An almond butter by Trader Joe's.
Barney Butter was conceived by Jennifer Barney, who began making the delicious spread one jar at a time in her Fresno California home for friends, family and the neighborhood kids who’d come around. Everyone loved it and wanted more. So, taking a deep breath, Jennifer launched her business in 2006.
What is Barney Butter?
Jennifer: It's just like peanut butter but better because it's made from almonds!
Pretty soon friends and neighbors were trying it and everyone really thought it was revolutionary. People started calling it 'Barney Butter', so the name stuck. Some just wanted it for the taste, but others had real needs like lowering cholesterol or as a peanut alternative. With much encouragement from friends and family I manufactured my first batch of just 20 cases and took a jar to a local grocer. It was an instant success! Today Barney Butter has s-p-r-e-a-d to over 100 markets in 5 states. And now you too can be good to yourself and eat Barney Butter!
What inspired you to develop and market Barney Butter?
Jennifer: I began experimenting with homemade almond butter for the simple reason that I was unhappy with the other almond butters on the market. I knew that almond butter would be healthier for my peanut butter-loving kids and I wanted them to grab for it on their own without any big fuss. Many broken blenders later, my recipe was perfected.