January 25, 2011

Spread

Kevin gave me something for Christmas this year that I absolutely loved.

Gourmet Peanut Butter Spread

He got me a really fun collection of peanut butter spreads in some seriously intriguing flavor combinations.

Gourmet Peanut Butter Spread

They’re from Spread, a restaurant in San Diego that uses all locally grown, organic ingredients. I was so enamored with these extraordinary flavors that I had to stop by the restaurant in person while we were out in San Diego.

And I couldn’t leave without a few more jars.

Gourmet Peanut Butter Spread

They have flavors like Blonde, which is white chocolate and peanut butter blended with their own house-made chocolate peanut butter cups.

Gourmet Peanut Butter Spread

Tastes just like a peanut butter cup! Love this one.

Gourmet Peanut Butter Spread

And butterscotch peanut butter, which knocked my socks off. It’s sweet and peanut buttery and completely delicious. It’s my favorite for a good old fashioned peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Gourmet Peanut Butter Spread

They have cinnamon peanut butter, which smells like heaven when you open it.

Gourmet Peanut Butter Spread

This is the Ode to Elvis peanut butter spread. Can you guess what’s in it?

Gourmet Peanut Butter Spread

It’s peanut butter and banana of course, but it’s also got just a taste of honey and.. are you ready for this? Organic soy bacon bits.

What a surprise when I tasted it! LOVED the salty, crunchy bacon bits. They are such a fun addition to this peanut butter spread.

Gourmet Peanut Butter Spread

This is Rose Salted Basil peanut butter. Oh my gosh. This one is incredible. Incredible. It’s basil. It’s peanut butter. It’s got organic dried rose petals in it. It’s fantastic. Love this on a Ritz cracker.

Gourmet Peanut Butter Spread

Oh boy. This is the one you’ve been waiting for. White Chocolate Pretzel peanut butter.

Gourmet Peanut Butter Spread

I attempted to maintain a semblance of dignity by spreading this on a Ritz cracker before consuming.

But I quickly gave up. This one’s best enjoyed straight out of the jar. It’s the only way to do it.

Gourmet Peanut Butter Spread

They even have just regular peanut butter. Super smooth and silky gourmet peanut butter.

Gourmet Peanut Butter Spread

They all taste like peanut butter.

Gourmet Peanut Butter Spread

The all have the wonderful, stick-to-the-roof-of-your-mouth quality of peanut butter.

Gourmet Peanut Butter Spread

And they’re all incredibly delicious.

Gourmet Peanut Butter Spread

Remember what I said about the butterscotch peanut butter?

Gourmet Peanut Butter Spread

Perfection.

Here’s a link to Spread. where you can check out all these flavors and more in their online store. I’ve got my eye on their new Cookies ‘n Cream spread. They even have peanut butter spreads for pups!

Spread, the Restaurant



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58 Comments






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Lauren January 25, 2011 at 2:07 am

Oh my! They all look and sound incredible!

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Heather @ Sweet Sins 2 Share January 25, 2011 at 2:53 am

This is crazy!! Who knew they had so many flavor of peanut butter… I didn’t! But I wish that had been my Christmas gift because I think testing all of them would be too much fun!!

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Paulette January 25, 2011 at 5:36 am

Wow I am amazed at all the flavors. My favorite would be Ode to Elvis, my husbands all of them. Paulette

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Jessica @ How Sweet January 25, 2011 at 5:53 am

Oh my gosh! I LOVE Spread! I have been ordering from them since 2007! I absolutely adore their stuff and am so thrilled someone else has found it! I am a nutbutter freak. I love the rose salted basil in stir fries and with veggies!

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may January 25, 2011 at 6:11 am

These would b great if blended with buttercream for an awesome cake frosting, or used for peanut butter ice cream….yum, yum!

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Heather (Heather's Dish) January 25, 2011 at 6:54 am

lately i’ve been dreaming of a good peanut butter and jelly sandwich…i can’t even imagine how amazing it would be with the blond spread!

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Kathy Martin January 25, 2011 at 6:58 am

For heaven’s sake! More temptations! I’m drooling on my iPad! ;)

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Christine January 25, 2011 at 6:59 am

These look amazing! I bet your sweet puppies were beside themselves smelling all these open jars!
Christine
greatoakcircle.com

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Lisa Marie January 25, 2011 at 7:04 am

Wow, ordering some of these today!

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Tara January 25, 2011 at 7:21 am

Oh me oh my!! These look simply divine!! I can’t resist peanut butter and am already imaging a couple of these warmed up and drizzled over ice cream. Heaven!!

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Estela @ Weekly Bite January 25, 2011 at 7:24 am

I’ve never seen this before! Now I wish I hadn’t because now I have to buy some ;)

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Lori @ RecipeGirl January 25, 2011 at 7:41 am

I’ll bring you that Cookies and Cream one when I see you in Atlanta :)

Some of these sound entirely strange, but it’s definitely worth a stop-by to their store to do some investigating!

