Thursday, September 23, 2010

Things I Love: Santa Cruz Organic

So, I'm hopping on the bandwagon over at The Diaper Diaries this week with her meme called Things I Love Thursday.  And what I'd like to highlight is a new product line I recently got to try.

Santa Cruz Organic sent me a box of their products to try out... and all I have to say is, yummy!

No, actually I have a lot more to say than that, but that's the overall consensus at our house!

You all know I've recently started becoming more and more interested in the things that we eat, put on our bodies, and use in our home.  So naturally I'm reading labels and trying to buy foods that don't have a lot of ingredients in them that I can't pronounce!  (well, actually I can pronounce most of them with my chemistry background, but that doesn't mean I know what they're doing in our food!)

When I read the labels on the Santa Cruz Organic products?  All recognizable food names, and no high fructose corn syrup either!  The peanut butter?  Organic roasted peanuts and less than 1% salt.  All goodness!  We've already eaten two jars of it and Brian was rooting in the cupboard for more, asking me where the dark roast was.  Their creamy peanut butter is dark roast and it simply has the best flavor of any peanut butter I've ever had!
You do have to mix the oil in, but I found that it mixed easily and they left enough room at the top of the jar that you don’t lose that oil over the edge while mixing.

We were sent two of the fruit sauces flavors and I definitely like the apple peach best.  It’s a little bit tart and tangy with just a hint of sweetness.  It’s the perfect dessert that’s actually good for you!  I could eat more than one of the sauce cups, but they’re a good size for a kid’s lunch bag!  *hint hint moms*

The tropical fruit sauce was good too, it’s just not a flavor I care for.

And finally their all new product, fruit spreads.  We got to try all four of these flavors and I really couldn’t pick a favorite!  They have organic sugar in them (of course), but aren’t as sickeningly sweet as many of the jams and jellies you buy in the grocery store – no high fructose corn syrups here!  At first I was surprised they were so runny, but then I realized that would be why they’re called a fruit spread.  Silly me!  The only other down side I could see would be the fact that we’ve already used up three of these jars.  I wonder if they would consider selling them in larger sizes???


On the green side of things all these products are manufactured entirely with renewable energy from a variety of sources, including on-site solar energy and renewable energy certificate purchases.  Finally, a company that cares about how it makes it's products as well as what goes into them!

Their website has a handy store finder so you can find them in your area.  Unfortunately they aren’t carried at any of our regular grocery stores so I will have to make a special trip to stock up.  Find out if you can buy them in your area... It’s worth it! 

Products were provided for me to review through The Family Review Network.


  1. We LOVE their products around here as well. I like buying them because I know that they are healthy. (Plus, it's easy to find in the town where I live.) ;) And their prices are comparable with other brands. Yup, we think Santa Cruz is a winner!

  2. I have never tried their products, but being an organic-minded family, I will be looking at them!
    PS- I love TILT!


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