I was beyond thrilled when the lovely ladies at Kiwi Mummy Blogs got in touch with me to see if I wanted to do a review for them on peanut butter. I was even more thrilled when the courier arrived and I found out it was ‘Pic’s Really Good Peanut Butter’. You see I had been wanting to try the stuff since I had seen it on Campbell Live earlier in the year, however I was still working through our existing peanut butter supply…
By the time lunch rolled around – I was in heaven (perfectly cooked hot buttered vogels slathered with ‘Pics Really Good Peanut Butter’, heaven!)
I knew it was different to other brands the moment I opened the jar. I could smell perfectly roasted peanuts, it was as if I had roasted them at home myself and that was it. And then to taste, perfectly nutty like I had opened a bag of peanuts and shelled them myself. I even blind tested it on my husband who is not really a peanut butter fan and he even liked it! So far it was ticking all the boxes – smells amazing (like the real deal); tastes amazing (like the real deal) and the best part – it is 100% peanuts and a dash of salt to bring out the nutty flavour. No preservatives. No additives. No emulsifiers. Just good old peanuts!
I like the simple almost organic feel of the packaging as well. It feels honest and the label makes for a great read (over breakfast ‘of vogels with Pic’s Really Good Peanut Butter’ of course). You can even return the jar to Pic at the Nelson Saturday Market for a 50c donation to The Brook Waimarama Wildlife Sanctuary or fill it with other yummy treats, I’m thinking something homemade – jam, chutney, etc.
So after taste testing it at lunch and wishing I had also got to try the smooth version so I could give some to my little man; I popped on to the website http://reallygood.co.nz/ to further check out the back story about how this peanut butter came about, you can read it here..
What I also found was… wait for it… my favourite… RECIPES! For those of you who know me and have been following my blog for a while now you will know that I cant go past a good recipe. So naturally, I had to try a couple.. as a sweet treat and for morning tea over the next week (if they don’t all get eaten before hand), Lorna’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies – I will admit it I ate a couple hot straight from the oven. One word – YUMO!!! And for dinner last night Juanita Peanut Satay Sauce with chicken satay, rice and Asian style greens. Another one word response – DEVINE!!! Will definitely be adding these two to my recipe book / files for making again in the future. They both bought out and enhanced the natural nutty flavour of the peanuts.
So, if you haven’t already guessed it… I really enjoyed ‘Pic’s Really Good Peanut Butter’!
Would I buy it next time around? Yes, definitely!
Would I be recommending it to family, friends and anyone else who will listen to me? Yes, of course!
So – go on, next time you are out of peanut butter – Give ‘Pic’s Really Good Peanut Butter’ a try! You won’t regret it!