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Teddie Peanut Butter

Pat Hammond Sep 28, 2006 03:24 PM

A friend gave me a jar of Teddie, and it's quite good. I'm accustomed to Trader Joe's unsalted, and this does have salt. I've never heard of Teddie. Is it a popular brand, that I've just missed?

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  1. Karl S RE: Pat Hammond Sep 28, 2006 03:26 PM

    It's been a longtime favorite in the Boston area. Made just 4 miles from me, in Everett MA.

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      cheryl_h RE: Pat Hammond Sep 28, 2006 03:28 PM

      My husband who is addicted to peanut butter will only buy Teddies Old Fashioned, not homogenized, no sugar added. They make a salted and unsalted version. You can tell it by the layer of oil on top which has to be stirred in. It's widely available in my local (Boston) markets.

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        Louis RE: cheryl_h Sep 29, 2006 05:19 PM

        I have been using Teddie for many years. Here is a trick that the owner suggested regarding the oil on top, which really works. Since the peanut oil floats to the top when the jar is sitting on the shelf, simply store the jar upside down and the oil will be on the bottom (which will be the new top) the next time you use it. The other trick, is to pour the peanut oil off through a strainer, and use it the next time you need to saute, or fry something in a healthy, high smoke point, monounsaturated cooking oil.

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          cheryl_h RE: Louis Sep 29, 2006 05:25 PM

          I'm sure DH just stirs the oil back into the peanut butter. It's no big deal, just a sign that the butter hasn't been homogenized which is a good thing IMO.

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            Karl S RE: cheryl_h Sep 29, 2006 05:29 PM

            And it's much easier to do when you m-wave it for 30 seconds on high (without the cap).

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            Morticia RE: Louis May 11, 2008 04:13 PM

            That's what I always do with natural peanut butter! (The only kind I buy). But I wish I could get even more oil separated from the rest, since I really like peanut butter when it is almost all solids and very little fat. (Does anyone make peanut butter that has been defatted but without any additives???)

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              Emme RE: Morticia May 12, 2008 09:29 PM

              I always put a paper towel wadded up in my PB jar, turn it upside down and let absorb. I change the towel as it soaks up the oil. What I'm left with after a few days is chewier, drier and lovely, IMO.

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            val ann c RE: cheryl_h Oct 1, 2006 06:09 PM

            The Teddies web site provides info on stores that sell the PB - the Natural and the Homogenized varieties. http://www.teddie.com/links.html

            I love the Natural variety, with the separated peanut oil. I have no intention of trying the Homogenized variety -- it contains hydrogenated vegetable oil.

            The company also markets River Queen nuts. Has anyone tried these?

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              Infomaniac RE: val ann c Oct 1, 2006 06:16 PM

              I've tried River Queen nuts...they are the brand always on sale at my local grocery store. They are alright..not as good as Planters nuts IMO.

          4. val ann c RE: Pat Hammond Sep 28, 2006 04:14 PM

            For years I've been reading recommendations for Teddies. I finally tried it. It's REALLY good. Fresh, clean peanut taste. The salted variety is a bit saltier than other brands.

            I don't know how Teddie's makes natural PB in a jar taste so much better than any other brand. But it's delicious.

            1. Cheese Boy RE: Pat Hammond Sep 29, 2006 04:43 AM

              I have to say that I'm shocked to learn this. Teddies peanut butter in NY can usually be had for .99c (18oz size?). I've always steered away from it because of its low pricetag.
              I'll remember to give it a try now.

              (I'm trying the remember who stocks it. It's one of those CVS/Eckerd type of stores).

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                Pat Hammond RE: Cheese Boy Sep 29, 2006 11:44 AM

                Wow, in a drugstore? Please post again if you remember where you found it for 99 cents. Reading along here, I realize that my friend must have brought it back from a visit to Boston. I haven't seen in where I am in NY, but I'll know to look for it now. I'd like to find an un-salted version.

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                  Cheese Boy RE: Pat Hammond Sep 29, 2006 08:42 PM

                  Pat, I'm almost positive it's Eckerd's stores (soon to be Rite Aid) that carries Teddies
                  "on sale" always for .99 cents. It seems to be a 'seasonal' item for them because they don't have it all year round. The Teddies PB Eckerd's stocks is the salted smooth pb with the red lid (18oz). See the link provided to view their product line.

                  Teddies Link: http://www.teddie.com/peanutbutter.html

                  Have fun with your search.

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                    Pat Hammond RE: Cheese Boy Sep 30, 2006 04:38 PM

                    If there's an Eckerd's out here in Westchester, I'll find it. Thanks SO much!

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                      Cheese Boy RE: Pat Hammond Sep 30, 2006 05:10 PM

                      This might help: http://www2.eckerd.com/StoreLocator.a...

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                        Pat Hammond RE: Cheese Boy Sep 30, 2006 05:58 PM

                        Aren't you nice! Mt. Vernon, under two miles from me. Thanks!

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                          Cheese Boy RE: Pat Hammond Oct 1, 2006 04:55 PM

                          Pat, picked up a jar last night at Eckerd's. Plenty of them there. The homogenized, smooth and salted, 18oz jar, was $1.49. (as I mentioned in a previous reply, it's the one with the red lid). I haven't tasted it yet. I'll be sure to let you know.

