The Great PB Battle: Skippy or JIF? [POLL]
I was sent on an emergency run for peanut butter the other night. I have 3 kids so it's a staple in our house. I think I may have been drugged the last time I went. I didn't realize how expensive it is now! My usual size of my usual brand ("Choosy Moms Choose JIF." I guess I'm one of those choosy moms,) was almost $7.00. Wish I could say that's a typo. I happened to notice that the "other brand" I always pass over when making my choice (Skippy) was cheaper. So I thought I'd break the habit and go out on a limb to try something new and opted for the Skippy. Peanut butter brands have some pretty loyal followers. It's like Coke or Pepsi. Usually you prefer one over the other.
I put the two head to head on my English muffins last night, and here's my ruling. While Skippy has a thicker consistency, I honestly couldn't tell the difference in taste. Pretty anti-climactic, I know. Sorry. But this experiment turned this loyal JIF buyer into a "whichever one is on sale or I have a coupon for" peanut butter purchaser.