Products flood into the Bakepedia Test Kitchen for us to try out, so we thought it would be helpful to start reviewing them for you. First up, a couple of jars of a product called NuttZo, an Omega-3-rich seven-nut and seed butter. (Ed. Note: The company has just updated their labels, so they will look different).
The first thing we noticed was that the labels were upside down so that the jar was on its head, so to speak. “Hmm, gimmicky,” was our first thought, but it turns out there’s a reason for that, helping the product stay moist and consistent in texture.
There are six versions of NuttZo; most contain peanuts, almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, flax seeds and sunflower seeds, although they have a peanut-free version as well. You can choose crunchy or smooth and – wait for it – there is even a chocolate version made with organic chocolate chips. That’s the one that grabbed our attention.
For our NuttZo review, we tested out the spread with an easy gluten-free peanut-butter cookie that we have been making for quite a while. What resulted was a chewy cookie with slightly crisp edges and a complex flavor, as we expected. None of the nuts or seeds particularly stand out, which we like. They give the cookie a general “nutty” flavor and the chocolate component is equally as subtle. If you wanted to make this with one of the non-chocolate NuttZo versions, it would work, too. We were going to try another recipe but the rest of the jar got smeared on bananas for snacking. Not baking or a recipe perhaps, but still damn good eating.
Bakepedia received this product as a gift for review. All opinions are the reviewer’s own.