Sunland Inc. Peanut Butters

Posted on October 29, 2009. Filed under: Product Review | Tags: , , , |

Last week, I was lucky enough to receive some of the great peanut butters offered by Sunland Inc.. This company, based out of New Mexico, makes their all natural line of products using Valencia peanuts. This variety in particular has a sweeter, more intense flavor making for an interesting nut butter all its own. 90% of the Valencia peanuts grown in the U.S. are grown on their plantation, so if you’re unsure whether or not you’ve had Valencia peanut butter, chances are you haven’t. Sunland makes a fantastic line including organic and flavored peanut butters; their flavors run the gambit from molasses to caramel to hickory smoked and everything in between. I had the opportunity to sample and review their Natural Creamy and Banana peanut butters. Like always, these reviews are forever available in my Product Review section.

Natural Valencia Creamy

8.5/10: I’m always skeptical of how a nut butter will be with just 1 ingredient; there’s a lot of room for error and with nothing to balance that error who knows how it will go. The first thing I was taken aback by was how runny it was but without separation. I’m not someone who minds a little stirring, so I wouldn’t hesitate to tell you if this did. But as was, it was perfectly blended, and yet still had a nice, thin consistency. Flavor-wise, this also took me aback; a normal nut I think really benefits from a touch of salt, but because these are made with roasted Valencia peanuts it had a subtle smoky sweetness all on its own. This is definitely a great, 1-ingredient peanut butter for the pantry.

Banana Peanut Butter

8.5/10: At first whiff, it’s no mystery what flavor this is; this peanut butter screams banana thick and through. And what a great pairing it is. I really liked this one due to its robust flavor, and thick and smooth consistency. It has almost every form of sugar available on the ingredient list but keeps the overall content low at 8g per serving. This wasn’t quite a melting peanut butter so may not be best on oatmeal but it’s great for slathering on toast or–of course–a banana.

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I am in awe over the concept of banana PB .. swoooon.

Great reviews. I thought you ate all-natural though…do you mind eating nut butters then with sugars and added ingredients??

So long as they are natural added ingredients, then I’m all for them, and all of Sunland’s products have 100% natural ingredients

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