- Gluten free
- Certified Kosher
- Gluten free
- Supports charity
- Sustainably farmed
- Cholesterol free
- Dairy free
- Dye and color additive free
- High fructose corn syrup free
- High in protein
- Low sodium
- No artificial ingredients
- No trans fats
- Pesticide free
- Preservative free
Why You’ll Love It
About This Brand
Dry Roasted Almonds, Palm Fruit Oil*. *Sustainably sourced palm fruit oil.
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Why You’ll Love Classic Almond Butter
Though peanut butter has been the poster child of nut butters for the past 50 years, times are changing. Today, almonds, hazelnuts, and cashews have also become acceptable forms of the tasty spread (made by grinding nuts into a thick paste) that tastes just as great on toast and apples as it does paired with jelly.
One of the most popular choices is Justin’s Classic Almond Butter. It’s made with just two organic ingredients—dry roasted almonds and palm fruit oil—and without the trans fats and extra sugar that are common in commercial peanut butters. Almond butter also packs in more essential vitamins and minerals than traditional peanut butter as well as an incredible amount of good-for-you fats and protein—find seven grams in each two tablespoon serving!
Because of its all-natural makeup, Justin’s Classic Almond Butter is gluten-free, vegan friendly, kosher, and approved for Paleo eaters. It’s also sodium- and cholesterol-free, making it a wonderful addition to nearly any diet.
Justin’s Classic Almond Butter is processed in small batches that are closely monitored to help guarantee the freshness and overall quality of each jar.
Almond butter nutrition
Nut butters are a great way to introduce healthy proteins into daily diets since they are rich in good fats and protein. Just a single serving will also provide a significant amount of these important nutrients:
Vitamin E: One of the biggest advantages almond butter has over peanut butter is that it is rich in vitamin E (a single spoonful can contain as much as 27 percent of the daily recommended value). Vitamin E is considered an antioxidant, which neutralizes free radicals and protects cells from the harmful effects of oxidation.
Calcium and copper: Together, calcium and copper play a role in brain development, which makes the high concentration of both in almond butter super beneficial to overall health. Calcium also aids in muscle function and provides strength and structure for bones, while copper creates melanin, a necessary component of skin that prevents it from harmful UV rays and sun damage.
Healthy fats: For years, fats were thought of as being bad for the body, and our culture collectively avoided them. Thankfully, that perspective is changing because there are healthy fats that the body needs to function properly and remain healthy. Almond butter contains a significant amount of good fats, while also having very small amounts of saturated fats and absolutely no trans fats.
Fiber: One of the most important parts of any food is the amount of fiber it offers. Fiber helps to regulate the digestive system and provides other benefits, such as keeping blood sugars stable. Fiber can also lower cholesterol levels and has been found to help reduce the risk of heart disease—some studies have found that heavy amounts of fiber can cut a person’s risk by one-third.
Iron: This mineral is absolutely critical for hemoglobin production and helps red blood cells deliver oxygen throughout the body. Low levels of iron can cause shortness of breath, tiredness, anxiousness, and lack of focus. In severe cases, it can also lead to anemia.
Almond butter vs. peanut butter
There are health benefits in both peanut butter and almond butter, but almond butter does present a slight edge as it has:
- 25 percent more healthy fats in every serving
- Triple the amount of vitamin E concentrations
- Twice as much iron
- Twice as much fiber
- Seven times as much calcium
While peanut butter is not lacking these essential nutrients, it doesn’t have nearly as much as almond butter. Peanut allergies are also common, so almond butter presents a suitable and flavorful alternative for the many people who can’t tolerate peanut butter.
Almond butter recipes
It’s super easy to swap in almond butter in your favorite recipes. From toast to “almond butter cups,” you’ll get the same satisfaction as the traditional versions while increasing the amount of nutrients you receive with each bite.
