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What Would You Do with a Case of Peanut Butter?

cookie_pbcc Congrats to Charlie G, our randomly selected winner for the case of peanut butter giveaway! Here's a confession: My brother ate nothing but peanut butter (on bread) for an entire year. He was a little kid and my mom obviously wasn't taking control of his diet! He wanted peanut butter and she let him have it. Of course there are all kinds of things wrong with that and, luckily, he's outgrown the obsession. He still loves peanut butter and (in moderation) there's everything right about that! So, what would you do with a case of peanut butter? Read on for a chance to win one! It doesn't matter how you like it-smooth, crunchy, unsweetened or no salt added-we've got you covered with our 365 Everyday Value® Organic Peanut Butter at $3.49 for 18oz. And guess what? Our March/April issue of The Whole Deal has a $1.00 off coupon. Print the online coupon or pick up the value guide with coupons in our stores. Now that's a tasty deal. Do you think that peanut butter is kind of all the same? We don't. In our experience, the peanuts that go into that jar make a big, flavorful difference, and organic makes even more of a difference. That's why we require the best-tasting organic peanuts for the peanut butter that wears our name. The organic Spanish peanuts used in our 365 Everyday Value Organic Peanut Butter are grown by several family farmers in West Texas, like the Bingham Family. Organic-PeanutCliff Bingham is a 4th generation farmer. His wife, five sons, six daughters, son-in-law and granddaughter - along with the grandparents - are involved in the family farming business. Bingham Family Vineyards and Farm not only grows peanuts, they grow wine grapes for Texas wineries and organic row crops like cotton, wheat, rye, black-eyed peas, blue corn, sesame and garbanzo beans. When they aren't farming, the Bingham family is big into playing music - many of the kids play multiple instruments and perform with the Lubbock Youth Symphony Orchestra. The family enjoys playing a variety of music including classical, country, gospel, fiddle and wedding songs! With all those active kids, I bet that family eats a lot of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. But aside from PB&J, there are many delicious, grown-up and fun, not-so-grown-up ways to eat peanut butter. Here are a few of our favorites: lettucewrapschilinoodlesApple Sandwiches with Granola and Peanut Butter Lettuce Wraps with Chile Peanut Noodles Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Curry Coconut Peanut Sauce Peanutty Udon Noodle and Tofu Salad PB & J Pancakes So, how do you enjoy peanut butter? Let us know in the comments by March 12th (edit: extended to March 16th since you all LOVE peanut butter so much!) and you’ll be entered to win a case of 365 Everyday Value® Organic Peanut Butter! And, by the way, my brother is NOT eligible to win.

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Todd Barwick says …

Peanut butter cookies....peanut butter and jelly sandwiches....peanut butter on toast.....peanut butter pie.....great, now I'm hungry!!!

Rachel says …

Oh man, this one's easy! I'm addicted to peanut butter (and other nut butters) - especially since I altered my diet cutting out dairy, gluten and raw veggies to help with my incessant digestive issues. My new diet kinda cut out traditional sandwiches which I grew up eating and as an adult would have almost every day for lunch. I've had to become more and more creative as I try to find things that would work and would be easy. I've loved peanut butter since I can remember. I was already someone who would add it to a bowl of ice cream or some other sweet to turn it up a notch or just eat it all by itself if I didn't have anything else sweet in the house. So, enter peanut butter on rice cakes and gluten-free toast... enter baking with peanut butter in cookies and brownies and getting happy with throwing it into gluten-free pancakes - yum! Then, just a few weeks ago, I discovered the Whole Foods recipe for "Earth Balls" and have been in bliss since making them for a party. OMG! I made mine with cocoa powder and carob chips and I haven't been able to get enough of them. So, what would I do with a case of peanut butter - let's just say - pretty much anything and everything. Eating it straight out of the jar with a spoon is never out of the question!

