Essential Living Foods Truly Raw and Organic Nut Butters

Raw Almond Butter, Brazil Nut Honey Butter
$19.99 to $25.99 per 12-ounce jar

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On October 21, 2014
Last modified:October 22, 2014


Not chunky, yet not really creamy, these rustic grinds have a pure earthy consistency and taste. I was quickly addicted to the extremely savory, truly raw almond butter and found the Brazil nut butter to be a unique, and only slightly sweet delight. Their high quality does come at a premium price, though, so be sure to make each bite count.

Like so many commodities these days, pure, high-quality nuts are reaching sky-high prices. But when you are ready to indulge, Essential Living Foods organic nut butters should be on your hit list.

Essential Living Foods Truly Raw and Organic Nut Butters

Some may think that all nut butters are the same, but Essential Living Foods is proving otherwise. Earthy, rustic, rich, and hearty are words that came to mind as I savored small spoonfuls of these organic nut butters. They aren’t chunky, yet they’re also not as creamy and spreadable as you would think of with other nut butters.

The Brazil Nut Honey Butter was unbelievably thick and needed a little coaxing to spread. In fact, I found it worked best if I whisked a splash of water with a tablespoonful of this organic nut butter before spreading. Fortunately, it was worth the work. The Brazil nuts had obviously been blended as is – skins and all – offering a more complex flavor with hints of sweetness from the light addition of honey.

The Truly Raw Almond Butter was deliciously savory with generous hints of salt. Unrefined in both taste and texture, this strangely addictive organic nut butter has amazing depth of flavor and nary a hint of sweetness. Of the two, this was the nutty concoction that left me wanting for more. And yes, Essential Living Foods uses Truly RAW, unpasteurized, living Almonds from Europe to make this nourishing organic nut butter.

Essential Living Foods Truly Raw and Organic Nut Butters

Certifications: Essential Living Foods Organic Nut Butters are Certified Organic, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Kosher and Non-GMO Verified.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Essential Living Foods COrganic Nut Butters are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free, vegetarian, and paleo. Select varieties are 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.

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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