While most of us are familiar with commercialized spreads sold on the average grocery shelf, Artisan Spreads start to gain attention in Malaysia due to their interesting flavors. If you are looking for something other than your ordinary butter spread, this list would be totally worth exploring. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the sort of artisan spreads available in Malaysia thanks to our talented homegrown spread makers!
1) Carver’s Homemade Nut Butters
Be warned that once you give Carver’s Homemade Nut Butters a try, you might be hooked on it forever. Thanks to the persistency of the founders of using fresh and premium ingredients to create each jar of mouth-watering nut butter spread filled with natural flavour. Promising to use no hydrogenated agents, preservatives or additives, their range of products today includes cashew butter, almond butter, and peanut butter.
2) Joey’s Homemade Peanut Butter
Dubbed one of the most amazing homemade peanut butters, Joey’s Homemade Peanut Butter will make you dip your finger in the jar, scoop up a dollop and stuff it in your mouth. It is just that good according to their diehard fans. Others have attributed its goodness to the smooth and creamy texture which is not too overly sweet.
3) Five & Two Foods (non-halal)
If you are a fan of bacon and if you fancy something that isn’t available at the average grocery shelf, look no further than Five & Two Foods. Inspired by the realisation that everyday food needed a little special twist, Five & Two Foods have 8 types of bacon flavoured jams. Some of their jams have alcohol mixed in them too, like beer, whisky, and wine. Other than jams, they also provide catering services, cakes and cupcakes.
4) Dennis & Sons by Fifth Palate
Fifth Palate is a neighbourhood eatery that is known for their delectable Asian Fusion dishes, but besides that, the Fifth Palate also produces their own range of spreads. Available in mind-blowing flavours such as “Rojak Sauce”, “Chunky Peanut Butter” and “Aubergine Chutney”, they’ll make a good complement to your meals especially for Western breakfasts or brunches.
Founded by two humble butter-makers, Amelia Sia and Lee Xin Yi, Sapu-lah is known for their “Homemade Garlic & Herb Butter”. With 250g of goodness in a jar, according to the founders, the flavoured butter can be used beyond just spreading it on toast. It can be used as meat marinade or a substitute for cooking oil.
6) Jobbie’s Nut Butter
At Jobbie’s Nut Butter, only the best is good enough. Making 100% homemade peanut butter that vows to make you drool for more, Joseph and Debbie (which is combined to be “Jobbie”) are committed to make the tastiest, healthiest and most delicious homemade peanut butter. Without using any harmful preservatives, artificial flavours or chemicals, Jobbie takes pride in continuously improving their peanut butter recipe to wow you.
7) Nuts Enough
From their name, one can easily tell what’s in store. That right, nutty products! Nuts Enough offers their yummy snacks in two ranges: “Sinfully Indulgent” and “Healthy Goodness”. This includes nut spreads, baked tortilla chips, baked goods, and flavoured nuts. Each product is made with one thing in mind, “minimise the nasties without skimping on taste”. This goes hand in hand with their mission to show the world that healthy eating need not be boring and bland.
Founded in 2013, Mangolicious offers a tasty range of homemade mango jams and chutneys. With their mission to use the best ingredients to make delicious yet healthy jams, you can be assured of their utmost quality. What makes buying from them even more special is the fact that RM1 would be donated to Reach Out Malaysia for each jar sold. So not only do you get to savour the goodness of a pure mango jam, but you also get to do a small act of charity.
9) Michelle’s Artisan Fruit Spread
The simple and straightforward way of describing their fruit spread—handmade, all natural, all fruit, low sugar, and no artificial preservatives. The more detailed way of describing their fruit spread is that it is made by gently cooking in fruits’ natural juices to preserve its sweet aroma and texture, resulting in a spread that is full of fruit flavour and fresh in taste. The spreads are made in small batches and no water is added during the cooking process so it’s not diluted.
10) Straits Heritage Foods
Straits Heritage Foods is founded by a Nyonya girl in Malaysia whose ultimate passion lies in food. While enjoying her newfound freedom after departing from a long corporate career, she found that her happiest times were when a good group of friends would drive to every nook and corner just to get a taste of what Klang Valley has to offer. Ultimately though, nothing beats the familiar, comforting scent of simmering spices in her mother’s wok, wafting from the kitchen of her parents’ house.