The pros: Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Peanut Butter is real peanut butter with nothing added beyond salt and peanuts.
The cons: My jar had a substantial amount of oil at the top that never really mixed well with the rest of the product. Product mentions that you should refrigerated after opening.
The verdict: For $2.29 you are getting a true stick-to-the-roof-of-your-mouth peanut butter. Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Peanut Butter is just two ingredients: peanut and salt. However, my peanut butter container seemed to come with a bonus. There was a large oil slick on the top of my container. I tried mixing it in to no avail. Perhaps, I'll start saving it to fry a turkey in, but I'm not sure.
Oddly enough, this product says "refrigerate after opening." I'm not sure that I've seen this on a peanut butter container. Then again, this only has two ingredients. Every other peanut butter I've tried has had a longer list.
In fact, most peanut butters I've grown up with have at least one sweet element to them. This has none which might be a shock to your system. This peanut butter is very sticky, so use in moderation. I think the sweetness in many commercial peanut butters is to cut back on the sticky nature.
This is a difficult product to have a conversation while eating. Otherwise, a tasty peanut butter, but not a must have. It's good, but didn't amaze me. It's worth a try once.
Here is the visual rundown of what you can expect if you purchase this item:
The jar of Trader Joe's Creamy Salted Peanut Butter:
The nutritional information and ingredients:
Opened I noticed a the top of mine had quite of bit of oil to it:
Would I buy this again? For me, it was good. Not sure if I'll buy it again. I was almost missing that slight sweetness to other peanut butters.
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Bonnie Edens says
This is my favorite Peanut butter. I buy several jars at a time. I store them upside down in the pantry. This gets the oil slick to work its way to the bottom of the jar, making the stirring process a bit easier.
It does take a bit of effort and time to incorporate the oil into the Peanut butter, but I've done it one handed (other in a sling) so it can be done.
Refrigerating it keeps it from separating once mixed, and also gives it a more spreadable consistency. It doesn't have added hydrogenated oil so it's never going to be as thick as Peanut butters that are.
Thanks for sharing Bonnie!