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      10.03.2014 12:17
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      Why pay more

      I always buy this brand of peanut butter, mainly for the price, which at only 65p is half the price of some branded products.

      It is thick and has plenty of crunchy bits in it which I like, in fact the peanut pieces in this product are of a fairly large size, but I find this gives it extra flavour and texture.

      My main complaint with this is that it is almost impossible to spread on fresh bread. Because it is so thick it just tends to tear the bread as you spread it, but I dont know if this is a legitimate critisism bacause I certainly dont want a thin and/or runny peanut butter. And it is absulutely fine on toast or crumpets etc.

      But this aside, I will continue to buy this product, because it is a cheap staple that I like to have always available in my cupboard for when Im feeling peckish, and I would never buy the more expensive products at double the price to get basically the same flavour.

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      09.03.2014 18:01
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      A basic crunchy peanut butter that hits the spot

      Now I am not the most ardent of peanut butter fans but I do occasionally feel like indulging in a little bit of peanut butter overdose on the odd occasion and hence I found myself staring at this jar for a good while in my local ASDA. This jar of Crunchy Peanut Butter comes in a plastic jar with the ASDA green and white Smart Price label wrapped around the middle of the jar. Topped off with a white plastic lid, this little jar weighs in at 340g.

      Opening the jar is relatively straight forward and you are faced with a gold bit of paper over the peanut butter itself as a way for you to know the product is protectively sealed. Upon removing this you will notice the light brown Crunchy Peanut Butter which sometimes appears smooth until you dip your chosen implement into it. This is when you will notice that this particular peanut butter is quite crunchy and has large pieces of peanuts in it. It is also of a relatively thick consistency even as peanut butters go. I do find it works quite well on toast as it's much easier to spread on the warm bread.

      In terms of taste this is pretty generic and isn't the most tasty peanut butter around, however for the price there really is nothing to complain about. In terms of smell it doesn't have much of one in my opinion, other than maybe a slight whiff of peanut oil.

      Like most ASDA Smart Price products, this Crunchy Peanut Butter is free from both artificial colours and flavours while also being totally suitable for vegetarians. The back of the jar contacts further information such as the ingredients which are listed as peanuts, rapeseed oil, sugar, palm oil and of course sea salt.

      Unbelievable as it may seem there is also an allergy warning on this product that states it may contain nuts. Like most perishable products it is also recommended that you store this in a cool, dry place such as a cupboard.

      The only down side I have found with this product so far is that it can be quite oily, however this is somewhat expected as the product is firmly aimed at more budget conscious consumers. Of course this problem isn't confined to this product alone as other Peanut Butter's I've tried have been the same so it's not enough to put me off buying it.

      At a total cost of £0.62 per jar, this is certainly one of the cheapest around and will do it's job admirably enough. Available to purchase both on-line and in-store, this product is generally found close to ground level on the shelf.

      Overall I would recommend this and have given it 3/5 due to the oiliness and the fact that it does fall slightly short in terms of taste.

      Please note that this review may appear on Ciao under my name.

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        10.04.2012 12:07
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        A great quality peanut butter!

        When it comes to peanut butter I love the stuff, its that simple! I usually opt for Sunpat or something more expensive than this but in times of many us suffering financial difficulties, I like many other are always looking for ways to cut back on my shopping bill as I can't half eat me!

        The Packaging:

        The peanut butter comes in a glass round shaped jar with a white plastic screw on/off lid to the top of it. Around the main of the jar there is a white and bright green label and ont he front of that we are told that it is Asda 'Smart Price' Crunchy Peanut Butter, there is a small picture of a nut on there and the size is stated which is 340g and the only size this is available in. On the back of that label ingredients and allergy advice is given along with nutritional information and contact details for Asda are given. Basic packaging this is but informative as it needs to be.

        The Peanut Butter:

        Set when first bought this has a light brown fudgy colour with a peanut fragrance to it. Its easy enough to spread and contains lots and lots of crunchy pieces of those said peanuts.

        This is actually rather nice though I dont suggest this for people like me really that have very sensitive teeth. Bits do get stuck in mine and cause sensitivity so although I like the real, moist peanut and slightly buttery taste this has to it and that its nicely and not overly salted and packs a lot of flavour within it for that reason I won't be purchasing this again for myself.

        However the quality of this is excelllent and it contains a whopping 84% of peanuts too! However on the downside this does contain 610Kcal and 50.4g of fat per 100g serving so don't go getting it on a spoon like I do!

