I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised to see a Generation Z entrepreneur launching their own natural food product line. But somehow I was still in awe when I discovered Abby’s Better Nut Butter. Fifteen-year-old Abby Kircher recently rolled out not one, but five varieties of cashew, almond, and pecan butters.
First, I must say that I love the packaging. The look is clean, fresh, and recognizable, and the BPA-free wide mouth jars are so much easier to scrape every last bit from. And I wasn’t leaving a speck behind!
These are some of the purist, highest quality nut butters that I’ve had the pleasure to enjoy. They do come at a slightly luxurious price, but I think you get what you pay for. And they are definitely gift-worthy!
And if an ambitious young founder and high quality ingredients aren’t enough reasons to consider Abby’s Better Nut Butter, I have two more. First, 10 percent of all profits are donated to global charities. Second, the taste is phenomenal.
Unbiased Tasting Notes for Abby’s Better Nut Butter
I had the chance to sample the following three varieties of Abby’s Better Nut Butters.
Coconut Cashew Butter (pictured below) – I’ve found my new favorite nut butter! This variety of Abby’s Better Nut Butters is so rich and creamy, it puts those processed varieties to shame. I wanted to eat it with a spoon! It’s sugar-free, but has a wonderful natural sweetness that makes it perfect atop toast, with apples, or stirred into warm grains. It does have subtle hints of coconut and cashew, but somehow the coconut and cashew harmoniously create their own flavor.
Ingredients – organic coconut oil, roasted cashews, himalayan sea salt, organic shredded cocunut
Strawberry Cashew Butter – This flavor has nearly the same delightful texture as the Coconut Cashew Butter. It’s luxurious and has a very light natural sweetness. However, the strawberry flavor is much lighter than I expected. In fact, if I hadn’t read the label, I never would have guessed it was strawberry. It’s still delicious, but I’d love to try an extra fruit infusion.
Ingredients – organic coconut oil , roasted cashews, organic dried strawberries, natural vanilla, organic himalayan salt
Date Pecan Butter – This isn’t your grandma’s nut butter! A full 180 from the cashew butters, this is a very thick, almost “fluffy” nut butter (pictured above, middle jar). It doesn’t spread quite as smoothly, but it does still make a nice toast topper. Think of it like a softer, creamier Larabar. I enjoyed it, but the dates and pecans danced around a bit, never fully melding into one. If it were a bit more nut-heavy and had a dose of cinnamon, I think I would be over the moon.
Ingredients – organic dates, roasted pecans, organic himalayan sea salt
Coffee Almond Butter & Honey Almond Butter – We didn’t sample these flavors.
The Facts on Abby’s Better Nut Butter
Price: At last check, Abby’s Better Nut Butter was $12.99 to $13.99 for a 12-ounce jar. There is a discount for buying multiple jars.
Availability: Abby’s Better Nut Butter is just gaining distribution in the U.S. It’s easiest to purchase it direct from abbysbetter.com.
Certifications: We didn’t note any certifications on Abby’s Better Nut Butter.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Abby’s Better Nut Butter is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, and vegetarian. For the most part, they are also vegan, but one variety uses honey. 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 Abby’s website at abbysbetter.com.
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