I remember the first time I ate peanut butter on toast for breakfast. It was a revolution. Filling, comforting, and so darn easy, PB toast has become one of my go-to breakfasts during the week. In fact, I find great pleasure in using my toast canvas to try out all sorts of new nut butter options I find in the bread aisle. That's why spotting these two new additions from Jif was so exciting. Something new for my toast topping addiction!
Before I took these new Jif Flavored Spreads in Cinnamon and Maple home, however, I had to let the Cooking Light tasting team give them a try. They're new enough to the supermarket (released earlier this month at a suggested retail price of $2.99) that no one had seen them or even tried them on their own yet. It's hard to disappoint us when it comes to nut butter because we all know how versatile they can be for meals, snacks, smoothie stir-ins, and everything in between. But here's what our staff had to say about these new flavored spreads:
Cinnamon "Tastes very much like Cinnamon Toast Crunch--in a good way" "Not bad at all. I agree with the CTC cereal flavor. I could see myself eating it with an apple." "Way too sweet--Yikes!" (This spread has 6g of sugar, double the traditional creamy Jif PB, and the second ingredient is sugar.) "Would be great as an alternative to Nutella on toast, but definitely not with jelly."
Maple "Strong maple flavor, tastes like syrup and pancakes." "Maybe a little too sweet, but the flavor is delish!" "I wouldn't pick this up over plain peanut butter, but it could be fun in different recipes."
Try them and let us know what you think! In the meantime, keep up your snacking game with some of our favorite options from our Taste Test Awards.
Nutrition Cinnamon: 2 tbsp has 190 calories, 15g fat, 3g sat fat, 60mg sodium, 11g carb, 2g fiber, 6g sugar, and 7g protein Maple: 2 tbsp has 190 calories, 15g fat, 3g sat fat, 60mg sodium, 11g carb, 2g fiber, 6g sugar, and 7g protein
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