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Jan 28, 2013 03:20 PM

Anyone tried the new Planters "NUT•rition Peanut Butter"

Planters call them "NUT•rition Peanut Butter" and they look like basically granola mixed into peanut butter.

But one that is on the horizon and soon-to-be released is a Cherry Chocolate Peanut Butter. Just typing those words makes me sort of want to gag.

Anyone try these yet? I can't imagine fans of "smooth" PB getting up and making a run at these new NUT•rition Peanut Butter varieties ...

(And let's not digress into a big discussion about HFCS or Hydrogenated Veggie Oils, and how it's better to just make your PB, or store-bought PB has too much sugar, etc. Thanks.)

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  1. I have! And I found it vile. I tried the "Energy" mix, which has dried banana bits and granola mixed in. I got a medium jar on sale for $1.25, so I thought, I'll try.

    Here's the thing: unlike crunchy or "super chunk" PB, the granola bits (or the banana bits) do NOT dissolve--you cannot fully chew them. It's like chewing gravel, and literally hurt my teeth. I like banana chips. I like peanut butter. But not this.

    It got spread on a pinecone, rolled in seed, and hung on a pine branch for the birds in the back yard.

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    1. re: pinehurst

      Thank you for 'taking the hit.' I love chunky peanut butter, and I love bananas, but I do not like gravel. You saved me 3.49. I'll stick with my super chunky jif with sliced bananas instead

    2. I got a jar of one that had dried cranberries and peanut chunks in it. I think it was a buck at Big Lots. I'm a smooth PB person, so it was okay but meh....

      However, I used it to make peanut butter brownies, and the stuff found its true calling. Very yummy!

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      1. re: jmcarthur8

        My sister brought me over a jar with the cranberry bits and a few peanut bits and personally I liked it. I liked the chewy little bits of cranberry with bits of peanuts which gave an interesting texture. I did think the peanut better part of it reminded me of that dryish peanut butter you get in peanut butter cups. Having eaten about a third I was in Target and was going to pick up another jar. It was $3.89 versus the $.99 at the 99¢ Only store (best by date was this month, however) so I picked up some more there. The other versions sounded a little bit too weird to me so I passed on those. I may change my opinion, but as of right now I liked it on crackers.