                          If you don't find anything in Mt. Vernon, I found them at:

                          Eckerd's (this store is open 24)
                          3590 East Tremont Avenue
                          Bronx, NY 10465
                          (718) 792-9258

                          If you live or work in southern Westchester, this isn't far for you at all. I find myself in Mt. Vernon, Bronxville, New Rochelle, and Pelham all the time. It's about a 5 to 10 minute drive from any of these locations. Enjoy your new PB find.

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                            Pat Hammond RE: Cheese Boy Oct 2, 2006 01:43 AM

                            The one I have is smooth, salted, but the Old Fashioned label, i.e. unhomogenized. I found the same jar at my little C-Town, for 2.30 something. It's a great little local market, nice produce, and an amaing beer selection, but expensive, always. I'll have to head to the Bronx. Thanks for taking an interest in this thread. I hope you like Teddie!

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                              Cheese Boy RE: Pat Hammond Oct 2, 2006 07:30 PM

                              Pat, quick report on the Teddies homogenized I purchased. Tastes good, and tastes very much like the well-known Skippy brand. If I'm buying "homogenized",
                              I prefer Jif. Teddies is good though, especially if you like Skippy. Jif has a more roasted peanutty taste to me. (I'm one of those guys who prefers those darker roasted peanuts in the bag).

                              Last note, another poster stated Stop and Shop carries the Teddies Natural Peanut Butter also (the Old Fashioned label, as you stated). No need for you to head to the Bronx, they only have the homogenized. I know there's a Stop and Shop in New Rochelle opposite the firehouse.

                              Store locator: http://www.stopandshop.com/locator.htm

                              Just an option to the C-Town if they're ever out-of-stock.

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                                Pat Hammond RE: Cheese Boy Oct 3, 2006 02:27 PM

                                I purely hate big supermarkets, so I'll go through N.R. to the smaller S & S further down the road. I pass it every time I go to Trader Joe's. I'll pick up a couple of jars, so I'll have a spare. I think I've found my favorite peanut butter. And I'll say thank you, again!

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                                Caitlin McGrath RE: Pat Hammond Oct 2, 2006 09:44 PM

                                I doubt you'll find the natural Teddies for 99 cents anywhere; $2.30something is probably a good price, compared toi.e., Whole Foods, considering TJ's store brand natural is $1.99 and you're more for getting all peanuts, no sugar, hydrogenated oil, etc. I had Teddies when I lived In NY, and thought it was very good. Too bad it's not available on the west coast.

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                    cheryl_h RE: Cheese Boy Sep 29, 2006 01:00 PM

                    I have no idea what it costs locally, but it's always hard to find on the grocery store shelves. It tends to be on the lower shelves, with the popular brands (Jif, Skippy) at eye level. I think the company spends very little on advertising and probably nothing for shelf space.

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                      val ann c RE: Cheese Boy Sep 29, 2006 01:48 PM

                      I bought Teddie PB at Whole Foods in NJ.

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                      Bostonbob3 RE: Pat Hammond Sep 29, 2006 01:09 PM

                      Teddy is pretty darn good. It's a staple of many here in the Boston area.

                      For the low, low price of just $99.99, my fellow Boston 'hounds and I will ship a jar of Teddy anywhere in the country. :)

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                        MaryMcK. RE: Pat Hammond Nov 27, 2007 07:28 AM

                        I've tried many many varieties of natural peanut butter and my favorites are Smucker's, Teddies and Whole Foods 365 brand. I buy whichever one is on sale or for which I have coupons. The WF variety tends to be the cheapest - $1.99 for an 18 oz jar last time I checked although that was a while ago. It also has the most oil though, and ends up being quite runny if you don't remove some of it before stirring. Teddies is now up to around $2.45 a jar when not on sale here in western Mass, at the local big supermarkets (Stop & Shop and Big Y). I stock up if I'm in the Berkshires where it's much cheaper at Price Chopper.

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                          anzu RE: Pat Hammond Dec 3, 2007 02:31 PM

                          I'm not normally a PB person (or rather, I've gradually switched over to almond butter, just b/c I like the taste better), but lately, my friend recommended Creamnut peanut butter (creamnut.com). He said there was an article about them in the NYT a while back.

                          Anyway, has anyone tried both Creamnut and Teddie brands? They sound like they are equally good. I was thinking of "reintroducing" PB again into my diet and since it takes me a really long time to go through one jar, I want to get a good jar! If you've tried both, can you tell me which one you like better?

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                            dmjaeger RE: Pat Hammond May 8, 2008 06:21 PM

                            Does anyone know how to get Teddie Smooth in California? I miss it very much and would love to get my mitts on some Teddie Smooth Peanut Butter.

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                              adamselene RE: dmjaeger Aug 20, 2011 08:23 AM

                              Teddie now does direct shipping, at cost. See:

                            2. cassoulady RE: Pat Hammond May 13, 2008 12:42 PM

                              Teddie is the peanut butter I grew up eating, and now wont eat anything else. I think that the other comercial brands have a weird texture. Chunky Teddie with some Bonne Maman jam is the perfect thing to me.

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                                noodlepoodle RE: Pat Hammond Aug 23, 2011 05:32 PM

                                I buy the unsalted Old Fashioned Teddie (because I find the salted one too salty) and stir a little salt in to taste. I think next time I will pour off a little of the oil to see it if it will have a less soupy texture. Turning the jar upside down is a good way to avoid mixing in the oil. IMO Teddie's is the best tasting peanut butter out there.

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