I love all things nutty and peanut butter is one of my favourite 'healthy' snacks. I have generally steered clear of the supermarket varieties and only really purchased nut butter which is found in health-food stores.
However, on a recent trip to the supermarket, I spotted a new nut butter from Sun Pat: Cashew Peanut Spread, encased in a shiny new tub. Without thinking I threw it into the basket and made my way to the check out.
It's a standard- Sun Pat sized tub; 340g of nut butter for £2.39 and encased in shiny new packaging which suggests some sort of new-worldliness. If the PR doesn't encourage a purchase, the statements will.
Once opened it looks suspiciously average, and very much like the regular Sun Pat peanut butter.
Holding my breath I plunged a spoon in, but instead of a difference, this supposedly new mix has the same texture as their peanut butter.
The cashew butter itself is okay. Nothing special unfortunately. Instead of a rich, cashew taste, it was only mildly creamy, but mostly quite greasy and salty.
I was a little let down by the taste considering it contains 67% cashews and 8% peanuts.
Perhaps it's the low (ish) nut content which affects the taste so, but overall its an underwhelming spread.
I I don't think it's as versatile as peanut butter either. I generally spread peanut butter on everything from fruit to bread, chicken, and in porridge. This cashew blend however, is far too salty to enjoy with sweeter foods, so I'd only really spread it on toast.