Betsy’s Best Gourmet Almond Butter Honored as First Recipient of ChefsBest Quality in Craft Award

The Award Recognizes Newer, Artisan Brands for High-Quality Food Products Through Expert Panel Evaluation by Certified Master Tasters®.

San Francisco, Oct. 13, 2016 – In a blind taste test of almond butter with inclusions conducted by Certified Master Tasters at the ChefsBest Center for Taste in San Francisco, Betsy’s Best® Gourmet Almond Butter surpassed quality standards to become the inaugural recipient of the newly established ChefsBest Quality in Craft Award.

According to ChefsBest’s Certified Master Tasters, Betsy’s Best Gourmet Almond Butter has a rich texture that is both crunchy and thick with strong notes of cinnamon, almond and toasted characters. It remained flavorful when served on whole wheat toast and was defined as both sweet and salty. These characteristics are what led to the product surpassing quality standards as compared to the quality definition defined by the expert panel at the start of the evaluation.

The ChefsBest Quality in Craft Award is the newest award in the ChefsBest portfolio. Launched in August, the award utilizes the same proprietary judging method used when determining the prestigious and nationally recognized ChefsBest Best Taste and Excellence awards.

“We’re extremely proud to honor Betsy’s Best Gourmet Almond Butter with the first ChefsBest Quality in Craft Award,” said ChefsBest President and CEO Lisa Liguori. “High-quality products like their gourmet almond butter are exactly the kind of products we had in mind when the award was created. We’re excited to expand our mission of guiding consumers to the best tasting products in the grocery store by endorsing artisan brands like Betsy’s Best.”

Betsy’s Best, a Florida-based manufacturer of gourmet nut and seed butters, was founded by registered dietitian Betsy Opyt in 2012. Their gourmet products are currently sold in nearly 2,000 stores located throughout the United States and also available through their website and online retailers including Amazon.

“I first started making Betsy’s Best Gourmet Almond Butter in a blender in my kitchen with the idea of producing a healthy all-natural nut butter that my daughter would love.  To be endorsed by the professional tasters at ChefsBest is truly amazing” stated Betsy Opyt, a certified dietitian and founder of Betsy’s Best.  “It is truly an honor to have earned the ChefsBest Quality in Craft Award. The award validates our mission of delivering a unique combination of a sophisticated, gourmet flavor profile while using only all-natural super food ingredients.  We hope the Quality in Craft Award motivates foodies everywhere to give our almond butter a try.”

Brands that are interested in earning a Quality in Craft Award for their product, may submit a product for consideration via the ChefsBest website. To learn more about ChefsBest or the Quality in Craft Award, visit

To learn more about Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters, visit


About ChefsBest

ChefsBest identifies and honors the best tasting grocery products in order to support the companies that make them and the people who choose to select them. Through its headquarters in San Diego and the Center for Taste in San Francisco, the organization has judged thousands of grocery products and bestowed its Best Taste and Excellence awards on the highest-quality products since 2000. Through ChefsBest, brands can unlock coveted ad claims and consumers can garner insight they need to purchase the best-tasting and highest quality ingredients. ChefsBest awards are a nationally recognized trust mark used by numerous brands, both in and out of the grocery aisle. For more information, visit

About Betsy’s Best

Betsy’s Best® is a gourmet line of delicious nut and seed butters created by dietitian and 2015 Florida Young Mother of the Year, Betsy Opyt. Featuring a signature blend of distinctive, key ingredients like cinnamon and chia seeds, these nut and seed butters are healthy and uniquely flavorful.

The Betsy’s Best lineup includes Gourmet Peanut Butter, Almond Butter, Seed Butter and new Cashew Butter. For more than 60 hand-crafted recipes and to learn more about Betsy’s Best, go to Betsy’s Best products are the initial offerings of Healthy Concepts Food Company, LLC and available nationwide.