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      28.09.2012 19:48

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      But how do you get the peanut butter stuck in the base of the jar? No knife, fork or spoon that I have reaches round the curve at the bottom; is there a special implement like those curved cheese knives? Please help, anyone.

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      26.09.2012 13:03
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      nutty butter!

      Im new to peanut butter, I discovered it not too long ago when my flat mate introduced me to peanut butter and jam sandwiches - and now im hooked!

      Sun Pat peanut putter is a highly well known and trusted brand of peanut butter. It comes in a cute little glass jar with a yellow screw off lid, the lid is easy to get off and I find it keeps the peanut butter nice and fresh. The peanut butter itself is very rich and buttery, and is packed full of chunky pieces of peanut. I have only ever tried this brand, but I have heard that cheaper supermarket options either dont contain many crunchy pieces, or are really really salty and not as buttery. Its safe to say this brand has plenty of crunch and plenty of butteryness. I dont find it is too salty, obviously you can taste salt as it is made from butter and peanuts, but its not over powering or too much.

      I find that the crunchy version is really hard to spread - amost impossible - if kept in the fridge so I tend to keep mine at room temperature, otherwise it just tears your bread/toast apart when trying to spread it.

      Peanut butter has several uses, I tend to use mine alot in baking. Peanut butter cookies are very easy to make, and for my flatmates birthday I made her a peanut butter cake - which was delicious and again very simply to make. I tend to eat mine on toast with a bit of jam when I feel like something sweet.

      Overall I would definitely recommend this peanut butter, it is everything you can want from it - buttery, nutty and crunchy! It can be a bit pricey, especially compared to cheaper supermarket brands, but from what if heard there is just no comparison! You can buy it from most supermarkets or foodstores.

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        17.08.2012 09:58
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        An old favourite that has now lost it's top spot to a supermarket own brand

        Since childhood Sunpat has always been the peanut butter of choice for me. After suffering a very bad taste experience when trying a different brand (Jiff, in case you're interested!) I vowed many years ago that I would never veer from my trusted Sunpat again. Then I made the mistake of asking the husband to get some on his way home from work as I'd run out and, obivously, he didn't come home with Sunpat but with Tesco's own peanut butter and, to be honest, I found it just as palatable and as it's a fraction of the cost of the Sunpat varieties then that's been the one that's been finding its way into my trolley more recently.

        During a recent baking frenzy, however, I needed crunchy peanut butter rather than the smooth that was in the cupboard and, as I'd already started on the recipe and didn't have time to go to a 'proper' supermarket I just nipped to the co-op down the road. They didn't have a huge selection of crunchy peanut butters to choose from. It was either Sunpat or...well, nothing! I wasn't hugely keen on buying it as it was over £2.50 for a jar smaller than my normal one which costs less than £2.00, but as I was desperate and those peanut butter cookies were calling me I had no choice.

        The Sunpat branding is probably recognisable to most people, even if they don't eat peanut butter. It comes in a clear jar (now made of recyleable plastic rather than the old style glass) so you can clearly see how much you have left and has a bright yellow lid. The contrasting labelling colour is red, so together they make quite and eye-catching combination and, were you looking for peanut butter in the supermarket, there's no way you could fail to spot it! The labelling gives the usual company contact information, nutritional information and also tells us that the peanut butter is "crammed with goodness...from the finest peanuts, a naturally derived source of protein..high in mono-unstaurates".

        I needed just under half the jar for my cookie recipe so the rest of it I've been eating on my morning toast (peanut butter on toast is the only thing that keeps me going all the way from an early breakfast to lunchtime without feeling the need to snack in between) instead of the smooth Tesco's version that I've becomes used to. So how do they compare?

        Well, firstly, you can't really compare them texture wise as one is crunchy and one is smooth. The Sunpat crunchy one is, indeed, very very crunchy and seems to me to have many more chunks of peanut in than I remember it having. To be honest I personally prefer the smooth peanut butter to have on toast, as I find that the nuts make it a much harder breakfast to eat and a much slower process, but if you like crunchy versions then you definitely won't find anything to complain about regarding the crunchy contents, there's nuts galore in this one. In fact, it is so crunchy that it can be quite difficult to spread this on toast as the knife kind of judders over the lumpy bits rather than spreading them all around.

