About Us

How it all began..

Born out of a Portland Oregon food cart, our Sweet Pistachio Cream was originally created as a dessert topping option for waffles and gourmet toasts served out of the cart but soon became one of the most sought after items on the menu. As customers would try our Sweet Pistachio Cream, their eyes would light up with surprise! They were absolutely delighted to taste something so delicious they had never experienced before. One after another, return customers would come back for more and request to purchase just the pistachio butter (what we called it at the time.) Not long after, customers started begging for us to sell by the jar and in that moment we knew, this was something special.

"We had no idea that something we thought of as a side dessert topping option at our tiny little food cart would some day turn into a full time passion project." 

-Annie Castaneda | Founder


Chio like Pista(chio)

Created by a foodie and chef couple, this ultra rich and velvety smooth Pistachio Cream is sure to satisfy all your all sweet tooth cravings and foodie fantasies. It's silky smooth texture comes from being ground for 12 hours as if made by a pâtissier or fine chocolatier. Made with minimal ingredients, this creamy indulgence highlights the sweet, salty, and nutty flavor notes we all know and love about pistachios! 

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