Artisinal peanut butter

Peanut butter… one of America’s all time favorites. People of all ages eat peanut butter with bananas, on Ritz Crackers, straight out of the jar and of course the lunch box favorite, as a PB & J. With some of the flavors you’ll learn about in this article, we might now be putting some in our oatmeal, in our baked goods or on top of our ice cream.

Big Spoon Roasters in Durham, North Carolina make delicious handcrafted nut butters.  There are currently six flavors:  Chai Spice, Peanut Almond, Peanut, Peanut Cocoa, Peanut Cashew and Peanut Pecan. The peanuts and wildflower are locally sourced. I personally love the Peanut Cocoa and the Chai Spice. They all contain wildflower honey and sea salt and I’d love them if they stopped there!  The Peanut Cocoa has stone-ground chocolate added, the Peanut has organic coconut oil, and the Chai Spice has cardamom, clove, ginger cinnamon, vanilla and black pepper added.  How delicious does that sound!  An 8 oz. jar is $12.00.


Reginald’s Homemade is made from that all-time favorite – the Virginia peanut.  They add a little oil, some real fruit and natural extracts.   There is no added salt.  Their eight flavors are Crunchy Original, Creamy Original, Hazelnut Amaretto, Double Chocolate Chunk, White Chocolate Macadamia, Nana Honey, Apple Sin and Bourban Pecan. They also make three flavors of cashew butters.  A jar is $5.00 – $8.00 depending on the flavor.


Justin’s Honey Peanut Butter is delicious. Justin also makes Classic Peanut Butter and seven flavors of almond butter.  Justin also offers his nut butters in small travel-size 1.15 oz. squeeze packs.  They are just the perfect size to stash in a purse for a hunger emergency.  Ten packs are $9.49.


The Heat is On Peanut Butter & Co.This “beyond peanut butter” has chili powder, cayenne, and crushed red pepper, has a spicy personality. Use it in sauces and salad dressings if there’s any left after lunch. 6-pack is under $30.

Two University of Oregon roommates who were tired of eating store-bought peanut butters started Wild Friends Nut Butter.  They have a wonderful assortment of nut butters.  How delicious do Cinnamon Raisin and Chocolate Coconut peanut butters sound? They also make Vanilla Espresso Almond Butter.  They are made with all natural ingredients.  A 16 oz. jar is $6.99.  They also offer travel packets.  Ten packets are $9.99.


Peanut Butter & Co makes ten all natural peanut butter flavors. In addition to Old Fashioned Smooth and Old Fashioned Crunchy there are flavors like Mighty Maple and White Chocolate Wonderful.  A 16 oz. jar is $6.00.


* We figure that if you like peanut butter, you might like honey, too. Here are some of our favorites,

“Eating Honey was a very good thing to do…” W.T. Pooh