Gone Nuts Company: Nut Butters

Gone Nuts’ almond butters are made of the highest quality ingredients to provide a gluten-free, grain-free and refined-sugar free product. All of the almond butters are incredibly crave-worthy, with your health as a first priority! 

We were determined to make a nut butter that had great flavor using good-for-you ingredients! In doing this, we chose sweeteners such as dates, raw honey, and dried blueberries! To make each flavor of nut butter its own, we add other clean ingredients such as organic coconut oil, organic raw vanilla bean powder, organic cacao powder, and coffee grounds. Each flavor is unique and delicious to provide a product our customers keep coming back for!

Whether you are eating our nut butters by the spoonful, with fruit, or putting them in smoothies, we know you will love it! Our products are made in small batches to ensure consistency and quality throughout the products! We are always launching new flavors, so be sure to keep your eyes out for the latest flavor addition!

We recently launched our 1oz. pouches of nut butter infused with collagen! With the added collagen protein, they are a perfect snack! We have found our customers tossing them in their gym bag, suitcase, briefcase, and even their kids’ lunches!

Mission:

We are committed to producing health foods made with real ingredients to properly fuel your body each and every day!

Come join the fun on our socials where we have weekly giveaways, recipes, and more!


Gone Nuts Company Products include:

Certified Paleo: Cin City, Naked, Date Me, Deja Blue, Mochanut

KETO Certified: Naked, Naked with collagen peptides

Paleo Friendly: Cin City with collagen peptides , Naked with collagen peptides, Date Me with collagen peptides, Deja Blue with collagen peptides, Mochanut with collagen peptides,

Gone Nuts - Certified Paleo, KETO Certified, Paleo Friendly - Paleo FoundationBoth having been collegiate athletes, we knew that proper nutrition was vital for performance. We also knew that everyone, including families and kids, could benefit from fueling their bodies properly. We wanted Gone Nuts to be part of your daily fuel! So, two college students began creating nut butters that are made with good for you ingredients and taste great! Now that’s

This is just the beginning of our story… follow us on social media to join along on this crazy journey!

Tara: Co-founder, Director of Marketing

Avid online shopper, 80% health nut

Guilty pleasure? Authentic tacos

What’s in your coffee? Almond milk

What will you never leave the house without? Chapstick

 

Brennan: Co-founder, Head of Operations

Crossfit enthusiast, Jeep junkie

Guilty pleasure? Chocolate shake

What’s in your coffee? Nothing!

What will you never leave the house without? Apple Watch

From the WKUHerald


College Heights Herald LogoA local peanut butter company is in business and hopes to satisfy Bowling Green’s sweet tooth while using local ingredients.

Gone Nuts, created in April by 21-year-old senior Tara Blanzy and 22-year-old senior Brennan Elsas, makes a wide variety of peanut butters and sells its products at various farmers markets across the state. Elsas, of Lincoln, Illinois, said the idea of creating a peanut butter business came simply from frequenting the local farmers market circuit.

“We started going to the farmers markets on Saturdays, and we really liked the atmosphere there and everything that was going on, and we noticed that no one else had peanut butter,” Elsas said. “We both liked peanut butter, so we just said, ‘Let’s make some peanut butter.’”

According to Elsas, he and Blanzy, of Naperville, Illinois, met on the WKU swim team and had been dating for about 2 1/2 years before they formulated the idea for the business. Blanzy said working with Elsas has been a joy.

“He keeps things so lighthearted and allows me to relax,” Blanzy said. “If we weren’t in this together, I think I would have gone crazy by now because I can be serious all the time.”

Elsas is currently studying agricultural business at WKU while Blanzy is studying marketing and has a job as a nanny for a local family. Blanzy said it can be difficult to balance her other responsibilities with the business.

“Balancing it with school and nannying is tough,” Blanzy said. “There are many late nights in the kitchen trying to get products made, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”

Elsas said it took the couple about two months to create peanut butter that was truly to their liking. He said the process involved much experimentation.

