HANKS PROTEIN PLUS Spreads are the original, local Rhode Island High Protein Spread. HANK’S PROTEIN PLUS is packed with 10 grams of protein, Almond and Vegan have 11 grams, and 6-8 carbs with vegan containing 4 grams.
HANKS PROTEIN PLUS Spread is made with natural products, starting with a high quality split toasted / roasted blend of peanuts / almonds. We then add a high quality Whey Concentrate and Whey Isolate (Pea protein and Soy Isolate for vegan) combination to all our flavors.
HANKS PROTEIN PLUS does not add oil to the product like the competition does. Instead a formula was created that allows the natural nut oils to diffuse into the blend of nuts and protein. This translates into NO residual oil that sits on top of our product unlike the other 2 protein butter products out on the market. See for yourself…No other high protein spread uses this blend… Compare our product. You will select HANKS PROTEIN PLUS spread every time!
HANKS HIGH PROTEIN PLUS SPREAD is locally made product right here in Rhode Island and was originally intended for a few diabetic clients that I worked with on a nutritional level who needed more protein but without the junk that is in regular store bought peanut butter. It has evolved into a staple with athletes young and old because of its elevated levels of Protein (10 grams of protein per serving), low sugar, unique consistency and great taste. And finally it has become a constant in the daily diet of those who exercise/strength train on a regular basis. It is safe for children and is safe right up to the day of your competition. (Banana Vanilla Crumble, White Chocolate Pretzel and Chocolate Chip have 1 gram of sugar per 2 Tablespoons)
In 2015 “Almond” became one of our available selections, in fact, it was our only almond selection at the time. Our company was very small and almonds were on the precipice of increasing in cost. For a while the cost of almonds stayed the same and “Almond” was actually our #2 seller right behind Chocolate Chip.
Pretty amazing for a product with a higher price point. And at that time “Almond” was one of only 6 selections (Today we have 11). In the latter months of 2015 almonds skyrocketed in price per pound. So we had to make a decision. Sadly we needed to cut our Almond and concentrate on the nut butter spreads. As we began adding to our list of stores we began adding selections.
Almond is back and is now called Original Almond! Our thoughts are that our original Almond butter fans will recognize the name. It is now our 3rd high protein almond spread and it has already begun to fly off our shelves and store shelves. Original Almond presents a much different taste in comparison to our Chocolate Almond Crunch and our Almond Coconut Chip. We use a vanilla base of Isolate and concentrate whey protein added to our flavoring system and this allows Original Almond to offer lighter taste.
As everyone knows, almonds can be overpowering. Many people are hesitant in trying almond butter for that reason. With just the right amount of ingredients we have managed to slightly decrease the “power of the almond” and make this a selection worth waiting for. Original Almond Is Back!!
ALMOND COCONUT CHIP
I call this one “The Masterpiece”! Our second almond spread…..its almond butter on steroids! Throughout history there have been flavor combinations that have stood the test of time. Chocolate and peanut butter, vanilla and cinnamon, salt and caramel, apples and cinnamon….. and there are others.
The legacy of this almond butter is going to be well known someday because we have created the perfect marriage of almonds, vanilla, coconut and chocolate. Why these flavors? One day my beautiful wife said that we should make something that tastes as close to an Almond Joy as possible. She has the final word on all flavors, whether it is “right or not.” Needless to say I knew this one would take some time.
So we started with perfecting the blend of proteins. Manually mixing vanilla and coconut proteins takes more time than buying a premade one….but the blend is ours, formulated by us so the taste is perfect. The protein is then placed into our 60 quart mixer with almonds, flax, stevia and salt.
Lastly we grind each pound carefully making sure that a portion of the chocolate chips are dispersed evenly into the middle. Each pound is then topped with one ounce of the best desiccated coconut that I could find and another half-ounce of chocolate chips. I truly feel that we got this one as right as right can be. We hope you love them all.