I recently was approached by Pacific Beach Peanut Butter and asked to review some of their Peanut Butter and Flavored Peanut Butter Spreads. Peanut Butter is probably one of my favorite things so I was super excited to share Pacific Beach Peanut Butter with you. (Use offer code:blogger03 to get a free jar of peanut butter with your purchase, exp 4/15/13)
I absolutely loved the texture of the Pacific Beach Peanut Butter. I tried the Organic Unsalted Peanut Butter, the Butterscotch Peanut Butter Spread, and the White Chocolate Peanut Butter Spread. The texture of all of their peanut butters was not quite crunchy, but not quite smooth. It is creamy and the peanuts are ground just enough to still have a bit of texture to remind you that you are eating real peanut butter.
The Organic Unsalted Peanut Butter is packed with peanut butter flavor! I love peanut butter that doesn’t have shortening or sugar added for my everyday cooking, so this was perfect for me. I used this peanut butter to fulfill all my peanut butter need this past week. I really wanted to highlight the pure peanut-butter-flavors of this peanut butter by using it in a savory application. Asain Chicken Lettuce Cups were perfect. (My recipe is at the bottom of the page.)
By far my favorite was the White Chocolate Peanut Butter Spread. Their slogan, “Wanna Spoon?” is entirely accurate. I grabbed a spoon and would have happily enjoyed the entire jar that way but I couldn’t wait to make some No-Bake-Cookies using the White Chocolate Peanut Butter, so I saved a little bit. (I used THIS recipe from Allrecipes.com. Be sure to use gluten-free oats!) It has a definite white chocolate Taste, but it doesn’t over-power the peanut butter. As the jar says, “Warm jar without lid for ideal spreadability.” I microaved it (without the lid) for a few seconds and it made it super smooth and creamy (it is just a bit thick before I microwaved it.)
The Butterscotch Peanut Butter Spread was perfect in some monster cookies! The butterscotch stood out in the monster cookies but I found that in some of the other baking applications, like No-Bake-Cookies, the butterscotch was too subtle and got lost a bit. That wasn’t so much a problem though when I just used a spoon.
Baby E really wanted those cookies, she got so mad when I took them away. This was the one hour out of the whole week where she felt good; she had been sick all week. And then mommy wouldn’t give her a cookie!
I can’t wait to try some of their other flavors! The Chocolate Raspberry Peanut Butter Spread and Cinna-Yum Peanut Butter Spread are especially tempting.
So hurry and order your peanut butter and use offer code:blogger03 to get a free jar of peanut butter with your purchase before it expires on 4/15/13.
For the Chicken
- 1 lb chicken tenders or breasts, diced
- 1 tsp. ground ginger
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 2 carrots, shredded (about 1 c.)
- 1/4- 1/2 c. fresh cilantro
- 8 iceberg lettuce leaves, washed and dried
For the Sauce
- 1/4 c. Pacific Beach Organic Unsalted Peanut Butter
- 2 Tbs. gluten-free soy sauce
- 1-1 1/2 Tbs. white or rice vinegar
- 2 Tbs. honey
- water, to adjust thickness
Disclaimer: I received products from Pacific Beach Peanut Butter to facilitate my review. The opinions above are my own and were not influenced by receiving free products from Pacific Beach Peanut Butter.