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Maria Ortiz-Cintron January 25, 2011 at 7:43 am

What an AWESOME post! Thanks for sharing….these peanut butter spreads are amazing, I am looking forward to giving them a try. Love your blog, my 14 year old daughter and I are big fans, I catch her reading it all the time.

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Kristen@PrettySweet January 25, 2011 at 7:43 am

I really want to sample all of these, too! The rose salted basil one is the most intriguing to me, though. I love anything with basil, but I can’t quite imagine what this would taste like…!

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Tina Mac January 25, 2011 at 7:48 am

Amanda, these are some very interesting peanut butter flavors. I’m not to sure about the peanut butter and basil. That one I may have to pass on. I have a question. I first came across your blog because of your scrapbook room mainly the paper storage. I notice you don’t blog at all about scrapbooking except for fonts. Do you still do any scrapbooking. Just curious. Thanks, Tina

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Nicole January 25, 2011 at 8:34 am

Hi Amanda!

My boyfriend and I have an addiction to peanut butter and banana, too! Here is an absolute must have recipe for peanut butter banana bread.

http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Peanut-Butter-Banana-Bread-2

I made this for Christmas this year and it didn’t last but 10 minutes.

ENJOY :)

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Rita Fuja January 25, 2011 at 9:21 am

Hi Amanda,

I have followed your blog for a little while and have an e-mail subscription. I have a q1uestion for you regarding your e-mail feed. I searched through your blog tutorials but could find the answer to my question so thought I’d post it here. I totally understand if you can’t respond but just thought I’d try. :-) I have a blog that I keep mostly for my family that lives away. I have an e-mail subscription so my family can sign up and get updates when I post them. I’d love to have a link at the bottom of the e-mail they get that takes them to the comments section so they can easily leave comments. I notice you have it on your e-mail feed so I’m hoping you can give me some guidance on how to set it up. I am pretty clueless regarding blog design but I can follow directions pretty well! :-) Thanks for any help you can give me!

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Brandy January 25, 2011 at 9:34 am

Those look so good & would make a wonderful gift! I’m going to look them up!

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kelley @ the eclectic owl January 25, 2011 at 9:44 am

Oh. My. Yum. These look incredible! And what a nice gift from the hubby! I think the white chocolate pretzel peanut butter sounds amazing! I’ll have to remember to order that one! :)

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Sharon T. January 25, 2011 at 9:46 am

Wow! Those sound wonderful. I love peanut butter so much!
Great photographs!

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Leslie January 25, 2011 at 9:47 am

Just placed my order. Can’t wait to try them all. They also have a puppy set for dogs that I just had to get my little mutts.

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Connie Lynn January 25, 2011 at 9:51 am

OMG – stop it – I can’t bear it! Those spreads are the most incredible things I have ever seen. How brilliant someone thought to make them. What a great gift!

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Laura January 25, 2011 at 9:52 am

I had no idea my favorite food group could come in so many different shades! (Yes, I believe pb is a class of it’s own, I absolutely love it!) Thanks for sharing. I think these would make great ‘thinking of you gifts’ for your fellow peanut butter lover in your life.

Laura’s Last Post: Preventing your life from looking like a country song

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Kim January 25, 2011 at 10:02 am

Those are some really different flavors but they all sound fantastic!

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Cathy January 25, 2011 at 11:05 am

Kind of makes me want to lick the screen!

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Barb Killen January 25, 2011 at 11:30 am

Oh my gosh. Just made an account with Spread, The Restaurant, and ordered 5 for starters. I’m thinking I will do Valentine goodies for my kids from here. I’ll have to hide our order when it comes though as my husband will eat them all in one day! LOVE getting your emails with so many great ideas :)

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Cary January 25, 2011 at 11:31 am

Amanda, I don’t know how you stay soooooo thin! I manage to gain weight just by reading your blog and devouring the wonderful pictures!

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Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic January 25, 2011 at 12:09 pm

These all sound SO tasty! I am sure you are happy that the “kids” got their own peanut butter stash for Christmas as well – now you don’t have to worry about sharing this goodness with them!

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Marywithgarden January 25, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Reminds me of the flavors of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams in Columbus, Ohio. She is also good at pairing herbal with traditional ice cream flavors. I love her wild berry lavender and queen city cayenne. I think I would like to try the almond blends from Spread, but I have a daughter-in-law that would love the peanut butter blends and the immense variety. Thank you for the tip!

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Natalie Pozniak January 25, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Those look incredible! I will have to check out the website…

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Ann January 25, 2011 at 3:26 pm

I’m betting you won’t be sharing these with Howie & Miley!

