Big Spoon Roasters' Peanut Butter
Perhaps the current king of small batch nut roasters, Durham, NC's Big Spoon makes a peanut butter that is heavy on the roast and just about perfect on the honey and sea salt. The small, charmingly designed jars of must-stir butters are packed with a butter the consistency of brownie batter, crunchy and sweet but with the spotlight shining straight on a perfectly roasted peanut.
The gist: This is one of the priciest butters on this list, but also the one with the most flavor. Best enjoyed with a spoon, or, if you need an edible vehicle for your peanut butter, maybe a crisp celery stick.
Price: $9.95 for a 10 oz. jar.