Our California almonds are grown right in our own back yard in Central Valley, California and then processed in our own 100% peanut free and certified organic facility.
We use only the finest quality ingredients, including organic and fair trade when possible. All of our Barney Butter products are peanut free and gluten free, and all but Honey + Flax are Non GMO Verified. We make all of our artisan, small batch almond butters in our state of the art facility.
About the Brand
We have a nutty love story that involves a random introduction in sunny southern California, a shared passion and dream for “making something positive for the world”, and a splash of serendipitous circumstances that led us to Fresno, and a little almond butter company trying to get off the ground. We’ve been spreading the love about Barney Butter ever since.
We believe in leaving things better than we found them. That means the earth, the people whose lives we touch, and yes – even your sandwich. We buy 100% of our almonds from local growers, also reducing the carbon waste produced from shipping the millions of pounds of almonds we process annually. In addition, our jars are made of 100% post-consumer recycled #1 PET plastic, which is BPA Free. We believe quality food should be affordable and accessible, not just for those who can pay a high price tag. While almond prices fluctuate, we always try to offset rising prices with coupons and promotions.
Is Barney Butter a more premium product than other nut butters?
Barney Butter uses only the very top quality California almonds, which we then blanch (take the skin off) before grinding. This results in the ultra smooth taste and texture of our nut butters that are completely unique to Barney Butter. In addition to using only BEST California almonds, we have also transitioned to all organic, fair-trade ingredients, where possible. Ingredients matter.
What is the new requirement for almond pasteurization, and does it affect all almonds?
Effective September 1, 2007, almonds produced in California and sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico are required to be pasteurized prior to sale. This effectively covers all almonds grown in the U.S., because the entire U.S. almond crop is grown in California.
How do you pasteurize your almonds?
All of our almonds are steam pasteurized and PPO free.
At what temperature are your raw almond butters produced?
Heat is generated by friction during the grinding process of our almond butters; this is the only head our raw almonds are exposed to other than the steam pasteurization.
What are the benefits of Barney being a manufacturer vs. using a co-packer like many other nut-butters?
We make all of our own almond butters in small batches in our facility in Fresno, CA. Our facility is certified peanut free and our products remain free from cross contamination with other tree nuts (coconut being the exception), dairy, eggs, grain, and seed products. Barney Butter has not been impacted by the recalls affecting many nut butters using co-packers.
What certifications does Barney Butter have?
All Barney Butter almond butters are certified peanut free and Kosher. All Barney Butter products with the exception of Honey + Flax are verified Non-GMO and certified vegan. Honey + Flax cannot be verified Non-GMO because honey can’t be verified and cannot be certified vegan because honey is not vegan.
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