The Best Peanut Butter Brands Out There 

Besides the unlucky folks who are allergic, people love peanut butter. We can’t get enough of this nutty spread, whether it’s creamy or crunchy.

Peanut butter in an open jar

Though many mistakenly believe all brands are created the same, this simply isn’t true. Certain brands provide top-quality peanut butter for you to use in your home. 

Let’s look at some of the best peanut butter brands and their standout attributes.

You may recognize options on this list for their longstanding popularity and others you perhaps haven’t heard of but are definitely worth the try if you’re looking for the perfect peanut butter. 

Check out some of the most popular peanut butters for your favorite sandwiches, snacks, and more.

Jif Peanut Butter

Jif Peanut Butter covers a plethora of products, like crunchy and creamy, all-natural options, honey-sweetened, and low-sodium options.

One of the most iconic and popular brands, Jif stays on top by providing peanut butter to suit anyone’s tastes.

In my opinion, creamy Jif is one of the best peanut butter available!

Justin’s Peanut Butter

With only two ingredients, Justin’s Peanut Butter is a simple spread relying on the naturally delicious taste of peanuts!

Besides peanuts, the product contains palm oil that has been sustainably sourced, cutting down on the effects of deforestation where it is grown.

Justin’s also does add sweeteners for those looking for a low-sugar choice. 

365 Everyday Value Organic Creamy Peanut Butter

365 Everyday Value Organic Creamy Peanut Butter brings a certified organic option into the mix.

Not only does this peanut butter skip the preservatives, but it also has no added salt or sugar.

You can’t go wrong with this Whole Foods brand with just one ingredient, roasted peanuts. 

Skippy Peanut Butter

Since 1932, Skippy Peanut Butter has been producing peanut butter and shows no signs of stopping soon.

Another brand with high recognition, Skippy, offers many types of peanut butter to suit any taste!

All varieties have a few things in common. They are gluten-free, contain no trans fats, and use a vegetable oil blend for consistency. 

Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter

While Smucker’s may have more notoriety for their fruit spreads, the brand also makes two-ingredient natural peanut butter.

Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter contains roasted peanuts and salt. That’s it!

The result is a creamy nut spread with lots of flavor. Even though this peanut butter is flavorful, it is not overly sweet. 

Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter

Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter comes in salted and unsalted varieties.

What sets these peanut butters apart is the process they were made. Trader Joe’s makes their peanut butter from unblanched peanuts.

Usually, peanuts are blanched before roasting to remove the skin from the nut.

Forgoing the process results in a darker spread that is more nutritious with a more robust flavor. 

Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter

Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter is peanut butter with one ingredient.

It uses only roasted peanuts to create creamy and crunchy varieties. This brand isn’t just jumping on the natural peanut butter trend either.

They’ve been making it the same way since 1893! If you’re searching for pure peanut butter flavor, look no further than King Richard’s. 

Kirkland Signature Peanut Butter

An organic choice from Costco’s family of products, Kirkland Signature Peanut Butter is a creamy spread.

This peanut butter is made from only two ingredients: dry roasted organic peanuts and sea salt.

That hint of saltiness is why I consider this peanut butter one of my favorites!

Santa Cruz Organic Peanut Butter 

Peanuts can be dark-roasted or light-roasted, like coffee.

Dark roasting produces a more robust flavor in the peanut butter, while a light roast produces a milder flavor.

Santa Cruz Organic Peanut Butter provides both to suit your preferences. Another organic brand, Santa Cruz, sets itself apart with its dark and light roast options. 

Smart Balance Peanut Butter

Smart Balance Peanut Butter offers a sweeter take on a peanut butter spread.

Their recipe includes sugar and molasses, so while this is an excellent choice for a sweet tooth, it isn’t a low-calorie option.

Smart Balance uses deep-roasted peanuts for robust peanut butter with a sweet taste. 

Teddie Peanut Butter

The range of spreads produced by Teddie has short ingredient lists.

Most contain just peanuts, though there are salted varieties too. Teddie Peanut Butter ranges in texture from creamy and smooth to super chunky.

One of the best aspects of this brand is that it sources locally, growing and roasting nuts in Massachusetts.  

Good & Gather Creamy Peanut Butter 

One of Target’s store brands, Good & Gather Creamy Peanut Butter, provides another option with sweetener.

This peanut butter contains molasses and sugar but isn’t as sweet as other varieties.

In my experience, kids love this brand not just for the added sugar but also for the super creamy texture of this peanut butter. 

Aldi’s Peanut Delight Creamy Peanut Butter 

Another example of a kid-friendly spread, Aldi’s Peanut Delight Creamy Peanut Butter, has been sweetened with sugar and molasses.

The creamy consistency of this product is superior to other types I’m familiar with.

The easy spreadability makes it a great peanut butter to have on hand to make a classic PB&J fast. 

Member’s Mark Peanut Butter 

For people shopping at Sam’s Club, one of the best peanut butter brands you can get is from one of their signature brands.

Member’s Mark Peanut Butter contains sugar for sweetness and sea salt.

The sweet and salty flavor combination and its easy-to-spread consistency make it a fantastic choice for your pantry.

Peter Pan Peanut Butter

Peter Pan is another more prominent brand with a long market presence.

While some may feel nostalgia for the nearly hundred-year-old brand, Peter Pan Peanut Butter continues to update and create new products.

They offer natural peanut butters and ones made with honey-roasted peanuts in addition to classic varieties. There’s something for everyone from this brand. 

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