Fat Fit Go makes delicious nut butter that’s keto, paleo and vegan-friendly. I met Kendra and Rob Benson — the couple behind the family-run business — at Paleo f(x)* in 2019, and I finally got a chance to try some of their keto snacks, including their low-carb nut butters.
In this article, I’ll share why you might want to consider Fat Fit Go nut butter over other better-known brands.
Fat Fit Go Nut Butter
Fat Fit Go is a family-owned business that was born from a keto/paleo blog.
This clean nut butter is one of the best-tasting snacks you’ve ever had. Not that taste should be the primary factor when picking food, but a great flavor profile can certainly help you stick with healthy options.
Is there something Fat Fit Go could do better? There always is…
About Fat Fit Go
- Keto, Paleo and Vegan-friendly
- Convenient for traveling
- Also available in jars
- Free of gluten, soy and peanuts
- Hand-made by Benson family
- Contains sugar alcohols (Erythritol)
- Ingredients aren’t organic
- Jars are made from plastic
Fat Fit Go is a family-owned business that was born from a keto/paleo blog that Kendra and Rob started in 2013. After the couple had a terrible experience with a co-packer, they decided to build their own kitchen and start making nut butter and other low-carb high-fat products.
In case you’re unfamiliar with the term, co-packers produce products (such as nut butter) based on a brand’s proprietary formulation.
For example, if I want to make nut butter but don’t have the resources, equipment or expertise to grind the nuts, mix in extra ingredients and produce the final jars, I can contract with a co-packer to do all of that for me based on my specifications.
Most small and medium-sized food businesses use co-packers so they don’t have to invest in equipment and production lines. The problem with that approach is that you’re somewhat at the mercy of the co-packer, inevitably giving them some degree of control over the final product.
That’s why I always appreciate and support brands that make products in-house and maintain full control over quality and ingredients.
Fat Fit Go decided to do exactly that when they started their full production kitchen and bakery in Fort Collins, Colorado (where you can try their delicious nut butter and other baked keto goods, if you’re in the area).
I had a chance to try their cookies the other day and they were out of this world — but that’s for another review.
Fat Fit Go Nut Butters
Fat Fit Go makes nut butter without any bells and whistles. Instead, their products are available in two flavors and contain only a few simple ingredients.
Most importantly, they are delicious — but more on that in a bit.
The primary ingredients and main sources of healthy fats and protein in both flavors are blanched almonds, macadamia nuts and MCT oil.
As I pointed out in my roundup of the best nut butters for keto, almonds are the most popular nut in the United States. They’re relatively inexpensive, and many people like how they taste.
Macadamia nuts, on the other hand, are comparatively expensive but significantly more nutritious — at least as far as their fat-to-carb and omega-3 to omega-6 ratios are concerned.
Combining both types of nuts in a single nut butter makes for a reasonable compromise between nutritional properties and affordability.
Besides nuts, Fat Fit Go relies heavily on MCT oil as its primary source of fat. MCT stands for medium-chain triglycerides, which are one of the main components of coconut oil. The advantage of MCTs is that your body can absorb some of them incredibly quickly and use them for energy.
That’s one of the reasons why MCT oil is a popular supplement for people who follow a low-carb or ketogenic lifestyle.
As for sweeteners, Fat Fit Go uses erythritol (sugar alcohol) and stevia. I’ve written in detail about the pros and cons of both sweeteners, so I won’t repeat myself here.
But what you should know is that the erythritol in these nut butters is made from non-GMO sources. That’s important, because most erythritol used in processed goods is made from genetically-modified corn starch. If you care about clean eating as much as I do, you want to stay away from GMO corn.
In addition to the fat, protein and sweeteners, you will also find salt and natural flavors in each nut butter. More on that below.
If you found this article by searching for “Fat Fit Go reviews,” chances are that you’re on a ketogenic diet (or some other low-carb diet).
If so, you’re probably interested in the “macros” of this nut butter, and specifically in the number of net carbs.
You’ll be thrilled to hear that each serving of Fat Fit Go has only one gram of net carbs. Considering that you can have an average of 25 grams of net carbs per day on the ketogenic diet, you’ll have a lot of room to munch on these nut butters.
As a reminder, you can calculate the net carbs of any product by taking the total amount of carbohydrates and subtracting fiber and other non-caloric types of carbs, such as sugar alcohols.
Using Fat Fit Go’s Strawberry Lime Keto Nut Butter as an example, each pouch has five grams of total carbs. Subtract the three grams of fiber and one gram of erythritol and you end up with one gram of net carbs.
Equally important is the amount of fat per serving. Fat Fit Go doesn’t disappoint there, either. Depending on the flavor you pick, you get between 17 and 18 grams of fat, which comes mostly from the nuts and MCT oil.
Flavors and Taste
Fat Fit Go’s nut butter is currently available in two flavors: Chocolate and Strawberry Lime.
While I found both flavors to be absolutely delicious, I think chocolate is my favorite.
Premium Chocolate Keto Nut Butter
The chocolate-flavored version of this keto nut butter delivers 17 grams of fat, four grams of plant protein and one gram of net carbs.
Besides blanched almonds, macadamia nuts, MCT oil and the aforementioned sweeteners, this flavor contains cocoa butter, cocoa powder, salt and cinnamon.
I don’t count or care about calories, but for those of you who do, each serving has 170 — 30 calories less than the Strawberry Lime flavored option.
Strawberry Lime Keto Nut Butter
My second favorite flavor is Strawberry Lime. It provides 18 grams of fat, five grams of protein and one gram of net carbs. So, compared to the chocolate flavor, it has a slightly more robust macronutrient profile.
