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Wegman’s Creamy Peanut Butter & Farrell Fruit’s Raspberry Jam

September 29th, 2011

Peanut Butter & Jelly

Okay, so… I found a smooth, creamy peanut butter I like that isn’t called Jif and Taste Tester ate a PB&J with something other than grape jelly. Hm. Am I in The Twilight Zone?

It all started this past weekend, when I took my first ever trip to a Wegman’s. While perusing the peanut butter aisle, I remembered getting a solid recommendation of their peanut butter from Peanut Butter Boy. He seems more a fan of the natural, but I picked up a good ol’ fashioned jar of the regular stuff. And boy, is it good! It’s not necessarily a far cry from Jif (my childhood standby) as far as flavor, but it’s amazingly smooth. Like so smooth, it makes Jif’s creamy feel coarse. I’m perhaps a bit taken off-guard by how much I like it, but a fan nonetheless!

Prior to swinging by Wegman’s in Buffalo, we made a trip to food nerd mecca Zingerman’s in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We had been there once before, but I was just as excited to return for a second visit. Roaming around the store were some very friendly employees giving out sample spoonfuls of Farrell Fruit’s Raspberry Jam. They bragged of it’s freshness and they weren’t kidding – it tasted like someone had picked the berries and mashed it up minutes before we tasted it. Without hesitation we grabbed a jar to take home. Seeing Taste Tester happily gobble a pb & raspberry instead of his preferred pb & grape was somewhat mind-bending after all these years, but I wasn’t complaining!

Peanut Butter & Jelly

Deciding to put another Zingerman’s purchase to use (and figuring we’d been lucky with the change-ups thus far), I made a pb&j with the cornbread I bought at their bakeshop instead of using regular bread. Sound strange? Maybe, but raspberry jam is a good pairing for cornbread and since the cornbread was pretty mild, I figured the peanut butter couldn’t hurt. It was quite tasty, though a bit more of a sugar rush than your standard pb&j, so it might serve better as a sweet afternoon snack than a lunch.

Cornbread Peanut Butter & Jam… consider it a southern-style pb&j, y’all!

(Sometimes I wish I was a southerner – I have a bad case of dialect-envy)

Peanut Butter & Jelly

Now get off yer keister and get yourself some rootin’ tootin’ fresh n’ fruity jam by Farrell Fruit, some honkey tonkey cornbread from Zingerman’s and some smooth as a baby’s bottom Creamy Peanut Butter from Wegman’s.

(Do do do do, do do do do…)

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1 response so far:

  • Actually, when I go to Wegman’s I don’t buy their Natural stuff, I buy like 6-10 jars of the regular creamy stuff you got! It’s some of the best “regular” peanut butter I’ve ever had, perfect for cooking, baking, and keeping the girlfriend out of my “primo” peanut butter!

    In regards to your “do do do do” diddly at the end – I was thinking you meant more honkey tonkey banjo music.

    by NickSep 30, 2011 at 7:28 am

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