        Smell-wise there really isn't much in it between the two. The Sunpat probably smells just that slight bit more nuttier than the Tesco version but they both smell more or less the same; nutty, creamy and very very tempting!

        But the most important thing is the taste test. As I said, until a few months ago I thought no other peanut butter could compare to Sunpat. This one tastes exactly like you would expect it to...very peanutty, quite creamy and generally very yummy. It's quite a thick peanut butter so can get quite claggy, especially with the presence of so many pieces of nut, so I always need a drink nearby to wash it down with, but the fact that it's quite thick just makes me feel like it will keep me fuller for longer so that's not necessarily a bad thing.

        What is a bad thing is that I really can't tell the difference in taste between the Sunpat and the cheaper version. For the purpose of my review I'm sat with a jar of each in front of me and have just had a little teaspoon from each. There is obviously a slight variation in taste between the two but for me the Sunpat one now tastes a bit blander than the other one. I think the Tesco version tastes slightly saltier, which I know probably isn't a good thing, but does give it more flavour. Whilst there isn't a huge difference in taste and I really don't think that, were I given a blind test I would be able to tell the difference between the two, I actually prefer the cheaper version now.

        Nutritionally they're both more or less the same, coming in at around 615 calories per 100 grams (but nearer 90 per tablespoon serving, don't worry!) so there's not much difference there. What I was surprised at, however, with the Sunpat peanut butter was that it actually contains and E number (E471 - stabiliser) to be exact, whereas the cheaper version doesn't. From the claims on the Sunpat jar I would have expected this one to be the more 'wholesome, natural' product, but it's actually the opposite way around which is really surprising. Apart from the E number the only other ingredients listed are roasted peanuts, cane sugar, peanut oil and sea salt with total peanut ingredients totalling 95%. So there's nothing hugely worrying in the list (apart from the E) and anything worrying that is in there is in such small proportions that I would consider that to be "eating sensibly in moderation".

        For a breakfast product I feel quite satisfied that I'm having a relatively healthy, nutritious and filling start to my day (apparently peanut butter is a low GI good, which is a good thing!) and as I would have just about a tablespoon on my toast it's not too calorific and I'm convinced I'm taking in less sugar and fat than I would do were I to replace my peanut butter with butter and jam.

        Unfortunately for Sunpat though, I really do prefer the taste of Tesco's own brand peanut butter now. Whilst I do still like the Sunpat version I find it to be a bit blander and quite a bit thicker and more difficult to eat. I can't really complain about the quality of it as a product as it's better for you than I had first thought it would be and it really does contain lots of nutty pieces but in future I'll definitely be stocking up on the Tesco own brand one when I'm there so I don't have to resort to this more expensive, less tasty version. For quality I'll give this peanut butter 3 stars but as I prefer the taste to another which would deter me from buying this in future it can't be awarded any more than that.

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          12.08.2012 23:42
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          Nice peanut butter

          I use peanut butter rather a lot, so I have to keep going out and buying some more whenever I have used up my previous jar. Because of this, I have had the opportunity to try out all sorts of different types and brands of it. One of these I have tried and bought from time to time is the Sun Pat Crunchy Peanut Butter. I prefer crunchy peanut butter to the smooth variety, since there is just that delicious addition of a crunch to it, making it more interesting and textured.

          I'll admit that I do make do with cheap peanut butter from value and supermarkets' own brands on not so special occasions, because it does save me quite a bit of money. However, now and again I do like to treat myself to some better quality peanut butter- even though that often comes at a price. The price for this Sun Pat Crunchy Peanut Butter is not too high, but it is nowhere near value prices. At the moment, you can obtain a 454g jar of it from Tesco for £1.85. This is not too bad a price to pay but I prefer to buy this when it is on special offer.

          This peanut butter is packaged in a cute glass jar with a classic, sunny design which looks quite good. The lid can easily be screwed on and off; it retains the freshness rather well. I like to reuse all my glass jars since a lot of the money paid goes towards the packaging away, so why not take advantage of it instead of wasting it away? To remove the label, run it under some warm water to remove the sticky residue.