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Emily L. January 25, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Oh man my mouth is watering! You have no idea how bad I want to run over there and buy them out!! ha

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sinika January 25, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Oh. My. Yum!!! These will have to be tried! The funny thing is, I didn’t love peanut butter as a kid but the older I get, the more I love it!

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Debi January 25, 2011 at 4:44 pm

Oh NO….this one could be deadly for me… I LOVE peanut butter… Guess I’d better go check out that website NOW!!

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Marie January 25, 2011 at 7:01 pm

I am sitting here looking at the many pictures of Spread. And just smiling to myself. I love that you take delight in such things.

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Lisa Coalwell January 25, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Those SPREADS look delicious! They would go SO well with my new-found love for creating unbelievable PBJs: flavored creamed honey. Our local beekeeping place, Copoco’s (stands for Colorado Pollination Company), offers blueberry, raspberry, cinnamon and many more flavors ~ including CHOCOLATE ~ that smooth on like peanut butter, and make the creamiest, most mouth-watering PBJs ever! Even better, the honey NEVER crystalizes!

Here’s the link (ignore all the misspellings on the page ~ they do honey, not words!): http://copocoshoney.com/oscommerce2/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_23&products_id=30

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Amanda B January 25, 2011 at 8:24 pm

AHHHmazing. Holy cow, you have a good man. Just think of all the things you could bake after adding that deliciousness. I’m intrigued by the elvis pb…hmmmm.

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carolanne carter January 25, 2011 at 9:36 pm

I bet you licked every spoon!

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Laurie Foster January 25, 2011 at 10:34 pm

It all looks so scruptious!!! Love anything peanut butter! It is beyond me how you don’t weigh 500 lbs with all the eatin goin on!

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Sarah January 25, 2011 at 11:09 pm

Those look incredible!!! I want some!

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Sarah@Craft Carzed Super Mum January 26, 2011 at 12:01 am

I Am nominating you for the Versatile bloggers award. Details are on my blog http://www.craftcrazedsupermum.com/?p=413 :)

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Mrs. Cummings Rx January 26, 2011 at 12:38 am

As I finish my nightly dessert of a spoonful of peanut butter with chocolate chips, I am drooling at this post!! So many peanut butters….so little time :) Good husband!

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Sara E January 26, 2011 at 12:45 am

ok.so.very.yum!

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David Willis January 26, 2011 at 6:27 am

Amazing. Never been so hungry for peanut butter before…never would have thought about putting bacon bits in peanut butter, but it looks good too.

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Nancy January 26, 2011 at 6:54 am

I wish I could smell it thru my computer screen! They all look wonderful & even better since they use organic ingredients!

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clare January 26, 2011 at 2:48 pm

I wish I liked Peanut Butter :-(

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Suzanne W January 26, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Wow! Who would have thought about all that variety in a peanut spread! And organic to boot! Yum, now I’m hungry again!

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Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking January 26, 2011 at 4:56 pm

These are incredible looking.I am not sure which ones I would choose first! Thanks for the link to their store. When we are in San Diego we will definitely have to stop by there.

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jenn w January 26, 2011 at 5:40 pm

oh my goodness, i WANT the white choc pretzel one and the cinnamon one!! they sound DElicious.
this would be a great giveaway for you blog hinthint;)

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Erin January 26, 2011 at 6:34 pm

These sound amazing! I had a serious love affair with peanut butter until I was recently diagnosed with a nut allergy. Seriously? Ugh! I hope those who can enjoy do!

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Melissa January 26, 2011 at 10:53 pm

Seriously….rose salted basil peanut butter!!! I can’t stop thinking about how yummy that would be….maybe even as the base for a peanut sauce over pasta …. I am a new reader to your blog and you got me at peanut butter :)

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Tootsie January 27, 2011 at 12:11 am

Hummm…I about live on peanut butter…mother hubbards cuboard is getting bear…this would be a wounderful change….

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Debi January 27, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Okay Amanda, I just ordered 3 jars…. can’t wait to get them.. I’ll let ya know how I like it.. (like there’s any doubt – ha ha) I ordered the Butterscotch Toffee, Dark Chocolate Infused with Pretzels Peanut Spread and the Milk Chocolate Peanut Spread…. OH MY – I just can NOT wait… Thanks a bunch!!!!!

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Jessica Dudley January 29, 2011 at 10:12 am

If I remember correctly I think Tyler Florence talked about this on an episode of The Best Thing I Ever Ate…

What a GREAT gift!!!

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Sharon January 30, 2011 at 9:31 am

I saw a thing about them on Food Network as well. The owners seems like funny people and they showed how the peanut butter cup one was made. Looks amazing!

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lynn @ the actor's diet August 10, 2011 at 5:11 pm

i just sampled twenty of their flavors at their new popup shop in los angeles. AMAZING STUFF!

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jim September 19, 2011 at 10:53 pm

how can i purchase your spreads i love peanut butter

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