REVIEW: American Dream Butter (High-Protein Nut Butter)

Flavors Tried: Breanne’s Blend Cookie Batter (Peanut Butter), Dunk a Spoon (Cashew Butter), Frosty Pebbles (Almond Butter)

Price: $14.99 per jar & $6.99 for 4oz sampler jar

Nutrition (for peanut butter blend): 145 Calories, 9g Fat, 4g Carbs (1g Fiber, 1g Sugar), 15g Protein

Dipping American Dream Butter

I’ve been seeing American Dream Butter all over social media for years now, and I finally caved and decided to give it a try.

For the most part, the nut butters that American Dream Butter sells are slightly higher in protein, but not incredibly high-protein like some other options out there.

However, they do have “Breanne’s Blend Cookie Batter” (pictured above) which is their high-protein option, so I absolutely had to try that flavor for review purposes.

I mean, look at these macros…

American Dream Butter Macros

Traditional peanut butter is around 200 calories and 8 grams of protein per serving, but this spread has only 145 calories and an impressive 15 grams of protein.

That means that if you enjoy two servings at a time (which I happily do when it comes to peanut butter), you’ll be consuming only 290 calories and 30 grams of protein- that’s amazing.

The protein content for each spread will vary depending on which flavor you choose and whether it is peanut butter, almond butter, or cashew butter. However, don’t expect to see 15 grams of protein in any of the other flavors.

For reference, here is an almond butter sample I tried:

American Dream Butter Almond Butter

For almond butter, 160 calories and almost 8 grams of protein is impressive, but not quite that 15 grams of protein we saw with the peanut butter.

Other flavors can have as little as 5 grams of protein, but overall, expect American Dream Butter to be slightly lower in calories and higher in protein than traditional nut butter spreads.

Anyway, that’s enough numbers for one day- on to the review! I tried one flavor of peanut butter, almond butter, and cashew butter, to give me a good feel for the products as whole…

Breanne’s Blend Cookie Batter (Peanut Butter) Review

Breanne's Blend Peanut Butter

Breanne’s Blend Cookie Batter is American Dream Butter’s blend with extra protein added, and with 15 grams of protein per serving, I was really excited to dig into this one.

The very first thing you notice about this peanut butter is just how jam-packed with mix-ins it is. With a ton of Oreo pieces and sprinkles seemingly throughout the entire jar, there’s really no way this could be bad.

Granted, it makes me question the low-calorie nature of this peanut butter considering the sheer amount of Oreos and sprinkles within it, but I’ll assume the macros are truthful until I learn otherwise.

American Dream Butter Peanut Butter

This peanut butter is absolutely delicious.

The base flavor definitely resembles cookies with a slight vanilla flavor to it, although if you’ve ever had high-protein peanut butter before, you’ll recognize the whey protein taste a little bit.

You can taste the stevia used to add sweetness to this peanut butter, but it’s not at all unpleasant or overpowering.

Overall, this tastes like peanut butter with some vanilla flavor added and a ton of Oreo chunks. Sprinkles don’t tend to add a ton of flavor, but it sure makes it fun.

With macros this good, I am happily working my way through this entire jar. If you want a decadent dessert, this surely delivers.

I will say that since it’s so sweet, it does limit the applications for this one a bit. For example, I can’t imagine using this for a peanut butter sandwich. But you’ll not be disappointed if you just enjoy this one with a spoon.

Dunk a Spoon (Cashew Butter) Review

Dunk a spoon cashew butter

Cashew butter is generally pretty low in protein, so seeing 7 grams of protein in this one is really exciting.

What’s also exciting is that I am a Millennial that grew up with Dunkaroos, so considering that’s the flavor of these (even though they can’t straight-up call it Dunkaroos), my expectations were super high.

American Dream butter Cashew Butter

Unfortunately, you’d never mistake this flavor for Dunkaroos. The thing that makes Dunkaroos so iconic is the dip, so it was disappointing to not any frosting mixed into this one.

There are sprinkles mixed in, but that seems to be it.

In terms of flavor, this is still delicious cashew butter. Overall, it mostly tastes like vanilla cashew butter, which is still a good thing.

Due to the sprinkles, I suppose there’s a slight sugar cookie flavor, but the sprinkles are minimal enough that it just feels like vanilla for the most part.

For the macros, this is still a solid choice for cashew butter, but definitely not the Dunkaroo flavor I was hoping for.

Frosty Pebbles (Almond Butter) Review

Frosty Pebbles American Dream Butter

Fruity Pebbles has always been one of my favorite cereals, so I was not going to miss the opportunity to try this almond butter.

Traditionally speaking, I find almond butter to be the inferior nut butter, so my expectations were adjusted accordingly. But if this one could at all resemble fruity pebbles, maybe it would change my feelings.

American Dream Butter Almond Butter

To be completely honest, this one was a huge miss for me.

In a blind taste test, I would have no idea that this wasn’t regular almond butter. Yes, almonds have a much stronger (and bitter) flavor than peanuts or cashews, so it’s expected for that to come through more, but no part of this spread resembles cereal.

There were some sprinkles in this almond butter, but they are few and far between.

Is it bad? No, if you like almond butter, this tastes just like quality almond butter. But when you a premium for a specific flavor, it’s very disappointing for it to not taste like that flavor.

The almond butter is a pass for me.

Overall Thoughts: American Dream Butter

Considering I only tried three flavors, it’s tough to evaluate this company as a whole. However, I did try all three types of nut butter, so I have a pretty good feeling for how these spreads hold up.

The peanut butter is absolutely delicious. While peanut butter is generally my favorite nut butter, the Breanne’s Blend flavor is top-notch. Between the generous amount of mix-ins and the insane macros, I absolutely recommend this one.

The cashew butter was really delicious, but the flavor fell short of my expectations. But if you’re someone who cannot do peanut butter, I definitely think the cashew butter is worth a try.

The almond butter I tried was a big disappointment. While not bad, it just tasted like regular almond butter. Hopefully it was just a fluke and the other options have more flavor to them, but as it stands right now, I wouldn’t recommend the almond butter.

If I get my hands on more flavors down the line and realize it was indeed a fluke, I’ll be sure to update this review.

In the meantime, if you’re in search of high-protein peanut butter, you have to go out and try Breanne’s Blend, because it’s legit.

American Dream Butter Peanut Butter
REVIEW: American Dream Butter (High-Protein Nut Butter)
With such a wide variety of flavors, American Dream Butter definitely has options for everyone. Some flavors are better than others, but these are really solid overall. Breanne's Blend Cookie Batter is one of the better high-protein peanut butters I've tried.
Flavor Accuracy
Overall Taste
The Good
Some flavors are very high in protein
Generous amount of mix-ins
No artificial taste or bitter aftertaste
The Bad
Overall flavor is lacking (some flavors taste like regular nut butter)
Not all options are high in protein
Gets pretty expensive
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