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Whole Earth peanut butter reviewer feedback thread. Non-testers: Tell us if you prefer Crunchy or Smooth? £50 Whole Earth hamper to be won NOW CLOSED

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MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 09-Sep-13 17:20:14

This thread is for the 100 Mumsnetters who tried Whole Earth Crunchy Original peanut butter.

However, if you're not a tester, share whether you/your DC prefer your peanut butter Crunchy or Smooth and you'll be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 Whole Earth hamper!

Here's what Whole Earth has to say, "Mums buy Whole Earth peanut butter because they know it's naturally delicious. Made with 97% peanuts, no added sugar and loaded with energy, Mums know that choosing Whole Earth peanut butter is a great way to fuel their families throughout the day. It is also a perfect ingredient for baking crunchy peanut butter cookies – a delicious after school treat."

For those who tested the product, we’ve got a few questions we'd like you to answer, but feel free to add any other comments.

Q1. What did you/your DCs think of the consistency, texture and flavour of Whole Earth peanut butter? Was this similar/different to what you were expecting?

Q2. If you have tried other peanut butter brands before, how do you think Whole Earth Crunchy Original peanut butter compared overall?

Q3. The RRP for 227g of Whole Earth Crunchy Original peanut butter is £1.99 and 454g is £3.19. Would you be happy to pay this? If so, why. If not, why not?

Q4. How did you eat your peanut butter product? On its own? On toast? Did you use it in a recipe? If so, what did you cook?

Q5. If it came up in conversation would you recommend Whole Earth peanut butter to friends or family? If so, why? If not, why not?

If you used Whole Earth peanut butter in any recipes we would love you to post some pictures on this thread. Please note that any photos or comments may be used in marketing material by Whole Earth.

All testers who add their feedback will be entered into a prize draw to win a £150 voucher for a supermarket of your choice.

Thanks and good luck,

MNHQ

teaparties Mon 09-Sep-13 21:21:26

I personally prefer crunchy.
However, we always get smooth as DP prefers it and it's better for toddler DD.

bundaberg Mon 09-Sep-13 21:22:55

ooh i wasn't a tester but i do always buy Whole Earth peanut butter!

crunchy all the way!!!

ThePearShapedToad Mon 09-Sep-13 21:27:35

Non tester: it has to be crunchy all the way. You get the taste and creaminess of the butter with the reassuring bite of peanuts.... Great at adding texture to sandwiches

contortionist Mon 09-Sep-13 21:28:30

We all love whole earth crunchy peanut butter! It gets eaten on toast, in large quantities. I prefer the consistency of the non-organic one, despite wanting to like the organic version.

wibblyjelly Mon 09-Sep-13 21:47:32

I like smooth in sandwiches, but crunchy in cooking, for something like satay chicken. sitting on the fence, me grin

Not a tester but I love Whole Earth peanut butter. It's got to be crunchy though - smooth peanut butter is disgusting.

Has anybody tried a spoonful of crunchy peanut butter dolloped over vanilla icecream? Food of the gods, I tell you. smile

Deborahmp Mon 09-Sep-13 22:03:46

We always have BOTH. My 4 year old likes half a slice of toast with crunchy and half with smooth!

Silverfoxballs Mon 09-Sep-13 22:26:47

I was not a Tester, much prefer smooth but I prefer crunchy when making cookies.

ICutMyFootOnOccamsRazor Tue 10-Sep-13 02:08:26

Crunchy is sooo much better! Smooth glues your mouth shut.

--hmm maybe I should start feeding smooth to DS for a bit of peace and quiet--

maishoffwcingras Tue 10-Sep-13 07:02:35

much prefer crunchy.

mummybare Tue 10-Sep-13 07:08:50

Not a tester. I usually prefer crunchy but have a toddler DD so buy smooth at the moment.

Bubbles85 Tue 10-Sep-13 07:35:19

Definitely crunchy; it's far more delicious!

StillNoFuckingEyeDeer Tue 10-Sep-13 08:37:09

Non-tester.
We have both smooth and crunchy peanut butter in the house at all times. (and usually a spare of each!). Whole earth is the brand we most often buy.
DD1 (2 1/2) loves peanut butter on a cracker (cream cracker/ryvita) or on a spoon. Crunchy is her current favourite. Sometimes we have peanut butter sandwiches for breakfast/lunch.
DH often has peanut butter on ryvita with blueberries for dessert.
I've never cooked with peanut butter, apart from making protein balls for DH, which isn't really cooking.

Allalonenow Tue 10-Sep-13 08:48:59

I'm not a tester. I prefer smooth PB, love it on toast with chocolate spread, or a dollop on a plain chocolate digestive, or I make a milk shake style drink with milk, peanut butter and Baileys, I like peanut butter with ice cream too.

Received my peanut butter in the post this morning, thank you!. Going to try it on some toast in a minute...yum!

trice Tue 10-Sep-13 08:57:01

I usually buy Suma to avoid the added sugar and fats, but I love the taste of whole earth crunchy, it is my second choice.

Dylanlovesbaez Tue 10-Sep-13 08:57:38

Non tester but crunchy all the way!

expatinscotland Tue 10-Sep-13 08:59:10

Smooth all the way. Crunchy is great for sauces, but smooth spreads better.

TheBoysMamma Tue 10-Sep-13 09:03:09

I wasn't a tester but love the smooth whole earth peanut butter

I usually prefer smooth.
But had whole earth crunchy as a replacement in my groceries delivery and I'm converted.

Pascha Tue 10-Sep-13 09:08:57

I always buy Whole Earth because its much less sweet than other brands. Much nicer taste. I used to be crunchy all the way but since having kids who demolish the stuff I've switched to smoooooooth and its lush.

So now I'm a smooth girl.

Kerosene Tue 10-Sep-13 09:09:23

Not a tester, but always and only crunchy. I tend to eat a peanut protein ball for breakfast, but need to lay in better stocks of peanut butter to make my own.

Non tester - preference is crunchy!

Belo Tue 10-Sep-13 09:12:31

Q1. What did you/your DCs think of the consistency, texture and flavour of Whole Earth peanut butter? Was this similar/different to what you were expecting?

We really liked the consistency. Nice big chunks of peanut. Much chunkier than the Meridian one we were currently using.

Q2. If you have tried other peanut butter brands before, how do you think Whole Earth Crunchy Original peanut butter compared overall?

We much preferred it to the Meridian one. Somehow sweeter even though no sugar was added. But, not sure if I want the kids having salt in their peanut butter. And, I'm going to be reading up about Palm Oil. I see some mumsnetters think that is a bad thing.

Q3. The RRP for 227g of Whole Earth Crunchy Original peanut butter is £1.99 and 454g is £3.19. Would you be happy to pay this? If so, why. If not, why not?

Yes, I would be happy to pay it. But, not all the time as I do prefer products without added salt.

Q4. How did you eat your peanut butter product? On its own? On toast? Did you use it in a recipe? If so, what did you cook?

We had it on toast, and my daughters love it spread on slices of apples. It went very quickly so the satay sauce I had planned to make with it didn't happen!

Q5. If it came up in conversation would you recommend Whole Earth peanut butter to friends or family? If so, why? If not, why not?

For flavour I would recommend it, but I would state my reservations about the salt (and possibly Palm Oil)

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