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Favorite organic peanut butter?

Winny94 May 7, 2014 11:11 AM

Looking for some recommendations.


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  1. pinehurst RE: Winny94 May 7, 2014 11:13 AM

    Teddie Organic Chunky!

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      noodlepoodle RE: Winny94 May 7, 2014 11:49 AM

      I like Smucker's organic peanut butter, but I've only been able to find it in one store in central Vermont.

      1. Caitlin McGrath RE: Winny94 May 7, 2014 12:03 PM

        Santa Cruz Organic Dark Roasted is my hands-down favorite. Make sure to get the dark roasted (there's also a light roasted with a very similar flavor) for the best, peanuttiest flavor.

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          Ttrockwood RE: Caitlin McGrath May 7, 2014 06:09 PM

          Love love love this one

        2. greygarious RE: Winny94 May 7, 2014 12:32 PM

          One of the previous discussions: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8147...

          1. Will Owen RE: Winny94 May 7, 2014 01:05 PM

            Trader Joe's Crunchy. The only one I can find here in Pasadena that doesn't have any sugar added! I did see some in the little gourmet-foods shop we like to drop in on when we're up in Cambria, but it was eight or nine dollars. I'm sure it was very good, but probably not twice as good as TJ's.

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              chocolatetartguy RE: Will Owen May 7, 2014 05:05 PM

              There must be some places down in Socal like Berkeley Bowl, a large independent chain of 2 stores They make my favorite Organic Crunchy made from peanuts only.

              Justin's is hella expensive at the supermarket, but it showed up recently at the Grocery Outlet and isn't half bad. I just noticed that they add palm fruit oil to the peanuts. It's pretty good topping an apple half which is a frequent breakfast for me.

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                westsidegal RE: chocolatetartguy May 8, 2014 08:26 AM

                1.justin's is not organic
                2. why would anyone want palm oil added to their peanut butter?

              2. re: Will Owen
                westsidegal RE: Will Owen May 8, 2014 08:23 AM

                Will: are there no Gelson's in Pasadena?
                the Santa Cruz brand is sold in Gelson's.
                it has no added sugar.
                it is FAR FAR FAR better than anything TJ's sells
                get the DARK ROASTED variety.

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                  Will Owen RE: westsidegal May 9, 2014 04:36 PM

                  Pasadena Gelson's went out of business. They figured with a location in a trendy shopping center/condo development a kinda-fancy store would be a natural. But all those trendy young professionals shopped there like they would at a 7-11 and ate most of their meals out.

                  Oh, wait – there's one in La Cañada. Okay, I'll try the PB, and get some Polly-O mozzarella to go with it!

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                    westsidegal RE: Will Owen May 10, 2014 07:14 PM

                    be sure you call before going to make sure they have stock of the DARK ROASTED variety.
                    not worth driving for the light roasted stuff imho

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                debbiel RE: Winny94 May 7, 2014 05:59 PM

                Haven't tried a lot of them, but I pretty much always go with Arrowhead Mills. Creamy.

                1. westsidegal RE: Winny94 May 8, 2014 08:22 AM

                  the Santa Cruz brand.
                  get the DARK ROAST variety (they make a light roast and a dark roast. the light roast tastes similar to all the other peanut butters on the shelf. the DARK ROAST is sublime)

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