Back in the day when I was a young girl there was really only one “nut butter” on the market – peanut butter. That was fine with me. I could live on peanut butter. I love it so much I can eat it by the spoonful.
A few years ago I started to hear about other kinds of nut butters. I’m sure they have been around for ages, but it seems like lately they are becoming more and more popular.
I have to admit that I really haven’t hopped on the nut butter “bandwagon” – yet. After sampling some nut butters from a company called Justin’s I think I am the newest nut butter fan.
Justin’s has a line of nut butters in flavors I have never heard of before like Vanilla Almond Butter and Maple Almond Butter.
What makes Justin’s different from other companies that make nut butters is that Justin’s uses quality organic and natural ingredients and whenever possible they get their ingredients from local sources. They also take care to minimize their carbon footprint and they are involved with charities. Without even tasting the nut butters the company sounded wonderful to me.
Justin’s nut butters are available in jars like regular nut butters. They are also available in single use squeeze packs. The squeeze packs are a great idea because the nut butters don’t require refrigeration. The packs are a perfect size to toss into your lunchbox, purse, tote bag, gym bag or backpack. They would be great to have on hand at work for those times when you are looking for a healthier for you snack and want to avoid the vending machine.
I received a few of the squeeze packs to review.
I tried the nut butters from Justin’s on toast, crackers, rice cakes and on apple slices. Mmm… I wish I had more left because now I’m craving apple slices with Justin’s Honey Almond Nut Butter.
So far I’ve tried Honey Almond Butter, Classic Almond Butter, Chocolate Almond Butter and Chocolate Hazelnut Butter. Other available flavors are Maple Almond Butter, Vanilla Almond Butter, Classic Peanut Butter and Honey Peanut Butter. One day I want to try all flavors.
I like the squeeze packs because they help control your portions. To be honest, if I had a jar of the any of the butters I would probably use more than a recommended serving size, only because they are so good.
Justin’s makes more than just nut butters. They also make Peanut Butter Cups – available in dark and milk chocolate.
Did someone say peanut butter cups? I LOVE PEANUT BUTTER CUPS!
Justin’s was kind enough to send me a few packages of peanut butter cups to try.
They taste a lot like the famous peanut butter cups but at the same time they taste different – if that makes any sense? I mean, they are tasty peanut butter cups but there is a notable difference in the taste. Most especially with the dark chocolate.
I like that the peanut butter cups taste more fresh then the ones I buy in the store. These taste a lot like a home made confection. They are truly delightful and I would certainly buy them if I happened across them in the store.
Justin’s products are supposed to be carried by stores I normally shop in but I haven’t come across them yet. I am going to keep my eye out for them. In the mean time I can look for them at local health food stores or even order them online.
Look for Justin’s products at these retail stores.
You should also check out the brand’s Facebook page and see all the interesting places around the world Justin’s Nut Butters have traveled to including France and Machu Picchu.
Are you a fan of nut butters? Have you ever tried Justin’s? Feel free to share your thoughts.
*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.