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Any Adams Peanut Butter in Montreal?

dremier Aug 11, 2011 12:26 PM

We just moved to montreal from Vancouver and we can't seem to find Adams Peanut Butter anywhere, anyone know if it is in Montreal and if yes, where? Merci!


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    CassandraBailey RE: dremier Sep 4, 2011 11:23 AM

    Hello André - sadly, the answer to your question is no. I recently visited BC and got hooked on the crunchy, unsalted. I brought back a jar but it's finished. Alas, I will now have to rely upon care-packages for my supply. The Adams people say it's a West Coast thing only in Canada. Darn.

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      Haggisboy RE: CassandraBailey Sep 4, 2011 12:40 PM

      Here in Montreal I've noticed that the only brands of peanut butter widely available are Kraft, Skippy, and store brands. I find it curious that we can't find American brands like Jif or Peter Pan here, let alone others. I can understand not being able to get Adams here, as that is a decision taken by the small regional manufacturers who (likely) can't meet national supply requirements, or haven't yet grown to where they can dream that big. But why can't we get Jif here? Has anybody seen any of the big US peanut butter brands selling in any local stores?

      1. re: Haggisboy
        kpzoo RE: Haggisboy Sep 4, 2011 12:46 PM

        Actually, Adams is made by The J.M. Smucker Company - hardly a "small regional manufacturer." ;-)

        p.s. interestingly, The J.M. Smucker Company also makes Jif. Maybe you could write to them to ask why they don't sell in Canada.

        1. re: kpzoo
          kpzoo RE: kpzoo Sep 4, 2011 12:52 PM

          Perhaps even more interestingly, Smucker's Food Services Canada sells little containers of Jif by the case, so if you *really* have a craving. ;-)


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            Haggisboy RE: kpzoo Sep 5, 2011 08:44 AM

            I sent the folks at Smuckers Canada an e-mail about this. Their foodservice division seems designed to sell small packets of products in bulk to restaurants. What's curious is that they carry Jif, yet if you check Smuckers Canada's main website and look up their family of brands, Jif isn't there, but Adams is.

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              kpzoo RE: Haggisboy Sep 5, 2011 08:48 AM

              "Their foodservice division seems designed to sell small packets of products in bulk to restaurants"

              I know - that's why I was joking about buying a case if your craving is that bad. I know it's not feasible. ;-)

              Apparently they topped selling Jif here due to lack of demand. There's even a Facebook group devoted to "Canadians hoping to keep JIF Peanut Butter in Canada !!"

              Let us know what Smucker's says.

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          Glaff RE: Haggisboy Sep 4, 2011 01:49 PM

          Don't know about the american brands... but I'd recommend this one, best I've ever tasted (there's honey and salt in it, pure heaven) : http://www.abbayevalnotredame.com/fr/...

          Don't exactly know if you can find it easily though. I've bought a big jar at the Abbaye directly. Also found them at Les Co'pains d'abord on Masson.

        3. re: CassandraBailey
          54meteor RE: CassandraBailey Aug 7, 2012 12:47 PM

          I live near Barrie Ontario and the first time i tasted Adams was in a Costco at Waterloo Ont, many years ago. I was instantly addiicted .Since then it was available in Costco for a number of years and then Walmart but has been unavailable for at least five years and I have been importing it from my daughters when I visit her in British Columbia. It is available in any larger grocery store there.
          Having just run out I tried calling Smuckers and althought they have a Canadian address the calls go to the US and they have no interest in distributing it in the rest of Canada. I would be pleased if anyone has a source.

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            CassandraBailey RE: 54meteor Aug 8, 2012 03:16 PM

            I'm in Montreal. Sadly, I have yet to find a source of Adams anywhere in Canada other than BC. I rely on my brother for my supply. It's excellent peanut butter and the only one I'll eat. I savour it all the more when I do get some.

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          dost RE: dremier Sep 4, 2011 01:54 PM

          I would visit a natural foods-type store. Also, you may look for the Maranatha brand. Their nut butters are amazing, all types, stir, no-stir, peanut, almond, etc.... Good luck!

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            jfprieur RE: dremier Sep 4, 2011 03:40 PM

            If you have a Costco membership, the Kirkland Organic natural peanut butter is pretty good in my opinion.

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