I’m a bigger peanut butter fan than Tom, but he’s a pickier eater than me.
Since we’ve been here in Merida we can only find peanut butters that are over processed and that have added sugar. Seriously, why does peanut butter need sugar?? We have had jars of Adam’s muled down, we’ve brought it back ourselves, but there is no consistency.
A while back someone indicated that they made their own from the peanuts they buy at CostCo. Good grief, I don’t even buy those for snacks because of how expensive they are.
well I broke down recently and bought a container.
and then proceeded to make my own peanut butter.
I have a large food processor that I’ve had for 20+years. I love it. I pamper it, mostly because it is starting to falter.
Last year I got a small food processor to help extend the life of my big one. I use the small one for small jobs, and decided to do peanut butter in small batches. I used one cup of peanuts, which practically filled the food processor, I started out chopping till they were pretty crumbly, the switched to grind.
2 cups of peanuts yielded a very full pint canning jar of peanut butter.
And No, I didn’t buy the jar here, It came down with me 9 years ago!
sure beats the Aladino I am accustomed to eating.
my own personal version of modern math cost analysis,
the 425 g jar of Aladino is about 45pesos.
the container of peanuts, 1.13kg costs about 115pesos
it took 2 cups of peanuts to fill a 1 pint jar.
I think I could fill 2 1/2 or maybe 3 of the Aladino jars with the homemade peanut butter, so the cost is about the same. I have to say the kirkland peanuts are a bit salty, I would probably wash them off for the next batch. I have not looked for a source of fresh peanuts here, but then I’d have to shell, toast, blah, blah, blah!