If you are anything like me (which I hope you aren't), you eat peanut butter daily. Not only do I have a tub of peanut butter at all times in my cabinet at home, but I have one at work too. But not just as work, on my desk. Yes, on my desk - not in a drawer, not on a shelf, on my desk. I normally eat it with my finger right out of the jar until I just can't reach it anymore, then which I have to get a spoon. Couple that with 25c apples at the vending machine, and as they say in the burroughs - fuhgedduhboutit!
I won't go so far as to say I am a peanut butter snob, but I obviously do enjoy it, which is why I wanted to let you know about my new favorite brand: Smart Balance Peanut Butter.
I was a little skeptical at first. I figured "I dunno, 'chain' type of company making peanut butter", but it was on sale, and I was OUT of PB, and having never tried it before, I said what the hey.
I have had other peanut butters that are OK (normal brands), some that are just a little over bearing in taste (wild oats), I've "endured" a "reduced fat" (ie. increased sugar) peanut butter (don't EVER buy this), and I have had some good ones, but this takes the cake. It just tastes damn good. Plus, you don't have to stir it (I always make a mess if I have to stir my PB).
Nutrition wise, it boasts no less than 1000mg of Omega-3's per serving (65% DV). The only ingredients are peanuts, flax oil, sodium, and a touch of molasses. The molasses just gives it the slightest sweet taste, all at a moderate 1g of sugar per serving.
My latest concoction is 2 tbsp's of SBPB, 1.5 bananas, 1 scoop of vanilla whey protein powder, a squirt of honey, a little milk and water - and bam, you got a solid shake.
There you have it folks. Next time you are at the grocery store, look for this stuff, and let me know what you think.
ps- Chunky is the work preference with Creamy holding it down in the apartment