It’s hard to argue that Miyoko’s makes one of the most delicious vegan butter alternatives. When it comes to straight up buttery goodness, it wins over dairy and non-dairy eaters alike. But it’s expensive and a little too firm in some baking applications. Enter Trader Joe’s Vegan Buttery Spread. It’s similar in flavor and rich mouthfeel, but just a smidgen softer for spreading, cooking, and baking. And for the gourmet taste, it has a more modest price.
Trader Joe’s Vegan Buttery Spread is an Affordable European-Style Alternative
And there’s one more thing Trader Joe’s has over Miyoko’s. It’s generally less allergenic. Both brands do use coconut oil (sorry my coconut-free readers!), but instead of cashews, Trader Joe’s Vegan Buttery Spread uses sheanut butter. Shea nut is still technically a tree nut, but studies have shown it to be a very rare allergen, even for people with tree nut allergies.
In terms of taste, we think this unique formula is a winner. With just a touch of salt and all the richness of butter. But be sure to leave your own rating and review below once you try it!
Ingredients: oil blend (coconut oil, sunflower oil, canola oil), sheanut butter, water, salt, sunflower lecithin, fava bean protein, citric acid (acidulant), natural flavors, beta carotene (for color). contains coconut, sheanut.
Nutrition (per 1 tablespoon): 100 calories, 11g fat, 0g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 0g protein.*
Who Makes Trader Joe’s Vegan Buttery Spread?
This is a Trader Joe’s original, according to the company. It’s produced for them by a manufacturer in Germany.
More Facts on Trader Joe’s Vegan Buttery Spread
- Price: $3.99 per 8.8-ounce block
- Availability: Trader Joe’s Vegan Buttery Spread is sold exclusively at Trader Joe’s stores in the U.S.
- Certifications: We did not note any certifications on Trader Joe’s Vegan Buttery Spread.
- Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Trader Joe’s Vegan Buttery Spread is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, vegetarian, and keto-friendly.*
- For More Product Information: Visit the Trader Joe’s website at www.traderjoes.com.
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. All food products are at some degree of risk for allergen cross-contamination. Only you can assess what is safe for your needs.
Makes a Great Pie Crust!
I bought and used this for the first time this week in a vegan pot pie. I substituted 1:1 for classic shortening in my pie crust recipe. It turned out so flaky and more flavorful than my original recipe! Will be my go to now for savory pie crust.
Tastes like butter!
I only tried the salted kind at a friend’s house (I don’t know if they make unsalted). It is not too heavily salted which I find to be a plus. Still more expensive than butter, but as an alternative I think it is very good.
Better than Earth Balance but not as good as Miyokos
TJs used to carry Miyokos at a reasonable price. Then they got their own. It’s not as buttery as Miyokos but it’s better than Earth Balance. After a couple of tries I’m going back to Miyokos.
The only one with 5* in my opinion
I have tried all of the top rated ones Mykonos Vegan butter. I don’t like the crumbly texture of it. The taste is good until mold starts to appear. At this time it smells like blue cheese. No thank you! Also it is the most expensive. I like Melt but the price of it has skyrocketed to sometimes over $5. The other highly rated ones are good like Melt but overpriced. The first taste of Trader Joe’s Vegan Buttery spread I knew it was the closest to real butter. Price is always $3.99. The winner in my opinion.
A perfect vegan sub for butter
This product is tasty, has a nice texture, and even tolerates high heat. We are trying to reduce our dairy intake, and this is one product that will always be in our fridge. Very friendly ingredients, it’s not ‘scary’ like some margarines and other non-dairy butter substitutes.