Thursday, May 16, 2013

100% NUTZ peanut butter review

Last week I was thrilled to receive three tubs of heavenly 100% NUTZ peanut butter to review for Munch Cooking:
  • 100% natural peanut butter
  • 100% natural peanut butter with sea salt
  • 100% dark chocolate peanut spread
100% NUTZ peanut butter is made right here in New Zealand using GMO-free hi-oleic peanuts, which apparently have a fatty acid composition similar to olive oil. That makes this peanut butter healthy to eat and incredibly shelf stable.

All three 100% NUTZ peanut butters are delicious and have a surprisingly short ingredients list.

The original spread - 100% natural peanut butter - is literally just peanuts, nothing else. And the funny thing is I think it’s my favourite of the lot. In any case, I’ve been devouring it on crackers like it’s nobody’s business.

100% natural peanut butter with sea salt only contains what the name suggests – peanuts and sea salt.

The nuts are roasted a little longer in this one, which gives the peanut butter a stronger flavour and darker colour.

I also enjoyed this spread on crackers, but it really shone in the recommended satay dip recipe I made by mixing four teaspoons of peanut butter with a cup of natural yoghurt, a teaspoon of sweet chilli sauce and a teaspoon of curry powder. What a heavenly accompaniment to vegetable sticks! We made and devoured two bowls of satay dip over the past week.

100% dark chocolate peanut spread is a healthier chocolate spread choice. It’s made with dark Donovan chocolate and peanuts, so it has way less sugar than other brands and no added salt.

I’ll be honest, we’ve mostly been spooning it straight from the tub to our mouths. However, you can also make simple truffles with it by rolling balls of it in chopped nuts or desiccated coconut.

I’ve also discovered it tastes divine in chocolate smoothies – just blend a hunk of the 100% dark chocolate peanut spread with a banana, 1 cup of raw cream or raw milk, ¼ cup kefir or yoghurt (for beneficial probiotics), 1 cup of ice, 1 Tablespoon of cocoa, 1/2 Tablespoon of honey, 1 teaspoon natural vanilla essence and 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil (optional). 

Too yummy! And your kids will never suspect it’s healthy!

Now I’m hoping the crew at 100% NUTZ will start playing around with other nuts. If they can make the simple peanut taste so good, imagine what they could do with almonds or cashews.

How do you like to eat your peanut butter?


  1. Oh what a great product! I haven't been eating much peanut butter (even though I live the the peanut capital of Australia) because I was worried about the high omega-6 content, but if these peanuts are high oleic, that shouldn't be a problem. I wonder where the peanuts are grown?? I wonder if I can grow my own. Anyway, when I did eat heaps of peanut butter, I always got the 100% nuts one, yum!

  2. I love this peanut butter, we now only buy 100% but butters. My kiddos didn't love the chocolate one. I have never seen the sea salt one... guess what I will be looking for this week. yum.


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