It’s obvious I lead a very un-natural life, so why do I care about Jif Natural Peanut Butter? This is as close as I’m going to get to flower child health store peanut butter, minus the “I’m oily, please stir me” directions.
No, you don’t have to stir Jif Natural. Open the jar and it resembles the mainstream brands – Skippy, Peter Pan, take your pick – except for a bit of shininess. It’s not as thick, but the smooth creamy texture is
nice. There’s less sweetness and an extra nutty flavor that may also take some getting used to, but it’s obviously good because I ate a big clump off the spoon….and it got stuck in my throat. Greediness.
The nutrition label is pretty much the same a regular Jif, except the Natural brand contains 50% less sodium and is made with palm oil instead of fully hydrogenated vegetable oil. Jif Natural is a better choice. I’m gonna stick with it.
Jif Natural Notes
- Price Paid: $2.79 for 18 ounce jar
- Serving Size: 2 Tbsp.
- Calories: 190
- Fat Calories: 140
- Total Fat: 16g
- Sodium: 75mg
- Carbs: 7g
- Fiber: 2g
- Sugars: 3g
- Protein: 7g
Reactions from the Taste Test Crew
Health-hater Husband – Not as sweet, but really creamy. Keep buying this. I’ll eat it.
Greedy Kid #1 – Nope. I don’t want it.
Greedy Kid #2 – It tastes like peanut butter. What’s the big deal?
Greedy Kid #3 – (I tricked him into eating it and he didn’t know the difference)
Greedy Kid #4: STOP! Don’t feed wee little children peanut butter. Here’s why.
Yum UP! to: An android-ish husband. It has its benefits.
Yuck Down to: Refusing free cake.
If this Taste Test leaves you bored out of your noggin, like when your kid forces you to watch an old Barney & Friends DVD 15 times in a row, try The Impulsive Buy for a close to Rated R version of the JIF Natural Peanut Butter review.
The first person to comment by saying, “Gimme some of that peanut butter!” will receive a free (unopened) jar to try out for yourself, courtesy of Yum Yucky (must be a U.S. resident). – now closed