Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Organic / orgasmic

Peanut butter is one of my favorite things in the world. I decided to try out some weird organic "all-natural" peanut butter that cost more, had to be refrigerated, and came with the oil separated out (you have to stir it yourself)... and it's just odd. I don't really like it. It's bitter and alien. It's also somewhat dry because I poured a little of the peanut oil out before I stirred it (oil kinda creeps me out)... but it sort of tastes like it's missing both sugar and salt. The ingredients are just "peanuts," so I guess I can't fault them there. Anyway, I will not be getting it again. I'll stick with Jif (or perhaps Skippy).

On the topic of peanut butter, I find it amusing that the best jam I've ever had is the Safeway store brand red raspberry jam. It tastes really good, and it's just the right consistency and texture, with little bits of seeds. They also make a mean stroganoff sauce mix. And, well, that's about it.

4 comments:

ianonymous said...

There clearly have been 2 natural disasters this week, as hell has surely frozen over. Twice in one week and we agree on something. All natural peanut butter is not cool, it's bitter, nasty and the oil never fully mixes in, leaving you with this weird paste like material that leaves large holes in bread when you are spreading it.

Travis said...

I think that it's safe to assume at this point that the hurricane was our fault.

Well, really, it was your fault; I posted, but you could have kept your mouth shut. Now you're going to have to live with that.

Anonymous said...

I love you, Travis. Natural peanut butter is the only kind of peanut butter I eat. It tastes like peanut butter should - like peanuts. Don't pour the oil out, that's just a flagrant way to ruin the product.

Travis said...

I'm on my second jar now—I bought two a few months ago because I love peanut butter and it came highly recommended. I left most of the oil in this time, and while that fixed the texture (of course) it didn't do a thing to improve the taste of the product.

It's kind of annoying that they make you do word verification for comments even when you're logged in or OWN the blog. I assumed it was only for anonymous posters, but whatever...