“We just taught ourselves,” Elsas said. “With how to get our consistency and our flavors and all that stuff, we just winged it.”

Gone Nuts currently makes a variety of peanut butter flavors including honey, cinnamon cashew and pumpkin pie. Elsas said the company’s bestseller so far has been the honey flavor.

“We get a lot of people who get that just because we use local honey,” Elsas said. “It’s a pretty diverse product; you can use it on a lot of things.”

Gone Nuts has sold its products in a variety of venues, including the Community Farmers Market in Bowling Green, Bounty of the Barrens Farmers Market in Glasgow and at several festivals.

Jackson Rolett, local farmer and member of the Community Farmers Market, said it has been exciting to watch Gone Nuts grow as a business.

“They do so well developing their customer base and listening to what their customers want,” Rolett said, “so it’s really cool to see — should they take their business to the next level — where they go with it.”

Elsas said despite only having two members, the company is doing well with current staffing but might add more members as the company expands.

“Having two people is pretty perfect,” Elsas said. “I think we divide our responsibilities pretty well.”

Blanzy said the business’s reception has been great so far even though the company is still in its early stages.

“The thing that makes me the most proud is that our customers keep coming back,” Blanzy said. “It shows that they truly love our product and value local businesses and local ingredients.”

In the future, the duo hope to develop new flavors of peanut butter and launch a new website in January. Blanzy credits the joy of her work so far to the values the company holds.

“What I like most about our business is that our products are focused on being refined-sugar-free and grain-free,” Blanzy said. “Our company truly values the health of others, and we love providing fresh products using as many local ingredients as possible.”

Dry Roasted Nuts

Why dry roasted? Dry roasted nuts provide healthy fats, trace minerals, and fiber! We choose dry roasted because we do not want any unhealthy oils in our products.

Raw Honey

Why raw honey? Raw honey is honey that is pure, unheated, unpasteurized and unprocessed. It preserves all the natural vitamins, enzymes,phytonutrients and other nutritional elements. Raw honey has anti- viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. It promotes body and digestive health, is a powerful antioxidant, strengthens the immune system, and aids in eliminating allergies. The benefits of raw honey don’t stop there!

Organic Coconut Oil

Why coconut oil? Coconut oil contains a unique fatty acid profile with powerful medicinal properties. The health benefits of coconut oil are endless! To name a few, the benefits include hair care, skin care, stress relief, cholesterol level maintenance, weight loss, boosted immune system, proper digestion and regulated metabolism.

Dates

Why dates? Dates are a low-glycemic food that helps to sweeten the nut butters. Dates are rich in several vitamins, minerals and fiber too.

Organic Cinnamon

Why cinnamon? Many of cinnamon’s fantastic properties come from one substance, something called cinnamaldehyde, which is naturally present in cinnamon. Cinnamaldehyde has antifungal and antibacterial properties that make cinnamon a great addition to your diet. Cinnamon’s high concentration of antioxidants can help protect the body from damage from free radicals and reduce inflammation, reducing risk of cancer and other diseases.

Organic Vanilla Bean Powder

Why organic vanilla bean powder? Not only does vanilla bean powder add great flavor, but it is full of nutritional benefits as well! It is a true powerhouse to enhance brain and mood health. Vanilla bean powder is rich in magnesium, potassium, calcium, and manganese!

Dried Blueberries

Why dried blueberries? They pack a punch in flavor and nutrition! Dried blueberries are full of antioxidants and are high in vitamin C.

How should I use my almond butters?

Answer: We love it best on fruit, in smoothies, and on sweet potatoes. We also use it in paleo recipes for energy balls, cookies, banana bread and more! Check out the recipes on our website under the “recipes” tab!

How is Gone Nuts different?

Answer: Gone Nuts’ almond butters are made with high quality ingredients that are good for your health! We do not add any “nasties” to our products such as hydrogenated oils, sugar, and preservatives. All of our products contain honest, good for you, and low-glycemic ingredients that taste great!

