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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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Katelyn says …

I just recently got my tongue pierced. Because I can't hardly eat anything I needed something soft to eat for a week. I swim for 2 hours everyday and crave protein. So everyday breakfast, lunch, and dinner I would heat up peanut butter in a bowl and eat if strait like a bowl of soup. And mmmmmmmmmmm it was good! I love it with yogurt and fruit also! -Katelyn

Shirley Jones says …

Goodness, you can make peanut butter cake, peanut butter frosting, peanut butter cookies, peanut butter dog treats, peanut butter sandwiches, eat it from a spoon, eat it on crackers, make a peanut butter pie. It tastes great morning, noon or night.

Kelli KIsel says …

What wouldn't we do with peanut butter?? There's 5 of us in my family and we are peanut butter fanatics!!! We eat it everyday whether it's in PBJ sandwiches, on top of waffles for breakfast, in protein shakes, with apples or bananas. Sometimes I just take a spoonful to my mouth to hold me over in between meals. It's a staple in our house...we LOVE it!!!

Maggie says …

What would breakfast be without crunchy peanut butter oozing onto a toasted English muffin? Or PB, banana and bacon on whole wheat bread for lunch. Afternoon snacks: peanut butter on celery sticks, or decadent peanut butter cookies. And dinner might be Sichuan Pork Noodles using of course Whole Foods peanut butter as a real flavor booster. Try the recipe from The Best Simple Recipes: More Than 200 Flavorful, Foolproof Recipes That Cook in 30 Minutes or Less (America's Test Kitchen, March 2010). Since we always keep a couple of jars on hand, a smart move given the weather we've been having, we'd share our case with the RI Food Bank.

Kristin says …

How do I NOT enjoy peanut butter? I stir a big spoonful into my oatmeal on days I may need to stretch my breakfast a few extra hours. I spread it on toast with honey before bed after those exhausting days in which my breakfast needed to be stretched a few more hours. I spoon it into my mouth directly on those busy days working the hospital floor when there is no time for anything else. In a (pea)nutshell, peanut butter is necessary for survival.

June Wagner says …

I would eat it all. I have always loved peanut butter. I am fighting cancer,I have embarked on a new eating regimen, and am learning the healthy benefits of whole foods. I am searching out where to purchase whole grain breads, organic foods and am happy peanut butter is a wonderful source of protien. I am going vagen at age 74. June

Donna says …

what would I do with a case of peanut butter??? AT IT!! YUM!! I do not feel my day is complete unless peanut butter is involved sometime during the day, whether first thing in the morning on toast with a cup of coffee, on an apple for snack, or before bed in a sandwich... I love the 365 Peanut butter, and we eat so much of it, we go through a large jar every 4 or 5 days, but with four very active boys, it's expected! It's perfect for a quick snack on crackers after school, and can make a time crunch lunch better.. I love this versatile product and view George Washington Carver (peanut butter inventor) as my true hero, and actually did a report on him in High School as my favorite scientist.. Yes, I really do love peanut butter that much!!!

Anna says …

Peanut butter is DELICIOUS! I especially like it nut sauces for Thai and African foods. It makes something extra-savory and sweet when it's added! Besides, peanut butter with chocolate is a match made in Heaven!

Abra says …

As a girl from the uppper midwest, I have a philosophy about food... If you can't put peanut butter, ranch dressing, or cheese on something, you shouldn't eat it. You don't HAVE to put those things every time (that's how we put on our winter insulation) but you should be able to.

Lesley says …

I love peanut butter so much that for 3 years in elementary school, I ate PB&J for lunch every day! I always keep it on hand for a sandwich (including peanut butter and banana - yum!), a quick and healthy high-protein snack, and of course making peanut butter cookies. I think my husband likes peanut butter even more than I do, though. I often find him with a bag of pretzels, swirling them in peanut buttery goodness and munching away. He also creates his own peanut butter Oreos by dipping them in, or spreading peanut butter in between the cookie parts. I'd probably use a case of peanut butter to make goodies for friends and family, and help raise money from the animal shelter I volunteer with (we sell baked good at our yard sales to bring in extra cash)!

