We smeared, drizzled, and spooned 39 nut and seed butters to discover the ones deserving of your cupboard space.

By Phoebe Fry
July 13, 2020
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Jennifer Causey
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1

Just peanuts and salt, this pick stood out from the other natural options thanks to its freshly ground taste and texture, plus its effortless stir.

To buy: $12 for 16 oz.; amazon.com.

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2

We fell for this one at first bite. Made exclusively from dry-roasted almonds, it boasts full-bodied flavor and the perfect thickness (no drips!) for slathering on toast.

To buy: $15 for 16 oz.; amazon.com.

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3

A classic for a reason. This ultra-creamy, salty-sweet selection works magic on a squishy PB&J or in your favorite cookie recipe.

To buy: $7.50 for 40 oz.; amazon.com.

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4

Touches of sea salt and clover honey make this silky, subtly sweet blend not just an allergy-friendly substitute but crave-worthy in its own right.

To buy: $9 for 16 oz.; wildfriendsfoods.com.

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5

This indulgent treat deserves its worldwide following. Rich and supremely spreadable, it tastes heavenly on anything—including a spoon.

To buy: $7 for 26.5 oz.; amazon.com.

This story originally appeared in the August 2020 issue of Real Simple.