March 20, 2020

A Follow-Up From Peanut Butter & Co. (and my favorite ways to eat their peanut butter!)


(I just want to preface this by saying that this is NOT a sponsored post--I had written a complaint about this peanut butter, the company followed up, sent me some replacement products, and these are my thoughts. I was not asked to write a follow up, but I wanted to share!)

I wrote a couple of weeks ago about how I used to LOVE Peanut Butter & Co.'s peanut butter. My favorite flavors were the White Chocolate Wonderful, Dark Chocolate Dreams, and especially Cinnamon Raisin Swirl.

The Cinnamon Raisin Swirl was the BEST (although I tend to pick out most of the raisins, haha) because of its texture--it was gritty (gritty like cookie dough--we'll pretend it's not from sugar). It wasn't too thick, wasn't too thin, and had great flavor.

And then the last couple of times I bought it, it was terrible. Super runny, no flavor, even the color was very pale (I showed side by side pics on this post)

I noticed the same thing with the other flavors, too. The White Chocolate Wonderful was my go-to for oatmeal, but the new jars I had bought were so bad I just had to throw them away. Nobody in the house liked it.

Eli used to love the Dark Chocolate Dreams flavor, but he wouldn't eat it anymore because of the changes.

I knew that PB&Co. had to have changed their recipe or something, because buying these from multiple locations and time periods took those variables away.

Anyway, I wrote a post about it and I shared photos of the differences in texture. My sister is the one who introduced me to the White Chocolate Wonderful flavor, and when she read my blog post, she texted me right away to agree that the last jars she bought were terrible. So, I knew it wasn't just me.

I tweeted the post to Peanut Butter & Co. on Twitter, and they messaged me a reply:



Naturally, I said yes! I was REALLY hoping that the peanut butter actually had changed back to the "normal" stuff I was used to eating for so long.

And a couple of weeks later, I got a package in the mail from PB&Co with six jars of peanut butter--two of each of my favorite flavors! They also included an adorable spoon that says "My Peanut Butter Spoon".




I opened the jars immediately to give them a taste and see if they were back to normal. And I was thrilled to see that they were back! I toasted a piece of Dave's Killer Bread and added a thick layer of Cinnamon Raisin Swirl. I was so happy that I even left the raisins in it ;)



The "Best By" dates on these jars are Sept 2021 or later, so if you're going to buy some, I would look for dates around then or later.

If you're looking for a DEEEElicious combination, try making these Banana Oat Bran Muffins--split them in half and then top each half with some of the Cinnamon Raisin Swirl peanut butter. The muffins are only 137 calories each, so topped with some peanut butter, the calories aren't crazy high. (In the muffins below, I also added blueberries to the recipe)



Anyway, I looked through some of my Instagram food log photos and I found some pictures that show how I like to eat the different flavors:

An apple, quartered, with Cinnamon Raisin Swirl...



A Sierra Trail Mix CLIF Bar with Dark Chocolate Dreams...



A Peanut Butter Chocolate Larabar with Dark Chocolate Dreams... (the calories here include the mug of tea with cream and sugar, so it's a little higher than the others)



Coconut Chocolate Chip Larabar with Dark Chocolate Dreams...



Peanut Butter Cookie Larabar with White Chocolate Wonderful...



Oatmeal with White Chocolate Wonderful...



Toast with Cinnamon Raisin Swirl... (Note that I don't exactly swirl the raisins into it! I wish that this flavor was simply Cinnamon Swirl, but I'll deal--it's just too good)



And a super yummy treat--I was craving cookie dough, and while this isn't exactly "healthy", it's much healthier than actual cookie dough! I combined raw oats (quick cooking works best, because you don't cook them) + White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter + mini chocolate chips. (I can't remember how much of each I used, sorry! I would guess 1/3 cup oats, 2 Tbsp peanut butter, and 1 Tbsp chocolate chips?)



Thank you to Peanut Butter & Co. for showing me the love--I'm thrilled to be able to add your peanut butter back to my breakfasts and snacks!


5 comments:

  1. so glad they improved the recipe. i have never heard of them and see they are all sold out. they sound yummy and I'll have to try them when they are back in stock.

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    1. Their peanut butter is SO GOOD! The White Chocolate Wonderful is perfect to try for the first time :)

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  2. Yum! These look so good, I'll have to look for them!

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    1. They're delicious! I was so sad when the recipe changed, so I'm thrilled that my favorite is back :)

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  3. Yay, thanks for reaching out to them to fix the recipe issue. That would kill me to have to throw out multiple jars of their PB since it's so expensive but they sure did good by you!

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