SuperFat Nut Butter Review

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Last Updated: Jan 16, 2020

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SuperFat makes paleo, keto and vegan-friendly nut butter. I’ve been using SuperFat as a healthy snack option since I discovered the brand at Paleo f(x)* in early 2019, and I wanted to write a review that explains why this product has become one of my favorites.

SuperFat Nut Butter Keto Snacks

4.3

Macadamia Coconut

4.5/5

Protein

4.0/5

Cacao Coconut

4.0/5

Coffee + MCT

4.5/5

Macadamia + MCT

4.5/5

Pros

  • Keto, paleo and vegan certified
  • Gluten-free
  • Convenient packaging
  • No added sugar
  • Low net carbs

Cons

  • Some flavors contain sugar alcohol
  • Not all ingredients are organic
  • Packaging can't be recycled

SuperFat Nut Butters

SuperFat Variety Bundle
SuperFat variety bundle.

What I really like about SuperFat nut butter is that the product is compatible with a variety of diets, including paleo, keto and even vegan. I’m a carnivore who follows a Paleolithic keto diet, and very few of the products I use are suitable for my vegan and vegetarian readers.

The other thing I like about SuperFat is that the company tries hard to use only simple and clean ingredients for its nut butter.

Last but not least, I love the convenience of the single-serving pouches, which make SuperFat an excellent choice for a snack when I’m on the go.

SuperFat Flavors

Lucas loves the Macadamia Coconut flavor.
My son Lucas loves the macadamia coconut flavor.

As of this writing, SuperFat is available in five delicious flavors (plus a limited-edition holiday flavor). The table below reflects the rating of each flavor based on my dietary lifestyle and personal taste preferences.

FlavorTasteIngredients
Macadamia Coconut★★★★☆★★★★★
Protein★★★★☆★★★★☆
Cacao Coconut★★★★★★★★☆☆
Coffee + MCT★★★★★★★★★☆
Macadamia + MCT★★★★☆★★★★★
Cacao Mint★★★☆☆★★★★☆

Note that I gave extra points to the flavors that don’t contain erythritol, a sugar alcohol and natural non-caloric sweetener. That’s because some people get bloated when consuming sugar alcohol, as the body can’t metabolize it.

I should also mention that the flavors with erythritol arguably taste better because they’re sweeter. Although, personally, I’m perfectly fine with nut butter that doesn’t contain any sweeteners — natural or otherwise.

Additionally, I gave extra points to the flavors that contain little or no almond butter, as I prefer macadamias for numerous reasons (keep reading for more on why).

And finally, the Cacao Mint flavor has a lower taste rating because I’m not a fan of mint in such products. If you love mint, you might give it five stars. So don’t let my taste rating discourage you.

With that said, let’s take a closer look at each of the flavors.

Macadamia Coconut Nut Butter

Macadamia Coconut Nut Butter
One of my favorite flavors because it has only four ingredients.

This is one of my two favorite flavors because it contains the second-highest amount of fat and calories with the least amount of ingredients — and no sweeteners.

Plus, most of the fat comes from macadamia nuts, which have a very favorable omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acid ratio.

You can read more about omega-3 vs. omega-6 in this article, but for the sake of this review, you should understand that the fat in macadamia nuts is healthier than the fat in other nuts (such as almonds).

Nutrition FactsMacadamia Coconut
Calories270
Fat27g
Net Carbs3g
Sugar (Added)2g (0g)
Protein6g
Ingredients (4)Macadamia Nuts, Almonds, Coconut Butter, Pink Himalayan Salt
SweetenersNone
Cost Per Serving$3.50

As you can see, the macadamia coconut nut butter contains only four simple ingredients and no sugar alcohols.

SuperFat is able to omit the sweetener because macadamia nut butter is naturally sweet. However, you should know that if you’re used to sweetened nut butter, “plain” macadamia nut butter might taste a bit bland.

I think unsweetened SuperFat tastes delicious, but I don’t eat sweets very frequently, so my taste buds might be more sensitive to sweetness than yours.

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Protein Nut Butter

Protein Nut Butter.
Most of the protein comes from sunflower seeds.

SuperFat’s protein nut butter contains nine grams of plant protein, which come mostly from sunflower protein powder.

I’m not sure yet how I feel about sunflower protein because I haven’t seen enough scientific research to understand how it compares to animal protein. What I do know is that much like all other vegan proteins, sunflower seed protein doesn’t have a very robust amino acid profile. Specifically, it’s low in the essential amino acid lysine.

On the bright side, sunflower seed protein appears to offer reasonable amounts of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), which can support muscle growth and repair.

