Next Stop: Atlanta! Betsy’s Best® Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters Founder and Dietitian Betsy Opyt Featured as a Speaker at the Atlanta Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo, May 20-21

Gluten Free & Allergy Free Expo in Atlanta Georgia

Registered Dietitian and former Miss Indiana Betsy Opyt will present on Nutrient Dense & Gluten Free Foods at the GFAF Expo in Atlanta, GA, May 20-21, 2017. Betsy is Founder and CEO of Naples, FL-based Betsy’s Best® Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters.

Naples, FL (May 4, 2017) — Registered Dietitian and former Miss Indiana Betsy Opyt is on a mission to engage the Atlanta community in just how delicious, versatile and nutritious nut and seed butters and gluten free foods can be. She’ll be showcasing her all-natural, Non-GMO Project Verified, Betsy’s Best® Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters at the Atlanta Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly (GFAF) Expo, held at the Cobb Galleria Centre, May 20-21, 2017.

Show attendees will have the opportunity to meet Betsy and taste her award-winning Gourmet Almond Butter and other delicious flavors including Gourmet Cashew Butter, Peanut Butter and Sunflower Seed Butter. GFAF participants also can learn about healthy, easy-to-prepare recipes that take nut and seed butters above-and-beyond your typical spreads, appealing to both kids and adults.

The Atlanta event opens to the public at 10:00 am each morning and features product sampling, educational classes and cooking exhibitions. Visit Betsy’s Best® Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters at Booth #112 at the GFAF Expo in Atlanta, GA, May 20-21, 2017.

Betsy’s Presentation, “Nutrient Dense & Gluten Free Foods,” will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2017, 3:00-4:00 pm at the Cobb Galleria Centre. The talk will provide tips on how to optimize a gluten free diet with functional foods.

“Our Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters were created with gluten free, health-conscious consumers in mind,” says Betsy Opyt. “I know how difficult it can be for people with food sensitivities to find delicious and nutritious products that also meet our everyday, on-the-go lifestyles,” she adds.

In addition to interacting with the Atlanta gluten free community at the GFAF Expo, Betsy will be visiting the Atlanta Community Food Bank to donate 20 cases of her Gourmet Peanut Butter – peanut butter is a much needed product – and to raise awareness of the food bank’s work in serving food pantries, community kitchens, childcare centers, night shelters and senior centers throughout 29 counties in metro Atlanta and north Georgia. “Food banks are critical resources for low income and food insecure families, and the Atlanta Community Food Bank distributes over 60 million meals each year to more than 750,000 people. We are humbled and honored to help,” said Opyt.

Gluten Free … and Gourmet

The “free-from” trend has been gaining steam in recent years as more and more Americans continue to be affected by food allergies, food intolerances and chronic diseases. The market is shifting toward greater food transparency as consumers are asking companies to explain what’s in their products, the rationale behind each ingredient and how products are made.

Rethinking classic seed and nut butters, Betsy’s Best® has added unique flavors and superfoods including cinnamon or cardamom, chia seeds, Himalayan pink salt and organic honey. All Betsy’s Best® Gourmet Nut and Seed Butter products are Non-GMO Project Verified and made without palm oil – a controversial ingredient that appears in a number of other nut butter brands.

Betsy’s Best® Gourmet Almond Butter was recognized in October 2016 as the first recipient of the ChefsBest Quality in Craft Award in a blind taste test by an expert panel of Certified Master Tasters.

To help customers and fans get the most out of their beloved spreads, Betsy Opyt herself has hand-crafted over 60 recipes that are available online at www.BetsysBest.com, on YouTube and featured on Carolina Kitchen on WLOS TV, an ABC TV affiliate.

Kroger to Stock Shelves with Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut Butters

Select stores will carry Betsy’s Best Gourmet Almond Butter and Cashew Butter.  The nut butters are gluten-free, non-GMO and feature delicious, all-natural superfood ingredients.

NAPLES, FL – Betsy’s Best announced today that Kroger, one of the world’s largest grocery retailers, will soon carry two of their gourmet nut butters. The Cincinnati, Ohio, based grocer will stock Betsy’s Best Gourmet Almond Butter and Gourmet Cashew Butter in select locations across the United States. 

