Delicious spread that lives up to high expectations
The long-awaited (!) follow up to my cashew butter review is here at last! I have finally got my hands on some NOYA pistachio butter. Not long after my last post NOYA launched in Woolworths, to my great delight. However, perhaps unsurprisingly, no Woolworths I visited had yet stocked the pistachio butter. So you can imagine my excitement when I was in La Manna and Sons in South Yarra and stumbled upon none other than this wonderful stuff. At $19.99, it was a bit of a painful purchase, but having looked for it for so long, I couldn’t resist. Pistachios are always expensive, and as with all NOYA butters, this one is 100% nut, so the price was understandable. And pistachios are my absolute favourite, so that must have some weight in my decision making.
I got it home and spread it on a pair of crumpets. I honestly couldn’t be happier! Having built up my sense of anticipation for so long I was fully expecting to be disappointed. However my fears were totally unfounded. The rich, savoury taste has eclipsed the cashew butter in my esteem. It has a certain stick-to-the-roof-of-your-mouth clagginess, but you just can’t beat the taste of pistachios. The oily richness makes it easy to spread, and it packs enough flavour that you only need a thin layer. While I had mine on crumpets (a food item I was delighted to find as common here as in the UK), it would be just as good on toast. Eaten alongside a slice of avo toast and a kiwifruit, it brought a new note of excitement to an unusually green breakfast. I’m looking forward to trying it out with a few other things; I can imagine it being a good element in baking or even dinner recipes.
It is certainly an indulgence, but NOYA’s pistachio butter is one that I urge you to try. For me, it is simply the Holy Grail of nut butters: hard to find, but impossible to beat.
Have you tried pistachio butter? What is the most unusual spread you’ve eaten? Which is your favourite nut butter, and which do you think I should try next? I would love to hear your recommendations in the comments!