Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Yumbutter Go Review

As a nut-butter enthusiast and socially conscious millennial, I'm pretty sure that I am squarely in the demographic for Yumbutter. Founded with the belief that nourishing, delicious food can and should be a vehicle to promote good, Yumbutter has been a company I've had my eye on for a while, but have not been able to find it in stores near me. 

Luckily, Target is bringing Yumbutter to the masses (see a location listing here), which had me on the lookout for it at my local store. Luckily, I didn't need to wait long, and soon brought home a potion (the term for the delicious concoction) to taste test to see if it could live up the the hype.

Before I delve into the nutritious benefits of Yumbutter, I want to mention the social goodness this nut butter enables. Identified as "B Corporation" Yumbutter has gone thought a rigorous screening process to make sure they meet environmental and social standards of transparency, accountability, and performance. Yumbutter's goal is to create a world with less hunger, by partnering with a non-profit organization in Guatemala that helps to provide holistic care for malnourished children. That means that every potion helps fund nutrition supplementation, maternal education, and other valuable programs that really make a difference and save lives. For more information about the "Buy One: Feed One" program, click here.

Now back to the main event: the nut butter itself. Yumbutter Go (the magical portable potions that have hit their mass distribution stride) comes in three tasty flavors: almond butter, peanut butter, and sunflower butter. All three flavors feature the natural protein and healthy fat found in the marquee nuts and seeds, but also incorporates chia seeds, hemp seeds, coconut sugar, and goji powder, to add extra fiber, antioxidants, and other micro-nutrients. The pouches do not be refrigerated before or after opening, which makes them the perfect companion wherever your adventures take you. All three flavors are gluten-free, dairy-free, USDA certified organic, non-GMO and vegan, but do share equipment with peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and sesame. 


Note: This review will be updated as I assess all three flavors of Yumbutter Go. Check back later for additional entries! 

Organic Superfood Peanut Butter Potion

The first potion I tried was the peanut butter one, which features a blend of peanuts and sunflower seeds to form its base. From the moment I first squeezed some out of the pouch, it was obvious that the potion is created in small batches with care, because it looked like the fresh-ground spreads I buy at Whole Foods or The Fresh Market. The peanut butter taste shone through, but was somehow creamier and tad sweeter with a hint of sunflower seed, which made the nut butter heavenly when paired with apples, or slathered on bread for a sandwich (I recommend Canyon Bakehouse's white bread). It spread easily, was the perfect thickness and definitely would best any conventional additive-riddled competitor in the peanut butter aisle. Although I am normally not a peanut butter eater, I will definitely be keeping a potion in my posession at all times because this is peanut butter I can believe in.



Organic Superfood Sunflower Butter Potion

The second in line for taste testing was Yumbutter's sunflower butter potion. Right of the bat, I will disclose that I am usually not a sunflower butter fan because I find more often than not that other brands' products have a weird "off" taste that has me returning back to more familiar territory in peanut or almond butter. Yumbutter's blend however, earned two thumbs up from me, because I loved both the taste and texture. Using chia seeds, coconut sugar, hemp seeds, goji berry powder, and coconut oil to play supporting roles to the seeds, this blend was one I loved on sandwiches.


Disclaimer: This review is current to the original publication date. Updates will be noted. Ingredients and manufacturing processes can change without notice. Each product should be reviewed for individual nutritional needs. Feel free to to contact me with any questions or comments. I purchased this product independently and the review is a reflection of my personal opinion. 

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