Saturday, July 9, 2011

DAY 190 -- Natural Peanut Butter

I enjoy natural peanut butter, especially when I find "chunky" style.  There are numerous brands to choose from...most of them quite expensive.  However my favorite brand is affordable, plus tastes like peanuts.  It's strange how so many natural peanut butters all have the same ingredients: peanuts and salt, yet they taste different.  The brand I like is Laura Scudder's -- Nutty (it also comes in smooth).  (I've also had some store brand natural PB that tasted great... like Laura Lynn brand and Kroger's.)

(Be sure to read the label for "natural" peanut butters because some brands sell what they call "natural" but it actually has added sugars.  I know Skippy brand is guilty of that.)

Some people complain because natural peanut butter needs stirred and refrigerated, which then makes it hard to spread.  Simply put it in the microwave for about 20 seconds and it comes out soft again.

We like to take a new jar of peanut butter and dump it into a larger container which makes it easier to stir.  The container we use is microwave safe, so then all we have to do is take it out of the fridge, take the lid off, and let it soften in the microwave for a bit.

The other night my husband and I had a light snack.  He was surprised to see what I chose...a spoonful of peanut butter and a couple small dill pickles.  I love the taste of dill pickles and peanut butter. He thinks I'm nutty.

What quirky combinations of food do you enjoy?


  1. It's funny, because I like peanut butter in a spoon, but not particularly on bread, and definitely not on celery (and sticking raisins on is the worst!) I'll have to look at natural peanut butter, because eaten off of a spoon, the cold stiffness might just add to the enjoyment!

  2. are right...the cold, stiffer peanut butter is great on a spoon.

    I added another little section to this post to remind everyone if you look for "natural" peanut butter, be sure to read the label. Look for PB that only contains peanuts and salt. Some brands claim to be "natural" but have added sugars.

  3. Have you ever tried a pretzel dipped in a little peanut butter? It's a nice combination.

  4. Susan...that DOES sound good! I'll have to give that a try.