It’s a common misconception that eating organically is the equivalent of subsisting on a diet of twigs, roots and berries. This is of course is to the uninitiated who tend to follow in zombie-like fashion a preference for “real food” (as opposed to the radical stuff we like to consume). .. OK then..
So let’s take a look at something radical. Peanut butter made from Organically Grown Peanuts (that is, just peanuts without chemicals of any kind sprayed on them) and sea salt. It’s as pure and simple as that. This is of course is in contrast to the more mainstream peanut butter. For instance, the local store carries a Creamy Peanut Butter.. Sounds good and they are extremely proud of it being Gluten-Free (displayed in big letters). However the devil is in the small print which of course is the list of ingredients. This stuff contains: Peanuts, Sugar, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (Rapeseed, Cottonseed, Soybean), Dextrose, Salt, Molasses, Monoglycerides. … Huh … Well I guess I’ll be a radical and go with the chemical free peanuts and sea salt option..
So one of the first things you’ll have to do is to stir all the oil back in as it would have separated itself out (that’s why they add monoglycerides, keeps separation from happening .. I’ll pass, just give me the real food). The key to doing this is a stiff wide blade butter knife and just taking your time. There’s no rush. The second thing to remember is to relax. it doesn’t have to be absolutely perfect. Good enough is good enough with peanut butter.
Now the taste… I guess I’ll fall back to a common description used in this blog. .. Bright. Clean.. really peanutty with a nice & oily mouth-feel. When compared against that chemical mish-mash known as store brand creamy as described above… Well, the store brand chemicalized PB was sort of bland and my taste buds seemed a little out of focus. There just wasn’t that sharp bang of the strong peanutty flavor. … Would I have noticed it if I never compared? Probably not. But would I notice it if I never got a good glass of wine or a cup of fresh roast coffee? Same thing. Live a little and bring some additional quality into your life already.