Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Thursday, September 13, 2007

What Do the Dogs Think?

As reported in Newsday magazine, eleven school age kids were asked which brand of peanut butter they preferred and Skippy took 1st place. The selection included 16 peanut butters, five national brands plus store brands from Trader Joe's and Whole Foods. Most kids have a decided preference for either creamy or crunchy, so separate tastings were held for each style.

In both categories, Skippy took first place, followed closely by Peter Pan and then Jif. With the exception of Skippy Natural, regular peanut butters bested the natural brands. According to the Newsday article, Jif is the nation's best-selling peanut butter; Skippy and Peter Pan round out the top three.

For the taste test, the peanut butters were spread thickly onto slices of white bread which were then cut into smaller pieces. Tasters were asked to rate the peanut butters - "yuck!" to "yum!"

Here are the results in order of preference:


Skippy Natural Creamy

Skippy Creamy

Peter Pan Creamy

Jif Creamy

Trader Joe's Natural Creamy

Smucker's Natural Creamy

365 (Whole Foods)

All-Natural Creamy

Trader Joe's Organic Creamy

Crunchy (tie)

Skippy Natural Super Chunk and Peter Pan Crunchy

So, since we dogs are connoiseurs of peanut butter -- although rarely a "yuck!" can be heard -- do we want to bark in with our favorites?

Jake and Just Harry


Gus said...

I like the crunchy stuff better than the smooth stuff, but the smooth stuff is better for pills, cause then you can find them easier and spit them out.

Brands....Hmmm...muzzer goes some strange place and has it ground up fresh, but I had a taste of Skippy once, and it was delish.

Jake of Florida said...

We like the smooth 'cause occasionally we get a few actual peanuts for a treat Mom says we don't seem to digest them though - they reappear "in the wash," if you know what we mean.

Fresh ground, huh? I wonder where we can find that.


Asta said...

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Molly the Airedale said...

We love the creamy best! Right now Skippy's Honey Roasted is in the pantry! Mom loves Peter Pan! Can you tell we're not really that fussy! We're just huge peanut butter fans!

Love ya lots,
Maggie & Mitch

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

J1 likes Skippy best but you can't always get it over here. Pawsonally, I'm not fussed as I love ALL brands of PnB. J x

Ruby Bleu said...

Hey Boyz...
I'm an au natural only gets me the 'grind it yourself brand'. But if I had to pick regular brands it would be Skippy!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Simba and Jazzi said...

I never knew there were so many different makes of peanut butter. Its taken months for me to get one jar. It was crunchy, I'm sure there were pills hidden in it.

Simba xx

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

We liked the regular Skippy...then Mumsie just HAD to go out and buy the low fat for out Kongs...she said it's not as smeary....harumph...

Stanley said...

Hey, guys!

This is serious & weighty stuff here. I will pretty much eat whatever peanut butter is on my girl's outstretched finger, but I believe she is a chunky fan, whatever natural brand is on sale.

Sorry. I'm sooooo easy when it comes to peanut butter.

Goob love,

Jake of Florida said...

It's kinda' like we suspected: no "yucks" from any dog when it comes to peanut butter!!!

We're going to see about some of that Skippy Natural, though.

Jake and JH

Koobuss said...

I like Jif Creamy. Of course, that's the only kind my mom gives me. Maybe she likes it, too.