Product Review: Nikki’s Coconut Butter
So, I think I’ve firmly decided on doing curated foodie gift baskets for the holidays this year. I was just thinking about doing food gifts here and there, but I’ve come across so many unique and delicious vegan foods over the last couple of months that it would be a shame not to share them with others.
Nikki’s Coconut Butter will definitely be part of my baskets o’ goodness.
Ever since I first read about this coconut butter on Carrots ‘N Cake eons ago, I’ve been intrigued, but never got around to purchasing any until recently. The release of her Pumpkin Spiced Donut flavor lit a bit of a fire under my tushy, and I finally ordered some. I can’t believe I let it go this long without trying it – it is de-licious (as my little one would say)!
The great thing about the Pumpkin Spiced Donut flavor is that it is one of the only (the only?) flavor that doesn’t contain honey, so it was a good thing I waited to order some – I would’ve been so disappointed to find out the other flavors contained honey!
Regardless, this flavor is amazing – it truly tastes like a donut hole sprinkled with pumpkin spice, with just a hint of coconut in the background. One of the things that I feel like leaves a bit to be desired is the texture. This flavor at least is very crumbly and can’t really be spread on anything – though I just like to eat it out of the jar so it doesn’t bother me none that it isn’t spreadable. However, I’m not sure you’d be able to use it in baking due to the dry nature of it.
With a very slim ingredients list, I feel good about eating this rich coconut butter. Though the calorie and fat content are quite high – without the protein boost you get from nut butters – it makes a great dessert or added flavor to any breakfast. The other thing I wasn’t so sure about was the price. A jar is $12.99 (around the same price as a cashew butter), but with shipping it was close to $18. While it is delicious, the price is a bit staggering for 16 servings of coconut butter, but as a rare treat I think it’s well worth the price, and as I said before, it will make a great gift for my friends and family.
I’ll have more product reviews and gift guides coming up in November, so be sure to check those out for lots of ideas for the holidays!