          The texture is great, smooth yet superbly crunchy with all the little peanut pieces. This feels great to eat, and texture really does matter when it comes to peanut butter. It is quite packed with peanut chunks, which is nice, but not so much that it feels over stuffed. When it comes to peanut butter, I find that the smooth type is far easier to spread than the crunchy one, but if you keep this Sun Pat Crunchy Peanut Butter in room temperature, especially in these slightly warmer summer days, it should be fine.

          The taste is quite nice; there is a noticeable difference from the cheap peanut butters I have tried before. The peanuts taste good quality, and though it can taste a little oily because of the peanuts, it is very tasty to eat. I find that some peanut butter companies like to add too much salt into their peanut butter, but this is not the case. Yes, it is a little salty but I find it just right.

          There are so many ways you can use any kind of peanut butter, including this Sun Pat Crunchy Peanut Butter. For example, it can make a lovely addition to any sandwich. Here are some of my favourite uses for peanut butter:

          - I like to spread a piece of just out of the toaster hot toast with a thick layer of peanut butter before dolloping on some delicious homemade jam. Though unhealthy in many ways, this really does help to lift my mood when I am down.

          - A delicious sandwich filled with three main ingredients is just delightful. These three ingredients are: peanut butter, Nutella and marshmallow fluff. Since all three are not the healthiest of spreads, I would not recommend that you eat this at all that often, as tempting as it is.

          - Peanut butter cookies are delicious and surprisingly easy to make as you only really need three things: peanut butter, sugar and egg. There are plenty of simple recipes available on the internet. I find that crunchy peanut butter works best as then you can have delicious peanut chunks inside your cookies. I have made many batches of peanut butter cookies since they are so easy to make, even if a large amount of peanut butter is required.

          Overall, this is an all round really nice peanut butter which is fantastic as an occasional naughty treat. However, there are many cheaper alternatives out there in the market, some of which are as good as this, so I will have to dock one star for that. Otherwise, this is a lovely peanut butter, bringing us to the total of 4 out of 5 dooyoo stars.

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          21.08.2010 14:59
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          Not great for my diet, but I love it anyway.

          Ah peanut butter, there's nothing quite like it is there? I will freely admit to being a peanut butter addict since childhood, and in all my years of peanut butter consumption I've never found one that quite matches up to Sunpat in terms of taste and good old nostalgia!

          The packaging is pretty old fashioned but charming, a glass jar with a distinctive bright yellow lid and a red label with the instantly recognisable Sunpat logo of a delightful shining sun. The peanut butter itself, visible through the glass jar is, to be perfectly honest, not an appetising colour. Let's face it how many truly delicious foods are sandy dirty brown in colour?

          Appearances aren't everything though, as you realise when you first taste this product. Its a sticky paste with halves of real peanuts scattered throughout. Sunpat are pretty generous with the nuts, I'd say in an average teaspoon of peanut butter you'd get about 4 or 5 peanut halves.

          The peanut butter has an interesting and unique flavour, it is savoury but with a hint of sweetness (probably due to the 2.5g of sugar per 100g, not tons but enough to be noticeable). The peanut flavour is strong, and there's a strong smell as soon as you open the jar.

          This peanut butter is great on sandwiches or toast or even as a dip for carrot or celery sticks if you want to pretend to be healthy when eating it! Sadly this peanut butter doesn't cut it as a health food, with a whopping 587 calories per 100g. It is very sticky and tends to attach itself to the roof of your mouth and get stuck to your teeth which some people find really annoying. I don't mind too much, you can always brush your teeth which has the added bonus of preventing you from eating any more peanut butter afterwards, it doesn't taste good combined with mint! This peanut butter does get a bit sickly after a bit so you can't eat too much all at once.

          I'd say this product is reasonable value for money depending on how much you prefer this particular brand, it currently costs £1.90 for a 450g jar from Tesco, their own brand is much cheaper but I don't like it as much, maybe I've been brainwashed by Sun Pat!

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            03.06.2010 23:30
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            The nations favorite peanut butter

            Whether you are a crunchy peanut butter fan or a smooth and creamy peanut butter fan, you will have at some time or another tried your luck with Sun Pat Crunchy Peanut Butter. Well known and loved as much as its disliked Sun Pat is one of the better known brand names in the peanut butter world.

