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Old 03-06-2014, 08:22 AM   #1
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What almond butter brand?

I typically can polish off a jar in 3 or 4 days so I try to find brands with no added sugar. But the raw brands are sooooo expensive, should I not stress the "evaporated cane juice so much"? What brand do you like?
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:53 AM   #2
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Re: What almond butter brand?

Have you thought of making your own? Might be less expensive than store-bought if you could buy enough bulk almonds. And then you could temper the sweetness and even throw in some other nuts to vary it. Doesn't seem too hard, but I've not done it before.
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:01 AM   #3
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Re: What almond butter brand?

I buy Nature's Promise. The "Natural Almond Butter" not the organic. It's about 6-7 bucks a pop though, but cheap compared to the organic Nature's Promise which is $12 a pop. The single ingredient in both are Almonds. As an aside, I haven't been buying it because I'm becoming addicted, sometimes eating 3 jars a week!!
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Old 03-06-2014, 11:17 AM   #4
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Re: What almond butter brand?

I'd recommend making your own. It's far less expensive and you know exactly what you're putting in your body. I know you can get a 3lb bag of raw almonds at Costco for about $12. That's a lot of almond butter.
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Old 03-06-2014, 12:32 PM   #5
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I'd recommend making your own. It's far less expensive and you know exactly what you're putting in your body. I know you can get a 3lb bag of raw almonds at Costco for about $12. That's a lot of almond butter.
"Far less expensive" depends on how much you intend to make over time, and how much you value your time.

At about a pound of almonds per jar, you're at $4/jar in ingredients alone so far (using your Costco example). You'll need a pretty damn good food processor to make it with which will set you back $150 at least. So at $7/jar for store bought stuff, you'd have to make 50 jars yourself before you break even. And that doesn't even include your time to make it. I've done this process and it is not quick. I value my time and that is why I will now just buy it from Amazon.

With that said, I personally buy Barney Butter crunchy in 3 packs using Amazon subscribe & save.
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Old 03-06-2014, 05:00 PM   #6
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Re: What almond butter brand?

I think a food processor is a decent investment if you intend to make a lot of nut butters (which I do). It's also useful for things like hummus, pureed vegetables and root vegetables, etc. But when I'm feeling lazy, I go for the Trader Joe's brand. I think it's $6.99 at my store.
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:21 AM   #7
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Re: What almond butter brand?

Mara natha though possibly the worst for me is my favorite. I use it as a quick late night snack or a spoonful with breakfast so the added sweetness hits the spot.
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Old 03-07-2014, 07:23 AM   #8
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You'll need a pretty damn good food processor to make it with which will set you back $150 at least.
My $15 blender works just fine, and one batch only takes me about 15 minutes to make.
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:17 AM   #9
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Mara natha though possibly the worst for me is my favorite. I use it as a quick late night snack or a spoonful with breakfast so the added sweetness hits the spot.
Word! Costco have a big jar for $10.
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Old 03-08-2014, 03:53 PM   #10
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Whole foods brand is about $5.99 for a 16oz jar, I enjoy their almond butter over nature promise or any other brand I have found so far.
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