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Jan 10, 2013 11:55 AM

Spam buys Skippy Peanut Butter

So now Hawaii can claim Skippy as their own...

I still for the life of me can't understand the popularity of Skippy-- why would anyone want sugar and cottonseed oil in their peanut butter?? Smucker's and others make a supermarket product that has nothing but peanuts. And many supermarkets now have a grind-your-own station, also nothing but peanuts!

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  1. Some people are hooked on sugar, because they have been conditioned to eating sweet foods. Others would just as soon not have any sugar in peanut butter but don't like the oily separation of unstabilized peanut butter. It doesn't seem to be possible to buy peanut butter which is stabilized but which lacks sugar.

    When I decided to be more diligent about reducing added sugar from my diet, I just eliminated peanut butter altogether. It isn't that important.

    1. because skippy is what i grew up with. i tend to prefer jif slightly now, i think it has (slightly) less sugar. I have tried "all peanut" peanut butter, it just doesn't hit the spot.

      I notice on jif's website that their "natural" peanut butter is a whopping 90% peanuts, and about 2% salt and molasses. Which leaves 18% hydrogenated oil and sugar.

      (did i mention that i just ate a peanut butter sandwich less than 10 minutes ago?)

      1. Perhaps the offspring of this union could be chunky Spam?

        1. Skippy Peanut Butter reminds me of what peanut and sugar flavored Crisco probably would taste like.

          1. Nonetheless, Skippy's smooth pb is the best. Just ask America's Test Kitchen.

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            1. re: John Francis

              wow...I just lost a little respect for ATK.