The first time I moved away from home, I raged against the machine.
That machine was my mom and her being the choosy mom who chose Jif peanut butter. For the better part of 20 years, I had Jif and that was all I had. I didn’t even know what Skippy or Peter Pan tasted like. I still don’t know what Peter Pan tastes like, because who eats that stuff, seriously? My rage, in combination with moving out, took me to Skippy and that has been my peanut butter of choice the past 11 or 12 years.
For the most part, peanut butter is peanut butter. Crunchy or creamy, maybe you get the option for honey as well. Then there is natural vs…. unnatural? I don’t know what to call the standard stuff, but it’s the stuff that doesn’t have “natural” on the label. I’m not even going to get into the weird stuff with the oil on top of it.
The past few years there have been fancier flavors introduced (peanut butter/chocolate mixes, whipped peanut butter, etc.) but I’ve stuck to my natural creamy Skippy Peanut butter and haven’t stepped away from it for as long as I can remember. I’m not even sure that I like Skippy better, but once I changed, I became my own machine and never gave any other peanut butter much of a thought.