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Review: Meridian Organic Nut & Seed Spread

Meridian Organic Nut & Seed Spread
I volunteered to review Meridian Nut and Seed spreads. They kindly sent me Organic Cashew Butter, Organic Almond Butter and Organic Pumpkin Seed Butter. Meridian products are suitable for vegetarians and some are suitable for vegans, diabetics and those with food allergies.  They have a range of Free From Wheat, Gluten and Dairy sauces which I have also been sent but shall review separately.

I did not want to open up all three butters at once so I have started with cashew butter.  The consistency is similar to peanut butter and sounds silly but it tastes of pure cashews as it’s a natural product with no additives. You can spread this on your toast but I decided to cook with it. My logic was I like biscuits using Peanut butter so let’s see how it performs in a recipe. I surfed the web and came up with Vegan Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Nut CookiesThe recipe suggests using almond, cashew or peanut butter.
Meridian Organic Nut & Seed Spread Cashew Butter
I think the cashew butter gave the biscuits a creamy taste but since you add Macadamia nuts that is the prominent flavour. Normally I use Moo Free dairy free drops but this time I found Tesco Belgium chocolate drops on the shelf next to cake sprinkles/decorations. One extra point to mention about the recipe is the oven temperature seems very high so I reduced it to 180 Celsius and cooked for 15 minutes until golden.  

Overall it’s been really interesting to experiment with the cashew butter. For me it would never replace peanut butter but it’s a nice addition to my store cupboard. I like cashew nuts in stir fry so I am keen to try it as a Satay sauce replacement. Meridian’s products are stocked at Tesco, Holland & Barrett, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Ocado. Check out the website and see all the foods they produce. 

Sarah x

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