The nutty crunch of almond butter goes great with toast, especially when artisanal ingredients like sea salt, honey, thyme, and sliced apples are layered on top for a sweet and savory punch. Start by choosing your favorite bread (country and multi-grain are recommended), toast it on the broiler, and then load on the goodies for a tasty treat at breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Love PB&J, but feel a little too old to indulge? Try this grown-up recipe that combines Justin’s Classic Almond Butter and raspberry jam on top of Mary’s Gone gluten-free crackers. The best part is saved for last when you melt dark chocolate and pour over each mini-sandwich. Wait for it to harden to a crisp outer shell and then enjoy a truly delectable treat that tastes better than the bakery.
The eternal candy staple gets a healthy makeover by replacing peanut butter with almond butter and using slightly bitter dark chocolate in place of sugary milk chocolate. Because these cups are only sweetened with raw honey, maple syrup, and vanilla, they are also Paleo-friendly.
The company was founded in 2004 right in Justin Gold’s kitchen, and soon expanded to farmer’s markets and national distribution a few short years later. At the start, twenty-something Justin had just moved to Boulder, Colorado, and wanted a powerful protein snack that could sustain him on long-distance bike rides. But, of course, it had to taste good. He started experimenting with nut butters in his kitchen and soon branched out with a number of different flavors.
Today, there are seven varieties (in both jars and single serve squeeze packs)—they include classic almond butter, maple almond butter, honey almond butter, vanilla almond butter, chocolate hazelnut butter, classic peanut butter, and honey peanut butter. As well, Justin’s has expanded to now offer a line of tasty nut butter cups and snack packs with pretzels that provide a convenient snack on the go. The “Justin My Kitchen” cookbook was also recently released with more than 50 creative recipes that use the many nut butter products.
Reviews For Classic Almond Butter
Based on 115 Reviews
Great taste and good consistency... never oily and easy to use in Paleo recipes
This almon butter has more sugar than some of the almond butters I usually buy. The price here at Thrive is better than the stores.
Classic for sure
I first discovered Justin's Almond Butter in packet format and just loved it. It was my initial foray into a nut butter other than peanut. This is one of my favorite organic almond butters, especially since it doesn't need refrigeration. Other butters have a stronger almond taste (Once Again, for instance) but you have to stir and refrigerate. Justin's is my everyday nut butter.
Fabulous taste. I love it with apples and carrots. Love it!
I love this stuff. It has fantastic flavor and I love that you don't have to keep it in the frig.
Tasty nut butter
A little thick..... maybe it could be made a little creamier? It can be hard to spread on some of the fine texture paleo breads I make, but it is very tasty.
A strange consistency
I like how this almond butter tastes less sweet and more natural than other brands. However, it has an extremely thick, pasty consistency that makes it very hard to spread. If you use it on bread, expect the bread to become mangled unless you use a very large amount or toast it first.
- Thrive User
This is my favorite nut butter. Just perfectly sweetened with honey.
- Rita Berk c/o Coldwell
My husband and I eat a couple of jars of almond butter a month so it is great to find such an affordable price. This brand is consistently delicious. Great as a dip for apples or carrots. Spoon into hot oatmeal or blend in a smoothie for some added protein and flavor. In a hurry? A tablespoon by itself is a great energy boost.
- Deborah Smith
For some reason I thought that almond butter would taste like almonds. Mine tastes like super dry peanut butter.
Favourite almond butter brand
Best price I've found online so far
Best price around
Yummy almond buttter . I love that it is not sweetened, and it's the best price I've found anywhere!
Fresh and filling
Justin's Classic Almond Butter is always fresh, and always filling. I like it with crisp apple slices, or with celery sticks, but it makes nice Asian-style sauces, too.
Trust me, the best (and tastiest) around!
A couple tablespoons of this is my bedtime "sweet tooth" treat and it is not "oily" so I sometime form it into balls and roll them in coconut flakes or cacao powder... walla... bedtime truffles with no guilt! Justin's consistency is just right in my book.
My all time favorite snack, I spend it on toast and it's keeps you full for awhile. Fresh taste. I highly recommend it.
My favorite thing is no frig needed. Makes it much easier to spread the product.
MY FAVORITE ALMOND BUTTER
I LOVE Justin's Almond Butter. It doesn't separate a lot like most almond butters and it doesn't have any added sugar. It takes everything in me not to sit and eat the whole jar...
bad taste and texture
This does not taste like almonds. The texture is chewy-gummy. I won't be buying this again.
