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the peanut butter appreciation thread

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 13:39
by caramarydaisy
mmmmm, i love peanut butter. after years of testing different brands, i have concluded that the american 'jif' variety is the most superior. before that, i used to have a fondness for australian 'skippy' but waitrose stopped selling it and i lost my way for a few years..

alas, it always has to be crunchy, and i would like to suggest spread on wholemeal toast with no butter so it melts and goes all goey. my ex once tried to convince me that adding a thin layer of marmite onto the toast before adding the peanut butter was even more taste-bud-tingling experience, but i scoffed at her ludicrous condiment combination.. call me a traditionalist.

i am lucky that i currently still have a jar of the magical american peanut butter that i made my sister bring me back when she went to new york, along with a small selection of reeces peanut butter chocolate confectionary.

peanut butter chocolate.. my god. i am not a chocolate fan, but oh its divine. the lack of peanut butter chocolate options in the uk market is sorely sadening. i am quite a fan of starbars when i can find them, and the peanut butter chunky kit kat was also quite plesant.. a rather different style of peanut butter i noted.

DISCUSS

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 13:46
by Elvistears
Yes. Reeses cups are the finest. The chocolate is a bit shit, but it doesn't matter, because its THERE, and its the peanutty goodness you're going for really, anyway.

And I concur with the vote for crunchy. Smooth fans are probably the same people that like marmalade without the peel. Although I like mine on WHITE bread with butter or soya marg for full effect.

Have you flirted with mixing peanut butter and jam? I have, but we never had a serious dalliance.

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 14:05
by caramarydaisy
im not really a big fan of jam, it has to be said. therefore i have never endeavoured into this apparent love affair.

peanut butter on really thick white bread is good.. i just like that wholemeal seedy sort.. it just gives it something a bit more i feel.

when i came back from seattle last year i actually had managed to spend £15 buying up a carrier bag full of just about every sort of peanut butter/chocolate item of confectionary i could lay my hands on. i still have some of it left, it has to be said. mmmm. oh god, and that bag of peanut butter m&ms i am yet to open.. how have i lasted so long?!!

reeces pieces, now theyre good.

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 14:12
by humblebee
What about peanut butter *in* bread?

My mate Andy makes peanut butter bread using his breadmaker. It's bloody lovely... especially toasted. Mmm.

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 14:39
by caramarydaisy
humblebee wrote:What about peanut butter *in* bread?

My mate Andy makes peanut butter bread using his breadmaker. It's bloody lovely... especially toasted. Mmm.
wow, that sounds amazing.. id never even have thought of that.

get the recipe and try whipping some up in yr breadmaker for me?

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 14:54
by humblebee
Will you make me some of that yummy spinach pie in return? :)

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 15:11
by caramarydaisy
humblebee wrote:Will you make me some of that yummy spinach pie in return? :)
deal!

Re: the peanut butter appreciation thread

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 14:33
by roundbitsofplastic
I got a kilo of Whole earth organic peanut butter for £2.50. That is all.

Re: the peanut butter appreciation thread

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 18:41
by linus
peanut butter milkshakes, ice cream and ice cream lollies are alright by me

Re: the peanut butter appreciation thread

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 19:37
by RITH
We tried to make our own peanutbutter two week ago. The booklet of our juicer claims it can do it, but we ended up with peanut juice instead.

Re: the peanut butter appreciation thread

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 09:46
by roundbitsofplastic
I put peanut butter in smoothies all the time. Can't be arsed with milkshakes cos that means buying ice cream.


When I lived in Winchester there was an awesome healthfood store and they had a peanut butter machine! You could choose smooth or chunky (though non-chunky should not be an option) and it just MADE it. They also sold the BEST spinach pakora and chocolate tiffin too.

Re: the peanut butter appreciation thread

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 22:24
by this clump of trees
YOU KNOW, YOU DO LOOK A LOT LIKE MY BROTHER FRED. I HAVEN'T SEEN HIM SINCE I WAS 14. THAT'S WHEN I LEFT HOME. HE WAS ALREADY 6'2". IT MUST HAVE BEEN THE PEANUT BUTTER THAT DID IT. EVERYBODY THOUGHT HE WAS DOTTY THE WAY HE GORGED HIMSELF ON PEANUT BUTTER, BUT HE WASN'T DOTTY, JUST SWEET AND VAGUE AND...TERRIBLY SLOW.

Re: the peanut butter appreciation thread

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 13:00
by malaise
A staple in my diet is peanut butter and sriracha (the hot sauce) sandwiches.

BUT... it has to the kind of peanut butter that has only one ingredient: Peanuts!! None of that hydrogenated oils garbage. You are just eating a peanut flavored crisco sandwich if you eat that.