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Title: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: Prepube on September 14, 2014, 08:25:25 PM
Mmmmmm.  I'm sitting here eating a pbj while I read the MMM forum.  I'm wondering if anyone else loves peanut butter like I do, and what kinds of recipes you use it in, other than cookies.  Also, what kind of peanut butter do you buy?  Anyone done a cost analysis to see if it is really as good for the pocket book as I always pretend it is?  This stuff I am eating right now seems a little pricey.  And please, no responses telling me I should eat almond butter or some other lame substance instead.  I love my peanut butter and there is no substitute for it!
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: MoneyCat on September 14, 2014, 08:33:04 PM
I just buy regular old Skippy reduced fat peanut butter and I buy it in bulk at the warehouse store along with grape jelly to save money.  I also bake my own bread with a bread machine, so my PBJ sandwiches are super cheap.  It's a great meal for workout days.  I believe there are some really easy make-your-own peanut butter cup recipes out there using silicone muffin pans, but I haven't tried it out yet.
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: innkeeper77 on September 14, 2014, 08:33:57 PM
I pay way too much for peanut butter- but do it all the time anyway. I buy "Adams" peanut butter. It is the only truly natural peanut butter sold here. (AKA: ingredients: Peanuts, salt). It's about 25 cents per ounce, making it about twice as expensive as JIF etc.

All of the other "natural" peanut butters have Cocoa butter etc in the ingredients- and taste worse. Some are even more expensive than adams, and have the annoying oils etc to prevent separation. I dont mind peanut butter that separates- stir it when you get it home, put it in the fridge, and it never separates again. I hate that market forces prefer the non seperating kind, as natural or not, it has more oil and is less healthy, but primarily I find it tastes worse!
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: Ricky on September 14, 2014, 09:00:17 PM
I pay way too much for peanut butter- but do it all the time anyway. I buy "Adams" peanut butter. It is the only truly natural peanut butter sold here. (AKA: ingredients: Peanuts, salt). It's about 25 cents per ounce, making it about twice as expensive as JIF etc.

All of the other "natural" peanut butters have Cocoa butter etc in the ingredients- and taste worse. Some are even more expensive than adams, and have the annoying oils etc to prevent separation. I dont mind peanut butter that separates- stir it when you get it home, put it in the fridge, and it never separates again. I hate that market forces prefer the non seperating kind, as natural or not, it has more oil and is less healthy, but primarily I find it tastes worse!

Well I got you beat - I just paid $0.31/oz for Trader Joe's creamy peanut butter. Best stuff ever. Still cheap for calories!
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: TheDude on September 14, 2014, 09:04:11 PM
First of all creamy sucks!

We buy the target brand natural peanut butter. Its just peanuts and salt. Its about $1 cheaper than the adams stuff.
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: Lkxe on September 14, 2014, 09:09:40 PM
First of all creamy sucks!

We buy the target brand natural peanut butter. Its just peanuts and salt. Its about $1 cheaper than the adams stuff.

Well I love Creamy but Market Pantry Natural is just peanuts and salt- maybe I will pick some up tomorrow. I got jif for a $1 last time and as a peter pan lover it was tough but all better now (4 jars in).
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: FiveSigmas on September 14, 2014, 09:54:26 PM
First of all creamy sucks!

We buy the target brand natural peanut butter. Its just peanuts and salt. Its about $1 cheaper than the adams stuff.

Well I love Creamy but Market Pantry Natural is just peanuts and salt- maybe I will pick some up tomorrow. I got jif for a $1 last time and as a peter pan lover it was tough but all better now (4 jars in).

+1 one on the Target brand (Market Pantry). It's surprisingly cheap, has no hydrogenated oils (as far as I can tell), and tastes quite good.