Tasty and Nourishing!
LOVE this. It's only second to the sugar free smooth Barney butter.
I have been eating almond butter for about 20 years and have tried every brand out there. In my opinion Justin's has the worst flavor of any I have tried! and I really have tried them all. I love almond butter. I eat it almost every day but I will not buy Justin's again.
I love Jason's Almond Butter and the price is right on. To me, Jason's is the best when it comes to flavor and consistency. I also use this to cook with and am glad that it is the 16 oz jar. Will be a "repeat purchase"
AMAZING!!! Love it
- lindsey Allard
Hard as a rock
The taste is okay but the product is hard as a rock. Impossible to spread this stuff on a piece of bread or a cracker. Excellent ingredients though. The only practical way to east this is with a spoon, and that's not that easy to do.
- Gerald michael
Best almond butter I've tried
First I've seen that doesn't require stirring.
- Lynn Arthur
More than almonds
It contained palm oil. I prefer just almonds in my almond butter.
Love this product! I've used several brands and I love the taste and consistency of this almond butter the best. Thrive was great to order from as well.
my first purchase of almond butter
I couldn't find any almond butter anywhere till I found this website on instagram. in which I purchased and the shipping was fast. first time trying it almond butter I love it I will purchase more in the future.
Tried as a promotion
Paid only shipping ($2) for a promotion. This stuff is gross, would never purchase or recommend.
Justin's Almond Butter - the best!
The jar of Justin's that you sent me and that I am currently using is the one and only really fresh jar I've ever had, either from the grocery store or by post. I had thought it was always dry. I'll order again very soon. Thank you!
It's different but it being so makes an entirely delicious sandwich, or snack
Best almond butter
I love this clean butter, it's a bit on the drier side but I prefer that to the oily runny kind.
This is my favorite nut butter. If I don't eat it quick enough it tends to get a little hard towards the bottom but that doesn't bother me. I'd rather have that than terrible ingredients!
Good nutty flavor
This almond butter is "grainier" than the other smooth brands and gives you more of a real nutty almond butter taste. I eat it on a spoon right out of the jar but is also delicious on almond bread, or basically anything.
Quick & yummy
Ordered this and within 2 days it arrived!!! :O this was my first time trying almond butter it is super creamy and smooth delishous with toast and honey & some Nutella for those people who have a sweet tooth like me . ;)
Lacks true almond flavor. It's suitable for smoothies.
Luv the taste and great price compared to market here.
First time trying almond butter, I'm hooked. So many baking ideas.
Palm Oil Harms Endgangered Orangutan
This stuff is made with Palm Oil, which the use of promotes destruction of rain forest and the wildlife that live there. Find an alternative ingredient, we beg.
This almond butter is not creamy and contains palm oil- for the price, you can surely find one made from just almonds without the added oil. Also, even when it is not put in the pantry (as recommended) its consistency is not creamy at all, even after using a knife and stirring the entire jar. Would not recommend unless it is your only option for a nut butter.
Very good you all need to try it
Classic almond butter/Justin
Very very dry. Is not spreadable.
Best almond butter out there
My daughter loved it!
Love this stuff TOO MUCH
Will buy again......and again.......and again. So good on veggies and straight out of the jar!
A great tasting almond butter that is creamy and smooth
Tastes great and good for morning or afternoon snack!
If I could marry Justin...
I would. I spend time with Justin almost every day. I look forward to spending time with him. When he's gone, I get sad.
No, but seriously, I love Justin's Almond Butter, specifically because I don't have to mix it around!! I keep it in my pantry and eat it by the spoonful with a banana or apple!! It fills you up and is a great way to satisfy any cravings. It's Whole30 approved with no added sugars, too, so that's always a great benefit.
Not that great....
it's grainy and not smooth and very dry with no flavor.... it tastes just like if I put almonds into a blender... it needs some coconut oil with a bit of honey to make it taste more like other almond butters... also doesn't spread easily.... it would be fine for smoothies and such...
This is really good almond butter. I sometimes like to add some honey to sweeten it up, but I like that it doesn't have any sugar in it.
