Post by applecrisp1 on Jul 13, 2017 21:34:02 GMT -5
My container of tahini has been in my fridge for a long time and I'm finally almost out. I was wondering if you have a favorite brand, do you feel they are all basically the same, or do you just buy whatever is convenient at the time?
I usually buy Joyve (the one that is in the tin, which seems to be one of the most popular brands carried in stores) -- and I do like it although ideally I would like a glass container, or even possibly organic. I can't recall the brand but I did buy a a jar that I did not like (texture/taste) and ended up returning. The there was a jar that I bought a few years back that basically gave you a cardio workout to mix. Oh, and let me tell you cleaning up tahini that spills on the floor is quite messy.
Post by erin elizabeth on Jul 14, 2017 8:34:11 GMT -5
I usually buy whatever is available. Not so many choices in NE OH. My last tahini buy was Joyve in the can, but it was the first time I had ever seen the brand. I see the Kronos brand a lot around here. I try to keep an eye out for tahini at a good price when I think I will need some. Although--haha--the other day I spotted some tahini for a good price. Picked up the can, read it, bought it. Got it home: it was hummus in a can, not tahini! Thought about taking it back, but decided to just give it a try. Still haven't done that yet though!
Post by applecrisp1 on Jul 14, 2017 12:26:36 GMT -5
mcgee -- that's the brand I usually buy and I probably will reorder when I place my Vitacost order later today.
erin -- the Joyve brand is the one that I see most often, although nowadays I do see more choices. Hummus in a can? I never heard of that before. I wonder how it tastes (report back if you want).
It takes me a long time to use up a container of tahini, although getting much faster given how so my latest favorites and go-to's call for iti. I've definitely been a tahini kick these last few months.
I also buy the Joyve in a can. I have tried quite a few brands over the years and I always come back to that one. Not only is it usually the cheapest one on the shelf, I like it the best. Whole Foods 365 brand is not bad either. I have not tried TJ's brand yet, but it is organic and in glass jar plus reasonably priced. Applecrisp, once I open a can and stir it up, I will put it in the freezer after I use it until the next time that I need it. You don't even need to thaw completely to use it and it does thaw fast anyway. I sometimes take it right out of the freezer, let it sit on the counter 30 min. or so until it is soft enough to scoop out. Then measure what I will be using, put it in a bowl, and toss it right back in the freezer. This has always worked well for me. I just took my can out of the freezer and put in fridge today since I am making Roasted cauliflower with chickpeas and lemon tahini yogurt sauce this weekend. Also may make some hummus since I have it out.
Post by applecrisp1 on Jul 15, 2017 17:19:34 GMT -5
Karen -- Who knew. I've never heard of freezing tahini before. Thanks so much for the tips -- good to know! I've wondered approx how long they suggest keeping tahini open in the fridge but never found any info (I checked the Joyve website and it is under construction), so no info there. I keep it in the fridge a long time, and hasn't gone bad yet (I read before that you'll know it, if it does).
Wallycat -- After reading the rave reviews, I want to try that now! I'm intrigued if it is as good as it sounds. The reviews say it is so good, no need to worry about getting thru the two pack. Ha.
Wallycat-I have always wanted to try the Soom brand too. I almost ordered it once when I was placing a nut order at Nuts.com, but it looks like it is less expensive at Amazon and I have gift cards to use there. Thanks for contributing to my "ordering/foodie" delinquency!! Ha ha!! It's on my "wish list" for my next order!
Post by applecrisp1 on Jul 15, 2017 19:33:14 GMT -5
I took a look at their website for the Soom tahini and there are a few places near me that sell it, one place just a short walk from my apartment. And I did a quick online search and a few places sell just one jar online (and not a bad price, but then have to figure out shipping or add to the order).
Post by applecrisp1 on Jul 19, 2017 15:53:54 GMT -5
Can you all guess what I bought? Thanks to this thread, I bought the Soom brand of tahini (never heard of it until this thread). And yes it is very good!
I checked out their website too to see what they have/more about them ... Soom Foods is a Philadelphia-based, certified Women-Owned, tahini company started by three hard working sisters who value health, quality, and have a love of food.
I love supporting small businesses too, so another bonus.
I'll be using some tonight in one of my favorites, Mediterranean Farro Salad with Spiced Chickpeas.
I just bought the 2-pack on Amazon. I had a little over $18 left on an Amazon gift card and I'm almost out of the Joyve so figured it was a good way to spend most of that $18. Plus I have Amazon Prime right now so no shipping charges .