Run Oregon Test Kitchen: MELT Organic Buttery Spread

Rich & Creamy Melt Organic Buttery Spread

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Company: Melt Organic

Prosperity Organic Foods was founded by Cygnia Rapp who began her own search for the truth about healthy fats and oils after dietary restrictions meant giving up her favorite foods. Our flagship product, Rich & Creamy MELT Organic, proved to be a hit with consumers who are no longer faced with choosing between butter (delicious, but not healthy), butter substitutes (sometimes healthy, but definitely not delicious) or margarine (neither delicious nor healthy). With growing consumer demand, she expanded her personal efforts to include a team of dedicated people committed to helping the company bringing great tasting products featuring innovative uses of fruit- and plant-based fats to market.

Product: Rich and Creamy Buttery Spread ($4.99)

Impressions: As someone who tries to avoid too much dairy (in order to avoid digestive problems), I have been disappointed with the flavors of most butter substitutes, and butter has remained one of the dairy products I still eat regularly. For cooking, I have found coconut oil to be an adequate substitute, but for a buttered toast with jam, it doesn’t quite work the same.

Melt Organic Rich & Creamy is made from virgin coconut oil blended with flaxseed, hi-oleic sunflower, palm fruit and canola oils, and it is lightly salted. It is vegan, non-GMO, and USDA organic. Its taste is nothing like any margarine or other butter substitute I have tried! I enjoy the very subtle taste of coconut, its salt level is not too overpowering (although I would personally prefer some unsalted options as well), and it does taste “rich and creamy” as its name suggest. At $4.99 per brick it is a little bit more expensive than other butters and spreads, but comparable to organic varieties. For vegan and dairy free diets, this is a delicious option for a buttery taste.

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