Bliss Nut Butters hit my top picks for this year’s Expo West, and a little while after the show, I got the opportunity to sample full size jars at home!
And by nut butters, they currently mean Hazelnut Butter plus loads of Peanut Butters (Original, Chia Seed, and Cinnamon Chia Seed), but I’m betting their is more nuttiness on the way. That said, all of the Bliss Nut Butters (we’ll just lump the peanut butters under this label for simplicity sake!) have a unique consistency – they’re not smooth but they’re not quite chunky. I’d describe the texture as a roughly ground micro-chunkiness that is uniform throughout.
This rough yet still decently spreadable texture really helps the peanut and nut flavors shine. And though I usually only buy unsweetened nut butters, I have to admit that the little spike of honey makes Bliss Nut Butters a delightful spread with nothing else required, and I could even enjoy these as a “frosting” on healthy muffins. I also love that two of the peanut butters are rich with chia seeds!
My only two wishes for Bliss Nut Butters is that they either tone down the sea salt or use a finer grind – each bite seems to end with a very potent salty note – and that they cut the added sunflower oil. I’m not completely sure if the oil is the issue, but these nut butters tend to stay a little “greasy” even when thoroughly stirred and even chilled to prevent separation and encourage freshness.
Certifications: I did not note any certifications on Bliss Nut Butters.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Bliss Nut Butters are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free, refined sugar-free, and vegetarian. All of the varieties contain honey, so they’re not quite vegan. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Bliss Nut Butters website at www.blissnutbutters.com.