Last Updated: Sep 8, 2020 @ 10:48 am.

Who makes the best organic peanut butter? We gathered popular organic peanut butter brands that are sometimes hard to find in stores and put them to a taste test with very picky peanut butter fans. Which tasted best? Had no added sugar? No GMO's? Here are the winners!

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Best No-GMO

Delicious! Gluten free, vegan
Loved this peanut butter for its overall taste—but it does have added sugar (2 grams) and palm oil, plus pink Himalayan salt. While most like the flavor, a few said it was a bit grainy.

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Best No-GMO: Organic Peanut Butter by Yumbutter

This organic peanut butter won over our taste testers with its overall flavor profile. It is the only non-GMO peanut butter we tasted.

Unlike the single ingredient 365 Organic Creamy Peanut Butter, Yumbutter has added organic coconut sugar, organic palm oil and pink Himalayan salt. We know additives like palm oil bother some folks, so heads up.

This peanut butter has 7 grams of protein per serving, as well as 15 grams of fat.

While most folks liked the flavor, a minority of our testers thought that it was a bit too grainy.

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Best No Added Sugar

Just organic peanuts
A great peanut butter that is single ingredient. No added sugar, palm oil or salt. 7 grams protein. Smooth and creamy . . . but too runny for some folks. Pricey.
$11.75 ($0.73 / Ounce)

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Best No Added Sugar: Spread the Love NAKED Organic Peanut Butter

The most difficult task for any peanut butter maker is how to do great taste. . . without adding a ton of sugar or salt.

Spread the Love NAKED Organic peanut butter accomplishes this better than most. This peanut butter has no junk: no palm oil, no added sugar or salt. It’s single ingredient is organic peanuts.

As a result, it is vegan, gluten-free and preservative free.

Yes, the oil separates and floats to the top: you have to stir it before serving.

As for taste, this peanut butter garnered a split opinion: while most liked it, a few critics thought it was too runny. And it is pricey.

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Best Valencia Peanut

Creamy and delicious
$15.98 ($0.29 / Ounce)

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Best Valencia Peanut: Kirkland Organic Creamy Peanut Butter

This peanut butter’s claim to fame is Valencia peanuts. What’s that? Valencia peanuts have a sweet flavor and are grown mostly in New Mexico.

While most peanut butters use some Valencia peanuts, Kirkland Organic Creamy Peanut Butter is all Valencia, all the time.

We loved the flavor—it is delicious.

Critics note it included add salt—85 mg per serving, which is the highest among the peanut butters recommended in this article. It contains 8 grams of protein.

A few critics think this peanut butter is too oily. We see their point, but still think it is worthy of recommendation.

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