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(CBS 21 Harrisburg)   Sugar-free peanut butter. Yuck or yum?   (local21news.com) divider line
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2020-08-05 8:25:15 AM  
Peanuts are naturally sweet. The only time you need to do something like add sugar is if you're removing the peanut oil to sell separately.
 
2020-08-05 9:37:43 AM  
I buy unsweetened PB, because really difficult to find unsweetened bread. So, yum.
 
2020-08-05 10:33:09 AM  
Yum. Although Trader Joe's Nut Butter (which contains not peanuts) is a trillion, trillion times better. I can't actually buy it more than once every 6 months or so because apparently it's a single serving for me. With sliced HoneyCrisp or Cosmic Crisp apples...heaven!
 
2020-08-05 11:28:08 AM  
My peanut butter has one ingredient: peanuts.  So enjoy your confection however you put it together but it's not peanut butter.
 
2020-08-05 11:29:14 AM  
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I'll stick with this stuff, thanks. For as much PB as I eat, I can accept some extra sugar.
 
2020-08-05 11:35:04 AM  

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I'll stick with this stuff, thanks. For as much PB as I eat, I can accept some extra sugar.


Ooh, is that a Canada-only thing?  I could definitely go for dark-roast peanut butter.
 
2020-08-05 11:42:36 AM  
Buy raw peanuts.
Roast raw peanuts to whatever degree of robustness your little peanut-pickin' heart desires.

Blend or process to chunky-ness wanted.  1 Tbl. of peanut oil per cup of nuts facilitates this.
 
2020-08-05 11:58:01 AM  

Zevon's Evil Twin: Buy raw peanuts.
Roast raw peanuts to whatever degree of robustness your little peanut-pickin' heart desires.

Blend or process to chunky-ness wanted.  1 Tbl. of peanut oil per cup of nuts facilitates this.


What piece of equipment do you use?  Food processor?  Dedicated grinder of some sort?  And how much of a pain is it to clean?
 
2020-08-05 11:59:49 AM  
Sugar is not needed.   I'm still fond of PB&J.   There's low sugar preserves available for that.  Also good to keep peanut powder for a tasty Peanut Butter Cup martini (also need dark chocolate).
 
2020-08-05 12:23:06 PM  
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We've tested all of them.
My dog prefers sugar in it.
 
2020-08-05 12:39:59 PM  
Roasted peanuts are sweet enough they don't need it. That said, as good as the flavor has been, I've never, ever found a natural peanut butter (ingredients: peanuts, salt) w/ a texture that was manageable for a drunken 1AM sandwich on an old hamburger bun. It either never blends properly, or it's so runny it makes a mess. If I could get the flavors of the roasted natural stuff w/ the texture of creamy JiF, I could eat myself to death happy.

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2020-08-05 1:03:58 PM  
No sugar.  There's no need for it.
 
2020-08-05 1:12:48 PM  

FrancoFile: WordsnCollision: [Fark user image 640x339]

I'll stick with this stuff, thanks. For as much PB as I eat, I can accept some extra sugar.

Ooh, is that a Canada-only thing?  I could definitely go for dark-roast peanut butter.


I'm in Canada so maybe? Tried the Kraft Dark Roast but even though they use molasses (I LUVS molasses!), the Jif is tastier. More info at Jif.ca.
 
2020-08-05 1:26:50 PM  

FrancoFile: Zevon's Evil Twin: Buy raw peanuts.
Roast raw peanuts to whatever degree of robustness your little peanut-pickin' heart desires.

Blend or process to chunky-ness wanted.  1 Tbl. of peanut oil per cup of nuts facilitates this.

What piece of equipment do you use?  Food processor?  Dedicated grinder of some sort?  And how much of a pain is it to clean?


Food processor handles it well.  Cleaning is really no more difficult than anything else you put in it.

I suppose a good blender like a Vitamix would also work well, though I haven't tried it.
 
2020-08-05 1:28:58 PM  
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There can be only one.

/I do not apologize for the GIANT JAR OF PEANUT BUTTER
//nor for its lack of sugar or stabilizers
 
2020-08-05 2:01:48 PM  

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There can be only one.

/I do not apologize for the GIANT JAR OF PEANUT BUTTER
//nor for its lack of sugar or stabilizers


That was my go-to for a long time, then I found this:
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2020-08-05 3:02:26 PM  
Don't discount almond butter. It's tasty. I get it from those self serve grinders at the store. It's not really smooth, but it isn't really chunky either. Perfect texture for me.

Also, sunflower seed butter is delicious.
 
2020-08-05 3:17:34 PM  
No love for PB2? No added sugar, far less fat and fewer calories. Plus, you make it to the consistency you desire. It's also great for making a peanut sauce!
 
