New “SKAM” Product Soon?  Hormel (Spam) buys Skippy (Peanut Butter)

New “SKAM” Product Soon? Hormel (Spam) buys Skippy (Peanut Butter)

Hormel, a Minnesota based food manufacturer that is best known for its SPAM product is buying the Skippy Brand peanut butter from Unilever for $700 Million.¬†Skippy is the #2 peanut butter brand in America after Jif. Unilever ( a Dutch … Continue reading

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Fooducate’s Great Peanut Butter Scan – Survey Stats

Fooducate’s Great Peanut Butter Scan – Survey Stats

We recently ran a peanut butter scanning contest for users of the Fooducate iPhone and Android app. We asked you to scan your favorite peanut butter for a chance to win a healthy peanut butter¬† from Krema (only one ingredient!). … Continue reading

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Going Nuts for Lower Cholesterol

Going Nuts for Lower Cholesterol

A study published earlier this week in the Archives of Internal Medicine, reaffirmed what many previous researchers have found – consumption of nuts helps reduce bad cholesterol levels in the blood. Though nuts are high calorie foods due to their … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter is Back! But Why the Added Sugar? [Skippy Natural Peanut Butter]

Peanut Butter is Back! But Why the Added Sugar? [Skippy Natural Peanut Butter]

It was a rough start of the year for the peanut butter industry. A major recall, one of the largest in US history, sent sales of all products, even innocent ones, down. But now sales are on the rebound, according … Continue reading

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Unilever Food Conglomerate: We’re Reducing Salt In 22,500 Products

Unilever Food Conglomerate: We’re Reducing Salt In 22,500 Products

Image via Wikipedia Unilever, one of the largest food conglomerates in the world, has recently announced it is adopting a holistic approach to sodium reduction in its global food portfolio. The European based corporation is the owner of famous US … Continue reading

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Seven Delicious Peanut Butter Alternatives

Seven Delicious Peanut Butter Alternatives

Unless you’ve been hiding in a cave since New Year’s, you’ve surely heard of the recent salmonella outbreak linked to peanut butter. In this post: 1. A quick recap of the facts. 2. Seven healthy alternatives, including tahini, almond butter … Continue reading

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10 Peanut Butter Facts

10 Peanut Butter Facts

Image via Wikipedia You’ve probably heard about the most recent Salmonella outbreak. The culprit this time seems to be a batch of infected peanut butter, of all things. In his blog, Bill Marler deduces that the most probable cause is … Continue reading

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Skippy’s “Natural” Peanut Butter

Skippy’s “Natural” Peanut Butter

An interesting post from the Mouse Print blog regarding Skippy’s new Natural Peanut Butter including sugar, salt, and palm oil. What’s new here? the recipe is like regular Skippy: peanuts, sugar, oil, and salt. read more… What you should know: … Continue reading

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