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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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ET says …

Whole Foods 365 peanut butter has big impact on my life. This creamy greatness along with some natural local honey (from WF!) make for a tasty sandwich every morning for breakfast. Great fuel to start the day. My blood sugar used to bounce around in the morning, but not anymore. Natural PB provides healthy fat and boosts my LDL! I rave to all my friends to ditch the oil-soaked commercial brands and use this wonderful peanut butter! I have my whole family doing it!

Lisa says …

I enjoy my peanut butter the way Elvis did... if he were vegan. Slathered over whole wheat bread, smeared with Earth Balance, covered in mashed up organic bananas and finished off with agave nectar... then pan-fried to perfection.

Gudrun says …

a case of peanut butter, organic at that! Assuming 12 jars in a case, I would give two jars to my Dad, 'cuz he loves it so much he sneaks mine when he comes over. Then I would take another 6 jars and donate that to our local foodbank, because peanut butter is such a nutritious food. Then I would take one jar and make a couple batches of peanut butter cookies to share with friends and neighbors. That leaves three jars for PB&J lunches. Awesome!

Howell Lee says …

I like peanut butter for a quick pick-me-up when I'm in a rush and don't have enough time to cook a meal.

Ann Dowdy says …

Simple - Peanut Butter is the BEST comfort food and it reminds us of when we were little!

Kathy Watson says …

I confess, sometimes I enjoy peanut butter straight from the jar. I guess my favorite is with prefectly ripe bananas. It is hard to stop with just one.

Amber Parsons says …

I know we are not to the extent of your brother but everybody needs peanut butter in their diet daily. The best part is a fresh new jar and being the first person to scoop out a big heaping spoonful to enjoy. Let alone a peanut butter, butter, and sugar sandwich!!!

Maren B. says …

I love putting pb&j in between waffles.

jessica says …

OH.MY.GOD! i love PB! craved it like crazy with my pregnancy and I still can't get enough. my dog loves it almost as much as i do - she gets it as a treat. I guess that a case of PB would last maybe two weeks at our house!

Jamie C. says …

I love peanut butter cookies!!! So, of course, if I win, I will be making and sharing cookies. I also enjoy peanut butter stuffed celery and peanut butter balls(a mix of honey , dry milk and peanut butter)...with a free case, I would be able to share with my grown children and the local food pantry, too.

Lisa Miller says …

Lots and lots of apples and peanut butter and peanut butter with cinnamon on top! For everyone!!!

Karen says …

We love peanut butter on apples and celery and our puppy loves it in his Kong!

meghan says …

peanut butter w/ apples is my favorite snack ever! but if i had an excess of peanut butter i would definitely use it to incorporate into desserts - peanut butter cookies, peanut butter and chocolate cupcakes - i would go crazy!

Mike Suszczynski says …

I love putting a big heaping Tablespoon of peanut butter in my morning shakes. Adds some protein and some healthy fats and keeps me satiated for the morning. Who doesn't love peanut butter AND I can't wait to try that gluten free peanut butter cookie recipe on the Whole Foods website. Looks awesome!

Amy says …

Peanut Butter and Bacon Sandwiches! Sounds weird, but try it, they're good!

Alicia says …

I love it straight from the jar but we love it a multitude of ways in our house. My 3 boys love it in sandwiches, sauce for Thai dishes, with celery and raisins for "ants on a log" and even in made up recipes for "cookie balls". So what would I do with a case of peanut butter? Live it up, enjoy and have fun coming up with new ways to use it with my 3 creative sons.

Keith Wilcox says …

Of course the most common use for peanut butter in our house (or any house probably) is sandwiches. But, I've also used it in smoothies and that is ultra filling and nutritious. When I was a kid I used to put peanut butter on my pancakes instead of syrup. That way I could carry the pancake around with me. I taught that little trick to my kids and now they prefer peanut butter to syrup. My sister puts peanut butter in her oatmeal which she thinks is great. I think it's too heavy though (because oatmeal is already heavy). Anyway, I love peanut butter and so do my two kids. We'd love to have a chance to win some! :-)

Amber P says …

I knew we are not to the extent of your brother as we do have some great healthy meals but EVERYONE needs peanut butter in their diet daily. The best part is a fresh new jar and being the first person to scoop out a big heaping spoonful to enjoy......the top seems to taste so much better. Need I mention peanut butter, butter, and sugar sandwiches; a little bit of heaven there!

Sheridan Phillips says …

Ah, thanks! A single person who works at home, I hadn't had breakfast yet (10:40) in total disinterest of anything I've been having lately (could not look at another egg!). What a great idea (again!) to have peanut butter on a nice crisp Wasa Oats crispbread and freshly pressed coffee! Great nutrition and taste...and easy! A case? Please! One jar for me and the rest to Bienvenidos here in Santa Fe. Bienvenidos does a great job filling cracks of social services and keeping people fed. As all the comments show, peanut butter is universally loved and adaptable! Wish someone would share a few of the home baked cookies...