It was a passion for health—and a bit of desperation—that led President and CEO Betsy Opyt to develop Betsy’s Best. A registered dietitian, she couldn’t find an all-natural nut or seed butter that tasted great, and she wasn’t willing to sacrifice high quality ingredients for flavor. She also had a bigger problem on her hands—a daughter who wouldn’t eat peanut butter. That’s when Betsy took to her kitchen. 

“I’ve been putting a healthy twist on favorite recipes since college—my friends used to call me ‘Betsy Crocker’,” Opyt explains. “Peanut butter is an all-American staple, so school lunches and snacks were a challenge with my daughter. I started experimenting in the kitchen, combining superfoods like chia seeds and cinnamon with high quality ingredients including Himalayan pink salt and organic honey. My daughter and family loved what came out of my Vitamix® so much that I couldn’t make it fast enough!”

Betsy’s Best has no partially hydrogenated soybean oil, high fructose corn syrup, or trans fats, and they are gluten free. What they do have is all-natural, non-GMO ingredients sourced from responsible, honest and healthy vendors, and a “craveability” factor thanks to their unique flavors and textures. Betsy’s Best Gourmet Almond Butter features cinnamon, while the Cashew Butter uses cardamom for a savory taste.

In fact, Betsy’s Best Gourmet Almond Butter was recently awarded the ChefsBest Quality in Craft Award from the ChefsBest Center for Taste in San Francisco. According to ChefsBest’s Certified Master Tasters, Betsy’s Best Gourmet Almond Butter’s rich texture and flavor surpassed the quality standards set at the beginning of the evaluation.

Opyt chose ingredients like cinnamon and cardamom not just for their delicious flavor, but because these superfood ingredients have amazing health benefits as well. Cinnamon helps regulate blood sugar, which is helpful for diabetes, reduces LDL cholesterol and helps alleviate arthritis pain. It’s also a good source of fiber, calcium, iron and manganese. The Indian spice cardamom is one of the healthiest herbs on the planet. Related to ginger, cardamom combats nausea, acidity, bloating, gas, heartburn, loss of appetite, constipation and much more. It also helps the body eliminate waste through the kidneys.

After working so diligently to create a product that is just as delicious as it is healthy, Opyt couldn’t be more excited about joining the Kroger family.

“Kroger was built by a man whose motto was ‘Be particular. Never sell anything you would not want yourself’,” says Opyt. “We feel the same way at Betsy’s Best which is why we’re excited for this retail partnership. Barney Kroger changed the way Americans buy groceries, and we’re honored to be affiliated with such an innovative and reputable grocer.”

About Kroger

Kroger, one of the world’s largest retailers, employs nearly 400,000 associates who serve customers in 2,623 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 34 states and the District of Columbia under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, Harris Teeter, Jay C, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith’s.  The company also operates 781 convenience stores, 327 fine jewelry stores, 1,350 supermarket fuel centers and 37 food processing plants in the U.S.  Recognized by Forbes as the most generous company in America, Kroger supports hunger relief, breast cancer awareness, the military and their families, and more than 30,000 schools and community organizations. Kroger contributes food and funds equal to 200 million meals a year through more than 100 Feeding America food bank partners. A leader in supplier diversity, Kroger is a proud member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber’s Million Dollar Club.  

Betsy’s Best—A Gourmet Nut and Seed Butter Company Created by Former Miss Indiana—Hits Shelves at Marsh Supermarkets

NAPLES, FL – Betsy’s Best, maker of delicious and nutritious gourmet nut and seed butters, announced today their most recent partnership with Marsh Supermarkets, the Indianapolis, Indiana, based grocer. Betsy’s Best Gourmet Almond and Peanut Butters are now available in select Marsh locations throughout Indiana. 

Although this is the first grocery chain in Indiana to sell Betsy’s Best, President and CEO Betsy Opyt is no stranger to the state. A native of Peru, Indiana, and a Ball State University graduate with a degree in dietetics, Opyt was crowned Miss Indiana in 2000. During her reign, she traveled the state on behalf of the Indiana Department of Education to teach children about the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

It is her lifelong interest in nutrition that inspired Opyt to create Betsy’s Best. Frustrated by the lack of healthy, great tasting nut butters available, Betsy was motivated to create an all-natural alternative that she felt good about feeding her daughter.

“As a registered dietitian, I know what all those hard to pronounce words on a label mean,” Opyt explains. “But you don’t need a certification to know that partially hydrogenated soybean oil, high fructose corn syrup, and trans fats aren’t good for you. I set out to make nut and seed butters with tasty and healthy ingredients that my family loves to eat.”

