If you’re a nut butter fan who loves healthy food, being on the go, and brands with a conscience, then read on, as YumButter might be your holy grail of spreads.
Though it comes in jars, too, my first introduction to YumButter was their newer “Go” packs (pictured), which are multi-serve, squeezeable, and resealable! Great in theory, still good in execution, but not perfect. The one flaw was that with the quantity in each package, I simply could not get it to emulsify.
You know how natural nut butter separates, and you have to stir it, or in the case of squeeze packs, knead it, to bring it back to pure creaminess? Well, I kneaded these Go packages until my hands cramped up, which helped, but the first squeezes were still really runny and the last ones really thick and hard to get out. I think kneading a stiffer package with a larger quantity is just a little tricky. That said, the YumButter in all of those middle squeeze servings was just right. (Luckily, they now have YumButter in Jars, too.)
Tasting Notes for YumButter
And what you get inside those YumButter Go packs isn’t ordinary nut or seed butter, it’s SUPERFOOD buttery goodness. Each pouch is spiked with organic chia seeds, hemp seeds, goji berries, and lucuma, all blended to a smooth, creamy, yet slightly rustic consistency. They’re also very lightly sweetened with coconut sugar (just 3 to 4 grams of sugar per 2 tablespoon serving in each pounch). What results is unique nut butters with tons of healthy fats and quite a bit of vitamin C, too!
This was the first one that I sampled, and it remained my favorite right until the end of the tastings. It has a mild but rich flavor that’s lightly sweet, gently savory, but not at all salty. I think it’s definiitely excellent without any added salt, but a pinch wouldn’t hurt! This variety is notable for a good dose of calcium (9% of RDA) and iron (15% of RDA), too.
Next up was the Superfood Peanut Butter which started out fresh tasting but a little flat, and then melded into a pleasantly sweet taste. I think this one shouts for just a little salt to heighten those flavors and bring out that PB goodness. This version is notable for very high iron (35% of RDA).
Finally, this seed based spread was kneaded, cracked open, and spread onto a rice cake. I have to say, this one is an acquired taste in my opinion, since it tends to be quite bitter. Those sweeter flavors poke through, but the bitterness was a deterent for my tastes. This flavor has a good dose of iron (15% or RDA) and just a touch of calcium (4% of RDA).
And I mentioned a conscience, too, didn’t I? YumButter is a Certified B Corporation, which basically means that they uphold standards for supporting a more sustainable world. They have a Buy One – Feed One model in which they feed a child in need for each package sold. They also carefully source pure organic ingredients to create YumButter.
The Facts on YumButter Nut Butters
Certifications: YumButter Nut Butters are Certified Organic and the company is a Certified B Corporation. On the packaging it also states vegan, gluten-free, and no GMOs, but I did not note certifications for these.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, YumButter Nut Butters are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based and vegetarian. Nonetheless, 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 YumButter website at www.yumbutter.com.