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Taste Test: Crunchy Peanut Butter, No-Stir

Last time we were trying peanut butter, it was the Creamy variety. But it was only a matter of time before we'd round up the favorite Crunchies. This time, we divided the results into two categories: stir (with natural oil separation) and no-stir. First up: no-stir peanut butters (tomorrow we'll reveal the stir results). Today's tasting includes the Jif vs. Skippy rivalry, Peter Pan, Peanut Butter & Co., and the just re-released Planter's. More

Mixed Review: Peanut Butter & Co. Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

In addition to their line of outrageously-flavored peanut butters, Peanut Butter & Company produces several different baking mixes. I decided to test out the Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookie Mix ($7) for this week's Mixed Review. There's just something so quintessentially American about peanut butter cookies, I thought they would make an appropriate treat for the upcoming 4th of July holiday. More

Mother's Day Giveaway: Peanut Butter & Co. Chocolate Bonbons

This Sunday we'll be telling our moms and grandmas how much we love them. But wouldn't that statement be much more effective if chocolate was involved? Yes, yes it would. Thanks to our nut columnist Lee Zalben, founder of Peanut Butter & Co., we have five boxes of chocolate peanut butter bonbons to give away for all the mamas out there. Mom's Lil' Box O' Bonbons comes with eight milk chocolate squares filled with white chocolate peanut butter goodness and rice crispities, and covered in pink flower designs. Five lucky winners here will win a box to arrive before Mother's Day. To enter, just tell us your favorite meal Mom makes. More

Valentine's Day Giveaway: Peanut Butter & Co. Chocolate Hearts

[Photographs: Robyn Lee] When we found out our nut columnist Lee Zalben (aka The Peanut Butter Guy) was releasing some special Valentine's Day chocolates at his company Peanut Butter & Co. we immediately begged for a box. "You'll have them tomorrow," he said. Sure enough they came, and we haven't stopped nibbling on them since. The chocolate-peanut butter combo is a hard one to mess up but as opposed to Reese's (no offense, Reese's) these are actually filled with good peanut butter (the Peanut Butter & Co. kind). It's smooth and silky (can peanut butter be described as silky?) and thanks to the fine work of pastry chef Jean-Francois Bonnet, the heart shapes are made with a thin, bittersweet... More

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