If you are a peanut butter fan then you must pop by the Funky Nut Company website. They stock a delicious array of gourmet peanut butters that are made using natural ingredients with no added nasties. The peanuts used in the nut butter are from an organic supplier who sources the peanuts from America and South America and the flavourings used are all natural and not synthetic.
I was sent a 365 gram pot of Sea Salt Crunchy Peanut Butter worth £3.50 to review on my blog. It arrived in the post and as soon as I had opened the parcel I indulged in peanut butter on toast. A proper comfort food!
I was surprised to see that all the oil from the peanut butter had come to the top of the pot but after looking on the FunkyNutCo website it seems that this is perfectly normal and to be expected. It is just the natural oils from the peanuts and you can either stir it in (which is what I did) or pour it away. It actually turns out that the reason this doesn’t happen to the other supermarket peanut butters that I normally buy is because they add things such as palm oil, hydrogenated oil, corn syrups and sugars. The great news is that the peanut butter from the Funky Nut Company don’t have these things in them!
I liked the crunchiness of the peanut butter and it had a taste I wasn’t used to because the skins are left on the peanuts. The reason for the skins being left on the peanuts is because they provide fibre and also they are high in antioxidants such as reservatrol (the same antioxidant that is found in red wine).
The sea saltiness of the peanut butter is nice and adds a bit of edge to the spread. I can imagine the peanut butter would be fantastic for making peanut butter cookies or even turning into a satay sauce to have on chicken and noodles. One of my favourite things to do with peanut butter is mix it with a little oil, add some salt, pepper, a dash of honey and slather it over chunks of chicken to act as a satay sauce. I kind of improvise and just add whatever is in the fridge/cupboard until I get a satay-style sauce but if you wanted a recipe to follow then here is a community recipe from the Nigella Lawson website – Best Satay Sauce
There are many other flavours of peanut butter available and you can see them all in the collage below :-
You can choose from the following varieties –
Unsalted Peanut Butter (Crunchy)
Unsalted Peanut Butter (Smooth)
Black Pepper & Sea Salt Peanut Butter (smooth)
Black Pepper & Sea Salt Peanut Butter (crunchy)
Sea Salt Peanut Butter (Smooth)
Sea Salt Peanut Butter (Crunchy)
Spicy Salt & Pepper Peanut Butter (crunchy)
Spicy Salt & Pepper Peanut Butter (smooth)
Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter (Chunky)
I especially love the fact that Julian (founder of the Funky Nut Company) has just introduced a presentation box of 4 small pots of peanut butter to his website. It is £4.50 and in the box you get 4 little tubs of his funky nut butter. You will get one of each of the following flavors Plain (unsalted) , Sea Salt & Black Pepper , Spicy Salt & Black Pepper and Milk Chocolate. This would make an ideal little Christmas gift for a foodie or alternatively you could add it to a hamper that you are making for somebody.
If you do decide to buy some peanut butter then I think you will like the following recipe link from allrecipes.co.uk – 159 recipes that include peanut butter as one of the ingredients. That should keep you busy cooking!
If you fancy treating yourself to a pot of flavoured peanut butter from the Funky Nut Company then you can order it online by visiting funkynutco.com. It can also be bought from selected retailers and at a few different farmers markets.
Before I go can I just ask that you pop over and follow the Funky Nut Company on their social media accounts. They can be found on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and You Tube. You might also like to bookmark their blog.
Thanks for reading.