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June 11, 2008

P.B. Loco- Peanut Butter with Flair


Almost a year ago I did a nice review of P.B. Loco's "Adult Flavored" peanut butter. Go ahead, read it. I'll wait. When they asked me if I wanted to try out some of their new flavors I jumped on it. The ones we tried before were so fantastic!


I gathered up a group of my friends and as we all sat around eating chocolate fondue one evening we clanked our spoons together and decided to try two new P.B. Loco flavors, Caramel Chunk and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Here's what we found.


P.B. Loco's Caramel Chunk ($6.95 for 16 ounces) is a mixture of rich, creamy peanut butter combined with chunks of decadent caramel swirled in. This is a great combination! Who doesn't crave both these items at some point? The premium peanut butter that P.B. Loco is known for is right here. The caramel chunks too, yet somehow there is a distinct aftertaste that clouded our love for this flavor. I think if mixed with something else or applied to fruit, bread or a graham cracker it would be masked but eaten alone we were a bit taken aback.
The Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ($6.95) fared a bit better. Upon opening the jar you could immediately smell the sweet combination of cookie dough, chocolate and peanut butter. Our mouths watered. We dug in and found that while there is a fair amount of chocolate to peanut butter to cookie dough ratio there was still a rather odd aftertaste. Again, applied to something or pared with another food it might be OK, but as a stand alone treat I would not suggest it. I thought perhaps it was my pregnancy altered taste buds working on both of these concoctions but my friends agreed. There is a very sweet aftertaste that alters the true flavor of these great combos.
I have to say that I was a bit disappointed with these two flavor combinations. All the other peanut butters I have tried with friends and family have been raving successes. It was surprising to find less than greatness with these latest two. I won't count P.B. Loco out though. They are serious about customer feedback and will work this out. The other flavors are great for cooking and the recipes they have online work well. Asian Curry for chicken satay anyone? That gets mad props still! So do the other sweet and salty mixes, even as stand alone treats. I would give P.B. Loco a fare chance and try for yourself and see.
GIVEAWAY
I am giving away TWO JARS to one lucky Peanut Butter lovin' winner chosen at random. Your choice of flavors. Contest is open until Saturday, June 14. Email me your flavor selections in the comment section with your email info and you are set!
CONGRATULATIONS to Cindi for winning this giveaway!!!







99 comments:

Tiffany said...

Ooh! If I get selected, I'd choose PB with Caramel Chunk and PB with Jungle Banana. These would be GREAT to play around with in a baking challenge I have later this month. I do believe you have my e-mail already so I won't leave it for the spam bots :-)

Jess said...

I just found your blog through Caitlin and love it. Reading it (and archives) has gotten me through the last couple of miserably hot days at work! Oh, and now I really want to eat some peanut butter. This review made me hungry...aftertaste and all.

If I win, I'd choose the flavors reviewed previously: Dark Chocolate Duo and Raspberry White Chocolate. However, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough still sounds intriguing. My email address is: jessicareedbradley@yahoo.com

Stacey Moore said...

caramel chunk sounds yummy :0
thanks!
moore.g at insideconnect.net

hazel said...

I think I'd want to try their Peanut Butter with Creamy White Chocolate because it sounds le awesome.
mitanari@yahoo.com

hazel said...

I think I'd want to try their Peanut Butter with Creamy White Chocolate because it sounds le awesome.
mitanari@yahoo.com

tAnYeTTa said...

The chocolate chip cookie dough please!

jceko77 said...

CoCo banana and choc chip cookie dough
jceko77@yahoo.com

anne s. said...

pb with white choc and cookie dough-yummy!
annjsav at gmail dot com

PinkDawn said...

I would definitely want to try a the Coco Banana and the Dark Chocolate Duo. I might share these with the kids. ;)

These would be great to blog about as lunch box must haves for back to school. So, if I won, I'd eat mine...then blog about it! LOL

Betsy said...

I am a pb lover! The Peanut Butter with Dark Chocolate Duo sounds awesome. The coco banana one sounds good too!

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PS said...

I like the Raspberry White Chocolate sounds good, but so does the cookie dough! I love anything cookie dough!

michelle said...

