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Peanut Butter Without Palm Oil | List of Palm Oil Free Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter Without Palm Oil | List of Palm Oil Free Peanut Butter

If you are looking for palm oil free peanut butter, be sure to read labels. You will find it. Companies use “No Stir” labels as a marketing strategy. Others may use “No Need to Stir.”

“No Stir” advertising on labels means there is palm oil in the product. It will be listed in the ingredients as Palm Oil &/or Mono- & Diglycerides.

Peanut butter manufacturers add palm oil so their peanut butter spreads easily. Many larger companies who label their peanut butter as “Organic” and “All Natural” use palm oil as well. 

ways to find palm oil free peanut butter

It’s easy to find peanut butter without palm oil when you do these things.

Peanut butter companies can no longer add artificial trans fats to their products because in 2018, the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) banned them. Many peanut butter companies replaced them with palm oil.

Sometimes it will say Palm Oil on ingredient labels. Other times, it may list Mono- & Diglycerides. In peanut butter these are typically derived from palm oil.

Peanut Butter Spread Contains Palm Oil

Also note, there is “Peanut Butter” and there is “Peanut Butter Spread.” These are not created equally.

These products will be next to each other on store shelves. Peanut butter spreads will contain palm oil plus many other ingredients. Read the front of the peanut butter jar to see if it’s peanut butter or a spread.

Find Palm Oil Free Peanut Butter

  1. Read labels.
  2. Don’t buy peanut butter with “No Stir” labeling.
  3. Don’t buy peanut butter spread.
  4. Buy peanut butter with just peanuts and salt.

The FDA stated that palm oil is not a healthy substitute for trans fats, yet palm oil consumption continues to rise.

Peanut Butter without Palm Oil

I love when industry leaders keep their products free from palm oil. Here is a list of peanut butter without palm oil ingredients. Please support them by buying their products. The top two companies have certified their peanut butter and nut butters palm oil free. 

Fix & Fogg 

Congratulations to Fix & Fogg who has certified all of their peanut butter and nut butters Palm Oil Free though Orangutan Alliance. Their peanut butters and nut butters are available in the United States, Singapore, Australia, and in New Zealand.

In the United States, you can find Fix & Fogg in Whole Foods Markets and Sprouts Farmers Market. You can also order online through their website. They offer free shipping with a minimum order. They spell out the ingredients on their website. In the United States, their palm oil free products include:

Fix & Fogg Peanut Butter

  • Peanut Butter Super Crunchy
  • Peanut Butter Smooth
  • Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Smoke and Fire Peanut Butter: Hatch Chili and Manuka Smoke
  • Peanut Butter Coffee and Maple

Fix & Fogg Almond Butter

  • Almond Butter Crunchy
  • Almond Butter Smooth

Fix & Fogg Cashew Butter

  • Cashew Butter Creamy

Combo of peanuts and nuts

  • Choc Berry Everything: Hemp, Almond, Peanut, Pepita, Chia, Sesame, Sunflower, Flaxseed
  • Everything Butter: Contains Hemp, Almond, Peanut, Pumpkin, Chia, Sesame, Sunflower, Flaxseed
  • Maple Almond Cashew
  • Oaty Nut Butter: Contains Oats, Cashew, Coconut, Peanut, Sunflower, Chia

Other Fix & Fogg products

  • Fix & Fogg Cookie Butter (It’s *very rare* to find cookie butter that doesn’t contain palm oil ingredients!)

Wild Friends

Congratulations to Wild Friends Foods, the first nut butter company in the world to become Certified Palm Oil Free. ALL of their peanut butter and nut butter products are made without palm oil or palm oil derivatives.

The International Palm Oil Free Certification Trademark (POFCAP) certified their products. This means all of their ingredients, including what makes up each ingredient, have been thoroughly researched. Look at all of Wild Friends Foods’ choices of nut butters and peanut butter without palm oil.

