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Thanks for a fun read. Never acquired a taste for peanut butter. Guessing you may need to be exposed to it very early in life or perhaps I just need to find the right brand!


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Please allow me to get in a shameless plug here for a new product -- Nut Butter Nation, an all-natural, non-GMO peanut butter in traditional and flavored versions.

 

May be acquired here.

 

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Disclaimer: This is my daughter and son-in-law's startup, which is based in Nashville, TN, and going great guns at this moment. Sorry if the blatant commercialism of my promotion of it isn't proper -- please remove the post if that's the case! But FWIW, while I don't care for the dark chocolate or the brown sugar, the honey vanilla is Da Bomb!

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Please allow me to get in a shameless plug here for a new product -- Nut Butter Nation, an all-natural, non-GMO peanut butter in traditional and flavored versions.

 

When I enlarged the picture of the traditional it did not look smooth, although admittedly it is hard to tell in the jar.  I wish them success in their venture.  I should think their industry would be a hard nut to crack.

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When I enlarged the picture of the traditional it did not look smooth, although admittedly it is hard to tell in the jar.  I wish them success in their venture.  I should think their industry would be a hard nut to crack.

The honey vanilla seems smooth to me (the brown sugar cinnamon does not, which is due to the graininess of the brown sugar, which is a reason I don't like it). You can email them and ask for a sample and they'd likely ship you one. They have sample jars they send to prospective retailers.

 

(Edited to close parentheses.)


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I have walked a long peanut butter road.  I would prefer to like a natural product and like many of us, I just don't.  It's too dry and grainy.

 

In my hippy years, I always ground my own at the "health food store".  I've done the Smuckers thing with the brown gingham top.  I try to keep to Skippy Natural, if I buy it.  I don't usually buy it because I like to sit in front of the TV with a big peanut butter lollipop on a spoon.  And repeat.  And repeat.  If you know what I mean.

 

The shameful truth is this:  my mother raised us on Peter Pan Smooth.  I love Peter Pan Smooth.  I love it on Ritz crackers.  I love it in a fluffer nutter.  I love it in a lollypop.  I love it in peanut butter cookies with the criss-cross top.

 

And I never buy it, because peanut butter is one of those things I can't control myself around.  Probably because of the sugar.  That being said, I want to try the Steen's Cane Syrup thang.

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This is more about the label than what's inside the jar but I'll put it here anyway: 

Jif is rolling out a limited-edition peanut butter to settle the debate over the pronunciation of 'GIF' once and for all.

 

I didn't realize there was ever a debate about this but if anything can be settled once and for all with a jar of peanut butter, I'm all for it! 

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Not a peanut butter person except when needed to sub for tahini or in a coconut based curry (don't hate" or in mouse traps) Hard J all, my life. Like jam

 

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Business Insider doesnt like me

 

i dont mind

 

are those images from one ' jar ' of Jif ?

 

just Front and Back ?

 

i can't even remember if 

 

Skippy is preferred to J(g)if 

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14 minutes ago, rotuts said:

Business Insider doesnt like me

 

i dont mind

 

are those images from one ' jar ' of Jif ?

 

just Front and Back ?

 

i can't even remember if 

 

Skippy is preferred to J(g)if 

From reading the article it would appear that they are two separate jars.

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"Cooking is about doing the best with what you have . . . and succeeding." John Thorne

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“What is called sound economics is very often what mirrors the needs of the respectably affluent.” - John Kenneth Galbraith

 

"Not knowing the scope of your own ignorance is part of the human condition...The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger club.” - psychologist David Dunning

 

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54 minutes ago, rotuts said:

Business Insider doesnt like me

 

i dont mind

 

are those images from one ' jar ' of Jif ?

 

just Front and Back ?

 

i can't even remember if 

 

Skippy is preferred to J(g)if 

 

From the photos of the item on Amazon (currently unavailable for purchase), it looks like the promotional item might indeed have both Gif and Jif  on the labels.  One of the Amazon images is a little video that appears to show a jar turning around to show both.

Edited to add:  it also includes the text, "Limited edition jar with double-sided JIF/GIF label."


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Jif and its natural-brand counterpart Adams have recently been pitching "dark roast" peanut butter, with a darker hue (which turned out to be due, at least in part, to molasses) and an allegedly deeper peanut flavor.

I bought a jar for curiosity's sake, and found it to be...peanut butter. It did taste slightly more peanutty and less sweet than my previous jar, but that wasn't Jif so it isn't a direct comparison.


“What is called sound economics is very often what mirrors the needs of the respectably affluent.” - John Kenneth Galbraith

 

"Not knowing the scope of your own ignorance is part of the human condition...The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger club.” - psychologist David Dunning

 

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The only Jif I've come across is this - now officially called Cif in the UK although most people still call it Jif. It is still Jif in many territories. Perhaps they should have done some more brand name research.

 

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Don't confuse your kitchen cleanser with your peanut butter!

 


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18 hours ago, chromedome said:

One of the amusing things about all of this is that an executive at Giphy, the GIF-creation site, is cited as an authority for the hard-g pronunciation.

 

All along I'd thought the whole point of the site's name was to be pronounced "Jiffy."


“What is called sound economics is very often what mirrors the needs of the respectably affluent.” - John Kenneth Galbraith

 

"Not knowing the scope of your own ignorance is part of the human condition...The first rule of the Dunning-Kruger club is you don’t know you’re a member of the Dunning-Kruger club.” - psychologist David Dunning

 

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