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I love love love peanut butter but all the natural ones I have tried are gross! Anyone found a good, healthier pb?
Wed. Jun 20, 10:04am
We make our own, look for recipes on the web, it is very easy and so yummy then you control how much sugar if any you put in, etc.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007, 12:45 PM
I love the natural ones. I get the generic brand or buy it in a bigger tub at the Amish stores. Now that I'm used to it, I can't stand the other stuff!
Wednesday, June 20, 2007, 12:52 PM
We put our natural peanut butter in the refrigerator so the oils don't separate and it's not all runny. It tastes the same, but the texture is much more tolerable!
Wednesday, June 20, 2007, 2:08 PM
Several of my local stores have machines that will grind up peanuts like you would coffee and the peanut butter comes out of the nozzle to be put in the jar by your own hand (try an organic co-op?). Usually they have a salted and non salted option and one store even has a honey roasted one. I don't eat any other kind now, as the others taste way too sugary and not as nutty.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007, 4:06 PM
I'm a total peanut butter junkie. However, OP, the reason why you love peanut butter so much is because of the sugar in it.
I know, I know, it was hard for me to hear too.
But, after the peanut butter scare I had to find a different brand and starting trying Smuckers all-natural (I prefer chunky, but to each his or her own). After about a week, I grew to love it quite a bit.
Keep trying the natrual kinds and stay away from the other stuff. It's no good for you. I have to say, that peanut butter salmonella or whatever it was scare was really good for me. It helped me break the addiction to sugar-laced peanut butter.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007, 9:36 PM
besides the sugar, the hydrogenated oils are REALLY bad. pretty much anything in a box has them- read those labels!
Wednesday, June 20, 2007, 10:01 PM
I buy the teddy all natural, no salt added PB and i love it. Sure getting used to no salt and no sugar in my PB was weird at first, but i got over it in a few days. Now I love the stuff and don't miss the sugary kind at all.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007, 11:37 PM
i make my own, too, same as the 4:06 poster. we have such machines in the bulk food stores here in Toronto, and the noozle turns into 'smooth' or 'chunky'. the box on top is filled with fresh, raw, unsalted peanuts, and then they just go through this grinding machine, and it's all yours. no added sugars, nothing. perfectly tasty, and that pride of making it yourself...!
Wednesday, June 20, 2007, 11:41 PM
I'm not sure how natural it is, but I love Skippy Reduced Fat creamy peanut butter. It tastes the same as the regular peanut butter, but half the calories.
Thursday, June 21, 2007, 12:20 AM
How healthy is the organic kind with no sugar or salt? I have switched to that kind to stay away from the bad oils to help my thyroid work better. Am I doing the right thing by eating natural peanut butter?
Thursday, June 21, 2007, 3:44 PM
healthy tasty all natural peanut butter
Try Mackey's Ferry all natural Gourmet Peanut Butter. They have sweeten and un-sweeten.
Thursday, October 18, 2007, 10:01 PM
Once your palate gets used to the taste of all natural foods, you'll hate the taste of the other stuff. Spoken from experience and science.
Friday, October 19, 2007, 11:01 AM
It's funny b/c I grew up on "natural" peanut butter...and that's all I know. Brands like Skippy taste funny to me...like it's desert or something...well a bad bad desert with hydrogenated oil lol.
Friday, October 19, 2007, 11:05 AM
alton brown on good eats did a show on peanuts the other day... he made his own peanut butter and it looked amazing! i'm sure you can find the recipe on the food network site.
it had spanish peanuts
simple enough, and i'm dying to make it!
Friday, October 19, 2007, 11:49 AM
I LOVE PB also. Have you tried the Laura Scudders all natural? I know it's a sacrifice to change from the tastier ones but I am very happy with the Laura Scudders brand.
Friday, October 19, 2007, 12:00 PM
I like the TJ's brand. Their Almond Butter is also very good.
Friday, October 19, 2007, 1:45 PM
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