Pacific Beach Peanut Butter and is located in California. Of course, he did have help from his mom and grandpa for the business part of the venture. They have several tempting flavors and I got to try 3 of them:
1. Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter
2. Cinnamon Peanut Butter
3. Toffee Peanut Butter
1. Butterscotch Peanut Butter
2. Touch of Caramel Peanut Butter (I bet this would have been my favorite)!
3. Child's Play (made with M&M's) Peanut Butter
4. Chocolate Peanut Butter
5. Chocolate Raspberry Peanut Butter
6. All Natural Peanut Butter
7. Unsalted All Natural Peanut Butter
8. White Chocolate Peanut Butter
I think I would have loved the White Chocolate one,too! Don't they all sound fascinating? I know what would make my husband's day and that is if he could somehow make a Banana Flavored Peanut Butter. Yep, that's what I said! My husband quashes bananas and mixes it all up with peanut butter into it is a like spread and eats those as sandwhiches all the time! Sure could save on getting bananas because if you don't eat those quick, they get brown spots and spoil. So, you can't keep them stocked up like most other foods. The one below is the Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter. They also sent me a really cute spoon to use for the peanut butter's and it say's Pacific Beach! It is really cute and I have it pictured underneath as well.
We did like the Cinnamon one also and they were pretty close neck and neck but it was the Crunchy Toffee that edged out the Cinnamon just a bit. You will find it hard to believe that the Cinnamon Peanut Butter contains 0 grams of sugar! Considered the "morning" favorite, this spreadalumpshissness is best enjoyed with an english muffin, toast, oatmeal or even a bagel. They suggested you could add it to ice cream but that just did not sound good to me at all so I did not do that one. But, if you love peanut that much that you want it on your ice cream, then I say go for it! We only get to live once and you might as well have all of the experiences that please you. So, just because I just couldn't do the ice cream thing, doesn't mean you can't.
Lastly, we tried the Dark Chocolate. It was a little harder to get it softened up (they recommend putting in the microwave for a few minutes) and then you can you it on whatever suits your fancy. You can actually heat all of the peanut butters that way to soften them up. I would imagine it is all the extra ingrediants that is causing the peanut butters to be a little hard. I found that the Toffee and Cinnamon were more pliable than the Dark Chocolate. I think we would have loved either the White Chocolate or Regular Chocolate better, but we still got to taste some awesome peanut butters!
Oh, and they also have their own cute little Tshirts:
I really enjoyed reading the owner's story of how the company got started but due to limited space, I did not copy all of it, so please go and see the parts I left for you to read on your own. You will find it under About Us:
I’ll never forget the day I received my first peanut grinder. The fun truly began as the kitchen became my office and playpen. Trying different combinations to come up with the perfect All Natural Peanut Butter - and then adding my favorite flavors to it - gave me this unbelievable sense of joy. The spread combinations just kept getting better and better! I quit my unsatisfying job and moved back into my parent’s house so I could (save money!) and focus my time and energy on flavor creations. And it worked!Connect with Pacific Beach Peanut Butter several ways:
Many jars were tasted by many friends to create the perfect balance of flavoring. My friends began begging for samples as they had never tasted anything quite like it! They loved it so much they were eating it right from the jar with a spoon! (That explains our tag line, right?)
I'm a go-getter and love to talk to people but not the best when it comes to details. Knowing that businesses fail when a 'big picture' guy tries to handle all the small stuff (and since my Mom is an executive assistant), we (and a chunk of private investor cash!) decided to go into the peanut butter business together. We decided that I would launch this great new product in Pacific Beach……and well, here we are! We have the best tasting All Natural Peanut Butter and quite a few phenomenal Flavored Peanut Butter Spreads. We use only the highest quality ingredients... from the peanuts... to the chocolate... to the cinnamon... everything! Oh, and every jar is MADE BY HAND....no big run-of-the-mill manufacturing plants here! I knew that to have the best taste, we had to keep our standards high and I wanted to ensure that our Peanut Butter and Spreads were like no others.
4150 Mission Blvd. Suite 119
San Diego, CA 92109
Pacific Peanut Butter has been kind enough to offer one winner a couple of jars of their peanut butter and one of those little spoons! Thanks so much! Open to the U.S. only.
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