What sweeteners do you use?

Answer: Some of our products are unsweetened, while others are sweetened with dates, raw honey, or dried blueberries!

Is Gone Nuts' almond butter organic?

Answer: Although Gone Nuts is not certified organic, we try to use organic ingredients when available.

What allergens are in Gone Nuts' almond butters?

Answer: Our products contain almonds and coconut and are produced in the same facility with peanuts. We have NO soy, No corn, and NO dairy!

Where can I buy Gone Nuts' almond butters?

Answer: In addition to our online store, you can find us in a few local shops in Bowling Green, KY (Rian’s Fatted Calf, Zest Juice for Life). We will soon be found in retailers across the country. We will be adding a store locator to our website to find the closest retailer to you! Grocers do listen to their customers- Please let them know that you would like them to carry our products!

Do you have a recipe link?

Answer: We sure do! We love providing cooking/baking information from snacks to entrees. Our customers love to share the recipes or their own creations on social media using #gonenuts4gonenuts http://gonenutscompany.com/recipes/

Can I bake with Gone Nuts' almond butters?

Answer: Yes, of course! Be sure to check out the “recipes” tab on our website to try out our favorite, tried and true recipes!

What is the nutritional breakdown of Gone Nuts' almond butters?

Answer: The nutrition information can be found on the individual products page on our website!

How should I store Gone Nuts' almond butters?

Answer: While not required, our products do last longer in the refrigerator. The nut butters tend to have a slightly thicker consistency in the refrigerator. Please store them based on your preference!

How do I become a Gone Nuts' ambassador?

Answer: For more information about becoming a Gone Nuts ambassador, please email us at info@gonenutscompany.com

I would like to produce a custom product with Gone Nuts in it. Who can I speak to?

Answer: Please email us at sales@gonenutscompany.com with your inquiry and contact information. A Gone Nuts representative will contact you to talk about your idea!

I am interested in stocking/selling Gone Nuts. Who can I speak to?

Answer: Our office can help you with these inquiries! Please email us at sales@gonenutscompany.com or shoot us a line at (270)-681-0624 to talk to a Gone Nuts representative.

Do you ship internationally?

Answer: Unfortunately, at this point we can only ship within the United States.

Phone 1:

270-681-0624

Main Office Address:

Bowling Green, KY 42101

Contact us through email:

sales@gonenutscompany.com

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About Us : 

Established in 2010, The Paleo Foundation was first organized for the purpose of helping Paleo Diet Adherents easily identify products that met the basic tenets of the diet.  Since then, thousands of products have been certified through the Certified Paleo, Paleo Approved, Paleo Vegan, and Paleo Friendly Certification Programs.


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100% of  Paleo Foundation revenue is generated through Paleo Certifications. We do not accept donations, corporate sponsorships, or financially benefit from the sales of any paleo certified products, product giveaways, or partnerships with industry contacts or retailers for the purpose of maintaining the integrity of an impartial certification standard. 


How we determine Paleo Certification Standards:

The Paleo Foundation develops Certification Standards from a mixture of input from various experts in the Paleo Movement, community input, and from logically and critically assessing arguments for the inclusion or exclusion of specific foods. After all, the Paleo Diet is a theoretical template, and therefore logic must be taken into account when making determinations for an entire community. 


Paleo Approved, Certified Paleo, Paleo Friendly, and PaleoVegan Certification Programs:

Each Paleo Certification Program has a different set of standards. For the absolute strictest standards, Paleo Approved certifies farms, ranches, and single-ingredient products. Certified Paleo, the most popular of the Paleo Certification programs certifies products that contain Paleo Diet ingredients, but have some 21st century processing methods allowing for shelf stability. The Paleo Friendly Program allows for products that are generally regarded as gray-area products such as kombucha, dark chocolate, and even grass-fed dairy.

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