            Its a gooey peanutty mass of calories, (with 587 calories per 100g of product) which tastes great on hot buttered toast. It can even be incorporated into cakes and sweet desserts successfully.

            I like this peanut butter as the recipe for it is packed with peanuts for that great crunch and taste. There are other brands and supermarket own marks available, but Sun Pat does just have the edge over many of them in my opinion. Easy to store and use it comes in a neat glass screw top jar with distinctive yellow lid. You get 227g of peanut butter for around £1.30 ish, with larger jars costing around £1.90 for 454g of the product, which I feel is good value for money.

            Once you have decided you are either a smooth or crunchy fan, you can choose from these great varieties. Firstly there is Sun Pat Crunchy: the classic crunchy peanut butter with a creamy texture and salty after taste. Sun Pat Smooth, comes with the same taste as the crunchy classic, minus the crunch of course!

            Need your peanut butter to be even smoother? Well why not try Sun Pat Extra Smooth, it does the job as its a super creamy and smooth peanut butter. Or for those of you who really want that super duper big crunch texture there is even a Sun Pat Extra Crunchy variety: thats well, just kind of extra crunchy really.

            Which ever variety you choose just know that you are amongst friends, as Sun Pat Peanut Butter is the UK's favourite brand filling/ topping of choice for 300 million sandwiches/ rounds of toast every year. Peanut butter on toast anyone?

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              17.02.2010 01:40
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              Buy organic

              Sun Pat is perhaps the most widely eaten peanut butter, however, is it the best out there?

              The simple answer is no! I have always noticed that Sun Pat is a lot sweeter than other peanut butters I have tasted, I my mind peanut butter should be wholesome and devoid of as much sugar as possible.

              Be that as it may, it is still peanut butter and so a great source of protein and good fats (unsatured). Children love peanut butter so it is a great way for them to get some essential fats into their diet as opposed to saturated fats that should be avoided as much as possible.

              However, saying that, Sun Pat does contain slightly more than average amount of saturated fat, but put this is a sandwich instead of other fillings and you will still gain all the benefits.

              Personally I would chose any type of organic peanut butter over Sun Pat as there will be less amounts of saturated fat, however, these can get quite pricey.

              Nutrition: (per 100g)

              Energy - 2431KJ/587Kcal
              Protein - 23.6g
              Carbohydrate - 10.3g
              - sugars - 2.5g
              Fat - 50.1g
              - saturates - 10.1g
              - mono-unsaturates - 25.0g
              Fibre - 7.8g
              Sodium - 0.4g
              Salt Equivalent - 1.0g

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              08.02.2010 16:48
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              Sun Pat Crunchy Peanut Butter - Rich and creamy

              I have always enjoyed peanut butter and have tried a few brands, but none match up to Sun Pat.

              Sun Pat Crunchy peanut butter is absolutely crammed full of fresh, crunchy peanuts. The peanut butter comes in a glass jar, with a bright yellow, plastic lid. The packaging keeps the peanut butter airtight and fresh, but thankfully, unlike many other jars, the lid is very easy to open.

              Sun Pat peanut butter has a nice nutty smell, not overpowering, just very attractive and mouth watering. The butter is soft and creamy and even with all those crunchy pieces of nut, it spreads really well (unless it's just came out of the fridge, then it looks like your bread has went through a combine harvester!)

              Although I have tried the smooth peanut butter, I definately prefer the crunchy. I think you can taste the peanuts more. The peanut pieces are just the right size too. They are not so big that they are uncomfortable to bite into and are not so small that they just get stuck between your teeth either.

              *Ingredients*

              Roasted Peanuts, Stabiliser (E471), Cane Sugar, Peanut Oil, Sea Salt.
              Total Peanut Ingredients (95%)

              *Nutritional Value per 100g*

              Calories - 601
              Protein - 25.3g
              Carbohydrate - 15.1g
              of which sugars - 4.8g
              Fat - 48.9g
              of which saturates - 9.4g
              mono-unsaturates - 25.9g
              polyunsaturates - 11.9g
              Fibre - 6.8g
              Sodium - 0.39g
              Salt Equivalent - 1.0g

              Sun Pat Crunchy peanut butter is suitable for vegetarians.

