Ever imagined having the best of both worlds? Now it's just a spoonful away. This jar blends the smoothness of high-oleic peanut butter with the subtle yet delightful crunch of caramel.
Plus, all this sweetness has a 5-star health rating. Talk about having your peanut butter and eating it too!
This spread is also gluten-free and vegan-friendly, so it really is the best of both worlds, and tastes as good as it looks.
Usually I can visualise what is going to be in a particular product, but this time I was stumped. Salted caramel is a relatively new flavour, and all of a sudden it is in every second dessert and sweet snack. But peanut butter? Oh well, I got over myself with the chilli-chocolate combination (which, once I got used to it, made me realise that it was actually possible to include it as a condiment in meat dishes.) And we did once take peanut butter-and-honey sandwiches to school. So maybe this might be another new taste combination just waiting for me to discover it.
The effect was nothing like I had expected. Instead of turning the peanut butter into a sickly kind of Snickers bar, it was only slightly sweet. The salted caramel was recognisable, but only just; this was still a real peanut butter, slightly crunchy, with a subtle aftertaste of burned sugar. This was a flavour I could live with, and moreover, a flavour with lots of possibilities - both sweet and savoury.
Once I had tried a little on a teaspoon, I asked my friend to taste it too. She was visiting with her two-year-old grandson, but we did not offer him any as he is a little young for peanuts. However, he got annoyed when he found he was being left out, so we gave him a teaspoon of honey instead, hoping he would not notice the difference! My friend thought the same as I did; it was nothing like she had expected, but very tasty just the same. I took out some rye bread and made some toast and we all had some - the two of us, that is; Mr Two got toast and honey! The toast was nice, but I think it would have been even better with the nutty flavour of a grain bread.
Next evening, while visiting my daughter, I decided to try some with a new recipe using bananas and coconut ice-cream. I lined bowls with ice-cream and arranged a partially split banana on top. I then put two teaspoons of the peanut butter on top. I had intended to top the dessert with whipped cream, but I had forgotten to get any. However, although it was not quite as pretty, it tasted perfect and was probably a lot better for us! All five of us enjoyed the combination; Mr Nine said he could taste the salted caramel, but the rest of us were not so sure. However, the coconut, banana and peanut flavours were so perfect together that it did not really matter. This is one dessert that I will be making again as it is so easy, so I will be stocking up on another jar for next time.
I love peanut butter, if I could only ever buy one more spread again it would definitely be peanut butter! I have seen the Nut Brothers brand in some of the more common supermarkets for a while now, however I had not had the chance to purchase any of these yet due to having a stash of peanut butter already in my pantry, however the other day while on Facebook I saw an advertisement for there Salted Caramel Peanut Butter and had made myself a promise to buy some the next day when doing my weekly groceries. When I couldn't find it I was very disappointed, but this disappointment soon disappeared when I got given some for review. The combination of Peanut Butter with Salted Caramel seemed to me like a match made in heaven and so I couldn't wait to try it.
The Peanut Butter comes in a 300gram glass jar, with an easy to open twist top lid. The labeling is simple but, effective, a brownish/caramel coloured strip with a white font that tells you everything you need to know about the contents inside. I was impressed to read that the product is suitable for Vegans and those who are gluten-free, it also comes with a 5-star health rating which is pretty impressive and helps make it a little bit guilt free! The ingredients listed include no nasties and are all things which you could easily find in your kitchen pantry or that you would of at least heard of before.
After opening the jar up, I followed the instructions on the lid which said to "stir before you spread" due to the oils that separate naturally in the product. There was a rather thick layer of oil on the surface, but nothing that a good lot of stirring couldn't fix. I gave the jar a bit of a sniff but was unable to smell any traces of caramel, though to be fair I did have a bit of a blocked nose at the time! Instead, I decided to get a teaspoon to test out the taste, it took me a wee while to come across the Salted Caramel flavours, but they were there lot's of tiny crunchy pieces of caramel throughout the smooth Peanut Butter, a texture which to begin with reminded me a bit of popping candy. Although the Salted Caramel was there, it was hard to taste through the Peanut Butter, I would have much preferred a stronger caramel flavour perhaps adding this in a form of caramel sauce or the likes may have helped to bring the flavour out?
I have tried this spread on toast and also have used it as a drizzle mixed with icing sugar on some banana muffins, both these ways it has tasted great and worked well just, unfortunately, more Salted Caramel flavour would've been nice. This was a lovely Peanut Butter in general and I can't wait to try more flavours in the range.
Random listing from 'Food'...
Dr. Oetker Easy Choc is a delicious, ready to melt chocolatey covering in a microwavable pot.
Simply melt in the microwave for 30 seconds and your pot of Easy Choc is ready to dip, drizzle and cover! Perfect for dipping fruits, marshmallows and pastries. Easy Choc can also be used as a simple fondue for parties and celebrations.
Best of all, unused Easy Choc can be reheated. Simply allow to cool in pot, replace the lid and store in the pantry.
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