Several brands of flavored nut butters have emerged over the years, but now it’s time for coconut’s turn in the spread spotlight. Binnie’s Coconut Butter comes in six varieties, and all are dairy-free and vegan.
I tested them out by the spoonful to get the full flavor experience. And then I slathered each one on soft homemade Whole-Grain Sandwich Bread (my recipe is in Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook) to see how they perform. The results were delicious and fulfilling.
Tasting Notes for Binnie’s Coconut Butter
All of the flavors we tried are surprisingly solid, even at warmer room temperatures. They didn’t come out smoothly for us, but when mashed in a bowl, they softened enough for spreading. And they do melt nicely onto warm toast or a bowl of fresh cooked oats. On the jar it states to place the jar in a bowl of hot water. I tried this, but wasn’t a fan of the melty consistency for spreading or taste testing.
The consistency of Binnie’s Coconut Butter is rustic, with little bits of coconut throughout. But the overall mouthfeel has the indulgence and richness of pure coconut butter. And the flavors are crafted with natural depth that perfectly complements the underlying coconut flavor. If you’re coconut averse, move on. But if you’re a fan of coconut, like me, then these are worth a splurge. Thus far, I’ve tried the following flavors.
This flavor has just enough sweetness to keep any bitter cacao at bay, but it is a really dark blend. I personally like my chocolate just a smidgen sweeter, but I think this one is probably perfect for paleo and purist chocoholics.
Ingredients – organic shredded coconut, organic extra virgin coconut oil, organic coconut syrup, organic cocoa powder, sea salt. Contains coconut. Manufactured in a peanut free facility. Manufactured in a facility that processes tree nuts and wheat.
Ingredients – organic shredded coconut, organic extra virgin coconut oil, organic maple sugar, maple extract, sea salt. Contains coconut. Manufactured in a peanut free facility. Manufactured in a facility that processes tree nuts and wheat.
Very Vanilla (Alisa’s Top Pick)
Ingredients – organic shredded coconut, organic extra virgin coconut oil, organic coconut syrup, organic vanilla, sea salt. Contains coconut. Manufactured in a peanut free facility. Manufactured in a facility that processes tree nuts and wheat.
The Facts on Binnie’s Coconut Butter
Price: $12.99 per 12-ounce jar
Availability: Binnie’s Coconut Butter is well distributed in Colorado at natural food stores and King Soopers, and in a smattering of other stores in the Mountain region. See their website below for a store locator. They also ship direct to customers throughout the U.S. via their website, below, and Amazon.
Certifications: Binnie’s Coconut Butter is Certified Organic and Certified Vegan.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Binnie’s Coconut Butter is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, vegetarian, and paleo. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement 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 or product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Wayfare website at binniescoconutbutter.com.