a couple weeks ago, i bought my first jar of almond butter in a very long time:
the jar is almost gone. since i love this brand of pb…
…i decided to try a maranatha almond butter:
let’s compare! (using the
patented kiki **** four star rating system)…
price: (both almond butters are from valumart – did you know that valumart and food basics offer the same price points on peanut butter, and you cannot buy almond butter at food basics at all? now you do know!).
president’s choice blue menu crunchy almond butter = $7.49 for 460 g
maranatha raw almond butter = $7.99 for 340 g
frankly, this is more than i want to pay for any almond butter, so they both get ** (two stars) i do recognize that pres choice offers more bang for your buck.
pres choice: mild, pleasant…yet it gave me heartburn a couple of days (and i never get heartburn)! knock off a star for that. *** (three stars).
maranatha: mild, more pronounced taste of almonds than pres choice. **1/2 (two stars point five)
pres choice: wonderful!! the crunch factor is THE BEST, yet it still feels silky on the tongue – what a fabulous contrast. *** 1/2 stars (three point five stars).
maranatha: runny! you could never plop this almond butter on an apple – it’d run all over your fingers. would be great in a recipe or stirred into hot oatmeal. ** (two stars)
will i buy it again?
pres choice: yes. like i said, this almond butter grew on me, the emptier the jar became.
maranatha: maybe?? the jury is still out.
conclusion: i still like peanut butter better!
next up: i want to try bulk barn’s almond butter!
how much did you pay for the last jar of pb you bought, and what brand did you buy? i had totally stocked up at valumart the last time my favourite all-natural kraft was on sale ($3.49, i do believe)…
…but i had to break down last week and buy it at regular price at food basics where it was $6.99!! i remember reading in the newspaper a few months ago that pb prices were going to explode…and they have! what happened to the days of peanut butter being an economical food product?!