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What's the best tasting organic peanut butter?

Asked by robhaya (999points) October 24th, 2007
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What is the best tasting organic peanut butter (creamy)? . I’m looking to make the switch from Jif Creamy Peanut Butter to a much healthier version which tastes similar. If you can give me the brand name and details, it would be much appreciated.

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archer's avatar

man, this is the easiest question ever posed here for me to answer because i happen to be an evangelist of sorts for this stuff: trader joe’s organic creamy is hands down the best i’ve found, and i’ve tried, if not all, very close to it.

if you don’t have a joe’s in your hood, my heartfelt sympathies.

Modern_Classic's avatar

Be careful of seeking too close a match. Jif, like other mainstream food-like products, is loaded with salt and you might have to learn to enjoy the taste of peanuts. I think Consumers Reports once did a comparison test of Peanut Butters (all kinds). Worth checking out. TJ’s is great.

archer's avatar

not only salt. check your jif label—if it’s still around—as i remember, it, like skippy and other faux peanut butters, contain significant amounts of various hydrogenated oils—in other words, oils rendered plastic-like non-food.

SC's avatar

Skippy actually has a sub-brand these days called “Skippy Natural” which doesn’t have hydrogenated oils. It’s super delicious and still has the consistency of normal mass-market peanut butter (i.e., no goupy separation in the jar). It comes in both creamy and chunky.

My sister actually asked me a similar question half a year ago, and I sent her a jar of Skippy Natural as a birthday gift; the shipping cost more than the peanut butter itself, but it was totally worth it!

archer's avatar

if you want natural, you want separation. it’s unavoidable. simply stir it up. once opened, all quality pb should be refrigerated anyway as oils can go rancid easily; not a good thing, and somtimes hard to detect.

andrew's avatar

I’m a big fan of Santa Cruz Organic. Doesn’t taste so much like just mashed-up peanuts.

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