Catherine J. says …

Peanut butter... mmmmm... My babies were both "cooked" on peanut butter - I ate spoonfuls of it every day while I was pregnant. Now, at 3 & 1, they both love it, too! If I had a whole case of it, I'd start with our favourites, peanut butter & honey sandwiches. From there, I'd move on to Peanut butter cookies, and then finish up with some Pad Thai with peanut sauce. :) Mmmmmm..

Alice Hess says …

A year ago a destructive 100 mph downdraft of wind killed virtually all the songbirds in our neighborhood, & the silence was deafening for the rest of the summer. My heart was broken. So I'd share some of the peanut butter with the birds, making birdseed balls with the PB to hold them together.

Jennifer says …

If I won a case, I would probably keep 1 or 2 jars and give the rest to my daughter's Sunday school. The teachers provide snacks for the kids during Sunday school. It would make me feel better to know that the kids are eating snacks made with organic ingredients. They could have "ants on a log", celery with peanut butter and raisins on top, or apples with peanut butter, etc.

Lynne M. Meyer says …

Sandwiches are great, but I really love to cook with peanut butter. Among other things, it makes wonderful sauces (I can't wait to try the cocnut curry peanut sauce you've got posted here!).

Jackie G says …

I consider myself a peanut butter connoisseur. My friends think I'm slightly too nuts about nuts in general (pun intended), but peanut butter--crunchy--is perhaps my greatest food obsession. I love peanut butter in and on pretty much anything: on/in brownies, mixed with dried cranberries into oatmeal (try it--very tasty), as part of my favorite sandwich (peanut butter and banana drizzled with honey), or standing alone. Packed with protein, a filling snack, and richly satisfying, I'll take peanut butter any way it's offered!

Orr Rozov says …

Peanut butter on toasted whole wheat bread with really ripe banana slices.

Ann Wood says …

I love peanut butter! It's great for breakfast on toast, filling and delicious. If I had a case of peanut butter, I'd look for new recipes or create my own and share my creations with my friends and family. My dogs love peanut butter too. We would definitely put that case of peanut butter to good use.

Sheila says …

I would use the peanut butter to make a lot of peanut butter cookies, peanut butter bars covered in ganache, and peanut butter brownies.

Kristi Marion says …

My kids love to make "Banana Boats": bananas scooped out like a canoe. Then we add peanut butter and top with raisins, granola and mini marshmallows.

screwdestiny says …

Mmm, peanut butter is one of my most favorite foods. One of my favorite quick throw-together breakfasts is two toasted waffles spread with peanut butter and then with sliced up apples in it. It's a delicious breakfast sandwich! I also LOVE peanut butter and banana sandwiches, moreso than PJ&J. I've also tried it in certain smoothies, and that's really tasty. I'd love to win a case of peanut butter to make all my favorites, plus a bunch of new recipes involving it!

Shannon Brennan says …

I would use one jar to make Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Pretzel Balls (see recipe below). Mmmm! They are so yummy! I would donate the rest to those in need. I think peanut butter is one of the best non-perishable foods out there to give to the hungry. It's so nutritious and satisfying, and you really get a lot of it for your money. Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Pretzel Balls Ingredients 1 ¼-Cup Creamy Peanut-butter 1 ¼-Cup Confectioners’ Sugar 60 Pretzel Snaps 1 Bag Milk Chocolate Chips Directions In a mixing bowl thoroughly blend peanut butter and confectioners’ sugar together using mixer. Place pretzels on a cookie sheet. Roll peanut butter mix into small balls. Press each ball onto the top of one of the pretzel snaps. When you are done, put the cookie sheet in the freezer for 10 minutes. Put chocolate chips into bowl. Microwave for 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Dip each peanut butter pretzel ball into the chocolate. Be careful not to get chocolate on the bottom of the pretzels or they will stick to the cookie sheet. Put the finished chocolate-covered peanut butter pretzel balls in the refrigerator to cool for 10 minutes. Enjoy!

Teresa Wendt says …

We would hide it. My husband loves peanut butter--to the degree that I started hiding it because the jar was always empty when I wanted a sandwich. He would even smooth it out with his spoon- like I wouldn't know. When my parents came to stay with us recently mom told me I was picking on poor husband...then she wanted a sandwich and discovered the practically new jar was already half empty. It's a great family joke now--where is the peanut butter hidden??? And not to worry, husband still gets more than his fair share.

e thomas says …

Organic Peanut Butter is Great! I had to stop eating peanut butter for many years when it started making my skin flush (not good!) I recently had the chance to try organic peanut butter and my skin did not flush! So don't tell me there is no difference between regular and organic PB - I KNOW better. So now I've been making up for lost time by enjoying lots of organic peanut butter. Besides the normal uses for PB&J sandwiches and topping crackers my favorite use for it is to top pancakes. I spread the PB on top of the pancake, cover with fresh fruit (sliced strawberries or bananas work great), and finish it with honey - Yummy!

