Dateline: 2 July 2013
Marlene has been using our Champion juicer to make peanut butter. We've owned the machine for 19 years and she has used it to juice a LOT of fruits and vegetables in that time. It has also been used to process tomatoes when canning tomato juice and soup. But making our own peanut butter is something we've never done before.
We bought a 30-pound box of "Roasted Blanched Splits- #1R" from Dutch Valley Foods, through a local co-op. The peanuts were "Packed by Hampton Farms in Edenton, North Carolina." It cost us $32 for 30 pounds of peanuts. They are not certified organic peanuts. A 30-pound box of organic peanuts would have cost $108.
The texture of the homemade peanut butter is creamy with a very fine "crunch." The flavor is excellent. No salt. Nothing but peanuts. Everyone in this family is in agreement that it is remarkably good peanut butter.