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Thursday 30 September, 02004

Food review

by Tim @ 9:41 pm

If you haven’t yet discovered it, Delish is the latest brand of peanut butter on our supermarket shelves. I saw it in Pak ‘n Save the other day for the first time. Being a huge peanut butter fan, I was eager to try this new conglomeration of sqaushed peanuts in a pot. So I did, and here’s what I think…

The first thing that struck me as I removed the lid was the seal that had to be removed before I could reach the peanutty goodness. “Aha, a sign of freshness”, I thought. A good start. But then I inserted my knife. And by ‘inserted’ I don’t mean ‘easily slid’, I mean ‘shoved’. Delish peanut butter is incredibly dry to the touch, unlike the perennial favourite, Eta. Spreading that is like a hot knife through butter. Once you get Delish on your bread, however, you immediately forgive its lack of moisture. It’s well worth the effort. The initial, and cliched, peanut flavour is followed by a heavenly after taste. It’s like the makers of Delish have literally covered your tongue in peanuts, dispatched a myriad of sugar fairies to shower your taste buds with their sweet sweet ammunition, and washed it all down with a river of honey. I think I’m in love.

16 responses to “Food review”

  1. “unlike the perennial favourite, Eta” ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

    Speak for yourself, buster. ‘Best Foods Crunchy’ is, and always will be, the brand to beat. I will nonetheless try Delish out, but with a degree more skepticism than you had. Eta. pff!

  2. Tim says:

    Hey, I’m the food critic. That means I can say what I want. I actualy failed to mention Kraft which is also right up there.

  3. aaron says:

    peanuts are the devil

    and all derivatives thereof his evil demons

  4. David says:

    it’s aaron’s 30th soon, how about we all buy him some peanuts. Maybe that will teach him not to judge.

  5. ru says:

    The tin foil seal above the penutty goodness is your guarantee that no one/two has tampered with your about to be(hopefully)taste sensation.Such is the world we live in we must be sheltered from evil do-ers and this results in seconds delay to the enevitable knifing out of peanut butterish concoction.BUT MATTHEW was it fresh I mean really fresh ? or did it just gunk up your tongue and make you gag whilst hoping the phone didn,t ring cause your mouth was cemented shut and saliva free.
    Now have you thought about the fact that the event was in fact illusory,yes the astro-physicist Prof.Archie Roy writes of this in his “A Sense of Something Strange”
    In other words seeing is not believing.Ponder that ! Did you actually pick up that bottle of Peanut butter and was everything after your imagined event just that Imagination.e could hypothesize that you were in another reality.

  6. By Matthew of course you mean Tim, ru.

  7. Tim says:

    It was me that posted that. And quite frankly, I don’t care if it wasn’t fresh. Perhaps peanut butter is like whisky and men, and gets better with age.

  8. ru says:

    The question of authorship has no bearing on the freshness or not of the peannut butter.Freshness is a determining factor in the quality of taste.Blue Vein Peannut Butter now there is an idea.You also ommitted to mention smell also of importance.Get your act together TIM is this a food review or NOT

  9. david says:

    Aaron, you won’t get better with age if our ‘peanut birthday plan’ works.
    beware old man.

  10. According to, it takes almost 850 peanuts to make an 18 oz jar of peanut butter. Today, almost 90 million jars are sold annually. That’s almost 3 jars every second. Therefore, in your lifetime Aaron some 2,010,420,000,000 peanuts have selflessly sacrificed themselves for you and your peers’ taste satisfaction. You too Daddy David.

    It’s bad enough that you’re both old men, let alone serial peanut killers.

  11. k says:

    just like most things peanut butter should come sans sugar

  12. Tim says:

    Oh, and something all you hippy readers will love, it is also GM free!!! Yay!!!

  13. Ness says:

    I too am in looovvvvve with the Delish Peanut butter! Unfortunately my Pak n Save in Albany Auckland no longer stock it, and I have been advised that Foodstuffs no longer stocks it, do you have any idea where I can get some, or more so, who makes it so I can contact them!???????? Cheers

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