My daughter is the one in our family who adores peanut butter, so I let her choose what flavours she thought she would like best. Her selections were the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough one and the Sumatra Cinnamon and Raisin kind.

Thanks so much for hosting a giveaway.

michelle at northofthe49 dot com

EJW said...

I'd like to try the classic crunch and the aisan spice.

Mommy's Milk said...

I think that I would love the pb with caramel chunk, and with jungle banana.

nbrake(at)drexelmed(dot)edu

Jamie said...

Ths is so funny because as I read this I am sitting here devouring my breakfast...Peanut Butter toast with PB Loco's Raspberry White Chocolate! Soooo yummy.

I have also tried the Choc. Chip Cookie dough and agree with your review. Something about the aftertaste. My husband wasn't a fan, either...

But the Raspberry White Chocolate is A-MA-ZING. That is what I would want if I won.

CJW's folks said...

Caramel chunk & Raspberry White Chocolate. YUMMMMY!!!

Anonymous said...

Cocoa banana and Raspberry White Chocolate peanut butters sound devine!

Shannon
completelyme at gmaildotcom

Beki said...

I'd love to try the CoCo Banana and Dark Chocolate Duo. Yummy!!!

Betty N said...

My husband is such a peanut butter lover! I'm sure he would love to try some of these. I'd pick the Peanut butter with dark chocolate duo and the Raspberry White Chocolate. Yum!

Denise said...

Chocolate chip cookie dough and jungle banana for me! They all sound wonderful.

Genevieve P said...

I'd pick Dark Chocolate Duo and European Café Mocha. Yum!

Staci said...

I would love to try the Dark Chocolate Duo and the Raspberry Dark Chocolate. What can I say, I m a huge fan of dark chocolate.

Sundi said...

Oh, the Peanut Butter with CoCoBanana sounds totally heavenly to me! And I would also love to try the Peanut Butter with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough -- yum!

mama c said...

Teh Caramel Chunk and the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, of course!!!!!!

They sound so YUMMY!!!!!

Karin said...

Coco Banana and Peanut Butter with Raspberry White Chocolate --sound very yummy!

Bree said...

I would choose the Peanut Butter with Chocolate-Chip Cookie Dough and the
Peanut Butter with CoCoBanana ! Yum!

Eloise said...

Oh my goodeness this is definitely my contest! I love peanut butter and these concoctions sound way too yummy! If I win I would choose the Peanut Butter with Creamy White Chocolate and the Peanut Butter with Caramel Chunk. That Peanut Butter with the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough sounds really good too! Thanks for such a different and great giveaway!

furygirl3132@comcast.net

-tnchick- said...

This makes me hungry!! Peanut Butter with Caramel Chunk and Click for details... Peanut Butter with Chocolate-Chip Cookie Dough - sounds heavenly!

samsakara said...

They all look so yummy! The Raspberry Dark Chocolate and The Dark Chocolate duo looks so good!

samsakara@twcny.rr.com

Alice H said...

The PB with raspberry dark chocolate and raspberry white chocolate sound amazing! (afdr3d@umkc.edu)

Trisha said...

Oh wow, I'm salivating over the Jungle Banana and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.

naghma said...

if i win, i would choose the Peanut Butter with Dark Chocolate Duo--2 jars of it. thanks!
lesnoces(at)hotmail.com

gkstratos said...

I love the sound of PB w/Jungle Banana. PB w/Sun-Ripened Apricot is a close 2nd. Thanks!
gkstratos @yahoo.com

Lo said...

ooooooh. Dark Chocolate Duo and Sun-Ripened Apricot. And I'm drooling all over the keyboard now.

Jenna Z said...

Wow, what an awesome giveaway! I would love to try the Sumatra Cinnamon and Raisin and CoCo Banan! Yum!

Aubrey said...

I'd like to try the Dark Chocolate & the Sun-Dried Tomato!
byubabe14 at yahoo dot com

carolyn said...

The Raspberry Dark Chocolate just sounds heavenly. cbdileo@rock.com

M's Mommy said...

I would like to try the PB with Dark Chocolate and the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Yum!
crt4book[at]yahoo[dot]com

Andrea V said...

This sounds so good. I would love to try the Peanut Butter with Raspberry White Chocolate or dark chocolate.
vickers at comcast dot net

mom2boys said...

