Monkey Butter (Aka. The BEST Peanut Butter) Haul
I seem to be sharing my love for Monkey Butter to everyone I know the past little while, raving about how amazing it is. Having picked up a few new jars at the Craftadian Spring Market in Hamilton last weekend, I figured I would share my love with the rest of you.
Monkey Butter is a line of gourmet peanut butter blends, all made in small batches using only quality ingredients. They originated in East Vancouver and have since moved their commercial kitchen to Toronto. I recently learned that they can be found at Cake and Loaf Bakery in Hamilton, and in several stores in “The Six”. Personally, I’ve been following the company to local handmade markets to stock up on their yummy peanut butters.
Seriously guys…they’re SOOOO GOOD!
I’ve tried quite a few flavours and White Chocolate Raspberry is my FAVOURITE!!! I’ve gone through (read: licked clean) a couple of jars already and make sure to pick up a new one any time Monkey Butter is at a craft show nearby. It tastes absolutely amazing in oatmeal, adding a special sweetness to a breakfast that is known for being quite bland. Plus, the packaging is adorable!
They also have feature flavours at different times of the year. I’m a sucker for the unconventional combinations. This time I picked up Munchies which is a perfect name as it contains potato chips, pretzels and m&m’s (aka. all the junk foods mixed into a ‘healthy’ peanut butter). It’s sure to satisfy all the sweet and salty cravings. I also grabbed a jar of White Chocolate Cheezy, which is exactly what the name says…white chocolate and cheezies blended with peanuts to create a unique but surprisingly delicious salty and sweet spread.
Spicy or Sweet
The last time I stocked up on Monkey Butter, I also grabbed a Mexican Hot Chocolate, which unfortunately is no longer available. But who knows, maybe it will come back as a feature flavour another time. In addition, I’ve tried the Dark Chocolate Cherry, which is very good as well. It’s loaded with dried unsweetened BC cherries and is high in anti-oxidants.
What do you think about some of these wild flavours? Would you try them?