              It is available in 2 jar sizes in Tesco: 227g for £1.57 and 454g for £2.09.

              I have also used Sun Pat Crunchy peanut butter for making a satay sauce. It is really easy and tastes great.

              5 tablespoons of peanut butter
              1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
              1 teaspoon runny honey
              1 teaspoon Chinese rice vinegar or cider vinegar
              1 large garlic clove
              1 spring onion, trimmed and chopped
              6 tablespoons coconut milk
              Sweet Chili sauce, to taste

              Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend till smooth and thick. This makes a great satay sauce.

              Sun Pat Crunchy Peanut Butter is definately a 5 star product and I'd be happy to recommend it.

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                14.01.2010 00:11
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                Sun Pat Crunchy Peanut Butter

                Some days by the time I get home from work Im to tired and in this weather to cold to be bothered to cook myself anything proper. I dont just want to have a plain slice of toast and I usually make do with Nutella because usually the Peanut Butter runs out to fast in this house, but sometimes Im pleasantly surprised to find there is actually some left to prevent me from having boring plain toast. In my opinion Sun Pat is the best when it comes to peanut butter and not because it is the most expensive. Simply because I think it tastes the best.

                Nutritional information per 100g:

                Energy: 601 Kcal
                Protein: 25.3g
                Carbohydrate: 15.1g
                of which sugars: 4.8g
                Fat: 48.8g
                of which saturates: 9.4g
                mono-unsaturates: 25.9g
                polyunsaturates: 11.9g
                Fibre: 6.8g
                Sodium: 0.39g
                Salt equivalent: 1.0g

                Obviously this is not suitable for people will nut allergies.

                I can remember growing up my mom used to eat this straight out of the tub with a spoon and she would never give me any! Which is probably why I like it so much now.

                This obviously tastes a lot like peanuts and I particularly like this one because it has little pieces of crunchy nuts contained in the paste which makes it even tastier. This is a really sweet spread but most of that is down to the natural flavours of the nuts and not added so you arent having more sugar than you should.

                This peanut butter is quite thick when it comes to spreading it onto your toast but as soon as you go to eat it, it sorts of goes a bit gloppier and really melts into your mouth basically its just yummy and I cannot describe how nice it really tastes you really need to try it out for yourself. If you like ordinary peanut butter then I am 100% certain you will love this crunchier version.

                Who knew that a mixture of peanuts and ordinary butter could taste so nice?

                Overall Opinion:
                This is a great product to have in your kitchen cupboards because it makes a nice change to just having plain, buttered toast. This is apparently quite a versatile product and can even be used in curries! So next time your cooking yourself up a korma why not try adding some of this for a different texture and flavour. I will never be without a tub of this in the cupboards because it is a really nice treat every now and again.

                It can be picked up in any supermarket and I believe it costs around £3 a jar which is brilliant value for money considering how long one tub will last you and it is also available in a smooth version.

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                  13.01.2010 21:17
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                  Sun Pat Crunchy Peanut Butter:

                  I have liked peanut butter for quite a long time and it really is something that I will eat with anything. It is great on sandwiches with jam, on plain sandwiches, on toast on chocolate and lots more! I love it! If we don't have this in the cupboards then I start to worry! If any new product comes out with peanut butter in it, I will always try it. It really is unbelievable how popular it is because there are even curries with this in which is amazing!

                  This is Sun Pat crunchy peanut butter, it is called crunchy because it has little pieces inside which make this extra tasty. Although, this is very hard to spread which annoys me. Peanut Butter is basically peanuts mixed with butter and lots of other ingredients to make a paste. This has been around for over 20 years now and the packaging has not changed that drastically. It comes in a normal sized glass jar ( jam jar sized) with a plastic screw top yellow lid. There is a label round the middle which has a lot of information on it, nutrition and more.

                  The paste itself is a brownish colour and it is quite light too. It is quick thick but apart from the peanuts in this, it is very smooth. I always think that this fills me up quite a lot and you only need a little bit on toast. I tend not to put butter on too as I know that butter is incorporated in the recipe for this!

