Wednesday, August 11, 2010

peanut butter love


confession: i'm breaking up for good with jif. i know, i know... i did write this post back in february, but it was around valentine's day, and we'd just gotten back together after a bad break up, and i was feeling all lovey dovey.

don't get me wrong, jif creamy is DELISH. he's been good to me for the last 20-24 years (poppa cline, can you guesstimate about how old i was when i first had peanut butter?). but i think i've actually found "the one." i can't believe it myself, but it's true.

lately i've been stalking peanut butter fingers, a blog about balancing life, running/working out, healthy meals, and indulgences. her general outlook is that healthy eating is important, but a healthy lifestyle means balance, and that balance can/should incorporate treating yourself every now and then.

there have honestly been a few moments when i've questioned whether or not my love for peanut butter is reasonable/healthy, and so i was really relieved and attracted to her blog. it is, after all, named after one of her favorite snacks of all time: 1 finger, dipped in peanut butter. wam bam thank you ma'am. so when i read this little snippet from one of her q&a sessions, i was inclined to test her recommendations.


What is your favorite type of peanut butter? Peanut Butter and Co.’s Mighty Maple is my new addiction!

The brand I buy the most often is Skippy natural peanut butter because it tastes just like the peanut butter I loved growing up. I loooove practically any kind of peanut butter… especially the honey roasted peanut butter you can grind yourself at Whole Foods.


the funny thing is, before i even found her blog, i stumbled across the peanut butter grinder one day with caroline at whole foods. you bet your sweet sasafrass that i tried the honey roasted peanut butter. and loved it. it doesn't hurt that i know exactly what's in it - honey roasted peanuts. skraight up. nothing else.

after reading that, when i found myself at the grocery store standing in front of the peanut butters, i opted for the skippy natural, and told jif not to worry, because i'd be back soon enough, sure that this was just another pb fling.

turns out, it's not a fling. this is the real deal. although i recognize that skippy natural is probably not as natural as it claims, i still like the fact that i can read the ingredients list and i'm not left scratching my head. and it legitimately tastes like the peanut butter you eat growing up.

so, although i'm sure jif and i will have casual flings and maintain a pleasant relationship throughout our lifetimes, i'm in fo' life with skippy and whole foods.

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