If you read the results of the no-stir peanut butters and thought, eww, hydrogenated oils and sugar, then this is the category you were waiting for. The "stir" classification of peanut butter has that puddle of oil sitting on top that you need to give a hearty stir. The ingredients in these are more au natural: just peanuts and usually some salt. That's it. These are the peanut butters that taste more like, well, peanuts. The winners, revealed!
'crunchy peanut butter' on Serious Eats
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.