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  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,346
    Peanut butter.

    I have a jar which I use for making milkshakes for after a ride (spoon of peanut butter, chocolate drink powder, milk and blitz.) very nice.

    But the odd times when I've actually tried to eat it, such as the bit stuck to the spoon, Ye Gods, it's awful! How does anyone eat this stuff? They must have a lot of time on the hands, it takes me an age to get rid of it.


    The older I get, the better I was.

  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 4,224
    capt_slog said:

    Peanut butter.

    I have a jar which I use for making milkshakes for after a ride (spoon of peanut butter, chocolate drink powder, milk and blitz.) very nice.

    But the odd times when I've actually tried to eat it, such as the bit stuck to the spoon, Ye Gods, it's awful! How does anyone eat this stuff? They must have a lot of time on the hands, it takes me an age to get rid of it.

    Mix it with Nutella. Transformative.
  • morstarmorstar Posts: 3,183
    capt_slog said:

    Peanut butter.

    I have a jar which I use for making milkshakes for after a ride (spoon of peanut butter, chocolate drink powder, milk and blitz.) very nice.

    But the odd times when I've actually tried to eat it, such as the bit stuck to the spoon, Ye Gods, it's awful! How does anyone eat this stuff? They must have a lot of time on the hands, it takes me an age to get rid of it.

    This needs to be in the unpopular opinions thread you weirdo! :)

    However, it may depend on brand. The mrs purchased some American brand a couple of years back to try and it was peanut scented sugar. It was horrible.
    I know lots of foods have lots of sugar in but, if I can’t specifically taste the sugar, they are OK. So much US stuff is just pure sugar.
  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,346
    morstar said:

    capt_slog said:

    Peanut butter.

    I have a jar which I use for making milkshakes for after a ride (spoon of peanut butter, chocolate drink powder, milk and blitz.) very nice.

    But the odd times when I've actually tried to eat it, such as the bit stuck to the spoon, Ye Gods, it's awful! How does anyone eat this stuff? They must have a lot of time on the hands, it takes me an age to get rid of it.

    This needs to be in the unpopular opinions thread you weirdo! :)

    However, it may depend on brand. The mrs purchased some American brand a couple of years back to try and it was peanut scented sugar. It was horrible.
    I know lots of foods have lots of sugar in but, if I can’t specifically taste the sugar, they are OK. So much US stuff is just pure sugar.

    :smile:

    Perhaps. But the bit that intrigues me really is, how does anyone eat it?

    I find it's like a mouthful of glue.


    The older I get, the better I was.

  • pinnopinno Posts: 39,097
    capt_slog said:

    Peanut butter.

    I have a jar which I use for making milkshakes for after a ride (spoon of peanut butter, chocolate drink powder, milk and blitz.) very nice.

    Seriously!?


    Mix it with Nutella. Transformative.

    I shall try this.
    What I have done for a sneaky snack is put Nutella on some Digestives and then sprinkle nuts on top.
    That's one for the Silly commuter weight loss thread.

    S - https://i.pinimg.com/564x/35/cd/f1/35cdf125f02216d233fc9aa90f8607e6.jpg
    W - (still at Atlantic boulevard)

    "Why are the tractors beeping in the night? I dunno woss goin' on"
    Tricky, 9yo
  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,346
    pinno said:

    capt_slog said:

    Peanut butter.

    I have a jar which I use for making milkshakes for after a ride (spoon of peanut butter, chocolate drink powder, milk and blitz.) very nice.

    Seriously!?

    Seriously, in that I drink it?
    or seriously that it's nice? :)


    The older I get, the better I was.

  • webboowebboo Posts: 2,593
    capt_slog said:

    morstar said:

    capt_slog said:

    Peanut butter.

    I have a jar which I use for making milkshakes for after a ride (spoon of peanut butter, chocolate drink powder, milk and blitz.) very nice.

    But the odd times when I've actually tried to eat it, such as the bit stuck to the spoon, Ye Gods, it's awful! How does anyone eat this stuff? They must have a lot of time on the hands, it takes me an age to get rid of it.

    This needs to be in the unpopular opinions thread you weirdo! :)

    However, it may depend on brand. The mrs purchased some American brand a couple of years back to try and it was peanut scented sugar. It was horrible.
    I know lots of foods have lots of sugar in but, if I can’t specifically taste the sugar, they are OK. So much US stuff is just pure sugar.

