Review: Earth Balance Coconut & Peanut Spread
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May 23 2012

Review: Earth Balance Coconut & Peanut Spread

Earth Balance has long been a favorite company of mine.  They are located in Boulder, Colorado and focus on using only natural ingredients that are plant-based.  Last year I found their coconut spread and fell in love!  It quickly became my new favorite topping for English muffins, bagels and the like.  This year I discovered another new coconut product: Coconut & Peanut Spread

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There are two varieties of the coconut & peanut spread: creamy & crunchy.  I picked up the creamy this go around, but plan on trying the crunchy next. 

Creamy coconut & peanut spread – peanuts, organic extra virgin coconut oil, agave syrup, palm fruit oil, natural flavor and salt.

Crunchy coconut & peanut spread – peanuts, organic extra virgin coconut oil, agave syrup, palm fruit oil, natural flavor and salt.

The first thing I did with the coconut & peanut spread was to use it on my morning brown rice cakes with fruit spread.  I don’t even know if I can put into words just how spectacular this was!  The spread has the exact same consistency as regular peanut butter, but has that wonderful underlying hint of coconut.  It was like someone snuck some tropical flavor into my breakfast, now all I need is some pineapple or mango fruit spread to take this to the next level.  I can’t wait to use this to make a tropical French toast and stir-fry!

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More about Earth Balance:

All of our products are 100% plant-based, vegan, non-GMO, lactose-free, gluten-free, egg-free, casein-free, have 0g of trans fat and, oh, did we mention they’re absolutely delicious? Because they are. At Earth Balance®, taste is king, and that’s a commitment we live by every single day. Everything we make is tasty enough to stand strong on it’s own, but any of our products can also be the perfect substitute in all your favorite cooking or baking recipes.

I was able to purchase the coconut & peanut spread for $4.99 at Earth Fare last week, though the normal retail price is $5.99.  To find stores that carry Earth Balance products near you, please use the store locator on the bottom right of this pageAmazon.com does carry the spread, but it seems to be a little more expensive that way unless you buy 12 at a time. 

Have you had a chance to try the new Earth Balance coconut & peanut spread?  Do you prefer creamy or crunchy nut butters?

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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  1. Joan says:

    How good for you is palm fruit oil?

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