Rachel says …

I can't believe I neglected to mention my famous peanut butter and banana sandwiches. As a child I was taught to make them with peanut butter on one side and mayonnaise on the other with banana in the middle (use any kind of bread). People can't believe it when I say this - but it is actually pretty tasty. As an adult, though, I created my own combination (without mayo) with peanut butter (or almond butter - and any other nut butter would also work), banana, dried cranberries and a drizzling of honey. And again, any type of bread is fine - use your favorite. I've even seen a recipe before that added shredded carrot. But the above recipe is my standby for picnics and hikes and it never fails to please and satisfy. Makes me want one right now!

Rachel says …

I can't believe I also forgot peanut butter on apples, straight on a banana as you eat it - spooned from the jar (we called this "bubba and curve" growing up), spooned onto pieces of solid chocolate (I am a peanut butter and chocolate fanatic) and finally my Granny's frozen peanut butter pie. Something I can't indulge in anymore but OH so good - made with cool whip, cream cheese, milk, vanilla and confectioners sugar - in a baked pie crust and frozen. To die for.

Nicole says …

I literally love peanut butter on basically EVERYTHING. From putting peanut butter on sweet potatos (EXCELLENT), on fruit, in smoothies, with veggies, with crackers, in banana soft serve, to a simple Ezekiel Peanut butter sandwich- the 365 PB is AMAZING on everything! im in love :)

Michelle says …

I would eat it with apples. Yummy!

Carmen says …

My husband has a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich every day for lunch, so this would be VERY useful in my household! Sometimes I'll grab a spoonful, a few chocolate chip cookies and have it as a pick-me-up treat!

Laura says …

I would love to win a case of peanut butter. Here's what my daughters and I would do; 1. Happy Dance. 2. Peanut butter on toast for breakfast, sometimes we alternate peanut butter on waffles or pancakes. 3. We have 2 recipes for gluten-free peanut butter cookies; one is with chocolate and oatmeal. 4. We sometimes add peanut butter to chocolate chip cookie dough. 5. One daughter just invented a recipe for peanut butter icing for her sugar cookies. (She made them b/c her sister gave up chocolate for Lent.) 6. I particularly love this pumpkin soup with peanut butter. 8. We snack on apples or bananas with p.b. 9. One daughter makes wraps with p.b., granola, and fruit. And well, 10. it's great right out of the jar, too!

Julie says …

I love peanut butter! I like to have my Gran's peanut butter pie. I like it on ice cream. My daughter & I eat it with apple slices. My husband makes a Thai peanut sauce with it. We make peanut butter & jelly sandwiches with it. Since we are vegetarians, it's a great protein source for us!!

Lynn Leibrand says …

I love peanut butter scooped on a spoon with a chase of milk. Simple I know, but filss me up and provides me with a sweet treat.

Linda Kish says …

I am boring. I like PB&J sandwiches. lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Rusty Murphy says …

We enjoy peanut butter in everything! Not only does it make a nice gooey sandwich with syrup, it coats french toast perfectlly, makes a great paste for Chinese and Indian dishes and it helps to keep our birds alive during the cold months when food is hard for them to find.

Eileen says …

I can (and often do) eat peanut butter right out of the jar on a spoon! I recently made sugar free peanut butter cookies that are also flour-less that are really yummy. I also recently made a peanut butter chicken stir fry that was delicious. Anyway I have it, I love it.

Joyce says …

PB with celery and apples, yum!

steve dransfield says …

take it to Burning Man, make sandwhiches with it and give them away to late night ravers outside of various dance clubs.

KarenS says …

I love peanut butter and would make all of my friends flourless peanut butter cookies. I already make several dozen cookies a week for my friends who absolutely love my delicious peanut butter cookies. It takes about 1/2 a jar of peanut butter for about 3 dozen cookies. So, I go through a lot of peanut butter each month. But, nothing makes me happier to hear my friends rant and rave about how much they love eating my home made cookies that are absolutely delicious.

