REVIEW: Jif Natural Peanut Butter

Jif Natural is the lambskin condom of big brand peanut butter because they’re both made from natural ingredients and both feel great on my skin. While lambskin condoms are made from lamb intestines, Jif Natural Peanut Butter consists of just five simple ingredients: roasted peanuts, sugar, palm oil, salt and molasses.

Being made from natural ingredients also gives each of these products particular characteristics not found in non-natural versions. Lambskin condoms, while good at preventing baby batter from sticking to the egg in the pan, are not very good at preventing the transmission of STDs because lamb intestine is porous enough to let bacteria and viruses through.

Jif Natural has a consistency that is really easy to spread, like melted regular peanut butter on a fresh piece of toast. Or in German it can be best described as über creamy. Or in formal Japanese it would be known as totemo kurimi. Or in energy drink marketing speak it would be xtremy creamy.

If you’ve ever purchased all-natural peanut butter from a hippie natural foods stores that sells a lot of hemp and soy products, you probably know about the separation of the oil and peanuts after you open the jar, forcing you to stir it to mix the two. This can be a pain in the ass if you’re extremely lazy and don’t like an extra step between opening the jar and shoveling a spoonful of peanut butter into your mouth. Fortunately, there’s no need to stir with the Jif Natural Peanut Butter, so it can go straight into your mouth and then straight to your gut, or if you’re a woman, straight to your hips and thighs, which causes you to consider purchasing the Kymora Body Shaper.

The Jif Natural Peanut Butter may not have a thick layer of oil on top after you open it, but it does have a very a thin layer of palm oil, which gives it a glossy shine. Regular peanut butter tends to have more of a matte finish. The look of Jif Natural Peanut Butter is not the only thing that shines, so does its flavor. I think it has a stronger nutty flavor than regular peanut butter, and I now I don’t feel like using the six pounds of Skippy Peanut Butter I bought from Costco.

While it may be natural, it isn’t necessarily healthier than regular peanut butter because it has the same amounts of saturated fat and sugar. It does, though, have half the sodium than regular Jif peanut butter. Also, natural peanut butter tends to be more expensive than their normal counterparts, but Jif Natural is about the same price as regular peanut butter.

Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for condoms made from lamb intestines.

(Nutrition Facts – 2 tbsp – 190 calories, 16 grams of fat, 3 grams of saturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 75 milligrams of sodium, 7 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 3 grams of sugar, 7 grams of protein, 2% calcium, 4% iron, 10% vitamin E, 2% riboflavin and 20% niacin.)

(Note: We Rate Stuff also reviewed it.)

(Update: TIB reader Anna points out that this product is a peanut butter spread and not peanut butter because it contains 10% of non-peanut ingredients, which it clearly states on the bottle. I am blind.)

(Update #2: After having the Jif Natural Peanut Butter around for a while, I found that it has a tendency to clump together, which is frickin’ weird. I’ve knocked the rating down a point because of this.)

Item: Jif Natural Peanut Butter
Price: $3.99
Size: 18 ounces
Purchased at: Safeway
Rating: 7 out of 10
Pros: Great nutty flavor. Only five ingredients. No need to stir. Easy to spread. 50% less sodium than regular peanut butter. Same price as regular peanut butter. Feels good on my skin. Condoms.
Cons: Same amounts of saturated fat and sugar as regular peanut butter. Will eventually start clumping. Glossy look may seem weird. Having to stir all-natural peanut butter from a hippie natural foods store. The cost of lambskin condoms. Lambskin condoms don’t prevent the spread of STDs.

17 thoughts on “REVIEW: Jif Natural Peanut Butter

  1. “Baby batter” is a classic. It’s going to go into my repertoire of words like “penis pudding” and “man juice”.

    I’m rather off of natural peanut butter after an unfortunate experience with Kirkland natural peanut butter.

  2. I get natural PB and it’s always with the oil on top, requiring the stir. I’m picking this up as soon as I run out. Is there a chunky version?

  3. I got turned off natural peanut butter after beign told to keep it in the fridge and stir before using. Peanut butter is not cold.

    This sounds super yummy.. and I am now craving peanut butter sammichs…

    Ahh yes the baby batter beaters.. lol

  4. @Orchid64: I’ve seen that at Costco and I want to try it, but the 6 pounds of Skippy peanut butter is more appealing.

    @Ryan: There isn’t a chunky version, but if the creamy version is successful I’m sure a chunky one will follow, making the peanut butter section at your grocery store even more confusing.

    @Chuck: I’d like to say gravity but that’s probably not right. So I am going to say because the peanut butter doesn’t want it to.

    @Bear Silber: That makes sense and it allows me to be able to lick the bottle top.

    @lex: Mmm…sammiches.

    @brad: Xtremy Dreamy Ice Creamy. Someone invent that.

    @JamieSusan: Too late… πŸ™

    @grinder: Too bad you weren’t also hairy because that would complete the trifecta.

  5. Hmmmm Sounds tasty, I’m wondering why other nut butter company’s don’t follow suit. Should be tasty on a slice with strawberry jam

  6. Most people dump the oil out of the natural peanit butter.
    I like the jif natural penis butter. its penis buttery good

    THAT IS ALL

  7. @Hobo With a Shotgun: If it’s successful I’m sure they will follow.

    @Neil the hammer: I guess choosy penises choose Jif.

    @skibs: Odd for most other review blogs, but normal for us. πŸ™‚

  8. This is a horrible product and the labeling as “natural” is misleading. Yes, molasses and palm oil are natural products, but this isn’t “natural” peanut butter. This is one step removed from regular old Jif. I eat natural peanut and almond butter and they’re great. Yes, you have to mix the oil in. Yes, it helps to put them in the fridge. But they’re healthier and tastier than this processed peanut spread. Plenty of people will see the “NATURAL” label and think it’s somehow better for them than regular Jif. It isn’t.

  9. After I moved to New England I started eating Teddie brand natural peanut butter. It is so delicious, I don’t know why anyone would eat any other kind. The regular (ingrediants: peanuts, sea salt) as the unsalted is a bit bland.

  10. This peanut butter is WAY to sweet. Sugar is the 2nd ingredient and it also has molasses. Do we really need both? At least reduce the sugar if not eliminate it altogether. Then, it would not taste like we’re eating peanut chased with a spoon full of sugar. Do you really want kids eating this stuff with as much sugar as it has? The concept is to teach kids to reduce the sugar intake in their diet, not develop a taste for it.

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