::: I bought it :::
Happy Monday, blog fans! Today is a fun one, as The sweet Tooth is back. It might be a little polarizing though, as in my experience there are three types of people- peanut butter lovers, haters, and the indifferent. I fall in the latter category. I like it, but I don't go crazy for it. I think the peanut butter loving gene skips a generation, as both of my parents are/were pb fanatics. Anyway, regardless of where you fall, today is ll about Reginald's Homemade and one of their all natural peanut butters.
Unlike your average peanut butter, Reginald's Homemade is pretty empty. Empty in the sense that there is little more than peanuts in the jar (more on the ingredients they do use in a moment.) Their natural peanut (and other nut butters) use a base of roasted nuts, a bit of nut oil for processing, and... that's it. No added salt, sugar (for the most part, as some varieties do have chocolate which contains sugar) and no preservatives.
Ingredients: Roasted Unsalted Peanuts, Macadamia Nuts, White Chocolate Baking Chips (sugar, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, nonfat dry milk, soy lecithin, and vanilla extract) Macadamia Nut Oil, Peanut Oil
While there are quite a few tasty sounding peanut butter blends (like Apple Sin, Nana Honey, Hazelnut Amaretto etc...) I was drawn to the White Chocolate Macadamia. A lightly crunchy butter with a hint of sweetness from white chocolate and macadamia twist. I know, yum, right? Kind of. The peanut butter is excellent, as it's not very sweet (hello, no added sugar) but the add-ins, the white chocolate and macadamia in this case, get lost in the peanut butter. I found the subtleties of the chocolate came through more when eaten on apple slices, but the macadamia... not so much. As a macadamia lover I was a bit bummed.
Overall, this is a great all0natural peanut butter option, but not as amazing as I had hoped. I would certainly try other varieties from Reginald's, but would pass on this one. If you're interested in snagging a jar (or four) for yourself it can be purchased directly from the brand's website, Whole Foods, and a ton of other US locations. For my Canadian friends, Reginald's was available at my beloved well.ca, but it seems they are down to just one flavour at the moment. What do you think? Are you a peanut utter nut? Tired this or want to?