It’s Better than Peanut Butter!


When you see the title, I know some of you are going to go: “What? No way!” But hear me out and do try the product featured in this post. I’m confident I’ll be able to change your mind at least a little bit.

My family and I love toast, especially with different types of spreads. I’m sure you’ve heard about avocado toast or hummus on toast. Our favorite, however, has to come down to the classic peanut butter toast. We’re lucky to usually have a few jars of the north shore Oahu, Hawaii coconut peanut butter variation, but any brand is still amazing. I used to think that no “nut” butter could top the peanut type on toast, but now I’m not so sure. Why? My mom found the Rodin Ranch almond butter!

Every Sunday there’s this farmer’s market (the same one that we found the sweet kiwi at) that pops up right by the CalTrain station in down town Mountain View. Looking for something new to try, my mom saw this new almond butter brand and decided to test it out. It turns out that her choice was 100% the correct one. She brought back two jars (sweet and unsweetened), and they vanished like they weren’t even there. We devoured them like they were the best food in the world! The Rodin Ranch almond butter tastes quite similar to regular peanut butter, but the texture makes all the difference. You get that sweet nut taste and you get the smooth butter feeling, but the best part are the small chunks of almond sprinkled in that add a new touch to the product. It’s really a great combination, and it works very well on toast. In fact, in this past week or so, I haven’t seen many (probably none) peanut butter toasts made and rather a whole lot of almond butter. My mom likes it so much that she even eats it plain right out of the jar.

The best way to experience what I feel when I put a scoop of Rodin Ranch almond butter into my mouth is to just try it yourself. You can get it either at the website or at the local farmer’s market I was talking about. There are multiple variations of this almond butter. My dad likes the healthy, less sugary version, but you can also go with the sweetened maple, toffee, or honey versions. Go to their website and check it out! Try something new, because I’m pretty sure you’re going to love the Rodin Ranch almond butter. In a sense, the title to this post wasn’t completely accurate, because there will probably come a time in the future where peanut butter jumps back on top. For now though, I think it’s safe to say that my new favorite almond butter is better than peanut butter.

Look at that gooey goodness! It’s making me hungry just looking at it! 

7 Comments Add yours

  1. It’s pretty hard to top Skippy Nate but if you say so I’ll keep an open mind on this. I eat peanut butter right out the jar (great protein source) so I’m with you on this post.


  2. Auntie Polly says:

    I am going to the Farmer’s Market this weekend! Are you sure Rodin Ranch didn’t pay you to write this very compelling post? Great job Nate!


    1. That’s true, now that I read this, it feels pretty fishy…


    2. n8chen says:

      They didn’t have to pay me because it was so delicious!


  3. Nick Talwar says:

    I am with you Nate except I think it is heretic to put anything above north shore coconut crunch peanut butter …. which you guys of course introduced us to!!


  4. Diane Ciesinski says:

    This sounds yummy Nate! I also eat nut butters straight from the jar – or on apples, bananas, mixed into yogurt… have you tried “NuttZo”? No peanuts but a blend of 7 nuts and seeds: Almonds, Cashews, Brazil Nuts, Flax seeds, Chia seeds, Hazelnuts and Pumpkin seeds! So delish – you can get it at Costco


    1. n8chen says:

      Thanks for recommending it! I love different nut butters so I’ll be sure to check that one out.


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