Ohio’s Own: Peanut Butter & Jenny
At last! The Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter has arrived.
It’s shocking, honestly, that something like this hasn’t happened earlier. Surely, peanut butter n’ pumpkin spice is a more harmonious combo than something like Pumpkin Spice Pringles or Kale Chips.
And who would have created all this magic here for us? Peanut Butter & Jenny, a peanut butter business run by two sisters and based right here in Columbus, Ohio.
Jenny’s Peanut Butter actually comes in several flavors. You can get straight Peanut Butter & Jenny, which is a roasted peanut blend amped up only with sea salt. You can get the Bear Hug, which blends the peanut butter with cinnamon and honey. Or you can go all in on the Pumpkin Spice. There’s no pumpkin in the mix, but the peanut butter itself hosts the spice elements: cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves . . . and maple syrup for sweetness.
But the favorite jar so far is the White Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter. At room temperature, it’s not as thick as cheapo peanut butter; and its creamy, soft texture makes it feel like perhaps it’s something that should be eaten directly with a spoon. No problem: Can do. Each luxe spoonful is populated with a sea of teeny crunchy chunks of pretzel floating around in the sweet blend.
On reflection, it would seem a terrible waste to dilute the peanut butter as a sandwich spread, but perhaps something on the lines of graham cracker would partner well. Or a banana: that works, too.
While there are no preservatives added to the mix, each jar is good for six months at room temperature and a year in the fridge (it won’t last that long). The product line is gourmet, so the 16oz jars run well into the double digits, price-wise. You can find Peanut Butter & Jenny’s products at The Butcher and Grocer, The Brass Hand, Giant Eagle on Sawmill, Weiland’s, and online at peanutbutterandjenny.co.