Anyone tried the new Planters "NUT•rition Peanut Butter"
- ipsedixit Jan 28, 2013 03:20 PM
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.)
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.
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.