As a kid, I put a slight variation on the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich by eating mine with only the peanut butter. My love of peanut butter is most likely inherited from my dad, who could probably live off peanut butter if he had to. Last year I went grocery shopping with a friend and saw her pick up a brand of peanut butter I had never noticed. I decided to grab a jar for myself because the flavors sounded amazing, and the packaging was unbelievably cute with a little monkey on the front. From then on, I had a new favorite brand of peanut butter.
Peanut Butter & Co. started in 1998, and has a store based in New York City, but their products are sold throughout New England. They’re sold at most super markets, online, and recently I even saw them at a discounted price at The Christmas Tree Shop. The peanut butter comes in ten different flavors. White Chocolate Wonderful is my favorite, it makes me wonder how I never thought to combine peanut butter and white chocolate until now. Cinnamon Raisin Swirl is great, especially on cinnamon raisin bread. The Heat Is On is fiery blend of peanut butter and spices. I tried it with toast and it wasn’t that great, but I think it might work better on crackers or pretzels, something to balance out the spiciness. All of the peanut butter is vegan and gluten free, making it a great option for everyone. Peanut butter also has the good kinds of fat that keep you full throughout the day, making it a healthy breakfast item. Throw it on toast as your running out the door, or incorporate it into a meal if you have some extra time!