PEANUT butter may soon overtake jam as our top breakfast spread, with sales up a fifth in the last year.
There is a vast array of PB choice out there, but at The Sun all we care about is what they taste like on toast.
Giulia Crouch marks them out of ten and lists the price of each jar and its percentage of peanuts
Here Giulia Crouch samples different types, from budget brands to luxury ones, marks them out of ten and lists the price of each jar and its percentage of peanuts.
£1.45, 340g, 90%
I usually prefer crunchy but this smooth offering is great, with an ideal balance of salt and sweet.
The texture is creamy instead of sticky.
ESSENTIAL WAITROSE CRUNCHY
£1.40, 340g, 95%
Cheap and cheerful, it is a good alternative to pricier brand names.
It’s moreish with a hint of salt – but I found it slightly over-sweet.
Not bad, but not standout.
ASDA CRUNCHY WHOLENUT
£1.19, 340g, 97%
Yes, it has bigs chunks of nut but it is far too salty – so the end result is a spread that’s pretty unpleasant to eat.
The texture is gritty and thick and it gets stuck in your teeth.
£1.60, 340g, 95%
Pale looking and so, so sweet.
I’m sure it’s to some people’s taste but it’s definitely not for me.
Considering it contains 95% peanuts, you can’t especially taste them.
PIP & NUT CRUNCHY MAPLE
£2.25, 225g, 87.8%
Peanut and maple are a match made in heaven – and could get addictive.
Great on pancakes or waffles but it’s probably not for your morning toast.
Bonus points for drizzly texture.
£1.50, 280g, 100%
This is Tesco’s attempt at a “healthy” peanut butter and it suffers for it.
It’s very pale in colour and desperately lacking salt.
The flavour isn’t unpleasant but it’s very underwhelming.
MANILIFE DEEP ROAST CRUNCHY
£5.25, 295g, 99.1%
This little-known Argentinian spread is deeply savoury and properly nutty.
But you’d expect it to be good at that hefty price.
LIDL MISTER CHOC CRUNCHY PEANUT
99p, 340g, 95%
This traditional-style peanut butter really nails it.
It’s not too sweet, not too salty and has quite a refined texture for a “crunchy” product.
And is so cheap.
WHOLE EARTH CRUNCHY
£3, 340g, 97%
You have to really chew your way through this one, which is not a good thing.
It’s extremely sticky and far too salty.
Not one for any inexperienced peanut butter eaters.
£2.50, 510g, 89%
One of those that is so wrong, it’s right.
It’s a bit like eating pure butter, with just a hint of peanut flavour, but it’s hard not to like nonetheless.
Very sugary, but who cares when it tastes this good.
£2.50, 340g, 96%
Creamy and sweet, this peanut butter has a compact texture – with a good distribution of large chunks throughout.
It’s not very grown-up but kids will lap it up.
MERIDIAN DRY ROASTED
£2.89, 280g, 95%
Bitter and strange.
It’s made from dry-roasted peanuts, and you can really taste it.
The flavour isn’t well balanced and the texture is more like a paste than a butter.