Sunday, March 29, 2009

Celebrate National Peanut Month!

That's right--March is National Peanut Month. This fact may have been obscured this year due to a certain peanut fiasco, but fear not: there are still plenty of ways to celebrate this most glorious legume, without endangering your health. The geniuses over at Peanut Butter & Company, for example, have provided us all with no less than EIGHT different varieties of peanut butter (not to mention their equally delicious peanut butter pretzel nuggets...we'll save that for another review). Thanks to the peanut butter fairy (aka VeggieGirl), I have had the good fortune of sampling five of these tantalizing flavors. Read on for the deets:


Cinnamon Raisin Swirl
It's like a cinnamon-raisin bagel in peanut butter form. Does it get any better than that?! Come to think of it, yes--spread some of this lusciousness on a Rudi's cinnamon-raisin bagel for double the delight.

Here are some of my other ways to enjoy it. The Banana Quesadilla (no cheese--just PB goodness) and the waffle-wich are two are my favorites:)


Dark Chocolate Dreams
Another match made in heaven: chocolate and peanut butter. It's like a Reese's cup without the guilt.
Serving suggestions. Note that it pairs especially well with raspberry oats and pancakes!


White Chocolate Wonderful
I'll admit it--I didn't like white chocolate...until I discovered this heavenly spread. I have big plans for this stuff; imagine the white chocolate macadamia Clif...in oatmeal form. Wonderful, indeed.


Mighty Maple
So autumnal, so sweet, so perfect. Who needs the syrup when you can put this on your pancakes?
Other ways to gobble it up:

Smooth Operator
Last, but not least: the classic original. I am very much a creamy girl, so this deliciousness goes down easy.
Yes, I am now a PB & Co. devotee: their cookbook is on my Amazon Wish List, and that "Heat Is On" variety is just callin' my name. Try them all for yourself--order online here.

Now you get your PB party on.

28 comments:

Anna said...

Nice! I've only tried the Maple flavor, but Dark Chocolate is on the grocery list!

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

Where do you live? Can I please come over to your house right now and eat Banana Quesadillas and peanut butter filled pretzels? Thank you so much for spreading the PB love. I'm dying to try Mighty Maple!

I'm so sad I didn't know March was National PB month. I'll have to make up for that over the next 2 days with lots and lots of peanut butter. I don't think that will be a problem. :)

FoodsThatFit said...

That is the best review for that PB I have ever seen! Awesome!

carolinebee said...

YUMMM!!! I have THREE jars in my cupboard thanks to my pb fairy miss VG- love her! The m.m. is my fave so far, i want to go to the store so bad :D

ksgoodeats said...

I have their cookbook!! Thanks to the PB fairy of course ;)

Fabulous post! Peanut butter is so versatile!

itsawrapteacher said...

What a tribute to peanut butter! I am so glad I am not afraid to add this to my diet now. The dark chocolate sounds amazing. Where do you buy these from?

shelby said...

Oh well, I think I've been celebrating without even realizing!

LOVE White Chocolate & Cinnamon Raisin flavors! Dark Chocolate is good to but I really want to get my hands on some Mighty Maple

Sarena Shasteen said...

I have yet to try Peanut Butter and Co. peanut butters and I think it is about time I do! These all sound so good!

Anne said...

mmm i still haven't tried pb&co's varities. pb is still kind of a difficult food for me, so i just buy a little bit (or of almond butter!) from the bulk machine at new seasons.

oh and for alphabet oats and the letter U: ugli fruit and udon noodles! don't know how good noodles and oats would be but it's worth the experiment i suppose!

Anne said...

and unsweetened applesauce!
and unsweetened/unsalted anything for that matter :-)

just me said...

boy did you make those pb's look good! i want to eat all of those things now!

flower said...

YUM, what a perfect excuse to eat pb :)

Lauren said...

I love this tribute to peanut butter! I'm still searching stores for Mighty Maple...

jesslikesithot said...

I need to try these flavors ASAP!!!!! Every time they are featured on blogs my mouth waters, but I have yet to try them because I just can't find them anywhere near me!

foodfeud said...

I used to work there...Boy Oh Boy. The Mighty Maple was not around then, but it sounds great.
I also love your blue and white checkered bowl! It matches the following photo of WCW so well!

eatingbender said...

Yessss! I love PB&Co.! VeggieGirl is such a sweetheart - I have tried White Chocolate, Dark Chocolate and Cinnamon Raisin...but after reading this post, I need to try Mighty Maple. Especially using some of the fabulous combinations you came up with! I'm with Heather - banana quesadillas, please :o)

I just read your interview post, too. I remember when you were debating becoming a vegan. It was interesting to go back through the post and read the comments again. Thanks for sharing!

Marianne said...

I swear, the Dark Chocolate Dreams is like crack. I could sit down with that jar and devour the whole thing. But I do have a special place in my heart for the White Chocolate Wonderful, since I love me some white chocolate.

I so want to make a pb & b quesadilla now!

Megan said...

anyone who doesn't love all things PB&co is a crazy person! those pictures practically have me drooling!

hooray for whoever created national peanut month. i can celebrate that :)

lizzy said...

I LOVE YOUR PICS! you are such a good photographer! which PB&CO is your favorite?!?

Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) said...

Wow!!! You are one lucky blogger! I am 100% addicted to the White Chocolate PB!

dailydulcie said...

I am obsessed with Pb&Co!!!

So far I've tried both the Cinnamon Raisin Swirl & the Mighty Maple.. I'm in love with both of them!!

I'm not a fan of white chocolate at all. However, after your review, I may have to try it!

Three cheers for Pb&Co! So delicious, so creamy, so amazing<3

All your pictures are scrumptious! :D

Danielle said...

I love these pb's I've only tried a couple though.
I can't wait to go to the restaurant next month!

burpandslurp said...

all this pb goodness...I'm drowning in my own drool.
I've tried the cinnamon raisin, and that's it. I'd love to try the white chocolate.

Zesty Cook said...

WOW - what an amazing post. I love PB and this review is maybe the most in depth I have ever seen. Thanks so much

Erin said...

I STILL haven't been able to try anything from PB&Co! Don't know why, I just haven't seen them for sale anywhere around here, which I know they are. Want want want.

ChickPea said...

ItsaWrap: You can order them online at ilovepeanutbutter.com, and some grocery stores carry them. I've seen them at SuperTarget and The Fresh Market.

ChickPea said...

lizzy: That's a tough call, but I'll say that Mighty Maple is my fave...for now.

VeggieGirl said...

HOW THE HELL DID I MISS THIS POST?!?!??!?! I'm so sorry :-(

Thanks for the shout-out though!! :-D