Looking for the best peanut butter can be a fun, relatively easy process.

First, know that ​peanut butter is a staple product in most households, as it’s an easy way to add a naturally nutty flavour to toast or sandwiches. A deliciously versatile spread, it also makes a great addition to smoothies and baking. Plus, it’s packed full of protein, fibre, and healthy fats, so its nutritional benefits make it good for you too.

With so many types of peanut butter available to buy from crunchy to smooth, fun flavours and even unique low-calorie peanut powders, you may need some help picking out the best one! So, we’ve prepared a buying guide with all the key information you need to know, as well as a list of the best peanut butter.

TOP 10 Best Peanut Butter in the UK 2021

Here’s a list of the best peanut butter brands we could find on the market in the UK in 2021. We looked for brands that met our criteria of having high peanut content, no added sugar or vegetable oil, and being low in salt.

1. Best Crunchy: Morrisons Peanut Butter Crunchy

A deep golden-brown nut butter with orange and red tones, but a little on the thin side. The natural, nutty-sweet aroma pairs well with the deep roasted notes for slight caramelised nut scent.

With a hint of bitterness and a gentle sweetness this spread impressed, but some found the roasted flavour a little too overpowering and the texture a touch too claggy.

10 Best Peanut Butter in the UK 2021
10 Best Peanut Butter in the UK 2021

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2. Best Smooth: Skippy Smooth Peanut Butter 1.13Kg

Skippy Peanut Butter not only has the creamy, peanutty taste your family will love, it also provides them with a good energy source. Skippy Smooth is made from only the freshest peanuts and is packed with great peanut butter taste. Skippy Peanut Butter is delicious spread straight onto hot toast or mixed with honey or jam for a tasty sandwich treat. Use Skippy as a dip for crudites or fruit pieces for a high energy snack.

10 Best Peanut Butter in the UK 2021
10 Best Peanut Butter in the UK 2021

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3. Best Original: Whole Earth Original Crunchy Peanut Butter

This mixed seed peanut butter by Whole Earth is full of fibre as well as protein. Made with sustainable palm oil and absolutely no added sugar. The authentically nutty, wholesome taste is down to the peanut skin we leave in our Whole Earth original crunchy peanut butter. Whole Earth original crunchy peanut butter made with natural ingredients. Great on toast for a quick and easy breakfast.

10 Best Peanut Butter in the UK 2021
10 Best Peanut Butter in the UK 2021

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4. Best For Simple: Meridian – Peanut Butter Smooth 1 Kg

Meridian Peanut Butter Smooth peanut butters are naturally gluten and dairy free, contain no added sugar or salt and are suitable for vegans and vegetarians. They roast the whole peanut in their natural skins, then grind them down until almost (but not quite) smooth.

10 Best Peanut Butter in the UK 2021
10 Best Peanut Butter in the UK 2021

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5. Best healthy: Biona organic peanut butter smooth unsalted palm oil free

The only ingredients in Biona Organic Peanut Butter are organic peanuts and sea salt, so it has a very simple recipe. The amount of salt is minimal at just 0.6g per 100g of peanut butter, so this is pretty good and will not pose a problem when consumed as part of a healthy and balanced diet.

10 Best Peanut Butter in the UK 2021
10 Best Peanut Butter in the UK 2021

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6. Whole Earth Smooth Peanut Butter

A natural lookinf spread with large diced peanuts to add fantastic crunch and flecks of red skin for an authentic appeal.

A gorgeous smell of both raw and roasted peanuts with an umami taste and slight bitterness, but testers found it a little on the salty side and lacking sweetness for balance.

10 Best Peanut Butter in the UK 2021
10 Best Peanut Butter in the UK 2021

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7. Best Perfect Consistency:Pip & Nut Smooth Peanut Butter

Pip & Nut’s top quality spread is made from naturally sweet Argentinian peanuts and a pinch of sea salt. With absolutely no palm oil or added sugar, it’s good for you and doesn’t cause harm to the environment. Great on pancakes or waffles but it’s probably not for your morning toast. Bonus points for drizzly texture.

10 Best Peanut Butter in the UK 2021
10 Best Peanut Butter in the UK 2021

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8. Best Rich in Vitamin: Proper Nutty Peanut Butter Slightly Salted

Proper Nutty Peanut Butter, made by us with Argentinian nuts and filled into a 1KG Tin, with no plastic packaging. Ground to a “Smunchy” texture,non added sugar or palm oil. Gluten free and suitable for vegans.

10 Best Peanut Butter in the UK 2021
10 Best Peanut Butter in the UK 2021

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9. Best Natural: PBfit Chocolate All-Natural Peanut Butter Powder

Chocolate PBfit is made with 4 simple ingredients that you can pronounce: peanuts, cane sugar, cocoa and kosher salt. With 4g of protein in one serving of PBfit you can get a boost of protein right after your workout. Try adding it to the protein powder you already use or add it to your morning smoothie for a deliciously peanutty protein boost.

10 Best Peanut Butter in the UK 2021
10 Best Peanut Butter in the UK 2021

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10.  Best Vegetarian-friendly: MyProtein Smooth Peanut Butter Natural

MP MAX peanut butter is a great tasting and natural source of healthy protein, carbohydrates and fats made from 100 percent peanuts with nothing else added or taken away. MP MAX peanut butter is also a good source of protein, extremely calorie dense and offers a source of vitamin E and magnesium.

The peanuts used in MP MAX peanut butter are roasted in their natural brown skins before being ground to a delicious texture. Absolutely nothing else is added to the resulting peanut butter, making this a natural and healthy choice free from added salt, sugar and palm oil.

MP MAX peanut butter is ideal to add to shakes, as a spread or cooking agent. Available in crunchy and smooth.

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10 Best Peanut Butter in the UK 2021

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How to Choose a Peanut Butter in the UK – Buying Guide

When deciding which peanut butter to pop into your shopping basket, you should consider nutritional factors like fat and sugar levels, protein content, and added oils. You may also want to think about texture and the size of the container, depending on how many you live with.

Check Fat and Calorie Levels

Most peanut butters are high in healthy, unsaturated fats like oleic acid and linoleic acid. However, some brands do add saturated fats or hydrogenated oils to their products, which you may want to steer clear of if you’re trying to drop a dress size.

Sugar

Checking out the ingredients label to see whether there’s added sugar is another good idea if you’re trying to maintain a healthy diet. Supermarket own brands and those aimed at kids tend to be the main culprits when it comes to this, whereas expensive spreads are more likely to stick to naturally occurring sugars.

10 Best Peanut Butter in the UK 2021
10 Best Peanut Butter in the UK 2021

Add Protein

One of the great things about peanut butter is that it’s protein-rich – you get approximately 4 grams in every spoonful! But of course, not all brands are made equal and some do have a lower protein content due to the addition of other ingredients to bulk out the jar. So make sure to check the label if you want a peanut butter which contains plenty of protein.

Crunchy or Smooth

When it comes to texture, most people have a strong preference for either crunchy or smooth. Kids, especially little ones, can’t get enough of super smooth spread on toast or in their packed lunches. Many people like a spread with a bit more crunch to it though, so they prefer peanut butter with large pieces of nuts.

Summary

Whether you prefer a smooth spread or something with a bit more crunch, we hope you’ve enjoyed browsing our delightful selection of peanut butters. Whichever one you choose, we hope it adds yummy flavour to your everyday meals and provides you with plenty of protein.

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