I occasionally have a question I'd like to discuss with other foodies. And even though my kids think they are foodies, I'd rather talk to real people. Like you.
So, how 'bout I ask and you answer. You're awfully quiet, you people who visit here. And maybe you'll talk if I ask.
So, today's question is, what do you think about natural peanut butter?
I buy natural peanut butter, Krema brand to be exact (a local company). And it is good, but then almost all peanut butter is good. The problem I have with natural peanut butter is the maintenance. It's made with only peanuts, no oils or salt, and so it separates. When I first open a jar I have to stir it to death, and then I have to refrigerate it if I don't want to do that every time I use it. And if I refrigerate it, it's not very spreadable -- it rather rips the bread apart.
I realize I am sucked in by the "natural" label and the "purity" of the product, so I think maybe I'd like to switch.
So, do you eat natural peanut butter? Do you think that other brands of peanut butter (they are not unnatural, so I'm not sure what to call them) -- the kinds that are processed with oils to keep them smooth -- are just as good? I'd love to know your thoughts.