Peanut, Peanut Butter.

This giveaway is now closed, but please enjoy reading our review!

I would like to dedicate this post to my thoughtful, funny son, who turns 4 this week.

My son, and Vermont Peanut Butter are the two reasons why I started this blog. Let me give you a little history…

Last summer my son begged and begged for a jar of Vermont Peanut Butter at the Farmer’s Market. I was torn on spending the money. I grew up with the sugary, salty Peter Pan peanut butter.  But healthy eating is incredibly important to me and I want my children to grow up as healthy as possible. We tried a bit of peanut butter on pretzels and I chose a jar filled with seeds and nuts. This could be my son’s special and healthy peanut butter that other moms would see and know I put nutrition first (while I secretly hid a jar of Peter Pan for myself.)

Comparing a jar of Vermont Peanut Butter with a jar of Peter Pan is a bit embarrassing (for Peter). Peter includes corn syrup, sugar, and various oils.

Here is the ingredient list for Vermont Peanut Butter’s Creamy: peanuts, low sodium sea salt. That’s it. (My husband asked me if VT Peanut Butter used Cabot butter, and was surprised to hear that there actually isn’t butter in peanut butter.) To me this is how peanut butter should be made. Find the best peanuts (VT Peanut Butter only uses peanuts from the USA), then roast and grind them to make a natural and healthy, and very tasty peanut butter.

Peanut butter is a staple in my house. We eat it a few times a week, love it on freshly baked bread, and could eat it for 3 meals a day (or more!). There was a time when I shied away from giving my family peanut butter more than once in awhile. I read a lot about the sugars in peanut butter and didn’t want to serve added sugar to my children. Eating Vermont Peanut Butter does not leave me feeling guilty. There is little to no added sugar or oil in Vermont Peanut Butter. Plus it’s a great source of protein.

I set out to sample a few different peanut butters from VT Peanut Butter. I am hooked on them all! My favorite is the Maple Walnut. I am still surprised to say that this is my favorite because I have not always loved walnuts, and I have never liked a chunky peanut butter before. The Maple Walnut peanut butter find a perfect balance of sweet and salty. It’s rich and fills you as a whole meal might fill you. Get two jars because it won’t last long. You will find many things to enjoy this peanut butter with!

My family has tried two of the creamy peanut butters from Vermont Peanut Butter including their classic “Creamy” and their Bee Nut Butter. The creamy is a bit grainy. They call it an  “old fashioned smooth texture”. I have grown to really like this new creamy! You might be saying to yourself “I have an issue with textures”… I say… “get over it” and try Vermont Peanut Butter’s creamy. You will thank yourself for buying, and eating a well made product that is better for you. If you like peanut butter and honey sandwiches, you are sure to love the Bee Nut Butter. A bit more sweet , you’ll want to eat it out of the jar with a spoon.

I have made the switch and will watch Peter Pan fly away forever. Vermont Peanut Butter is simply the best quality peanut butter you will find. Plus I would rather support my neighbors than Peter.  I hope that you will look for Vermont Peanut Butter in your store and make the switch for your family.

Try Vermont First is happy to host a peanut butter giveaway! We will be giving away 4 jars of Vermont Peanut Butter (various flavors)! Enter below to be one of our lucky 4 winners! Thank you to Vermont Peanut Butter for co-sponsoring this giveaway!

I am off to have a late night pb snack!
Yum,
~Honi


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