Q: Are your products organic?
A: We believe in using organic. Our first product line - TIGRIS sesame butters - contain all certified organic ingredients. However, after spending several months within the certification process, our products are not certified organic themselves. Feel free to reach out if you'd like to know more about our experience with organic certification.
Q: Are your products gluten-free?
A: Yes, our products are naturally gluten-free and produced in a gluten-free facility.
Q: Are your products vegan?
A: Yes, our products are naturally vegan, though not certified. Our TIGRIS sweet halva sesame butter is sweetened with agave syrup.
Q: Are your products kosher?
A: Yes, our products are certified kosher by the Chicago Rabbinical Council (CRC).
Q: Where do your sesame seeds come from?
A: The sesame seeds that form the base of our tahini are from the Humera region of Ethiopia. The sesame seeds that are added whole and toasted come from our manufacturer's farm in Mexico. Very little sesame crop is grown in the United States, but we hope to see that change one day soon!
Q: Where can I find your products?
A: As we work on our retail partnerships, you can purchase our products here at the website.
Q: Why is shipping so expensive?
A: We've made a conscious decision to use glass jars for our organic sesame butters over plastic or PET alternatives. While various lifecycle analysis (LCA) studies differ on the impact across these various packaging types, we want to be transparent and intentional about our decisions. Glass production is energy intensive, but we hope that you can re-use our jars for your everyday needs to minimize the impact of packaging on our environment. We are always open to learning about new sustainable packaging options.