Big Bite Taste Test: Peanut Butter


Creamy, crunchy and even a bit quirky, these peanut butters from the store are jelly's best friends.

BEST CREAMY: Skippy Creamy Peanut Butter
Velvety smooth, this classic won over tasters with a "rich, buttery" consistency and "slight sweetness." No wonder Skippy sells almost 90 million jars of the stuff each year. More »
Try it in: Peanut Butter and Bacon on Banana Bread »


BEST CRUNCHY: Jif Extra Crunchy Peanut Butter
"It's like having a big bag of peanuts," one taster said. Jif-named to be easy to say, spell and remember-also scored points for its "smoky, dark-roasted" flavor. More »
Try it in: Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast Sticks »


BEST NATURAL CRUNCHY: Smucker's Organic Chunky Peanut Butter
Judges loved this "lip-smacking" peanut butter's "salty" taste and "big chunks of nuts." One taster said, "It'd be great stirred into a Thai peanut sauce." More »
Try it in: Thai Roast Beef Wrap »


BEST NATURAL CREAMY: Koeze Cream-Nut Natural Peanut Butter
It doesn't get more natural than Koeze-this old-school company makes its peanut butter strictly from Virginia peanuts and sea salt. (koeze.com) More »
Try it in: Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Crunch »


BEST HONEY: Nutty's Old Fashioned Peanut Butter, Honey Roasted Crunch

If brittle and peanut butter had a child, this "sweet, nutty" concoction would be it. It would "make a great candied topping for ice cream," one judge said. (nuttyspeanutbutter.com) More »
Try it in: Salty Chocolate Peanut Butter Brittle »


BEST ODDBALL: P.B.Loco Raspberry White Chocolate Peanut Butter
This peanut butter-from a company started by three former lawyers-is all natural, gluten-free and kosher. It's not low on flavor, though: "It's like a fresh raspberry tart." (pbloco.com) More »
Try it in: Peanut Butter and Jelly "Moose" »

By Dina Cheney | Photography By Tina Rupp


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