Tom says …

If I had that much peanut butter, and good peanut butter at that, I would try to incorporate it into every one of my meals for as long as I could (I don't get sick of pb :). I could try some in my cereal, on pancakes, muffins, scones, in soups, in salad dressings, in drinks, in desserts, I would try southeast asian recipies (they tend to do a good job at incorporating peanuts into their entrees), spread it on as many types of fruits as I can get a hold of, or I could even eat it plain. And if all else fails, there is always peanut butter and jelly sandwiches...

susan says …

This is not very original however we love eating it with celery!

Carolyn says …

I like it in Chinese food or in baked goods!

Erin from Long Island says …

If I won, I would love to experiment with the recipies mentioned above. I have also always wanted to try making Satay and now that it is warming up outside, I am ready to do it!

Sarah Miller-Kramer says …

My son loves peanut butter!!! He eats it any we serve it... in sandwiches on homemade bread, on bagels, as a dipping sauce, in Peanut Butter Oatmeal cookies, on crackers, apples and bananas!

Tara says …

Wow! We use pb in soooo many things. PB&J (or Honey or Almond Butter), Granola Bars, Cookies, on Toast, in sauces, with apples and bananas... We could definitely eat a case of PB!

Jodi H. says …

I eat a sprouted whole grain sandwich made with creamy organic peanut butter, cinnamon, and honey. EVERY Morning for breakfast! I ~heart~ peanut butter! So with a case of peanut butter...I would continue my morning tradition (obsession). ;-)

Karen S Kennison says …

I was in Haiti when the earthquake hit, so if I won a case of peanut butter, I would send it to the precious kids of Haiti. Peanut butter provides protein that their diets really lack. They love it! They put it on a flatbread and, if they are lucky, have jam to go with it. Thank you for such a fun contest!

Lyndi Krahel says …

I work for Lifeline Christian Mission,a small, non-profit organization based out of Westerville, OH. We have missions in Haiti and Honduras, and are working on developing missions in Cuba and El Salvador. I also sponsor a child in Honduras. With the recent tragety in Haiti, We have been recieving donations of medical supplies, clothing, canned meats, and of course... Peanut butter! We also have our annual peanut butter drive in March. If I were to win a case of peanut butter, I would donate it through our organization to help feed the people in Haiti who have nothing right now. -Lyndi

Cathi Lester says …

I would dontate a case of peanut butter to Lifeline Christian Mission to help with their annual Peanut Butter drive for Haiti.

Dana Krahel says …

I would ship the case of peanut butter to Haiti to help feed the people that have been left homeless by the devistating earthquake and have been living in tents at Lifeline Christian Mission.

Tiffany says …

I was trying to research your peanut butter online to see the list of ingredients. I only by the peanut butter with one ingredients in it, peanut butter. we eat lots of PB&J sandwiches and put it in our oatmeal and we love it with Daddy cooks with it! We do go through a lot of peanut butter in my house so this would help our grocery bill a lot!

Jennifer Schubert says …

Eventhough it was not a year, like your brother, I chose to eat Peanut Butter for an entire summer during my teen years. After some thought, my mom figured I was getting the four basic food groups (PB Sandwich with Jelly and Milk) and bought me a five pound tub and didn't fight it. To this day, I still love peanut butter and I will eat it plain on a spoon for snack.

Pete says …

Peanut Butter is the new ketchup and mustard! It should be on restaurant tables around the world. I think it might steal (ok, how about share?) egg's tag line of "the incredible, edible _". I use it on anything from breakfast through dessert. It's especially popular at the soup kitchen I volunteer at. With limited supplies we make a great food like peanut butter go a long way! That's how I like PB, serving it to those less-fortunate and the reaction we get. Nothing beats a peanut butter induced smile to make someone's day!

