Justin’s began back in 2004 when he started using a food processor in his home kitchen, making small batches of nut butter. First he gave them to family and friends and then began selling his homemade nut butters to natural food stores in Boulder, Colorado. Justin’s Nut Butter has grown significantly over the last 8 years and is now available nationally at many retailers, with quite a fan base I may add.
Just because the company has grown, doesn’t mean his standards have changed. They only use the highest quality natural and organic ingredients that are sustainably harvested and found as locally as possible. The nut butters are still made in small batches to preserve premium quality standards and delicious taste. As a company they are mindful of their business practices by working toward reducing their environmental footprint on the natural environment.
The Dirt on Nuts
I love that they have a section on their site under the Green category, The Dirt on Nuts! You can trace the ingredients of all their products from their origin to final destination. Then they breakdown each product and show their carbon footprint and the offset amount they have paid for each product. They only say that they want to reduce their impact but they have follow through and are actually doing it! In an effort to minimize their carbon footprint their hazelnuts are sourced from Oregon instead of Italy.
Justin has been on a quest to make his squeeze packets recyclable for years. Although they are just not there yet, their jars are 100% Post Consumer Recycled!
So now that I have introduced you to the company, what do they make? Yummy, delicious, tantalizing nut butters! Oh, and lets not forget the melt in your mouth peanut butter cups too! These are not just your average nut butter. You may say peanut butter is peanut butter and almond butter is almond butter, but I am sorry to say, you are wrong! (At least in my opinion that is!)
Nut Butter Flavors:
- Chocolate Almond
- Maple Almond
- Honey Almond
- Classic Almond
- Chocolate Peanut
- Honey Peanut
- Classic Peanut
- Chocolate Hazelnut
Which flavor would you like to try? I would say right now we are digging the Chocolate Almond Butter!
They also make delectable organic milk chocolate and dark chocolate peanut butter cups! All their products are gluten-free and Kosher! The Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups are dairy-free and vegan but the milk chocolate are not. All the nut butter are vegan with the exception of the Honey butters.
Our Opinions (from my dear sister Jenny)
Justin’s Vanilla Almond Nut Butter
WOW! This stuff rocks. Our family has many intolerances…many of those intolerances
involve food. All members of our household do not eat Gluten. Soy has become a new
offender for us too. Justin’s Vanilla Almond Nut Butter is a perfect solution for us. It has
tremendous flavor. A few spoons full of it and I feel satisfied; my hunger is satisfied. My
Husband can eat a third of a container in one sitting. I have to keep it hidden or the rest
of us do not get to enjoy it.
We also enjoy traveling and not too many places are able to help us with our food
requirements. Having Justin’s Nut Butters with us proves to be very helpful. We all love
the flavor and it is awesome on Gluten free bread or by itself.
Justin’s Peanut Butter Cups
They are a great product. They are great for those in our family that have allergies
to Gluten. These cups are tasty in the milk and the dark chocolate. We were really
surprised at the taste, they don’t last long around here.
We are fortunate to have found a candy that we can actually eat. Most candy, if not all,
have so many fillers that our family cannot eat them. Thank you Justin’s for helping us
have a tasty treat.
Get Your Own Justin’s!
Visit the Justin’s site to learn even more about their yummy nut butters and where you can purchase it from! Be sure to connect with the wonderful people behind Justin’s on Facebook and Twitter!
Stay tuned as we will be sharing some yummy recipes soon featuring Justin’s yummy nut butters!
I am so excited that Justin’s will be one of the sponsors in the upcoming Noise Girls Fall Foodie Event beginning on October 1st. Be sure you come back to enter as there will be great prize packages full of yummy goodies including delicious Justin’s Nut Butters!
I received the above products to review. All opinions expressed are, as always 100% my own and those of my family.