This week, we had a crisis of epic proportions. We almost ran out of peanut butter! Actually, it depends on your definition of “almost”, this is what we had left.
We consciously try not to recreate our American lives here. We’re trying to do things the way the Swiss do and use local products…with one exception. He loves peanut butter. He may survive on peanut butter and jelly or peanut butter and honey sandwiches (feel free to draw conclusions about the quality of my cooking).
He used to be a JIF man, but when we became DINK’s (Dual Income No Kids) we started splurging. We love Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter (the kind made from only crushed peanuts). He’s a creamy man. I’m a crunchy girl. Since he eats 30x more of it than I do, we buy creamy.
When I saw the “almost empty” jar in the fridge, I went to the nearest supermarket that I thought would have peanut butter that wasn’t completely packed with sugar and oils. They didn’t have plain crushed peanuts so I bought one that was mostly peanuts with a small amount of oil. For good measure, I bought one that was made of only crushed almonds and another of only crushed cashews. Crisis averted.
“Man cannot live by bread alone, he must have peanut butter.” – President James A. Garfield.
Hey, really like the Rapunzel products, also eat the cashewcreme and the peanutbutter often. And nice quote….. 🙂
I’m hoping they are as good as Trader Joe’s. In the store, I was frantically reading labels, trying to find something comparable.
You could always try making your own!
The thought occurred to me. Since we were hesitant to bring our US appliances, we are seriously short on kitchen appliances. 9 months in we finally have a coffee-maker. Any ideas on how to do it?
Do you need me to send you a case from Trader Joes??? I’d be happy too. I’ve also been making almond and pecan butter at home too- 1-1/2 cups pecans in the food processor, 1/4 cup coconut oil and 1 tbs raw honey- super delish!
I know there’s a taste difference between British & American peanut butter (British being slightly sweeter I think), I’m not sure where the Swiss brands come on that scale. Hopefully you got your peanut butter fix OK.
I understand what it means to have a peanut butter crisis…though I think you could have squeezed several more sandwiches out of that “nearly empty” pot!