Jan Milligan says …

My husband and I eat a great deal of peanut butter. I have grown to love his peanut butter and bacon sandwiches, I don't do well with the peanut butter and lettuce although he loves it. We lived overseas for awhile and had satay pizza --- awesome!! This is one that I still make! I cook with peanut butter ( the recipe with coconut milk is awesome) Grilled peanut butter sandwiches (dipped in an egg batter like french toast), asian food with peanut butter - add a little hot water and some soy sauce and you have a wonderful sauce to add to just about anything!! And then, of course, there are the cookies, with oats and without. Oatmeal cake with peanut butter frosting- peanut butter fudge - on an apple, chocolate - of course - with veggies - And now that we are both on unemployment ... we eat A LOT of peanut butter. What would I do with a case of peanut butter???? --- WOW!!! the options are endless. I might even have to send you some new peanut butter recipes to share with your shoppers! That could be great. Thanks!

jillian says …

i just love to put peanutbutter on bread with cinimon (wich is good for controllingt blood suger) and a few slices of banana topped with a bit of honey i have it evry day it makes my day and is relay good with abog glass of milk!

kari says …

WE WOULD EAT IT!!!!! Our family goes through soooo much peanut butter! We would make sandwiches, eat it on bananas, and make cookies! YUM!!!! We LOVE it!!!!!

Jane Cameron says …

Hi Wholefoodies: If I won a case of Peanut Butter I would give it to a local shelter which would help a lot of families. Peanut Butter is a great for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacktime. My husband and I grew up on many, many PBJ sandwiches because it was easy to prepare, inexpensive and yummy. Today however, our son is highly allergic to Peanut Butter and so he would enjoy helping someone else that could use the product. We would take the case to a local shelter to help those less fortunate. For some families it could make the difference between having or not having a small meal on the table. Keep up the good work wholefoods!! Sincerely, J. Cameron, Billerica, MA

Paige says …

I love love love peanut butter. From the chocolate monkey smoothie to the classic peanut butter sandwich, I can't get enough. Peanut butter and chocolate is a match made in heaven, so anything there goes, especially peanut butter chocolate chip cookies. It is also very delicious with apples, bananas, crackers, pretzels, thai dishes, or simply by itself. I would go bananas over a year's supply of peanut butter!

Lanette Johnson says …

I love 365 Everyday Value Organic Peanut Butter! While I was pregnant with twins a couple of years ago, I had to eat an unbelievable amount of protein per day. After tiring quickly of cottage cheese and red meat, I looked for other ways to get my required amount of protein to help my little peanuts grow. My favorite way to eat peanut butter is to spread some on a warm toasty english muffin and sprinkle on a few semi-sweet chocolate chips. I have tried many different brands of peanut butter, and none live up to 365 Everyday Value Organic Peanut Butter. It tastes like you literally had a handful of peanuts and ground them into butter on your kitchen counter. Absolutely the freshest most delicious peanut butter I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. Between myself and my three toddlers, I go through an enormous amount of peanut butter, and we would make excellent use of a case of 365 Everyday Value Organic Peanut Butter.

Leah says …

Mmmm - organic peanut butter. I still love it - it's not just a kid's food, though my 2 little ones love it to. It's a perfect, protein-packed addition to any breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Peanut butter oatmeal, peanut butter sandwich, peanut butter dipping sauce. We could go through a case of peanut butter pretty quickly!

Mary says …

I absolutely love peanut butter! I eat it on apples, celery, bananas and right out of the jar. Everytime I need to bake something, I always make something with peanut butter. I even make toast with peanut butter for my 3 dogs! I buy a jar every week. I would buy more than one, but the problem is if I bought more than one jar, I would eat that one too in the same week. It is definitely my guilty pleasure. I love the idea from one of your readers to put it in oatmeal -- I haven't tried that yet, but I eat oatmeal every morning, so tomorrow I will try that!

Leni says …

I do the PB&J sandwiches quite often. I use peanut butter on fruit,in baking and other cooking. It's good out of the jar and just about anyway.