    :smile:

    Perhaps. But the bit that intrigues me really is, how does anyone eat it?

    I find it's like a mouthful of glue.
    Usually in a sandwich with olives, tomato’s and onions and to finish in another sandwich with honey.
  • ProssPross Posts: 23,328
    morstar said:

    capt_slog said:

    Peanut butter.

    I have a jar which I use for making milkshakes for after a ride (spoon of peanut butter, chocolate drink powder, milk and blitz.) very nice.

    But the odd times when I've actually tried to eat it, such as the bit stuck to the spoon, Ye Gods, it's awful! How does anyone eat this stuff? They must have a lot of time on the hands, it takes me an age to get rid of it.

    This needs to be in the unpopular opinions thread you weirdo! :)

    However, it may depend on brand. The mrs purchased some American brand a couple of years back to try and it was peanut scented sugar. It was horrible.
    I know lots of foods have lots of sugar in but, if I can’t specifically taste the sugar, they are OK. So much US stuff is just pure sugar.
    Definitely. It's the best thing you can put on toast. The only problem is that the really good high peanut content stuff can be really hard to spread. I could quite happily eat it straight from the jar.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 10,836
    edited 9 August
    capt_slog said:

    morstar said:

    capt_slog said:

    Peanut butter.

    I have a jar which I use for making milkshakes for after a ride (spoon of peanut butter, chocolate drink powder, milk and blitz.) very nice.

    But the odd times when I've actually tried to eat it, such as the bit stuck to the spoon, Ye Gods, it's awful! How does anyone eat this stuff? They must have a lot of time on the hands, it takes me an age to get rid of it.

    This needs to be in the unpopular opinions thread you weirdo! :)

    However, it may depend on brand. The mrs purchased some American brand a couple of years back to try and it was peanut scented sugar. It was horrible.
    I know lots of foods have lots of sugar in but, if I can’t specifically taste the sugar, they are OK. So much US stuff is just pure sugar.

    :smile:

    Perhaps. But the bit that intrigues me really is, how does anyone eat it?

    I find it's like a mouthful of glue.
    I love it, love it on toast, love a spoonful of it straight out of the jar. Mmmm a mouthful of peanut butter flavoured glue.

    Always unsweetened though, that american sh*t is inedible.
    I'm winking at it.
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 4,764
    Pross said:

    morstar said:

    capt_slog said:

    Peanut butter.

    I have a jar which I use for making milkshakes for after a ride (spoon of peanut butter, chocolate drink powder, milk and blitz.) very nice.

    But the odd times when I've actually tried to eat it, such as the bit stuck to the spoon, Ye Gods, it's awful! How does anyone eat this stuff? They must have a lot of time on the hands, it takes me an age to get rid of it.

    This needs to be in the unpopular opinions thread you weirdo! :)

    However, it may depend on brand. The mrs purchased some American brand a couple of years back to try and it was peanut scented sugar. It was horrible.
    I know lots of foods have lots of sugar in but, if I can’t specifically taste the sugar, they are OK. So much US stuff is just pure sugar.
    Definitely. It's the best thing you can put on toast. The only problem is that the really good high peanut content stuff can be really hard to spread. I could quite happily eat it straight from the jar.
    Eh? Peanut butter (at least anything deserving that name) should be... 100% peanuts. What else goes in it??
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 10,836

    Pross said:

    morstar said:

    capt_slog said:

    Peanut butter.

    I have a jar which I use for making milkshakes for after a ride (spoon of peanut butter, chocolate drink powder, milk and blitz.) very nice.

    But the odd times when I've actually tried to eat it, such as the bit stuck to the spoon, Ye Gods, it's awful! How does anyone eat this stuff? They must have a lot of time on the hands, it takes me an age to get rid of it.

