Thursday, April 16, 2009
Please Don't Hate Me - A Barney Butter Review
This past weekend I discovered my samples of Barney Butter had finally arrived. Of course I had heard the lore of the famed almond butter. Bloggers RAVE about it! Some even argue with airport security over it! Clearly Barney Butter inspires much love and devotion.
Hence I was positively thrilled when my Barney Butter was sitting in my U.S. P.O. Box. I rushed home and decided it was time to taste sample it and review it for the blog.
I decided for my first encounter with Barney Butter I would pair it with multigrain waffle. I toasted up my waffle, added a teeny bit of honey, and then smeared the Barney Butter on top.
Oh yeah and I had just come back from a run . . . that's why you can see my Lululemon jacket peeking into the picture! :o)
First Impression: "Gee that's a lot of Barney Butter for only 90 calories!"
Taste: "Gee this is salty. I guess you could say it gives the almond butter depth of flavour."
I thought about it some more however and then decided it wasn't depth of flavour it added. It just made the nut butter plain old salty. :o( I have to say I was disappointed bloggies. After hearing so much about this almond butter I was more than ready to love it! In fact I wanted to love it!
Now it could be that I need to give this almond butter another chance. It may also be that my non peanut butter eating-self (due to allergies) just doesn't realize that this closely mimics peanut butters. Or it could just be that it's way too salty.
Overall Review: Good portion size for 90 calories but my impression based on this limited taste test is that it's too salty!!!
Mind you I LOVED that I didn't have to stir the butter and I would consider giving this one another chance. If Barney Butter wanted me as a customer for life they would make a "natural" almond butter. Then I'd be sold!!!