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Spam buys Skippy Peanut Butter

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lemarais Jan 10, 2013 11:55 AM

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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    GH1618 Jan 10, 2013 12:25 PM

    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. KaimukiMan Jan 10, 2013 02:10 PM

      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. Veggo Jan 10, 2013 02:16 PM

        Perhaps the offspring of this union could be chunky Spam?

        1. The Professor Jan 10, 2013 03:55 PM

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

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            John Francis Jan 11, 2013 10:12 AM

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

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              The Professor Jan 11, 2013 10:31 PM

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

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