BTW: Crunchy FTW.
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: mxt0133 on September 14, 2014, 10:43:38 PM
I used to buy Adam's all natural crunchy but it's just so much more expensive than the Skippy at Costco so I've been getting that instead.  Not as good but just enough to satisfy my peanut butter cravings and my kids don't notice.  But I am visiting my parents and went to a BJ's and saw some Smucker's All Natural and couldn't help myself and got it.  I made one as soon as I saw this thread.  Soooooo goooood!!!
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: innkeeper77 on September 14, 2014, 10:48:46 PM
Wow! We haven't been to Target in a long time, but have a gift card and eat lots of peanut butter... cheaper than Adams means it would be worth it to bike there occasionally for a stockup! (It's only 4 miles or so away)

I'll pick up a jar to compare it to Adams- if my wife and I like it, you probably just saved us $24 per year at minimum! (We went to Adams because it was cheaper than Smuckers natural and the sprouts product, etc...)

I also have an unused Target giftcard... You all are great!
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: Nudelkopf on September 15, 2014, 12:19:19 AM
We call it 'peanut paste', but I think that's a Queensland thing.
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: urover on September 15, 2014, 02:13:52 AM
I'm from India, and I make my own for 1/4th the price of store brought equivalent. Peanuts roasted dry, some sugar, salt.

Here's my blog post:

http://2frugal.wordpress.com/2013/09/09/peanut-butter-is-incredibly-easy-to-make/
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: Astatine on September 15, 2014, 03:06:46 AM
I buy crunch peanut butter from Aldi. I generally only eat it from a teaspoon. Not on sandwiches :p

We call it 'peanut paste', but I think that's a Queensland thing.

Definitely a Qld thing.
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: chasesfish on September 15, 2014, 04:38:00 AM
I love peanut butter.

I think I have the cost/oz programmed in my phone based on Costco JIF.   When I find a better cost/oz, I buy it.  I'm not picky on brands
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: begood on September 15, 2014, 06:18:54 AM
I love peanut butter! My mom used to say I was stuck together with peanut butter, I ate it so much!

PB&J is the best, of course, but PB on bananas, celery, apple slices (my favorite), and graham crackers is also pretty darn good!

I've tried many a natural peanut butter, but the oil separation/drying-out aspect is really annoying. I still do it, but I like JIF better!
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: MrFrugalChicago on September 15, 2014, 07:53:47 AM
I just buy regular old Skippy reduced fat peanut butter and I buy it in bulk at the warehouse store along with grape jelly to save money.  I also bake my own bread with a bread machine, so my PBJ sandwiches are super cheap.  It's a great meal for workout days.  I believe there are some really easy make-your-own peanut butter cup recipes out there using silicone muffin pans, but I haven't tried it out yet.


Have you read the label to Skippy reduced fat? It is terrible for you

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Vs Kirkland

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/91F2xSjRp1L._SL1500_.jpg)

If your peanut butter has anything but peanuts and salt, you are hurting your health (and eating something less yummy)
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: gt7152b on September 15, 2014, 08:28:31 AM
I love peanuts in general and peanut butter is one of the best delivery vehicles for it. We stopped buying the sugar loaded processed stuff at the store and have been buying peanuts in bulk at costco to make our own. All you need is a food processor, a little honey, and a little canola oil to make some great tasting PB. Peanuts are really filling and very cheap. I love cashews and pecans also but it's so tough to justify the high cost of them.
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: MrFrugalChicago on September 15, 2014, 08:39:00 AM
I love peanuts in general and peanut butter is one of the best delivery vehicles for it. We stopped buying the sugar loaded processed stuff at the store and have been buying peanuts in bulk at costco to make our own. All you need is a food processor, a little honey, and a little canola oil to make some great tasting PB. Peanuts are really filling and very cheap. I love cashews and pecans also but it's so tough to justify the high cost of them.

You shouldn't need honey or oil to make peanut butter. Just peanuts and salt.
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: 2ndTimer on September 15, 2014, 10:21:52 AM
Try a spoonful on your morning oatmeal.  That's my new favorite.
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: GuitarStv on September 15, 2014, 10:23:43 AM
I love peanuts and peanut butter.  In addition to the sandwiches, we've made several thai dishes that use peanut butter in 'em . . .
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: sheepstache on September 15, 2014, 10:54:31 AM
I was going to list on the Mustachian Problems thread that sometimes one stockpiles peanut butter on sale so there's too much of it in the house.

