Finding good bread spreads is not always easy, especially if you want to buy something that is not only darn tasty but at the same time environmentally- & animal-friendly. Luckily there is such a great variety of spreads out there, that it is possible to find those that check all the boxes. In case you’re also always on the lookout for new treats, I wanted to share my recent favorites with you today. Of course I’m also curious to hear what you like indulging on, so please share your tips (and best kept secrets ;-)) in the comments!
The great thing about these spreads is that I not only prefer their taste to all other spreads I have tried (and I say that as a big Nutella fan), they actually all happen to be plant-based and palm oil free. Check and check!
Let’s start from the top.
Peacetazie by Brandgut
This roasted pistachio nut spread is my newest discovery and addiction. It’s nutty, crunchy, sweet, with a hint of salt… perfection! I bought this on a little market in Hamburg and after having breakfast with friends the other day, we all came to the conclusion that this stuff is the real deal. In other words, if you can somehow get your hands on it, don’t even hesitate for a second! ;-) And if you’re not a big fan of pistachio, try one of their other flavors (cashew, hazelnut, peanut or almond). I tried hazelnut as well and it was also amazing. The spreads are made by a small business from Hamburg, Germany called BRANDGUT. In case you’re reading this: thanks guys for creating this pistachio heaven!
Erdnuss Mus by Bio-Zentrale
Peanut butter is one of those foods that I always have at home. When I don’t use it for cooking (combined with garlic and ginger it makes such a great sauce!) I eat it as a bread spread combined with either jam or banana. There are many different kinds of peanut butter out there but from all the ones I’ve tried so far, only the one from Bio-Zentrale was exactly what I was after. It tastes great, is mostly creamy with just a slight of crunch, completely sugar-free and it’s organic. Awesome!
Cashew Mus by Alnatura
Another nut butter I love is organic cashew butter from Alnatura. You could eat it with a spoon for dessert, ’cause it’s over-indulgent just by itself, but also try it on bread, drizzled with maple sirup. Holy moly! And the best – if consumed moderately, this one is quite the healthy treat!
Apple-Pumpkin Jam with Cinnamon and Rum-Raisins by Van Penze
I have always loved jams in all different kind of flavors so this list wouldn’t be complete without it, but it’s hard to choose just one of the many I like! The most interesting flavor combination that I recently indulged on though, has been this homemade apple pumpkin jam from Van Penze, made by a hobby cook and cottage owner. I found it on a christmas market in northern Germany and loved it so much that I immediately had to recreate it at home (find recipe in this blog post). Unfortunately I just found out that there is no online shop to order the original from, but here is a link of her webpage and contact info. Where there is a will, there is a way – this jam is worth the effort! ;-)
Dark Chocolate & Hazelnut Spread with Olive Oil by Le Comptoir de Mathilde
What a discovery! While strolling through the old town of Annecy (France), we came by this cute little delicateness store called Le Comptoir de Mathilde, where I fell in love with the taste of this great chocolate spread, made with olive oil! I know that some of you might not like the sound of dark chocolate and olive oil… I was skeptical too at first, BUT this stuff is beyond what I expected. It actually almost tastes like Nutella, just a bit better in my opinion. It’s now officially my favorite store-bought chocolate spread. If you’re ever in France, you should definitely look out for their shops or you could also order it online.