Latachia Harvell says …

With a case of peanut butter, Our family would explore new recipes that call for delicious peanut butter. We all love it! One of the recipes that we enjoy is apples and peanut butter quesadilla's. These are whole wheat tortilla's with sliced organic apples on top of organic peanut butter and then sliced like quesadilla's. We love them! Anyway you slice it, who would'nt love free peanut butter!!!

Kelsee says …

I love peanut butter on everything!! My roommate and I use peanut butter for just about every meal we cook at home. We've made peanut butter banana pancakes, peanut butter banana crepes, peanut butter banana pizza, peanut butter banana sandwiches...(we love bananas too!) We also eat peanut butter with crackers, pretzels, Oreo's, or just by itself. We use a whole jar of peanut butter just about every week, and the natural peanut butter is definitely our favorite!

Moon1006 says …

I brought a jar of peanut butter to work to leave in my desk drawer to snack on. One day, I was looking for a ruler in other desks and found a jar of peanut butter. At first, I thought someone took my peanut butter but it was a different brand. It turns out my co-worker also loves peanut butter and also leaves a jar in desk drawer. I just never saw him eat it. I love to eat it straight out of the jar.

MellyC says …

There are no words to describe my obsession with peanut butter (or all nut butters, for that matter). I eat it with every meal (banana and pb and agave (!), the classic pb and j, stir fry, in salads, in dressings, in oatmeal, in regular cereal (yes, try it), while baking... and I have tried it in every food combination (some not so great, but you live you learn). My obsession goes beyond peanut butter to all nut butters---tahini, cashew, almond, sunflower, coconut, etc.....but nothing will ever hold a place in my heart like peanut butter. :)

Rosie says …

Love PB in every shape or form from sweet to savory. I need to have my fix almost daily but am careful to portion out my 2T serving to just that: spread on an apple, spread on a WW tortilla before drizzling w/agave nectar and rolling up, on waffles topped w/sliced bananas, mixed with some siracha for a dipping sauce-you name it, I love it.

judy wagley says …

I LOVE PEANUT BUTTER! IT WOULD BE MY "DSESERT ISLAND" FOOD!!! I love making a quick Peanut sauce with PB, garlic, ginger, hot pepper and tamari--and serving it over a nice mix of noodles or rice and veggies. I also like PB smoothies made with soy milk, frozen banana, carob or cocoa powder, a dash of vanilla, a scoop of protein powder and of coures, a good dollop of PB. BUT--my very favorite treat for breakfast--or anytime--is my "PB Pizza!" simply make (or use store bought) flatbread, pita, or your favorite bread, toast one side, flip it over and spread generously with PB, top with thinly sliced banana, a drizzle of honey and a sprinke of cinnamon. Put it under the broiler for a few minutes until bubbly. A sublime indulgence! I would LOVE to win a case of PEANUT BUTTER--it would definitely go to a good home. Best, Judy Wagley

Beth says …

Peanut butter is a daily stable for me. I eat it for lunch at least 4 days a week, then there are so... many other ways to enjoy it!! On apples, with bananas, on toast with honey, on graham crackers, on rice cakes, make it into cookies, on crackers of any kind for that matter, in milkshakes & ice cream or if all else fails on a spoon (or if no one's looking your finger:-)Or I could make my favorite peanut butter chip cake! Then invite a few friends over for an all things peanut butter party with a jar of PB as a party favor along with recipes to share. My head is spinning with all the possiblities.

rita wilson says …

I love good peanutbutter. I eat 2 tblsp daily. That is my source of protein. Prefer peanutbutter over meat. And your peanutbutter is very good. Would love to have a case. It would be consumed fairly fast as my whole family likes it including my grandson. Do hope I win that case

becki white says …

I would do what I always do with the peanut butter I get at whole foods. I would share it with my freinds. I am always buying peanutbutter at whole foods because it is so fabulous and I always buy a jar for a friend. I have a lot of converts.Now if you could just include a case of the 365 mayo,the 365 refried beans, and all the other things I am always picking up for my freinds that live too far away. While your at it how about building a store in Beaver County. I would save sooo much gas,and I could buy more stuff at whole foods!

