUTTY BUTTER. I commend you for taking time off. You’ve got to live life! Its not fair for you to be always slaving over Nutty Butter….unless you get to lick the spoon! ;)

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Seema February 7, 2013 at 12:47 am

Blueberry pancake !!!

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Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli February 7, 2013 at 3:34 am

Omg, you’re gonna be in KENTUCKY?! Ahhh, that’s so close to me!! When are you coming? I wanna crash your bloggy meet up! :D

And seriously ANYTHING with chai flavor is alright with me! Pumpkin chai, cranberry chai, caramel chai? Mmmm!

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Anne Ciccio February 7, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Nutty Chocolate Raspberry or Oatmeal Cookie would be my choices

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Cryssy February 7, 2013 at 3:36 pm

vegan cinnamon sea salt caramel vanilla nutty butter would be liquid gold omg yum!! Thanks for this giveaway wowowowow haha! x

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Cryssy February 7, 2013 at 3:40 pm

I tweeted too!

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Pamela February 7, 2013 at 3:55 pm

A gingerbread chai or creme brulee

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Cheryl February 7, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Chocolate/banana, Oatmeal Cookie, Carrot Cake. Oh and a salted butterscotch. So many possible flavor combinations it’s hard to choose! Loved the Caramel Latte this month.

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Christina February 7, 2013 at 5:18 pm

Pumpkin Gingerbread sounds awesome.

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Meggie February 8, 2013 at 10:09 am

or what about chocolate pb pretzel?

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Lauren February 8, 2013 at 9:55 pm

I would love a cake batter/birthday cake flavor.

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Angie N February 9, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Anything with peanut butter or caramel in it!

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sara February 10, 2013 at 1:20 am

I’m dreaming of a raspberry nutty butter. Or..chocolate covered potato chip flavor?!?

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Lele February 10, 2013 at 5:06 pm

Coconut chai!

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Alina February 10, 2013 at 8:49 pm

Oh my gosh! you are genius!! and Caramel Coconut cookie sounds just amazing! Or Caramel Chocolate Cookie! yum yum yum. Love your blog and instagram :)

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Megan February 11, 2013 at 9:04 pm

Mmmmm…pecan pie. or PB and J. I’m so unoriginal :( hahah

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Melissa February 12, 2013 at 1:24 pm

I MUST have the BANANA BREAD!!!

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Carolsue February 13, 2013 at 3:14 am

I can think of LOTS that I would love after looking at some of the other entries!
Raspberry, Honey, Baklava, Pecan Pie, vanilla cake butter — no chocolate or peanut butter, though.

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Carolsue February 13, 2013 at 3:15 am
Kori February 13, 2013 at 5:52 am

I learned of your Nutty Butters through Kath, & they look fantastic! It’s so hard to choose, but I am really interested in trying your Lemon Cookie.

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Kori February 13, 2013 at 5:56 am

I tweeted about Nutty Butter!

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