REVIEW: Skippy Natural Peanut Butter Spread with Dark Chocolate

Skippy Natural Peanut Butter Spread with Dark Chocolate

Are you allergic to peanuts? Are you also allergic to chocolate? If so, I regret to inform you that Skippy has just released a new product that you won’t be able to eat. It’s the new Skippy Natural Peanut Butter Spread with Dark Chocolate! (Aren’t you excited, Mr. Allergies?)

Actually, I wish I was a bit more excited myself. In all honesty, the peanut butter and chocolate combination has been done countless times in the past, and I just don’t see a reason to go nuts (get it?) over a new peanut butter chocolate combination spread.

Skippy better blow my mind with this one. Truthfully, I’m expecting this to taste like a spreadable Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. (My PB & Choc standards are set high, I know.)

Opening up the jar, we find a dark, creamy substance reminiscent in color of Ferrero’s Nutella, though not quite as dark. In fact, the label even informs me that this peanut butter contains sixty percent less sugar than Nutella. (Could it be anywhere as addictive as Nutella, though? Does it contain sixty percent less crystal meth?)

Before I even had the chance to slather my upper lip in peanut butter like some peanut-crazed version of Clarice Starling during the autopsy scene of The Silence of the Lambs, I noticed the strong scent of this Skippy peanut butter. Wow, it smells exactly like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. Surprising, right?

First, I tasted the peanut butter straight, digging out of the jar using only a spoon. When eaten alone, the peanut butter tastes remarkably similar to Reese’s Pieces and less like a Reese’s Cup. The chocolate and peanut butter flavors mix together into a thick, creamy, and tasty spread.

Skippy Natural Peanut Butter Spread with Dark Chocolate Topless

Next, I decided to dip anything I could find into the peanut butter. Cookies. Cakes. Fruits. Small animals. Homeless people. You name it, I dipped it. (I must say, dipping a homeless person into the peanut butter was a bit difficult. I only managed to fit Stinky Greg’s hand inside of the jar before he shanked me.)

Most of what I dipped (aside from Stinky Greg) tasted great along with the peanut butter. At first, the chocolate taste shines through and really complements the peanut butter. Because it’s a bit less thick compared to Nutella, it also spreads pretty well.

Skippy Natural Peanut Butter Spread with Dark Chocolate on Waffles

Unfortunately, as I ate more and more of this peanut butter, it seemed to lose its chocolatey taste, and the peanut flavor of the spread became most prevalent in each bite. For this reason, I found the prolonged taste to be disappointing. Furthermore, I failed to notice that this peanut butter is mixed with dark chocolate and not regular milk chocolate. Dark chocolate has a distinct sort of cocoa sweetness, which was definitely unidentifiable in this peanut butter spread. I can’t really say that Skippy has impressed me with this one.

Skippy Natural Peanut Butter Spread with Dark Chocolate provides a pleasant chocolate and peanut butter taste, but its chocolate flavor slowly becomes masked the more it is eaten. Although the spread is enjoyable, I find it largely unmemorable. I recommend Skippy Natural Peanut Butter Spread with Dark Chocolate to hardcore fans of the peanut and chocolate combination who might be able to overlook its flaws.

Just don’t try dipping any homeless people into it.

(Nutrition Facts – 2 Tbsp – 200 calories, 130 calories from fat, 14 grams of total fat, 3.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 120 milligrams of sodium, 12 grams of total carbohydrates, 2 grams of dietary fiber, 8 grams of sugars, and 6 grams of protein.)

Item: Skippy Natural Peanut Butter Spread with Dark Chocolate
Purchased Price: $3.04
Size: 15 oz.
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: Pleasant mixture of peanut and chocolate flavors. Tastes similar to Reese’s Pieces. Impersonating characters from The Silence of the Lambs.
Cons:Seems to lose chocolate flavor as more is eaten. Chocolate doesn’t taste like dark chocolate. Being shanked by Stinky Greg.

13 thoughts on “REVIEW: Skippy Natural Peanut Butter Spread with Dark Chocolate

  1. I have to say my thoughts mirror this review. I enjoyed the stuff, but I keep tasting the peanut butter more than the chocolate. Enjoyable and tasty, but not worth a frequent purchase.

  2. I found this item in a Target in Chicago… Lets just say that I should have purchased 2.. ( Who Knew)… I liked it so much better than Nutella, and my bagels love it 2… i found myself, just getting a spoon and snacking away…

  3. To be honest, I’m not sure I could ever taste the chocolate. After first trying it with a couple chocolate chip cookies (something I do with Nutella), it just seemed like I spread regular peanut butter onto it. I’m actually thinking I could make a PB&J sandwich with this stuff and not really tell the difference.

    This is especially disappointing due to the fact that I picked this up on a whim over Nutella, in which I was originally planning.

    1. I must agree with those who found this product disappointing. I guess what I like about Nutella is mainly all the sugar and chocolate flavor. Maybe Skippy should play around with 50% instead of 60% sugar and it would taste better. All I taste is peanuts and salt, way too healthy for me!

      I was thoroughly unhappy with choosing this spread over Nutella and will go back to the former, wish I could take this jar back! What a waste.

  4. I am not a Skippy fan AT ALL, but I have really enjoyed this product and have not found that the chocolate taste fades in the slightest. However, that could be due to the fact that a little of this goes a long way to satisfying the craving (e.g., one slice of bread folded over with this inside is fine instead of a whole sandwich). It goes really well with animal crackers! I really don’t think I could ask any more of Skippy/Unilever on this one.

  5. this is the best!!! I have been eating this every morning on waffles since I discovered it and now my grandkids and kids love it too. I have tried other brands and they were good but,skippy is the best to me

  6. Tried this first by just dipping pretzel sticks in the jar. Good but was even better when I melted it and drizzled it on pancakes……So Good! That’s when the whole peanut butter cup taste came out. I want to try this on ice cream next. The whole family loved this and we would buy it again.

  7. Sorry – just found the item at Walmart – and it’s pretty bland. No chocolate taste, more of a whiff of a smell to stimulate taste. Doesn’t even have the deep nutty flavor of roasted peanuts. Not going to buy again.

  8. It;s wonderful for those of us allergic to milk. The reviewer was right that it has less sugar, but that’s all she was right about. ALL of the other brands mentioned contain milk. I just want to find out where to get it.

  9. Oh, it does taste good when mixed in a protein shake, so there are some uses for it, it just doesn’t taste all that wonderful right out of the jar on a spoon like Nutella does. It’s not all bad!

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