The recipes she concocted in her Vitamix® became Betsy’s Best. Each flavor features all natural and delicious non-GMO ingredients, including Himalayan pink salt, chia seeds, cinnamon and honey, sourced from responsible, honest and healthy vendors. All of the products are gluten free.

“We sold our first jar of Betsy’s Best at a farmer’s market in Naples,” said Opyt. “Now we’re in stores throughout the country, but launching in Indiana is the icing on the peanut butter cake. It’s a homecoming for me, and I couldn’t be more honored to introduce Betsy’s Best to my fellow Hoosiers in partnership with Marsh. Their commitment to quality and community support is inspiring. We couldn’t be happier to find a retail partner whose principles align so closely with our own.”

Marsh shares the sentiment.  

“We’re excited to work with a company that has such deep roots in Indiana,” says Mary Lovell, Grocery Business Manager. “Betsy has created a delicious product made with the finest ingredients, and we think our shoppers will love it just as much as we do. Our goal is to provide the best selection of products for our customers, and Betsy’s Best is another great addition to the Marsh family.”

 

About Marsh Supermarkets

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Marsh operates 72 Marsh Supermarkets and O’Malia Food Markets in Indiana and Ohio, with 38 Indiana pharmacy locations. Marsh has the distinction of being the first grocery store in the world to use electronic scanners to ring up purchases.  Nearly 6,000 employees serve two million customers each week.

 

Betsy’s Best® Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters Says No to GMOs

Betsy’s Best® Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters showcases company values for healthy, clean ingredients by becoming Non-GMO Project Verified.

Naples, FL (February 7, 2017) — Betsy’s Best®, maker of nutritious and delicious Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters, recently received Non-GMO Project Verification for all of its products. The Non-GMO Project Standard provides ongoing verification for all ingredients as well as facility inspections and annual audits to ensure that the highest possible standards for GMO avoidance are met. The Non-GMO Project Verification seal will appear on store shelves this spring.

Betsy's Best Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters are NonGMO Project Verified

“As a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, I am concerned when I see ingredients junking up healthy and delicious foods like nut butters,” says Betsy Opyt, President, CEO and Founder of Betsy’s Best® Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters. “Our company is dedicated to being wholesome and transparent, and that’s why we are committed to Non-GMO. Our customers deserve the best,” she adds. “It’s in our name!”

In addition to being Non-GMO Project Verified, Betsy’s Best® products, including Almond Butter, Cashew Butter, Seed Butter, and Peanut Butter, are made without hydrogenated soybean oil and palm oil, two controversial ingredients often found in nut butters. Instead, consumers will find superfood-packed ingredients, including chia seeds, organic honey, cinnamon, cardamom and Pink Himalayan salt, that result in unique tasting Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters that are nutritious and delicious, appealing to adults as well as kids.

Consumers can find a complete list of ingredients at BetsysBest.com, and Non-GMO Project Verification status at NonGMOProject.org.

Award-Winning Taste
Betsy’s Best® Gourmet Almond Butter was recognized in October 2016 as the first recipient of the ChefsBest Quality in Craft Award in a blind taste test by an expert panel of Certified Master Tasters.

Betsy’s Best® Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters are available online at www.BetsysBest.com and in leading retailers including Kroger, Whole Foods Market (Florida), Bristol Farms, Ingles Markets, Vons, Ralph’s, Lowe’s, City Market, King Sooper, Fred Meyer, Pavilions, Harris Teeter and other leading natural, organic and specialty food stores; and through distributors including UNFI, KeHE, Haddon House, Gourmet Merchants and others. The company has expanded from 58 stores at the beginning of 2016 to nearly 2,100 stores in 35 states today. For wholesale inquiries contact info@BetsysBest.com, tel 888.685.8292. 

Betsy’s Best Launches New Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter

Betsy’s Best Launches New Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter

Betsy’s Best has officially launched its new toasted coconut cashew butter. Coconut has become a lasting trend, and for good reason. It’s delicious and nutritious – and even more so as its tropical flavor blends delightfully with cashews, pink Himalayan sea salt and chia seeds in Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter with Chia Seeds, the newest flavor offering from Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters.

New Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter

Betsy’s Best will release its new nut butter on Amazon before introducing it at the world’s largest natural, organic and healthy products event, Natural Products Expo West, March 8-11, 2018, in Anaheim, CA. Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter will be available in 12 oz. jars. For a limited time only Save 33% OFF your Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter order on Amazon and Amazon Prime! Enter code COCOCASH at checkout, offer expires end of day Feb. 5, 2018.

Not Your Average Toast Topper

Made with cashews, toasted coconut and chia seeds and NO artificial flavors, colors, GMOs or high fructose corn syrup, the new flavor is suitable for vegans and is sure to be a hit among nut butter fans. Like Betsy’s Best’s other products, the company’s fifth product introduction boasts the same sweet and salty balance that fans across the country rave about and retailers are stocking up on. “I live in Southwest Florida where coconut trees are everywhere,” says Betsy, who, inspired by her family, developed the recipes for all Betsy’s Best products. “I have always loved the flavor of coconut, and it is a perfect compliment to a roasted cashew. The toasted coconut adds another dimension of texture and flavor along with the light crunch of chia seeds. This is a decadent yet healthful experience, and a flavor profile like no other butter I have created.”

Where Superfoods Meet Gourmet Tastes

A Registered and Licensed Dietitian with a background in clinical nutrition therapy, Certified Diabetes Educator, mother, fitness trainer and former Miss Indiana, Betsy Opyt is on a mission to help people eat healthier. As a result Betsy’s unique products are made from the finest whole food ingredients that are not only delicious but also nutritious…and fun. Betsy’s innovative and delicious spreads – Almond Butter with cinnamon, Cashew Butter with chia seeds, Sunflower Seed Butter with organic honey, and Peanut Butter with a hint of pink Himalayan salt – are packed with good-for-you superfoods that are free from partially hydrogenated soybean oil, high fructose corn syrup and palm oil – a controversial ingredient often found in other natural and conventional nut butter brands. For more than 60 hand crafted recipes and to learn more about Betsy’s Best, visit www.BetsysBest.com and connect on social media.

A Modern Twist on an Old Classic: Betsy’s Best Transforms the ‘PB&J’ into a Healthy, Gourmet Treat at the MetroCooking DC Show, December 9-10

A Modern Twist on an Old Classic: Betsy’s Best Transforms the ‘PB&J’ into a Healthy, Gourmet Treat at the MetroCooking DC Show, December 9-10

Registered Dietitian and food entrepreneur Betsy Opyt will present “The PB&J Gourmet Experience” at Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters Booth #1139 at the Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show, Dec. 9-10, 2017, at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

Naples, FL (Dec. 4, 2017) – The ultimate food lover’s weekend returns to the Washington, DC, Convention Center where Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters founder and CEO, Betsy Opyt, will be sampling her sweet and salty spreads including Almond Butter, Cashew Butter, Sunflower Seed Butter and Peanut Butter with jellies and jams from World of Chia and artisan sprouted grain Bread Crisps from Angelic Bakehouse.

Dubbed “The PB&J Gourmet Experience,” the creative tasting experience presented by Betsy’s Best at the upcoming MetroCooking DC Show is an excellent example of healthy-foods-meets-gourmet-ingenuity during the two-day culinary extravaganza. Alongside cooking demos and book signings with top Celebrity Chefs, including Guy Fieri, host of the hit TV show Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, Betsy will showcase the versatility of her healthy and delicious gourmet products.

Now in its 12th year, the MetroCooking DC Show has grown significantly in popularity over recent years and has emerged as a top national event for foodies. The event draws thousands of visitors and features hundreds of vendors.

As a Registered and Licensed Dietitian and former Miss Indiana, Betsy Opyt has been touring the country sharing her passion for healthy, great-tasting spreads that make eating well a lot easier. Made with whole food ingredients and superfoods such as chia seeds and cardamom, Betsy’s Best Nut & Seed Butters have become a national hit because of their unique taste and texture that appeal to adults and kids alike. As an added bonus, Betsy’s products are also Non-GMO Project Verified, gluten free, and palm oil free.

“We cannot wait to be amongst some of America’s top culinary minds at the Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show,” says Betsy Opyt, founder and CEO of Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters. “To showcase our nut and seed butters in a truly innovative setting has motivated us to come up with some creative twists on a classic sandwich that everyone can enjoy – from the discerning foodie to the pickiest kid. Come explore healthy, gourmet food with us. You are going to love it!” she adds.