Then I was like, no, wait it's impossible to have too much peanut butter in the house.

Personally I'm a Smuckers Natural fan, creamy or crunchy.  I haven't found another brand that tastes quite like it.  It's fucking magical.
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: CtrlMagicDel on September 15, 2014, 11:02:04 AM
Serious Question: How are you supposed to eat Natural Peanut Butter? I bought a bunch of the Kirkland stuff but it is almost like liquid - you put it on a sandwich and it just drips off, even after refrigerating it. We went back to Skippy but still have 2 jars of natural lying around.
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: sheepstache on September 15, 2014, 11:05:29 AM
Serious Question: How are you supposed to eat Natural Peanut Butter? I bought a bunch of the Kirkland stuff but it is almost like liquid - you put it on a sandwich and it just drips off, even after refrigerating it. We went back to Skippy but still have 2 jars of natural lying around.

That might just be crappy natural peanutbutter?  Or you might not have stirred it enough?  Personally I find I don't use as much as regular peanut butter because the taste is stronger, so that might be all it is.  Just like you can't put gobs of jelly in a sandwich without it dripping out.
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: caseyzee on September 15, 2014, 11:29:02 AM
I agree that the Costco natural does stay too runny.  I also agree that you can use quite a bit less natural to get the same taste but even so, the Costco brand runs off the bread.  I thought maybe the jar was just to big to get a good stir?  Because there is a good couple inches on the bottom that stays too dry.
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: frugaliknowit on September 15, 2014, 11:35:55 AM
I love Target natural crunchy for $2.54 per jar, but it is a tad higher in salt than Smucker's natural which is about $1 more.

Favorite jelly:  Smuckers black raspberry sweetened with fruit juice (yummy!!).

All:  Caution in that many peanut butters (the standard varieties) contain trans fats.
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: CtrlMagicDel on September 15, 2014, 12:01:27 PM
I will have to try giving it a good stir next time.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: sheepstache on September 15, 2014, 12:35:56 PM
Stirring tip: When you get the jar, store it upside down.  Part of the problem is it's been separated with nuts on the bottom for so long.  Flip it, and the oil will migrate back up to the top and that point it's mixed itself a little bit and is easier to integrate.
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: ketchup on September 15, 2014, 12:57:44 PM
I get JIF or Skippy ("natural" version of either), whichever is on sale, although I'm trying to cut down.  Crunchy is the only way to go.  With creamy, you can't cram enough onto a sandwich!
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: CestMoi on September 15, 2014, 01:06:04 PM
I love peanut butter, and peanuts in general. In fact, I pretty much love all nut butters. I buy natural versions, and way prefer creamy peanut butter to crunchy.
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: MrFrugalChicago on September 15, 2014, 01:30:32 PM
Serious Question: How are you supposed to eat Natural Peanut Butter? I bought a bunch of the Kirkland stuff but it is almost like liquid - you put it on a sandwich and it just drips off, even after refrigerating it. We went back to Skippy but still have 2 jars of natural lying around.

Yes, stir plus fridge and it stays perfect.

If it is drippy after this, it means you didn't stir all the solid stuff in.. some can hide out in the edges of the very bottom.

Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: Nancy on September 15, 2014, 01:53:41 PM
Yes, I love peanut butter! It makes life wonderful. I buy a locally made, natural peanut butter with just peanuts and salt in it. I'm thinking of making my own when our stash runs out.

I eat peanut butter and raspberry jam on toast. I put it in smoothies with spinach, berries, and almond milk. I eat my bananas and apples with a bit less than a tablespoon of peanut butter (keeps me full longer). I also just eat it by the spoon. I also make granola bars and sweet treats (http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/no-bake-energy-bites/) with peanut butter.
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: iamadummy on September 15, 2014, 02:58:51 PM
i like almond butter
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: Rural on September 15, 2014, 04:26:09 PM
We eat peanut butter at least once a day- PB toast for breakfast every single day. I often have oatmeal with raising and PB either mid morning or for lunch. And I use PB to make peanut sauce for stirfry and to make groundnut stew.