Ohh...I would love to try the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and the
Rasberry white chocolate. They both sound mouthwatering. Thanks for the great contest!

hottmomma_03@yahoo.com

CrystalGB said...

I would choose CoCo Banana and Caramel Chunk.

MaryBeth said...

I would love to try the cocoa banana and the Raspberry White chocolate! all these flavors sound good!

jassmg2024 said...

The raspberry, white chocolate sounds divine!

kaylee8 said...

Love the white chocolate flavored!

Kimberly said...

The dark chocolate and Jungle banana sound AWESOME!!!! Who would have thought that you could make gourmet peanut butter in many awesome flavors. This is truly unique!

Kimberly
HunnyV "at" Optonline "dot" net

Anne said...

We are just finishing a jar of "Peanut Butter with European Cafe Mocha" and before that had "Peanut Butter with Raspberry Dark Chocolate"! Both great flavors. But, hey, if I win, I'd like to try something new ... so I say "Peanut Butter with Dark Chocolate Duo" and "Peanut Butter with Asian Curry Spice".

seeryusfam@msn.com said...

I'd love to try the CoCo Banana and the Raspberry Dark Chocolate. Total Yum!

I heart peanut butter.

seeryusfam@msn.com

Connie said...

I'd love to try the Raspberry White Chocolate and regular creamy! mostadcj at gmail dot com

Emilie said...

Raspberry White Chocolate and Coco Banana sound fun to try! Thanks for the giveaway! epianfett at gmail(dot)com

Mary512 said...

I would love a jar of Peanut Butter with Jungle Banana and a jar of peanut butter with raspberry white chocolate. Great giveaway, thanks!

CanCan said...

I want to try Peanut Butter with Sun-Ripened Apricot and Dark Chocolate Duo...although I think I would like the Curry one as well.

onlycancan at hotmail dot com

celticbikerbabe said...

My flavor choices would be: Peanut Butter with European Cafe Mocha, and Peanut Butter with Chocolate-Chip Cookie Dough. Thanks!

forex said...

count me in

judybrittle said...

they all sound sooo good. i'll have my peanut butter with chocolate white or dark.

momof4girls said...

I have never seen these before! I would love to try the caramel chunk and/or the white chocolate flavors. What a great idea!

The Mama Hood said...

Peanut Butter with CoCoBanana and Peanut Butter with European Cafe Mocha, sound so good right now!

Thanks!

kenzkween at hotmail dot com

Katie said...

Yummy. I would like to try PB with caramel chunck and PB with CoCoBanana. mmm good.
katie_mmartin at yahoo dot com

jenstill said...

chocolate chip cookie dough and the banana one sound the best to me, though it was hard to choose! stilljen@comcast.net

Cuddle Cottage said...

I'm thinking these flavors sound rather yummy: PB with Jungle Banana and PB with Sun-Ripened Apricot.
bsabel(at)hotmail(dot)com

lindsey said...

oh how I love peanut butter! I think I would try the Peanut Butter with Dark Chocolate Duo and the chocolate chip cookie dough. It sounds good, I would like to give it a shot.

chickpeas_tatertots [@] mac.com

cebelamour said...

Ooooohhhhh the joys of a piece of toast with Cocobanana paired with a delicately sliced apple topped with smooth and creamy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough... Please let my mornings be delightful!

cebelamour@hotmail.com

calgirl said...

I would like to try Peanut Butter with Raspberry White Chocolate

Kristie said...

I'd like to try the Peanut Butter with Dark Chocolate Duo and Peanut Butter with Chocolate-Chip Cookie Dough-they sound delicious!

yyeres said...

i would love to try Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Caramel Chunk. thanks for the contest

jul2212002 said...

Yum! I love the peanut butter with razberry white chocolate and the cookie dough.

Jen said...

This would be my first venture into the PB Loco world, so I think I'd start kind of tame: Classic Creamy and PB with Dark Chocolate Duo. Maybe later I'd get brave enough to try the Sun Dried Tomato!

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pootieposh said...

The cocoa banana and the chocolate chip cookie dough sound so good.

windycindy said...

Hi, I love their site and their peanut butter! The 'Chocolate Chip" and "Caramel Chunk" peanut butters sound decadent. Please put my name in your wonderful drawing. I appreciate
it! Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

melonkelli said...

