There was no oil to stir in, like there is with Kettle, which is nice (somehow I always wind up getting oil all over my hands while stirring it). I took a taste and the texture was as creamy as it looked. However, it didn't taste as "almondy" as I was used to. I looked at the ingredients and discovered why: Almonds, evaporated cane juice, palm fruit oil, sea salt. I was so bummed to see that they added sugar AND oil to it. I've found the BEST flavor in nut butters is when there is no added oil. The oil kind of dilutes the flavor of the nut itself, if that makes sense. The taste was good, but not as good as the Kettle. I liked the texture--it was something different, and I could definitely picture my kids enjoying that too. But there is something about the gritty texture of natural nut butters that I've grown to love.
The nutritionals (when comparing the nutritionals, keep in mind the serving size also--28 grams vs. 32 grams):
If you factor in my free shipping on the Barney Butter (I can't get it in stores here), the cost was about the same--roughly $6/jar.
Overall: I like both of these, but I still like the Kettle brand best. I like that the ingredients are minimal and I like the grittier texture. I also like that it tastes more like pure almonds. However, I think the Barney Butter is great for someone who is new to almond butter, because the texture really is just like the good old fashioned JIF peanut butter. Another factor (which doesn't effect me, but may effect someone else) is that Barney Butter is processed in a peanut-free facility, while the Kettle "may contain peanuts and other tree nuts".
I've tried something else recently that I immediately FELL IN LOVE WITH and I'm dying to mention:
|BUFFALO WING flavored Pretzel Crisps!!|
Have you discovered any good food-finds lately? I want to hear about them!