All-Natural Peanut Butter?

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

If you are anything like me, for most of my life I have eaten brand-name peanut butter, mostly Skippy.  It was and still is delicious!  However, I’m trying to eat healthier and there is a lot of extra sugar and stuff in peanut butter that really doesn’t need to be there.  The ingredients in Skippy = roasted peanuts, sugar (3 grams per 2 tablespoons!), partially hydrogenated vegetable oils (cottonseed, soybean, and rapeseed…what is this?) to prevent separation, salt.   I’ve always wanted to try an all-natural peanut butter, but been a little afraid–I mean, really, all that oil floating on the top??  Didn’t look too appealing to me.  But then I realized that I shouldn’t judge a food until I tried it 🙂  So when Kimm and I made our trip a while back to Whole Foods, I bought a jar of all-natural peanut butter, and HOLY COW it is so good.

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Brand: 365

Sure, I had to do a lot of stirring the first time I opened the jar, but then the oil doesn’t separate out anymore.  It’s a bit more soft/soupy than I am used to, but ohhhh, really, the flavor is so much more real and intense…more peanutty.  I got the kind that is salted…what can I say, I love me my salt!  This is wonderful on toast, or to dip my apples in!  I’m sure there are tons more options, like in oatmeal, or to dip carrots, and mixed in yogurt, mixed in smoothies…I could go on 🙂  The best thing is that there are only TWO ingredients…peanuts and salt.  That’s it.  It’s nice to know that there are no extra preservatives, sugar, or unpronounceable ingredients.  My jar is nearing its end so I need to get some more!

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