I stumbled upon something new at Costco: Pisti Spreadable Almond Cream. As someone who loves almond butter, I was curious about this unfamiliar treat and decided to give it a go. While almond butter is commonly known, almond cream takes it a step further by creating an extra indulgent experience. Is this almond cream worth a spot in your pantry?
Almond butter is something I eat a lot of but almond cream is new to me! I’ve actually never seen almond cream before so when I saw this Pisti Spreadable Almond Cream at Costco during my last visit I had to pick it up to try.
Similar products from Costco are the Kirkland Signature Mixed Nut Butter, Kirkland Signature Almond Butter, Pisti Pistachio Cream, Kirkland Signature Natural Peanut Butter, PB Fit Peanut Butter Powder and the Kirkland Signature Hazelnut Spread.
Location in Store
This is located in the aisle with the jam, nut butter, maple syrup and pancake mix. The item number is 1672722.
The first thing I notice when trying this Spreadable Almond Cream is how sweet it is! It’s also very creamy, smooth and rich. It reminds me of Nutella in some ways, but without the distinctive hazelnut flavor. I personally notice the sweetness and creaminess more than the almond flavor, but it’s certainly there too.
I used the almond cream on toast, which probably isn’t the best way to use it. It wasn’t bad, but I think it would be much better suited for a sweet breakfast item like waffles or crepes. I’m sure there are a ton of great ways to use it in baking and desserts too.
Overall, I see this almond cream the same way as Pisti’s Spreadable Pistachio Cream. It’s a high-quality, tasty spread, but you need to find its right use.
The 600-gram jar costs $10.99 Canadian which isn’t outrageous considering it’s made from almonds. It’s not exactly cheap though.
The almond cream is made in Europe and the best-before date is 13 months from when I purchased it. Once opened the jar doesn’t need to be stored in the refrigerator but should be stored in a cool, dry place and consumed within a month.
I can think of a few uses for this almond cream! It’s fine on toast but would also work on fruit, ice cream, yogurt or in any kind of baking. I think kids would love it because of how sweet it is! It’s like the almond version of Nutella.
One tablespoon contains 170 calories, 11 grams of fat, 14 grams of carbohydrates, two grams of fibre, 13 grams of sugar, four grams of protein and 30 milligrams of sodium. The calories, sugar and fat are pretty high! One tablespoon isn’t that much at all. Most people easily use way more than a tablespoon of nut butter or jam on a piece of toast unless they’re measuring.
This may seem healthy because it has almonds but it’s not. Sugar is the second ingredient which isn’t ideal but I do absolutely love that they use extra virgin olive oil and not palm oil! This is a definite plus.
The almond cream contains almond, milk and soy and may contain other tree nuts, wheat and gluten, eggs, peanuts and sesame.
Nutrition: 2/10 (The almonds and extra virgin olive oil are the reason for the 2 points).
Give it a try!
This isn’t a superfood but it’s pretty tasty and delectable. I recommend trying this as a treat if you like the Pistachio Cream from Costco!
Have you tried this almond cream? What did you think of it?
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