Taste Test: The Best Nut Butters

Peanut butter isn't the only type of nut butter! We tasted 85 different variations to find the best tasting pecan, pistachio, almond, cashew and flavored spreads on the market.
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Peanut butter isn't the only type of nut butter! We tasted 85 different variations to find the best tasting pecan, pistachio, almond, cashew and flavored spreads on the market.

Go Nuts

Move over, peanut butter! Today there's a world of tempting nut spreads to choose from. We conducted an epic taste test to find out who's the cream of the crop.

Best Nut Butters

Best Cashew

Once Again Organic Cashew Butter: This spread made of dry-roasted cashews reminded several panelists of hummus, only sweeter, creamier and smokier. Savory and rich, it's ideal for tossing with roasted veggies. ($14.99 for 16 oz.)

Runner-Up: Vivapura Really Raw Organic Cashew Butter ($15.99 for 9 oz.)

Best Cashew Butter

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Best Pecan

Artisana Organic Raw Pecan Butter: Because it's raw (the roasting process can sap some of the nuts' nutrients), this thick and luscious spread is chock-full of B vitamins and heart-healthy fats. Better yet: Its pecan sandie flavor turns smoothies into an instant dessert! ($12.60 for 8 oz.)

Runner-Up: Wilderness Poets Pecan Butter ($14.25 for 8 oz.)

Best Pecan Butter

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Best Pistachio

Wilderness Poets Pistachio Butter: Raw California pistachios, top-notch EVOO and Himalayan salt make this the priciest spread on the list, but its intense pistachio flavor and versatility are worth the splurge. Add it to cookie dough, toss it with pasta or slather it on steak. ($15.99 for 8 oz.)

Runner-Up: Rejuvenative Foods Organic Fresh Raw Pistachio Nut Butter ($16.22 for 4 oz.)

Best Pistachio Butter

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Best Almond

Barney Smooth Almond Butter: Barney cinched this category with a close-to- peanut-butter flavor that will be a sure hit with kids -- though, at roughly 36 cents more per ounce than most peanut butters, a little less so with budget-conscious parents. Use it to jazz up pancakes or French toast. ($9.99 for 16 oz.)

Runner-Up: Maisie Jane's Crunchy Almond Butter ($9.99 for 12 oz.)

Best Almond Butter

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Best Flavored

Justin's Chocolate Almond Butter: A blend of dry-roasted almonds, cocoa butter and cane sugar, this slightly gritty spread tastes like nutty brownie batter. Layer it onto toast and top with bananas or -- who are we kidding? -- just grab a spoon and dig in! ($9.99 for 16 oz.)

Runner-Up: Rapunzel Organic Chocolate Hazelnut Butter ($8.49 for 8.8 oz.)

Best Flavored Butter

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Greek Yogurt

With so many different kinds of greek yogurt at the grocery store, it may be hard to decide which one to buy. We tasted over 150 different kinds to find the best of the bunch.

Greek Yogurt Taste Test

Check out the winners!