                  The reasons why I like this product is the fact that I love peanuts and I think this is marvellous with anything. I really like how it tastes, looks and smells- beautiful! The reasons why this is not so good is because peanuts are quite unhealthy and with butter too it is just going to make it even worse!

                  This is available in all supermarkets!

                  Holly x

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                    28.12.2009 12:32
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                    Christmas makes me do some different shopping purchases. I'm sure most of us splash out at Christmas time and buy different food and drink. I do like Peanut Butter, but for some reason I don't buy it all that much. I got a jar of this about 2 weeks ago and have been enjoying a slather of this on nice hot Toast.

                    This is the brand name of Peanut Butter. Sunpat makes Smooth and Crunchy Peanut Butter. The only difference is that the Crunchy one has all what the Smooth one has, but with chunks of Peanuts mixed through it. I've only seen this in a 340g jar and the usual price of this is around the £1.60 mark.

                    The packaging is alright for this. It is in a clear glass jar which you can see the medium coloured Brown Butter. It looks quite thick and smooth and pretty gooey in my view. The top has a foil covering and the lid is a sturdy plastic one. There is a wrap around label around the middle of the jar.

                    I have tried this on Bread and Toast and it is good on either. I think the tendancy is to spread this thick, but you can easily thin this out if you want. It is a bit harder to do this on fresh Bread, as it could tear it, but on Toast this soaks in and is just lovely.

                    The taste of this is nice. The product tastes rich, slightly Salty with a Roasted Nut taste. There is plenty of Peanut Chunks in the jar as well, and although I couldn't eat too much of this, it isn't that sickly either.

                    As you may expect, this isn't that good for you. 100g has 601 calories and 48.8g of fat. So even a small amount used would tot up the calories and fat.

                    A nice change to the normal things on Toast and Bread and much tastier than the Supermarket own brand versions. Brand is best this time.

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                    23.11.2009 18:38
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                    A Delicious Crunchy Peanut Butter From Sunpat. Yum!

                    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 Sunpat Crunchy peanut butter is provided in a glass jar with a screw top lid.. 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 £1.57 for a 227g jar. 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: Roasted Peanuts (95%), Cane Sugar, Stabiliser: E471, Sea Salt.

                    Nutritional Information (Per 100g): 587 calories, 23.6g Protein, 10.3g Carbohydrates, 2.5g Sugars, 50.1g Fat, 10.1g Saturates, 7.8g Fibre, 1.0g 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 reasonable price and the product itself is of a high quality and most importantly of all it tastes yummy!

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                      Tasty peanut butter this seriously is!

                      I am very much a fan of smooth peanut butter...well I was, until recently. I have been eating it and getting very fed up with it of late. My Mother had been buying shops own and branded offerings for me for a while now but they have all seemed a bit runny and texture wise, sugary. I was about to give up when Mum shoved this at me after buying it and telling me to try it for a change. I don't like crunchy, or do I?.....

                      Well I avoided it like the plague for as long as I could. The thought of choking on bits of nuts was off putting but one night I was hungry and I couldn't see owt else I fancied so I decided to bite the bullet and give this a whirl!

                      The Packaging:

                      Well the peanut butter comes in a 340g glass jar with a slight curve to it's middle for ease of handling and has a bright yellow plastic screw on/off lid to the top of it. Around the middle it has a burgundy coloured label and on that there is a picture of a couple of nuts and I'm told it's Sun-Pat 'Crunchy', crammed with peanuts. Other information on the label includes ingredients being listed, a full nutritional chart and contact details for Sun-Pat are given. Nice enough simple jar, you can see how much peanut butter you have left etc and it's easy enough to delve into and help yourself to when the need grabs you!

                      The Peanut Butter Itself:

                      When the jar was unopened and I picked it up and I thought that the claim that this was a crunchy nutty butter was all wrong. In the jar it looked smooth and a light almost goldeny colour butter and I was looking forward to it.

                      I then undone the lid and could see bumps of nut in the butter and was somewhat disapointed.

                      I shouldn't have been! I love this!

                      This is truly a yummy, high quality peanut butter and I can't fault it in any way shape or form it's simply delicious!

                      Dig in a knife or spoon or whatever and you lift out a highly smelling peanut butter. It's a stiff light brown mixture but not gloopy and certainly not at all runny. It's easy enough to spread though and if you put it onto warm toast it doesn't melt but holds really well.

