October 18, 2018

Koeze Cream-Nut Peanut Butter

Tastemaker
By Kristi Kates | June 9, 2018

Skippy Peanut Butter has been around since 1932. Jif has been on shelves since 1958. And Planters brought their Mr. Peanut-approved peanut butter to consumers in 2015.

But Koeze Company’s Cream-Nut Peanut Butter is among the oldest brands in the bunch — the company has been making peanut butter since 1925, right here in Michigan.

Using the same recipe they started with in the early ’20s, the company still makes their all-natural peanut butter on a lineup of vintage equipment, slow-roasting the peanuts first before slow-grinding them into peanut butter, only using Virginia-variety peanuts and sea salt, with no additional additives.

Cream-Nut’s sister peanut butter brand, Sweet Ella’s, uses organic Spanish peanuts. Both are a treat for peanut butter fans — perfect for cookie baking, in a smoothie, and, of course, as the better half of that longtime classic, the humble peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Order online and get Koeze’s shipped to you directly from Grand Rapids, starting at $6.49 per jar or $67.88 for a case of 12. koeze.com.

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