Instead of the cocoa powder you find in the chocolate version, this flavor features strawberries and lime oil as natural flavors.
Thanks to the extra fat and protein, the Strawberry Lime nut butter has 200 calories of energy per pouch or serving.
I sampled many different nut butters for my previous round-up article, and one of the things I noticed is that you can get most products in either a jar or single-serving pouches.
Both options have their pros and cons. The jar is obviously the environmentally better choice for at home, but it’s inconvenient if you need to bring a healthy snack for the road.
Fat Fit Go nut butter is available in both jars and super-convenient single-serving pouches.
I try to restrict the use of pouches to when I’m traveling because they tend to produce a lot of waste. However, what I really like about Fat Fit Go’s pouches, in comparison to SuperFat’s or Perfect Keto’s pouches, is that it’s easy to squeeze all the nut butter out of them.
That way, you don’t waste any of the product and you don’t have to tear the pouch open and use a spoon to empty it completely.
It’s worth mentioning that Fat Fit Go’s jars are made out of plastic and not glass. The primary reason for that is cost, as I’m sure you can imagine. Glass is more expensive than plastic, and it’s much heavier. That means shipping is more expensive, too.
I talked to Robby Benson about that and he said that consumers wouldn’t pay for the surcharges. I get that — what’s the point of making a great product if nobody buys it.
While protecting our planet by reducing plastic waste should be on everyone’s mind, I think it starts with consumers and consumer demand. If you and I keep asking manufacturers to make more eco-friendly products, and follow through by paying for them, they’ll come around.
Price and Promo Code
Keto nut butter is often relatively expensive — especially the single-serving pouches. Fat Fit Go is very reasonably priced and less expensive than some of its competitors.
Here’s an overview table of the different nut butter options and their prices. On top of the price shown, you’ll also pay $6.95 flat-rate shipping. If your order value is above $100, you’ll get free shipping.
|Premium Chocolate Keto Nut Butter (12 oz) Jar||$16.98|
|Premium Chocolate Keto Nut Butter (10 Pack) Pouches||$24.98|
|Strawberry Lime Keto Nut Butter (12 oz) Jar||$16.98|
|Strawberry Lime Keto Nut Butter (10 Pack) Pouches||$24.98|
So, in a nutshell, each pouch costs you about $2.50. I think that’s quite reasonable for a 170-200 calorie snack.
If you want to give Fat Fit Go a try, you can use the promo code MICHAELKUMMER and get 20% off your purchase. Unfortunately, the discount code only works in the Explorado Market (not on Amazon).
Frequently Asked Questions
While Fat Fit Go is not certified gluten-free, the nut butter is made in a gluten, soy and fish-free environment.
What that means is that there’s a relatively low risk of contamination — especially compared to shared production environments. However, the final product isn’t lab tested to guarantee that it’s free of gluten.
So if you have celiac disease and react to only trace amounts of gluten, I’d talk to Fat Fit Go before placing an order.
Fat Fit Go nut butter has less than one gram of naturally-occurring sugar (from its ingredients) with zero grams of added sugar.
While Fat Fit Go doesn’t offer a pack that contains a mix of its Chocolate and Strawberry Lime-flavored nut butter, the company offers a Keto Sweet Sampler Pack* consisting of nut butter, various cookies and chocolate chips, for less than $35.
As of this writing, you can find a limited selection of products from the company’s Explorado Market on Amazon. You can check out the selection here*.
Absolutely! Nut butter makes for a delicious ingredient in shakes, smoothies or fat bombs. I prefer to spoon it, but that’s just me.
Yes! Peanuts are legumes and are incredibly high in antinutrients. More importantly, peanuts are a source of aflatoxins, a carcinogenic mold I try to stay away from.
Regardless of whether you’re on a keto diet or not, replacing unhealthy snacks with low-carb high-fat alternatives is always a good idea. So yes, I definitely recommend Fat Fit Go even if you’re not doing keto.
To be perfectly honest, the reason it took me so long to write about Fat Fit Go was the company’s use of erythritol as a sweetener. But as I mentioned in one of my previous articles, I’ve softened my stance on this sugar alcohol — so long as it’s made from non-GMO sources.
Fat Fit Go’s nut butter contains only one gram of erythritol from non-GMO sources, and I don’t think that’s something you should be overly concerned about.
That’s particularly true if you consider the rest of the ingredients that make this nut butter an excellent snack for anyone who follows a high-fat or ketogenic diet.
But even for those who don’t, this clean nut butter is magnitudes better than 99% of the snacks you might have in your pantry today.
And guess what? It’s absolutely delicious. I’m confident it’s one of the best-tasting snacks you’ve ever had. Not that taste should be the primary factor when picking food, but a great flavor profile can certainly help you stick with healthy options.
Is there something Fat Fit Go could do better? There always is…
While Fat Fit Go uses fairly clean ingredients for its nut butter, there are a few things that I’d improve.
For example, I’d like the company to explore the option of using primarily organic ingredients. Of course, that would likely increase the price of both the ingredients and the final product.
While I would be willing to pay a higher price for a product that contains only organic ingredients, I understand that I don’t necessarily represent the broader market and that it might not be economically feasible to do that.
Additionally, I’d love it if the jars were made out of glass instead of plastic. While that change would dramatically increase the shipping weight (and cost) of the product, it would make most of the packaging recyclable and reduce plastic waste.
Now I’d like to hear from you: What’s your favorite nut butter and why? Let me know by leaving a comment below!