Wild Friends Classic Creamy Peanut Butter

Wild Friends Classic Creamy Peanut Butter is palm oil free peanut butter

Wild Friends Peanut Butter

  • Classic Creamy Peanut Butter
almond butter without palm oil

Almond butter without palm oil from Wild Friends

Wild Friends Almond Butter

  • Chocolate Almond Butter
  • Classic Creamy Almond Butter

They have other nut butters that they certified palm oil free as well:

Wild Friends Sunflower Butter

  • Organic Honey Sunflower Butter

Wild Friends Super Butter

  • Almond Cashew Super Butter
  • Peanut Cashew Super Butter

Wild Friends Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

Move over Nutella! Now there is palm oil free hazelnut spread! Their Hazelnut Spread without palm oil tastes great. I found it at my local Sprouts. 

Spread the Love palm free organic peanut butter

Spread the Love palm free organic peanut butter

Spread the Love Foods

It’s great Spread the Love advertises on their website: No palm fruit oil. They also advertise this on their labeling. It’s so important to tell consumers to look for this benefit! It’s also Non-GMO and made in small batches.

I’m hoping Spread the Love Foods takes the extra step to certify their peanut and nut butters Palm Oil Free. I haven’t tried this brand of palm oil free peanut butter but it has rave reviews. 

Spread the Love’s Peanut Butter
  • Naked Organic Peanut Butter
  • Naked Crunch Organic Peanut Butter
Spread the Love’s Almond Butter
  • Unsalted Almond Butter
  • Unsalted Crunch Almond Butter
Big Spoon Roasters palm oil free peanut butter

Big Spoon Roasters Peanut Butter

Big Spoon Roasters

I am happy to see Big Spoon Roasters advertises Palm Free on their nut butters and nut butter bars. They have delicious-sounding flavor combinations. I am hoping they certify their products Palm Oil Free.

Their handcrafted nut butters are available in 3 oz and 13 oz jars. Check out these flavor combinations. They are all Non-GMO.

Big Spoon Roasters Peanut Butter

  • Crunchy Peanut Butter
  • Hot Mamba Peanut Butter
  • Peanut Butter with Wildflower Honey

Big Spoon Roasters Almond Butter

  • Almond Butter with Wildflower Honey
  • Chocolate Sea Salt Almond Butter
  • Fiji Ginger Almond Butter
  • Toasted Coconut Almond Butter

Big Spoon Roasters Cashew Butter

  • Cashew Butter with Coconut Nectar
  • Lemon Coconut Cashew Butter

Combo Butters

  • Vanilla Caramel Almond & Cashew Butter
  • Maple Cinnamon Peanut & Pecan Butter
  • Peanut Pecan Butter with Wildflower Honey
  • Espresso Almond & Hazelnut Butter
  • Chai Spice Peanut and Almond Butter
  • Carrot Cake Almond and Walnut Butter
  • Pistachio Crunch Almond Butter
  • Limited Batch Bourbon Pecan Peanut Butter
Crazy Richard's creamy peanut butter without palm oil

Crazy Richard’s 100% peanuts creamy peanut butter without palm oil

Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter Co.

For over 100 years, Crazy Richard’s has been an additive-free peanut butter. Their peanut butter ingredients are simple and don’t include salt or sugar… just peanuts! Additionally, they recognize that hydrogenated palm oil isn’t a good thing.

I’ve used Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter in peanut butter cookie recipes, and it’s very easy to mix. You can find this brand in many grocery stores.

Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter

  • Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
  • Natural Crunchy Peanut Butter

Crazy Richard’s Almond Butter

Ingredients: Almonds

Crazy Richard’s Cashew Butter

Ingredients: Dry-Roasted Cashews and Sunflower Oil

Laura Scudders Peanut Butter

Like Crazy Richard’s and Teddie’s brands, Laura Scudders is a palm oil free peanut butter you are likely to find in many grocery stores, Walmart, Target, etc. Laura Scudders Peanut Butter is “All Natural” in the way peanut butter is meant to be: peanuts and salt.

