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Creamy for me. I buy as large a jar as I can hold: 64 oz., 56 oz. or 40 oz. A day is not complete until I have a two tablespoons... I try to stop at two.

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For PB&J sandwich, it's creamy all the way.  If I want peanut pieces, I'll eat peanuts.  Plus the crunchy can tear the bread.  And that's annoying.  I also use creamy for most baking, and candy making.

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Plus the crunchy can tear the bread.

 

THIS!  I hate how crunchy sometimes tears the bread.  I'm a creamy girl all the way.

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I like it crunchy most of the time. I prefer almond butter though. I tend to make my own nut butter by roasting them and then making it in the food processor. 

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Yes. Peanut butter is yummy either creamy or crunchy. I use both on sandwiches. I toast my bread because it comes from the freezer (we don't eat much bread) so crunchy or creamy works fine. I like peanut butter bunches & lots. On some bread or on a spoon, peanut butter makes me swoon.

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I mostly just eat peanuts, but when I want a slice of peanut butter toast or am making cookies, I use crunchy.  As a kid, I was always so disappointed if I was at the home of someone who used creamy.  Or if they used Jif instead of Skippy.  (Not to mention if they didn't have honey, since I ate peanut butter and honey sandwiches rather than peanut butter and jelly, but that's another story.)

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I like it crunchy most of the time. I prefer almond butter though. I tend to make my own nut butter by roasting them and then making it in the food processor. 

 

MMmmmm.....  Almond butter.

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Another one I can't vote - can't do peanut butter.

 

Nutella is my thing, which is kinda crazy as chocolate isn't. 

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My kids aren't allergic, but I don't send them with PB&J just because it's something small I can do to make it a little better for those that are allergic. Instead they get Nutella sandwiches, but only Fridays.

 

It's creamy for me, but crunchy doesn't bother me. I had PB, honey and raisins as a kid, and I still do it today on toast. Yum!

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I prefer creamy if I'm using it in a recipe, but have grown to prefer crunchy in sandwiches as I've gotten older, its a texture thing. 

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HAHA I am your evil "opposite" sibling.  Hated Skippy, loved Jif, crunchy preferred, and once sat at a picnic table all day with a peanut butter and honey sandwich in front of me because I hated honey so much I couldn't eat it.  And I was at a friend's house, my own mom never made us eat anything we really hated.

 

I deleted the first part of your post because I have always wanted to be an identical twin and this is as close as I think I will ever get.

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I haven't been able to eat peanuts for over a decade now as I've developed an allergy to them but I still remember and sorely miss crunchy peanut butter and Granny Smith apple sandwiches.

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Anyone here tried Cookie Butter from Trader Joe's yet???

It's pure bliss---kinda like crumbled up ginger snaps with a hint of shortbread flavor in a nice peanut-buttery texture. I just discovered it and may have a new obsession; tastes great spread on sugar or shortbread cookies, or even pumpkin swirl or apple cinnomin bread.

I could care less about Nutella or hazelnut spread, but Cookie Butter? Yes please!

Mmmmm...and yes, I love it either way, but obviously I'm a die-hard member of the creamy peanut butter club.

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Anyone here tried Cookie Butter from Trader Joe's yet???

 

I did. And...I thought it was awful.  :-(  <Hangs head> And I was so looking forward to it, too. I wish Trader Joe's would bring back their cocoa-dusted chocolate almonds. They were like CRACK in a heavenly addictive way.

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I like smooth/creamy peanut butter, preferably Peter Pan brand.

I also like cookie butter. If you like it & don't have a Trader Joe's, there's also a brand called Biscoff, which you should be able to find--along with the cookies--at places like Kroger, WalMart, & others. It uses the yummy cookies you get with your drinks on airlines like Delta & it's really the "original" cookie butter; Trader Joe's is really a copy. A good, close copy, but still a copy.

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Another fan of the Creamy kind here, but no strong opinions on Skippy, Jif, Peter Pan, etc. I even like the store's brand.

I bought sunflower butter about a month ago and really liked it.

I wondered if anyone has particular favorites among the "specialty" peanut butters: chocolate, honey, spicy, etc. Also, does anyone like the kind with the jelly already swirled in?

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I started buying Smucker's all-natural creamy (the kind with the oil on top that you have to stir in) because it has no added ingredients--only peanuts and salt.  I like it well enough on PBJ sandwiches or on toast, but not enough to go dig out spoonfuls to eat when I'm hungry.  When I want to splurge and buy PB that I will eat by the heaping spoonful, I buy (on rare occasions these days) Jif reduced-fat creamy.  The texture and taste are almost like eating peanut butter frosting.

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On 9/20/2016 at 7:35 PM, BooksRule said:

 When I want to splurge and buy PB that I will eat by the heaping spoonful, I buy (on rare occasions these days) Jif reduced-fat creamy.  The texture and taste are almost like eating peanut butter frosting.

I hate Jif but my son swears by the reduced fat version. He says I have to try it, that it doesn't taste like Jif. I'm a Peter Pan snob and I won't eat any other kind. I like creamy and crunchy both but I prefer crunchy.