2020-08-05 3:40:11 PM  

CFitzsimmons: No love for PB2? No added sugar, far less fat and fewer calories. Plus, you make it to the consistency you desire. It's also great for making a peanut sauce!


Chocolate ice cream
Ripe banana, sliced
Whole milk
Tablespoon-ish PB2
Tablespoon-ish cocoa powder
Splash of rum
Pinch of salt

Blend, enjoy
 
2020-08-05 3:54:03 PM  
PB should only have 2 ingredients... peanuts and maybe salt.
Done.

That said, I do have JIF in my pantry for emergencies because it has a long shelf life and is calorie fatastic.
 
2020-08-05 4:31:46 PM  
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2020-08-05 5:32:55 PM  

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We don't see that around here, but I am curious.  Since Smucker's owns Adam's, is there a discernible difference between the two?  Are they allopatric, like Best Foods and Hellmann's mayo?
 
2020-08-05 5:57:17 PM  

Trocadero: CFitzsimmons: No love for PB2? No added sugar, far less fat and fewer calories. Plus, you make it to the consistency you desire. It's also great for making a peanut sauce!

Chocolate ice cream
Ripe banana, sliced
Whole milk
Tablespoon-ish PB2
Tablespoon-ish cocoa powder
Splash of rum
Pinch of salt

Blend, enjoy


Similar, but if I don't gave the chocolate ice cream at home I freeze two bananas for mine. If they're ripe enough it's sweet enough.
 
2020-08-05 6:42:00 PM  
I prefer Trader Joe's PB. But it would take me three months to go through a jar and I kept it in the fridge, so it was like a rock.  My wife loves JIF.  So, we get JIF.  She mixes it with honey and eats it with a spoon.
 
2020-08-05 6:54:21 PM  

Whatthefark:

Also, sunflower seed butter is delicious.

exactly ^^^this. I had somehow forgotten my addiction. until just meow. you jerk.


bigbadideasinaction: Trocadero: CFitzsimmons: No love for PB2? No added sugar, far less fat and fewer calories. Plus, you make it to the consistency you desire. It's also great for making a peanut sauce!

Chocolate ice cream
Ripe banana, sliced
Whole milk
Tablespoon-ish PB2
Tablespoon-ish cocoa powder
Splash of rum
Pinch of salt

Blend, enjoy

Similar, but if I don't gave the chocolate ice cream at home I freeze two bananas for mine. If they're ripe enough it's sweet enough.


also ^^^this. I cannot stand over-ripe bananas but I do love slicing them into quarters and tossing them in the gallon ziploc bag of banana quarters what lurks in the freezer. a couple years ago I bought a generic-ish peanut powder (*tapatap* ... *checks the spamazons* - hm, "protein plus") because it was much more economical in price than PB2, but it really didn't come even close.

my lazy-ass used to buy Sir Bananas and blend it with ice and sometimes steal some of $mai_waifu's PB2.
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but then I started buying dark chocolate almond milk and pull the bag of banana pieces out the freezer. (and continue to swipe some PB2 when I felt like it, lol!)
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2020-08-05 7:45:52 PM  

Percise1: PB should only have 2 ingredients... peanuts and maybe salt.
Done.

That said, I do have JIF in my pantry for emergencies because it has a long shelf life and is calorie fatastic.


We keep JIF on hand for emergencies as well.  We seem to get invaded by mice twice each year, once in the fall and once in the spring/early summer.    The JIF is for the mousetraps.
 
2020-08-05 9:39:50 PM  
My ex buys peanuts and makes peanut butter in the coffee bean grinder.
 
2020-08-05 10:05:12 PM  

PlaidJaguar: My ex buys peanuts and makes peanut butter in the coffee bean grinder.


Weird.  It doesn't seem like that should work with the fat content of the peanuts.
 
2020-08-06 12:13:00 AM  

FigPucker: [Fark user image 800x800]
There can be only one.

/I do not apologize for the GIANT JAR OF PEANUT BUTTER
//nor for its lack of sugar or stabilizers


Came here for Adams, leaving to go stir that shiat for half an hour so I can eventually have a goddamned sandwich.
 
2020-08-06 3:39:35 AM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: PlaidJaguar: My ex buys peanuts and makes peanut butter in the coffee bean grinder.

Weird.  It doesn't seem like that should work with the fat content of the peanuts.


I think it turns out a bit more like a paste than butter, and it's certainly chunky, but she likes it.
 
2020-08-06 8:13:39 PM  

Gough: Sum Guye: [Fark user image image 300x300]

We don't see that around here, but I am curious.  Since Smucker's owns Adam's, is there a discernible difference between the two?  Are they allopatric, like Best Foods and Hellmann's mayo?

Believe it or not, sugar is not listed in the ingredients of these:
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/HFCS and dextrose? Yep. Sugar? No.
 
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