Melt Organic Buttery Spread

Product by:
Prosperity Organic Foods, Inc
Rich & Creamy Original, Honey, Chocolate
$3.99 per 13-ounce square tub

Reviewed by:
On July 13, 2015
Last modified:February 14, 2017


This is it ... I've found my dairy-free butter! Melt is as virtuous as it gets in terms of ingredients (non-GMO, good Omega ratio, and no funny business), and is also the creamiest, smoothest, and richest available. It is amazing slathered on toast or baked into pie crusts, donuts and more. The Original is vegan, while the Chocolate and Honey flavors step it up a flavorful, lightly sweet and dairy-free notch with the perfect touch of honey.

Last year, Melt Organic Buttery Spread received a massive makeover. All three formulations, Rich & Creamy Original, Honey, and Chocolate, are now completely dairy-free (and soy-free!), and are my new holy grail butter alternatives.

Melt Organic Buttery Spread - a soy-free, non-GMO dairy-free butter in three flavors.

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 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

The Rich & Creamy Original 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).

Melt Organic Buttery Spread - a soy-free, non-GMO dairy-free butter (Creamy Original pictured)

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!


The Original is vegan, but Melt stepped up their flavor game with pure Honey buttery spread. 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.

Melt Organic Buttery Spread (Honey & Cinnamon Flavor) - Amazing taste, virtuous ingredients, healthy Omega ratio, Certified Organic, Fair Trade, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, etc, etc, etc


And last, but certainly not least, Chocolate. Yes, Melt Organic Buttery Spread comes in a wonderful semi-sweet variety that I adored as a low sugar (again, just 1 gram per tablespoon – also from honey) cupcake or muffin topper. Just a few other ideas … swirled into dairy-free ice cream, whipped into frosting, and of course, eaten off a spoon.

Melt Organic Buttery Spread (Chocolate!) - Amazing taste, virtuous ingredients, healthy Omega ratio, Certified Organic, Fair Trade, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, etc, etc, etc

The Facts on Melt Organic Buttery Spread

Certifications: Melt Organic Buttery Spread is Certified Organic, Non-GMO Verified, 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

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. Do you have an understanding of what “natural flavors” are? Whenever I ask a company they say they can’t give that information b/c it a “proprietary blend”…Thanks!

    • Hi Meghan, the natural flavors could be derived from almost anything, but if they contained any of the top 8 allergens (dairy, eggs, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish) then they would be required to state that it contains that allergen on the ingredient statement. If your concerns go beyond these top allergens, then you can send the company what foods you are avoiding or allergic to, and they should be able to tell you if the natural flavors or other ingredients will be a concern.

  2. Robert Sampson on

    Tried it. If you like the taste of butter, FORGET IT! Tastes like sweet coconut. Threw its out after one taste.
    Planning a taste test on all available butter substitutes. This awful stuff has piqued my interest.

  3. Steve Klebaur on

    Did not care for it, and pondered returning it to the store. It tastes strongly of coconut! Not what I want to put on toast or vegetables. Will not buy again.

  4. Hello there, I was recently introduced to Melt and really like the taste and what’s in it. I have a concern about preservatives. What makes it stay good for over a year? What do such preservatives do to my body?

  5. Cindy Turner on

    Have you tried the potato stacks with sweet potatoes, I haven’t tried the regular ones yet, but I would like to know if you have any with sweet potatoes.

  6. Hi Alisa,
    Do you happen to know if Melt uses humane non-deforestation palm fruit? I looked at the fair trade certification and that seems to only pertain to ethical treatment of humans, I didn’t see any mention of animal habitat protections. Recently it was noted that Earth Balance purchases palm fruit from unethical non-humane sources. I appreciate your feedback.
    Thank you,

    • Hi Dina, you would have to verify this with them directly. I have spoken with the founder, and she is very environmentally aware, so I would imagine so, but I couldn’t tell you!

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  8. Hi Alisa,

    Great news, Rich & Creamy MELT Organic is 100% Dairy Free and vegan. We removed ghee from the formulation in July of 2014 and all three of our spreads are now dairy free.

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