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I hate Jif but my son swears by the reduced fat version. He says I have to try it, that it doesn't taste like Jif.

I haven't been able to find the reduced-fat Jif lately.  The only jar I've found was one of the large size, and I don't need enough PB to feed an army.  It's probably a good thing, though, since I shouldn't be eating that version.  

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Reduced fat peanut butter isn't a healthier choice. There is less fat (which is actually the "good" monounsaturated fat), but they add a lot more sugar, so the calories are about the same as the regular.   The healthiest choice is natural peanut butter, but it is an acquired taste.    

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I developed a mild nut allergy as an adult and shouldn't really have peanut butter anymore--rude, since I know what PB tastes like, and it's effing delicious!  Fortunately it's not a life-threatening allergy, so I sneak a Reese's or Goldenburg's peanut chew every now and then.  The 10 minutes of slightly itchy throat is worth it.  #livingontheedge

Day-to-day, though, I use the "I. M. Healthy" brand of soy nut butter.  It's the closest thing to real PB I've had, though it's best when the jar is freshly opened--it gets a little dry and hard to spread after a ridiculously short time.

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I would buy the reduced-fat Jif, because I liked the consistency and taste.  I definitely know that it's not a better dietary choice, but it sure does taste good!  I buy the all natural kind when I'm trying to be healthy!  

I never was a fan of crunchy peanut butter.  I always hated it when I accidentally bought the wrong kind.

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I can do creamy or crunchy, not particularly fond of extra crunchy, but it has to be Jiff. I'm a Jiff girl.

For "fake" peanut butter I don't mind Laura Scudders. ;-)

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I like the Costco Organic made with Valencia peanuts, so creamy, I guess. And I recently tried their almond butter (the internet told me it was wonderful), and it's okay. 

I don't mind crunchy, and I like nuts as a snack. 

I am responding to this topic because it's here. Next stop, Everest!  

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Crunchy, or even better, extra crunchy. Garnished with peanuts. 

Teddie's,, or in the absence of Teddie's, Skippy.

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I can't do peanut butter, but I LOVE almond butter!  I typically buy it smooth, but crunchy isn't bad, either.

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This isn't really a creamy vs. crunchy suggestion, but I like the peanut butters that don't have sugar added--just peanuts and salt.  I bought Laura Scudder's for decades, but it gets hard and dried out in the refrigerator, and completely unspreadable.  I would have to scoop it out and use my fingers to press it into a sheet to put on bread.

Well, I'm vexed no longer.  Adams peanut butter stays spreadable even after a long time in the refrigerator.  I buy the crunchy and put it on very soft white sandwich  bread, and it spreads easily and doesn't tear the bread.  It's changed my (obviously pretty pathetic) life.

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I don't do PB, but I eat almond butter.  And I like it crunchy.  Though I was like 39 (yes, THIS YEAR!) before I even HAD crunchy (I don't know why I was buying smooth my whole life)!

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I always thought I hated peanut butter. Turns out I just hate creamy peanut butter. It's too sticky. The crunch cuts the stickiness, so I like crunchy peanut butter. Too bad everyone else in the house likes creamy peanut butter. Or maybe it's better because I never have to share.

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I like creamy peanut butter, Skippy brand.  I put it on one slice of bread, and mayo on the other.  It cuts the stickiness.

Oh, and I keep it in the pantry, not the fridge.

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On 8/13/2017 at 6:23 PM, ariel said:

I like natural crunchy peanut butter.  No sugar - peanuts & salt only. 

I like it, and buy it, but Skippy (crunchy) is still my favorite, so I laughed when America's Test Kitchen did a taste test of chunky peanut butter, and Julia said the very same thing.  I eat so little peanut butter I think I'm going to go back to the Skippy.

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I like both but just buy the smooth now so I can also use it to make peanut sauce for noodles, or chicken satay. I grew up eating Peter Pan but since that company has had issues twice with e coli?? I switched to Jif Simple and Skippy. Also like almond butter, the Maranatha brand (I find it cheaper in Walmart). Love peanut butter but never liked peanut butter cookies!

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20 minutes ago, annzeepark914 said:

I like both but just buy the smooth now so I can also use it to make peanut sauce for noodles, or chicken satay. I grew up eating Peter Pan but since that company has had issues twice with e coli?? I switched to Jif Simple and Skippy. Also like almond butter, the Maranatha brand (I find it cheaper in Walmart). Love peanut butter but never liked peanut butter cookies!

I love (smooth/creamy) peanut butter & peanut butter cookies, without peanuts in them. But I don’t like peanuts (I also like ketchup/catsup & tomato/spaghetti sauces, but I don’t like tomatoes). Is that weird?

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On 6/16/2019 at 11:15 AM, BW Manilowe said:

(I also like ketchup/catsup & tomato/spaghetti sauces, but I don’t like tomatoes). Is that weird?

Same, and yep, it's weird.  🙂

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