Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Better Butter found its way into my kitchen. The other butters got all oily with jealousy. They knew that BB was lower in fat and lighter in calories (about 100 calories and 7-8 grams of fat per 2 tbsp).

Still, that didn't influence my buying decision. I like my high fat nut butter collections because they are satisfying and energizing and I only add a spoonful or two as part of my daily diet. Usually a tablespoon if I have muesli or oatmeal, a generous spread on a slice of spelt toast, a tbsp in a smoothie, or my favorite way - a dried fig covered in peanut butter. I don't really count it, but I estimate that I go through 3 jars every 2-3 months. If I have almond butter on Monday, I'll probably have cashew butter on Tuesday. I also destroy many pounds of nuts in addition to my nut buttering, with some help from Josh.

We attribute much of our health to the bulk of nut and nut-based items that we consume. It's amazing how my skin has changed since I upped my intake.

Better Butter isn't just nuts, however, it contains added fruit. The local butter makers claim that they have reinvented peanut butter with their all natural spread.

They offer two flavors. The Nutty Chocolate Chip is vegan and dairy/soy/gluten free. The Honeynut Banana is not vegan but still dairy/soy/gluten free. I got the chocolate one and it beats the pants off of Nutella, which is pretty terrible for you. I can't even eat Nutella straight without wanting to run around in circles.

What I liked about it was the flavor rather than the nutritionals, although you could easily have the full serving and not feel the peanut butter guilt that sometimes creeps in when you find yourself digging into the jar at off times. You wouldn't do that, though, would you?

It had a fudgy texture and reminded me of brownie batter. Brownie batter that you could spread on a sandwich and feel good about feeding your children/self? Affirmative. 

Ingredients: dry roasted peanuts, pumpkin, agave nectar, cocoa,
canola oil, chocolate chips (cane juice, chocolate liquor, non-dairy
cocoa butter), sea salt

The shelf life is pretty short and it needs to be refrigerated due to the fresh ingredients used. I will have no problem finishing this by its August date, believe me. I've got eyes for the banana flavor now, too.

You can purchase it at Almanac Market or Green Aisle Grocery, 'cause they both know what's up.


Eric said...

Ohh got a coupon for Almanac.. might have to try this out.

Madame Fromage said...

Woo hoo, you have just given me a reason to keep breathing! I can't wait to run down to Almanac and get some.

LMM312 said...

Ever since I read this I've been dying to try some. I'm happy to report that I made it to Green Aisle Grocery last Friday to pick some up. Totally yummy!

kellywhitephillips said...

What flavor did you get? I am ready for a new jar. After a couple of weeks I had a little bit left and it got moldy, but that was to be expected considering there were no preservatives in the butter.