"Almond butter, cashew butter, and hazelnut butter are priced considerably higher than peanut butter, at up to around $15 per jar. Here's why". - Abigail Abesamis
"There’s a reason you’re paying more for nut butters that aren’t peanut butter and it isn’t just marketing.
While peanut butter remains an enduring staple in the realm of nut butter, there’s a wealth of other options to choose from these days. Alternative nut butter like almond, cashew, and hazelnut bring different flavors and nutritional benefits to the table, but what consumers probably notice first is their higher prices.
A 16-ounce jar of peanut butter typically costs less than $5, while the same amount of almond butter can go for more than $10. Of course, you can pick up more affordable jars of almond butter — Trader Joe’s almond butter costs $5.99 for a 16-ounce jar, half the cost of a jar from Barney Butter.
This raises a few questions: Why is peanut butter the cheapest of the nut butters? Why do some brands of almond butter cost so much more than others, and do higher prices mean you’re consuming a healthier product?
Here’s what you should know." - Abigail Abesamis
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