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BCause Vendor Island Nut Roastery

Line up of products by Island Nut Roastery

"Island Nut Roastery's Monster Cookie Peanut Butter is my newest food addiction. I'm not saying I eat it by the spoonful...but I'm also not NOT saying it 😉." - Mitch

We're excited to welcome Island Nut Roastery to BCause! Made in small batches with only the highest-quality ingredients, their nut butters and trail mixes have become staples in homes across Vancouver Island! Try their small batch artisan flavours: Peanut Butter Monster Cookie and Peanut Butter Sweet Coconut or stock up on the classics. 

The Nutty Story behind Island Nut Roastery

Back in 1984, Island Nut Roastery found themselves with a small bulk food store. That store just so happened to come with a peanut butter grinder. Wanting to make use of this cool tool they started making the odd jar of peanut butter. However, they noticed that the vacuum sealed roasted nuts they used lacked freshness, and simply didn’t taste good.

Aiming to make a tastier product, they decided to give roasting in house a shot. Starting in their home kitchen, they trained on some pretty basic nuts — peanuts, cashews, and almonds. They got the hang of it pretty quickly, purchased a couple of convection ovens, and soon found themselves roasting full time.  Before they knew it they were selling in dozens of locations across BC, and processing up to 2000 tubs of nut butter a week.

Island Nut Roastery

"[At Island Nut Roastery] we don’t believe in our roasted nuts sitting in a warehouse. We make our products once the order has been placed. Minimizing the time between production and consumption puts the Fresh Roast in the West Coast! "

 

While their distribution and production numbers have changed, their commitment to quality and freshness hasn’t. Island Nut Roaster still insists on roasting everything by hand in small batches, throwing their own trail and nut mixes, and processing nut butters.

 

Island Nut Roastery products have been all natural since the beginning, and they've never added preservatives or used assembly lines or deep fryers. Nut mixes or nut butters, ground or thrown, no additives go into their nuts, and that’s just how they (and us at BCause) like it.

Pile of peanuts ready to be roasted

Easy PB Ice Cream

Don’t be intimidated by making ice cream! You don’t need an ice cream maker to make this delicious and decadent peanut butter ice cream! 🍨⁠

Check out @pbonaspoon for more recipes like this one 👇⁠

Ingredients:⁠
1 can condensed milk 340ml⁠
1 cup Island Nut Roastery smooth peanut butter 
2 cups Heavy cream ⁠
1tsp vanilla extract⁠

Preparation:⁠
Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.⁠


Chop about 12 peanut butter cups into half or thirds. Set aside⁠

In a medium size bowl mix condensed milk and peanut butter together. Set aside⁠.

Island Nut Roastery easy Peanut Butter Ice Cream Recipe


In a stand mixer with a whisk attachment heavy cream and the vanilla extract for about 2 minutes until you see some stiff peaks. ⁠


Fold the heavy cream into the peanut butter mixture and mix in the peanut butter cup pieces. ⁠

Scoop the mixture into the loaf pan, spreading and packing it in evenly. Cover with plastic wrap and transfer to the freezer for a minimum of 6-8 hours.


When ready to serve, remove from the freezer and let sit for 5 minutes before scooping. For an extra dose of peanut butter goodness, drizzle 1-2 tablespoons of Island Nut Roastery smooth peanut butter on top before diving in. Enjoy! ⁠

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