Go Dairy Free

Go Dairy Free sponsored by:

Peanut Butter and Co Flavored Peanut Butter

Posted on by Alisa Fleming in Nut and Seed Butters, Product Reviews with 1 Comment
Pin It
Version:
White Chocolate Wonderful, Dark Chocolate Dreams, Bee’s Knees, Cinnamon Raisin Swirl
Price:
$6.00 / 16-ounce jar

Reviewed by:
Rating:
5
On November 29, 2013
Last modified:December 5, 2013

Summary:

Peanut butter lovers should not pass this brand up! The flavor range is sweet, with frosting-worthy white chocolate, a peanut butter cup twin, the classic honey-peanut butter combination, and a bagel’s best friend: cinnamon raisin.

As a child and even young adult, I detested peanut butter. Nuts whole, chunked or finely ground into a paste were of no interest to me or my taste buds. But something magical happened several years ago that made me suddenly gain an appreciation for all things nutty.

Peanut Butter and Co Flavored Peanut Butter

It started with almond milk, progressing to a handful of pecans, and eventually welcoming peanut butter into my diet. Now it’s to the point where at least an ounce of nutty goodness is a part of my daily eats. With this new found love, it was inevitable that I would sample some of the tasty peanut butter flavors from Peanut Butter and Co.

I think what I like most about the story of Peanut Butter and Co is that they actually have a storefront location. It isn’t often that you stumble across a peanut butter shop, but in New York City, they have a deli that will entice peanut butter lovers from miles around.

Peanut Butter and Co comes in a myriad of flavors. Thus far, we have sampled the following:

Peanut Butter and Co White Chocolate Wonderful Flavored Peanut ButterWhite Chocolate Wonderful

This was tops on my hit list. White chocolate far exceeds any other chocolate in my opinion, but is so hard to find without dairy. I’ve had to resort to making my own. But this gem offers a little glimpse of white chocolate via the addition of cocoa butter and vanilla. The flavors marry beautifully for a sweet treat that is hard not to eat by the spoon. To balance the dessert-like quality, we enjoyed it with sliced apples. Rating: Indulgence-Worthy

Peanut Butter and Co Dark Chocolate DreamsDark Chocolate Dreams

Imagine the flavor of dark chocolate enrobed peanut butter cups melting in your mouth. The rich, but sweet rather than bitter, chocolate flavor hit my taste buds first, followed by the hit of peanut butter. It was just as you would expect from the iconic dessert, but in a blended butter form. Again, good by the spoonful, but begging to be served on graham crackers (organic or gluten-free!). Rating: Deliciously Nostalgic

Peanut Butter and Co - Bee's Knees Honey Flavored Peanut Butter Bee’s Knees

Perfectly sweet with a kiss of honey, this could easily become a daily craving. I’ll try to hold out – sticking with unsweetened nut butters in my regular regimen – but if you prefer a nicely sweetened peanut butter on your bagel, or perhaps an all-natural “frosting” on that muffin, then I recommend Bee’s Knees (note: this is the only non-vegan flavor that I spotted). Rating: Everyday Match-maker

Peanut Butter and Co Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Flavored Peanut ButterCinnamon Raisin Swirl

The flavor: marvelous. The execution: needs a little work. Tony devoured most of the jar, saying that it tasted great, but they needed to fix the raisin issue. When I finally got a taste, I saw exactly what he meant. Whole little raisins are dotted throughout this sweetly-spiced spread, making it difficult to …. well, spread. We liked it, but would hesitate on buying it again, unless they start chopping or partially blending in, the dried fruit. Rating: It’s Complicated

Note that all of the Peanut Butter and Co flavors (on last check) are certified gluten-free, certified kosher, and non-GMO verified. All but Bee’s Knees appear to also be certified vegan.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Peanut Butter and Co Flavored Peanut Butters are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, soy-free, and tree nut-free. Most varieties are vegan (see post above). Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

For More Product Information: Visit the Peanut Butter and Co website at www.ilovepeanutbutter.com.

Print Friendly
Go Dairy Free Cookbook - Dairy-Free Recipes, Guide and More
If you liked this post, please share it …
Pin It

Tagged , , , , ,

About Alisa Fleming

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

View all posts by Alisa Fleming →

Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living

One Comment

  1. Jon KrampnerNovember 29, 2013 at 1:45 pmReply

    I’m very fond of the stuff that comes out of Lee Zalben’s shop (the white-chocolate flavored stuff in particular), but there’s a point of nomenclature we need to discuss: most of what he makes isn’t peanut butter, but peanut spread. According to the US Food and Drug Administration, once you start introducing extraneous flavors like white chocolate, dark chocolate, maple, and hot tamales, it’s no longer peanut butter, but a peanut spread.

    It would be more accurate to say that most of what PB & Co. makes contains peanut butter as an ingredient, but the product sold in those jars is not peanut butter per se.

    So how can they call it peanut butter? They don’t, not exactly. The name of the company is “Peanut Butter & Co.,” so they can put that on the label. But it’s a firm name, not a product description. Dark Chocolate Dreams is described as “peanut butter blended with dark rich chocolate.”

    For my money, they should be required to identify it as a peanut spread on the label, but let’s face it, with the Republican jihad against government regulatory agencies over the last generation, places like the FDA are understaffed, underfunded and demoralized.

    This is more of a rant than I planned to go on and is for your information. This is probably the point where I should mention that I’m the author of “Creamy and Crunchy: An Informal History of Peanut Butter, the All-American Food,” which was published by Columbia University Press earlier this year.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*