www.moosewoodcooks.com/west-african-groundnut-stew/
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: swashbucklinstache on September 15, 2014, 05:18:23 PM
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm. This is probably my most revealing post ever on here, but I eat peanut butter 4+ times a week. I've found the large size of store-brand peanut butter at Meijer, 5 pounds, is cheaper than anything else at Meijer, Walmart, Kroger, or Costco for me. Here is my recipe that I'll eat for breakfast and/or lunch: 2 scoops creamy peanut butter, melted in the microwave for 50 seconds. Stir in 1 cup raw oats. The end! Sooo good.
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: kimmarg on September 15, 2014, 05:44:51 PM
I'm from India, and I make my own for 1/4th the price of store brought equivalent. Peanuts roasted dry, some sugar, salt.

Here's my blog post:

http://2frugal.wordpress.com/2013/09/09/peanut-butter-is-incredibly-easy-to-make/

Did the math, peanuts are more expensive here than peanut butter. Trader joes crunchy. $2.48/lb just peanuts and salt. I can rarely beat that price on a loss leader. My hubby eats at least a pound a week!
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: Prepube on September 15, 2014, 06:03:39 PM
Yaaaaay!  More recipes please!  Peanut butter lovers rock!  I'm ready to make those bars that Nancy posted, and peanut sauce sounds great!  iamadummy, you broke my no-almond-butter rule.  Shame on you!
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: dragoncar on September 15, 2014, 06:35:19 PM
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Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: Rural on September 15, 2014, 06:46:15 PM
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This also happens at my house, only with longer tongues.
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: PindyStache on September 15, 2014, 07:50:43 PM
My PB is purchased from our food co-op in 5 lb. buckets at $3/lb. They just increased the price though :( Glad I bought 5 buckets last time I went (on my bike). Seems to be the cheapest around here out of the places I'm going anyway (including compared to costco). This is with the criteria that my PB not have more than these two ingredients: peanuts, salt. Stirring needed upon opening, but then it lasts for a month or two, so not much of a hassle.

Primary uses:
-PB + apples as snack/light lunch
-PB+J
-PB graham cracker sandwich (carries well on bike; would prefer apples but they get bruised on my commute)
-Baked goods (cookies + bars)
-Sauce for stir fry
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: supersudo on September 15, 2014, 08:03:17 PM
I've been meaning to try this make-your-own peanut butter recipe for a long time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PAT_TKUO9U
It looks like it could be very cost-effective. And who doesn't love Alton Brown at least as much as peanut butter? AB + PB = probably amazing
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: Elderwood17 on September 15, 2014, 08:20:39 PM
New buy two jars of peanut butter at a time......one creamy, and one crunchy.  Many an argument has been waged over the merits of each but I know deep down I am right.........
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: devan 11 on September 15, 2014, 09:20:03 PM
  I buy 100% real peanut butter.  The flavor is awesome.  Part of having a great Mustachean life is to indulge in small pleasures that give pleasure beyond the small extra cost.  I love cooking Thai foods.  Rather than roast raw peanuts, I mix a small amount into the coconut milk and curry sauce.
  Peanut butter isn't just for salty sweet mixtures. Branch out into spicy peanut or savory peanut flavors.  You won't want to waste money in a restaurant again.
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: Runningtuff on September 16, 2014, 03:21:29 AM
Peanut is good stuff, but almond butter by the spoon is a beautiful thing.
Not super cheap though, even making it myself.
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: aj_yooper on September 16, 2014, 04:56:48 AM
I always loved peanut butter!  We used to butter the bread before adding the pb; just thought, then, everyone did it that way.
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: MrsPete on September 16, 2014, 06:27:24 AM
Best peanut butter ever: Government peanut butter.  Yep, the stuff they used to give out along with cheese, butter and eggs to poor people.  It came in a #10 can, and it was so thick that you had to mix it in with some honey -- otherwise it'd tear up the bread. 

Y'all who grew up middle class may've had shoes without holes, doctor visits when you were sick, and toys at Christmas . . . but, man, oh, man, we had the peanut butter. 

