As far as peanut butter goes I am somewhat of an addict! For a couple of years I only ate is occasionally finding it too sickly to eats lots of. Then I discovered Skippys! It really is the best Peanut Butter ever! It's very big in the States and you can buy across all of Europe but up until a couple of years ago it was really hard to find in the UK. This version (the extra crunchy version) is still relatively hard to find in stores. Most stores stock the light blue version (smooth) and this is great for cooking with (mmm peanut butter cookies!). But for me personally the extra chunky version is the best for having on toast.
I have tried lots of peanut butters, and I found Sunpat to be the worst. It just tastes odd - I don't know what it is. It's too buttery and not nutty enough I suppose. Skippys is the perfect combination. If you google Skippys Peanut Butter you will find people all over the world raving about how it is the best peanut butter out there.
You can get this in various sized jars - the size pictured above is the large version, there's also a smaller version (about half that size) and a larger catering sized version with you can find in Costco and Macro etc. I now can find the small jars of this in my local shop which was a great surprise! I used to bring jars back of this from holidays in Spain and Portugal because I just couldn't find it over here (except in the big catering jars which are annoying because you never get to use it all up before you have to throw it away and open a new one).
Now, if you don't like peanuts or nuts in general you won't like this. Probably a given but I thought I would mention it! And of course if you have allergies to nuts then this is a no go! The taste of this is more nutty than buttery - which is good for me because it's what I prefer. It's not as greasy as the likes of Sunpat and doesn't separate in the jar like other peanut butters tend to do when they have been open for a couple of weeks in the cupboard. It may look like its hard when you open the jar but its very easy to spread. A little goes a long way as well because it has extra peanut chunks in it. So a jar this size can last quite a while. Because it has extra chunks it makes the peanut butter quite crunchy when you have it on toast - yummy.
As well as having it on toast of course you can use it in cooking. I have used the smooth version to make peanut butter cookies before and they were delicious! My Mum used to eat Sunpat but since discovering Skippys she won't touch the stuff anymore! As a food its quite fattening I suppose, but then nuts are also full of good fats so this is a good alternative to say chocolate spread - much more healthy.
Usually a jar of this in the small version sets me back about £2.50 or so, so a large jar like this is probably about £3.50 - sorry I can't be more exact it's just that my local shop only stocks the smaller jar, and every time I've bought a large jar it's been from Europe or the States!
If you like peanut butter and think you've found the tastiest one and haven't tried Skippys yet then try it - I guarantee you will be switching!