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Aug 18, 2013

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Skippy Peanut Butter has been around for years. The thing is though, I’ve never purchased Skippy peanut butter for my family and this is why: I read my ingredient labels and I’ve come to learn that not all peanut butters are created equally.

Allow me to introduce you to the Skippy Peanut Butter that was sitting at my local grocery store not too long ago. Turn it around to the back and here are the ingredients that went into the Skippy peanut butter: freshly roasted peanuts (a good thing), soybean oil (uh…what?), maltodextrin (uh…double what?!), icing sugar, hydrogenated vegetable oil (HUH??!!) and salt.

HUH.

HMPH.

*scratching my head in bewilderment*

Excuse me, this was supposed to be peanut butter right or did I fall asleep just now and go into a dreamlike state of existence where things seemingly make sense but really don’t?

Let me get this straight: so if I buy Skippy peanut butter, I am in essence buying a product that isn’t just peanuts but includes 2 different types of oil and maltodextrin along with some icing sugar and salt. Funny because all I thought you really needed for good peanut butter was peanuts.

Yes, peanut butter that is made from just peanuts really does exist. I’ve seen it, I’ve eaten it so I know it’s out there. In fact, a while ago I reviewed the PC Organics Crunchy peanut butter and that was made with only peanuts.

Now, I’m not trying to run Skippy down into the ground. I’m sure the Skippy peanut butter tastes great but there is something to be said about the choices we make as consumers when it comes to what we want to put into our bodies. If we make the decision to eat something with a lot of added oils then we’ll have to modify elsewhere to balance off what we’re eating.

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