If they sold that stuff at the store, I'd buy it -- even at twice the price.  Then I'd invite my four siblings over and hand them each a spoon. 

Best thing available today:  Peter Pan in the 5-lb jars at Walmart.  It's not cheap, but ounce-for-ounce it's less expensive than other options.  I like Jiffy just as well, but it's more expensive. 
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: Lkxe on September 16, 2014, 08:02:23 AM
Best peanut butter ever: Government peanut butter.  Yep, the stuff they used to give out along with cheese, butter and eggs to poor people.  It came in a #10 can, and it was so thick that you had to mix it in with some honey -- otherwise it'd tear up the bread. 

Y'all who grew up middle class may've had shoes without holes, doctor visits when you were sick, and toys at Christmas . . . but, man, oh, man, we had the peanut butter. 

If they sold that stuff at the store, I'd buy it -- even at twice the price.  Then I'd invite my four siblings over and hand them each a spoon. 

Best thing available today:  Peter Pan in the 5-lb jars at Walmart.  It's not cheap, but ounce-for-ounce it's less expensive than other options.  I like Jiffy just as well, but it's more expensive. 

My mother's best friend seemed to always have too much Government cheese- loved that cheese. My Father was in the Army, brought home MRE's, he loved that oily tinned PB.
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: MrFrugalChicago on September 16, 2014, 08:54:22 AM

Best thing available today:  Peter Pan in the 5-lb jars at Walmart.  It's not cheap, but ounce-for-ounce it's less expensive than other options.  I like Jiffy just as well, but it's more expensive.

Read the labels. Peter pan and Jiffy are both full of crap (real palm oil and sugar). I suspect the government issue peanut butter is also not great.
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: 10dollarsatatime on September 16, 2014, 03:22:22 PM
I love peanut butter!  I eat it almost every day as part of my lunch.  I used to buy Natural Crunchy Skippy or Jif (whichever was on sale).  I didn't like that they had sugar and palm oil, so I switched to the Kirkland brand as soon as my Costco started carrying it close to a year ago.  The Kirkland brand has only peanuts and salt.  Sadly, they only carry the creamy now -- crunchy was there for only a couple months.

I was at Costco trying out my brand new membership today, and mine carries crunchy.  They also have Adams natural crunchy, but not the Adams creamy.  Maybe it's a regional thing?
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: milesdividendmd on September 16, 2014, 11:15:41 PM
TJs chunky unsalted.

I love it too much.

Nothing better then that caloric ambrosia on honey crisp apple slices for breakfast.
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: Fatso on September 17, 2014, 06:28:02 AM
We love peanut butter! We usually make little sweet good for you type snacks. Here's our favorite:

1 Cup Peanut butter               (We use trader joe's brand)
2 TBSP whey protein powder  (We use gold standard, our normal workout brand)
1/4 Cup of Honey                    (We like local stuff but it's pricey! But worth it IMHO)

Mix the ingredients in a bowl and make 1 inch balls out of the mixture. I put the bowl in the fridge for about 20 minutes to make handling the mix easier. Then we roll it in something, coconut flakes or sprinkles, your choice. Freeze them for 20 minutes or however long you want for hardness.

They make very tasty and not so bad for you sweet snacks!
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: Fuggled on September 17, 2014, 07:39:58 AM
Can anyone tell me how Kirkland prices at Costco compare to Amazon?  I can get two 40 oz jars of Kirkland's natural creamy peanut butter for $19.99 on Amazon with free shipping.  That's a lot more than Market Pantry at Target, but I'm wondering how Costco compares.
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: iamadummy on September 17, 2014, 08:02:30 AM
I've grown the peanuts and roast myself. Minimal cost.  Add salt.
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: Squirrel away on September 17, 2014, 08:03:52 AM
I love peanut butter. I sometimes buy the health food shop one but to be honest I like the cheap, unhealthy brands too. It's a nice breakfast to have peanut butter on toast with a cup of (instant) coffee. I'm a philistine.:D
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: justajane on September 17, 2014, 08:54:50 AM
Quote
If your peanut butter has anything but peanuts and salt, you are hurting your health (and eating something less yummy)

Can you quantify this please?  Will I get sick more often? Will I die a year earlier? Will my colon be less healthy? Will my skin have a sickly pallor?

