Teddie Peanut butter – a review

peanut butter with flax seeds

Most of you who have been following my blog know that I don’t dig peanut butter. So when a friend approached me to review a jar of peanut butter, I was obviously a bit hesitant. Good thing is my older one can survive on this thing, so I knew it would not go unappreciated.

peanut butter1

 

This friend of mine has launched a visual platform called ‘VocalBee‘. It’s an extremely interesting medium where anyone can click pictures and upload them through the VocalBee app. These pictures are then processed by the brands that they represent, and if the companies accept those pictures, the uploader gets rewarded with charity/cash prize/coupons/ deals etc. For example, if you upload a picture of a product you love on VocalBee app, the company can accept the picture in their portfolio and you might be rewarded. The association can also be done using Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. This is not a promotional post, I really am plugging it because it’s a great platform.

 

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Vocal Bee is also has another great program that they are currently developing – it’s called Photo Memorability. It processes a photograph and records its memorability quotient – which is how memorable the picture is and what is its retention power in people’s memory. Can you think of a picture that you remember more than the others, though it might not have been the best clicked picture even?

 

organic peanut butter

 

Teddie Peanut butter company is one of their first clients that they are working with, and my friend wanted me to give their product a try. So coming back to the peanut butter, I called in my son to become the taster and give his opinion.

He promptly declared that it is one of the best he has had.

peanut butter jar

I gave it a thought, and I knew it would not be fair to write about a product without tasting it. Much as I dislike it, I picked up a spoon. I was also curious to know the difference between our regular jar of peanut butter and Teddie Peanut butter.

I dipped a spoon in and I really liked it. Going by my dislike of peanut butter, trust me, that’s huge. I REALLY liked it. Specially with some savory chips that I had on hand. It worked as a perfect dip!

peanut butter

 

My husband and I even had it on bread and could actually get it down the throat without gagging.

 

Take a bite

I am really glad to have at least one peanut butter that I can eat. I won’t say I am a convert, not exactly, but I do like the organic version of this peanut butter. I got one that has flax seeds. It’s more granular and I like that one too.

 

peanut butter closeup

 

I wanted to make something out of it, something savory, considering how well it paired with the ‘chakri’ (a spicy Indian snack, store bought). However, the last few days have been utter madness. I started on a new job, and with the advent of spring, the evening schedules have gone haywire as the sports season start. So excuses aside, I decided to make some peanut butter banana shake.

 

shake closeup

My sons love milkshakes. That is their normal breakfast, along with an egg. I try to bring in a variety, but had never tried it with peanut butter.

 

PN banana shake

 

The shake turned out so good that even my younger one who abhors peanut butter had it (though he is not a convert either, not yet). My older one asked for more, and had some after coming back from school.

 

shake 1

Peanut Butter Milk shake
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 1 full glass chilled milk
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 tbsp All Natural peanut butter (I used Organic Teddie Peanut Butter)
Instructions
  1. Put all three in a blender and blend till smooth.
  2. Serve cold.

 

Disclosure: VocalBee gifted me a jar of organic Teddie Peanut Butter to try out. I have not been compensated in anyway for the review by Teddie Peanut Butter. All opinions are of my own

15 comments for “Teddie Peanut butter – a review

  1. April 16, 2014 at 2:39 AM

    I don;t recall seeing this brand in our stores, Minnie, but I’ve not bought peanut butter for some time. I make my own, a jar for me and one for the dog. Teddie must be good, though, if you like it. I’ll keep on the lookout for it. :)
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    • April 16, 2014 at 4:40 PM

      You know what’s funny John? I buy peanut butter almost weekly because my older one loves it. So when I first saw this jar, I was surprised to know that it is sold at all supermarkets. I had never seen it!

      So at the store, I went to check the peanut butter isle out. Of course it had all the regulars – JIF, Smart Balance etc etc. And then, bang in the last row but one, were rows upon rows of Teddie Peanut Butter.

      Turns out they have always been there, only I never noticed it. Could it be that the same is happening to you?
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  2. April 16, 2014 at 5:54 AM

    I also didnt see this in supermarket maybe whole food thing, love the idea of making shake, have to feed my daugher this, that nut loves peanut butter.
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    • April 16, 2014 at 4:48 PM

      It should be available. I thought so too, but I was wrong. Check it out next time you go, I think you will find it right next to JIF and others.
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  3. April 16, 2014 at 6:23 AM

    I’ve never seen that brand of peanut butter but it does look really good. I love how it’s organic. Like you, I don’t eat a lot of peanut butter – maybe it’s because I wasn’t born in the US – I’m more of the vegemite type! xx
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    • April 16, 2014 at 4:49 PM

      Lol! I hear ya. I have never been able to like it either, this being the only exception. Which is good. At least I can eat something healthy out of a jar when I am feeling low.
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  4. Mark Nazarian
    April 16, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    We are so pleased you liked your first Teddie experience! We have been putting smiles on peoples faces since 1925. Teddie really is great tasting peanut butter. That’s why we are the #1 selling Natural peanut butter in the Northeast!
    The reason Teddie tastes so good is because we’re All Natural. Each jar of Teddie contains 100% peanuts and a pinch of salt. No added oils or sweeteners.
    We were surprised to read that you couldn’t find us in the stores. We are in all major supermarkets in the Northeast, which include Market basket, Stop&Shop, Star Market, Shaws, Hannaford, Roche Bros. Big Y, Wholefoods and many more! You can also purchase from our website teddie.com or Amazon.

    • April 16, 2014 at 4:53 PM

      Thank you Mark! I really liked the experience.

      However, it is true that Teddie does escape notice. I am not sure it’s because the way the jars are arrranged in the supermarket, or simply because people don’t know.
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  5. April 16, 2014 at 6:33 PM

    I like peanut butter quite a lot, although I’m not a big fan of it in sandwiches. It’s wonderful in cookies or ice cream. Teddie peanut butter sounds terrific — it’s a new brand to me, but if it has your approval, it must be good! Thanks so much.
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  6. April 16, 2014 at 6:48 PM

    I’ve never seen it either and we go through jars like there’s no tomorrow. My son and I are the only ones who aren’t huge fans but I don’t dislike it. I do crave it once in awhile. I’ll have to try it, my kids only like the ones from Whole Foods so this will be interesting!

  7. April 16, 2014 at 7:48 PM

    Congratulations on finding a peanut butter you can eat. Go Teddie!
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  8. April 19, 2014 at 1:40 PM

    Congratulations on the new job! I’ve also been making nut butter milk shakes lately –they’re delicious. I also add a bit of cocoa powder, yum! The app sounds interesting too.
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  9. April 22, 2014 at 5:30 AM

    That peanut butter sounds delicious! And what interesting software there is. I wonder how it works out the memorability of a photo?

  10. April 22, 2014 at 1:56 PM

    I will keep an eye for this when I go to the grocery store next. My nephew digs peanut butter so will buy him a jar or two.
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