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Creamy or chunky?

Asked by marinelife (62445points) November 23rd, 2015

I just made the huge shopping mistake of picking up a chunky peanut butter when I was reaching for another jar of creamy.

How does chunky even exist?

Does anyone prefer it? If so, why?

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ragingloli's avatar

I prefer Nutella.

janbb's avatar

I do because I like crunchy nuts.

canidmajor's avatar

Yeah, sorry, @marinelife, I prefer it, too. I like the crunchy aspect.

jaytkay's avatar

It wouldn’t be available if lots of people did not buy it.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

I love crunchy peanut butter, I kinda thought the creamy stuff was mainly for baking.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Chunky / crunchy for me.

Creamy peanut butter is like kissing your sister – may taste OK, but it isn’t ever going to satisfy your needs.

filmfann's avatar

My wife prefers chunky.
I prefer creamy.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Chunky since I was 8 or 9. Use to make peanut butter sandwiches with wild combos while visiting my uncle. Like Onions slices and lettuce on rye; it has to be chunky peanut butter.

Haleth's avatar

The word chunky makes me weirdly nauseous for some reason.

chyna's avatar

I prefer creamy. I won’t even eat chunky.

jca's avatar

I love nuts and will add them to many things. I like things with texture like chunky applesauce. I like chunky peanut butter. I add nuts to yogurt, cookie dough, oatmeal, too many things to name.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

chunky is better

dxs's avatar

Market Basket has extra chunky. I get that. It’s closest to actual peanuts, but still spreadable.

ibstubro's avatar

I prefer creamy, but, once in a while you feel like a nut.
I only buy creamy, but if I got a jar of chunky accidentally? I wouldn’t cry.

Brian1946's avatar

I like pbutt the same way I like women- chunky!

It seems that chunky has more fiber and unlike creamy, it doesn’t stick to the roof of my mouth.

Buttonstc's avatar

How can chunky have more fiber? All peanut butter is made from peanuts. The only difference with chunky is that it spends less time being ground/blended than the creamy. It’s still the same peanuts and they have as much fiber as peanuts have (regardless of what form they’re found in)

But I prefer creamy and preferably made without added salt or sugar as so many brands do nowadays.

There are still a few places where they’ll grind it for you on the spot. Or if you have a Vitamix, you can do your own.

Kardamom's avatar

I love the chunky peanut butter better, because it’s got crunchy nuts. I am one of those people who adds nuts to all sorts of things, including salad (which is fairly common) and quesadillas (which is not).

stanleybmanly's avatar

Of course there are people who prefer it. There always have been. This is why the 2 varieties have been around forever. I suspect the majority of us prefer whichever of the 2 appeared in the household when we were growing up, I’m happy with either, but given the choice will grab the chunky.

rojo's avatar

I usually have both in the house and make my choice on a whim while looking into the pantry.

Sometimes you just like it a little rougher.

jca's avatar

@Buttonstc: Probably because even if you chew the nuts up really well, they’re still “bulky” in your gut, as opposed to creamy and fluid.

marinelife's avatar

@filmfann So does one of you have to suffer or do you keep jars of both?

@most OK, OK, so there is a place in the universe for chunky, just not in my gullet.

longgone's avatar

I like both. With jam, I prefer creamy, but when I eat it with Nutella or on its own, I like the one with texture.

I love the crunchiness of Ovomaltine Crunchy Cream. Best chocolate spread ever.

ibstubro's avatar

Easy solution to your problem, @marinelife.

stanleybmanly's avatar

I’ve developed a liking for Trader Joe’s chunky almond butter on toasted English muffins. Jam or marmalade on top and it’s perfection!

marinelife's avatar

@stanleybmanly I like Trader Joe’s almond butter too, but no surprise, I prefer creamy.

Coloma's avatar

I love the chunky style with celery! Yummy!

jca's avatar

Good research, @ibstubro. I knew I liked the chunky for a reason!

Buttonstc's avatar


How interesting ! Thanks for the info.

ibstubro's avatar

Enquiring minds, and all.

Kardamom's avatar

If you guys ever want to try something a little more decadent, give this Barney Butter a try. It’s almond butter with cocoa and coconut. One of the best things I’ve ever tasted. It might be a little weird with jelly, but it’s great on Triscuits.

filmfann's avatar

@marinelife We keep jars of each.

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Buttonstc's avatar
Here’s the “butter” I like most. And I would eat it in either creamy or crunchy :)

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