Peanut Butter Throwdown and a Giveaway!


Like any good foodie, I love feeding people.  So after the Fried Chicken and Waffles party, I was dying to throw another food gathering.  Allie and I were chatting one day and came up with an epic idea: a peanut butter party.  So we pitched it to Peanut Butter & Co. and they were on board.

Thanks to Peanut Butter & Co. the world gets to try to peanut butter, but two readers (one Foodologie reader and one Sweet Potato Bites reader) get to try it for free!  But before I get to that part, let me tell you about what I like to call our Peanut Butter Throwdown.

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The idea, like all good ideas, was simple: find the best peanut butter sandwich. We have creative friends so we wanted to see what they could come up with.  Peanut Butter & Co. was nice enough to provide us with 8 flavors of peanut butter to work with:

Then we set out a bunch of sandwich fixings:

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  • Breads: Buttermilk, Potato, Gluten-free, whole wheat
  • Fruits: Bananas, Blueberries, Strawberries, Nectarines, Raspberries, Coconut, Apples
  • Condiments: Raspberry Jam, Grape Jelly, Strawberry Jam, Honey, Cinnamon, Marshmallow Fluff
  • Savory Toppings: Potato chips, Bacon
  • Cheeses: Mozzarella, Brie and Cheddar
  • Vegetables: Spinach, Cilantro, Pickles, Carrots

So the guests started making their sandwiches…

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and other sat around and chatted

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and looked pretty.

johnandkathleenSome people were definitely in full concentration for the sandwich making.  I get it.  The stakes were high.  The winner got the full line of Peanut Butter & Co. Peanut Butters listed above.

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The sandwiches were cut into bite-sized pieces and everyone was given a number.

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Some people got creative.  There were definitely pickles used (who knew!).  And someone chose to make an open-faced sandwich

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It was definitely a contender.  I made a sandwich with Dark Chocolate Dream, Brie and fresh Raspberries.  I was a fan.

Since we gave everyone a number, no one really knew what they were tasting.  Judging was entirely based on taste and texture. We wouldn’t want to taint anyone’s opinion of a sandwich based on the chef (although I totally ruined that for Jesse by announcing which sandwich was his… oops… sorry).

We all tasted the sandwiches and made note of our favorites (check out Marco’s notes below).

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After we were full of peanut butter-y goodness, everyone voted for their favorite.

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The winner was Vanessa!  Her awesome sandwich included White Chocolate Wonderful, Nectarines, Cinnamon and Coconut.

It was definitely a winning combo!  Vanessa got tons of peanut butter to further explore her peanut butter sandwich making abilities…

vanessaBut really everyone was a winner, because everyone got to take home a jar a of peanut butter!

We noticed that the sweet sandwiches did better than the savory ones.  That said, I’m still dying to make a sandwich with Grilled Chicken, The Heat is On, Cilantro, Carrots and Cucumbers.  I’ll definitely go light on the Heat is On because it is way spicier than I thought it would be!

This turned out to be a super fun party idea.  It was a nice activity to center the day around and I loved trying everyone’s sandwich combos.

And of course, a party without dessert is just a meeting… and we all know I have a ridiculous sweet tooth.  So of course, there was pie.  I made a spicy chocolate peanut butter pie using the Heat is On, and a sweet Peanut Butter Honey Pie using the Bee’s Knees…

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and Maple Ice Cream (in case we had enough peanut butter) and Peanut Butter White Chocolate Ice Cream and Dark Chocolate Sorbet

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I’ll share these recipes with you in posts to come, but to avoid letting this post get any longer, let’s get to the giveaway!

Peanut Butter & Co. is giving one lucky Foodologie reader a Peanut Butter Sampler!  That means you get to try all their peanut butters for free!

Who doesn’t love free food?  Entering is easy!  First, head on over to my Facebook page click the giveaway link and there you’ll be.  But if you click this link, it’ll take you straight there!   You’ll need to sign in with Facebook but you can enter by:

-Leaving a Comment (then make sure click that you left a comment on the giveaway page, if not your comment won’t count!)
Liking Foodologie on FB
Tweeting about the giveaway (you can do it everyday for extra entries!)
-Following me Twitter.

All those will get you an entry and put you one step closer to peanut butter glory!  And it’s all done entirely on FB so get on it!

So remember, check it out here.

The giveaway starts July 17th and will end on July 30th (my birthday!!) at midnight!  I’ll announce the winner on July 30th, because on my birthday you should get a present too 😀  and Peanut Butter & Co. will ship you your prize!

While I love you all in Canada and around the world, this giveaway is only open to US residents.

Thanks for reading!  Hope you’re pumped about peanut butter?

So tell me!  Which peanut butter flavor are you dying to try?  If you’ve already tried them all, which one is your favorite?

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87 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Throwdown and a Giveaway!

  1. RJP says:

    I want to try spicy peanut butter and banana. I used to add chili pepper to my pb and banana sandwiches.

    The photos look great. Some of the details you can really see, like all of the crumbs on the plate. How do you like it? Was it a topic of conversation?

  2. April Salmon says:

    I love the White Chocolate Wonderful and the Dark Chocolate Dreams! I’ve been eating both for years. Nowhere around here sells the Mighty Maple, though, and that’s the one I most want to try.

  3. Scott Elliston says:

    I would love to try the Dark Chocolate Dream. But am addicted to peanut butter. Looking at this entire line, there is only 1 I will not try. That one is The Heat Is On. My sto\mach cannot take spicy. Plus, I dont know if that even sounds like a winning combo. Maybe for an addition to a dish, but cannot bring myself to try it.

  4. ianesenior says:

    I have a kitchen cabinet full of Peanut Butter Co products…I’ll have to make space for these 🙂 I’ll manage. I’m sure I have some bagels around here.

  5. valerie says:

    Making a sandwich with chicken and the heat is on sounds good to me! We love the white chocolate already and look forward to trying the maple. Yummy!

  6. Tina Martinez says:

    What a fun party!! I love Peanut Butter & Co.! I would really like to try The Heat is On. Sounds interesting!

  7. Isabella Marisol says:

    I’ve been dying to try the White Chocolate!!! Can’t find it anywhere in town…..it would be amazing to not only win it but finally try it 🙂

  8. Jillian Tyre says:

    I have only tried The Bees Knees just yesterday. My first jar. I really need something with chocolate or fruit! But, when it’s free, any flavor will do. I eat my PB right out of the jar!

  9. Jordan Dunne says:

    I love White Chocolate Wonderful for the sweet flavor. But I’d be most excited to win a jar of The Heat is On. It makes a great thai peanut sauce and is perfect for one of my favorite sandwiches…peanut butter and fresh spinach! Yum!

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