Better - A Butter Alternative™ is based in Hood River, Oregon. Inspired by a lifelong love of nature, animals, health and sustainability, our Founder, Maura Muhl, created a wonderful vegan butter.
Better - A Butter Alternative™ is part of the world’s rapidly growing desire for healthier, simpler, more natural products.
What's Better about it? It simply tastes better -- smoother, softer, richer, more flavorful -- It spreads better, melts better, cooks and browns better than butter. It has 17 calories less per serving than butter, and 3 grams less fat per serving than butter. It’s a great alternative for people with dairy allergies or those who are lactose intolerant. It is also much easier on the natural environment.
So, if you like butter, and who doesn't, you'll like this Better: vegan, 100% plant-based, made with organic ingredients; non-dairy, gluten-free, soy-free, no preservatives; Earth-friendly, animal-friendly; green and sustainable in both ingredients and packaging.
In the U.S., 415 million acres of land are used to raise livestock for food. It takes 665 gallons of water to make one pound of butter from cows vs. only 39 gallons of water to make one pound of vegetables. In animal agriculture, the biggest contributors of greenhouse gases are cows, responsible for 65% of the livestock sector’s emissions. In bringing vegetables to market, only about 25% of the greenhouse emissions are released compared to meat. Cows, for example, are tremendous emitters of methane.
We use recyclable 8-oz glass jars with an attractive label featuring a swirling vortex of creamy Better, symbolizing balance and harmony.
Our two 4-oz sticks have an outer recyclable package of soft, textured craft paper with a farm to table feel. Each stick of Better is wrapped in recyclable parchment paper and foil, and vacuum sealed in a biodegradable pouch for added freshness. Better - A Butter Alternative™ sticks are hand-crafted with care, and come complete with tablespoon markings and embossed numbers 1-8.
Currently, Better - A Butter Alternative™ can be found in local markets in Hood River and Portland.
Maura has been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers, including Bon Appetit and the Los Angeles Times, not only for her delicious products, but also for her leadership in supporting young entrepreneurs navigating their way into the food industry. She likes to donate part her profits from each sale toward helping animals.
Maura says: "I've always been interested in creating healthy food products, however, my most important product is Better - A Butter Alternative™. I have found a deep purpose in bringing Better - A Butter Alternative™ to my community, and hopefully to the rest of the world.”
This is how butter would taste, if it was Better.