                      It has a lovely taste. It's really packed with small chunks of roasted peanuts and the butter itself tastes highly of it too even if you get no peanut in your mouth. It's richly seasoned to pop the flavour out and all round I simply love it! It goes gloppy in the mouth and not at all sugary which is the reason I was going off such a product as this. It's naturally sweetened opposed to crammed full of fillers and I just think this is totally superb! I won't be eating smooth peanut butter again since this product has re-educated my palette I can tell you this much!

                      Nutritional information per 100g:

                      Energy: 601 Kcal
                      Protein: 25.3g
                      Carbohydrate: 15.1g
                      of which sugars: 4.8g
                      Fat: 48.8g
                      of which saturates: 9.4g
                      mono-unsaturates: 25.9g
                      polyunsaturates: 11.9g
                      Fibre: 6.8g
                      Sodium: 0.39g
                      Salt equivalent: 1.0g

                      Available in all good supermarkets etc and expect to pay around £2.09 for the jar size I have and it available in the smooth version too.

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                        21.09.2009 14:37
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                        Not better than own brand versions

                        I normally go for a supermarket brand of peanut butter, but I have bought this brand on several occasions when supermarket brands haven't been avaliable.

                        As far as peanut butters go, I thing this is quite a good one. It is quite thick whilst still being spreadable, and there are quite a lot of nice crunchy bits in it. It has quite a strong salty taste to it, which can be a bit too much. Although this is a good peanut butter, I didn't find that it was particularly any better than any own brand I have tried. It nis also more expensice and contains more additives such as e number than a lot of its own brand rivals.

                        Overall I would say that if a supermarket brand was avaliable I would not buy this again as I didn't think it was particularly any nicer than own brand versions, and can be a lot mkore expensive depending on where you buy it.

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                          03.09.2009 16:09
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                          I love Peanut Butter, always have done since I was a kid, taking peanut butter sandwiches to school with me in a packed lunch . It's something I've never grown out of, and I still have a peanut butter sandwich a couple of times a week , or, if I'm feeling really naughty, a peanut butter, jam, and cheese toastie!

                          Sun-Pat is probably one of the best known brands of peanut butter here in the UK . It's not the only brand I use, but one of my favourites .

                          The glass jar has a bright red label on the front with the Sunpat logo in chunky letters along the top . Below this is a picture, showing a peanut with the suns rays spreading out behind it, and the word Crunchy underneath in orange letters .

                          Eating this is simple - just spread it on bread, toast, crackers, biscuits or anything else you want to eat it with, and then enjoy .

                          Openinf the jar, you get a sweet nutty smell right away , and if you spread this onto warm toast, it seems to soften and melt in, which releases even more of the lovely nutty aroma. And biting into it, it's delicious, the warm, melting peanut butter sticking to the roof of my mouth, and tasting sweet and salty at the same time There were lovely crunchy chunks of peanut scattered evenly throughout with gave it a lovely texture. Overall, it was delicious!

                          Ingredients wise, this peanut butter is made up of 95% peanuts , cane sugar, stabiliser : E471, and sea salt . Nothing too scary hiding in there .

                          Per 100g, there are 578 calories, and 50.1g of fat. Now, that IS pretty scary, but you're not likely to sue 100g all at once, so no need to panic . A slice or two of peanut butter on toast a couple of times a week isn't going to instantly add pounds to your frame .

                          I love this peanut butter - I even use it in cooking, my favourite recipe being microwaved peanut butter fudge .

                          Peanut Butter Fudge
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                          You need :

                          300g peanut butter
                          A tube of smarties
                          A tsp of vanilla flavouring
                          100ml of sweetened condensed milk

                          Making sure you dish is mircowave safe, put the peanut butter and smarties into a dish and melt on a high setting in the microwave for 3 minutes, occasionally opening the door to give it a stir . Then add the condensed milk and vanilla flavouring, and give it a good stir so everything is evenly mixed . Pour into a lasagne type dish, and chill for at least 2 hours, before cutting it into squares and eating it!

                          I highly recommend this peanut butter - its good quality with a generous amount of chunks and a wonderful sweet yet salty taste!

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