Great taste, hard consistency
I really love eating this almond butter but compared to freshly prepared versions its consistency is not easy to spread on bread, pancakes or toast.
Loved this! Tasted great!
it's too easy to over indulge in this treat. I really love this stuff but i'm trying to keep my fat-intake lower.
love that this doesn't contain added sugar, which is so hard to find. Delicious
Bland and Dry
I've tried other Almond Butters in the past and this version is the driest and most bland of them all. Not only did I need to add some coconut oil to it (also, why on earth was palm oil added to begin with?), I also needed to add a tiny bit of salt as well as some honey. After it's all said and done, I could have just bought a different brand that tasted great to begin with and didn't need so many alterations.
Justin's Almond Butter
I wasn't sure if i was going to like it but I do, it works well in my smoothies.
I like the taste but the consistency and oiliness is a small issue.
Everyone in my household likes this, but for me I have to add some honey to sweeten it up.
justins almond butter
great price great product
- kat swartz
Great snack or dessert
I eat this with fresh fruit, or mix into greek yogurt.
If I want a dessert I'll put it on a piece of dark chocolate.
It is different taste than Peanut Butter but good, I like it.
Great almond taste without added sugar! Will be ordering more.
- Allan Weilert
My whole family loves this almond butter.
I like this, but I bought it because my son has a peanut allergy and this contains trace amounts of peanuts. Most of the other Almond Butters I have bought do not.
Justin's Almond Peanut Butter
Best peanut butter I have ever tasted!
Favorite Almond Butter
So happy Thrive carries this almond butter-- it's the best! I get it here much cheaper than my local grocery stores. I love that they don't put additives or sugars in this. Yum!
Best almond better ever. Justin's has the best almond flavor, and just tastes so much more real than all the other brands.
Disappointing to say the least...
This was the worst almond butter I have ever bought! I always buy unsalted and add the salt I prefer (Celtic sea salt or Murray River salt), but even these fancy salts did not significantly improve the bland flavor. And why is the almond oil replaced (?)
or supplemented with palm oil? Other saltless brands that are 100% almond taste much better. Hence, it annoys me to read the silly hype by Justin on the jar. Won't buy this again, and will probably be throwing away what's left.
It's a bit pasty and doesn't blend really well but that's not a huge issue for the ways I use it. Taste great and is exactly what it says it is on the label.
Very good love it and will order it again
Amazing Almond Butter
This is delicious, especially as a snack with sliced apples.
These items ..although healthy choices are NOT MONEY SAVERS!
Cheaper at my local Sprouts or Trader Joes. So no brainer
I am allergic to most nuts so this is such a great product for me to use. I love adding a little almond butter to many meals or snacks. I like the texture and taste, and the fact that there are only two ingredients.
Love almond butter!
Happy to get a bargain price for a quality product. Thanks Thrive.
I love this almond butter! I use it in my smoothies and overnight oatmeal.
Justin's Almond Butter
My family really likes this product. We use it in several ways. The most recent is making a caramel and putting it on our apples as a wonderful healthy treat.
Justins classic almond butter
- Melody McQuillan
Fairly good PB alternative
Not as good as I wanted it to be, but still solid. A little on the pricey side too. For a PB alternative I still prefer the sunflower seed butter I found at Trader Joe's for $5-6.
Great. I add my own salt cause I like it with a little more salt. & it's a little dry, flavor is good.
Justin's Almond Butter
I have been ordering this Almond Butter for years now and This brand is absolutely my favorite. Whether I'm in the need for a quick fix of just a spoonful of it on a toasted bagel it always serves to do the trick. This brand has a little bit of a different kick to it in its more grainy texture and I would say the grains are a little sweet. My taste buds get excited whenever we just have this in the house.
Great product. Highly recommend. And These bigger sizes are more difficult to find in stores. Snatch them up while you can!
Smooth and tasty! A great ingredient in my morning protein smoothie!
Great texture, but too bland.
