Thursday, February 19, 2009

Which are you? Crunch or Creamy?

My kids are funny. Whenever I make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (although I prefer to use jam because jelly is HIGHLY annoying to spread) they are very...specific about which kind of peanut butter I use.

Thing One MUST have crunchy. She'll complain if I use creamy.

Thing Two "likes" crunchy, but only once in a while. Generally he's a "creamy" kid...

Thing Three FREAKS if I put anything other than creamy on. One time I accidentally gave him Thing One's crunchy sandwich and the first thing he said to me off the bus was "Mommmm, why did I have crunchy today?"

Yeah, I pick my battles.

I tend to be a "creamy" gal. Probably because I was raised on Adam's Chunky (You remember, the kind you had to keep in the fridge and when you first opened it there was, like, a GALLON of oil at the top that needed to be stirred in) and I think I "OD'd" on Chunky.

But I can't eat the straight up stuff anymore. It has to be Reduced Fat, and it has to be Jif. I was a little chagrined when we went all the way to Costco and all they had was Skippy. Blech. Jif is the BOMB.

So, are you Crunch or Creamy? And please no self-righteous "I Don't Eat Peanut Butter" comments, because if you are American and you were a kid once, you've had Peanut Butter. :-)

I had an Aussie for a roommate in college, and she LOATHED Peanut Butter. Said it was the grossest stuff ever. And she tried to convert me to "Vegemite," which is the Australian's peanut butter. Which, to me, is the Grossest Stuff Ever. It tastes like vaseline mixed with Geritol. NASTY.

To each his own, right?


Anonymous said...

Yeah, Vegemite is disgusting. I tried it when I was in Australia. Once was enough.

I like both crunchy and creamy; it depends on my mood. You know me -- I like to keep my options open!

Unknown said...

Crunchy all the way. Skippy Super Chunk is preferred, although it's generic these days.

The Bean Cassarole said...

Yeah, the Adam's stuff, that oil almost made me not want to eat it sometimes.

I don't know, Dan likes the creamy, so we keep that for him, but mostly I like the chunky. Sometimes I feel like switching. Now I have the "sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't" song in my head. Blah.

I tried Vegemite when I was in Utah of all places. Yes, it is an aquired taste, but I kinda liked it. I prefer PB though. >.<

Aimee said...

I had a free coupon once for "one pound of freshly ground peanut butter" from a local health food store. Being the cheap (aka frugal) gal that I am, I promptly redeemed the coupon. Holy Cow! That was some seriously amazing peanut butter--sort of a cross between creamy, crunchy and all-natural. If you've never tried freshly made peanut butter, it really is the only way to go.

(Keep in mind this is a statement from someone who grinds her own flour...high maintenance, I know).

Anonymous said...

Wow, I prefer jam because of that very same reason. Creepy.

I'm a creamy JIF girl. And no low fat - some foods just have to have fat in them.

Lowa said...

Jif here too. ONLY Creamy and NEVER low fat.