This spread is so naturally sweet and creamy, your kids may start clamoring for CB & J. A little pricey, but worth every penny. (Made in a peanut-free facility.)
To buy: $11.10 for 8 ounces, at natural-food stores.
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Best Almond Butter
Barney Bare Smooth
This silky winner has a secret: Unlike the competition, it’s made from almonds that have been stripped of their bitter skins, ensuring a pure nutty flavor and a velvety texture. (Made in a peanut-free facility.)
To buy: $9 for 16 ounces, at supermarkets.
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Best Chunky Peanut Butter
365 Everyday Value Crunchy
Too many chunky varieties are gritty or grainy, but not this salty-sweet standout: Every spoonful is packed with large bits of delicious roasted nuts. Tip: Stir natural peanut butter once before refrigerating and it shouldn’t separate later.
To buy: $3.20 for 18 ounces, Whole Foods Market.
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Best Sweetened Peanut Butter
Skippy Natural Creamy
It’s a miracle: This crowd-pleasing pick tastes just like conventional peanut butter but has none of the added trans fats. Bonus: no pool of oil at the top of the jar.