Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

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Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

Postby Bakemaster » Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:05 pm UTC

PatrickRsGhost wrote:I remember the one commercial with the two kids, where one of them ate the centers first, then the outside.

I subscribe to this school of Reese's Cups eating. The outside is chocolatey which is a good chaser for the salty inside, moreso than vice-versa.
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Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

Postby The LuigiManiac » Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:45 am UTC

I subscribe to the school of using some crazy spy gadget to lift the middle out and eat it, then eat the edge, and finally put the wrapper through the paper shredder.

...just kidding. I did enjoy those commercials though.

Also, cheese and peanut butter was and will always be awesome, and the same goes for scrambled eggs on peanut buttered toast.

Someone also quoted me a few pages back, saying that the vanilla ice cream/peanut butter cup/peanut butter combination needed a chocolate shell. I actually usually put some on if it's available (along with a pile of other things such as Mini Eggs, Smarties, chocolate chip cookies, etc.), but I just kept the combination short for simplicity. Still, that doesn't lessen the taste sensation that is all four (or more) of those ingredients combined. :)
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Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

Postby MFHodge » Thu Oct 18, 2007 2:21 pm UTC

I had a PB&J with crunchy/chunky last night, and I have confirmed by preference for smooth, at least for sandwichs. The crunchy PB was hard to spread. If I was just doing PB on crackers or something, it would have been fine, I think.
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Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

Postby Belial » Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:29 pm UTC

I seriously had an unnatural crunchy peanut butter and pomegranate jelly sandwich last night and it was kindof like eating pure joy smeared on wheat bread.

Just thought everyone should know.
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Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

Postby MFHodge » Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:30 pm UTC

Did you have sunchips and koolaid with yours? 'Cause I did.
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Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

Postby Belial » Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:32 pm UTC

No, but I *did* have Jones Berry Lemonade Soda.
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Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

Postby Okita » Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:51 pm UTC

If I made a PB&J at night, wrapped it in Cellophane, and then left it in normal room temperature, would it still be good by the morning? My refrigerator has a habit of freezing everything I don't want it to and I don't really have time in the morning to make such a sandwich...
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Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

Postby Belial » Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:54 pm UTC

What kind of jelly?

Or rather, does the jelly need to be refrigerated?
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Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

Postby Okita » Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:54 pm UTC

Strawberry.

Although in the future I plan to make my own strawberry apple mix (Strappleberry!). Just haven't gotten around to getting the fresh fruit and a kitchen I can use. Also a couple hours of free time.
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Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

Postby Belial » Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:56 pm UTC

Do you have, like, an insulated lunchbox you could keep it in with an ice pack or something?
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Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

Postby Okita » Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:58 pm UTC

No... And that seems like too much effort for breakfast.

I just want to make sure that my pb&j doesn't spoil overnight so I can have it in the morning. Like... we're talking about 6-10 hours.
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Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

Postby Belial » Thu Oct 18, 2007 4:01 pm UTC

Oh, if you're just going to eat it in the morning, yeah, I can't see how that could go wrong. Mostly, jelly just grows mold, and that takes a while.
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Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

Postby Pesto » Thu Oct 18, 2007 4:01 pm UTC

Okita wrote:If I made a PB&J at night, wrapped it in Cellophane, and then left it in normal room temperature, would it still be good by the morning? My refrigerator has a habit of freezing everything I don't want it to and I don't really have time in the morning to make such a sandwich...

It would probably be fine, although if this is for lunch the next day, I might actually put it in the freezer overnight. Take it out in the morning, and it should thaw by lunch time. This eliminates all possibility of nasties getting to the sandwich overnight. Freezing shouldn't have any adverse effect on the peanut butter or jelly, and it is better to freeze bread than refridgerate it. Refridgerating bread makes it go stale faster than if it were left at room temperature, but freezing keeps bread fresh the longest.

