Staff Picks Seasonal Nut Butter Trio
At Big Spoon Roasters, we’re passionate about a few things—great food, preserving our planet, and perhaps most importantly, the good people behind it all. Lucky for us, our team is full of amazing individuals that make the magic happen every day, and we can’t think of any better way to share more about them than through their favorite nut butters.
Our 2023 Summer Staff Trio was curated by Production Team Member Jenna Wanner! On the production floor, Jenna actively tastes, compares, and prepares our entire nut butter and nut butter bar catalog! As such, her nut butter picks are based on the most delicious kind of research! 😊
Jenna’s Staff Picks Trio contains one 13oz jar, each, of the following nut butters (her words about each in italics):
Fiji Ginger Almond Butter
This is the best pre-running fuel there is. I love the subtle sweetness and chewiness of the candied ginger.
Hot Mamba Spicy Peanut Butter
I freak out on Mamba day! I love this nut butter. It is so fun and vibrant and bold and fruity! Not gonna lie, I was originally a skeptic of savory nut butters. When Mark [Overbay, BSR Co-founder] said he put Hot Mamba on fruit, I thought that was totally weird. But then I tried it, and my life was changed.
Tigerwalk Espresso Almond Butter
The espresso combined with the cinnamon and vanilla really puts the cozy coffee shop vibe into a jar. This nut butter is super unique and delicious.
More about Jenna:
Jenna joined the Big Spoon Roasters team in August of 2022, after meeting fellow Big Spooner Syd by the Eno River. Legend has it that Jenna’s dog, Eno, crashed Syd’s picnic, and afterward Syd told Jenna how great it is to work at Big Spoon Roasters. Her pitch must’ve been pretty good, because Jenna started work at BSR the following week!
Originally from Ohio, Jenna worked at many different summer camps and had a freelance photography career before moving to Durham with her husband, a seminarian at Duke Divinity School. When Jenna isn’t at work, you can find her running or hiking with her rescue Pit Bull Terrier, Eno. She also loves listening to live music, taking weekend camping trips and exploring the local vegan food scene with her husband.
Jenna says that the best part of working at Big Spoon is that her coworkers are the funniest people she has ever met. Aw shucks, thanks Jenna! She also noted that she enjoys learning about all the recipes and processes involved in creating Big Spoon’s “magical” bars and butters.
Jenna brings high energy and an even higher level of curiosity to her work, and we are so grateful for that. Big Spoon Roasters Nut Butter Team Lead Sydney said, “Jenna is one of the kindest souls, and is such a great spirit to have around. One of the ways she keeps things positive in the workplace is by joking around, and just keeping the attitude light surrounding our work. Jenna really brings the sweetness to our lightly sweetened butters and bars!” :)