Jif Peanut Butter Tasting Party

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on August 25, 2010

Oh my calories!

Question: How many peanuts are needed to make the peanut butter for a 28 ounce jar?! Answer below.

Last week, our family had the opportunity to participate in an online Jif Peanut Butter Tasting Party. The party started at 6 pm. The wild monkeys children would have preferred it start at 8 am!  They were giddy all day, as they love to eat Peanut Butter. Straight out of the jar.

Neither one of my children that are old enough to eat peanut butter likes peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. (This sorta makes me think they are alien-ish, because what child in their right mind doesn’t like PBJs!?!  Perhaps aliens really have taken over their brains!) As you can see, they prefer it on the spoon.

But it wasn’t just the peanut butter that was calling their name…it was the chocolate too!  (They clearly get this trait from their mother…who has been known to talk about her chocolate problem…on a number of occasions.)

(I’m still waiting for one of you to start up a Chocoholics Anonymous and invite me to a meeting!)

So I held the wild monkeys children off until 6 pm when the real fun began!

We watched a live Ustream of the folks at Jif telling us about some creative ways to use and enjoy peanut butter.  I also got to chat with many of my old friends from my trip to Smuckers headquarters last year…it was so great to reconnect!

I thought I’d share a few of the Peanut Butter Pairings that we tried…and liked!

These were gone in seconds - Peanut Butter Apple RingsRecipe on Jif.com

Other Peanut Butter-y Ideas

  • Dark Chocolate dipped in Jif All-Natural Peanut Butter
  • Spread the thicker peanut butters, like the Peanut Butter-Honey blend on warm toast – gooey goodness!
  • Broccoli and cauliflower with Extra Crunchy PB
  • Jif Omega 3 with Hummus – With Pita Chips, carrots
  • Carrots with PB and sunflower seeds
  • Bacon with Extra Crunchy on Flatbread with banana and honey drizzles – you’ve gotta try it to believe it!
  • Graham Cracker with PB/Frosting mixture and chocolate chip topping – cupcake frosting
  • Toasted waffles with PB and banana slices
  • Thai peanut dipping sauce with veggies/skewers – marinade
  • Added to shakes – protein, protein

Do you have any creative ideas to share?! Well, don’t share them here! Enter them into the Jif Most Creative Peanut Butter Sandwich Contest! This is your chance to “showcase your kitchen helper’s sandwich skills”, and earn them a $25,000 scholarship if they win! Head on over to learn more about the contest…there’s plenty of time to enter, as it doesn’t close until October 22nd!

Answer from above: 1,000 peanuts in every 28 ounce jar of PB!

(I never would have guessed that many!)

Choosy Moms Choose Jif – Including This Choosy Mom!

Disclosure: I did receive all the peanut butter and items for sampling from Jif. And I thank them. And so do the wild monkeys children.

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Emily @ Relishments August 26, 2010 at 6:24 am

If your children are alien-ish, so was I. I never ate PB & J as a kid. Absolutely refused to and thought they were gross, despite liking both peanut butter and jelly separately. This year, at age 25, I finally ate my first one. I was surprised to discover that they’re not that bad.

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Mary August 26, 2010 at 11:34 am

Never have liked PB&J sandwiches and I still don’t. I am almost 55 years old and I have no desire to eat a PB&J. I do like a peanut butter and honey sandwich once in awhile. I also like peanut butter, mayonnaise and banana sandwiches. YUM!

MA

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Darrell August 26, 2010 at 11:45 am

I used to be a pbj sandwich lover..until the big pb samonella thing 2-3 yrs back…never did hear anything on them getting that problem fixed..I did eat Reeses pb back then as it was about the only brand I could find that wasnt in the recall…and of course , Walmart quit carrying that brand…some of your recipes look darn good too!

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Katie W. August 26, 2010 at 12:54 pm

The natural Jiff is so yummy! It is now the peanut butter that I buy!

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Jennifer M. August 26, 2010 at 6:32 pm

Thank you for the ideas. I’ sorry, but there’s no way I’d start a Chocoholics Anon Club b/c I really don’t want to quit.

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Jenna August 26, 2010 at 7:38 pm

All I have to say is your son’s REDS shirt ROCKS!!!!
We Heart the REDS!

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Carolyn August 27, 2010 at 7:06 am

My kids love PB&J but occasionally go for PB&H – with the H being honey. They also tried PB&J with strawberry jam for a while, but nothing beats grape around here! P.S. We have those exact Reds shirts — Must have been at the same game earlier this month!

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Marissa August 27, 2010 at 10:51 pm

Our family loves peanut butter and maple syrup on our pancakes. I even remember my grandparents eating their pancakes this way! So delish and it adds a little protein to an other-wise high carb breakfast.

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