Thursday, January 27, 2011

Peanut Butter of the Month, Pt. 2

Saratoga Peanut Butter Company's Blizzard Butter, a 100% natural (but with cocoa butter, milk, and vanilla--and soy lecithin as an emulsifier) Creamy White Chocolate Peanut Butter out of Saratoga, NY. And St. Laurent Brothers Peanut Butter, smooth and 100% natural (just peanuts and salt), from Bay City, Michigan.

These two offerings from my Peanut Butter Of The Month Club xmas gift couldn't differ more packaging-wise: Saratoga has a really modern, funky label design with several fun fonts on a paper that looks distinctly recycled and uses low key natural ink colors that give it that granola belt, health food look. St. Laurent Brothers uses a glass jar and a label that looks like it might not have changed since the 1960's. Maybe they were going for retro?

It was probably a mistake to taste the Saratoga one first-- with the extra ingredients it is sweet and rich and creamy. The St. Laurent Brothers peanut butter tastes very peanutty, but even though the consistency seems strangely runny (and it hasn't separated) the texture of it coats your mouth in a exagerated legendary peanut butter way.

I have a feeling the Seratoga jar will be empty in a week. The St. Laurent Brothers will likely be the one my husband has permission to make cookies with.

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