Have you gone back to eating peanut butter?

@worldwise1 (14887)
United States
June 27, 2009 11:39am CST
As I was making myself a peanut butter sandwich a short time ago I wondered whether or not the people who stopped eating it had started back. For me peanut butter is a comfort food. I have very pleasant memories from my childhood associated with peanut butter. I did, in fact, stop eating peanut butter several months ago when they had the salmonella scare. I know that some people never stopped eating it though. How do I like my peanut butter? My favorite way to eat peanut butter is on any kind of crackers. Sometimes, however, I want just a plain pb sandwich on bread. Occasionally I will have jelly with my pb sandwich. How do you eat yours?
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34 responses
• Philippines
28 Jun 09
i dont eat much peanut butter but i didnt stop eating it even with those news about peanut butter having salmonella. I just buy those peanut butter locally and those brand that i know is reliable. i mean not all brands have this problem. i just eat peanut butter twice a month. I rather used jam or cheese or just plain bread or biscuits.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
28 Jun 09
You are one among many, charlenmendoza, who never stopped eating it.
@cher913 (25884)
• Canada
28 Jun 09
peanut butter is fairly healthy for you and i have eaten it a lot (almost every day for lunch) for many years. not only is it an easy sandwich to throw together after a tough morning at work, its inexpensive too. i usually have mine with jam.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
28 Jun 09
There aren't many people that I know who don't love peanut butter, cher!
• United States
28 Jun 09
I never stopped eating it. I just stopped eating it at often. It is a comfort food for me as well.....I need comforted..off to make a pb&j sammich--thanks for the idea!
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
28 Jun 09
Happy to be of service, countrysun!
@winterose (39914)
• Canada
27 Jun 09
yes I still eat peanut butter, usually I eat it on bread, or toast, sometimes I do peanut butter cookies, and I made a peanut butter sauce once for a chinese dumblings.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
28 Jun 09
How could I forget the delicious peanut butter cookies, winterose! I used to make some of the best.
• India
27 Jun 09
To be frank i really dont know what is peanut butter. I know what it is , i meant i havnt ever tasted it ever in my life. Casue in india , i havnt ever seen peanut butter ever in a grocery stone. god knows why. But would love to have some of it.And since there r a huge bunch of people.Actually more than a bunch of people would love that i guess it would be great.I do hope to have it sometime. I kind of have my sandwhiches which normal buuter and then either chicken or tomatos or whatever could be added in it.Damm i just felt hungry tpying this post.Hehehe.Happy mylotting buddy
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
28 Jun 09
I hope that you will one day get to try peanut butter, geminipunk!
@laurahen (596)
• Canada
27 Jun 09
That's weird. I didn't even hear that people had stopped eating peanut butter. I never stopped. I enjoy an organic peanut butter so i don't think it was affected by the peanut butter scare. I do also enjoy kraft peanut butter as well but i don't have it as often. My favorite way to eat peanut butter is a a wrap or in a pita. I put honey and bananas. Then i fold it over or wrap it up. A spoon of good peanut but is also great to have just to hold back your appetite until dinner. It has a good amount of protein in it.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
28 Jun 09
Peanut butter is delicious, laurahen.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
28 Jun 09
I love peanut butter and will be on my way to make a sandwich as soon as I post this response. I buy peanut butter every month and love it. My favorite peanut butter being Peter Pan peanut butter. Just brings out the kid in me..lol I have always ate peanut butter even though I have a allergic reaction to some peanut butters for some reason because of their ingredients added to it. 98% of the time it is just plain peanut butter sandwich but I just got a jar of blackberry jelly and I am wanting to try with it..
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
28 Jun 09
Now I am envious, mtdewgurl! I also love blackberry everything!
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
28 Jun 09
I got some called Blackburn's and it is really good. Hope you get a chance to get some to try with it since it was pretty tasty and a good flavor mix.
@Wizzywig (7858)
27 Jun 09
I didnt even know there was a salmonella scare with peanut butter so didnt stop eating it. I eat it in sandwiches or on toast with banana; made into cookies; mixed in with ice cream; straight out of the jar !!
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@agv0419 (3028)
• Philippines
28 Jun 09
I'm not peanut butter lover but I eat it when my mother bought for us. Now I not eating peanut for months now I don't know how long. When the salmonella scare was happening people stop buying and eating we are also one of them. To be safe don't buy in the unknown source.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
28 Jun 09
Are you serious, Wizzywig? It was all over the news for weeks. Yes, peanut butter can be enjoyed in so many ways.
