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MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 02-Sep-13 11:34:16

We're looking for 100 Mumsnetters to try Whole Earth peanut butter with their DCs.

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."

Selected testers will be sent one jar of Whole Earth Crunchy Original peanut butter for their family to try. We'd also like testers to create some tasty peanut butter recipes, such as peanut butter cookies, satay sauce or your own recipe and upload photos of these creations to the feedback thread.

This product test is open to all UK Mumsnetters who have at least one child living at home.

Everyone who takes part in the product test and adds their feedback will be entered into a prize draw to win a £150 voucher for a supermarket of their choosing.

If you'd like to take part then please sign up here.


Fillybuster Mon 02-Sep-13 13:43:32

Done - would love to know if it is tastier/nicer than the supermarket own-brand incredibly cheap and probably unhealthy version I buy for the dcs at the moment!

SweetSeraphim Mon 02-Sep-13 15:23:48

Done. Would love to try this!

agendabender Mon 02-Sep-13 15:41:03

Done! Hope I am selected...yum!

FoxPass Mon 02-Sep-13 15:57:48

done! smile

I buy it already! Would it be cheating to enter? I like the organic crunchy (red top) best.

blondieminx Mon 02-Sep-13 18:01:39

Done smile

bluebump Mon 02-Sep-13 18:02:22


BikeRunSki Mon 02-Sep-13 18:13:26

Done. Yum.

MillyMoo1113 Mon 02-Sep-13 18:14:55

Do you know if its gluten free?

TensionWheelsCoolHeels Mon 02-Sep-13 18:15:58

Done, big peanut butter fans in this house. Would be nice to try something new.

mootime Mon 02-Sep-13 18:28:52

Done. Fingers crossed!

ceramicunicorn Mon 02-Sep-13 18:33:38

I would if it didn't have palm oil in it.


SisterMatic Mon 02-Sep-13 18:53:34


Glitterfairys Mon 02-Sep-13 19:13:58

Done, would love to try it smile

boatclub Mon 02-Sep-13 19:16:43


Bicnod Mon 02-Sep-13 19:17:32

Done smile

gallicgirl Mon 02-Sep-13 19:36:45

DP would love to sign up to this but I refuse to have the muck in the house.
If anyone would like to send him cookies, he'll happily provide feedback.


Yas1 Mon 02-Sep-13 19:49:54


BooRadders Mon 02-Sep-13 19:55:07

Never signed up for stuff before....hope I get to try some as we love peanut butter

lilypocket Mon 02-Sep-13 20:07:31

have signed up hopefully im lucky enough to try some. smile smile

It is gluten free.

HeathcliffeItsMe Mon 02-Sep-13 20:30:34

Done, love peanut butter.


Forgetfulmog Mon 02-Sep-13 20:34:24

Ooh yes please! Perfect as I'd like my LO to try peanut butter that doesn't have any of the usual salt & sugar.

Plus I never get picked for these things sad

ArkadyRose Mon 02-Sep-13 20:34:40

gallicgirl Why "muck"? hmm

MrsWelly Mon 02-Sep-13 20:40:47


AllThatGlistens Mon 02-Sep-13 20:42:07

Done! LOVE peanut butter grin

SoftSheen Mon 02-Sep-13 20:48:53

Done! smile

I LOVE WE peanut butter. I won't enter because I've had it already, so it would be mean, but whoever gets the tester pots is in for a treat. It's the best peanut butter you can buy. smile

MegGriffin Mon 02-Sep-13 20:51:36

Would love to try please.

irishe Mon 02-Sep-13 20:55:07

Yes please!

Bramblesinforrin Mon 02-Sep-13 20:59:44

Oh yum sounds gorgeous. Craving it right now!

gallicgirl Mon 02-Sep-13 21:08:58

gallicgirl Why "muck"?

Arkady, I hate nuts and think peanut butter looks like poo.


But DP loves it....

Morgan Mon 02-Sep-13 21:10:09

Done . Usually use supermarket own brand .

SmileyShazza Mon 02-Sep-13 21:20:40

Done - would love to give this a try smile

snowymum12 Mon 02-Sep-13 21:25:12

Yum!!!! We love peanut butter in our house so would really love to take part in this test!!!

crazyinlurve Mon 02-Sep-13 21:55:25


maximum4 Mon 02-Sep-13 22:05:58

Love it smile

aristocat Mon 02-Sep-13 22:31:12


Faverolles Mon 02-Sep-13 23:11:45

Done, we go through tons of the stuff!

Mummybookworm Mon 02-Sep-13 23:19:17

Done -fingers crossed!

500internalerror Mon 02-Sep-13 23:21:58

MNHQ - there's a typo on the product tests landing page - it says 'cruncy' smile

incogKNEEto Mon 02-Sep-13 23:53:09

All signed up, this sounds like a tasty test smile

LegoCaltrops Tue 03-Sep-13 00:11:40


I will have to buy some now if I'm not picked...

elliepen Tue 03-Sep-13 00:12:23

iwant!!!! grin

HepsibarCrinkletoes Tue 03-Sep-13 00:13:58

Ooooh, yes please! We get through tons of the stuff and use it for so much. I have a secret pot that is well hidden from the DC

goldface Tue 03-Sep-13 06:25:44


MillyMoo1113 Tue 03-Sep-13 06:45:50

Done grin

gottasmile Tue 03-Sep-13 07:16:37

Done! We're peanut butter crazy in this house!

