We tried 6 brands of Peanut butter this past week:
Great Value - $1.50
Kroger - 1.97
Western Family - $ 1.99
Skippy - $2.68
Peter Pan - had in storage and forgot to check regular price
Jif - 2.74
I didn't pay these prices for all of the peanut butter above. I
buy them on sale and don't pay more than a dollar for a jar. I had 3
different ones in my pantry. I found the prices for two of them when I
did my weekly grocery shopping, but the store I went to didn't carry the
Everyone liked Jif the best. Western Family and
Kroger were split between second and third. Skippy was 4th, Walmart 5th
and Peter Pan 6th. Some of the comments were as follows:
burned flavor for Great Value, Kroger was saltier than the others,
Skippy has less peanut flavor, Peter Pan has less flavor and a bad after
taste. Jif was the creamiest and tasted the best. I don't know if you
can see the picture very well, but the Peter Pan brand was greasier
looking than the others. I almost went and bought several Peter Pan
peanut butters today on sale for 99 cents, and I am glad we did this
test before I did!
Recommendations: I personally
wouldn't pay more than $1 for a jar of peanut butter. When it goes on
sale, buy as much as you would regularly use by the expiration date or
until it goes on sale again. You can match store brand for store brand
at Walmart so even if it Walmart brand doesn't go on sale, you can match
it to get it on sale. My husband and son eat peanut butter in our
household, and they would prefer to have me pay a little extra for Jif.
They are willing to eat the top 4 brands though.
If you are busy or don't want to shop sales, Walmart Great Value peanut butter is the cheapest at the regular price.