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Apr 5, 2011 12:25 PM

Grind your own peanut butter?

Hi, I'm wondering if there are any markets/co-ops/grocery stores in the Twin Cities that have "grind your own" peanut butter machines--specifically honey roasted peanut butter?

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  1. Seward Coop has a grind-your-own machine, but I believe that it is stocked with plain roasted peanuts.

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    1. re: KTFoley

      As an aside, I'd recommend caution with a grind-your-own machine.

      I've used Seward's grind-your-own dispenser 3 times. The first time, when the machine was brand-new, the peanut butter was great. A month later, it tasted slightly rancid. I tried again 8 months later - same problem. I wonder if the machine is hard to clean?

      I've been meaning to complain to Seward, but haven't gotten around to it. In the meantime, I buy my peanut butter from the Wedge - they have the best (freshest tasting) selection - and you can choose from roasted, unroasted, salted, unsalted... No honey-roasted, though.


    2. Whole Foods in St. Paul also has a grind your own peanut butter machine, but again, I don't know if it's honey roasted. Might be worth a call. Good luck and please let us know what you find out!


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      1. re: The Dairy Queen

        Great, thanks! I just called and they do--but not honey roasted. But good to know nonetheless. I've been raving for years about the honey roasted peanut butter out of a machine that we have at Whole Foods in the Boston area, where I live. I wanted to share the deliciousness with my dad, a peanut butter addict in St. Paul, without having to lug a tub of peanut butter on the airplane. But looks like for now that might be my only option. Thanks for the info!

      2. I'm not a huge fan of Hell's Kitchen, but they do have amazing house made peanut butter. Not necessarily honey roasted but seriously delicious. If your Dad hasn't tried it yet he should.

        Hell's Kitchen
        80 South 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402

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        1. re: Seige

          I hate Hell's Kitchen's peanut butter. It's peanut butter watered down with too much sugar.

          Hell's Kitchen
          80 South 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402

          1. re: getgot211

            Their website didn't offer up any locations where they sell their products (specifically the peanut butter). Can you offer up where you can find it?

            1. re: WeZeL27

              Kowalski's & Mississippi Market for sure. Look in the refrigerated section.

              1. re: WeZeL27

                Also - Lund's and the Wedge usually carry it. I believe that Whole Foods also carries it.

                1. re: WeZeL27

                  its made in Coon Rapids and is pretty widely available around here, as others have pointed out.

                  also Grass Roots Gourmet @ midtown global market

                  Grass Roots Gourmet
                  920 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407

                2. re: getgot211

                  I love Parker's Farm PB. That said, I do like shelf stable peanut butter, the kind that isn't a liquid at room temperature. And, the problem with grind-your-own peanut butter is that it's a solid mass after it cools to room temperature.

                  The solution is a 50-50 mixture of grind-your-own and Parker's Farm. It's just the right consistency at room temperature.

                3. Cub & Costco have it too.