Almond Butter Round-Up!

Alas, the long-awaited almond butter round-up review is here! I’ve been talking about posting this for a long while, and apologize for the delay–I was awaiting generous samples from the Barney Butter, Wild Friends Foods, and Yumbutter. While the samples were provided for this round-up, all opinions (as always) are mine.

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So, here it goes!

In order to taste the almond butter, I began with all samples at room temperature, and put a tablespoon of each on a spoon [love being home for my final college spring break with endless beautiful ways to photograph food!]. I then tasted each, and made notes immediately after tasting. This is truly an almond butter taste test–no other products were eaten (i.e. crackers, etc.) I compared their visual appearance, texture, and taste and have crowned my winner–read on!

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Wild Friends Foods Classic Creamy Almond Butter

Founded by 2 college students at the University of Oregon! 

  • Price: $18.99/16 oz. jar on Amazon
  • Visual Appearance: After opening the jar, as the label warned, there was a significant amount of natural oil to mix in. Can see nice almond flecks throughout.
  • Texture: Medium thickness; not overly thick nor oily (despite original oil impression)
  • Taste: Great saltiness; overall very tasty. Would be great with jelly.
  • Miscellaneous: Peanut-free facility, but not certified gluten free; non-GMO, kosher, and mostly organic products; no refrigeration needed

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Yumbutter Superfood Almond Butter (with Chia, Hemp Seeds, & Goji)

Founded by 2 real adventurers who “run on nut butters.” Two-fold social mission: “Holistic Responsibility™” led the company to become a certified B corporation, a carbon-free company, and the leading socially-conscious nut butter company; BuyOne:FeedOne™ = partnership with Primeros Pasos in Guatemala to provide a pouch/jar of nut butter to a malnourished child and/or their mothers for EVERY SINGLE POUCH/JAR PURCHASED. 

  • Price: $5-7/7 oz. pouch on Yumbutter website/Thrive Market
  • Visual Appearance: Dark brown; unremarkable appearance
  • Texture: Very liquid like, despite kneading pouch; much more of a spread than an eat-alone-on-a-spoon type of nut butter
  • Taste: Overwhelming taste of goji/chia seeds, less taste of almonds
  • Miscellaneous: 3 new flavors about to come out! Pouches do not need refrigeration and are easily thrown in a bag and will not burst

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Barney Butter Smooth Almond Butter

Environmentally-conscious company that believes in “leaving things better than we found them.” 100% of almonds are from local growers and all jars are from recycled plastics. Large supporters of Xerces Society (specifically for the honeybees). Uses #SpoonWorthy and motto “Spread the Love”

  • Price: $9.99/16 oz jar on Barney website
  • Visual Appearance: Looks very much like peanut butter!
  • Texture: Very thick and smooth (not liquid-y from oil, nor grainy)
  • Taste: Simply that of almonds and a great touch of salt.
  • Miscellaneous: Certified gluten free, peanut free, kosher, and most flavors non-GMO. Come in jars and single-serve packs.

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Congratulations to the winner…

BARNEY BUTTER ALMOND BUTTER!

As a standout in taste and texture, BB took the crown in my personal review. I look forward to tasting the other flavors.

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So, what’s your favorite nut butter brand? Prefer sunbutter? Peanut butter? Cashew butter? Share in the comments!

Take it easy, but take it (with lots of almond butter on top!)

Brianna

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2 thoughts on “Almond Butter Round-Up!

  1. Frances says:

    I love Barney Butter the crunchy is my favorite hands down. I have also tried several different almond butters but once I tried Barney it was love at first spoon! 😍

    • briwolin says:

      I love that–love at first spoon! Where do you buy yours? I eat almond butter like nobody’s business and am always looking for the best price to buy many jars! 🙂

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