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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

MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 07-Oct-13 15:49:22

Thank you to everyone for adding your feedback. This thread is now closed. Congratulations to HomicidalPsychoJungleCat and Lizzylou for winning the prize draws grin. We'll be in touch shortly.

hunhun007 Sat 05-Oct-13 17:12:23

Non-testers: Tell us if you prefer Crunchy or Smooth?
We love and use both
Crunchy goes to the sandwich
Smooth is used in cooking, especially to make a cheesecake

shockers Sat 05-Oct-13 12:43:18

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?

It is actually my usual brand of choice and has been for many years. I like the extra nutty consistency and the lack of sugar.

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

As above!

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?

I am happy to pay that, you need much less than other brands to get a nutty taste and texture.

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?

I had it on toast. I stirred a tablespoon into a Thai Green Curry on a whim and it was really lovely. I also used it in the River Cottage Veg recipe for Cambodian wedding day dip - also very tasty.
(Sorry, no photos as we've eaten it all blush)

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?

yes

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.

ataraxia Sat 05-Oct-13 12:24:29

I don't eat peanut better myself but think smooth is more versatile for cooking for the family

helcrai Sat 05-Oct-13 09:48:17

Definitely prefer smooth- the crunchy bits gets stuck in the kids' teeth!

mum2eci Fri 04-Oct-13 22:58:23

I definitely prefer the crunchy over smooth. Love crunching the nutty bits spread on warm whole meal toast washed down with a glass of milk!

shelley72 Fri 04-Oct-13 17:21:39

Tester here. Peanut butter tried by myself and dd (3). Ds (6) refused as he didn't like the look of it confused

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?
It was nuttier than I was expected, but that was a good thing. Also slightly more salty which I like, but dd not so keen on.

Q2. If you have tried other peanut butter brands before, how do you think Whole Earth Crunchy Original peanut butter compared overall?
We usually buy Skippy. Which is a lot sweeter so I think the children prefer that.however this seemed healthier so this is probably what I will buy from now on.

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, seems about right for the product.

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?
On toast and bagels. Not had time to try it in cookies yet.

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?
Yes for families due to not having added sugar, so slightly better for children and useful for both sweet/savoury recipes.

fuzzpig Thu 03-Oct-13 18:20:27

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?
it was salty but that was what I expected due to not having sugar added. We all liked it - super crunchy!

Q2. If you have tried other peanut butter brands before, how do you think Whole Earth Crunchy Original peanut butter compared overall?
nicer, as I tend to have pb with sweet things (eg in a sandwich with Nutella... Or dipped with Apple) so because it is saltier it is a nicer contrast. And it's crunchier than other brands so that's a big plus!

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, quite reasonable IMO. Due to the stronger flavour you don't need so much. Same reason I buy mature cheddar instead of mild!

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?
On toast, on apple, on celery. Planning to try a mild satay with it and I love the idea of sticking it in a smoothie.

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?
yes due to the no added sugar thing

DoItTooJulia Thu 03-Oct-13 07:24:44

I prefer crunchy. The DC prefer smooth. Somehow, mine runs out MUCH faster than theirs.....

bochead Thu 03-Oct-13 07:18:52

Crunchy all the way.

As DS has a dairy allergy we also eat quite a bit of almond nut butter and rotate with cashew and brazil nut butters too.

CatHackney Wed 02-Oct-13 23:00:31

Crunchy is unquestionably the best! But, I prefer peanut butter that is just made of peanuts - no sugar, no salt, and no palm oil. The prices seem reasonable enough, but I'd be more swayed by the contents.

Peanut butter is lovely on toast with jam, but also nice in a cold or warm Asian-style noodle dish with soy sauce, vinegar, some warm water to loosen the peanut butter, and sliced red peppers and spring onions.

cafecito Wed 02-Oct-13 21:34:22

Non tester but always buy whole earth crunchy peanut butter, yummiest nuttiest not sticky or weird or sweet - so nice! HAS to be crunchy though

Non tester - you can't beat crunchy PB, on hot thick white toast, maybe with a dab of strawberry jam and a massive mug of tea.

The Dc's love it smooth and as a spread/dip for fruit, apples and banana etc.

henbane Wed 02-Oct-13 18:03:29

Crunchy - & I do like Whole Earth. When I'm not eating it straight from the jar I mix with honey over low heat for an ice cream sauce, or use as is to thicken curries without flour.

MoogDroog Wed 02-Oct-13 16:17:34

Well, was meant to be a tester but since mine didn't show up and no one replied to my emails I'll add my thoughts as a non tester.

We all much prefer crunchy PB - far more versatile, as it works better in cooking too and more satisfying to eat by the spoonful

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 enjoyed its crunchyness and overall texture.

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

I thought it tasted less processed and had more depth of flavour. It compared well.

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?

It is quite expensive but not shocking for the quality. I would maybe buy it in school holidays or if it was on offer.

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?

On toast. It was lush.

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?

I would recommend it because it feels like a luxury product.

keepmoving Tue 01-Oct-13 22:26:24

Spent most of my life believing I hated peanut butter then I discovered Whole Earth a couple of years ago and love it! It has to be crunchy in our house and prefer standard over organic. Yum!

xxxkadzxxx Tue 01-Oct-13 22:21:27

100 percent crunchy, i think its quite boring smooth its lovely with some crunch smile

keeponkeepinon Tue 01-Oct-13 20:39:56

not a tester -
1. Love the consistency of the crunchy - its just right
2. Whole Earth far better - I cannot find another brand without added sugar. The brands with added sugar taste sickly.
3.It is a bit expensive but you only need a bit...(put down that teaspoon!!!)
4. Obviously great on toast but as I am low carbing I like a bit on celery (or a teaspoon!)
5. Yes! The no sugar thing.

Murdermysteryreader Tue 01-Oct-13 19:08:46

Not a tester but our whole family prefer smooth. Though I use crunchy for cooking making peanut sauces etc

Everhopeful Tue 01-Oct-13 09:03:43

I'm not a tester (wish I had been though). I like crunchy and Whole Earth was the brand that persuaded me to try peanut butter again, having been turned off it as a kid - I don't like it sweetened AT ALL, so Sunpat is c**p!!

I've cooked with it as well - some HFW recipe involving a lot of garlic, peanut butter and sweet potatoes. Didn't go down all that well with DD, but me and DH liked it well enough. I don't think it matters that much for satay sauces if you use crunchy or smooth, but I like crunchy and that's what I'd have in the house. It wouldn't occur to me to buy the other sort just for a recipe. I'd just adjust the recipe if necessary.

1) tried the crunchy. Kids really liked it and I loved it.

2) We eat a lot of peanut butter. This might actually be my new favourite. Really lovely.

3) seems a reasonable price. More expensive than some brands but it is more peanutty than others.

4) Ate it on its own, on toast, on celery. Not tried it in a banana smoothie yet but think it would be nice.

5) Yes, would definitely recommend.

SCARLETT59 Mon 30-Sep-13 20:56:01

Try adding a tablespoon of smooth peanut butter to your banana smoothy. One third pint semi-skimmed milk, one third greek yogurt a large, very ripe banana and 1 tbsp smooth peanut butter. Sublime!

debsh09 Mon 30-Sep-13 17:21:23

Cruchy for the whole family yum

Whojamaflip Sun 29-Sep-13 19:58:53

non tester but crunchy every time both for sarnies and cooking smile

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