Big thanks to the reader below in the Comments who mentioned Laura Scudder PB being palm oil free. I actually have their Smooth peanut butter in my refrigerator and have bought this brand for years. I had no idea I never put it on this list!

I love that I can buy Laura Scudders at my local grocery store and at Target. Choose from creamy/smooth and nutty/crunchy. They are both excellent.

Laura Scudders Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Smooth

Laura Scudders Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Nutty

peanut butter brands without palm oil

You can find Teddie in a lot of stores that sell groceries.

Teddie Natural Peanut Butter

Teddie’s products are free from sweeteners, oils as well as anything artificial. The peanuts are grown in the United States and are Non GMO.

In addition, they use simple ingredients: peanuts. Some contain salt. Others flaxseed. At most, there are three ingredients… that’s it! You can find this peanut butter at Target, Walmart, Safeway, ShopRite, and more.

Teddie All Natural Smooth

  • Smooth Unsalted
  • Super Chunky
  • Super Chunky Unsalted
  • Smooth with Flaxseed
  • Chunky with Flaxseed

Teddie Organic All Natural

  • Smooth
  • Creamy

Kroger Natural Peanut Butter

A reader made a suggestion in the Comments about Kroger’s Natural Peanut Butter as being palm oil free and an inexpensive option. They don’t add oils, stabilizers, preservatives, or sugars. Their Natural Peanut Butter line contains only two ingredients: roasted peanuts and salt.

Easy-to-find at Kroger stores, this is an accessible brand. In addition, in the past I’ve contacted Kroger about some of their other products. I asked them about the source of some of their ingredients.

While most large companies avoid answering questions about palm oil, Kroger took extra steps to get me the information I asked for and were transparent about it. They asked their product development teams for the answers. They went above and beyond what other large companies (and even many small companies) have done.

Kroger Natural Peanut Butter

  • Crunchy
  • Creamy

Smuckers Natural Peanut Butter

Yay, another “natural” peanut butter that is indeed, actually “natural”! You’ll find just peanuts a and a bit of salt in these jars of Smuckers peanut butter. This is a readily-available brand and affordable product from a leading and iconic peanut butter and jelly manufacturer.

You can find Smuckers palm oil free pb varieties at Target, Walmart, Meijer, Kroger, Fry’s, Safeway, Albertson’s, and many other grocery stores, etc.

We are thrilled to learn Smuckers has palm oil free peanut butter options. Thanks to the reader who suggested we include it in this list.

Smuckers Natural Peanut Butter 

  • Creamy
  • Chunky
  • Creamy No Salt Added

Smuckers Organic Peanut Butter

  • Creamy
  • Chunky

Note: Smuckers Goober Grape and Goober Strawberry, which combine peanut butter with jelly in one jar, contain Distilled Monoglycerides. These may or may not be made from palm oil. I avoid this ingredient.

RX nut butter without palm oil ingredients

Buy palm oil free peanut butter single serve packs.

RXBAR Nut Butter

RXBAR confirmed with me the following. “We do not use Palm Oil in our nut butter. We use refined coconut oil. It is found in all RX Nut Butter flavors.”

I hope they certify to become Palm Oil Free so consumers would know. Their individual packets of peanut butter are always next to competitors’ PB packets which DO contain palm oil. It would be smart for RXBAR to distinguish themselves with Palm Oil Free labeling.

RXBAR peanut butter in jars

  • Honey Cinnamon Peanut Butter
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Maple Almond Peanut Butter
  • Vanilla Almond Peanut Butter

RXBAR peanut butter in single-serve packets

  • Coconut Almond Butter
  • Vanilla Almond Peanut Butter
  • Honey Cinnamon Peanut Butter
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Maple Almond Peanut Butter
peanut butter without palm oil

Read labels before you buy.

Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe’s Organic Peanut Butter Creamy (Salted or No Salt) Valencia

Ingredients: Organic Valencia Peanuts. The salted version contains Sea Salt.

Trader Joe’s Organic Peanut Butter Crunchy (Salted or No Salt) Valencia

Contains: Organic Valencia Peanuts. Salted version contains Sea Salt.

Watch out for their other lines with “no stir” labeling which means they most likely contain palm oil.

Whole Foods Peanut Butter

Read labels carefully before purchasing. Most of the Whole Foods peanut butters now contain palm oil. See comments below. Always read labels before buying!

O Organics

O Organics Chunky Peanut Butter

Ingredients are Peanuts and Salt. Be aware of their Creamy peanut butter with the “no stir” labeling and palm oil.

Skippy

While there are hydrogenated oils in these products which are controversial, our focus is on palm oil free peanut butter.

Remember, it’s important for the Everyday Consumer to be able to find an easily accessible, industry-leading brand who doesn’t use palm oil in some of their products.

We are happy Skippy still makes some of their products without palm oil.

Skippy Creamy Peanut Butter

and Skippy Extra Crunchy Peanut Butter

Ingredients: Roasted Peanuts, Sugar, and Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (Cottonseed, Soybean and Rapeseed Oil) to prevent separation, Salt.

Skippy Honey Roasted Nut Creamy

Ingredients: Roasted Peanuts, Peanut Oil, Honey, Sugar, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (Cottonseed, Soybean and Rapeseed Oil) to prevent separation, Molasses, Salt.

Skippy Singles Creamy

Ingredients: Roasted Peanuts, Sugar, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (Cottonseed, Soybean and Rapeseed Oil) to prevent separation, Salt.

Note: Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy and Reduced Fat Super Chunk do contain Mono- and Diglycerides. We avoid them because they CAN be manufactured using palm ingredients.

Also note: All of Skippy’s Natural Peanut Butter Spreads contain palm oil.

Read labels for all of their products but you will find some without palm oil in the ingredients.

Skippy Good and Gather (Target brand)

If you shop for peanut butter at Target, check out Good and Gather Peanut Butter. You must read labels carefully but you will find some under this label that do not contain palm oil or mono- & diglycerides.

Choosing Palm Oil Free Peanut Butter

Thank you to these companies for making these lines of peanut butter without palm oil.

We looked at lists of alternate names for palm oil derivatives — there are over 500 names. To the best of our knowledge, the ones listed above are palm oil free. However, it is not guaranteed. The only way to know for sure is if the peanut butter manufacturers apply for Palm Oil Free certification.

no stir equals palm oil in peanut butter

“No Stir” is marketing for This Contains Palm Oil

How to Find Peanut Butter without Palm Oil

1.) Avoid “no stir” labeling.

Peanut butter companies who use palm oil may highlight “No Stir” on their labels.

They are trying to make it seem like it’s a good thing.

This means there aren’t oils to keep it together; the fat from the peanuts naturally separate to the top. This is okay. You just have to mix it. We store our peanut butter upside down. Just make sure to thoroughly seal the lid. This makes it easy to stir.

Also watch for Easy to Stir labels. Read ingredients because these peanut butter jars will typically contain palm oil.

2.) Buy certified Palm Oil Free peanut butter.

We await the day when marketing for peanut butter and other products includes “no palm oil” labeling as industry-wide advertising.

See all the work Orangutan Alliance and the International Palm Oil Free Certification Trademark (POFCAP) are doing to highlight palm oil free products with their “No Palm Oil” Certification labeling.

As stated above, Fix & Fogg certified their peanut butters and nut butters with Orangutan Alliance. Wild Friends earned this certification through POFCAP for making nut butters and peanut butter without palm oil as well.

As consumers, we can encourage companies to certify their products Palm Oil Free. We can also look for this labeling and buy products with it. 

