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I can't believe I'm about to ask the people of Berkeley this
question, but I'm pregnant and craving.
I *love* unorganic, sugary peanut butter. Brands such as
Skippy, Jiff and if anyone remembers it, Peter Pan Peanut
Butter. I know I shouldn't, but I do.
I have tried a half a dozen different kinds of organic or
''natural'' peanut butter in an attempt to find a healthier
alternative, but I cannot find one that doesn't separate and
doesn't taste too peanut-y. (If I wanted the taste of plain
peanuts, I'd just eat peanuts.)
Does anyone have any recommendations for some sort of
compromise? Something that still tastes as decadent as the
mainstream brands, but isn't so laden with things I
shouldn't consume? And where can I find it?
Try Maranatha No-Stir Peanut Butter. It reminds me of the
peanut butter in Reece's Peanut Butter Cups. It's still
chock full of sugar and palm oil but, hey, at least it's
organic! And delicious Congrats on your pregnancy!
whole foods 365 brand is very good and similar to what i remember mainstream
brands tasting like.
I am like you, and would really prefer to eat Skippy or Jif,
but I think I have found the best alternative - you can get
it at Whole Foods, it's their own brand ''365 unsweetened
organic peanut butter''. It doesn't separate, but you do
have to keep it in the fridge - I leave it out for five-ten
minutes before I use it and it spreads easily. Has a great
If you can get to Costco, they have the Kirkland brand (Costco house brand)
Organic Peanut Butter. Great price, on top of it and reminds me of the types you
were speaking of.
peanut butter lover, too!
Trader Joe's Organic creamy peanut butter has a good creamy
texture, and doesn't separate after you initially mix it.
Perhaps add your own honey to sweeten it a bit?
I have good news for you! Like you, I went through a phase
of rejecting commercial peanut butter because it contains
partially hydrogenated vegetable oil. Then I learned that
in fact, it contains such a tiny amount that the amount of
trans fat per serving is (roughly) zero! They just add that
tiny bit to keep the peanut butter from separating. So I
gave up on the yucky oil-on-top organic kinds and went back
to Skippy. I try to choose organic products when I can, but
for peanut butter, it's just not worth it.
Have you tried Maranatha No-Stir Organic Peanut Butter? So
far, its the one that works best for us. The ingredients are
Organic Dry Roasted Peanuts, Organic Palm Oil, Organic Cane
Sugar, Sea Salt. I've gotten it at Whole Foods, Farmer Joes,
and I think Trader Joes.
I love the peanut butter at Trader Joe's that is a mixture
of peanut butter and flax seed with no sugar added. Yum! I
recommend you give it a try!
-Also nutty over PB
I accidentally bought some organic peanut butter with sugar
in it recently --- it was really good! Too good to toss,
so we ate it all immediately. I think it was either
Whole Foods or Trader Joe's store brand.
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