I am a very lucky girl. I have a family that loves me and doesn’t question my peanut butter addiction. In fact, they fuel it. Last spring for my high school graduation gift, I received 19 jars of nut butter, plus 3 boxes of travel squeeze packs. It took a while, but I finally got through most of them! I won’t bore you by reviewing every single flavor, but I’ll highlight my favorites.
Rating scale: 1-5 (PB is never rated 1)
Brands & Flavors:
Teddie Peanut Butter
- Unsalted Smooth (5)
This is my classic go-to peanut butter. It’s earthy, hearty, and made local! It’s literally 5 minutes away from Tufts. I even have a Teddy Peanut Butter sticker. It is made with only one ingredient: peanuts. It doesn’t get more simple than that. If you’re used to the sweetness of brands like Skippy or Jif, it takes a little time to get used to the richness of Teddie Peanut Butter. Once you do though, you can’t go back. It’s perfect on sandwiches, crackers, oatmeal or just eaten with a spoon.
Peanut Butter & Co.
- Dark Chocolate Dreams (5)
This is one of the closest peanut butters I’ve had to Nutella. I love Nutella, but unfortunately it is not vegan. 😦 Dark Chocolate Dreams definitely lives up to my chocolate dreams. I have it with toast, bananas, and with coconut flakes.
- White Chocolate Wonderful (3)
- Crunch Time (3) – I’m just not a crunchy person. It’s not bad, but it’s not smooth
- Smooth Operator (4)
- The Bee’s Knees (4)
- Mighty Maple (4)
- Cinnamon Raisin Swirl (5)
This is one of my favorite flavors of peanut butter ever! The bottom is like a landmine of raisins, which are sweet and chewy. The peanut butter itself is loaded with cinnamon, so even without the raisins it offers a unique flavor. Put it on plain toast or bagel to turn any bread into cinnamon raisin, or put it on cinnamon raisin bread for the ultimate cinnamon raisin experience.
- Smooth (5)
The original smooth barney butter is a staple in my diet. If only it wasn’t so expensive! Sometimes if I’m looking for variety from the classic Teddie peanut butter, I go with the fancy almond butter. I feel like there is a lot more variety within almond butters. Some are flavorless and oily, whereas others (like Barney Butter) are perfectly sweet and creamy.
- Vanilla & Expresso (5) – I LOVE COFFEE
- Honey & Flax (2)- I’m not into the seeds
- Cocoa & Coconut (4)
- Raw Chia (2) – Still not into the seeds
What is your favorite nut butter? I’d love some more suggestions!