After all of the riveting reviews, I was a little underwhelmed about this almond butter. Unlike the other almond butters I've had, this certainly wins the award for best consistency. It is super smooth and creamy with the perfect combination of oil. However, the flavor fell very short from the competition. It is very bland so if it's not paired with something sweet, it can leave a dry, grainy feel in your mouth.
- Anthony R.
Fantastic on Rice Cakes
I bought a jar of this for my sister to put on her rice cakes. She is staying in a dorm in an unfamiliar state with a need for some home comfort. She loves almond butter so I suggested you start putting it on her rice cakes. Neither need to be refrigerated which means she can keep them in her dorm! Sometimes when she really is feeling home sick, she microwaves the almond butter and adds a little jam. YUM!
What I didn't like was the cost. $11 for a jar of nut butter is a little high but, then I remembered that Justin's is the best! I would buy this for myself but would buy it sparingly because of price.
- Toby Brown
Good Peanut Butter Alternative
My wife and I started following the paleo diet quite a while ago and peanut butter was one thing that was really hard to give up. We tried multiple substitutes and nothing did it for me until Justin's Almond Butter. It follows the paleo diet and tastes awesome. We use it on just about everything and it really fills me up. Highly recommend.
- Carl Simmons
Vote for more flavors of Justin's Almond Butter
Love Justins Almond Butter, best brand I have tried! My favorite is Justin's Vanilla Almond Butter, I have my own personal jar so I can eat with a spoon. Maybe they will expand and carry some of their flavors!
Great to spread on toast with jam, or on a chunk of dark chocolate.
Love this stuff! Worth the price.
Justins Almond Butter
OMG you will only regret it because you want to have a spare on hand. Very delicious -sweet but classic butter taste. So delightful.
- Nancy N
Love this almond butter and practically anything from this brand, it's delicious!
I have tried several brands of almond butter and this one is my least favorite. It is very thick compared to others and I don't really think has that much of a real flavor to it, pretty bland.
I think the high reviews on this are mostly folks who have not had almond butter before ~ it is very mild. For someone raised on almond butter, this just does not pass the deliciousness test. Too dry, too bland, doesn't taste very rich or alive. Luckily, there are many brands that do, and Thrive carries some of them.
This i s the most flavorful with a crunch Almond Butter! LOVE!
Delicious, Healthy and Sustainable.
This is one of the better tasting almond butters I've tried.
Someone posted their concerns about rainforest destruction, Justin's website states: "We source our palm fruit oil from a sustainably harvested farm in Brazil and are certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil for our supply chain."
- Josh Drexler
bland, has palm oil
Very bland, little almond flavor, and has palm oil added for no obvious reason--despite the premium price. I won't buy it again.
Almond butter has an interesting taste and texture. I like it but I am still getting used to the difference between it and peanut butter.
It tastes good with many things and even alone. It also tastes good on toast topped with honey.
- Stacy L.
Nut butter is a great creation. Movie over peanut butter, you've been replaced. Almonds are a great source of energy. They are also packed full of healthy oils and good for the body.
I like to dip fresh fruits and veggies in my Justin's classic. It tastes better with celery than PB!
- L. Kincaid
Almonds are my absolute favorite nut and I love eating them in any kind of way. I use Justin's because they taste so good. Breakfast is my favorite time for this great stuff. I use it on toast, pancakes, waffles, french toast and even piled thick on bagels.
- Cristof Bollen
Great for breakfast
This is one of my favorite breakfast foods. I have it on toast, bagels and even English muffins. With it I can cut the meat out of my breakfast once in a while. Lots of nutty protein without the fat and grease of bacon and sausage.
Justin's makes great nut butters. Classic almond is great, but I like some of the other flavors better.
- Shane Hauge
Palm Fruit Oil means cutting rainforests and often killing orangutans
I think this goes against Thrive's values. Please offer an unsweetened almond butter.
- Thrive User
You might find this a bit gross, but this is absolutely one of my favorite things to put onto a bowl of really warm oatmeal. The almond butter softens into the oatmeal and turns into this warm, delicious addition to my oatmeal that adds even more protein. Adding in some sliced bananas and other fruit, I've found the perfect way to start my day with a high-protein and high-fiber breakfast. Seriously - try it!
