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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.

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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.

InMySpareTime Tue 10-Sep-13 20:33:52

Mine toogrin

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

My jar has just arrived!!

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

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

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

InMySpareTime Mon 09-Sep-13 15:59:06

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

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.

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...

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

talkingnonsense Fri 06-Sep-13 14:45:57

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!)

supermariossister Fri 06-Sep-13 13:56:34

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.

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.

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)

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!

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

Just received mine grin thanks

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

And me

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

Me three! grin

TheOneWithTheHair Thu 05-Sep-13 17:40:29

Me too. smile

InMySpareTime Thu 05-Sep-13 16:08:07

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

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."

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?

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.

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

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

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

Fraxinus Google is your friend.

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

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

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