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Decent taste, deceptive marketing, suspect ingredients
on August 29, 2013
If it was taste alone, it would be 4 stars - for those who want a sweet peanut butter.
However, there are several things that keep this at 2.5 stars:
My first complain is the ingredients:
1. Barely any honey. (it is the last ingredient on the long list of ingredients)
2. Sweetened with sugar (as opposed to honey)
3. Filled with hydrogenated oils (rapeseed, cottonseed)
4. In addition to partially hydrogenated cottonseed oil again (why the need for a fully hydrogenated one, and a partial one is bizarre)
5. Then more sugar at the end.
The amounts of unnecessary sugar and modified oils, makes it ironic given their statement: "Wholesome products for wholesome kids". Sounds like a joke to me. At least it uses sugar as opposed to high fructose corn syrup, I kept it at 2 stars.
Here are the other factors:
1. Taste (not very peanut buttery) since it is a lot of oils and sugar, you don't really taste the peanut butter and peanut oil which is removed from this product in lieu of the hydrogenated ones. Some people who like sugary peanut butter (like generic Skippy) will be fine with this. But if you typically eat Adams, or other more nautral peanut butter (whose only ingredient on the list is peanuts) this will be lacking.
2. Doesn't taste like honey. Not surpising given their ingredient list.
- The taste is fine, in general, and I did eat this despite my reservations.
I am always confused why it's so hard to keep the product simple and natural.
The only 2 ingredients I would expect in the package are honey and peanuts. I guess if the package said: "Sugary and hydrogenated oily Peanut butter" it wouldn't sell as much as honey roasted creamy. But the former is a more accurate representation of what this is.