        Very nice product just not great for me and my poorly teeth at the moment and I'm back to smooth for the time being!

        Only available from Asda at 62p a jar.

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        25.03.2012 23:02

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        amazing, total value for money and a saving of around a pound on the leading brands, fab

        with the cost of living continuing to rise every penny counts, and even tho i hate to economise on everything some things just have to be done !
        i cant believe the price of peanut butter (leading brands) i really don't know what makes it so expensive, is there a peanut crisis ? i just dont know,
        i was in asda and was going to buy my usual sunpat muttering to myself in my head about what a con it is price wise, when i looked up on the shelf and see asda smartprice crunchy peanut butter, (i have to have crunchy for some reason smooth peanut butter doesnt do it for me) at a fraction of the cost of sunpat, 67 pence it was so i grabbed that and hoped for the best,
        i wasn't disapointed it is lovely, plenty of nuts inside and to be honest tasted no different to any leading brand, it spread well on toast and worked well in a sandwitch, i certainally wont be going back to the leading brands as i have realised im paying over the odds for a product that asda do equally well. this has to be one of the best foods in the smartprice range to me !!!!. i would challenge anyone to get a taste test right and tell the difference between this and sunpat, well done asda you pulled it out the bag on this one :D

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        25.02.2010 21:55
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        Yummy cheap peanut butter

        As I'm a big fan of peanut butter I have a tendency to buy the Sun Pat version as I'm always told it's the best, but now that I'm saving for a new house I have a budget to stick to when it comes to shopping.

        When I was having a look round my local ASDA store I have to say there was a good choice to pick from, the cheapest one being ASDA's own Smart Price crunchy peanut but butter (I always get the crunchy one) at 69 pence for a 340g jar I gave it a go.

        I opened up the tub and was pleasantly surprised. The smell was gorgeous, it was a real rich peanut scent hitting you soon as you opened the jar. I took a spoon out the drawer so that I could have a taste, noticing the consistency of the butter was quite think and you could see the tiny bits of peanuts inside. The taste was just as nice as it smelt; there was lots of crunch which I loved. This could really match up to the top brands in peanut butter in my opinion!

        The packaging, like all of the Smart Price range is awfully generic. A white background and green text giving the product description. This jar gave me all the information I needed such as ingredients, how to store etc.

        Overall I'm pleased to have found this peanut butter; it's a lot more cost effective and really just as nice as any other brand I have tasted. I would positively recommend to all that like peanuts, and people like me who enjoying cooking.

        One reason why I like to buy peanut butter is I find it great to cook with; there are many recipes where I find it comes in handy. One of my favourites being peanut butter and banana muffins from Rachel Allen's food dairies, something I love on a morning before hitting work. Just in case anyone is interested I've put the recipe below.

        Banana & Peanut Butter Muffins
        (Makes 12 large muffins)

        Ingredients
        275g plain flour
        50g oats
        1 tbsp Baking powder
        2 Eggs
        75g light brown sugar
        2 Bananas
        115g crunchy peanut butter
        50g Butter, melted
        250ml Milk

        1 - Preheat the oven to 190C/gas 5 and fill a muffin tray with 12 paper muffin cases.

        2 - Mix the flour, oats, and baking powder in a bowl and set aside.

        3 - In another bowl, whisk the eggs, and then stir in the sugar, mashed bananas, peanut butter and the melted butter.

        4 - Add the milk and stir to combine, gently fold in the dry ingredients until just combined; do not over mix.

        5 - Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases and bake for 18-25 minutes, or until the tops spring back when gently touched.

        8. Allow to stand for a minute before turning out to cool on a wire rack.

        Hope you enjoy the recipe as much as I did!

        5 out of 5 stars from me

        Ingredients:
        Peanuts (84% of which 17% are granulated peanuts), Sunflower Oil, Dextrose, Vegetable Fat, Salt.

        Allergy Advice:
        Contains Peanuts. May contain traces of other nuts and/or seeds

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          14.12.2009 14:24
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          Well worth buying

          Asda Smartprice Peanut Butter

          Description: Manufacturer: Asda / Type: Spread.


          If you are someone who has read any of my earlier reviews (thank you very much!) then you will probably know that I am a fan of supermarkets cheap packaging ranges. These allow me to save money because I am not wasting it on posh packaging which then gets chucked out anyway.

