Fatso FAQs

About Fatso

What is Fatso?

Fatso is an all-natural peanut butter enriched with plant-based super fats. Peanut butter is great on its own but we are all looking for efficient yet tasty ways to pack all of our desired health benefits into one tidy spoonful. Fatso uses healthy fats such as coconut oil, avocado oil and MCT oil plus the added fibery goodness of chia and flax to give you a nutrient dense, intensely delicious, and cost conscious nut butter without any sugar or palm oils. Its peanut butter but way better.

Where did the name Fatso come from?

Fatso refers to all of the good fats we put into our peanut butter. All that good FAT and SO delicious: FATSO!

How did Fatso get started?

Our Founder and CEO, Jill Van Gyn, started her operation out of the back of a health food restaurant in Victoria BC in 2016. All she wanted to do was offer a better peanut butter to her family and friends. So many people were moving away from peanut butter and investing their health and money into expensive nut butters like almond and cashew that were running upwards of $20 a jar. Spoon to spoon, however, peanut butter is just as healthy as its costly competitors. Peanuts are rich in antioxidants, minerals, protein and fiber but costs, well...peanuts! Jill’s goal with Fatso was to offer a super healthy peanut butter that checked all the boxes (vegan, gluten free, non-GMO, keto) and price it in a way that made it as accessible as possible. Today Fatso can be found in every province across Canada, at Whole Foods in Washington and Oregon and is available in both the US and Canada via Amazon or Shopify.

Finding Fatso

Where can I buy Fatso?

You can buy it directly from us here!

You can also find it available from Amazon.

To find a Fatso retailer near you in the US and Canada, please use our store locator. 
If you can't find it near your house, fill out this product request form and take it to your local retailer and ask them to carry us!

Is Fatso available outside of North America?

We currently don't ship overseas.

Allergies & Dietary Restrictions

Are Fatso products Gluten-free?

Yes, all Fatso products are certified gluten-free.

Are Fatso products 100% Vegan?

Yes, all Fatso products are certified vegan.

Are Fatso products Kosher?

Yes, all Fatso products are certified kosher.

Are Fatso products non-GMO?

Yes, all Fatso products are certified non-GMO.

Is Fatso safe to feed children?

Yes, many children eat this product but always be sure to check with your doctor first in case you have any further questions or concerns.

Can I give Fatso to my dog/pets?

You sure can but please remember that every animal is different and its best test slowly or check with your vet to make sure the ingredients are compatible with your pet.

Ingredients & Processing

How is Fatso made?

Fatso is made with all-natural peanuts and enriched with plant-based super fats including coconut oil, avocado oil, MCT oil, chia seeds, flax seeds, and a prebiotic fiber.

What are the ingredients?

Classic
Peanuts, Organic coconut oil, Tapioca fiber (isomalto oligosaccharide), Avocado oil, Chia seeds, Ground flax seeds, Medium chain triglycerides oil, Natural coconut flavour. May contain: Tree nuts, Soy.

Cocoa
Peanuts, Cocoa butter, Unsweetened chocolate, Tapioca fiber (isomalto oligosaccharides), Ground flax, Chia seeds, Sunflower lecithin, Medium chain triglycerides oil. May contain: Tree nuts, Soy.

Crunchy Salted Caramel
Peanuts, Peanut pieces, Organic coconut oil, Tapioca fiber (isomalto-oligosaccharide), Pink Himalayan salt, Avocado oil, Chia seeds, Ground flax seeds, Medium chain triglycerides oil, Natural salted caramel flavour. May contain: Tree nuts, Soy.

What is the nutritional information?

What is MCT oil?

MCT stands for Medium Chain Triglycerides, which is a derivative from coconuts. MCT oil is on of the only types of fat that, as it converts to keytones, penetrates the blood brain barrier. MCT oil is used to help support cognitive function, cholesterol levels, and energy and endurance levels.

What type of sweetener is in Fatso products/how is it sweetened?

