Well I have to confess that I am recent fan of peanut butter. I never really had it until my mum introduced it to me as a topping to her rice cakes. I thought it was a rather treat and it has now become a staple of my food cupboard. The brilliant thing about peanut butter is that it is made by so many differing brands, and are really spoilt for choice. Many varieties are both dairy and gluten free, so perfect for my mum and I to share 😀. So on my recent quick visit to Tesco’s this peanut butter grabbed my attention. I had not noticed it before, so I thought I would give it a go. It comes in a plastic jar which allows you to see the peanut butter inside. Maybe this is what made me choose this brand as the contents of the jar looked creamy, thick and very inviting. I also liked the red lid combined with the simple label to the front of the jar. It’s labelling states that it’s suitable for coeliacs, is suitable for vegetarians and vegans and gluten free. A 100g portion contains 665 calories, 58.5g of fat, 4.3g of sugar and 0.78g of salt.
On opening the jar, I could smell the typical aroma of peanut butter, it was subtle and not overpowering or artificial. It is described as being crunchy, I would personally say it looked more smooth in consistency. I guess you can’t really describe a peanut butter as mid crunchy consistency. You can clearly see some of the nut try chunks in the butter. Personally, this was the perfect consistency as it is the best of both worlds. The peanut butter was easy to take out of the jar, and I could clearly see the combination of textures. In addition to this I noted the subtle but spot on aroma of the peanuts.
I had the peanut butter on toasted bagels. It was easy to spread eveningly onto the bagel, and even slightly melted which added an extra dimension to my bagel. I hadn’t really noted this with the other brands that I had previously tried. On biting into my bagel I defintley got the two combinations of textures the initial smoothness followed by the intermittent crunch from the nuts. This was spot on. Now onto the flavour I could defintley taste the peanut element, it also had a sweet element but this was not to strong or overpowering. Overall, it was a nice enjoyable peanut butter with the added bonus that it melted slightly compared to other brands I have tried when placing onto warm bread. So if you are dairy / lactose free, follow a gluten free diet or follow a vegan diet why not give this a try. So thank you Duerr’s for making an enjoyable peanut butter.