In addition, Spread the Love promotes “Palm Oil Free” on their labels, recognizing the significance of this, though they aren’t officially certified unfortunately.

Read labels and look for Palm Oil Free.

3.) Watch out for Mono- and Diglycerides.

These ingredients are typically made from palm oil in peanut butter and nut butter products. Mono- and Diglycerides are emulsifiers that manufacturers use to stabilize foods, such as peanut butter, mayonnaise, ice cream, baked goods, margarine, and others.

In nut butters, companies use Mono- and Diglycerides to prevent the oils from separating. We avoid all products with Mono- & Diglycerides because very rarely will the company spell out their source.

4.) Don’t buy peanut butter spreads.

Read the front of the jar to see how the company describes the product.

Peanut butter spreads contain palm oil ingredients.

In addition to having Palm Oil, peanut butter spreads contain many more ingredients than just peanuts and salt.

5.) Read all ingredient labels.

You might think because it’s advertised as “Natural” or “Organic” that it’s superior to labels without these claims. It’s important to note:

These Natural and Organic peanut and nut butters often contain palm oil.

6.) Look for peanut butter that needs to be refrigerated.

When there are hydrogenated oils added to peanut butter, it increases shelf-life and doesn’t need to be refrigerated.

Note: There are also peanut butters without palm oil that do not say to refrigerate.

7.) The less ingredients, the better.

When you have peanuts and salt, what more do you need? You won’t miss added sugar when you have your PB&J. Even better? Eat it with already-sweet fresh fruit or mix in some pure honey, etc.

Peanut Butter in Desserts

You’ll find premade desserts with peanut butter will most always contain palm oil. Make them at home and use peanut butter with just peanuts and salt. Use it to make peanut butter bars, cookies, pies, and more. You can even make a peanut butter milkshake. Yum!

There are lots of recipes you can make with palm oil free peanut butter.

Peanut butter cookies are easy to make. Some to try are sugar free peanut butter cookies, peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, and peanut butter cookies with 3 ingredients. You can also make peanut butter sauce to top ice cream or pancakes.

Peanut Butter in Sandwiches

Now that you know about finding palm free peanut butter, learn how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich palm oil free by choosing the right bread. 

Palm Oil Free Peanut Butter

In addition to finding peanut butter without palm oil, we enjoy other palm oil free products. Check out:

Enjoy peanut butter as part of a breakfast without palm oil.

Peanut Butter No Palm Oil

We are happy to be able to find peanut butter without palm oil and hope these companies keep these products free from palm. Remember, always check labels. 

Companies are adding palm oil to their products all the time. It’s a cheap and versatile oil.

palm oil free nut butters

You can find palm oil free peanut butter when you read the labels.

Many of our once-favorite products have started using palm oil; it’s even in beverages.

Reach out to companies to let them know you want them to make their peanut butter and other products without palm oil.

Best Peanut Butter

Many companies include palm oil in peanut butter.

Avoid NO STIR labeling. Avoid PEANUT BUTTER SPREADS. Read labels.

We believe in choosing products without palm oil and are happy to find palm free peanut butter. We think it’s the best peanut butter for our planet.

Whether you experience allergic reactions from palm oil, believe you have a palm oil intolerance, or avoid it for environmental reasons, it’s a good choice to choose peanut butter without palm oil. If you have a high performance food processor, you can easily learn how to make peanut butter yourself.

Our son gets sick from anything with palm oil in it. It negatively affects his health in many different ways.

Learn more about his palm oil allergy here. Eating often a challenge because palm oil ingredients are so common in foods, including Natural Flavors, spices, etc. This is a list of what he eats. 

These are items we use which make it easier to avoid palm oil.

Remember to support these nut butters, protein spreads, and peanut butter brands without palm oil. Also, support Palm Oil Free labeling.

Please share in the Comments why you seek these products. If you know of any other brands of no palm oil peanut butter, please make a Comment as well.

