Melt Organic Buttery Spread just keeps evolving. The Original was pretty tasty to start, but then all three flavors went dairy-free. Now they are swapping out the honey with a bee-free, vegan alternative. And they have a new Probiotic variety!
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 soy-free and free of pea protein (no added proteins at all!) for my peanut-free friends with pea concerns.
Tasting Notes for Melt Organic Buttery Spread
The Rich & Creamy Original
This 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. It’s 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!
Honey (Going Vegan!)
They are changing the sweetener to vegan apple “honey,” and promise that the taste is every bit as delicious. That touch of sweetness adds just 1 gram of sugar per tablespoon but imparts a wonderful warmth and indulgence. It 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.
Chocolate (Going Vegan!)
Yes, Melt Organic Buttery Spread comes in a wonderful semi-sweet chocolate variety that I adored as a low sugar cupcake or muffin topper. You might also like it swirled into dairy-free ice cream, whipped into frosting, and of course, eaten off a spoon. It also has just 1 gram of sugar per tablespoon, and the sweetener is transitioning to vegan apple “honey.”
Each buttery pat is infused with organic inulin for prebiotics and Bacillus coagulans GBI-30 6086 for probiotics. This is a patented probiotic strain that they say “delivers active cultures more effectively than yogurt.” I’ve read that it is also heat stable. But I would personally still stick to low heat applications with this spread.
It’s a very firm spread, but it softens readily at room temperature or atop warm food. The flavor is a touch saltier than the Original, despite having the same amount of sodium per serving. And it does have a very slight “fermented” vibe that I think adds some depth to the flavor. I enjoyed it on traditional toast, rice, and potato mediums, and I think it is a great way to sneak in more priobiotics!
The Facts on Melt Organic Buttery Spread
Price: I’ve seen Melt Organic Buttery Spread for $4.99 per 13-ounce tub. The new Probiotic variety is in a 10-ounce tub.
Availability: Melt Organic Buttery Spread is sold at conventional and natural food grocers across the United States. You can also order it direct from their website below.
Certifications: Melt Organic Buttery Spread is Certified Organic, Non-GMO Verified, Rainforest Alliance Certified, 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.