Just when you thought there was nothing about a jar of peanut butter that could be improved, Andy Scherer of Southern California has invented the peanut butter pump.
Raising three children as a single dad, Scherer remembers the challenges of getting kids ready, lunches made and out the door every day. “When my kids were younger, I thought ‘Wouldn’t it be great if there was pump to make their peanut butter sandwiches easier and faster?’” Scherer is a self-proclaimed tinkerer and kept a running list of inventions he wanted to work on when he retired from his financial services career. The extra time came around more quickly when he was unexpectantly laid off. But he jumped right into pursuing the item at the top of his inventions list: the peanut butter pump.
Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street? Perhaps not. But a peanut farmer in south Georgia can tell you how Sesame Street got to her farm. The children’s television series recently visited peanut country to show kids where one of their favorite foods comes from. In the process of filming, it became an educational experience unto itself that brought the industry together and showed that Sesame Street still has the power to bring joy and inspiration to people of all ages.
The latest and greatest in today’s next big food trends were unveiled at the 2019 Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. More than 80,000 specialty foods & beverages were on display to be discovered by food retail buyers and food professionals. The National Peanut Board joined over 1,400 exhibitors to promote new products and showcase the power of the peanut.
The food landscape is changing faster than ever. No longer do we want foods that simply fill our stomachs, we want to choose foods that help change the world, that foster social causes or give back to the environment, and more.
Several peanut and peanut butter companies reflect this larger, broader role food has taken on in recent years, while still making sure peanut products are both delicious and nutritious. Here’s a look at three companies taking on causes that are making real changes in our world.
Made using real peanuts, Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey is as crazy as it sounds. It’s the answer of “why not” when someone asks, “why?” With its surprising sweetness, smooth finish, and obvious peanut butter flavor, this American whiskey proudly bucks convention as the black sheep of the whiskey aisle. We sat down with Brittany Yeng, co-founder of Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey, to find out how her husband’s obsession with peanut butter led to the first-ever peanut butter whiskey, and how it’s turning skeptics into converts and welcoming those who go against the norm.
Whether you’re hosting a party or entertaining for friends, the food you serve should be a memorable part of the event. Passed hors d’oeuvre are a little passé. Why not get your guests involved in a more interactive and inspiring way to nosh? Try a do-it-yourself peanut butter sandwich bar to enliven your soiree.
Let’s talk about it. We all know them. The peanut obsessives in our lives who plow through a bag of peanuts at the ballpark before the second inning. The ones who don’t even bother with bread or an apple and just get their peanut butter fix with a jar and a spoon. While it might seem obvious that they’ll appreciate a gift of peanuts or peanut butter, why not give them something that fits their niche but adds a wonderful twist?
Nutrition studies are published constantly. Whether you’re a health pro or a health-minded consumer (or both!), sometimes it’s hard to navigate the world of nutrition research. One of our industry partners, The Peanut Institute (TPI) just launched a brand-new research data-base to help clear up the confusion when it comes to peanut nutrition research.
Weird food combinations are known to lead to debate among people who either love or hate the unique combos. Whether it’s peanut butter and pickles or pineapple on pizza, people are passionate about pairings and quick to share their feelings and taste preferences.
The most recent combination that has divided the nation’s peanut butter lovers is without a doubt the peanut butter and mayonnaise sandwich.
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