Melt Organic Buttery Spread Joins Probiotic and Vegan Revolutions

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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.

Melt Organic Buttery Spread (Probiotic!) - Good Omega ratio, Certified Organic, Fair Trade, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, and no Pea Protein

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!

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

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.

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

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.”

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

Probiotic (New!)

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!

Melt Organic Buttery Spread (Probiotic!) - Good Omega ratio, Certified Organic, Fair Trade, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, and no Pea Protein

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.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, 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.

30 Comments

  1. Simon Fleming on

    I’ve tried this brand around a year ago I think and found That it had a strong coconut flavor to it. Not something I want in my butter. Is that still there in the revamped versions? Have you noticed the coconut flavor in the background … Or am I going crazy 😨

    • Hi Simon, I can honestly say that I don’t notice coconut flavor in this. But coconut oil is still one of the main three oils used in their oil blend, so it’s possible that you could taste it?

  2. I absolutely love this stuff, dairy allergic for 40years, found nothing as good; but why do you put it in a tub that has an impossible-to-open lid? The gap created by the removed safety pull tab is in the wrong place, so one must pry the lid off with a thin knife blade from a corner instead, or just leave it uncovered. Sign me: broken fingernails.

  3. Zaida A. Cintron on

    OMG, I just discovered this at my local Kroger’s outlet Food for Less last Friday, when I was shopping for my regular Smart Balance, quite by accident, literally almost stumbled upon it. Had never seen it, read the label sounded good & decided to try it. Love it and decided to dig for more info & reviews. What a surprise to find that apparently this product has been around since ’14! and I just found it in April 2018! Food desert, in one of the posh Chicago suburbs! Hope it sells well so that I can continue to get it.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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?

  8. 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.

  9. 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,
    Dina

    • 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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  11. 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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