suzi says …

How about peanut butter/squash and beef stew, with spinach, green onions, carrots, and only slightly sweetened with coconut juice,(not milk) and cane sugar juice. The only seasonings, salt, soya sauce and white pepper. Cook real slow, in crockpot, and enjoy. Serve over white rice or with any kind of bread. I grew up eating peanuts ( peanut-pork bone soup), in every imaginable fashion. Suzi

Crystal Clark says …

Peanut butter is DEFINITELY my favourite food and has been for my entire 42 years. I reached a point in my early 30's where I had to "go on the wagon" as I was eating about 2 jars a week and it was getting a little out of hand. My job relocated me to South Florida from Canada where I went to my first Whole Foods store and tried the organic 365 PB...what a diiference in taste. I started up again eating PB and am lucky enough again after 2 more moves, to live where I can get 365 organic PB. I eat it alone by the spoonful, on fruit, PB & banana sandwiches (my fav), in sauces and basted on BBQ chicken, mixed in protein smoothies, mixed with ice cream....EVERYTHING. My sister actually gives me a jar in my stocking evey Christmas...it has become a family fixation and bite of humour for all to enjoy. I must say I really cannot live without it so a when I win the case of PB I will cook more with it, share it with friends, create some new dishes/recipies and enjoy every tastey mouthful of it.

Sandi McMillan says …

I can't think of a better comfort food that natural PB and sliced banana on whole grain bread and a glass of milk.

Florence says …

First, I would share some with my friend Darryl to pay him back and because I would probably overeat it if I had a whole case on hand. When I was low on money (as a doctoral student) my friend would buy me gifts of peanut butter to help me out, but mostly so I would stop eating his! He was never a bit peanut butter eater until we became roommates. Second, I would consume it in various breakfast combinations (I do not restrict breakfast to the mornings). I am a peanut butter addict--I don't know if that is good or bad. It actually started when I became more aware of what and how I was eating food paying particular attention to the effect it had on my mental and physical well being. Peanuts and peanut butter became a staple, even though I can eat other nuts. I try to restrict it to two tablespoons per serving (usually per day), but I do not always have the self-discipline to do this. When I did restricted my intake and elimated refined sugar and other sweeteners, I lost about 50 pounds! Peanut butter and peanuts gave me a feeling of being full for at least 5 hours. I have since gained some weight back, but for the most part that was good because it was not a good weight for me. I mostly enjoy peanut butter on whole wheat or whole grain plain or raisin cinnamon breads with bananas, honey, raisins. I eat it with chocolate, with granola and other cold and hot cereals in various culinary combinations. One of my favorite peanut butters is organic, crunchy, unsweetened, and salted.

Emily Prince says …

My ALL-TIME favorite way to eat Peanut Butter is as a "Peanut Butter and Bacon Sandwich," invented by my mom decades ago. I grew up on these!.... Toast 2 pieces of bread, butter them, pile them high with loads of peanut butter and at least 4 slices of bacon.... YUMMMM!!!!

Merle Viaud says …

Well of course I would do 2 things! First make my famous Aunty Marge's Peanut Butter Squares (a very old recipe that everyone in the family requests any time we all get together, they have gone through the mail to kids at university and traveled across the world to those far from home). Then I would donate the rest to the Vancouver Food Bank, naturally!!

Jill says …

I would have a peanut butter party! Peanut butter is the ultimate comfort food...whether you like it creamy or crunchy, it has such a smooth, satisfying taste, and has a great nutritional profile too. If I won a case of peanut butter, I'd share it with my friends and enjoy a feast celebrating life, happiness, and the greatness of peanut butter.

