While most of us are familiar with commercialised spreads sold on the average grocery shelf, artisan spreads start to gain attention in Malaysia due to their interesting flavours.
If you are looking for something other than your ordinary butter spread, this list would be totally worth exploring. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the sort of artisan spreads available in Malaysia thanks to our talented homegrown spread makers!
1) Carver’s Homemade Nut Butters
Be warned before you give Carver’s Homemade Nut Butters a try because you’ll be hooked ever after. This is thanks to the persistence of the founders of insisting on using fresh and premium ingredients to create each jar of mouth-watering nut butter spread filled with natural flavour. Promising to use no hydrogenated agents, preservatives or additives, its range of products today encompasses Cashew butter, Almond butter to Peanut butter.
2) Joey’s Homemade Peanut Butter
Dubbed one of the most amazing homemade peanut butters that you will experience, Joey’s Homemade Peanut Butter makes you put your finger in the jar, scoop up a dollop and stuff it in your mouth. It is that good according to one of its die hard fans. Others attributed its goodness to the smooth and creamy texture which is not overly sweet.
3) Five & Two Foods (non-halal)
If you are a fan of bacon and if you fancy something that isn’t available on the average grocery shelf, look no further than Five & Two Foods. Inspired by the realisation that everyday food needed a little bit of special twist, Five & Two Foods is your one stop for Bacon Jams, Bacon Sambal, Candied Bacon Stix and more! Sinfully #baconlicious, we know, but who can ever resist them! And *a slap in the face* Bacon jam does exist!
4) Dennis & Sons by Fifth Palate
Fifth Palate is a neighborhood eatery located at Kota Damansara. Known for its delectable Asian Fusion dishes, the Fifth Palate also produces its own range of spreads. Available in mind-blowing flavours such as Rojak Sauce, Chunky Peanut Butter and Aubergine Chutney, they’ll make good complement to your meals, especially western breakfast or brunch. Grab one from their café today!
Founded by two humble butter-makers, Amelia Sia and Lee Xin Yi, Sapu-lah is known for its Homemade Garlic & Herb butter. 250g of goodness in a jar, the flavoured butter can be used beyond just spreading it on toast according to the founders. It can be used as meat marinade or a substitute for cooking oil. How about corn-on-cob with it? Sounds perfect for lazy cooks like me. Let’s Sapu-lah today!
6) Jobbie’s Nut Butter
At Jobbie’s Nut Butter, only the best is good enough! Making 100% homemade peanut butter that vows to make you drool for more, Joseph & Debbie (combined as Jobbie) are committed to make the tastiest, healthiest and most delicious homemade peanut butter. Without using any harmful preservatives, artificial flavours or chemicals, Jobbie takes pride in continuously improving its peanut butter recipe to make you go ‘wow’!
7) Nuts Enough
From its name one can easily tell what’s in store. That right, nutty products! The most popular of which are their variable nut spreads. Nuts Enough offers their yummy products in two ranges: ‘Sinfully Indulgent’ and ‘Healthy Goodness’. Each product is made with one thing in mind: “Minimise the nasties without skimping on taste.” This goes well with their mission to show the world that healthy eating need not be boring and bland.
Founded in 2013, Mangolicious offers a mouth-watering range of homemade mango jams and chutneys. With its mission to use the best ingredients to make delicious yet healthy jams, you can be assured of quality. What makes buying from them even more special is the fact that RM1 would be donated to Reach Out Malaysia for each jar sold. So not only do you get to savour the goodness of pure mango jam, but also do a small act for charity!
9) Michelle’s Artisan Fruit Spread
The simple way of describing their fruit spread—Handmade, All Natural, All Fruit, Low Sugar and No Artificial Preservatives. The more detailed way of describing their fruit spread—gently cooked in fruits’ natural juices to preserve sweet aroma and texture, full of fruit flavour, fresh in taste. Their slogan ‘Eat and taste the real food’ perfectly sums them up, makers of spread of the utmost quality.
10) Earth’s Benefit
Located in Petaling Jaya, Earth’s Benefit offers a quality range of nut butters. We say ‘a quality range’ because Earth’s Benefit strive to use only premium pure ingredients to make 100% natural products. They aim to come up with products which not only satisfies palates but also contain nutritional benefits as they would like to promote good health through healthy eating. They want customers to be rest assured, knowing that each jar has freshness, quality and love sealed into it!
The compilation of this list was made from the accumulation of public votes. This weekly series is a collaboration with TallyPress, an online ranking magazine that revolves around the hottest topics in Malaysia. TallyPress is inspired by Pollbook and the original post can be read here.