As children, my brother and I would heavily debate the merits of creamy vs. crunchy peanut butter; I was partial to extra crunchy, while he preferred his smooth as Skippy. Children these days have much more to debate than just the crunch. Many other nut and seed butters have entered the market, made from nuts such as walnuts and cashews and seeds such as sunflower, pumpkin or even watermelon. Some varieties are flavored with honey, vanilla or sea salt; others include chocolate, making them reminiscent of a popular peanut butter cup or hazelnut spread.
How do these new products, which are often more costly, stack up against traditional peanut butter?Read More