Karen says …

I enjoy it as what I call "peanut butter pudding." I microwave a big dollop of it in a mug for about 30 seconds, then add vanilla yogurt, stir it up and enjoy. And of course, PB&J and PB&H (honey) sandwiches, peanut sauce for chicken, peanut butter cookies, peanut butter on apple slices or a banana, peanut butter toast, etc. -- and those "cookies" you make by melting peanut butter with butterscotch morsels, stirring in corn flakes, letting it harden in the fridge, and breaking it up into pieces. (Other people use those crunchy chow mein noodles instead of corn flakes and call them "haystacks.") By the way, Whole Foods' vegan PB cookies are among my favorite cookies ever! Another favorite PB treat is a Girl Scout PB sandwich cookie with a smear of Nutella on top...but I digress...

Katy Robinson says …

I LOVE peanut butter! I put peanut butter in my oatmeal, my cream of wheat, my smoothies, on my sandwiches:with honey or jelly, on bagels with cream cheese, in cookies, in or on most deserts for example: on ice cream, on chocolate chip cookies. For breakfast or a quick snack I put my PB n bananas and granola bars. See I wasn't kidding!

Jerre says …

LOVE IT! Back when I was a child growing up in Virginia my friends and I made a sandwich with peanut butter, mayo, bacon and lettuce. It was YUMMY! I'll have to try a healthy version of that today. What would I do with a case of peanut butter? Why share it, of course! I'd "spread the gospel of peanut butter" to everyone. I love your organic peanut butter and I agree -- the peanuts make the differnce. There should be a Mirada Law for peanut butter: "You have the right to good peanut butter; if you do not have a good peanut butter, one will be given to you." :)

Cat says …

Hi Paige, I love hearing the story about your brother eating peanut butter sandwiches, my own daughter does the same every day. I can understand why your mom "allowed" your brother to eat that everyday; peanut butter sandwiches make my daughter happy, it is good for her and she eats them without crying big fat tears, which is what she would do if I tried to force her to eat something else. if I were to win a case of peanut butter for a year, I would continue to make two peanut butter sandwiches five days a week for the little one, would make Chicken Stir Fry with a spicy peanut sauce, would add peanut butter to my now famous Lamb Tagine, would try to make peanut butter cookies (I would need that much peanut butter, as my baking skills are very limited, and many batches might be required to produce decent results). With all the cooking I do, I can find tons of uses to that case of peanut butter: I am also sure a bottle or two would make it to my friend's tables. i might even go back to my childood habit of eating sesame seed flat bread with peanut butter, it is never to late to reconnect with happy memories.

Lisa Woods says …

I love crunchy peanut butter on a crisp apple!

Josie says …

I enjoy peanut butter on apple slices, and also in home-made peanut butter brownie cups!

Renee says …

I spread peanut butter on a flour tortilla shell and the put a whole banana on it, roll it up and eat it! Sometimes I'll sprinkle cinnamon on it before rolling it.

Jana says …

I love peanut butter! It is a staple for me since I am vegan and depend on nuts as a source of protein. Right now, I put a tablespoon in my quinoa flakes every morning and mix with some fresh fruit. I also have peanut butter and sliced apples every day for a snack. I use 365 natural peanut butter in the creamy form and would never buy another brand. I love it!

Kari says …

This is an easy answer. I would stock our shelves because we KNOW not all peanut butters are created equally, and then I would give some to friends that really could use that little extra help at the end of the month when finances are tight until payday.

Shea says …

PB and banana smoothies, PB and honey sandwiches, PB and banana sandwiches, PB and crackers, PB and chocolate, PB cookies, PB...

sara loud says …

My daughter and I eat peanut butter every day so we would work our way through that case in no time!

Sabrina says …

I just bought my first jar of PB from you last week and love it! I will never buy the national brands again, they just don't compare! I spread it on an apple and a pear. I mashed some with a banana, too! Great afternoon snacks!

Helaina Blume says …

i love peanut butter on a whole wheat english muffin with either fresh raspberries or banana, yum!

Kristi says …

I would definitely eat more peanut butter and try some new recipes! But I would only keep 3 or 4 jars and give the rest to my local food pantry. Peanut butter is hard for them to keep on their shelves and is a healthy food for hungry families.

Ashley wilson says …

Pb&j sanwiches, in oatmeal, cookies, pb& chocolate smoothies!

Jennifer says …

I would eat a lot of peanut butter & jelly sandwiches (which I like more as an adult than a kid) and lots of thai peanut noodles.

Food Makes Fun Fuel says …

Just today, I baked these cookies with 365 peanut butter http://tinyurl.com/y9nx8jy What I love about peanut butter is how versatile and nutritious it is for a college student like me. I was able to make these with 5 simple ingredients from WF that I keep under my college bed. If I had that much peanut butter, I'd simply go wild; it's a perfect, cheap protein in my book.

AdamBez says …

I would eat it with a spoon.

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