Here is a butter tart I stumbled upon while looking for a post-lunch treat. Richtree Natural Market is super-close to where I work. I usually go there for their cookies or cupcakes and was surprised to see butter tarts! How could I not have noticed this before?

After picking my jaw up off the floor, I quickly scanned their butter tart offerings. They had a plain butter tart and one with pecans and chocolate-drizzle on the top. One thing I noticed is they call their pecan butter tart a “Pecan Tart,” which made me wonder if this is actually a butter tart or another type of tart with pecans. I would soon find out…

I have been back a few times now for the same tart and they are consistently good. The crust is thinner than normal butter tarts, but feels solid to the bite. It is also not as rich/flaky or butter-tasting. The tart is slightly on the smaller side but is dense in its filling. The filling is moist but not runny and runs on the sweet and firm side. You definitely would get a hit of sugar-high when eating it. I am not quite sure the chocolate drizzle is necessary but it does add to the appearance of the tart. They are generous with their pecans, which is a plus.

My only complaint is that the tarts are chilled in a glass display case. This lets them keep their tarts for longer, I suppose, but the coldness slightly detracts from the taste. The tarts are also on the expensive side, coming to $3.67 with tax. I would say this tart is more of a sophisticated-type tart. It is not too messy to eat and more like a butter tart you might find at Starbucks, if they ever decide to carry them (hint hint). Also, the tart contains all natural ingredients, which is also a plus for those who are ingredient-conscious.

Overall, I would rate it 3.5 out of 5 – losing points for the coldness and price.