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Costco Kirkland brand Organic Peanut butter vs the Regular Natural PB


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#1 SpaghettiWestern

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 05:29 PM

what i would like to know is.....  which one has a better flavor ?

has someone tried both of these ?

 

Kirkland natural or Kirkland organic .....they are both 100% valencia peanuts which are my favorite.

organic doesnt always mean better flavor.

 

does anyone have an opinion ?

thanks.



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Posted 24 December 2013 - 12:37 PM

I make my own pb so I can't address your question directly. However, I can't imagine that either would be less than desirable, so have you considered buying both then doing a blind taste test -- maybe with a bunch of friends?


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Posted 24 December 2013 - 09:11 PM

Define regular. Thanks
I have the regular in the pantry right now. It's a little runny. Could use a deep stirring. The tall container requires a longer utensil to get to the bottom to mix completely

#4 SpaghettiWestern

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 02:33 AM

OK.... i did go back to Costco and buy the regular non organic 100% valencia peanut butter.   i didnt need to do a blind taste test.  after i stired it and chilled it in the fridge i tasted them both side by side.  to my taste... the organic has a stronger more roasted peanut taste.

i LOVE valencia peanuts... they are sweeter and have more of the taste i am looking for in peanut butter.

 

anyway....i like the organic better.  so  i am going to give away the regular to a friend of mine that craves any peanut butter.

 

i always keep my peanut butter in the fridge.... i keep all nut butters in the fridge... and sometimes in the freezer.  even when i use to eat Jif ...  i always kept it in the fridge,  I have never had any go bad on me but the natural butters are alot better off refridgerated.....

for me  anyway. 

i dont mind that when i get them they need to be stired..... thats just the way they are and its ok with me.  i stir them once and then the fridge keeps them nice and silky smooth.... and ready for whatever i put it on.

 

i guess i answered my own question here.  i should really have never bothered to post it because everybody likes something different

when it comes to nut butters. its a very personal thing.... peanut butter.  lol

 

i happen to love the tase of valencia peanuts while others may find them not to their liking. 

 SO i am thrilled to find that costco now carries this peanut butter.  even if i couldnt get the organic.... i'd still buy the regular because of the kind of peanuts they use. i was always buying valencia peanut butter from Trader Joes till that went away.  i am a huge Costo fan and it was only by accident

that i discovered they have this peanut butter.  i had given up hope of ever getting good valencia peanut butter ever again.

 

ok well.....thanks for posting your opinions.

now i gotta go... i think i feel an peanut butter slathered apple coming on.  lol


Edited by SpaghettiWestern, 25 December 2013 - 02:34 AM.

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#5 Alex

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 10:50 AM

Actually, I thought this was a very appropriate post. In fact, the next time I'm at Costco--probably in a couple of weeks--I think I'll pick up a jar of the organic and compare it to my usual.


Gene Weingarten, writing in The Washington Post about online news stories and their readers' comments: "I basically like 'comments,' though they can seem a little jarring: spit-flecked rants that are appended to a product that at least tries for a measure of objectivity and dignity. It's as though when you order a sirloin steak, it comes with a side of maggots."

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 01:22 PM

Define regular. ThanksI have the regular in the pantry right now. It's a little runny. Could use a deep stirring. The tall container requires a longer utensil to get to the bottom to mix completely


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#7 scubadoo97

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 02:01 PM

Thanks. I just might have one

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 11:54 AM

Hmm. My mad scientist self wonders about an immersion blender. Could be a disaster. Could be brilliant. Has anyone ever tried it?


Gene Weingarten, writing in The Washington Post about online news stories and their readers' comments: "I basically like 'comments,' though they can seem a little jarring: spit-flecked rants that are appended to a product that at least tries for a measure of objectivity and dignity. It's as though when you order a sirloin steak, it comes with a side of maggots."

"A vasectomy might cost as much as a year’s worth of ice cream, but that doesn’t mean it’s equally enjoyable." -Ezra Dyer, NY Times

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 03:21 PM

It would absolutely work

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 06:12 PM

I would be careful with a hand blender.

 

1. PB is so thick, the motor may overheat. Most hand stick blender motors are not ventilated.

 

2. You may strip the connecting shaft.

 

 

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 06:28 PM

The way to avoid the stirring altogether is to store it (before opening, at least) upside down. The oil attempts to float to the top and basically self-emulsifies.
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#12 SpaghettiWestern

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 12:27 AM

The way to avoid the stirring altogether is to store it (before opening, at least) upside down. The oil attempts to float to the top and basically self-emulsifies.

i like that idea but... but....who can wait for it to self emulsify ?

when i get it home.... i want it NOW !  lol

i dont mind the mess of getting it stired up ... then i get to lick the spoon. 


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Posted 30 December 2013 - 05:54 PM

I recently bought the Natural, and found it bland and nearly tasteless. Admittedly, I'm still a fan of Skippy and have never really liked any of the natural brands that I've tried, but I wanted to give this a try as Costco often surprises. My wife agreed with trashing the open jar and donating the other to the food bank.


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Posted 31 December 2013 - 08:36 AM

Hmm. My mad scientist self wonders about an immersion blender. Could be a disaster. Could be brilliant. Has anyone ever tried it?

 

I wouldn't do that ... again.  I found that a spoon works well for me.  

 

However, there is a somewhat more high tech device that many people seem to like:  http://www.amazon.co...tter,garden,312 Just be sure you get the right size for your jar.


Edited by Shel_B, 31 December 2013 - 08:40 AM.

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