Not Your Everyday Skippy Peanut Butter

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  1. Peter Kline

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    You Get What You Pay for: Peanut Butter With a Pedigree
    By HENRY FOUNTAIN
    New York Times

    Tokyo has its Kobe beef, at $1,000 a pound. Paris has its $100-an-ounce white truffles. But for true decadence, you have to go to Gaithersburg, Md., and the headquarters of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. There you'll find what has to be the world's most expensive peanut butter. A small six-ounce jar of the stuff costs more than $140 ($375 per pound).

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    isnt peanut butter all really the same. there are only two categories... creamy and chunky... beyond that, i have no reason to ever spend over two dollars on my peanut butter
     
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    Peanut butter is not all the same. Some formulas have less fat, added salt, emulsifiers, etc. The article in question explains why this particular jar is more expensive.

    Personally, I like Goobers peanut butter and grape jelly on plain saltine crackers.
     
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    Nice... I'm going to start asking for a NIST traceability certificate with my peanut butter [​IMG]
     

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