Product Type: Whole Earth Spread
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Whole Earth Smooth Original Peanut Butter
Member Name: katykicker
Whole Earth Smooth Original Peanut Butter
Advantages: Recyclable jar, no added sugar, organic ingredients, lovely taste .
=== The product ===
This is a peanut butter with a difference. It is made using peanuts that have not been salted or treated and still have their skins on them. This contains no added sugar and is suitable for vegetarians & vegans. The palm oil in this product is ethically sourced and the glass jar is recyclable. Whole Earth appear to be a company who really care about the environment.
=== How to use it ===
This is perfect for spreading on hot toast, enjoying in a sandwich, eating with chocolate biscuits or even just spooning straight from the jar. I have also used this to make peanut butter cookies which were successful but you really could taste the lack of sweetness compared to using a basic or value peanut butter that is loaded with sugar.
=== The taste ===
This peanut butter certainly is different from most. The peanut butter looks different in appearance and I can notice the dark flecks which come from the peanut skins. The texture of this peanut butter is deliciously smooth, it has a very strong nutty taste and I really can tell that the skins have been left on these peanuts. There is a fairly raw taste to this spread which is unlike the sugary goodness that comes from other peanut butter spreads but it's a taste that I quite enjoy. The texture is smooth and even a light spread feels quite substantial and you still get that cloying kind of goodness that comes from other peanut butters. The addition of the palm oil means that there is a smooth silky kind of taste to this peanut butter that makes it ridiculously easy to enjoy straight from the jar.
Roasted peanuts (97%), Palm oil, Sea salt
=== Nutritional Information ===
=== Where to buy it and how much? ===
This is available in most Sainsburys stores with a 454g jar costing around £2.92 at present. There is also a crunchy variety available for £2.59. This is also sold in Asda with a 340g jar costing £2.17 which works at ever so slightly cheaper per 100g but for a couple of pence Sainsburys is more convenient for me.
=== My opinion ===
While this is more expensive than other peanut butters on the market the proof really is in the eating. I like knowing that this doesn't contain added sugar and that the palm oil is from a sustainable source. The taste of this is fantastic, it is different to the likes of Sunpat and this is clear from the first taste. The jar has a strong nutty scent as soon as it's open and you can't really smell that sweetness, or taste it. I thoroughly enjoy this on toast in particular and on cream crackers as well. I have used this in cooking a couple of times now and been very pleased with most of the results although my cookies were lacking a little much needed sweetness.
I love knowing that this product is organic and that it's much more ethical than a standard peanut butter. I find that I am left feeling fuller for longer when using this and I often have two pieces of granary toast for breakfast with a small spread of this. I find that I don't need as much of this spread to get the full flavour and to really enjoy my breakfast. This is definitely a high quality product and it's fair to say that it has changed my opinion on peanut butter. I must prefer this product to one that tastes ridiculously sweet and sugary. I feel now like I can really enjoy my toast and cereal for breakfast and not worry about having so much sugar in my diet.
I first tried this after it was suggested to me by a friend who attends the gym regularly and I'm really pleased that I've found this product. It IS more expensive but the jar is recyclable and the ingredients are organic. I like to try and do what I can for the environment these days and to look after our waistlines so I really don't mind paying a little extra for a quality peanut butter. My husband has never really been a fan of peanut butter but even he has been tempted in to nicking the odd piece of toast from my plate these days which is always a positive sign!
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