New Nut Butter

I’m over TJ’s almond butter with roasted flax seeds. Yep, that fast. Over it. Done. I read “It’s Called a Discontinued Nut Butter Because It’s Broken”.  (I could go on…)

There is a new nut butter in town! My new NB is sweet and funny and good looking… And NOT almond butter or peanut butter or even soynut butter.

I’m trying something new -  Pepita Sun Seed ButterNaturally Nutty and it changed my life.

I spotted this at Great Harvest today (which I credit for opening my eyes to “real bread”) and asked about it. The employee found an open jar in the back and let me taste it. Sold!

The addition of allspice and cinnamon give this an amazing flavor. I love it! Oddly though, it has the ingredients on the jar but not the nutrition info? What?


Warning: I basically bought this for myself as a Christmas/Birthday/All Saint’s Day gift. This cost me more than 3 jars of TJ’s almond butter combined (and for once I am not being dramatic).

It was $13.00. :(  This new nut butter might go the way of Barney Butter for me, and be a “bought it once to try it, but I am a poor Mexican girl who will never taste that again…” type of deal. I cannot justify spending this much on one jar of anything, but I will enjoy it while it’s here.

Since I was there and dropping loads of cash and all, I stocked up on Great Harvest samples, like their Sourdough Cinnamon Raisin Bread.sourdough cinnamon raisin

My words to Ben were, “I feel like I was eating white Wonder Bread my entire life and took a trip to France where I tasted my first fresh baguette”. This is how NH makes me feel – like I am just discovering bread for the first time :)

I also picked up an iced coffee because this, along with crab cakes, are the two things I will miss most about Maryland :(IMG_9256

I used my new love Pepita Sun Butter for lunch on an english muffin. Amazing.IMG_9265

This afternoon I hit up an easy yoga class at the gym. Yoga actually really stressed me out because I’m not good at it :( But since this class was a level 1 I did well and got a good stretch on.

Dinner – Salad with veggie burger and hummustard.IMG_9278

Dessert – dark chocolate and a Vitatop :)IMG_9279

It is super late and I need to get some sleep! G’ Night!


  1. says

    Woah, I cant believe you paid $13 for one jar.
    I’m glad I don’t like nutter butter. It sounds very addictive.

    I love your dinner, like it’s inspired mine. Yay for veggie burgers

  2. says

    I freaking looooooove that nut butter. I’m surprised you were able to get it without buying direct from naturally nutty. The cinnamon and alspice make it taste like french toast sticks from the freezer in my opinion

  3. says

    Do you have a Whole Foods? I buy WF brand natural peanut butter and it’s great, much better and cheaper than other brands. They may have other store brand nut butters for reasonable prices.

    • says

      Seriously I’ve tasted tons of nut butters, including WFs and it’s just not the same :( TJ’s nut butters are the cheapest, but they cannot compare with the fancy stuff.

  4. says

    I bought the pepita sunbutter as well from GH. Is yours dry?? I find it hard to spread on bread and most of the time I create huge holes in my bread. lol

  5. says

    There are a ton of nut butters at my local store that are that expensive, but I just can’t justify it! Usually why I stick with Smart Balance.

  6. says

    Naturally Nutty is a little cheaper on Open Sky, so you might want to check that out. It’s SOOO good though! :) Their Butter Toffee PB is my fav so far! They’re too expensive for me to try every one!

    I may have posted this comment here before, but my fav nut butter of the moment is Maranatha Almond Butter and I can get it for $3.50 or so at Super Wal-mart. I know some people have a thing about Wal-mart, but that price is insanely good!

  7. says

    That’s it, I need to mark this whole day as a good menu item for next week. Great choices and good variety.

    Glad to see things are going smooth, like buuttaah!

  8. says

    After moving several times I’ve learned that you always leave something behind that you will miss, even if you weren’t in love with the area. I have a feeling Dunkin Donuts will be invading the West Coast soon. It’s all over the South now (at least in my neck of the woods) and we used to be all Krispy Kreme all the time. As for crab cakes, you just need a good recipe. Check my blog out soon. I’m going to try to wrestle my soon-to-be mother-in-law’s recipe out of her during my stay over July 4th. Nah, she’s so sweet, she’ll probably write it out for me to share. :)

  9. says

    Wait – did you get it at Great Harvest or New Harvest? I’m lost.

    Speaking of nut butters with flaxseeds, if you like sunflower seed butter, Target sells Sunbutter that has added whole flaxseeds in it. Nice texture, spreadable and a good crunch.

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    Aw, this was a really quality post. In theory I’d like to write like this too – taking time and real effort to make a good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate alot and never seem to get something done.

  12. Carol says

    @ Stacy ~ THAT IS a good price for Maranatha Almond Butter! Wow! Is that the raw, organic variety for that price? The raw, organic variety of Maranatha is very pricey @ my local Whole Foods Market. I love the taste of Maranatha, but I am also a fan of Woodstock Farms Raw Almond Butter. It too, is pricey, but I think Woodstock Farms brand gives you more for your $$$ than Maranatha.

    On topic ~ I just found the Pepita Sun Seed Butter at a local Italian Market (of all places!) this week and I am IN LOVE!!!! Like you, I was rather surprised that the nutrition info was nowhere to be found on the label. I paid $10 for the jar, but I’ve found that most organic nut butters run @ that much or more. The taste of the Pepita Sun Seed Butter is TO. DIE. FOR! I like to mix some in my high-fiber hot breakfast cereal…. YUMMMMMM! You can order any of the Naturally Nutty butters directly from the manufacturer’s website @ a cost of $10/per jar….. I visited the website in hopes of finding the nutrition info, but alas, it’s not listed there either….. strange! Regardless…. this nut butter does taste fabulous! I give it 5 stars, and it’s highly likely I will try some of the other flavors.

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