It’s whipped into pie filling, swirled into oatmeal and—yep—scooped out of the jar as a 3 p.m. snack. (No judgment!) There’s no arguing that we’re nuts for peanut butter, but which brand is the best?
With this question reeling in my head—I set out on a quest to find the best crunchy peanut butter on the market. How? By inviting a few nuts from the office to taste-test the most popular brands. With no brand names, nutrition facts or eye-catching labels on the table, we had one thing to judge: flavor.
We sought a chunky peanut butter that had that perfect balance of creamy, nutty, stick-to-the-roof-of-your-mouth flavor. Which brands prevailed? Read on to find out …
Freshest Flavor: Skippy
Average Rating: 7.6/10
Skippy Super Chunk Extra Crunchy Peanut Butter received high marks and almost edged its way to our #1 pick. The spread was thick and creamy—just like any classic PB&J-worthy peanut butter should be. A few tasters noted that the chopped nuts tasted a little fresher than the other butters on the table. When it came to flavor, Skippy was unique because it tasted as if there were slight, sweet notes of honey. I took a look back at the label when the tasting was through; there’s no honey, just sugar and hydrogenated oil.