If you're making it for breakfast the next morning, go ahead and leave it out. I've made sandwiches in the morning, taken them to work and eaten them for dinner with no ill effects. Sleepy time ~ 8 hours. Work day ~ 8 hours.
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Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

Postby Okita » Thu Oct 18, 2007 4:02 pm UTC

Belial wrote:Oh, if you're just going to eat it in the morning, yeah, I can't see how that could go wrong. Mostly, jelly just grows mold, and that takes a while.

Figure if I make a bunch, then I'll just freeze 'em and then let them thaw overnight. Nice.
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Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

Postby Flying Betty » Thu Oct 18, 2007 4:39 pm UTC

Jelly doesn't actually spoil very quickly. I had a jar sitting out for about two weeks in an air conditioned box of a room in Texas. I'd worry more about the bread getting soggy than the jelly going bad in a few hours.
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Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

Postby Angelene » Thu Oct 18, 2007 4:40 pm UTC

Just how long does it take one to smear two slices of bread?!
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Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

Postby Okita » Thu Oct 18, 2007 4:41 pm UTC

Well I gots a whole routine. But mostly it's the having to get out the bread/ peanut butter, smearing the bread, cleaning up. That's around 10 minutes which is more than I am willing to spare in the mornings. I have this whole...take minimum amount of time from getting out of bed to going out the door thing going on.
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Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

Postby Angelene » Thu Oct 18, 2007 4:45 pm UTC

Okita wrote:Well I gots a whole routine. But mostly it's the having to get out the bread/ peanut butter, smearing the bread, cleaning up. That's around 10 minutes which is more than I am willing to spare in the mornings. I have this whole...take minimum amount of time from getting out of bed to going out the door thing going on.


Ten minutes?? Are you baking the bread? Ah, I do understand spending the longest amount of time in bed possible and all, just, I can't imagine needing longer than 3mins to do it all, but whatever works for you.
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Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

Postby Okita » Thu Oct 18, 2007 4:46 pm UTC

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Okita wrote:Well I gots a whole routine. But mostly it's the having to get out the bread/ peanut butter, smearing the bread, cleaning up. That's around 10 minutes which is more than I am willing to spare in the mornings. I have this whole...take minimum amount of time from getting out of bed to going out the door thing going on.


Ten minutes?? Are you baking the bread? Ah, I do understand spending the longest amount of time in bed possible and all, just, I can't imagine needing longer than 3mins to do it all, but whatever works for you.


10 may be an exaggeration. Probably 5. Nevertheless.
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Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

Postby parkaboy » Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:10 pm UTC

damn. i just ate all my leftover indian food and now i want peanutbutter. i'm not even hungry anymore! but the awesomeness of peanutbutter calls to me.

also, i think it takes longer than 10 minute to bake bread? bakemaster? its been a while. remind me ><
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Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

Postby madaloon » Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:10 pm UTC

My peanut butter preference: The freshly ground stuff from Whole Foods. It's not creamy, but it's not chunky. And it's damn good.

If the fancy PB is unavailable, I go for chunky. So much better than creamy. When PB is creamy, the whole sandwich just seems mushy and gross.

Belial wrote:I seriously had an unnatural crunchy peanut butter and pomegranate jelly sandwich last night and it was kindof like eating pure joy smeared on wheat bread.


Where did you get pomegranate jelly?! Whole Foods? I rarely go to the jam section there, I am unfamiliar with the selection.
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Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

Postby Belial » Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:11 pm UTC

It was at a Ukrops, actually. We don't have a whole foods around here, much to my chagrin.
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Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

Postby madaloon » Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:18 pm UTC

I have never heard of Ukrops. I assume that Whole Foods will have the pomegranate jelly, because they have everything tasty. When I go next week, watch out.
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Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

Postby Belial » Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:30 pm UTC

I think it's a regional, mid-atlantic-coast grocery.
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Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

Postby bookishbunny » Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:38 pm UTC

madaloon wrote:My peanut butter preference: The freshly ground stuff from Whole Foods. It's not creamy, but it's not chunky. And it's damn good.

