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Old 07-02-2008, 03:01 PM   #1
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Just curious which brands of natural peanut butter ya'll use, if you use it at all. i bought the smuckers brand, and, its okay, but its a little grainy. any input?
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Old 07-02-2008, 03:11 PM   #2
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Of all the brands, Smuckers is my least favorite. It's grainy, but has a decent flavor. I guess I just don't like the texture of it. If I buy it off the shelf, I buy Adam's Organic which is smooth and really peanutty.

I tend to get fresh ground nut butters from the health food store (I know that Whole Foods does it, and a slew of other stores). My family prefers almond and cashew butter over peanut butter. The fresh ground isn't grainy at all.

One tip that I've learned while having natural peanut butters is when the oil separates from the peanut butter, it makes it REALLY hard to spread. Store the jar upside down and the problem is eliminated.
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If you live near a Trader Joe's, the store brand is very good and cheap.
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My grocery store's store brand is really good (Tom Thumb). Just the initial work to stir it up and then stick it in the fridge.
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i have been using skippy natural. it's not grainy and doesn't seperate like most natural peanut butters.
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Old 07-02-2008, 03:31 PM   #6
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The grocery store up the street used to have a grinder and you could make it yourself but they stopped a little while ago. They are actually putting in a trader joes a couple miles up the road from me this year! i'm so excited! Thanks for all the tips!
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gahundy: Double check your peanut butter. I carry Maranatha Natural and Organic brands in the store. We were excited to offer their no-stir options until I looked and saw added sugar. NOT what my customers want in their peanut butter So I've discontinued carrying it.
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Old 07-02-2008, 04:04 PM   #8
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When I was a kid, I got a peanut butter maker for Christmas... my parents bought some peanuts in the shell to go along with it (I don't think they were the best quality, they didn't taste so good), and I would shell 'em and put them into this grinder thing, and it was shaped like a peanut man. (A peanut, with arms and legs and a smile, you know, to entertain kids.) And it grinded out kind of grainyish and it tasted really gross. It didn't taste anything like peanut butter, even when we put sugar in it.

I'm gonna try some natural PB, think I'm gonna try Skippy natural as suggested above, I don't have a trader joes or any of those other sort of stores, at least I don't think. When my dad was dating this evil bipolar hippy woman who owned a health food store, we always got free natural almond butters, and it was gooooood!
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Yes, the skippy does have some sugar in it, but not much and it is not hfcs, it is actually just sugar. So to me it's not that big a deal.
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I think the brand I use is "naturally more"

It's delicious, I have another brand I home right now and I really dislike it.
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be careful with some of the no-stir natural peanut butters....they contain sugar, which is not SBD compliant....if you're into that kind of thing anyway.
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I started using Smart Balance (the real chunky kind). I really like it cause it doesn't have to go in the fridge. I have to really watch myself with it though. I could eat the whole jar. Actually I'm the only one in my family who eats it and I'll go grab a teaspoon full a couple of times a day.
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I'm using PS2 (powered peanut butter) http://www.bellplantation.com/ .. its really good
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Old 07-02-2008, 05:16 PM   #14
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Power butter is really good too....I get it from our local supplement shop. It is expensive though, so be prepared.
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Old 07-02-2008, 05:38 PM   #15
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I love PB2 and they ship to Canada. I actually gave away three jars to friends to try out and they loved it too. Time to re-order and not share this time!
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