          One of my favourite products from the Asda Smartprice range is their crunchy peanut butter. I love peanut butter and this one is really, really tasty!

          The packaging, as with all items in the Asda Smartprice range is plain white and red, with the brand name on the front. A 340g jar cost me just £0.69 which is quite a lot cheaper than other brands.

          The peanut butter has a delicious consistency. It is smooth but with heaps of crunchy peanut chunks. It has a great combination of sweet and savoury tastes in every mouthful and is every bit as good as its higher priced competitors.

          Ingredients are as follows;

          Peanuts (84% of which 17% are granulated peanuts)
          Sunflower Oil
          Dextrose
          Vegetable Fat
          Salt

          Nutritional information per 100g is as follows;

          610 calories
          23.2g Protein
          16g Carbohydrates
          6.6g Sugars
          50.4g Fat
          9.9g Saturates
          6.2g Fibre
          0.8g Salt

          Unfortunately, peanut butter is quite high in calories and fat, but I do find that if I have a sandwich of it, it is really filling and I don't find that I am hungry again for ages afterwards.

          If you are a fan of peanut butter than you really do need to try this brand. It tastes just right, not too sweet, not too smooth, just perfect! It is great on sandwiches, toast, smeared on celery or used for baking.

          I am giving this product 5 stars because it really does deserve it, in fact, you'd be nuts not to try it (groan!)

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          21.11.2009 21:13
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          Delicious Peanut Butter.

          I sometimes work long hours and I have times when I just can't be bothered or when I want something nice and satisfying for breakfast on these cold wintry mornings. I usually have a variety of spreads in the cupboard and peanut butter is always one of these. Over the years I have tried a huge variety and I generally find them all to be of a similar quality.

          This Asda Smartprice peanut butter is provided in a glass jar with a screw top lid and everything about this product shows you that they are making cost savings hence the cheaper price. The label shows the usual information such as ingredients, nutritional information etc and just all the usual stuff you would expect to find.

          This peanut butter can settle a little if left in the cupboard too long and this is easily rectified by just giving it a stir with a knife before you spread in on to your toast. This needs to be spread quite thickly on toast to give it a generous coating and the peanut butter is quite thick and hard to spread on normal untoasted bread. There are lots of peanuts in this and you can see this as soon as you begin spreading. The peanut butter has a lovely thick taste to it which will spread all over your mouth, as it did mine, and the peanuts give the whole thing a thick consistency and a lovely crunchy texture. The peanut butter tastes quite sweet and is very satisfying, particularly on thick crusty toasted bread. This peanut butter is also ideal for using when making peanut butter cups as it is crammed with peanuts and has that lovely thick paste that is ideal for this type of baking.

          This peanut butter is just 69p for a 340g jar which seems to be the standard for the basic/value/smartprice variety of this product. While the packaging is basic the jar is recyclable which is great although you'll have your work cut out trying to scrape all the last of the peanut butter out before you can put out for recycling.

          Ingredients: Peanuts (84% of which 17% are granulated peanuts), Sunflower Oil, Dextrose, Vegetable Fat, Salt.

          Nutritional Information (Per 100g): 610 calories, 23.2g Protein, 16g Carbohydrates, 6.6g Sugars, 50.4g Fat, 9.9g Saturates, 6.2g Fibre, 0.8g Salt.

          As you can see from the nutritional information this is very high in fat and should therefore be enjoyed in moderation. I normally use around 10-15g on two thick large slices of bread or toast and this tastes absolutely delicious.

          I am rating this product 5/5 as it is a very reasonable price and the product itself is of a high quality and most importantly of all it tastes yummy, there is a lovely, thick peanut paste to this and it is thoroughly enjoyable, particularly on brown toast.

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            16.09.2009 12:57
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            I like the odd bit of Peanut Butter on toast. It is just so much nicer then spread on Warm Bread where it melts slightly, but is still a bit gooey. On a Sandwich it is still nice, but I guess we all have our preferences.

            I always bought the brand name version which is Sunpat. I thought the price of it at £1.30 per jar wasn't that bad, but I would only use about a third of the jar, and then decide to throw it out as it had been open for a while, and i'm a bit funny like that. I found this while at Asda the other week, and decided that it was worth shelling out 69p for the 340g jar. I've been trying more budget brands recently. Not because I have to save money, but because it would make sense to save money when I could. After all why spend anymore money that you have to.

            This Peanut Butter is from the Asda Smartprice range, which is the cheapest range in Asda. It is their budget range.