@jpso138 (7866)
• Philippines
28 Jun 09
Oh boy, I love peanut butter. My mother used to make peanut butter when I was still a kid. I often help here in making the stuff and usually is the first one to eat the finish product. Well, now, I still eat peanut butter and in fact our ref never runs out of peanut butter. In most cases, I just spread peanut butter on sandwhich bread. But on some occasions, I also spread it on bananas. Typically, those are the two things that I use peanut butter with. I think, I have never outgrown my liking for peanut butter.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
28 Jun 09
Peanut butter is universal, jpso!
@nancyrowina (3850)
28 Jun 09
I haven't actually eaten peanut butter for years but reading this discussion has made me want to get some. I used to like smooth peanut butter and I would have it in a sandwich on brown bread sometimes with jam (or jelly as Americans say). It's also nice on celery I used to be given that a lot for a snack as a child.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
28 Jun 09
In the areas where I've lived, nancyrowina, jam and jelly are two distinctly different spreads, and I love them both - as well as peanut butter.
@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
28 Jun 09
I love peanut butter. I always eat it plain. And yes it is a comfort food. But since the scare about the salmonella virus , I haven't gone back to eating peanut butter. I don't think that they have released clearance that it is already safe to eat it. I am just careful.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
28 Jun 09
I've not heard of anyone becoming ill or dying from eating it in quite some time, jules.
@bdugas (3581)
• United States
28 Jun 09
i love peanut butter, I eat it on bread with butter and sometimes jelly, and sometimes I put bananas on it too. And sometimes I just go and get me a big spoonful and eat it off the spoon. It is a great source of protein. And it is good for your dog too. Vet told me I should give him a spoonful a day. MY hubby used to gt peanut butter milkshakes.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
28 Jun 09
I'm beginning to think, bdugas, that peanut butter just might be a prime candidate for National Snack!
@edelweiza (158)
• Philippines
28 Jun 09
nope, not yet. i also heard about teh salmonella scare so i stopped.but you're right, peanut butter is a comfort food and i think itis a aprt of every child's childhood. i remember my mom would always prepare peanut butter sandwiches for my snack at school.really, those are pleasant memories that i won't forget as i grow old.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
28 Jun 09
It does bring back pleasant childhood memories, edelweiza!
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
28 Jun 09
I am not back to eating it personally but my daughter is. She started eating it again here in the past month. I assume it is okay now or it would not be out on the shelves. I sure hope so.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
28 Jun 09
I think that they never took all brands off of the shelves anyway, stephcjh.
@jrking (51)
• United States
27 Jun 09
I never stopped! I love peanut butter. But I have switched to the "natural" versions, without the hydrogenated vegetable oil. Not for the scare a few months ago. I have been switched to the natural peanut butter for several years now. In fact, I can't hardly eat regular peanut butter anymore.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
28 Jun 09
I'm sure that the natural is better for you, jrking, but I love it all!
@seymiss (623)
27 Jun 09
Iam a peanut butter lover.I will eat it on bread only or just by itself..lol
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
28 Jun 09
I have also been known to eat it right off the spoon, seymiss!
• Philippines
27 Jun 09
I love peanut butter on my banana and who cares about salmonella as long as I'm checkin' carefully on the labels and takin' it in moderation. In anycase, doctors says if symptoms persists - call 911 hahahhaha...
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
28 Jun 09
I can't add anything to that, SC!
• United States
27 Jun 09
I closely watched the peanut butter scare. I didn't consume products that were made with peanut butter. However, I did use peanut butter for sandwiches and for making cookies. Peanut butter and fluff sandwiches is a cheap way to have lunch. I have at least 3 sandwiches a week or more!
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
28 Jun 09
And peanut butter is also good for you, Elusive! I remember having it in grade school once each week as a meat substitute, usually with vegetable soup!
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
27 Jun 09
Are you kidding? I love peanut butter, whether by itself or with jelly..Plus cookies and fudge or even better, with apples..My son loves peanut butter and honey sandwiches, so we try to never run out at our house.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
28 Jun 09
I have not eaten it with apples for a long time, carmelanirel, but I remember how good it tasted!
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@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
27 Jun 09
I have never liked Peanut Butter I tasted it once and did not like it so I have not eaten it since lol I do know a lot of People like it but I just could not get used to the taste of it
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
28 Jun 09
Maybe you should have tried a different brand, gabs!Some of the tastes do vary. I understand that not everyone will like everything, though.