Of course, the problem with this perfectionism is that I can never get my hands on ALL the peanut brittles.
But I can't stop myself. Today I went in Rite Aid to check out the Halloween Candy. I have to tell you, I am underwhelmed this year. Not much new and exciting. But we'll get to that.
I saw this - Chocolate Covered Peanut Brittle by our friends at Old Dominion and had to buy it:
And, of course, Planters has a peanut bar (there's my love, Mr. Peanut):
I promised you peanut butter! But I can't review all the peanut butters - I will literally explode. I adore peanut butter and if I have multiple jars in the house, I'll eat them all. So I'll just review some fringe peanut butters.
Imagine my amazement when I saw this at Harry and David - Creamy Caramel Peanut Spread!
Just so you know, I've tried A LOT of these flavored peanut butters. And for the most part, I don't think they improve on plain peanut butter. That's my standard. If it's not better than plain peanut butter - it should not be made. The caramel flavor here just makes the peanut butter taste weird. Boo!
But there's another - Creamy Raspberry Peanut Spread!
These samples I got at the Fancy Food Show. This is Peanut Butter and Co's Smooth Operator - their natural regular ol' peanut butter:
But their White Chocolate Wonderful - oh dear God - it's TO DIE FOR. I don't have a picture of it here because I will eat the entire jar. It is the best peanut butter in the entire Universe. They have it at Super Target and more grocery stores now. I think you should go out and get some as soon as possible if you like peanut butter. Your life will never be the same.
From the Fancy Food Show - Justin's (also all-natural) honey peanut butter blend:
Justin's also makes maple almond butter:
Harry and David also has a chocolate hazelnut spread. They are totally trying to move in on Nutella. Their jar is even shaped like the Nutella jar (shame, Harry and David, shame):
Not as good as White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter - not even close.
This is somewhere between a butter and a jelly. It's Harry and David's Pumpkin Pecan Fruit Butter:
Now for the jelly (well, actually jam)!! My friend Ruth Taylor (who went to the Fancy Food Show with me), makes the most amazing jams. I mean, she wins blue ribbons at the NC State Fair!
And this (my favorite) is cherry pecan:
Wow!! Tart cherries (see the chucks?) and pecans - so very, very good! It's packed with fruit and nuts and really is a treat in and of itself. Put it on some Walker's Shortbread - woowee! Now THAT would be amazing!
It's fall! Time to get out there and try some new flavors, hit some festivals, celebrate the harvest and the season and most importantly - life!