Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday Fascinations: The Great Nutty Battle - Justin's v. Nuttzo!

I like Nut Butter!  I love Nut Butter!  I LOVE Nut Butter!  You get it right?  I also want my kids to LOVE nut butter.  It has good protein, all natural (ahem...) and is good for you!  So I invented a fun game for them...which butter is better!

There are many criteria upon which I judged the best butter.  Here are the factors I looked at:

1.  Taste
2.  Spreadability
3.  Versatility
4.  Protein content
5.  Sugar content

I called for assistance from my two favorite guinea pigs kids!

They are thrilled to help Mommy!  Can't you tell?  We had a package each of Nuttzo Peruvian Chocolate ($13.99) and Justin's Hazelnut Chocolate butter ($11.99).  We spread it on toast from Trader Joe's of course (Side Note: If you haven't tried this bread, YOU have to!)

I labelled the Justin's A and Nuttzo B.

In terms of spreadability, they seem pretty equal.  They both went on easy.  

In terms of taste, we were split.  D liked the Justin's.  I knew he would.  It is a little sweeter and tastes more like the brand that rhymes with Butella!  S and I preferred the Nuttzo (DUH!).  It had more texture to it and it wasn't sweet at all.  It felt like you were eating breakfast and not dessert.  

In terms of versatility, again, they are pretty equal.  I have been known to eat both straight out of a jar but again, the sweetness of the Justin's puts me off.  For example, I don't want a sweet apple dipped in sweet nut butter.  I like the more savory flavor of the Nuttzo.  

Now the sugar and protein content.  Let's start with Justin's.

It has 2 grams of protein and 3 grams of sugar.  Pretty low!

The Nuttzo has 3 grams of protein and only 1 gram of sugar.  The chocolate in the Nuttzo makes you feel like you are eating something decadent even when you aren't!

So let's go back and look at the factors judged majority rules:

1.  Taste - Nuttzo
2.  Spreadability - split
3.  Versatility - split
4.  Protein content - Nuttzo
5.  Sugar content - Nuttzo

So there you have it!  My highly unscientific experiment to declare Nuttzo the champion of chocolate nut butters!

All Hail Nuttzo!

Do you like Nut Butter?  Do your kids?  Have you ever done a blind taste test with your kids?

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom


  1. Good stuff! I haven't tried the Nuttzo brand yet but I do enjoy Justin's! I love the convenience of the little packets. :)

    1. I need to win the lottery so I can always have those little packs of Nuttzo on hand!

  2. LOVE nut butters! I have tried Justin's before but never Nuttzo...think I am going to have to test it out now that you recommend it! :)

    1. Please try Nuttzo! And please come back and tell me what you think!

  3. Love nut butter! Justin's is great. I will have to try that bread from Trader Joe's.

    1. Oh the bread is delish! All other breads pale in comparison!

  4. your little guinea pigs' look excited to test them out! haha

    1. My girl guinea loves to have her picture taken so she will agree to whatever. Boy, not so much!

  5. I love nuttzo! I recently bought Justin's and it's too sweet for me.

  6. LOL love the tests. I really like Nuttzo. It's nice that they have the packets now. I always have bought Justin's b/c of the convenient packets for traveling.