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Aug 23, 2011 09:34 PM

Costco Brand Peanut Butter

The Costco brand peanut butter tastes a bit like the Santz Cruz peanut butter that was recently rated the "best" peanut butter (forget where). It tastes really good, have you tried it?

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  1. I have and while the flavor is good, it ends up being a lot of pourable peanut butter oil by half the container, no matter how much I stir. I've decided I'm done with it.

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    1. re: chowser

      It is one of the best tasting PB's but, unfortunately, all the 'natural' pb brands are difficult to stir properly except for one brand that I can't find any more. The instructions on the jar said to take the top off and place jar in microwave for x number of seconds, then stir. Worked like a charm. I'm wondering if all PB jars can be put in mwave safely. I haven't been able to find out.

      1. re: mucho gordo

        Have you tried Maranatha? I don't know how they do it but it's smooth and spreadable throughout. And, I love the roasted peanut taste. I wouldn't mind microwaving pb once but if I did it every morning, I wonder if the quality would suffer.

        1. re: chowser

          No, I haven't tried that brand. If it's smooth w/out stirring, it must have some ingredient other than peanuts and sea salt. You wouldn't have to m/wave the pb every day; just once when first opening the jar. After it's thoroughly mixed and refrigerated, it stays that way.

            1. re: chowser

              I also checked the jar, itself, at the market today. Just as I suspected, it contains other ingredients. In order to be "non stir" it has palm oil in it. It also contains sugar which, AFAIC, makes it candy, not PB.

              PB s/b peanuts and sea salt only.

    2. I like it and it is our house brand. In fact, I just ate a PB&J sandwich made from it for lunch.

      To prevent pourable PB, I store it on the shelf upside down until ready to open. Then stir throughly to mix and keep it in the fridge. Have never had an issue using every last bit without spills.

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      1. re: tcamp

        Do you find it hard to spread from the refrigerator? I keep it upside down but that's why I get the oily bottom.

        1. re: chowser

          I try to pull it out 5-10 minutes before using and that has the effect of making it spreadable.

          1. re: tcamp

            I usually keep it out because in the morning, I'm in a hurry and am lucky to get out the door in time.;-)

          2. re: chowser

            It is soft, but has a robust peanut taste (not "diluted"). We keep it in the refrigerator (after stirring) and is spreads very nicely.

            1. re: Funwithfood

              I'll bet refrigerating would make a big difference because it's easily pourable at room temperature.

              1. re: chowser

                Definitely give it a try. I really don't know what the label says but I've always refrigerated "natural" (just peanuts and salt) peanut butters.

                1. re: tcamp

                  Thanks, I will. I used to refrigerate but it was too hard to spread and I'd tear the bread. It's so nice and smooth when it's not cold.

          3. i buy the organic one and the sam problem...i just scoop it out and throw it away.

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            1. re: Monica

              What do you scoop out and throw away?