Big Spoon - Mission Almond
We compared against a number of other high end almond butters and found this one to have the highest intensity of almond flavor. Big Spoon Roasters leaves the skin of the almonds in the product, and achieve a consistent medium grind that is in the middle between smooth and chunky. He uses a larger grain of salt which pleasantly punctuates the almond flavors, and the honey matches well against the stronger flavor from this California heirloom almond.
A late bloomer with smaller, denser and darker kernels than larger, more popular and "attractive" varieties. Heirloom mission almonds like a longer, slower roast time and offer a deeper, more concentrated flavor. Made with fresh-roasted mission almonds, raw North Carolina wildflower honey and sea salt, this mission almond butter is intentionally simple and straight-up delicious
About the Producer:
Founder Mark Overbay was first inspired to start Big Spoon Roasters after spending time in Africa where he was exposed to fresh homemade nut butters made using a mortar and pestle. Each small batch is made to order, producing uniquely fresh, delicious nutritious nut butters with a signature coarsely milled texture. Big Spoon makes handcrafted nut butters from scratch with the best possible ingredients sourced from local and like-minded producers who share the dedication to authentic quality.