Best nut butters ever
Thrive Market offers the best price on my favorite nut butters! Justin's Nut Butter makes some great nut butters, of every kind and flavor. They are my favorite.
I can often be seen eating this stuff right off the spoon. It's great with ice cream, on muffins and even in smoothies. What a delicious, healthy snack!
- Shani Kaler
Kids love it! So do I!
One of my children is allergic to peanuts, but can have other types of nuts in moderation. He, and his sisters, love this this type of "no-peanut-butter-butter" as we call it!
This is so delicious, I indulge sometimes as well. It's nice to serve all my children the same thing at lunch or snack time. It helps my son not to feel left out or like he's somehow different than his older sisters.
- Julian Clarke
Ok, but other flavors are better
I like Justin's almond butter, but I don't love it as much as some of the other flavors, especially chocolate hazelnut, which is out of this world good. The almond butter is a little bland for me, especially with there being almost no salt.
The price here is better than on Amazon or at the grocery store, so I'm not complaining on that end, but while it's good, the almond butter just doesn't blow me away. It's better if you combine it with something else, like a muffin or on a pancake to kind of offset the bland taste.
- Irene Sotheby
Good but depends on jar
I've tried several almond butters, and Justin's is at or near the top of the list. It's got a full nutty flavor that isn't overwhelming and goes well straight out of the jar, or on bread and muffins.
But the one problem is that the taste isn't always consistent, meaning that some jars are really thick and solid and others are more soupy. I'm not sure if it's the settling process during manufacturing, but it's still a good almond butter, just not always at the same level of tastiness.
- Isaac Smith
What Peanut Butter used to be
I'm old enough to remember what was organic peanut butter in my day, which was just homemade peanut butter without all the chemicals and sugar they add today.
Justin's almond butter's pretty close to the peanut butter I loved as a kid, except it's chock full of almonds. I like that it's free of all hydrogenated oils and sugar. It's got palm oil, which is really good for your heart, and when you get to my age, you need every bit of help! I'm a big fan of almonds anyway, so this is perfect for me. I eat it mostly with toast or on crackers. I also like the little squeeze packs for when I'm on the road and I want to just eat it straight out of the packet.
- Izzie Santos
Use intead of peanut butter
I dig peanut butter a lot, but as much good stuff as there is in it, there's also tons of sodium, fats and calories. Which is why I made the switch to Justin's almond butter and have never gone back.
So it's more expensive, but I end up using less because it's so much richer and denser than peanut butter. It has no added sugar and the sodium is really low, slow inf act that your taste buds will take some time to adjust. Don't worry, though, that's just your body telling you how much extra salt you've been eating.
- Ira S.
Good fats make for great butter
Before I found Justin's almond butter, I was a butter fiend. I spread butter on everything, toast, crackers, even celery sticks! Then I saw this on sale at my grocery store, and bought a jar.
It's low in sugar, but you can't really tell because it's got a really resonant flavor that doesn't scrimp on taste. And it's fantastic on everything I used to love with butter. I've spread this on what muffins, toast, crackers and even on pancakes! There's no artificial oils and added fat, other than what comes from the almonds, which are one of nature's awesome wonder foods.
- Iris Stokes
Perfect healthy almond butter snack for me because it helps me stay on my diet! The squeeze packs are perfect for keeping in my purse during travel and it maintains the freshness of the product. Great quality.
- George Richardson
Addicted to this Almond Butter!
I may have a problem... because I put this Almond Butter on everything! Mildly addicted. I try to limit myself, but it's so hard. Try it on an apple... you won't be able to stop!
- Jessic K.
Best almond butter I've had!
Justin's classic almond butter has a nuttier and less refined taste than heavily processed nut butters you find at your local grocery store. It's one of the best almond butters I've had, and I've been eating the stuff for years. I also like that it's organic. This is the only almond butter I'll buy from now on.
- N. Lafreniere
A tasty natural nut butter
Delicious! It has a more natural, earthy and nuttier taste than a lot of other nut butters. Its great with apples and celery, which makes me feel better about the calories than eating bread. Will try it in a smoothie next.
- Alejandro Savoy
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