Tags: Justin’s Nut Butter

13 Dec 2011, Comments (8)

Justin’s Nut Butter Maple Almond Butter

Author: Healthnuttxo

I finally bought a jar of this stuff. I pass by it almost every time I go to Whole Foods (probably because I ALWAYS go down the nut butter aisle).

What stops me? This jar of Justin’s Nut Butter was so good, so why not buy another?

the 10 dollar price tag. My wallet cries everytime I buy nut butter. So pricy. But so worth it. Keep on crying, wallet.

So I bought this nut butter, and home it went. I opened it up and noticed considerably oil separation, so a little stirring and I stored it upside down ( a trick I learned from a friend! keeps the oil on the bottom!!) until I got to try it.

Yea I eat my nut butters with plastic forks. Don’t you?

The first thing I noticed- it was THICK. I tried this when I was already a bit thirsty, and that was a mistake. It literally stuck to my mouth. So, have some water on hand!

It had a mild sweetness, and mild maple flavor. The predominant flavor is definitely ALMOND. It has the gritty texture I find most almond butters do, and every now and then a rush of salty flavor would happen. It was a bit “pasty” but not bad.

And while it’s quite good, it’s not amazing. I wish it was sweeter, or saltier, or both. I wish I could taste the maple flavor more, because I’m not sure I would be able to say “this is MAPLE almond butter” if I was given a blind taste test. And you know me (or hopefully you have picked up on) and that I LOVE maple flavored things. (Like these cookies? YUMM!)

Overall, 3 stars. I don’t know if I would buy this again, especially since it is 10 dollars,  but I want to try more Justin’s Nut Butters! Just have to save up some money first…. =P

Whats the most you EVER spent on nut butter??

1 May 2011, Comments (7)

Justins Chocolate Hazelnut Butter

Author: Healthnuttxo

Yesterday, I decided to go to Target (haha I will admit, a lot of afternoons are spent at Target!). And then, I spotted it on the shelf-and I had to have it. Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Butter. But ten DOLLARS? Was it worth the hefty price of over 10 dollars for a jar? I debated. Ah, why not? I stuck it in my cart, bought it, and took it home.

I opened the jar and found I needed to stir it up a bit. There were “pockets” of hard peanut butter, and softer, more oily parts, but nothing a quick stir couldn’t fix. After a minute or so, a smooth, dark brown nut butter awaited for me to devour, I mean eat (;

Here’s how it looked

I took a spoonful and gave it a taste. It was pretty good! The first thing I noticed was a bit of a salty zing it had to it. I wasn’t expecting any saltiness, just sweet, so it caught me a bit off guard. However, I liked it. It had a rather intense hazelnut flavor, balanced beautifully with some chocolatey goodness. I loved how smooth it was after I stirred it up, and it’s mildly sweet flavor. Yum!

To be in love with a nut butter, I have to be able to eat a big spoonful of it, as is, straight from the jar. I think this nut butter is a bit too intense to eat a large quantity of, but it’s still delicious. I remember growing up having chocolate hazelnut spread on white bread and eating it as a sandwich. I think I would definitely do that again, this time with whole wheat of course (;

4 stars. It was a bit pricy, but pretty good. I liked that it had some fiber, but it was a little low in protein. I’d probably get it again, but I don’t think I’m going to eat it as fast as I eat my other peanut butters.

2 tbsp is 190 calories, 16 grams of fat, 11 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 7 grams of sugar and 4 grams of protein.

What’s your favorite way to eat chocolate hazelnut butter?Please leave me some ideas below! And… Last day to enter the Silk Giveaway here!

30 May 2010, Comments (4)

Justin’s Nut Butter Maple Almond Butter

Author: Healthnuttxo

Anyway- I’m sure you have all heard of Justin’s Nut Butter here on bloggie world, or perhaps seen their products in stores. I know I was always envious to try it when I saw it on other blogs or on their website- I mean, c’mon, how does chocolate peanut or chocolate hazelnut butter NOT sound good?!

So I was quite pleased when I was sent some squeeze packs of Justin’s Maple Almond Butter in the mail from Justin’s Nut Butter. Squeeze packs are so conveinent! Why? Well…
1. You don’t have to worry about spoons! or knifes to spread the nut butter! Just squeeze and go!
2. A squeeze pack fits better in your purse than a jar does. ( I hope I’m not the only one who has done that 😉 )
3. (most importantly) PORTION CONTROL! I don’t know about you, but 2 tablespoons seems like nothing compared to a giant jar of nut buttery goodness. So, if I have a pre-portioned 2 Tbsp in a handy pack, I won’t eat more than that (unless… I bring two packs..*oops*)

So, first I kneaded the package as instructed, and opened it at the top. Where did I squirt it? A banana? Bread? An Apple? Nope- right in my mouth (that’s how I do things!).

It was really good! Nutty with a nice almond flavor. Smooth and not too thick, or gritty at all. Just a hint of lightly sweetened maple, which added a nice touch. Addictive and I will be using it again. I’m tempted to squeeze all the packs out and put it in a jar for easier and faster enjoyment (but, wouldn’t that defeat the purpose of squeeze packs?)

Overall-Very tasty- and although you don’t have to refrigerate it, i think I might. Sometimes I like my nut butters to have a bit of chill to them, and a bit more thickness. Nonetheless, you should try this one! It won’t disappoint!

Anyone tried any other Justin’s flavors? Which ones? I want to know which one’s to buy in the future!

1 squeeze pack is 200 calories, 17 grams of fat, 8 carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 3 grams of sugar and 6 grams of protein.

Dry Roasted Almonds, Maple Sugar, Organic Palm Fruit Oil, Sea Salt.

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