Meena says …

I would share the case with my family and friends. I am a peanut butter fanatic. If left on a desert island and I could take one item, it would be a jar of 365 peanut butter! :) It is the most versatile food item. I use it on apples, bananas, toast, chocolate, and more. It takes me from snacks to dinner and dessert. Thanks and have a peanuty day!

Carol Shannon says …

I would definitly fit into my breakfast routine....I love it in my oatmeal. I can see me snacking on it with my apple or banana....maybe on a saltine or two or three. As they say the more the merrier....and we all want to be merry right.

Rebecca Saunders says …

Whole Foods Peanut Butter is my absolute favorite (especially the honey roasted). It never lasts very long in my apartment (which is why I need an entire case). Granny Smith apples and peanut butter is my favorite snack. I regularly make stir fry with homemade peanut sauce - using Whole Foods peanut butter. I place it on english muffins, bananas, add it to smoothies. It is filling, delicious, and I must admit addictive. Please send me a case!!!

Sarah says …

A case of peanut butter would be properly paired with a similar quantity of organic, fair trade, extra dark chocolate :).

Janette Maret says …

Here at our house a case of peanut butter wouldn't last very long. Doug makes himself a low carb., diabetic friendly snack every evening which is a mixture of peanut butter mixed with sugar free pancake syrup and puts that in a reduced carb pita pocket. I make one of our favorite diabetic friendly peanut butter. cookies, and I have to make them in double batches since they go so fast, I think our friends and family smell them while they are cooking!! So there would be many batches of my cookies to share with friends and family. I also add peanut butter to our protein shakes. My guilty pleasure is peanut butter on a banana, YUMMY!!!!!! I would also have to share my case of peanut butter with my very best friend of 27 years, who lives next door to us.

Nicole Margeson says …

Oh I was that kid with the PB obsession! I love PB cookies, PB and chocolate crispie treats, noodles and shrimp in Thai peanut sauce, chicken satay with peanut dipping sauce, Elvis' fried PB and banana sandwiches, PB on a slice of hot toast, PB and honey sandwiches, as a dip for apple slices and veggies like carrots and celery, PB made into a syrup for pancakes and waffles (mom's invention), or just a spoonful, any excuse for some peanut butter. My dog also loves it when I fill a bone or her Kong with PB. I could definitely put a case of PB to work.

chrissy says …

first i would make my husband some of his favorite peanut butter cookies to keep him busy while I whip up some of my favorites, including, but not limited to... peanut butter and flax seed protein balls are a must! then i'd make a giant vat of peanut sauce to have with grilled chicken and to be used in anything you can imagine from salads to dips to pastas, the possibilities are endless! I'd also make my most favorite creation, a toasted whole-wheat english muffin topped with peanut butter and sliced homemade pickles! to die for! And, last but not least, ants on a log :)

Alli says …

I mix a spoonful into my oatmeal along with cinnamon, banana chunks, and raisons. Yum! Full disclosure: Sometimes I make this for a quick dinner when I get home late!

Vicky says …

I love peanut butter so much that I have chosen Jimmy Carter as my favorite president of all time and am considering moving to Georgia to be closer to the source. Peanut butter is great in all the traditional ways - with jelly in a sandwich, in cookies, on bananas. But peanut butter is also a great in a smoothie, as a dip, and just by itself as a quick energy-packed snack.

Jessica Kinney says …

With four small children, we love peanut butter on toast, peanut butter on crackers, peanut butter on bananas, apples, celery, and peanut butter on spoons! My favorite way to use it, though, is to make a delicious peanut sauce for noodles and vegetables.

Vicky says …

I love peanut butter so much that I have chosen Jimmy Carter as my favorite president of all time and am considering moving to Georgia to be closer to the source. Peanut butter is great in all the traditional ways - with jelly in a sandwich, in cookies, on bananas. But peanut butter is also great in a smoothie, as a dip, and just by itself as a quick energy-packed snack.

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