31 October 2008

Weyu Le and Herbed Cashew Spreads

Earlier this week when I was in the Los Angeles area with Steph we dropped by the Erewhon Market for some goodies. We sampled some cashew dip on a display table near the refrigerated products. The "herbed cashew spreads" included Garlic, Sun-Dried Tomato (yum!), and Habañero. The man stocking the shelves with the product was charming, very well informed about the product, and pleased that we enjoyed it. We learned as we continued talking that he was Nelson Chipman, owner of the company, Weyu Le, that made the spreads.

We ended up purchasing the habañero version and enjoyed it very much. Next time I think I'll try the Sun-Dried Tomato. Although there is not yet a way to purchase these products online, Nelson told me during a phone conversation that they're working on that for 2009. As soon as we hear about that here at YAWIE, we'll pass it along to our readers.

Those of you in the L.A. area ought to check out the Weyu Le products. If you don't know where Erewhon is just click on this map link, and enter your address as the starting location. Enjoy and report!

If you're into conventional directions, here's where you can find the Weyu Le spreads, including two other stores in the Los Angeles area:

Erewhon Natural Food Market
7600-B Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Pacific Coast Greens
22601 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, California 90265

Nature Mart
2080 Hillhurst Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90027


Henrike said...

Yummy! That sounds delicious! Lol, shame they could not calculate the route from Amsterdam to LA.

Mark said...

Well, Henrike, I think *we* can calculate your route... right through New York City and Woodruff, Utah for coffee stops. :-)

Stephanie said...

I love this cashew spread! It tasted delicious on those coconut curry crackers that Nelson suggested. I love the idea of raw, blended and dehydrated foods. It's an innovative way of getting concentrated nutrients, live enzymes, and great flavors in a dense little package. Nelson's spreads have the added bonus of being made with love. You can't beat that.

Jacey said...

Cashew Spread ?!... Yummy... that sounds delicious !! Made with love will do it every time.

Stephanie said...

Jacey, the sun-dried tomato spread was absolutely divine! You could use it as a dip for crudite, or in a wrap, or even on home-made pizza. Yum. He was so nice too. Nice to support...