Fatso uses IMO or isomalto-oligosaccharide, a dietary fiber derived from tapioca.

What is IMO?

IMO or isomalto-oligosaccharide is a dietary fiber derived from tapioca and is used as an all-natural sweetener and source of fiber in Fatso. It provides a little bit of sweetness without the caloric punch of sugar and has a low glycemic index.

Are Fatso products organic?

To date our only ingredient that is organic is our coconut oil. The reasons we have opted to forgo organic ingredients is because it is cost prohibitive. One of our main goals at Fatso is to keep health food as accessibly prices as possible. To make our product wholly organic would price many people out of the market. As such, we have opted to focus on high quality ingredients that are cost-effective resulting in a healthful yet affordable option when compared to almond or cashew butters.

Where does Fatso source its peanuts?

Our peanuts are 100% sourced from the USA with most of the farms located in Alabama.

What is the source of your natural flavors?

The natural flavorings component included in our flavors, is a mixture of natural chemical molecules (extracted from botanical materials) which together give the needed taste such as coconut or salted caramel. All of our flavourings are FDA approved essential oils or powders derived from plant botanicals.

Do Fatso products contain caffeine?

No, Fatso products do not contain caffeine.

Is there sugar or palm oil in Fatso products?

Nope! There is no added sugar and no palm oil in any of our products.

Packaging, Storage & Freshness

What is the shelf life of Fatso Products?

Fatso products have a 1-year shelf life.

Do you have to refrigerate after opening?

Fatso Classic and Fatso Crunchy Salted Caramel can be kept in the cupboard for up to 3 months or in the fridge depending on if you like it nice and runny (cupboard) or soft and creamy (fridge). Fatso Cocoa should be kept in the cupboard for best consistency as we use real cocoa butter which will harden up in the fridge.

Why does Fatso use plastic bottles and are you looking for more climate friendly alternatives?

We are very conscious of our use of plastic and are consistently looking for ways to improve our carbon footprint. We are hoping to move to 60-100% post consumer plastic as soon as we are able. Many people ask us to go glass but there are a few reasons we don’t do this: It is extremely expensive, the breakage is costly and wasteful, and the carbon footprint to transport glass jars across North America exceeds that of plastic jars. We are always looking for better, cleaner, and creative ways to offset our carbon footprint and will keep you updated with any developments.

Is Fatso product packaging recyclable?

Yes Fatso’s jar is recyclable. We highly suggest that you run it through the dishwasher or clean it out fully in order to give the jar the best possible chance at being fully recycled.

DID YOU KNOW? You Fatso lid fits any conventional mason jar. Great for a Fatso smoothie or overnight oats on the go!

Ways to use Fatso

How can I use Fatso?

Fatso is a very versatile nut butter - use it in your smoothies, slather on toast, mix into your oatmeal or yogurt, dip fruit, or just get real with yourself and eat it straight off the spoon. Fatso is great for baking too. Try bars, power balls, banana breads, cookies or fat bombs! Or use it for savory sauces or marinades!

Can I bake with Fatso?

Yes, you can bake with Fatso, we do it all the time! Just keep in mind that the Classic consistency is more liquid than other types of peanut butter.

Can I cook with Fatso?

Yes, you can cook with Fatso, we do it all the time! Just keep in mind that the Classic consistency is more liquid than other types of peanut butter.

What is Fatso Fortified Coffee?

Black coffee (we like a dark roast) blended with a spoonful of Fatso. Try it, you won’t be disappointed.

Versions of Fatso

Will you make a peanut-free version Fatso?

Possibly...stay tuned!

Will you make an almond butter version of Fatso?

Possibly...stay tuned!

Will you make a powdered version of Fatso?

No, we will not be taking the healthy fats out of Fatso.

Will you make a 100% organic version of Fatso?

In order to stay true to our mission of keeping Fatso accessible to all, we do not foresee an organic version at this point in time.