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Nov 22, 2010 04:51 PM

Looking for Jif!!

I used to buy Jiffy Peanut Butter at Pusateri's, but it's not there, as a transplanted American who grew up with the stuff, can anyone tell me if it's being sold anywhere else? I also tried Metro or at least one location of Metro because I remember seeing it there long ago when Metro was Dominion, but to no avail. Skippy, Kraft etc. pale in comparison.

1539 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5M, CA

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  1. I found your post when I went searching for Jif for myself today. Sadly, I've learned that the brand has been discontinued in Canada due to poor sales. How horrible. I've sent in my own inquiry and I'll let you know what I find.

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    1. re: Pantagruelia

      I heard from Smucker's today and here's what they said:

      "Thank you for your recent inquiry regarding where you may purchase Jif Creamy Peanut Butter in your area. Unfortunately, due to slow sales movement, this product has been discontinued. Thank you for contacting us. We are pleased you have enjoyed Smucker's products in the past and hope you will continue to be one of our many loyal customers in the years to come."

      Looks like I'll be stocking up the next time I'm down south!

      1. re: Pantagruelia

        ha ha - I received the exact same note yesterday also.

        You would think with the obvious interest they would consider bringing it back.

    2. Treat yourself to a cross-border shopping trip for Black Friday and you'll find Jif (and many other products you can't find in Canada) at any supermarket....

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      1. re: TexSquared

        Good news! You can actually buy it at LONGO'S- and now that they have opened a Longos downtown, they are everywhere in the GTA. I bought it about 4 months ago at the Longos in Burlington, so I assume they all sell it.


        1. re: shocked

          I too used to buy the product at Longos, having not been able to find it on their shelves at multiple stores I contacted them who confirmed they no longer sell the product. After contacting Smuckers the parent for Jfif they confirmed they NO longer export the product to Canada. So we all have to suck it up and either switch to Krap brand or go to the US and pick up a case there!

      2. Oh, Happy Day! I'll be off to Longo's as soon as I get rid of the jars of mediocre peanut stuff from Skippy and Kraft. Actually, I think I'll go there and buy some immediately so that I don't miss it if they decide not to carry it. Thanks to all the posters for their comments!

        Happy Day Restaurant
        2383 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P1X2, CA

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        1. re: Abbeshay

          Õops, I guess I got overexcited about the prospect of finding my long lost peanut butter ( I really feel silly, but peanut butter can be a big deal when you have a craving for it!!) Thanks to the posters anyway and I guess I'll just have to wait for a surprise package from home or when I travel back in the future.

                1. re: Danybear

                  Ah, yes, I can remember buying things like Old Bay Seasoning there at a time when nobody up here knew what Old Bay Seasoning was! Well, now I guess I"m off to Walmart's.