Peanut Butter Spreads

  • How do you make your peanut butter spreads?

    We start with 100% USA-grown peanuts that we blanch and roast to perfection. Then we turn the peanuts into a thick paste using a special grinder. For Old Fashioned Smooth and Crunchy, we just add salt and that’s it! For Simply Smooth and Simply Crunchy, we add salt and small amount of palm oil to prevent oil separation in the jar. For Smooth Operator and Crunch Time we add a small amount of salt, cane sugar and palm oil, which helps prevent oil separation in the jar. For our flavored varieties we add a small amount of salt, cane sugar, palm oil, which helps to prevent oil separation in the jar, plus delicious, simple ingredients like honey, cocoa, or maple syrup to name a few. We never add any artificial ingredients, artificial sweeteners, artificial preservatives, or partially hydrogenated oils, and our peanut butter spreads are Non-GMO Project Verified.

  • Where are your peanuts grown?

    All of the peanuts in our products are USA-grown.

  • Where are your peanut butter spreads manufactured?

    All Peanut Butter & Co. products are manufactured in the United States.

  • Are your peanut butter spreads manufactured in a facility that processes any other allergens?

    Our peanut butter spreads are manufactured in a facility that only processes peanuts.

  • What kind of peanuts do you use to make your peanut butter spreads?

    We use 100% USA-grown peanuts. There are four types of peanuts grown in the United States: Virginia, Runner, Spanish, and Valencia. We use a special blend of these peanuts that have been selected based on taste, texture, and natural sweetness.

  • How is Peanut Butter & Co. different from other brands?

    We started with a sandwich shop in 1998 in Greenwich Village, New York City.  We weren’t happy with mass market peanut butters and their questionable ingredients, so we started making our own from day one.  We are committed to using simple, honest ingredients and only USA-grown peanuts. Many of our products are Non-GMO Project Verified, certified by Vegan Action, and certified gluten free. We even recently started our own farm in Northeast Arkansas with a mission to one day offer products from field to jar.  We remain an independent, family-owned company run by our founder, Lee Zalben. We put our whole hearts into everything we do, and we believe that having fun is just as important as working hard.

     

     

  • Are your peanut butter spreads non-GMO?

    All Peanut Butter & Co. peanut butter spreads, except for The Bees Knees, are Non-GMO Project Verified.

  • Are your peanut butter spreads certified Kosher?

    All of our peanut butter spreads are certified Kosher by Orthodox Union.

  • Are your peanut butter spreads certified Halal?

    Eight of our peanut butter varieties are certified Halal by The Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America. They include Smooth Operator, Crunch Time, Simply Smooth, Simply Crunchy, Cinnamon Raisin Swirl, Dark Chocolatey Dreams, White Chocolatey Wonderful, and The Bees Knees.

  • Are your peanut butter spreads vegan?

    All Peanut Butter & Co. peanut butter spreads, except for The Bees Knees, are certified vegan by Vegan Action. The Bees Knees is suitable for vegetarians.

  • Are your peanut butter spreads organic?

    No.  While our peanut butter spreads are made with USA-grown, non-GMO peanuts, they are not organic.

  • Are your peanut butter spreads gluten-free?

    All Peanut Butter & Co. peanut butter spreads do not contain any gluten. Our peanut butter spreads, with the exception of Simply Smooth and Simply Crunchy, are certified gluten-free by the Gluten Intolerance Group.

  • Are your peanut butter spreads dairy-free? Are they made in a dedicated dairy-free facility?

    Yes, all of our peanut butter spreads are dairy-free and are produced in a dairy-free facility. Please check the label of each individual product for more information.

  • Are your peanut butter spreads soy-free? Are they made in a dedicated soy-free facility?

    Yes, all of our peanut butter spreads are soy-free and are produced in a soy-free facility. Please check the label of each individual product for more information. 

  • Are your peanut butter spreads produced in a facility that processes other potential allergens?

    No. Our peanut butter spreads are manufactured in a facility that processes only peanuts. Please check the label of each individual product for more information.

  • What is the source of the lecithin found in White Chocolatey Wonderful, Dark Chocolatey Dreams, and your chocolatey hazelnut spreads?

    Our lecithin is made from sunflowers.

  • Does the salt in your peanut butter spreads contain iodine?

    No, the salt used in our peanut butter spreads is not supplemented with iodine.

