I found that the generic brands just don't have the peanutty taste that the major brands do. It may be just my imagination but I usually prefer Jif or Peter Pan.
I've always been a Jif fan. I like the crunchy or the smooth. I think it's the best ! Yes, some taste way better than others !
I prefer Jif crunchy peanut butter :)
Well of course they are both the same ingredient wise, but peanut butter has always been about texture and taste for me.
When I was a child, my dad always ate the creamy style and it was probably 50 years later before it actually dawned on me that "crunchy style" contained chunks of peanuts.
By analogy, I like both mashed potatoes and baked potatoes---but I don't like them mixed together.
So if I want peanuts, I eat the whole nuts. If I want peanut butter, I eat the creamy style.
We do Skippy All Natural creamy in my house. Since my dogs get it from time to time I want to make sure it doesnt' have anything it that can hurt them. There has been a warning circulating that some peanut butter companies are putting xylitol in as a sweetner and it is extremely toxic to dogs.
I don't eat much peanut butter but Jif.
I do not like peanut butter.