Nutrition FactsProtein
Calories240
Fat21g
Net Carbs4g
Sugar (Added)2g (0g)
Protein9g
Ingredients (7)Almonds, Macadamia Nuts, Sunflower Protein Powder, Erythritol, Cinnamon, Pink Himalayan Salt, Steviol Glycosides (Stevia)
SweetenersErythritol, Stevia
Cost Per Serving$3.50

What’s important to understand is that the human body hasn’t evolved to thrive on plants and their proteins. So unless you’re a vegan, I would buy this protein nut butter because of its taste and convenience, but not because it has nine grams of protein.

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Cacao Coconut Nut Butter

Cacao Coconut Nut Butter.
This flavor has three grams of sugar alcohol.

I love cacao, dark chocolate and everything that’s related to those ingredients. That’s why I really like the taste of SuperFat’s cacao coconut, which offers a perfectly delicious combination of the two.

Like some of the other SuperFat flavors, this nut butter uses both sugar alcohol and stevia as sweeteners. In fact, this is the only flavor that has three grams of erythritol, which is two grams more than some of the other sweetened flavors.

As a result, I consider this flavor an occasional treat. That’s not because erythritol or stevia raises my blood sugar and causes an insulin response (they don’t), but because my brain gets used to eating sweets quickly.

I try to avoid going down that path. Once I start eating sweets, I tend to want more — and that gets in the way of my ancestral eating habits. So I consider all sweet foods, including fruits, a treat.

Nutrition FactsCacao Coconut
Calories240
Fat22g
Net Carbs3g
Sugar (Added)2g (0g)
Protein5g
Ingredients (8)Coconut Butter, Almonds, Erythritol, Cacao Powder, Macadamia Nuts, Cinnamon, Pink Himalayan Salt, Steviol Glycosides (Stevia)
SweetenersErythritol, Stevia
Cost Per Serving$3.50

Other than that, the Cacao Coconut flavor has a lower amount of calories (compared to the macadamia flavors) because it also has fewer grams of fat. So if you’re looking for a lower-calorie snack and you like cacao, this might be a good choice for you.

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Coffee + MCT Nut Butter

Coffee + MCT Nut Butter.
Each pouch has as much caffeine as half a cup of coffee.

Coffee + MCT is the only SuperFat flavor with caffeine, which is present thanks to the inclusion of freeze-dried coffee powder.

I have a special relationship with coffee, in the sense that I love its taste but can’t have it too close to bedtime because it impairs my sleep. That’s why I usually get my black coffee fix in the morning, during my fasting window.

Once I break my fast (at around noon on most days) I stop drinking coffee and consuming products that contain caffeine.

As a result, I barely get a chance to enjoy this flavor of SuperFat, unless I sneak it in as a dessert right after lunch.

Nutrition FactsCoffee + MCT
Calories240
Fat20g
Net Carbs5g
Sugar (Added)2g (0g)
Protein8g
Ingredients (8)Almonds, Macadamia Nuts, MCT Oil Powder, Freeze Dried Coffee, Erythritol, Cinnamon, Pink Himalayan Salt, Steviol Glycosides (Stevia)
SweetenersErythritol, Stevia
Cost Per Serving$3.50

By the way, each pouch has about 40 milligrams of caffeine, which is equivalent to half a regular cup of coffee.

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Macadamia MCT + Probiotics Nut Butter

Macadamia MCT + Probiotics Nut Butter.
My favorite flavor by far!

This is my absolute favorite SuperFat flavor! Not because it’s the most delicious (it’s not, because it doesn’t have any sweeteners), but because it has the most grams of fat, the highest calorie count, and no nuts other than macadamias.

So in a way, it’s probably the healthiest flavor if you look at it from a Paleolithic perspective. I also appreciate that each pouch contains half-billion probiotic cultures.

Nutrition FactsMacadamia MCT + Probiotics
Calories300
Fat31g
Net Carbs3g
Sugar (Added)2g (0g)
Protein3g
Ingredients (5)Macadamia Nuts, MCT Oil Powder, Cinnamon, Pink Himalayan Salt, Bacillus Coagulans GBI-30 6086 (Probiotic)
SweetenersNone
Cost Per Serving$4.00

As I mentioned before, this isn’t the sweetest nut butter in SuperFat’s lineup. So if you like sweet stuff, it might not be your favorite in the mix.

But as your taste buds get used to unsweetened food, you’ll appreciate the creamy texture and nutty flavor of this super-clean nut butter.

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Cacao Mint Nut Butter

Cacao Mint Nut Butter.
If you like mint and dark chocolate, you’ll love this one.

