Nerdy Nuts' Uniquely Flavored Peanut Butters Make Them Impossible to Resist
Peanut butter has always been one of my go-to comfort foods, and when I get particularly lazy, I've even been known to whip up a tasty PB&J sandwich instead of ordering in.
It's one of my all-time faves, which is why I'm always so curious about experimental peanut butter varieties. So when the folks at Nerdy Nuts peanut butter reached out and asked if I'd be interested in tasting a few of their uniquely flavored peanut butter spreads, I jumped at the opportunity—and I am thrilled that I did.
The team at Nerdy Nuts is dedicated to delivering fresh, preservative-free peanut butter in incredible and unusual flavors to fans around the country. All year round, you can order Health Nut Butter, Honey Roasted, Mocha, Toffee, White Chocolate and Butterscotch peanut butters, but they also have a rotating list of flavors that are only available seasonally. Each comes in a 16 oz. jar, and they retail for $9 each. For my taste test, they sent me a jar each of their Health Nut Butter, White Chocolate Peanut Butter and Toffee Peanut Butter, as well as their fall-themed Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter.
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Health Nut Butter
Unlike the rest of the flavors in the Nerdy Nuts lineup, Health Nut Butter is all about pure, unadulterated peanut flavor. It's completely unsweetened with only three simple ingredients: peanuts, peanut oil and flour salt. It has a crunchy PB texture, and while it definitely tastes like it's on the healthier side, that isn't necessarily a bad thing. At just one gram of sugar in a two-teaspoon serving, it's great if you're avoiding sugar, or if you're already getting enough sweetness from the jelly in your PB&J. Plus, it's perfect for recipes that call for peanut butter. I can't wait to try it in all of my favorite Thai dishes, so this jar won't go to waste.
White Chocolate Peanut Butter
While Nerdy Nuts' White Chocolate Peanut Butter has the same chunky texture as the healthy stuff, this one is the absolute opposite on the taste spectrum. It's incredibly sweet and indulgent, with the creaminess of white chocolate permeating each and every bite. Personally, I'm not a huge white chocolate fan, so I can only enjoy it in small doses, but it wound up being a favorite in the office, so your mileage will vary. If you salivate at the thought of white chocolate, you're going to have a field day with this peanut butter.
Toffee Peanut Butter
There's a reason toffee and nut are a classic combination, and this spread perfectly captures everything good about that marriage of flavors. The result is a peanut butter that's like a soft, spreadable peanut brittle. Though the contents of this jar had the toughest texture of the flavors we tried (we broke countless graham crackers in the process) the general consensus was that it was also the tastiest. Miraculously, this flavor also has the lowest calorie count of the four we tried at only 120 per two-tablespoon serving.
Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter
I saved the flavor I was most excited to try for last. Nerdy Nuts' Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter only becomes available in the fall, as if we didn't have enough reasons to celebrate it already. And even if you think Starbucks' pumpkin spice flavoring is overly sweet and totally basic, you might love this peanut butter because it's all about the spices. Flavored with cinnamon, ginger, clove and nutmeg, it tastes more like a gingerbread cookie than pumpkin pie. It's basically cookie butter-flavored peanut butter, and there's no way the rest of this jar is lasting me through the fall.
Unless you have a peanut allergy, Nerdy Nuts' numerous peanut butter offerings mean there's something on the menu for pretty much anyone. Their flavors are bold and exactly what fans of flavorings are expecting, and each jar is made-to-order. If there's one downside, it's that $9 can seem a bit steep for a single jar of peanut butter. Still, the freshness and great taste make them totally worth it. Try it once and you'll likely be won over.
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