If the fancy PB is unavailable, I go for chunky. So much better than creamy. When PB is creamy, the whole sandwich just seems mushy and gross.



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Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

Postby PatrickRsGhost » Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:50 pm UTC

RE: Freezing PB&J sandwiches...

I did that once a few years back. I highly suggest using zipper bags instead of cellophane (saran wrap) or sandwich bags. As your sandwich thaws, condensation may occur, leak into the packaging, thereby ruining said sandwich and causing your breakfast, lunch, or dinner to be full of fail. MIght be better if you can get some of the vacuum-sealing bags, like the Food-Saver machine and accompanying bags.
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Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

Postby madaloon » Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:57 pm UTC

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madaloon wrote:My peanut butter preference: The freshly ground stuff from Whole Foods. It's not creamy, but it's not chunky. And it's damn good.

If the fancy PB is unavailable, I go for chunky. So much better than creamy. When PB is creamy, the whole sandwich just seems mushy and gross.



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I feel so deviant for focusing on jelly when the thread is devoted to confrontations about peanut butter. PB&J may go together like ramalamalama-kadinkididinky-dong, but they are entirely separate creations.

If you like chunky peanut butter, you are already 20 steps ahead on the "You, I like" list.
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Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

Postby bookishbunny » Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:58 pm UTC

AND we seem to agree on the fresh-squished variety!
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Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

Postby madaloon » Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:00 pm UTC

That peanut butter (along with the rest of the bulk section at Whole Foods) has changed my life.
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Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

Postby Belial » Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:04 pm UTC

Mine too. It taught me that preservatives, industrial-grade equipment, and artificial additives don't always make food cheap and lame.

Sometimes they make it cheap and *better*.
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Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

Postby madaloon » Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:09 pm UTC

True, true. It depends on the product more than anything. Peanut butter is not one of those things that is made better by all the artificial additives.
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Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

Postby Belial » Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:10 pm UTC

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Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

Postby madaloon » Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:13 pm UTC

I don't know how to react to that. I just have one question:

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Why do you hate natural peanut butter?
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Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

Postby Ketzerei » Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:16 pm UTC

My guess would be "because he thinks it tastes worse and is likewise inferior in secondary concerns such as price and shelf-life."
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Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

Postby bookishbunny » Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:17 pm UTC

Read the past posts where he and I had this 'discussion'. I clearly won :) , but that is neither here nor there.
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Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

Postby madaloon » Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:21 pm UTC

Price shmice, taste shmaste. Not really. Peanut butter preference is one of those things that is hard to come to agreement.
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Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

Postby Belial » Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:26 pm UTC

I clearly won


Lies. Your peanut butter is composed of pretty much the same stuff, with the same amount of sugar. It's just:

Poorly ground
Prone to separation
Imperfectly preserved, requiring refrigeration

So if I want cold, imperfectly oiled peanut butter with the consistency of lumpy dirt, I'll go natural.
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Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

Postby bookishbunny » Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:29 pm UTC

Mine has no added sugar.
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Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

Postby madaloon » Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:31 pm UTC

Maybe my peanut butter just has special powers, but it does not separate. I don't refrigerate it with no problems arising from the lack of cool. The consistency is a nice, middle ground in the war of creamy vs. chunky. It is spreadable and has some interesting crunch bits.
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Re: Time to get confrontational about peanut butter

Postby Belial » Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:36 pm UTC

bookishbunny wrote:Mine has no added sugar.


Get me a version with no added sugar, but still possessing the necessary stabilizers and preservatives, and made with a grinder that can actually achieve some smoothness between the chunks, and I imagine that would be great.

However, I'm willing to put up with, and even enjoy, a bit of sugar, in return for shelf-stability and texture.

madaloon wrote:Maybe my peanut butter just has special powers, but it does not separate. I don't refrigerate it with no problems arising from the lack of cool. The consistency is a nice, middle ground in the war of creamy vs. chunky. It is spreadable and has some interesting crunch bits.


It doesn't separate? That is mild madness. What do they do to it?
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