I haven’t had a chance to try this limited-edition holiday flavor yet, so I only have second-hand experience based on feedback from my workout buddy. He loves the Cacao Mint Brownie Bites his wife makes with this nut butter.

I usually only like mint in a Mojito, but I know there are many people who appreciate the decadent combination of chocolate and peppermint.

If you’re one of them, I recommend you give this nut butter a try. Chances are, you’ll love it.

Nutrition FactsCacao Mint
Calories230
Fat20g
Net Carbs4g
Sugar (Added)2g (0g)
Protein5g
Ingredients (9)Coconut Butter, Almonds, Erythritol, Cacao Powder, Macadamia Nuts, Peppermint Extract, Cinnamon, Pink Himalayan, Glycosides (Stevia)
SweetenersErythritol, Stevia
Cost Per Serving$3.50

Since this is a limited-edition flavor specifically made for the holidays, I don’t know how long it’ll stay in stock. If mint is your cup of tea, I’d order a box sooner rather than later.

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Variety Bundle and Variety Box

SuperFat Variety Box
If you can’t decide what flavor to get, this variety box is for you.

In addition to the individual flavors above, you can also get “variety bundles” and boxes.

The variety bundle contains five boxes of 10 pouches each, with each box containing one flavor. The variety box has two pouches of each of the five flavors.

If you’re a first-time buyer and want to try each flavor before committing, try the variety box. If you already know you like all five flavors and want to save money by buying in bulk, consider the variety bundle.

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SuperFat Ingredients

SuperFat Ingredients
SuperFat contains only a few simple ingredients.

If you look at the label of each flavor you can see that the nut butter contains only four to nine ingredients.

In the following section, I’ll tell you what you need to know about each ingredient and provide useful links to further information.

Macadamia Nuts

Macadamia nuts
Macadamia nuts have a good omega 6/3 ratio.

Macadamia nuts are arguably one of the healthiest (and most expensive) nuts you can buy.

They’re healthy because macadamias are naturally low in carbs and they have relatively low amounts of inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids. You can read more about that here.

All SuperFat flavors contain macadamia nuts, but in varying amounts. Unsurprisingly, the two flavors with “Macadamia” in the title have the most — which is why they’re my favorites.

Almonds

Almonds are one of the most popular nuts in the US.
Almonds are one of the most popular nuts in the U.S.

Besides peanuts (which are actually legumes, not nuts), almonds are among the most consumed nuts in the United States.

The problem with almonds is that they have about 10 times as much omega-6 as macadamias. Plus, they also have more carbs and less fat. So from a paleo/keto perspective, they aren’t as healthy as macadamias.

On the bright side, almonds taste good and they’re less expensive — two of the reasons why they’re so popular among consumers and manufacturers alike.

Coconut Butter

Coconut butter is made from the flesh of the fruit.
Coconut butter is made from the flesh of the fruit.

Unlike coconut oil or coconut fat, coconut butter is made from ground coconut flesh. Besides giving products a distinctive coconut taste, coconut butter has a lot of fiber, is high in fat, and is rich in certain minerals.

MCT Oil Powder

MCTs are usually derived from coconut fat.
MCTs are usually derived from coconut fat.

MCT stands for medium-chain triglycerides, which are fatty acids you can find in coconut fat and other products.

Some MCTs, such as caprylic acid (C8), your body can rapidly absorb and use for energy. That’s why MCTs are so popular within the keto community.

I love the idea of combining nut butter with MCTs to improve the snack’s fatty acid composition. If you’re on a ketogenic diet, I know you’ll appreciate that too.

The MCT oil powder in SuperFat includes the following MCT ratios:

  • 50-65% caprylic acid (C8)
  • 34-45% capric acid (C10)

Additionally, it has small amounts of caproic acid (C6), lauric acid (C12) and myristic acid (C14).

The latter two are less beneficial from a ketogenic perspective because they have longer carbon chains and require a pit stop in the liver to get metabolized. In contrast, C6-C10 can be metabolized by the body without the help of the liver.

If you want to learn more about MCTs, Bulletproof has an excellent article you should read.

Cacao Powder

Raw cacao powder
Raw cacao powder is rich in antioxidants.

Cacao is one of my favorite foods because, in raw form, it contains over 300 different chemical compounds, including vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants.

Sunflower Protein Powder

Sunflower protein powder is derived from sunflower seeds.
Sunflower protein powder is derived from sunflower seeds.

Sunflower protein is the new kid on the block of vegan protein powders, and because of that the scientific research surrounding its efficacy is still limited.

So I don’t have a firm opinion on sunflower seeds as a form of protein yet.

