What is Nuttzo? It’s a nut and seed butter made with peanuts, cashews, almonds, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, and flax seeds – with the occasional ingredient variation by flavor variety. I’m a HUGE fan of nut butters because they provide amazing creaminess and luxury to the dairy-free diet. But could such a diversified blend hold up?
Nuttzo was kind enough to send me three of the “Crunchy” Nuttzo varieties to sample, though I’m thinking CHUNKY would have been a better descriptive title. They each had huge nut chunks, and the buttery based was generously spiked with little seeds for added textural interest.
Like many other natural nut butters, each Nuttzo jar required some serious arm muscle to stir. But once blended, I loved the upside down storage of Nuttzo, which kept the nutty goodness from resettling on the bottom. Note that Nuttzo appears to be sold in both glass jars (pictured above) and plastic jars (pictured below).
Nuttzo Organic Crunchy Omega-3 – I believe this variety has been renamed “Power Fuel”, based on their website and the fact that the one I received was just a week away from expiry! Nonetheless, it still had an intense nutty, buttery flavor that was notably peanut-free (unlike the original Nuttzo flavors), but with the addition of pumpkin seeds and chia seeds. I don’t usually describe a food as “fun” but something about Nuttzo just puts a smile on my face. This variety was very tasty on toast, but also a gem for sandwiches, fruit, etc. I imagine it would make a great ingredient for granola bars, too!
The Omega-3 / Power Fuel Nuttzo has 975mg of naturally occurring, vegan Omega-3 fatty acids per serving. As an added bonus, there is no sugar added, but the cashews and almonds combine with the touch of sea salt for hints of sweetness.
Nuttzo Organic Crunchy Original – This is the baseline blend as described above, with peanuts, cashews, almonds, brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, hazelnuts, and sea salt (though it looks very much like the Omega-3 / Power Fuel Nuttzo pictured above). The peanut butter base is notable, but the cashews add a subtle sweetness while the almonds provide earthy notes. I think I would actually like this one better without the seed additions (I’m not a big fan of sunflower seeds), but it’s still pretty darn good.
Nuttzo Organic Crunchy Chocolate – Surprisingly low in sugars for a chocolate delight (just 2 grams per 2 tablespoons), but the Nuttzo Chocolate isn’t overly sweet either. They’ve literally melted organic dark chocolate chips right into the creamy, chunky base of the Original Nuttzo. The nuts still take center stage, but as the second ingredient, the chocolate definitely has flavor influence and adds significant depth and bittersweet warmth. I don’t usually like chocolate nut butters on toast, but this one was more versatile than most.
Nuttzo is also available in single-serve packages, which is a great way to sample any of the smooth varieties before taking the plunge into the full jars.
Certifications: Nuttzo Seven Nut & Seed Butter is certified organic.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Nuttzo Seven Nut & Seed Butter is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. 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 Nuttzo website at www.gonuttzo.com.