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SpaghettiWestern

Costco Kirkland brand Organic Peanut butter vs the Regular Natural PB

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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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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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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

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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


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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."

 

The mosque is too far from home, so let's do this / Let's make a weeping child laugh. -Nida Fazli, poet (translated, from the Urdu, by Anu Garg, wordsmith.org)

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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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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."

 

The mosque is too far from home, so let's do this / Let's make a weeping child laugh. -Nida Fazli, poet (translated, from the Urdu, by Anu Garg, wordsmith.org)

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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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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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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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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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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.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_13?url=search-alias%3Dgarden&field-keywords=peanut+butter+stirrer&sprefix=peanut+butter%2Cgarden%2C312 Just be sure you get the right size for your jar.


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