However, considering that all other forms of plant-based protein are inferior when it comes to bioavailability and amino acid profile — compared to pastured beef, fish and egg protein — I wouldn’t get my hopes up.

Of course, that’s unless you’re a strict vegan and animal protein isn’t an option. In that case, sunflower protein might be a reasonable choice for you.

Either way, there doesn’t seem to be a major downside to protein from sunflower seeds —even if the body can’t use it as effectively as protein from animal sources.

My take on the inclusion of sunflower protein in nut butter is simple: don’t worry about it, but don’t rely on it as a significant source of your daily protein intake.

Erythritol

Erythritol is a sugar alcohol that's neither sugar nor alcohol.
Erythritol is a sugar alcohol that’s neither sugar nor alcohol.

Erythritol is a sugar alcohol. While that is an appropriate term chemically speaking, it’s also confusing. Why? Because sugar alcohols don’t make you drunk and they don’t raise your blood sugar levels in any meaningful way.

In other words, erythritol is a non-caloric sweetener that’s popular in the keto community. The problem with this ingredient is that it’s made from corn starch, which makes it a highly-processed ingredient that’s not paleo-friendly at all.

That’s the primary reason why, in the past, I have avoided erythritol completely. Since then, I’ve softened my stance on this sugar alcohol a bit and I’m OK consuming it on occasion (if it was made from non-GMO corn starch).

The good news is that the erythritol in SuperFat is derived from non-GMO sources — as are all the ingredients.

Stevia

The Stevia plant is native to Brazil and Paraguay
The stevia plant is native to Brazil and Paraguay.

Stevia is a non-caloric sweetener that’s derived from the stevia rebaudiana plant, which is native to Brazil and Paraguay.

It’s arguably the most popular sweetener among the paleo and keto community. I like stevia because one could argue that our Paleolithic ancestors (at least those who lived in warmer climates) could have had access to it.

Peppermint Extract

Peppermint Extract
Peppermint extract has numerous health benefits.

Much like vanilla extract, peppermint extract adds peppermint flavor to the Mint Cacao nut butter.

Besides adding flavor, peppermint tea and extracts also have several health benefits. Check out this Healthline article for more information.

Freeze Dried Coffee

Freeze-dried coffee powder adds flavor and caffeine.
Freeze-dried coffee powder adds flavor and caffeine.

Freeze-dried coffee is like instant coffee. As a result, it adds flavor and is a source of caffeine.

Depending on the processing method used, freeze-dried coffee can retain many of the antioxidants and other chemical compounds found in coffee beans.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a great source of antioxidants
Cinnamon is a great source of antioxidants.

Cinnamon is another incredibly healthy spice that we usually don’t eat enough of. At the Kummer house, we add cinnamon to as many dishes as possible, especially during wintertime.

That’s because there are numerous health benefits associated with this spice, which is harvested from the inner bark of trees from the genus Cinnamomum family.

All of the SuperFat flavors, except for the Macadamia Coconut flavor, contain this delicious spice.

Pink Himalayan Salt

Pink Himalayan Salt
Pink Himalayan salt is rich in trace minerals.

Contrary to what you’ve been told, we don’t eat enough high-quality salt.

You read that right — the government recommendation of keeping your daily sodium intake below 2,000 milligrams isn’t based on any reliable scientific research.

In fact, the current research suggests that you should be getting approximately 5,000 mg of sodium (from high-quality salt sources, not processed food) each day to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.

As a result, I appreciate that SuperFat uses pink Himalayan salt as its primary source of sodium.

Bacillus Coagulans GBI-30 6086

Every disease starts in your gut
Probiotics are the good bacteria in your gut.

Bacillus coagulans GBI-30 6086 is a probiotic strain that can support the microbiota in your gut.

Additionally, a study from 2016 discovered that this particular strain can reduce exercise-induced muscle damage and increase recovery.

Participants of that study were given 1 billion CFUs, combined with 20 grams of casein (milk protein). Each pouch of Macadamia MCT + Probiotics SuperFat contains only 500 million CFUs. So you might need two pouches to replicate the study’s effects.

Pricing and Promo Code

Get 10% Off SuperFat

Use code MKUMMER10 and get 10% off your one-time purchase or subscription.

Much like most other high-quality dietary supplements, products and snacks, SuperFat isn’t cheap. The price per serving for most flavors is just shy of $3.50.

That’s not terrible if you use this nut butter as an occasional snack — while traveling, for example. But if you indulge in several SuperFat pouches daily, it adds up.

If that’s the case, I highly recommend a subscription, which knocks 15% off the price. The good news is that subscribing doesn’t lock you into anything — you can change or cancel it at any time.