GlobalWarning Tue 03-Sep-13 07:41:41

Holland and Barrett do a Natural peanuts butter in 1kg tubs for about a fiver. No contravertial palm oil, salt or sugar. We cook with it in baking and savoury and its brilliant. Just whizzed up peanuts! It takes a couple of goes to get used to the lack of salt and sugar, but its delicious.

Dillydollydaydream Tue 03-Sep-13 07:46:05

My and my 3dc love PB, would love to try this.

PestoSwimissimos Tue 03-Sep-13 08:06:16

Ooh yes please!!!

AFishWithoutABicycle Tue 03-Sep-13 08:14:20

Done... If only someone was doing a jam one and a dirty thick white bread one too.

TheYamiOfYawn Tue 03-Sep-13 09:08:00

Yes please.

aga69 Tue 03-Sep-13 09:18:54

done smile excitedsmile

OddSockMonster Tue 03-Sep-13 09:23:27



TimidLivid Tue 03-Sep-13 10:28:17

done, let it be me smile

MonstersDontCry Tue 03-Sep-13 10:54:10

I applied for this yesterday, then had a dream about eating a whole tub last night. confused very strange!

elfycat Tue 03-Sep-13 13:52:40


We love peanut butter. A peanut butter and jam sandwich is a fail-safe snack if DD1 (4) is hungry. I think I've had their smooth version at a friend's house and it was a good flavour - more raw peanutty.

Timidviper I now have that ghastly 'Let it be me' song from Let's Play going round in my head... Thank you very much... sigh

fuzzpig Tue 03-Sep-13 13:57:59

Me pleeeeease grin

RunningBear78 Tue 03-Sep-13 14:23:34

I would except that it has palm oil in.

Absolutely no reason for palm oil to be in peanut butter, and it makes me cross that a company which pretends to be all earth friendly and natural includes such a dreadful ingredients without reason.

Doobydoo Tue 03-Sep-13 14:28:40

Would really like toknow why WHOLE EARTH have palm oil in the peanut butter please

Earthymama Tue 03-Sep-13 14:30:23



Yonihadtoask Tue 03-Sep-13 15:20:02

Done. I luuuuurve pb.

choccyp1g Tue 03-Sep-13 15:22:40

Have just signed up and now seen the point about palm oil. If I get picked I'll use the chance to feedback that there is no need for anything except peanuts in peanut butter.

MadeOfStarDust Tue 03-Sep-13 15:33:26


hunhun007 Tue 03-Sep-13 16:54:25

This would be a great product to try

DoubleMum Tue 03-Sep-13 17:35:36

Done. Would like to make cookies with it!

Fraxinus Tue 03-Sep-13 18:02:50

Unicorn... What is wrong with palm oil?

stephrick Tue 03-Sep-13 18:21:44

Done. Also love Source bath products and any anti ageing products

stephrick Tue 03-Sep-13 18:25:37
thecatfromjapan Tue 03-Sep-13 18:42:12

Oh no!

i had no idea they used palm oil!

I have signed up. And I confess that I like Whole Earth peanut butter.

I am disappointed about the palm oil. sad

ValentineWiggins Tue 03-Sep-13 20:14:14

Oh yes - could murder some PB right now. And if it's free it's calorie free!


chocolatemartini Tue 03-Sep-13 20:54:38

Done. Love whole earth baked beans but haven't tried their peanut butter

Lent1l Tue 03-Sep-13 22:22:11

Ooh please pb is a staple in our house

nearlymumofone Wed 04-Sep-13 00:06:11

done. Yum.

FeijoaVodkaLovesHokeyPokey Wed 04-Sep-13 10:39:06

Stop using Palm oil in your peanut butter Whole Earth and I will start eating it again.

Fraxinus Wed 04-Sep-13 14:27:02

Feijoa and unicorn and cat fro Japan. Any chance you could share why you don't agree with palm oil on here? Thanks

Runswithsquirrels Wed 04-Sep-13 16:13:50

I can already tell you this is the best peanut butter - not so sweet!

ArkadyRose Wed 04-Sep-13 20:22:32

Fraxinus Google is your friend.

LegoCaltrops Wed 04-Sep-13 21:04:21

there is a 100% peanut butter available. Google 'pure peanut butter'.

BikeRunSki Wed 04-Sep-13 21:23:02

Suma and Meridian both makes peanut butter out of just peanuts. One or both of them are usually available in health food shops.

Fraxinus Wed 04-Sep-13 21:28:09

Google might give me the answers, but surely it would be better if all the peanut butter fans on mn had the palm oil issue highlighted to them on this thread?

MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 05-Sep-13 14:11:56

Hi everyone, there's been a bit of discussion around palm oil being included in Whole Earth recipes. On this topic Whole Earth would like to say, "Whole Earth uses palm oil to keep products fresh and stop ingredients from separating, without the need for artificial preservatives.

Palm Oil is found in areas of Asia, Africa and South America and many rainforests are at the risk of being endangered due to wide scale use and unsustainable production. The palm oil industry is, however, an important source of income for many local communities and Whole Earth has become a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil: a global initiative that encourages the sustainable production of palm oil.

Whole Earth is committed to sourcing and using certified sustainable palm oil in its products, to ensure that the rainforests and their inhabitants are here to stay."

Yay! I have been chosengrin. [waits with spoon at the ready].

Me too. smile

ArkadyRose Thu 05-Sep-13 22:42:48

Me three! grin

Yonihadtoask Thu 05-Sep-13 22:50:57

And me

footflapper Fri 06-Sep-13 08:34:41

Just received mine grin thanks

nooka Fri 06-Sep-13 08:46:05

I'm not in the UK anymore and wondered why the peanuts only peanut butter we have here always separates but Whole Earth doesn't. Sounds like maybe that's the palm oil? It is very nice peanut butter.

Looking at the OP is it really necessary for Whole Earth to have all that 'mums buy / mums know' rubbish? People buy peanut butter, sometimes they let their children have some too grin. I hate it when 'mums' is used in advertising it really really puts my back up, dads go shopping/feed their families too!

choccyp1g Fri 06-Sep-13 12:44:54

But it doesn't matter if it separates. The Sun-Pat jars used to say "Churn well" in other words, "Stir it with a spoon".

Mine arrived this morning. Had some on toast for lunch. It was quite nice but not as nice as my usual brand. (Sainsbury's own)

choccyp1g Fri 06-Sep-13 12:45:55

Now I'll try my other peanut butter recipe, "Eating it on a spoon".

Same comment as above.

received today, smells really nice and the product design jar looks good. was easily spread despite being chunky and the flavour was rich it does leave a dry aftertaste though.

Dc will be tempted to try on digestive biscuits so will let you know how that goes. I think this would be really good in baking as the flavour and smell is quite rich.

I like it cos it doesn't have added sugar, but I expect if you like something like sunpat it might taste a bit odd. (Autocorrect made sunpat subpar, it clearly agrees with me!)

bryonywhisker Fri 06-Sep-13 16:20:31

just opened mine and had some on a wholemeal crust grin grin Initial thoughts : like that there isn't a layer of oil; like it looks like peanuts and not brown goo; like spreadability; like no sugar.
However my big dislike is it isn't salty enough. In fact it's erring on the side of bland. I added a twist of sea salt to one half and the flavour sprang out. And I am not an over salty junkie person.
Will try tweaking some of my regular cookies to include it this weekend

goldface Fri 06-Sep-13 22:45:41

Mine is on its way!! Dowe have to use it in proper recipes? I am more your 'peanutbutteroutthejarwhennoonelooking' type of gal...

nooka Sat 07-Sep-13 01:43:56

We get big jars of separated peanut butter. It is a nuisance, stirring inevitably ends up with oil everywhere. The top of the jar is still a bit too runny and the bottom is too stiff. I really like the consistent texture of Whole Earth.

When will my jar arrive? I've nearly finished the Aldi stuff and want to make a "taste test" comparison and I CBA to buy a new jar when there's one coming

aristocat Mon 09-Sep-13 20:28:29

InMy I am still waiting for my jar too! have never eaten peanut butter before

TimidLivid Tue 10-Sep-13 14:59:58

I have my jar it is lovely and I think it Is salty enough, it has big crunchy bits. it spread nicely it wasn't separated and there was no later of oil on the top. I would say it is the nicest peanut butter I have ever tasted so I am very happy with it and would buy it again

Earthymama Tue 10-Sep-13 18:34:39

My jar has just arrived!!

Mine toogrin

missorinoco Wed 11-Sep-13 19:26:53

We received a jar, thanks.
It was less homogenised than other brands I have tried, and decidedly less sweet.

We made peanut butter cookies. DD didn't like the nuts, which probably reflects the crunchiness of the spread, which the rest of us liked. Otherwise they were a big hit.

Not sure how to upload a photo onto here, MN, but I have one on my camera if wanted. It would be fair to say i am a better cook than photographer, and presentation is not my forte. I would have made spciy vegetable and peanut soup, but I thought the photo would be a jooke.

Would I buy it again - I would be inclined to do so for cooking. That's not to say I didn't like it, but I like the unsweetened aspect of it for cooking and would therefore buy it even if not on offer. Otherwise, I would probably be motivated by whatever is on offer.

I suspect my children will now prefer the sweeter brands for sandwiches and toast (almost all the jar went in the biscuits). I think there is a market here for parents of weaning (over 1y.o.) toddlers. If someone had pointed out to me at that point this was the unsweetened peanut butter I would have started with it.

Thanks again for the peanut butter.

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