Last year, Melt Organic Buttery Spread received a massive makeover. All three formulations, Rich & Creamy Original, Honey, and Chocolate, are now completely dairy-free (and soy-free!), and are my new holy grail butter alternatives.
All of the Melt Organic Buttery Spreads boast a good Omega 6 to Omega 3 ratio (2:1) with their fair-trade, organic blend of virgin coconut, palm fruit, canola, hi-oleic sunflower, and flaxseed oils (in that order). They’re also free of pea protein (no added proteins at all!) for my peanut-free friends with pea concerns.
The Rich & Creamy Original is your standard, multi-purpose “butter” – and oh my goodness, is it every melt-in-your-mouth creamy! By far the smoothest on the market, Melt Organic Buttery Spread begs to be dolloped over pancakes, slathered on toast, and drizzled atop potatoes. In fact, one of my first tests with it was making these Petite Pommes Anna (a.k.a. Buttery Scalloped Potato Stacks).
In terms of taste, the Original Melt Organic Buttery Spread is perfectly luxurious, mellow and, well, buttery. It’s flavorful yet less salty than the competitor, making it perfect for using in place of salted or unsalted butter in recipes. So how does it hold up in recipes? Aside from the potatoes, I’ve tested it in baked donuts, fudge tarts, baked and no bake pie crusts, icing and whipped “cream” recipes with marvelous success. Despite it’s very soft consistency that begs to melt in our toasty abode, It worked exactly like butter in baking and toppings – I was thrilled!
The Original is vegan, but Melt stepped up their flavor game with pure Honey buttery spread. That touch of sweetness adds just 1 gram of sugar per tablespoon but imparts a wonderful warmth and indulgence that takes waffles, muffins and toast to a new level. The addition of cinnamon gives it a rich, sweet and savory appeal that is versatile for recipes yet delicious as a straight up topping.
And last, but certainly not least, Chocolate. Yes, Melt Organic Buttery Spread comes in a wonderful semi-sweet variety that I adored as a low sugar (again, just 1 gram per tablespoon – also from honey) cupcake or muffin topper. Just a few other ideas … swirled into dairy-free ice cream, whipped into frosting, and of course, eaten off a spoon.
Certifications: Melt Organic Buttery Spread is Certified Organic, Non-GMO Verified, and Certified Fair for Life Fair Trade.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, this Melt Organic Buttery Spread is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based and vegetarian. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement prior to consumption, and 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 Melt Organic website at www.meltorganic.com.