Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Peanut vs. Almond


Like many Americans, I grew up with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and still eat them. Until recently, I was able to get very good organic peanut butter from my neighborhood Naturalia, but the last 3 to 4 times I went in, they were completely out. Each time I asked, they claimed that they would get more in the next delivery. The were either not receiving their shipments or pb is extremely popular in my neighborhood. My personal stash was getting to a dangerously low level, so I decided to give in and go with a substitute - almond butter. The taste is very different, but not objectionable. That said, it’s a temporary fix. I may need to start scouring other Naturalia’s and stock up when I find some pb, because ab&j sandwiches, just aren’t the same…

4 comments:

Braden said...

It's not organic and certainly doesn't compare to the fresh ground candied peanuts from Whole Foods, but if you are in need for peanut butter without having to sell a kidney to buy it at Thanksgiving or McCoy, most of the ethnic shops on Fauberg Saint Denis or in little Sri-Lanka have plain old peanut butter that pretty tasty.

Function of Time said...

This reminds me of the Seinfeld eposide where Elaine stocks up on all the sponges because they are discontinuing the product. Funny. After you buy up the PB, you'll have to decide if your sandwich is truly "worthy".

MATTHEW ROSE said...

For an inexpensive peanut butter, try the one from Huit à Huit. It's about 3,50 euros, not bad. I personally refuse to pay 7 euros for an American import. It is afterall, crushed peanuts.

Matthew

La Belette Rouge said...

I sent peanut butter to a friend in France not because I knew she wanted it but because I knew I would miss peanut butter if I was in France.