Melt Organic Spread: I can’t believe it’s not…bad for you!

A hungry pre-contest bodybuilder in a grocery store has an incredible ability to sniff out products that might otherwise go unnoticed. As a testament to this statement, the other day I was in Whole Foods and came across an organic spread that is meant to taste like butter, yet is free of dairy and trans-fats. Why was I even looking in the dairy case when I don’t even eat dairy? A hungry bodybuilder ceases all opportunities to drool over the food he can’t eat! In doing so, I noticed Melt Organic Spread. The thing that caught my eye was the little emblem on the front that read “Virgin Coconut Oil”. I thought to myself “That’s cool; a coconut oil based spread.” Then I wondered if it might simply taste like coconut oil. Don’t get me wrong, I love the taste of coconut oil but there are instances where it would be nice to have something that actually tastes LIKE butter. Upon picking up the container, the first thing I did was check out the ingredients (see photo below). I was impressed to read the following: Expeller pressed organic oil blend (Virgin Coconut, Palm Fruit, Canola, Hi-Oleic Sunflower, Flaxseed) water, sea salt, organic compliant natural flavor, sunflower lecithin, organic annato. 9g of fat and 85 mg of sodium per tablespoon. No soy, non-gmo, no dairy, no carbohydrates or sugar, no weird fillers or thickeners, no trans-fats, no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. No complaints here. Organic, 425 mg Omega-3 per serving and made in the USA. That was enough to get me to plunk down my $3+ for the 13 oz/26 serving container. My only question is how it would taste. Once I got home, I opened the container and tried a sliver of it on a butter knife. Let’s just say that l felt like I had to take the time to write this post to tell you guys about it. And no, I’m not a compensated spokesperson or anything like that. I just know that enough of you guys out there will love this product as it fits comfortably into any diet.

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