I may have a full-time job, but my part-time job definitely is trying to find the best nut butters ever in the UK. Although the nut butters available in the supermarket are good, the range of 100% natural, low-sugar, no palm oil butters is really difficult to come by.
Whilst I do love the big brands like Meridian (not Whole Earth, they’re rank), I always think it’s important to find local UK-based nut butter companies who really work hard to make the best nut butter ever. There is such diversity and, if you take a look on the web, will find some absolute crackers.
If you can’t be bothered to trawl through Google, don’t fear – trust my judgement and be the first to try some of the best nut butters you’ve probably never heard of. Take a look below at my favourite three nut butter brands at the minute.
The Best Nut Butters You Can’t Find In The Supermarket
Jake’s Boost are a small, independent company based in Ascot and they make AMAZING peanut butter. Their range is fairly small, but it’s all about quality over quantity with them. They offer nut and seed butters and healthy fruit crisps which they package in helpful snack pots, with the fruit crisps the perfect spoon for the nut butter.
My personal favourite is the Cacao Boost Spread (cos I love chocolate almost as much as I love peanut butter). It’s comprised of peanuts, chia and cacao nibs and are particularly amazing to mix into healthy homemade brownies! You can find out more about them here – http://www.jakesboost.com/
Hognuts Nut Butters
Hognuts are a lovely nut butter company based in Yorkshire and is solely run by a husband and wife. They’re one of my favourite companies for dessert-like nut butters that aren’t super high in sugar and still taste sweet. The whole range tastes super decadent and melts so delicately in the mouth that there really is no need for high calorie, high sugar puddings any more!
My all-time favourite is their Signature Bakin’ Butter. Rather than traditional nut butters, this one is designed to make incredible high protein nut butter cookies with very little effort – literally all you do is take a tablespoon, pop it on a greased baking tray and bake for 12 minutes. With only 5% sugar, 30% protein and 100% gluten-free this nut butter is pretty much perfect for anyone. You can find out more about them here – https://hognutsbutters.com/
Funky Nut Company
Funky Nut Co. makes crazy-good nut butters and is one of the best companies if you’re looking to buy a complete range of affordable butters made from different nuts. From your traditional peanut butter, to pistachio butter, to tiger nut butter!
For me, it’s so easy to find my favourite. Their dark chocolate hazelnut butter is just way too good to be true – it’s thick, 100% natural and made with 80% dark chocolate. And yes, this really is better than Nutella. Funky Nut Co. are based in lovely Liverpool, but you can find out more about them here – http://funkynutco.com/