Review: Naturally Nutty Nut Butters

Naturally Nutty Nut ButtersAt the end of last year (2008 ), I won a giveaway on Bobbi’s site for some Naturally Nutty Nut Butters.  I was totally blown away when the package arrived because I got four samples of their nut butters:

  • Chocolate Butter Toffee Peanut Butter
  • Vanilla Almond Butter
  • Honey Roasted Cinnamon Peanut Butter
  • Butter Toffee Peanut Butter

I love peanut butter so I was looking forward to testing out these beauties.  I actually don’t care for almond butter much so I was least looking forward to that one.  These aren’t just ordinary nut butters, they contain hemp and flax seeds which provide a ton of the lovely and awesome omega fatty acids that are great for our bodies and our systems.

I started with the peanut butters first, and chose the Butter Toffee flavor as my first choice because I love toffee. And toffee flavored peanut butter had to be the bomb, right?

Not so much.

I have no need to recap each of the peanut butters because I can just easily say that I did not like them.  At all.  They didn’t taste like peanut butter and the texture was gritty and grossed me out a little bit.  Both of the butter toffee flavors didn’t even taste like butter toffee and the chocolate version didn’t seem like there was any chocolate in it.

Scott who doesn’t even like toffee was okay with these two peanut butters.  He says they aren’t great and that the texture is indeed weird but to him they are edible.  He has a small spoonful with his oats or oat bran in the mornings.  Neither of us liked the honey roasted cinnamon and sadly had to throw that away.

I begrudgingly tried the almond butter to be a good foodie.  I already decided in my head that I wasn’t going to like it.  I don’t like almond butter anyway and vanilla?  What kind of generic flavor is that?

I could not have been more wrong.  This stuff is flat out amazing!  I keep referring to it as my liquid crack because I could easily eat the entire jar in one sitting.  It tastes like the perfect kind of icing or the perfect sugar cookie.  It is smooth and creamy unlike it’s peanut butter cousins which are gritty icky.  It has just a touch of sweetness and a hint of vanilla that isn’t over powering or fake tasting.  Perfect for me because I’m not a big sweets person.

This almond butter blew me away and as of right now, is the only almond butter I’ll eat.  I love it so much that I asked a local grocery store to please start carrying it because I couldn’t find it anywhere!  The Hills Market said they would gladly start carrying it and now I’ve got my own almond butter crack supplier.  I can buy big 15oz jars of it anytime I want! Score!

Even though this company is manufactured by our neighbors in Michigan, it is really hard to find their products.  You can buy the product straight from the source which is great!  I highly recommend trying the vanilla almond butter, especially if you’ve never had almond butter before.  I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.  I know a lot of people who like the peanut butter flavors but they were not popular in our house, so that’s totally your call.

If you do try some, let me know what you think!

10 thoughts on “Review: Naturally Nutty Nut Butters

  1. My first thought was actually that I would love the almond butter. Ha, ha! I love peanut butter too, but I’m really not a big fan of all the overly sweet flavors being created. I just like the good ol’ peanut. The almond does sound great. Glad you liked that one. That is a huge prize!

  2. You lost me at peanut butter b/c I think it tastes like ass, but I’m intrigued by the almond butter. Do you use it for cooking or just on bread? That’s pretty cool that you got the supermarket to start carrying it — it just goes to show that it can be as simple as just asking.

    • Becky, you can use nut butters just like peanut butter. In cooking or in a sandwich, on toast. Any place you use PB you can use other nut butters. :) I didn’t know you didn’t like PB! I thought you just hated the chocolate + PB combo. Now it makes sense to me! :D

  3. The flavors sound amazing – at least you found one you liked!

    I bought an almond butter from Trader Joe’s and my daughter loves it – she loves dipping sliced apples right into the jar!

  4. Angelina says:

    I cant wait to try the vanilla almond butter, it sounds really good, and healthy too =-]
    Do they sell it in all wholefood stores?

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