What oils seem to be most harmful to us is a moving target indeed. Twenty years ago people thought coconut oil was the devil. Now it's the nectar of the gods apparently. You know what was viewed as a health triumph in a decade past (forget which one)? When the health conscious among us got McDonalds to stop using peanut oil for their fries.

I think I'll stick with my peanut butter with some vegetable oil in it. It doesn't separate and it is darned easy to spread on my kid's sandwich in the morning when I am still groggy.

I made this peanut butter granola last night and it is delicious: http://carrotsncake.com/2014/03/healthy-highly-addictive-peanut-butter-granola.html

Also, throw some frozen bananas and some peanut butter in a blender with a splash of milk and you've got a delicious snack that tastes like ice cream.
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: Mrs. Frugalwoods on September 17, 2014, 09:09:20 AM
Love, love, love it. We buy the "natural creamy" (whatever that means) brand from Aldi's. I think it's $1 per jar. We eat it as a treat/snack on the weekends with carrots, apples, and bananas. Our frugal hound loves it too; bonus: she looks hilarious eating it.
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: dividendman on September 17, 2014, 10:26:30 AM
I would just like to add that I love peanut butter.

Recipe:

1) Take two slices of bread
2) put a LOT of peanut butter on each one
3) put GOBS of Smuckers jam (any type) in the middle of the peanut butter side of one piece
4) squish together the non jammed piece on the top, peanut butter side down of course
5) Try to eat without having the jam spill out! - I'm still working on that part but good sandwiches always have some jam spill!
6) Have glass of milk or something handy
7) Delight in the awesomeness that has occured
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: catccc on September 17, 2014, 10:41:51 AM
The costco natural stuff is a fine consistency if you store it in the fridge.  Just peanuts and salt, I believe.  While it's new, keep it at room temp.  Then when you open it, give it a good stir (a long iced tea spoon or butter knife will work), and pop it in the fridge for future uses.

We actually don't eat much PB&J, but we like it with apples, bananas, and celery, as an ice cream topping, and I've been meaning to add it to smoothies.  On toast an bagels sprinkled with cocoa powder!  DH eats primarily grain free, so he just eats it straight off the spoon.  It goes fast in our house.  I think it would probably be good in yogurt and oatmeal, too.
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: justajane on September 17, 2014, 11:01:38 AM
On toast an bagels sprinkled with cocoa powder!

We do this too, only we sprinkle cinnamon instead of cocoa powder.

I also forgot a nutella and peanut butter sandwich. Yum!
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: 10dollarsatatime on September 17, 2014, 12:14:29 PM
Can anyone tell me how Kirkland prices at Costco compare to Amazon?  I can get two 40 oz jars of Kirkland's natural creamy peanut butter for $19.99 on Amazon with free shipping.  That's a lot more than Market Pantry at Target, but I'm wondering how Costco compares.

The same two pack from Costco itself is in the $10-$12 dollar range.  I wrote it down just yesterday, but lost the paper...  In case it makes a difference, that's the price in Utah.
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: Mrs. Frugalwoods on September 17, 2014, 01:46:53 PM
Now I feel compelled to share that I wish I was eating peanut butter right now. Just ate an apple and it would've been A LOT better w/PB.
Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: mollyjade on September 17, 2014, 03:03:21 PM
I go through a jar or two a week, mostly just snacking. I'm another fan of Skippy Natural. I know natural is a BS term. I just like the texture and taste. There are exactly four ingredients, and I'm A-OK with all of them. My favorite way of eating pb is with a spoon, and natural just doesn't do the trick for me in that regard. I do feel a slight tinge of guilt about orangutan habitats, though.

Title: Re: Who loves peanut butter?
Post by: garth on September 17, 2014, 03:14:36 PM
East Wind peanut butter in my household, which is just nuts and salt. Apparently it's made at some kind of hippy commune.