You'll Regret Eating Justin's Peanut Butter. Here's Why

If you're a fan of flavored nut butters, there's a good chance you've tried at least one of Justin's. Justin's currently makes 11 different variations of nut butters, including coconut almond butter, honey peanut butter, and maple cashew butter and sells them in individual serving sachets as well as full jars (via Justin's). Some of them are just excellent, like the Maple Almond Butter, which Justin admits is his own personal favorite. However, their classic peanut butter leaves a lot to be desired. 

According to the "values" section of their website, Justin's products "are made with common sense and the highest quality" and carefully chosen "all-natural ingredients." With such an obvious passion for all things nut butter and a written guarantee of high-quality, natural ingredients, it's hard to believe this brand could miss the mark on classic peanut butter. But somehow they did, and it's all because of the texture. 

Where Justin's peanut butter always falls short

While the taste of Justin's peanut butter is pretty good, the texture is thin and runny, no matter how much you mix it up in the jar. Might this be because of the limited ingredients? Unlike their flavored nut butters – some of which contain powdered sugar, for example – Justin's peanut butter is made from only dry roasted peanuts and palm oil (via The Daily Meal). The palm oil is included to help with separation in the jar (via Justin's FAQ's), but it's apparently not enough to create the smooth, creamy texture we all desire. For that, we'd presumably turn to the brand's "one-of-a-kind grind" method, which is what they call their unique nut grinding process. Unfortunately, all it seems to do is make the peanuts into a thin, slimy, paste and, sadly, the brand's honey peanut butter is no better. In fact, it's just as runny but a whole lot stickier thanks to the addition of honey to the mixture.

You can feel good about the organic nuts, the sustainably sourced palm oil, and the recycled packaging when you buy Justin's nut butters, but if you're looking for taste and texture, you might want to try Adams brand (sorry, Justin!) for natural peanut butter or just pick up a jar of Jif or Skippy. After all, life is too short for subpar peanut butter.