Almond Butter

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 22 November, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 22 November, 2011, 12:00am


Ceres Organics Almond Butter

300 grams for HK$89.90, ThreeSixty

This rich spread from New Zealand is made from only organic almonds - lightly roasted and ground - and salt, and is therefore as natural and wholesome as almond butter gets. It's easy to stir and spreads on smoothly.

Verdict: great with toast and, I'd imagine, with satay or a chicken stir-fry, too.

Meridian Natural Almond Butter

170 grams for HK$54, city'super

Roasting almonds in their skins before grinding them gives this speckled butter a very earthy taste. Made in Britain, it's stickier and denser than the Ceres butter, and hence a bit harder to stir and spread.

Verdict: I'd like it better if it had a stronger almond than earthy flavour.

Barney Butter Almond Butter Crunchy

284 grams for HK$76, city'super

Almonds, evaporated cane juice, palm fruit oil and sea salt meet in this buttery spread from California. Its consistency is more like traditional chunky peanut butter, but it claims to be healthier, with 50 per cent less saturated fat.

Verdict: creamy and loaded with almond nuggets; this is addictive.