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Justin’s Nut Butters & Dr. Kracker

Justin's Natural Nut Butters

Nut butters are a great source of calories and variety for your backpacking food bag. I’ve grown fond of Justin’s Natural Nut Butters over the past year after discovering them at my local REI. They are conveniently packaged in 1.15 oz single use packs and contain between 180-200 calories. The individual packets, appropriately called Squeeze Packs, are good because you can knead them before opening to ensure that the nut oil and the nut butter are fully mixed. I like eating them at lunch on a wrap or with crackers.

On my next trip, I’m going to be taking 4 different flavors of Justin’s: ¬†Honey Almond Butter, Classic Almond Butter, Maple Almond Butter and Honey Peanut Butter along with an excellent flatbread-style cracker that Grant Sible at Gossamer Gear just turned me onto, from none other than Doctor Kracker. These flat breads that are the size and thickness of a pop tart and pack about 100 calories each. They are delicious and crunchy and stand up to humidity well after opening.They come in 5 different flavors: Klassic 3-seed, Pumpkin Seed, Seeded Spelt, and Sunflower Cheddar. I like eating them with cheese, nut butters, and veggie spreads.

Disclosure: The author owns this product and purchased it using their own funds.


  1. Let me know how the crackers are. We used some of the Honey Peanut Butter a couple of trips back with some wheat flat bread to make pb & honey sandwiches. Worked out quite well and saves the mess from pb leaking all over a ziplock while it's in your pack.

  2. The crackers are GREAT. My only fear is that we'll eat them all before I leave for my trip this weekend!

  3. Wow, $20 plus shipping…I think I'll stick with my Ritz crackers. The nut butter looks good though, may have to check it out.

    @Chris Wallace – prevent issues with leaky peanut butter by using squeeze tubes like these – Coghlan's Squeeze Tubes

  4. Out here you can get Dr. Kracker in single serving packs at an independent chain of natural food stores.
    I too love Justin's – just wish someone would make cashew butter in single serving. Sigh!

  5. I love those crackers!

  6. Absolutely wonderful! Best snack I've found in years. Definitely not your run-of-the mill cracker. Loads of flavor. Great as a light lunch with a piece of fruit, yogart or even a can of sardines. Good curb of the appetite mid-afternoon. Klassic 3 Seed is my favorite but all the versions are very good.

  7. Just had some Dr. Ks and Justins this weekend. The great thing about the big crackers is that if you get tired from chewing them, you could also build a small hut with them! I eat them on and off the trail, enjoy!

  8. Took both on my recent Spring Break section hike on the AT! They are great. Scout troop loves em too.

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