            The packaging isn't that eye catching. It is a clear glass jar which has a white screw top lid. There is a white wrap around label and the only colourings on this is Red and Black. Not too pretty, but it's the product i'm interested in and not the packaging.

            When you open the jar you are hit by the aroma of Peanuts, slightly Salty, Earthy scent and a Buttery scent. Smells good to me, and although it doesn't smell quite as sweet as the Sunpat version, who knows until I try it?

            The Butter scoops out easy enough. Since I use this from the cupboard, it isn't as hard as taking right from the fridge, so it spreads on fresh Bread easy enough. Since this is Crunchy Peanut Butter, there is some Chunks of Peanut mixed through the Butter mix, and there was surprisingly quite a lot of Chunky bits. I was expecting the odd scatter of Peanuts through this, but there was more than I though for the price.

            Yes, it isn't perhaps as nice as the Sunpat version, and the jar isn't as pretty looking, but if you are watching the pennies then this is a good buy for the money.

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            21.08.2009 21:08
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            Tasty tasty

            Now at first glances, you will be forgiven for thinking that Asda smart price crunchy peanut butter is just another cheap and nasty budget product, with its distinctive red and white labelling and uninspiring pictures.

            The phrase 'never judge a book by its cover' has never been so true when it comes to this particular product, but if you can see past the flashy cheapskate label you will be in for a treat. At just 69p for 340g it seems too good to be true and in my opinion it doesn't taste any different to the more expensive brands, after all it only has 5 ingredients and the main one is obviously peanuts making up 87% of the product. How hard can it be to mess up this one?

            The texture is spot on, nice and crunchy although the very top layer of the peanut butter can sometimes be a little dry but it does greatly improve as you delve deeper into the jar and your knife meets a satisfying blend of smooth buttery mix and certainly no shortage of crunchy peanuts; now this may not be to everybody's taste but I love mine on cream crackers and the flavour is just right, tasting well ........er......peanutty (I think that's a real word?).

            At the moment everybody seems to be trying to save a few pennies and at a credit crunching 69p I think it is well worth a try next time you go shopping, I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised.

            A little nutritional information

            Per 15g tablespoon (for you naughty people like moi)

            95kcal Energy
            3.4g Protein
            2.4g Carbohydrate
            1.1g (of which sugars)
            8.0g Fat
            1.5g (of which saturates)

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              08.07.2009 12:56
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              Good enough to use in cooking

              There are many variations on the internet about who invented peanut butter and why they did; personally that doesn't interest me as much as eating it on toast and using it to make Satay Sauce. We've always had a jar of this in the cupboard and is a regular on the monthly shopping bill.

              At one time we used to buy Asda's version of Crunchy Peanut Butter, however I took over doing the shopping and noticed that Asda do a value version. Intrigued, I had a look at the jar and compared the value to the normal brand they do and was impressed....all the ingredients were the same.

              #-#-# The Jar #-#-#

              The glass jar is a clear stout affair with a plastic white screw top lid, the green and white label on front makes sure that you know it is a value version, as you unscrew the lid you are met with a white film lid to protect the contents from contamination.

              # # The Opening # #

              This is relatively easy to do the protective film covering has a tab so you can easily lift it off.

              As I do so I am met by the most gorgeous aroma of sweet yummy crunchy roasted peanuts, it makes my mouth water as I inhale.

              # # Peanuts!!! # #

              After nearly wanting to devour the entire contents of the jar just from the mere smell, I decided that that would look too good in front of the kids, so I opt for putting it on toast.

              After lightly buttering my slice of toast, I put the knife into the jar as I pull the knife out of the jar I notice that the peanut butter is a nice consistency with plenty of chopped peanuts in the mix.

              # # The Spread Test # #

              This is the exciting part...well for me it is....the peanut butter spreads evenly and doesn't look too gloopy or stodgy and there are more than enough peanuts to satisfy.

              # # My Opinion # #

              Eating this I am transported back to my childhood, memories of sitting at the kitchen table with this brings a smile to my face.

              The peanut butter does what all peanut butter does...sticks to the roof of your mouth and the peanuts get stuck in your teeth; to me that is half the fun of eating this.

              As with most things, eating too much of this is not good for you but the odd treat is well worth it.

              My jar cost 69p for 340 grams, where as Sun Pat Crunchy Peanut Butter costs £1.79 for a 340 gram jar.

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