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The almond butter contains roast almonds which have subsequently been ground until smooth using a tiny sea salt. There is no added sugar or oil. A product as pure as this could barely help flavor almondy and natural. What surprises me is that while almonds are not my favourite nuts, and that i despise many things made from them such as marzipan, I find almond butter to be one among my absolute favourites. Roasting the intensifies the flavour I assume, as well as the salt added likely does the same. It is perfect if you would like a spread that is packed with flavor but not overly sweet. Meridian propose using it on crackers and crumpets so when an ingredient in "shakes, cakes and bakes." I've not attempted it on the first two but I do enjoy it in recipes for cookies needing that, and as a replacement on toast. I adjust the sugar a little to consider the almond butter isn't sweetened but I use that in the same way. I have also used it to make an ice cream shake which demanded blending. It made a thick beverage but one having a nice flavour - when combined with chocolate ice cream in particular.
This really is the natural oil in the nuts and house made nut butters frequently separate when you keep them. You could assure yourself it is an indicator of a natural product at least although it might not seem appealing.
Stirring the jar around with combine the oil back into the butter or if there appears a lot you can pour some away without the storage qualities appearing to be affected. The level of oil you get varies jar to jar because the oil content in the almond harvests may also vary. But overall I think this butter seperates less. Oil apart I love the texture of this. It's referred to as smooth, also it's true that there are no large crunchy bits present. But if you go through the butter carefully, it is possible to observe it's a slightly granular appearance. It can not feel bitty in the mouth but if you rub it between your fingers .You are able to feel a few bits. Overall it is not quite thin and you don't need a lot, as the flavour is not mild.
You've three months to work with the almond butter up but there's no chance of it continuing it that long in our home once opened.
If you prefer almonds, then this "butter" is unquestionably worth a go. I will certainly continue to get the Meridian variant.
Appropriate for vegans. The production approaches mean it isn't unsuitable for anyone with allergies to peanuts, other nuts, or sesame.
You can purchase from all of the supermarkets, but it changes a lot branch to branch regarding which Meridian nut butters are stocked. Otherwise try health food stores and Holland and Barrett. Amazon normally have multi packs in but the cost varies, so occasionally it is more expensive to purchase in mass from that point.