Peanut Butter with European Cafe Mocha and the Dark Chocolate Duo. Yum.

Naomi said...

CoCo Banana and Sundried Tomato... although the ones you reviewed sound amazing, too...

my email is on my sidebar.

Jocelyn said...

Oh - PB with CoCo Banana and PB with European Cafe Mocha. Thanks for the giveaway! I would LOVE to try one of these - they sounds so interesting!

jocelyn dot compton at gmail dot com

Denise said...

peanut butter & dark chocolate...my 2 favorite things! yummy!!

Reiza said...

Peanut Butter with Dark Chocolate is my top choice.

Some of those options turn my stomach, though and I'm not at all a picky eater.

Samantha P said...

the Peanut Butter with Sun-Dried Tomato sounds great~

camper223 said...

Boy what a hard choice as I'm a peanut butter lover.

Peanut Butter with Chocolate-Chip Cookie Dough
because my kids love chocolate chip cookie dough and you know I could not get away without letting them have a lick or too.
I'd like to try, Peanut Butter with Raspberry White Chocolate.
Thank you for giving me a chance to try some adult peanut butter.

melissad.williams said...

I would choose peanut butter with Asian curry space and peanut butter with Sumatra cinnamon and raisin.

Heather said...

My faves? Oh, dear. How about Peanut Butter with Caramel Chunk and Peanut Butter with Chocolate-Chip Cookie Dough? Of course, I want to try them all...but I'm a sissy. :-)

elena said...

I love peanut butter!

Brooke said...

European Cafe Mocha and Caramel Chunk! But I would try them all!

Alexia said...

I would love to try Peanut Butter with Dark Chocolate Duo and Peanut Butter with Sun-Dried Tomato!

Alexia (at) voyager (dot) net

Megret said...

PB with Asian Curry Spice (sounds interesting; I think we'd like it), and PB with Dark Chocolate Duo. Mmm!
Thanks!
Megret
meg.wilson@gmail.com

JenO said...

Jungle Banana for me, and Cookie Dough for the hubby!

dani said...

I would love Chocolate cookie dough and the white chocolate. I love the idea of chocolate and peanut butter.

klp1965 said...

choc chip cookie dough..mmmmmmmmmmm :)

Stacy said...

tje cookie dough and the dark chocolate sound divine.

Feed the Moose said...

I would go for the white chocolate, and then the dark chocolate!

misty said...

I'd love to try the Chocolate Duo and the Caramel Chunk. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

planetmisty@gmail[dot]com

skipthelaundry said...

Classic crunch, jungle banana, raspberry dark chocolate, but really all of them!

Natalie said...

chocolate chip cookie dough, dark chocolate...wow...yum!

scblog at hotmail dot com

michelle said...

Peanut butter with dark chocolate and pb with coco banana! Yummo

Anonymous said...

Caramel chunk sound sooooooooo good
darijavan@hotmail.com

jfg06001 said...

I would love to try rasberry white chocolate and chocolate chip cookie dough! Mmmmm.

Heather said...

They all sound good, I'd pick Dark Chocolate Duo & Choc chip cookie dough!

Jen said...

I would choose the PB with banana and the cookie dough. I'm really interested in what these taste like. Never thought of PB as anything other than, well, PB.

Jennifer

ingmankidsmom AT gmail.com

lace said...

Oh my! I've been dying to try these Peanut butters.

It's hard to just pick 2 but I think I would like

Peanut Butter with Sumatra Cinnamon and Raisin

Peanut Butter with European Cafe Mocha

girlof80s said...

My flavor selection would have to be the Peanut Butter with CoCoBanana. It sounds absolutely delicious and I wish I had some now. This is a great giveaway and I really hope I win especially since I love peabut butter so much. Thanks.

grams said...

These sound great. I'd try the Peanut Butter with Creamy White Chocolate and the Peanut Butter with European Cafe Mocha

Rockin' Mama said...

All I have to say is YUM!

Chocolate-Chip Cookie Dough and European Cafe Mocha!

jasonncaryn at yahoo dot com

Milk Mama said...

chocolate chip cookie dough and carmel chunk! *drool* Count me in!