Perhaps you’ve heard me rave about 88 Acres before. In my opinion, they make snack bars the way they should be. And now, they have a full line of top allergen-free seed butters that were also created with tremendous thought and care. 88 Acres Seed Butters use simple ingredients to create unique blends that are organic, school safe, vegan, and nutritious.
88 Acres Seed Butters Blend Organic and Allergy-Friendly Ingredients
If you’ve ever ground up seeds, then you know that they are typically quite bitter in flavor and have a very coarse texture. You can tell that 88 Acres seed butters are made with a much higher ratio of seeds than most other seed butter brands because they retain a rustic consistency and natural seedy flavor. But they do add just a smidge of oil, a light drizzle of sweetener (in some varieties), and a mere pinch of salt to some varieties to make them spreadable and to keep the bitterness in check.
88 Acres seed butters are still very low sodium and low sugar (as mentioned, some are unsweetened). And they retain the high levels of vitamin E, selenium, and manganese naturally found in seeds. They also offer a good dose of natural vitamin B6, magnesium, and zinc.
Since I first reviewed 88 Acres Seed Butters, they’ve added quite a few varieties and single squeeze packs. I’ve included full details on the ones we’ve tried below, followed by a quick list of their other options.
As I type, I’m enjoying this seed butter on some home-baked bread. I love the light hint of warmth and mild sweetness in this flavor. Once in a while, I add another pinch of salt as I spread it on. But today I’m enjoying it sans extra salt since my toast has blackstrap molasses depth. I’ve also slathered it on apple slices for a wonderful snack. It can taste seedier on those simple mediums, so I do recommend it most for true seed fans.
Nutrition (per 2 tablespoons): 190 calories, 16g fat, 9g carbs, 3g fiber, 3g sugars, 5g protein.*
I tried this flavor ages ago, and unfortunately took very bad notes! I recall that it had a deep cocoa flavor that was true to the dark chocolate name. I’m not a fan of chocolate nut or seed butters, so this wasn’t one that stood out for me. But if you enjoy sunflower seeds en-robed in dark chocolate, I suggest that you give this one a try.
Nutrition (per 2 tablespoons): 190 calories, 16g fat, 11g carbs, 3g fiber, 5g sugars, 5g protein.*
I love the green hue of this seed butter! Pumpkins are richer in magnesium, copper, manganese, and zinc than sunflower seeds, so you can enjoy more of these minerals in this seed butter. It’s been ages since I’ve tried this one, so I don’t want to weigh in definitively. But I do remember liking the Vanilla Spice sunflower seed butter just a bit better.
Nutrition (per 2 tablespoons): 190 calories, 17g fat, 5g carbs, 2g fiber, 3g sugars, 8g protein.*
The very mild sweetness, light spices, and hint of vanilla help to round out this seed butter. But the consistency and overall flavor are still a bit more “grown up” than you might expect. I really liked the natural vibe and felt like it is a natural choice for breakfast toast or rice cakes and making no bake snacks.
Nutrition (per 2 tablespoons): 190 calories, 15g fat, 11g carbs, 3g fiber, 5g sugars, 5g protein.*
More Varieties of 88 Acres Seed Butters
- Unsweetened Pumpkin Seed Butter
- Unsweetened Watermelon Seed Butter
- Roasted Watermelon Seed Butter
- Single Squeeze Packs (all Flavors)
More Allergen Notes
88 Acres is on our dedicated dairy-free facility list. They have their own dedicated bakery in Boston where they do not allow dairy, eggs, fish, peanuts, sesame, shellfish, tree nuts, or wheat to enter. Nonetheless, read their allergen information. And check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you.*
The Facts on 88 Acres Seed Butters
Price: $10.99 per 16-ounce tub; $1.79 per 1.16-ounce squeeze pack
Availability: 88 Acres Seed Butters are primarily available online to customers in the U.S. You can order them from the company’s website below or on Amazon.
Certifications: 88 Acres Seed Butters are Certified Organic, Certified Gluten Free, Certified Vegan, Non-GMO Verified, and Certified Kosher Parve.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, 88 Acres Seed Butters are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.*
For More Product Information: Visit the 88 Acres website at 88-acres.com.
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.
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