Friday, January 11, 2008

Peanut Butter Love

Have you given this kicked-up peanut butter a try yet? I had a dollar off coupon to use and was debating over the varieties of Peanut Butter & Co. (I borrowed the photo from their website) that my Whole Foods had on its shelf. There was Cinnamon Raisin Swirl, Dark Chocolate Dreams, Smooth Operator, and The Heat Is On. Now, I love peanut butter, so this was a tough choice. Should I go for the one that promised to be a peanut-y version of Nutella? What about some sweet, cinnamon-y goodness for my toast? No offense, but Smooth Operator was out of the question when I had these other 3 intriguing possibilities. Hmmm, could I concoct a savory, spicy sauce with The Heat Is On? That is exactly what I decided to do. I paid for my (recycled plastic) jar of peanut butter and it settled into its new home on my pantry shelf.

There it sat for a couple weeks until my darn allergies hit me again on Monday. I had the brilliant idea of eating something spicy to try to knock out the allergies and my thoughts turned to my new jar of peanut butter. I took a tiny taste and was nearly knocked over by the spicy punch it was packing! According to their website, The Heat Is On is "all-natural peanut butter blended with chili powder, cayenne and crushed red peppers." Ever since that first taste, I've found myself grabbing a spoon for another bite! Give this a try, but only if you like a little heat!

16 comments:

Rural Vegan said...

I've contemplated buying this at least 8 times, but never got up the courage. I figured it would either be delicious or disgusting, and nowhere in between. Thanks for taking the plunge for me!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I love the chocolate one... and want to try the cinnamon one! You can't go wrong with peanut butter :o)

selina said...

interesting. i bet it would make a nice peanut sauce for a thai dish.

i love peanut butter.

Ruby Red Vegan said...

what selina said - that would make for an awesome thai sauce for a stir-fry! but eating spicy p.b. right out of the jar? now that's brave!

Vegan_Noodle said...

I've seen these before, and have certainly been tempted. How have you used the peanut butter? Mainly sauces or just eating it straight up? Might be a little strange as a pb&j sandwich...

Rage And Love said...

Thanks for visiting my blog it lead me to yours!

That's so awesome that you're another veg in the valley...I was begining to feel lonely, but now I see there's a lot more than I thought!

Do you live close to Follow Your Heart? Because I do...I mean REALLY close!

Anywho...that peanut butter looks absolutely intersting! I have to check it out.

Let me know when you want to hang out there one day (!)

bittersweetblog said...

Oh my god, this stuff is like crack. I used to buy the cinnamon/raisin one multiple times a week and kind of overdosed... I'm still recovering and haven't had it in a while now.

textual bulldog said...

Woah, this sounds incredible! Way to be brave and buy a thing!

Vegyogini said...

Seriously, if you like PB and you like spicy foods, give this a try. You won't regret it! It's almost gone now and the only way I've eaten it is straight up w/ a spoon out of a jar! I had to save some for that special someone in my life because he's a big fan of spicy foods and he loved it, too. I think it'd make an awesome adult version of PB on celery (if you like celery) as an appetizer. Be brave and give it a shot!

VeggieGirl said...

PB & Co. peanut butter (especially the Crunch Time flavor/variety) = heavenly

Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

Are you kidding? I LOVE heat! Haven't seen this stuff yet. Wouldn't this be fab in a Thai dish?

Liz² said...

omg, that sounds incredibly good. spicy peanut butter??? yeah, I would eat that straight up, out of a spoon!

Rage And Love said...

I'd love to meet up with you at FYH, but I have so much stuff happening at the moment (winter session is jsut ending and then the spring term starts straight after that...) So I'm thinking sometime in March? Let me know! :-)

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Ooh you are in for a wonderful treat!

Jenny said...

The peanut butter sounds very weird, but you actually make it sound good!

By the way, referring to one of your older posts- I LOVED the movie Juno!! Best movie I have seen a while

Virgo Girl said...

You should check out the store/cafe next time yr in New York, the chocolate is a decadent yet worthy splurge!