    This needs to be in the unpopular opinions thread you weirdo! :)

    However, it may depend on brand. The mrs purchased some American brand a couple of years back to try and it was peanut scented sugar. It was horrible.
    I know lots of foods have lots of sugar in but, if I can’t specifically taste the sugar, they are OK. So much US stuff is just pure sugar.
    Definitely. It's the best thing you can put on toast. The only problem is that the really good high peanut content stuff can be really hard to spread. I could quite happily eat it straight from the jar.
    Eh? Peanut butter (at least anything deserving that name) should be... 100% peanuts. What else goes in it??
    Skippy peanut butter:

    Ingredients
    Roasted Peanuts (90%),
    Sugar,
    Hydrogenated Palm Oil,
    Salt

    Sunpat:

    Ingredients
    Peanuts 95%,
    Stabiliser: E471,
    Cane Sugar,
    Peanut Oil 1%,
    Sea Salt

    Horrible
    I'm winking at it.
  • webboowebboo Posts: 2,593
    Meridian Peanut Butter
    Ingredients
    Roasted Peanuts whole skin on.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 10,337

    Pross said:

    morstar said:

    capt_slog said:

    Peanut butter.

    I have a jar which I use for making milkshakes for after a ride (spoon of peanut butter, chocolate drink powder, milk and blitz.) very nice.

    But the odd times when I've actually tried to eat it, such as the bit stuck to the spoon, Ye Gods, it's awful! How does anyone eat this stuff? They must have a lot of time on the hands, it takes me an age to get rid of it.

    This needs to be in the unpopular opinions thread you weirdo! :)

    However, it may depend on brand. The mrs purchased some American brand a couple of years back to try and it was peanut scented sugar. It was horrible.
    I know lots of foods have lots of sugar in but, if I can’t specifically taste the sugar, they are OK. So much US stuff is just pure sugar.
    Definitely. It's the best thing you can put on toast. The only problem is that the really good high peanut content stuff can be really hard to spread. I could quite happily eat it straight from the jar.
    Eh? Peanut butter (at least anything deserving that name) should be... 100% peanuts. What else goes in it??
    No my area of expertise, but I would have thought some butter based on the name.
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 4,224

    Pross said:

    morstar said:

    capt_slog said:

    Peanut butter.

    I have a jar which I use for making milkshakes for after a ride (spoon of peanut butter, chocolate drink powder, milk and blitz.) very nice.

    But the odd times when I've actually tried to eat it, such as the bit stuck to the spoon, Ye Gods, it's awful! How does anyone eat this stuff? They must have a lot of time on the hands, it takes me an age to get rid of it.

    This needs to be in the unpopular opinions thread you weirdo! :)

    However, it may depend on brand. The mrs purchased some American brand a couple of years back to try and it was peanut scented sugar. It was horrible.
    I know lots of foods have lots of sugar in but, if I can’t specifically taste the sugar, they are OK. So much US stuff is just pure sugar.
    Definitely. It's the best thing you can put on toast. The only problem is that the really good high peanut content stuff can be really hard to spread. I could quite happily eat it straight from the jar.
    Eh? Peanut butter (at least anything deserving that name) should be... 100% peanuts. What else goes in it??
    No my area of expertise, but I would have thought some butter based on the name.
    Clearly not, or you wouldn't need to butter the bread first.

    I have always assumed it includes some form of epoxy resin, on account of the remarkable adhesive properties.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 10,836
    webboo said:

    Meridian Peanut Butter
    Ingredients
    Roasted Peanuts whole skin on.

    In my opinion, the Whole Earth with a little bit of salt (and oil) is tastier. But never sugar. Never, never, never.
    I'm winking at it.
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 4,224

    webboo said:

    Meridian Peanut Butter
    Ingredients
    Roasted Peanuts whole skin on.

    In my opinion, the Whole Earth with a little bit of salt (and oil) is tastier. But never sugar. Never, never, never.
    Americans put sugar in everything. That is why that are all so... tall.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 39,097
    Lovely - palm oil. Brilliant.
    S - https://i.pinimg.com/564x/35/cd/f1/35cdf125f02216d233fc9aa90f8607e6.jpg
    W - (still at Atlantic boulevard)

    "Why are the tractors beeping in the night? I dunno woss goin' on"
    Tricky, 9yo
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 10,836
    pinno said:

    Lovely - palm oil. Brilliant.

    Yes, just seen that. Balls. It's so tasty and now it's ruined for me. Why palm oil not peanut oil??

    Onto the no added oil stuff for me.
    I'm winking at it.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 10,337

    Pross said:

    morstar said:

    capt_slog said:

    Peanut butter.

