We recently received a few Jif products to sample and were excited to see that Jif now offers almond butter. Jif almond butter is available in both creamy and crunchy styles. It retails for around $6.99 per jar. The new no-stir nut butters offer a creamy and spreadable texture, perfect for snacking, recipes, and is ideal to add a new twist on your old favorites.
In the past, almond butter was found only in health food stores, or was expensive to purchase. Now it is available at local grocery stores such as Albertson’s, Fry’s, Safeway and Basha’s; all in the Phoenix/North Scottsdale area.
Upon opening the jar, we were very happy to find that it was homogenized, meaning there is not a layer of oil that needs to be mixed into the jar. This was completely stirred in. We happened to sample the crunchy almond butter and loved the chunks of almonds throughout the jar. Upon taking a taste, it was different from peanut butter, but quite the same. The taste and sensation was similar to peanut butter, but with an almond flavor. Of course, the first sample was on a spoon. Yummy! Then we moved to the old ‘peanut butter’ and jelly using this fabulous almond butter. It was very good, too. It passed all tests for likability.
There are many more uses for almond butter than on a sandwich. It is easy to imagine using the almond butter as a replacement for peanut butter in cookies, but there are so many more uses. We love to have Thai dishes made with a peanut sauce. This is a wonderful substitute when making the sauce. It also makes a great Thai salad dressing. If you are thinking about dessert, mix some into brownie batter before baking, or mix some into cream cheese and swirl into the same brownie mix.
This product can be used for anywhere you want the flavor of almonds, or as a nice change from peanut butter.
For those who cannot eat peanut butter, this may be a great option. Of course, check with your doctor before you try this.
You may also want to try Jif’s new cashew butter. It is also available in local grocery stores.