Tuesday, May 15, 2007

ack! ack!!

Natural peanut butter! *gasp* @#*choke*!# How the hell do people eat this stuff?


Anonymous Tater said...

Almond butter is way better. Especially smeared on home made Bread, with peach preserves. The heavenly act of eating this with the jam oozing out between your fingers is enough to make me want to binge. I always serve this up with vinegar and sea salt Kettle chips. Don't know why, just works for me.

May 15, 2007 5:35 PM  
Blogger evilganome said...

Skippy, Jif, Peter Pan, how can anyone eat that shit. Gack! I keep a jar of Teddy in the fridge. Back before the evil Whole Foods (a.k.a. whole paycheck) took over Bread & Circus you used to be able to grind your own p.b.

Sorry girl, I love the stuff you have to stir up. Oh and Tater, peanut butter and tomato sandwiches on whole wheat! They're only good in the summer though, when you can get fresh tomatoes.

May 15, 2007 6:02 PM  
Blogger lisalgreer said...

LOL. I thought so too, but kept using it and within a week, I would not touch the other stuff. What makes the other stuff good is that corn syrup. Yuck. :)

May 15, 2007 6:10 PM  
Blogger jodi said...

i never liked it either until my boyfriend's brother made me try it - now i love it because it tastes more natural... it does take a while to get used too but once you do, its pretty tasty w/a banana on some 12-grain bread... ;o)

p.s. and make sure to stir it really good and keep it in the fridge so the oil doesn't stay separated... :o)

May 15, 2007 7:11 PM  
Blogger circleinasquare said...

Stir it up,
eat it up.
I have some almost every morning.


May 15, 2007 7:32 PM  
Blogger Red7Eric said...

Never tried it. I don't eat a lot of peanut butter as a rule, but these comments are tempting me to give it a whirl!

May 15, 2007 9:25 PM  
Anonymous Tater said...

That sandwich sounds just strange enough I will have to give it a try. When my farmer's market starts getting really good vine ripened tomatoes, I will give it a whirl and report back to you.

May 15, 2007 10:03 PM  
Blogger Tank Montreal said...

Once you've enjoyed natural peanut butter, you realize just how toxically sweet the other stuff is. Blech.

May 15, 2007 11:27 PM  
Blogger p.alan said...

I love it! Smuckers, yum.

May 16, 2007 6:44 AM  
Blogger honib1 said...

okay here is something every peanut butter lover who is watching his or her weight needs to try .. it is called PB2.. I order this on the internet from Bell Plantation http://bellplantation.com/ go to products.. and u will find PB2.. its 4 jars to an order for around 18 bucks with shipping.. I am telling you this stuff is awesome
Nutrition wise.. 54 calories per 2 tablespoons... 2.8 grams of fat..
take 2 tablespoons of PB2 mix with water or jelly or anything else u can think of.. I use water. add a little at a time and get the PB2 to the consistency I like.. I spread it on bread.. or dip apples into it.. even carrots and celery are good with it.. people use it in PB cookie recipes.. and for various other recipes as well.. IT IS WONDERFUL.... tastes like fresh roasted peanut butter.. but NO oil or GREASE..

May 16, 2007 10:32 AM  
Blogger Willym said...

Kraft - Canadians' brand of choice - was never natural but had a good strong nutty flavour. Lately it has become cloyingly sweet and I noticed that corn syrup is now a major ingrediant. This is probably to match the Jiffs and Skippys etc. The good thing about that is I'm eating less - I've always gone with the thought that a spoonful of peanut butter helped anything go down!

May 16, 2007 11:42 AM  
Blogger Beula said...

I mix it with smashed rasberrys... or chocolate syrup. Seriously, I can't swallow it unless it is thinned out with something. The smashed berries work fine. I use fresh and frozen. If berries are tart I use a tad bit of splenda. Happy eating. I love peanut butter.

May 16, 2007 12:15 PM  
Blogger Helen said...

I agree with Tank...I love the natural kind now. But I buy the Arrowhead Mills stuff that has a little bit of honey in it. Improves the taste drastically without adding a significant amount of sugar. Highly recommended.

May 16, 2007 2:02 PM  
Blogger JessiferSeabs said...

I love it.

And, evilganome, at some Whole Foods you can still grind up your own PB! Not all of them, but some -- same goes for almond butter, cashew butter, etc.

I'm a big fan of PB2 right now -- www.bellplantation.com.

May 16, 2007 3:38 PM  
Anonymous Joe / Kusala said...

I never had a "blech" moment, but I agree with everyone else who said that once you "get used to it", you will like it just fine (same way I feel about Tom's Natural Toothpaste!). I can still eat both the natural and the sugared Skippy/Jif varieties... but you truly may discover you like the natural better once you adjust. I have to say though, definitely do NOT buy the unsalted, which to me tastes like shit.

Hmm -- I dunno about PB & Tomato. My favorite is raisin toast slathered in PB, but I needed to change my daily breakfast to oatmeal after realizing that a year of the other made me pack on some pounds!

May 16, 2007 8:11 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

I don't think it's so awful until you get to the bottom and the oil's run out and you have to scrape calcified peanut butter onto your bread with the tines of your fork. I love the taste of it, but I'm too lazy to put that much effort into my nut butters.

May 16, 2007 10:12 PM  
Blogger evilganome said...

I have to agree about the unsalted, but I am not sure I can get on board with he PB2. It sounds too much like "it tastes just like chocolate" school of carob eating flagellants. I will have to find some other store than Whole Foods where I can grind my own. I am seriously boycotting that outfit. They are a bunch of fatuous jerks, and bullies. They tried to put one of their former vendors out of business because they sell foie gras. If they don't want to sell it, good for them. But trying to dictate their brand of PC to the rest of the world is way out of line.

May 17, 2007 7:23 AM  
Blogger Red said...

I love natural PB, but I do sometimes crave the Jiff/Skippy of my childhood years. Last year I found something that combined them both: Maranatha Organic No-Stir all natural PB. They add a bit of palm oil and cane sugar, but nutritionally it's not so different than all-natural. I highly recommend it. (http://tinyurl.com/2467oh)

May 17, 2007 9:02 AM  
Blogger BigAssBelle said...

well now. since i figured out how to eat this stuff, i've been . . . eating this stuff. shit. it's as deadly as the other kind, even more so because of the texture and sticky consistency. no more PB for me, natural or otherwise.

but the Jif (and it has to be Jif because choosy mothers choose it) has something special when you first open the jar? dip a spoon right there in the center of all of that incredible richness and swirl it out? it's that first bite which i imagine has been imbued with the aroma of 1000 peanuts trapped in a jar. it's never as divine after that. it's a wonder my house is not littered with 50 jars of Jif, one spoonful gone from each. :-)

such wisdom on the nut butter front :-)

May 17, 2007 9:21 AM  
Anonymous Joe / Kusala said...

it's that first bite which i imagine has been imbued with the aroma of 1000 peanuts trapped in a jar. it's never as divine after that.

When I read that, all I could think was that thing they say in 12-step programs about eternally "chasing your first high." And of course all the old proverbs about "never as good as the first."

May 17, 2007 10:05 AM  
Anonymous lynette said...

that's it exactly, joe :-) always chasing that first one and it is never as good as the ones that come after. it's true. sigh.

May 17, 2007 10:28 AM  
Blogger David said...

As healthy as I try to be, I've never had the patience for natural peanut butter. I buy the cheap supermarket in-house brand and eat it with gusto.

May 17, 2007 10:34 AM  

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