    I have a jar which I use for making milkshakes for after a ride (spoon of peanut butter, chocolate drink powder, milk and blitz.) very nice.

    But the odd times when I've actually tried to eat it, such as the bit stuck to the spoon, Ye Gods, it's awful! How does anyone eat this stuff? They must have a lot of time on the hands, it takes me an age to get rid of it.

    This needs to be in the unpopular opinions thread you weirdo! :)

    However, it may depend on brand. The mrs purchased some American brand a couple of years back to try and it was peanut scented sugar. It was horrible.
    I know lots of foods have lots of sugar in but, if I can’t specifically taste the sugar, they are OK. So much US stuff is just pure sugar.
    Definitely. It's the best thing you can put on toast. The only problem is that the really good high peanut content stuff can be really hard to spread. I could quite happily eat it straight from the jar.
    Eh? Peanut butter (at least anything deserving that name) should be... 100% peanuts. What else goes in it??
    No my area of expertise, but I would have thought some butter based on the name.
    Clearly not, or you wouldn't need to butter the bread first.

    I have always assumed it includes some form of epoxy resin, on account of the remarkable adhesive properties.
    That's something I learnt today. I always assumed it was a mix of peanuts and butter, but Google tells me I'm completely wrong.

    Next, I'm going to find out that egg mayonnaise doesn't contain mayonnaise
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 49,363 Lives Here
    if you like nutella you can't get snobby about palm oil...
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 10,836

    if you like nutella you can't get snobby about palm oil...

    I'm reassured slightly... https://www.wwf.org.uk/updates/8-things-know-about-palm-oil "Globally, palm oil supplies 35% of the world’s vegetable oil demand on just 10% of the land. To get the same amount of alternative oils like soybean or coconut oil you would need anything between 4 and 10 times more land"

    I'll stick with sustainable palm oil then. Luckily I think Nutella is gross.
    I'm winking at it.
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 4,224

    if you like nutella you can't get snobby about palm oil...

    Tell me it isn't so.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 49,363 Lives Here

    if you like nutella you can't get snobby about palm oil...

    Tell me it isn't so.
    https://www.nutella.com/us/en/range
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 10,836
    edited 10 August
    And in the UK:



    That's a terrible list of ingredients, no wonder it is vile
    I'm winking at it.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 39,097
    I don't know why you don't make your own peanut butter.

    It's quite simple. Take unsalted peanuts and put them in a blender. Slowly add Pure Sunflower Oil until you reach the desired texture. Add salt if required.

    Palm trees for Palm oil could be grown on land other than virgin rainforest. There's hardly any habitat left for the Orangutan.
    It may be more sustainable than the alternatives but at what cost?

    if you like nutella you can't get snobby about palm oil...

    Tell me it isn't so.
    Yep and the digestive biscuit I put it on contains palm oil.

    https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/gol-ui/product/food-cupboard-essentials/mcvities-digestive-biscuits-500g

    I try to cook all our food from scratch and in doing so, I can reduce the amount of Palm oil we consume.
    S - https://i.pinimg.com/564x/35/cd/f1/35cdf125f02216d233fc9aa90f8607e6.jpg
    W - (still at Atlantic boulevard)

    "Why are the tractors beeping in the night? I dunno woss goin' on"
    Tricky, 9yo
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 4,224
    You lot spoil all the fun.

    At least Skittles are okay to eat still. They are made of rainbows.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 10,836
    pinno said:

    I don't know why you don't make your own peanut butter.

    Because someone else will make it and sell it to me.
    I'm winking at it.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 41,447

    pinno said:

    I don't know why you don't make your own peanut butter.

    Because someone else will make it and sell it to me.
    Thats how capitalism works :smile:
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 39,097

    You lot spoil all the fun.

    At least Skittles are okay to eat still. They are made of rainbows.

    I used to eat Peanut M&M's. Then I discovered they contain Palm Oil. Then I discovered Lidl's own chocolate covered peanut fake M&M's which don't contain palm oil and... they taste as good!

    https://www.ethicalconsumer.org/palm-oil/palm-oil-free-list
    S - https://i.pinimg.com/564x/35/cd/f1/35cdf125f02216d233fc9aa90f8607e6.jpg
    W - (still at Atlantic boulevard)

    "Why are the tractors beeping in the night? I dunno woss goin' on"
    Tricky, 9yo
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