Note, we are not medical professionals. This is not medical advice. Please consult with your physician. The information is based on our own Internet research, reading labels in stores, and reaching out to companies. Use this as a reference point. This list is not guaranteed.

You will know for sure a product is truly Palm Oil Free is if it has earned the certification trademark from the International Palm Oil Free Certification Trademark which is recognized in 20+ countries. 

Also, the Orangutan Alliance certifies products Palm Oil Free. Figg & Fog Peanut Butter is Certified Palm Oil Free through Orangutan Alliance.

Remember, it’s essential to read the ingredients before you buy anything. But at least with peanut butter, it IS possible to find it without palm oil. Do not buy PB spreads though!

Rocco

Friday 4th of August 2023

I now seem to remember that Walmart had a Smuckers "JUST PEANUTS" PB when I was buying PB there several months ago. Walmart also had Laura Scudder PB -- my choice for years. I noticed that LS was also made by Smuckers. There didn't seem to be any difference between the 2 products and the price was the same. So, I stayed with my usual PB. I usually buy groceries at HEB -- it's a lot closer to my house -- but it didn't have LS in stock on that particular shopping trip. Hence going to Walmart for PB that time. I also have to go to Walmart or further away to Sprouts to buy "regular" steel cut oatmeal since the nearest HEB doesn't seem to ever have it in stock -- just about 30 other oatmeal versions with additives or quick or instant versions. The other further away HEBs might have it. Even Target has it.

Rocco

Friday 4th of August 2023

Laura Scudder PB is just made from peanuts and is now made by Smuckers. Used to be made by Bama. This is just about the only "JUST PEANUTS" PB I can buy locally, but I'll look for Crazy Richard at Walmart. It looks a bit less expensive.

editor

Sunday 6th of August 2023

Thanks so much for taking the time to write in! I have Laura Scudder Peanut Butter in my fridge as I type this. I've been buying it for years and thought I included it on this list. Many, many thanks!

Rachel

Sunday 19th of February 2023

What are your thoughts about Costco Organic Creamy Peanut Butter? Is it palm free?

editor

Monday 27th of February 2023

I am not sure about Costco Organic Creamy Peanut Butter. I will look the next time I go there and report back. (I just went yesterday, so it will be a few weeks.) If you go there, look on the label. If it says Organic Peanuts and Salt without anything else, it should be fine.

I found their Kirkland Signature Organic Creamy Peanut Butter online and the ingredients state: Dry Roasted Organic Peanuts and Sea Salt. I'm not sure how current the photo is. Always check on the label of the product you intend to buy.

Doug

Saturday 28th of May 2022

I don’t see Smuckers Natural Peanut Butter listed. Only peanuts and a little salt. Why wouldn’t you list one that is carried at many grocery stores and is quite affordable?

editor

Friday 10th of June 2022

Thank you for writing in with your suggestion for a natural peanut butter without palm oil. I am so happy to see Smuckers makes this peanut butter palm oil free. I agree that it is important to add products that are readily available and affordable. I will add it to our post this weekend!

Lesley wilkes

Saturday 8th of January 2022

I had an allergy to sesame in 2006. No previous food allergies. Hives/ lips tongue. 2018 I had a reaction to safe food. Severe gastro- dizziness/ severe reaction. Abdominal pain. Allergist and I felt it was coconut. I react bad to smell of coconut. 2019. Same severe reaction. Palm oil in my gravy mix…. That I have used for years. The part In your article of 2018 FDA stopped trans fats and companies moved to palm oil. 2018. The year I started my allergy. I have been down the same road, My Allergist saying it’s not possible. The smell of something cooking with palm makes me nauseated instantly. My tongue goes numb. I react to coconut and palm and all it’s derivatives. I can share my findings. I live in Canada. I reacted to dairy, butter , cream. I discovered, that Canadian Dairy farmers feed their cattle palm oil! Organic cream is safe for me - they can’t find a cheap organic palm to feed the organic cattle.