Caleb Mangum, founder of the Telford company Nutty Novelties, makes a flavor of nut butter for any palate, and he has a sales pitch for each one.
Looking for a low-sugar version of Nutella? You'll want his dark chocolate almond butter. For fans of autumn flavors, he recommends pumpkin spice peanut butter, made with real pumpkin and perfect on muffins or pancakes. The pure peanut butter is all-natural, with no added salt or preservatives. Then there's the chocolate peanut butter, which has a nutty, sweet flavor reminiscent of cookie dough.
"I call it my spreadable peanut butter cup," said Mangum, a former peanut sales representative who founded his company four years ago. Nutty Novelties now makes 17 varieties of natural spreads, including honey-roasted and cappuccino peanut butters, as well as cashew and pistachio butter.
Mangum can be found selling his wares at local farmers' markets and in a handful of stores, including Weavers Way Co-Op and Di Bruno Bros. in Center City.