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.
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:
- The Bee’s Knees
- White Chocolate Wonderful
- Dark Chocolate Dream
- Smooth Operator
- Crunch Time
- Cinnamon Raisin Swirl
- The Heat is On
- Mighty Maple
Then we set out a bunch of sandwich fixings:
- 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…
and other sat around and chatted
and looked pretty.
Some 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.
The sandwiches were cut into bite-sized pieces and everyone was given a number.
Some people got creative. There were definitely pickles used (who knew!). And someone chose to make an open-faced sandwich
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).
After we were full of peanut butter-y goodness, everyone voted for their favorite.
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…
But 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…
and Maple Ice Cream (in case we had enough peanut butter) and Peanut Butter White Chocolate Ice Cream and Dark Chocolate Sorbet
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?
87 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Throwdown and a Giveaway!”
haha I love Marco’s notes! So thorough!
Love this giveaway! yum
I want to try the white chocolate Peanut Butter! and the winning sandwich sounds delicious 🙂
I so want to try all these PBs! 🙂
I want to try the Cinnamon Raisin Swirl!
Fantastic post! What a great idea for Summer Fun! I would love
to try the White Chocolate Wonderful! Thank you!
LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. You throw such creative parties!
I’d love to try the cinnamon raisin one!
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?
OH my gosh Karla, you are amazing
that party looked like so much fun! i’d love to try the “mighty maple” flavor
Oh my goodness the all sound so yummy! The White Chocolate Wonderful really caught my eye.
I would love to try White Chocolate Wonderful.
i love the post!Enter
I’d love to try The Bee’s Knees, I am a honey LOVER!
The cinnamon raisin one sounds most interesting to me!
I heard White Chocolate was truly wonderful!
White Chocolate Wonderful sounds… wonderful!
LOVE peanut butter! Cannot wait to try White Chocolate Wonderful!!
I would like to try the Mighty Maple.
All those flavors sound so good!
I would love to try the dark chocolate dreams but they all sound good
I love white chocolate wonderful and would love to try the bees knees, I can’t find that one locally
I’d LOVE to try the Bees knees!!
They all sound FABULOUS but I’d love to put White Chocolate Wonderful on just about everything!
i want to try cinnamon raisin swirl!!!!!!!! 🙂
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.
That White chocolate wonderful sounds like my kind of combo.
can’t decide between mighty maple and white chocolate wonderful
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.
This looks amazing! I really want to try that Crunch Time. Thanks for the great giveaway – fingers crossed!
White Chocolate Wonderful sounds sooo yummy!
I would love to try the Dark Chocolate Dream!
I have been dying to try White Chocolate Wonderful!!! aahhh!
dying to try the heat is on… thanks for the giveaway!
Of the ones I’ve tried I LOVE the white chocolate wonderful (it makes peanut butter cookies that are AMAZING)! I really, really want to try the cinnamon raisin swirl now!
Dark Chocolate sounds yummy! We’d love to try it!
I am madly in love with White Chocolate Wonderful. I have been wanting to try all the flavors….especially The Bees Knees and Cinnamon Raisin!
Mighty Maple! Yum!
Great giveaway, these flavors of PB sound amazing
Cinnamon Raisin Swirl sounds amazing.
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.
white chocolate and cinnamon raisin sound amazing
I LOVE Dark Chocolate Dreams… But I really want to try Cinnamon Raisin Swirl!
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!
thanks for the opportunity to try–what a neat idea for a house part
White Chocolate Wonderful sounds AhhhMazing! 🙂
I must make your Peanut Butter Honey Pie! It was so good! Please post the recipe soon 🙂
I’d like to try The Bee’s Knees
What a fun party!! I love Peanut Butter & Co.! I would really like to try The Heat is On. Sounds interesting!
I want to try white chocolate peanut butter!
The Bee’s Knees sounds like it would be amazing!
i would like to try “the heat is on” ! sounds delicious!!
I would love to try Mighty Maple!!
I am dying to try the White Chocolate Wonderful!! Sounds like such a wonderful concoction of PB.
I would love to try the Mighty Maple, or The Heat is On!!
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 🙂
White Chocolate Wonderful sounds wonderful!
Mmmm… dark chocolate peanut butter! As also want to try the heat one! Where do you find that?
I’ve never seen it in stores, but you can definitely get it on their website 🙂 Apparently they’re having a special. If you spend $20, you get a free jar of The Heat is On.
I want to try out the spicy peanut butter
The Cinnamon Raisin Swirl is on my to try list, thinking great on my english muffin for breakfast
I WANNA TRYALL BUT MAINLY THE CINNAMON RAISIN!! (Sorry for caps I’m just so excited
I’d like to try the Dark Chocolate Dream.
I’d like to try the Dark Chocolate Dream
I want to try the dark chocolate dream! Thanks!
I want to try white chocolate wonderful! I entered on FB as Ashley Cabell, thanks!!
Love PB & Co! Hope I win!
I love to try the Dark Chocolate Dream.
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!
I would love to try White Chocolate Wonderful…
would love to try white chocolate yummy
I would love to bake something with the pepper one – its about the only one I havent tried yet!
I would LOVE to try the Cinnamon Raisin Swirl!
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!
I’ve had a few of these flavors already, but would love to try the maple…that sounds yummy!