Cuckoo for Coconut Peanut Butter!

As you all know, peanut butter is kind of my thang. Although straight up PB will always be my favorite, I do have a soft spot for “special” peanut butter–as long as it’s free of weird additives and oils. I thought I’d pretty much explored the world of specialty peanut butter–and what a wonderful world it is!–with Peanut Butter & Co., Justin’s Nut Butters, and Naturally Nutty, but I found out I was wrong when Tropical Traditions’ Coconut Peanut Butter walked into my life.

Tropical Traditions provided me with a jar to sample, and I’m so grateful that they did. This product contains just what it should and nothing else: organic dried coconut and organic roasted valencia peanuts. That’s it.

Those two ingredients are all it takes to produce a butter that’s so sinfully salty-sweet, you’ll think you’re eating frosting.

So after eating half of the jar with a spoon over the course of a couple weeks, I started thinking about what foods it would go best with. Turns out, coconut peanut butter can pretty much be put on anything you’d put regular peanut butter on, with similar or better results. :)

Like sweet potatoes:

As you can see, coconut peanut butter is much runnier than regular peanut butter. It takes on that thin meltiness of coconut butter more than it does the thick spreadableness of peanut butter. When cooler than room temperature, it’s solid.

Okay, so this next one’s slightly more decadent than a sweet potato, but hey–those peanut butter Newman O’s were asking for it!

And finally, the ever-versatile oat bran. In this case, sweet potato oat bran, topped with coconut peanut butter, and–get ready–sweet potato coconut paste! The paste was from the care package that Jessie at Vegan Minded exchanged with my mom. I stole it from her, hehe. Thanks Jessie!

As you can see, Tropical Traditions Coconut Peanut Butter is a fantabulous product; whether you’re a PB lover like myself, or just want to add a unique and healthy product to your diet, you should pick up a jar for yourself!

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20 responses to “Cuckoo for Coconut Peanut Butter!

  1. Jessie (Vegan-minded)

    The idea of coconut peanut butter almost seems too good to be true! I am drooling over your beautiful photos. I see you are putting the package to good use!

  2. Coconut peanut butter sounds like my dream food! I'm swooning AND drooling!

  3. The Voracious Vegan

    I don't really like coconut but you've managed to make me want this stuff! What glorious photos!

  4. taleoftwovegans

    Oh my goodness, that sounds absolutely amazing! I am really tempted to try to make something like this myself since I'm sure I won't be able to find it locally.-K

  5. what what! my two favorite things in this world…peanut butter and coconut?!

  6. cookingforaveganlover

    So excited about this product! I actually have a sample on it's way to me right now and will be providing readers with a chance to win their own jar. I'm glad you liked it!

  7. Elizabeth Jarrard

    that sounds verrryyy good!! your photos are making me drool!!!!!!ps did you see the challenge we're doing next week?? you should definitely submit a recipe! http://dontwhitesugarcoatit.blogspot.com/2010/02/super-breakfast-bowl-challenge.html

  8. I can't believe there is such a thing!!! What a wonderful idea. I love peanut butter and I love coconut. I can't even imagine how good this must taste. I hope find this some day!!! It's also great to see it can be used in so many different ways :)

  9. Sounds delicious! I bet my favorite would be "from the spoon," too, but your other options all look great! :)

  10. I've been soo curious about this PB + coconut mashup! I do love Tropical Traditions though, they tend to have the best coconut oil sales… I recently made an "impulse buy" of 3 quarts! It was just such a good deal!

  11. Yum that looks absolutely stunning and delicious and OH…*nom nom nom*

  12. Allison, The Busy (Happy!) Vegan

    This is, straight up, life-changing news. Thanks for posting!

  13. What a cool product! We're becoming huge fans of coconut oil, but I've tried nothing like this, thanks for the review!

  14. Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty

    oooooh i have some in my cupboard and I haven't opened it yet, I think you just decided my breakfast ;)

  15. Wow, coconut peanut butter sounds great. But the photos are awesome! :-)

  16. omg i will not rest until i try this myself.

  17. balancejoyanddelicias

    what camera do you have? how can you make it so blur? I love how it looks!

    • I shoot with a Canon 7D. I only recently upgraded to that from a Canon Rebel XSi (WHAT an upgrade it is!). The strong blur comes more from my lens though–it’s the Canon 50mm f/1.2 L. When I shoot with that lens wide open (at f/1.2ish), the depth of field is extremely narrow, so everything outside of that sliver of focus becomes blurred. Does that make sense?

  18. balancejoyanddelicias

    yes, thank you. I have a Canon 500D which I think it’s equivalent to Rebel Xsi with 35-50mm lens. should I get another lens then?

    • Well, it’s hard for me to just tell you to get another lens–it’s a big decision, and you have to take into account a lot of stuff! I researched online a bunch by reading Amazon reviews and camera/lens reviews I found from Google searching.

      The 50mm f/1.2 is VERY pricey though. It’s an L lens, so that’s Canon’s professional line. I’ve never used it, but I’ve heard the 50mm f/1.4 (which is like a fifth of the price), is a better bang for it’s buck. I just went all the way to the f/1.2 because I do photography on the side for profit!

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