Food is on the brain, in my hand, in my mouth, in my stomach, in my dreams! I love food, especially peanut butter! I can eat it with apples, bananas, and celery! I can eat it out of the jar, smothered on bread, toast, bagels, and banana bread. I can cover it with jelly, honey and chocolate! I can also mix it into my ice cream. I am picky here and prefer to have it with chocolate instead of vanilla or any other flavor! Crap! I freakin’ LOVE peanut butter.
I have tried a lot of the “all natural” varieties out there. I have even blended my own….blah. I stink at that! So when my all time favorite peanut butter company, Skippy, came out with their own “all natural” line (about a year ago?), I was thrilled. I grew up on Skippy and knew this was gonna rock! It did, of course. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Skippy never lets me down.
Then!!! there was word on the street that Jif was coming out with their “all natural” peanut butter. I finally saw it on the shelf in the store yesterday and bought it. Yipee more peanut butter to try! I was happy to show Carlos when I got home because he grew up on Jif. He said his mom was choosey. So we did what I am sure millions of people have done when a company has some competition….we had a taste test. I opened Jif’s jar and Skippy’s, got 2 spoons and fed Carlos. He knew the difference even with his eyes closed, and of course picked Jif….by the way he’s choosey, too! I just grabbed my spoons and chowed down! Yummmmm I was in heaven. Jif was actually good! but I still prefer Skippy. Skippy’s texture is a bit smoother, and I just found out today, after reading the label, Skippy has about double the amount of salt. I love salt!!!!!
Check out the pictures. Interestingly, they have the same amount of calories and fat. Jif actually has Calcium. Where does that come from? The molasses? hmm. Even though I prefer Skippy, I am not worried. I won’t let the Jif jar go to waste, but I have a feeling Carlos will devour it without a problem. Jif is in the hizzzz-ouse again!
By the way, I do reuse these when I sell a 1/2 lb of Red Wigglers. I make sure to poke holes on the bottom and on the lid.