In honor of National Peanut Butter Day on January 24th, we set out to find the best one for your future sandwiches. The winner was very smooth, spreadable, and had a rich taste, sure to please any peanut butter lover.
Essential Everyday – $1.99 at 11¢/ounce
Skippy – $1.99 at 12¢/ounce
Jif – $2.49 at 16¢/ounce
The majority disliked Essential Everyday’s peanut butter because it was too thick, making it hard to spread, really dark in color, and lacked a strong flavor. It seemed artificial. The packaging was dull and lacked personality. Skippy was softer than Essential Everyday, yet harder than Jif, and had a more prominent roasted peanut flavor to it, but lacked a really strong and present taste. Although it was a little thick, it was still easy to spread and enjoy. The packaging was a little off-putting. Although eye-catching, there was too much going on for our liking. That leaves us with our overall winner, Jif. It was more smooth, creamy, soft, and had a stronger peanut taste than the other two. The packaging is iconic, of course, but the taste and consistency ultimately gave it the winning advantage.