Planters NUT·rition Peanut butter with Energy Mix, Flavor Review

Should Peanut Butter be loaded with flavor? Legally, peanut butter is a food prepared by grinding roasted peanuts and has no more than 10% of the weight of ingredients as seasonings and stabilizing ingredients. The United States goes on to say (21 CFR164.150) that artificial sweeteners, artificial flavors, chemical preservatives and color additives are not suitable for peanut butter. Peanut butter is a nutritious food and it should stay that way. Planters is offering the consumer a little something different: NUT·rition peanut butter with energy mix.  It comes in three flavors: Cinnamon Raisin Granola Nut Berry Nut Banana Granola Nut The NUT·rition line from Planters is a brand that started with nut … [Read more...]

Jif® Chocolate flavored Hazelnut Spread, Flavor Review

Flavor Chemists copy successful food & beverage products on the market. For a budding young Flavor Chemist, this is fun and rewarding. As our career moves forward, we want to improve on successful products. Jif's®Chocolate Flavored Hazelnut Spread is an attempt to improve on the already popular Nutella® Hazelnut Spread with Skim Milk & Cocoa. Improve, because Jif® has natural flavors; as opposed to artificial flavors in Nutella®. We want all natural food products. Jif® Chocolate flavored Hazelnut Spread is a failed flavor matching attempt and pales in comparison to Nutella®. Making artificial flavors into natural flavors can be extremely challenging. Both hazelnut spreads contain similar ingredients: sugar, palm oil, hazelnuts, … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Multi Grain Cheerios Cereal Review

Last Tuesday, January 24th was National Peanut Butter Day.   Peanut butter is comfort food to most Americans and found in 3/4 of our pantries nation wide. We grew up eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, enjoyed it with apples or celery and love it with milk chocolate.  In the United States alone, we consume about 700 million pounds of peanut butter annually. (www. Peanut Butter is known for it's nutrition and inexpensive cost. The largest downfall of peanut butter is that it is an allergen that can be lethal to those who are allergic. In our school district, children eating peanut products at lunch time must sit at a designated table. Shared snacks and lunches brought on school grounds must be peanut free. … [Read more...]