Wherein Mr. Turtle responds to comments on his post about peanut butter.

In Mr. Turtle's younger, wilder days, he and his cohorts shopped at Price Club, where Skippy was readily available in 2 ton drums for the price of a cheeseburger. This, plus the fact that Skippy doesn't need to be stirred, is what prompted the switch to Skippy.

Jif contains peanuts, sugar, and 2% or less of molasses, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil (soybean), fully hydrogenated vegetable oils (rapeseed and soybean), mono- and diglycerides, and salt. Pretty ugly. On the other hand, that's about a quarter of the number of ingredients on the Roman Meal bread that Mr. Turtle favors. I guess the solution is to get more natural bread to go with the natural peanut butter. Perhaps there will soon be another double-blind study.

The jams we have all have fruit pectin and citric acid. The more natural ones has sugar and cane sugar, while the others have high fructose corn syrup and corn syrup. I don't know which is better.

I guess it's a question of where to draw the line. You don't even want to see the ingredient list on my Captain Crunch.


Blogger Plexist said...

You know, the partially hydrogenated oils in those brand name peanutt butters aren't good for you. Have you tried the "natural" peannutt butters?

3/10/2006 7:31 PM  

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