What do vegans put on their toast? A number of butter substitutes are available. I only say “substitute” because it is the common nomenclature, but I usually just call it butter.
I was recently given the opportunity to try MELT Organic brand butter. MELT is a fairly new product that is quickly gaining popularity. To give this review a fair go, I spent the weekend baking and cooking up a storm of MELT-made vegan chocolate chip cookies, brownies, apple pie, sautéed asparagus, biscuits, Alfredo sauce and, of course, buttered toast. As expected, everything cranked out deliciously. As the name suggests, this butter really does melt. MELT is creamy and spreads easily when left out for a few minutes, similar to dairy butter. The flavor is delicious. Initially, I was concerned that there would be an overwhelming coconut flavor, but there was only a hint at best.
As a lactose intolerance champion, I am no stranger to vegan butter. MELT has fewer calories, less fat, less sodium and more omega-3 and vitamin E than my usual brand, but it does cost about twenty cents more. Upon further investigation of the MELT company, here are a few reasons why it is totally worth it and why I will be making the switch to MELT:
- Certified USDA organic
- Certified Fair for Life Fair Trade ingredients
- Rainforest Alliance certified ingredients
- Non-GMO Project Verification
- Free of trans fat, gluten, dairy and soy
- Eco-social ingredients
- Recyclable packaging
- Square-shaped packaging which requires less space for transport, reducing greenhouse emissions
MELT Organic products currently include Rich & Creamy MELT, Honey MELT, Chocolate MELT, Buttery Sticks and Probiotic Buttery Spread—not all of these products are vegan, but they are dairy-free.
So, if you are looking for a yummy and sustainable sourced butter substitute, check out MELTorganic.com to find a supplier near you.