Additionally, you can use my discount code (MKUMMER10), which gives you an additional 10% off. Plus, by using this code, you support my blog and the work I’m doing here.

Non-Recyclable Packaging

As I mentioned above, I truly appreciate how convenient the single-serving pouches are. You can easily throw a few of them into your purse or backpack, and can even take them through airport security.

Unfortunately, that convenience comes at a cost for the environment. At the Kummer household, we try hard to reduce plastic waste by not buying single-use products, using steel instead of plastic straws at restaurants, etc.

SuperFat doesn’t really support that effort because each 42-gram pouch comes with a lot of packaging material that ends up in a landfill. So what do we do?

We’ve decided as a family to not eat individually-wrapped nut butter — or other individually-wrapped snacks, for that matter — at home. Instead, we reserve those products for when we’re out and about or when we’re traveling.

For cooking, baking and snacking at home, we simply rely on nut butter that comes in a jar. (Check out this article for recommended products.)

Frequently Asked Questions

SuperFat has a lot of fat — isn’t that bad for your cholesterol?

Unless you’re already familiar with the ketogenic or low-carb high-fat movement, you may be wondering what the emphasis on fat is all about.

Over the last few decades, we’ve been told that consuming (saturated) fat and cholesterol are bad because they clog your arteries and increase your risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Well, it turns out we were wrong about that. Certain fats are actually good for your health and won’t increase your risk of developing a chronic disease — no matter how much of them you eat. You can learn more in this article.

But, long story short, SuperFat is an appropriate name for a product that contains predominantly nut butter because nuts are a pretty good source of fat (more on that later).

Is plant-based fat better than animal fat?

Neither plant-based fat nor protein is healthier than their cousins from animal sources. That’s just based on how humans have evolved over millions of years — by hunting and eating animals and filling dietary gaps with plant-based sources of food.

But that doesn’t mean you should avoid all plant-based food. While it’s true that protein from plant sources has an incomplete amino acid profile and is less bioavailable than animal protein, there are no significant downsides to consuming it in moderation.

The above statement is also broadly applicable to plant-based sources of fat. Most plant-based fats have an unfavorable omega-3 to omega-6 ratio. That’s why you should consume nuts only in moderation. However, macadamia nuts, in particular, have a very reasonable ratio of 1:6, which makes them a great snack option for high-fat diets.

Combine all of the above and you’ll see why you don’t have to worry about the protein or fat in SuperFat —in particular, if you use SuperFat nut butter as a healthy snack alternative and not a replacement for half of your regular meals.

How can you get all the nut butter out of the pouch?

If you want to get the last bit of nut butter out of each pouch, you have to tear it open. If you don’t do that, you’ll leave some of the nut butter in the pouch and it’ll go to waste. The good news is that each pouch has a perforated corner that makes it easy to open it up.

Can you use SuperFat in recipes?

Yes, you absolutely can. In fact, SuperFat has a dedicated blog with lots of delicious recipes.

Most of the recipes I’ve looked at require one or two pouches of SuperFat, which is reasonable. However, if you want to make larger batches, I think it’s more reasonable, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly to get a large jar of your favorite nut butter, instead of tearing through half a dozen individual pouches.

SuperFat Nut Butter Review – Final Words

SuperFat is proof that nut butter doesn’t have to be loaded with sugar to be delicious and packed with flavor.

I’ve always considered nut butter a yummy treat, and I would often consume a few tablespoons of it after dinner, maybe paired with a glass of wine.

Until a few years ago, the only way to turn nut butter into a travel-friendly snack was to smear it on sandwich bread. Fortunately, the days of me eating peanut butter sandwiches are over!

These days, I can grab a few SuperFat pouches and enjoy them on-the-go (even if I have to go through airport security).

As with all snacks — and that includes nut butters — make sure to consume them in moderation and don’t use snacking as a way to replace a meal made with fresh ingredients.

Have you tried SuperFat before? If so, let me know what your favorite flavor is. And if you have questions or concerns before pulling the trigger, feel free to leave a comment below or shoot me an email!

SuperFat Nut Butter Keto Snacks

4.3

Macadamia Coconut

4.5/5

Protein

4.0/5

Cacao Coconut

4.0/5

Coffee + MCT

4.5/5

Macadamia + MCT

4.5/5

Pros

  • Keto, paleo and vegan certified
  • Gluten-free
  • Convenient packaging
  • No added sugar
  • Low net carbs

Cons

  • Some flavors contain sugar alcohol
  • Not all ingredients are organic
  • Packaging can't be recycled

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