Review of Tesco’s value crunchy peanut butter

As a fairly recent convert to peanut butter I often find myself having it as an emergency snack. My other half loves it as well. He was disappointed when he couldn’t have a late night fix of peanut butter. Why ? Because I had taken the jar to work. Of course I then made sure that I replenished our supply at home whilst getting an extra jar for work. I decided to try Tesco’s value crunchy peanut butter as for some unknown reason I’ve not tried this yet.
Being from the value range the packaging is simple. It’s a clear plastic jar with a cream / light tan colour label. To the front is a picture of bread, sandwich, and peanuts. Not that appealing to be honest, but hey I’ve fallen for posh packaging only to be let down from its contents. Onto the ingredients peanuts are obviously highlighted as an allergen. There is also a warning for may contain other nuts. So therefore perfect for dairy free me. It is labelled as being suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.
On opening the jar I could smell the typical aroma of peanut butter. This aroma didn’t change on my close up sniff test. It was subtle but spot on as the aroma of the peanuts wasn’t to strong or overpowering. It is described as being crunchy I would say it looked more smooth in consistency. Personally for me this is 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.
I had the peanut butter on toast. It was easy to spread eveningly onto the toast. On biting into my toast I definitely 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 certainly taste the peanut element, but there was also a slight sweetness noted. This was a little unexpected but nice.
So would I recommend this value peanut butter, yes I would. Overall, it was a nice enjoyable peanut butter. It hit the spot nicely. So if you follow a dairy free and or vegan diet why not give this a try. So thank you Tesco’s for producing an enjoyable everyday crunchy peanut butter.


  1. September 12, 2016 / 10:08 am

    I love peanut butter, but prefer smooth. Might give this a go as it doesn’t seem too crunchy. Refreshing to see a review of a “basic value” product. Thank you!

    • September 14, 2016 / 2:43 am

      Hi, thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my latest food review. I hope that you can give it a try and enjoy it’s consistency, Chloe.

  2. September 13, 2016 / 6:21 am

    Not a bad % of peanut in that despite it coming from the Value range!! Impressive ? I can’t actually eat any of the PBs with sugar added any more, find them way too sweet ? but it’s all personal preference ! Have you tried any of the Whole Earth ones?

    • September 14, 2016 / 2:41 am

      Hi Rachael, thank you for taking the time to read my review. Yes I have tried Whole Earth and have enjoyed them. This is just a great emergency peanut butter to have when needed, Chloe.

  3. September 19, 2016 / 9:04 am

    i don’t know if they make a vegan version of SALTED peanut butter. if you ever find one, try it. i think it is yummy. a much more exciting way of enjoying peanut butter. before i discovered the salted version, i had always enjoyed regular peanut butter on salted crackers.

    • September 20, 2016 / 6:16 pm

      Oh, I’ve not seen a salted version of peanut butter. I shall keep a look out for some to try, thank you.

  4. The Lazy Student Baker
    October 5, 2016 / 2:25 pm

    I love Tesco peanut butter! Absolutely delicious for such a cheap price x

    • October 5, 2016 / 4:56 pm

      Hi, thanks for taking the time to read my post. It just proves that sometimes value brands can come up trumps.

  5. November 4, 2016 / 5:48 am

    yum. try it mixed into a vanilla soy ice cream and have it with your gluten-free sandwich bread. this is how i used to binge peanut butter back in college. either with vanilla ice cream or on ritz crackers.

    • November 4, 2016 / 9:25 am

      Oh great tip I shall give both options a try. Thank you ?.

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