  • Do your peanut butter spreads contain sugar?

    Our Simply Smooth, Simply Crunchy, Old Fashioned Smooth, Old Fashioned Crunchy varieties contain no added sugar.

    The Bee’s Knees, Cinnamon Raisin Swirl, Crunch Time, Dark Chocolatey Dreams, Mighty Maple, Smooth Operator, and White Chocolatey Wonderful are all sweetened with cane sugar.

  • Do your peanut butter spreads contain salt?

    Yes, we add a small amount of salt to our peanut butter spreads.

  • Do your products contain casein?

    No, our products do not contain casein.

  • What is a peanut butter spread?

    Peanut butter is defined by the FDA as a mixture that contains 90% ground peanuts and can only be stabilized with hydrogenated vegetable oil.  Stabilization helps keep the peanut oil from separating in the jar, allowing for a deliciously creamy texture with little to no stirring required.  In order to avoid the hydrogenation process, we use palm oil to stabilize our spreads.  Because we do not use hydrogenated oils, our products must be labeled peanut butter spreads.  We list the % of peanuts in our products on the label. 

  • Why do some of your peanut butter spreads contain palm oil? Is it sustainably sourced?

    We use a very small amount of palm oil to stabilize some of our peanut butter spreads. Palm oil is a non-hydrogenated, non-GMO oil that is semisolid at room temperature. Adding palm oil helps to keep the peanut oil from separating in the jar, allowing for a deliciously creamy texture with little-to-no stirring required.

    Peanut Butter & Co. is committed to providing products made with simple, honest ingredients and we support the production of certified sustainable palm oil through RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil). RSPO is a not-for-profit that unites oil palm producers, processors or traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks/investors, and environmental and social non-governmental organizations, to develop and implement global standards for sustainable palm oil. To learn more about RSPO, please visit www.rspo.org 

     

  • Some of your peanut butter spreads contain palm oil. Is palm oil healthy?

    We use a very small amount of palm oil to stabilize some of our peanut butter spreads. Palm oil is a non-hydrogenated, non-GMO oil that is semisolid at room temperature. Adding palm oil helps to keep the peanut oil from separating in the jar, allowing for a deliciously creamy texture with little-to-no stirring required.

    Our palm oil is sourced from the palm fruit, which is different than Palm Kernel oil, which is derived from palm kernels and contains 82% saturated fat.  Palm oil derived from the fruit of the palm has approximately 50% saturated fat and 50% unsaturated fat.  Palm oil contains no trans fats, such as those found in hydrogenated oils. 

  • Are the peanuts used in your products regularly tested for harmful bacteria and aflatoxin?

    Our raw ingredients as well as our finished products go through vigorous testing before they leave our facilities. Amongst the tests we conduct are those for aflatoxin, salmonella, and E. coli.

  • What is the shelf life of your peanut butter spreads?

    Each jar has a “Best By” date printed close to the blue lid. For optimal taste, please enjoy your peanut butter spread before this date. Peanut butter spreads should be consumed within 6 months of opening.  Peanut butter spreads are best stored in a cool, dry place.  Refrigeration is optional.

  • How do I store your peanut butter spreads?

    Peanut Butter & Co. peanut butter spreads are best stored in a cool, dry place like a cupboard or pantry. Refrigeration is optional. Peanut butter spreads stored in warmer temperatures may experience separation of the natural peanut oils. If this happens, just stir it back in.

  • Do your peanut butter spreads need to be refrigerated?

    No, you do not have to refrigerate Peanut Butter & Co. peanut butter spreads.

  • There is oil on top of my peanut butter spread. Has it gone bad?

    Oil separation can occur over time. The peanut butter spread has not spoiled, just simply stir the oil back in.

  • Do your plastic jars contain BPA?

    No, our jars do not contain BPA.

  • Are the empty jars recyclable?

    We encourage you to recycle your jars properly according to the guidelines provided by your municipality.  To help keep hungry or inquisitive animals from your empty jars, consider rinsing the jars and replacing the lids before recycling.  Another way to protect wildlife is to crush the jars, and always be sure that your recycling bins are kept properly sealed.

GROUPON: if you purchased a GROUPON voucher for our peanut butter, please email us the details at customer.service@ilovepeanutbutter.com and we will make arrangements for you to receive your peanut butter.