Jen Q. says …

We have met with several doctors and nutritionalist who want my 2 year old to put on more weight. Peanut butter was added to her diet before she was a year when her blood work showed it was one thing she was not allergic to. She had a wheat, milk, and egg allergy at the time. She has outgrown all but the milk allergy. She is picky about her peanut butter but loves to eat it! We use it in and on everything. Her favorite is a whole wheat pasta dish that includes peanut butter, soy sauce, broccoli, bell peppers. Peanut butter does not last long in our house.

Jean says …

OH MY ... I got so hungry reading all the PB Asian Food suggestions I forgot what I was going to say ...

Erica says …

Peanut Butter is my life. Me and My friend from culinary school can sit there and talk about it for hours. I think about different ways I can use Peanut Butter. I can go thru a jar in 3 days. hahaha I eat it with bananas, maple syrup and a dash of cinnamon or just grab a spoon and eat it right out of the jar. :) The most important thing is that I like good quality peanut butter :)

Jane says …

I love peanut butter on toast with bananas in the morning...so delicious. Peanut butter is also great for dipping apples and in a great sauce on top of soba noodles with a little chili paste for heat! Oh and my boyfriend loves to eat it right out of the jar after a work out :)

Martine says …

A whole case of organic peanut butter, means never saying please make me a peanut butter sandwich. I only can imagine how I would use all this peanut butter, it's healthy tasty and all around yum factor.

Meng Deng says …

love peanut butter!!

William W. Nelson says …

William (Bill) is 83 years old and when we married (second time for both of us. Our mates both died of cancer.) when I asked what's your lunch look like, he replied, "Two slices wheat bread, 2/3 of it for cheese spread -- the other third for my peanut butter. Then seven baby carrots... Oh, and one half of an apple" I replied, "Seven carrots? Not eight or six? Seven? And you have peanut butter everyday?!" "Every day of my life! Peanut butter is food fit for the gods!" I had no quarrel with him. He looks and acts like a healthy and happy 50 year old and he takes no medicines! Although white, he still has almost all his hair. He always tells his doctor during his yearly checkups, "I tell you,it's the peanut butter! It's food fit for the gods!"

haley carrico says …

i love peanut butter. i eat it everyday. i have been trying to find the healthiest peanut butter, and it sounds like you all have mastered it. i would love to be able to win a case of your peanut butter and not feel guilty about eating it so often!!!

Sarah says …

Wow, besides a great dip for fruit & veggies, I think I would try to vegan-ize my mother-in-law's recipe for peanut butter cake.

Natalie says …

Ok, so this is an old post, but I just had to share a delicious peanut butter involved recipe. So growing up my mother gave my sister and I all sorts interesting foods to try, but this is by far the oddest AND most delicious. A grilled cheese with bacon and peanut butter. Now before you yak just give the idea a chance. Use your favorite bread, favorite cheese, and if you dont eat meat you can omit the pork (but its best with bacon as is all things). Pick your favorite peanut butter and just put a thin layer over one slice of bread, place crisp bacon on the peanut butter, and then 2 slices of cheese. Grill. Pull from heat when the cheese and peanut butter have fused into a wonderful gooey celebration of life. Slice and pull apart just enough to show off the sticky tendrals. Enjoy. Please try this before you discard it. YUM

Jon Haldeman says …

Bananas with peanut butter, cinnamon, and honey on top Good for breakfast or desert I eat two every day

katherine Moses says …

I puy cinnammon on my peanut butter sandwiches....

Lisa Agin says …

If, and only if it were a case of Whole Foods Market fresh ground Honey Roasted Peanut Butter...I'd eat my way through it, one container at a time...on Red Delicious apples, celery...on a spoon (my favorite). I'm totally hooked on this stuff! I bought a small amount just to try it one time when I was way up in San Jose on business (I live way down in Gilroy where we have no Whole Foods Market). :-( I loved it so much that now I have to drive all the way up there to get it! This wonderful stuff must be the absolute best peanut butter on the planet...hands down!! I love it so much I drive 30 minutes in Big City traffic to obtain a small container of it. If I had a whole case I'd think I'd died & gone to Heaven!! ;-)

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