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Like butta’: Idaho company offers organic butter spreads made of plants

In our Get Local series, we look at the products that you see on stores’ shelves and that are made in Idaho. One of those is Melt Organic’s plant-based, non-dairy butter product.

Founded in Boise in 2010, the company now has an office downtown on Bannock St. and a production facility in Caldwell.

“For most of us, Boise is home. I hope I speak for the team, we are all so passionate about the brand, our products, and team members, the perk is being able to do it all in our hometown,” Director of Brand Marketing Brittney Fischer said.

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Plant-based butter

Melt Organic’s butter products are free of dairy, soy, nuts, gluten, and cholesterol.

“Compared to dairy butter, it has half the saturated fats, and those are all the good fats – mono and poly that comes from the organic cold-pressed coconut oil that also give the butter a creamy and tasty mouthfeel with sunflower oil to bring out the buttery taste,” Fischer said.

Other ingredients used include oil taken from sunflowers, palm fruits, and flaxseed.

Melt Organic has four different butter products including a butter spread, a probiotic spread, salted butter sticks, and unsalted butter sticks.

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“Our butter sticks are the ideal butter when it comes to baking and cooking as it is a one-to-one substitution for dairy butter when baking or cooking,” Fischer said.

You can find Melt Organic products at Albertsons and the Boise Co. Op. And this year, there will be a new product on the shelves – a plant-based cheese spread.

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Anna Daly is a reporter for BoiseDev. She's an Emmy-winning journalist, and a professor at the College of Western Idaho. Contact her at [email protected].

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