Sunday, May 27, 2012

Pacific Beach Peanut Butter Review & Giveaway **Closed**

Isn't that just the cutest logo? And it came from a guy who was able to make his own natural peanut butter and then went on to make some different flavored ones to boot! The company is called 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
This is either the Cinnamon one or the Toffee since the name isn't on the front. They have the flavor on top of the yellow screw on top. And guess what? Their peanut butter products are GLUTEN FREE and made with 100% Valencia peanuts! All of the jars are 9 ozs. and are filled by hand. The other flavors that they have that I did not get to try sound just as scrumptious:

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.
They also sell these great peanut butters by the gift boxes which has 3 flavors (you get to pick the flavors) and one of those cute little spoons.

They also have the Peanut Butter Lover's Gift Box that has 9 Peanut Butter's in in along with some of the Valenica peanuts, the spoon, some honey, candies and jams! Wow! Doesn't that sound like paradise!

I have to tell you that we really loved the Toffee Peanut Butter the best of the three that we got to review. It's like a Peanut Butter with a crunch! Every time I would bite down on my cracker you could hear the crunchy toffee and then the flavors would explodes! Of course, I even ate some right out of the jar with the spoon they sent with it. It is the right size for getting into the jars, too!

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 ingredients 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:

They have several colors that include Lime, Yellow, Black and some kind of Pink along with the Royal Blue you see above. And the price isn't too bad either at $12.00, so if you really love Peanut Butter, now is the chance to advertise it!

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!

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 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.
Connect with Pacific Beach Peanut Butter several ways:

Mailing Address:
4150 Mission Blvd. Suite 119
San Diego, CA 92109
Phone: 858-522-9297

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.


Marti Parks said...

I would like to try the Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter.
Marti Parks

Marti Parks said...

Commented on Facebook as Marti Parks.

redfuzzycow said...

i'd like to try the touch of caramel peanut butter

pmh said...

def want to try the crunchy toffee. thanks so much for the opportunity

penny hyde

pmh said...

commented on your fb page as penny hyde

Colleen M said...

I would really love to try the Dark Chocolate flavor because it's my favorite!

colljerr at comcast dot net

Jackie said...

I'd like to try the Chocolate Peanut Butter
Thank you!

Paula L. said...

The chocolate raspberry sounds awesome!

jandplee at att dot net

freddie said...

I would love to try the Toffee Peanut Butter. They all sound so good.

freddie said...

I commented on your Facebook wall/Debbie Welchert

janetfaye said...

I would like to try Chocolate Peanut Butter.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

magilla said...

left fb comment under dee seahawk
radeeolover at yahoo dot com

A Godly Homemaker said...

caramel please!

A Godly Homemaker said...

i commented on fb as Tami Lewis

Lindsay B said...

White Choc.!!

Lindsay Benedek

Chrissy11217 said...

8. White Chocolate Peanut Butter

leah stobe

walkbyfaith3715 at

Da Freebies said...

either #2 or #3 on list 1

Da Freebies said...

i comment on ur fb as da freebies

Da Freebies said...

i couldnt figure out what u mean by linky contest site so i just put it on my blog

Da Freebies said...

i commented on the pink led lights review under da freebies

Paul T / Pauline T said...

Toffee Peanut Butter - Paul T / Pauline T…pls use emscout9 at hotmail dot com instead of gmail to contact me

Jennifer said...

Toffee Peanut Butter would probably be my favorite

AuroraCat said...

toffee peanut butter sounds yum!

aurorawishcat (at) gmail (dot) com

Catie said...

The Touch of Caramel sounds sooo good!

moonsword said...

Touch of Caramel Peanut Butter would be my favorite. Many thanks!

moonsword said...

I commented at Bella Viva Orchards Sponsor Spotlight Review. Cheers!

Kristen said...

I'd like to try the Butterscotch.

Stephanie said...

I'd love to try the Childs Play, I love m&m's and pb!

radeeolover said...

left soda stream comment, dee seahawk, radeeolover at yahoo dot com

CAJUNMAN12 said...

I would like to try the Dark Chocolate

Damian Jarreau

ellen_levickis said...

Toffee Peanut Butter
Ellen Levickis

Francine said...

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter

Francine Anchondo

Kim Reid said...

I would love to try the Dark Chocolate!!
Thank you :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Priscilla Benavides said...

I would like to try the Child's Play Peanut Butter.

Christine Jessamine said...

i would love to try the butterscotch flavor!

christinejessamine at hotmail dot com