It’s National PB & J Day so let’s get the peanut party started with PB Americano, the most delicious and unique flavored peanut (and almond!) butters made right here in Arizona. With flavors like Dark Chocolate, Cinnamon Honey, Choco Blanco, and Cinnamon Roasted Almond Butter who could resist designer peanut butter that is actually nutritious AND delicious? On a recent visit to the PB Americano headquarters, I not only had the chance to meet Jeff, the self described “head nut” of the operation but I tasted every flavor PB Americano has to offer. My personal favorite is the Choco Blanco with hints of white chocolate but it’s a close call with the cinnamon roasted almond butter that tastes exactly like those warm roasted nuts sold at fairs and outdoor festivals.
The spreads from PB Americano aren’t your traditional sugar laden peanut butters- using natural sweetener substitutes, these little jars are what dreams are made of. Peanut butter dreams that is. Whether you are cruising the farmers markets on the weekend, ordering online by the jar, or you’re a major league baseball player chowing down on one of the PB & J sandwiches made with PB Americano during Spring Training, I’m confident that you will LOVE spreading the love as much as I do.
PB Americano can be purchased online HERE and at the following farmer’s markets in AZ:
So we’ve got the PB in PB & J covered, what about the jelly? My recommendation is the prickly pear cactus jelly from Sphinx Date Co. in Old Town Scottsdale! http://www.sphinxdateranch.com/sphinx-ranch-prickly-pear-jelly
As for bread? I love the bread from Arizona Bread Company! http://www.arizonabreadcompany.com/
The PB Americano Story:
The idea for Peanut Butter Americano (PB Americano) came about while Jeff Malkoon, our Head Nut, was volunteering with TECHO, a non-profit poverty relief agency, in the South American country of Uruguay. Although the peanut was first cultivated in that region over 3,000 years ago, Jeff noticed a bizarre incidence that would in turn inspire the idea for an all-natural peanut butter. Peanuts grew abundantly in Uruguay, yet children and adults preferred to consume spreads such as dulce de leche, which are much sweeter, but lack in nutritional value. Plain peanut butter was simply not tasty enough.
In 2013, a natural peanut butter company with the name Peanut Butter Americano was born in Jeff’s mother’s kitchen after much trial and error, broken equipment, and taste testing. Starting at local farmers markets, we’ve since expanded to represent in over 300 retail locations, including Sprouts, Whole Foods, and specialty grocers. Our product line has grown to include four delightful natural peanut butter flavors and two equally tasty, natural almond butters.
The origins of Peanut Butter Americano were never forgotten. To continue bettering communities both in the US and in countries across the Americas, we created our Fund for the Americas® initiative. To date, Peanut Butter Americano has contributed more than $14,000 towards economic and community development projects in 19 countries.