No added brain cells

As I’m such a label freak (as in reading them, not wearing designer ones),  here’s what I spotted on my jar of Whole Earth Crunchy Original peanut butter with no added sugar

Whole Earth Crunchy Original Peanut Butter with no added sugar

Ok, so they have to have the allergy warnings re peanuts (although possibly slightly unnecessary on a jar of peanut butter), but may also contain nuts?  May?  Peanuts are what, peas?

Jars of peanut butter containing peanuts: 1
Jars of peanut butter that may contain nuts: 1
Manufacturers who think their customers are really stupid: 1


  • Ah. Peanuts are fruit, not nuts. They resemble nuts in their woody nature and that’s about it.
    Still, at least it was crunchy peanut butter.
    And if this comment frustrates people, tough. I’m correct. It’s just something I know, like bananas not being fruit.
    Unless it frustrates you, in which case sorry, I take it all back and i’m wrong.
    But i’m not.

  • Now you’ve made me look stupid in front of all the internet people.


  • Wait, bananas aren’t fruit?

  • They’ll be telling me that tomatoes aren’t vegetable next…

  • Peas and peanuts are both legumes.

    A banana is a sterile fruit (the little black flecks are the vestiges of seeds). However the misconception about bananas is that they come from a tree. They don’t , it is a herbacious plant (the stem does not contain woody material).

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  • But what about the nut allergy thing? I, like you JogBlog, thought they were nuts too! Being a mum with a young ‘un, I am having to be all conscious of things with nuts in and people go on about peanuts ‘being the worst’. Oh, I don’t know, it’s all too confusing.

  • From wikipedia –

    Peanut allergy is a type of food allergy, distinct from nut allergies. It is a hypersensitivity to dietary substances from peanuts causing an overreaction of the immune system which may lead to severe physical symptoms for millions of people. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America estimates that peanut allergy is the most common cause of food-related death. Prevalence among adults and children is similar — around 1% — but at least one study shows it to be on the rise in children. 25% of children with a peanut allergy outgrow it. It is usually treated with an exclusion diet and vigilant avoidance of foods that may be contaminated with whole peanuts or peanut particles and/or oils. The most severe peanut allergies can result in anaphylaxis, an emergency situation requiring immediate attention and treatment with epinephrine.

  • irunbecauseilovefood

    This has been a revelation to me too, as I always thought peanuts were nuts. If they are really peas, they should be called nutpeas.

    Anyway, my advice is to ditch the Whole Earth nutpea butter and go for Skippy. It’s the best nutpea butter in the world.

  • Skippy nutpea butter? Where do I get it from?

  • irunbecauseilovefood

    Ah, well you can buy it in the odd supermarket in little jars (super crunch is best) – but I buy it in massive jars from Costco and eat it with a tablespoon. Yum.

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