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#1 Old 04-24-2010, 05:19 PM
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i know there are some alternative butters i can get, but i'm not sure what's good or what is availabile- can you guys give me some ideas for butters to buy?
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#2 Old 04-24-2010, 05:27 PM
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Almond butter, cashew butter, sunflower seed butter and tahini [sesame seed butter] are all nut butters we keep on hand. They're all tasty, but of them we tend to use the almond butter the most.

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#3 Old 04-24-2010, 05:30 PM
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Almond butter, cashew butter, sunflower seed butter and tahini [sesame seed butter] are all nut butters we keep on hand. They're all tasty, but of them we tend to use the almond butter the most.



exactly and I eat them all....but I have a love affair with creamy pb and nothing comes close to that.



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#4 Old 04-24-2010, 05:57 PM
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thanks i'll look into those!
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Nothing beats a good peanut butter and marmite sandwich but do you really use a nut based butter instead of say sunflower spread? I couldn't imagine what it would taste like
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I've tasted peanut butter exactly once in my whole life. It was terrible, I don't understand why people consider it such a big deal. It tasted and felt like getting sawdust stuck in my throat.

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I've tasted peanut butter exactly once in my whole life. It was terrible, I don't understand why people consider it such a big deal. It tasted and felt like getting sawdust stuck in my throat.



that is the statement of a mad man.
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I got a jar of almond butter to try it and I must say it is wonderful! Quite expensive but such a treat! Have you ever tried chocolate peanut butter?

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I fell in love with almond butter. In fact, I never really liked almonds until I became addicted to almond butter. Since then I haven't found an almond I haven't liked.



I like cashew butter also. I've heard tahini is good but I didn't know you could use it as a spread...I though tit was more for hummus.
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I've tasted peanut butter exactly once in my whole life. It was terrible, I don't understand why people consider it such a big deal. It tasted and felt like getting sawdust stuck in my throat.



I don't like it either, I always expect it to be sweet but its so thick and bitter. Yuk.



The only other nut butter I've been able to get hold of is Hazelnut butter which is yummy but I'd certainly try others if I could get hold of them. Might try making my own macadamia nut butter mmmmmmmmmmmm
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I tend to make my own nut butters. Pine nut butter being my favorite and Cashew coming in second. When buying peanut butter I make sure it doesn't contain any additives other than a little palm oil or sea salt.



Peanut butter shouldn't be a staple food, it's a treat. Unless you're bulking.
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I love tahini mixed with miso!



I found a cheap p.b. called Krema that's nothing but peanuts. Really good stuff.

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Some creamy nut butter on warm toast is what gets me outta bed in the morning! Maranatha is my favorite brand, so far I really dig the organic creamy peanut butter and the organic raw creamy almond butter. Try the almond butter or cashew for something different. But I've also seen walnut, hazlenut, and pecan butter too.
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BLASPHEMY!!!!!!!!!!



peanut butter is amazing :-)



Granted, I'd like to try some other butters as well, but they're all more expensive :-(
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Being sick of peanut butter?



*Does not compute*



Apart from that, I have nothing to add.
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Peanut butter sold in the UK is very different from the typical kind available in grocery stores in the U.S. The kind readily available in The States tends to have salt, oil and sometimes sugar added to it, whereas in Europe it tends to be just ground roasted peanuts with no additives. Personally, I have come to prefer the kind with no added ingredients.



My nut butter of choice is raw almond butter, but it can be pricey. The best deal I have found is at Trader Joe's, which sells it for $4.99 for a standard sized jar. Most health food stores charge twice that.
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There's cashew butter and hazelnut butter. I've heard of soy nut butter but I don't know what's in that.
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just go with any nuts you like. cashew is good. haselnut aint bad either.
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There's cashew butter and hazelnut butter. I've heard of soy nut butter but I don't know what's in that.



Soy nuts, to my knowledge, are just dry roasted soybeans. I am not sure exactly the process used to make them, but they are sold as an alternative snack food to nuts. They can be ground up into a "nut" butter as well
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Try the natural PBs if Peanut Butter hasn't done it for you. I love the Teddie Natural Chunky PB. Only one ingredient: Peanuts. (Hint: go with the unsalted, it's ssssoooo good!!!)
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Peanut butter sold in the UK is very different from the typical kind available in grocery stores in the U.S. The kind readily available in The States tends to have salt, oil and sometimes sugar added to it, whereas in Europe it tends to be just ground roasted peanuts with no additives. Personally, I have come to prefer the kind with no added ingredients.



My nut butter of choice is raw almond butter, but it can be pricey. The best deal I have found is at Trader Joe's, which sells it for $4.99 for a standard sized jar. Most health food stores charge twice that.



Im sure that the U.S has both kinds,like we have in Canada.



I also buy with no added ingredients.



I love peanut butter and almond butter,but it is pretty expensive.
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Im sure that the U.S has both kinds,like we have in Canada.



I also buy with no added ingredients.



I love peanut butter and almond butter,but it is pretty expensive.



Yes we do have both kinds, but most the big name brands people over here would be familiar with are more than just plain peanuts.



Another suggestion, if you get bored with plain PB is to try one of the flavours sold by this brand:



http://ilovepeanutbutter.com/index.p...ut-butter.html



They're delightful
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Another suggestion, if you get bored with plain PB is to try one of the flavours sold by this brand:



http://ilovepeanutbutter.com/index.p...ut-butter.html



They're delightful



They really are like the crack of all peanut butters.
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Somehow I didn't like peanut butter right from the begining but I'm a huge fan of actual peanuts. So when I tasted almond butter I was so thrilled that I liked it so much. But like many others have mentioned it is quite expensive. So try making it at home when you get almonds on sale.
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I've tasted peanut butter exactly once in my whole life. It was terrible, I don't understand why people consider it such a big deal. It tasted and felt like getting sawdust stuck in my throat.

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<<< another almond butter addict. I like Marantha brand. I prefer roasted, with a bit of sea salt over raw, but don't ever, EVER get the no-stir variety. It is too amazing (sweetened and salted), and should be considered too addictive to be sold without a doctor's script.

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Somehow I didn't like peanut butter right from the begining but I'm a huge fan of actual peanuts. So when I tasted almond butter I was so thrilled that I liked it so much. But like many others have mentioned it is quite expensive. So try making it at home when you get almonds on sale.



I would love to do that. I've tried samples of almond butter before at stores, but it's far too expensive for me. Is it possible to make your own almond butter without a food processor? I really, really hope so. *crosses fingers*
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Yes you can definitely make it with a food processor. Try this recipe:

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Almond-Butter/Detail.aspx
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If you want to only alter the taste a little you could mix PB with chocolate-hazelnut spread (not Nutella though, it's not veggie).

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Butters Stotch.
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