Why Do Americans Love Peanut Butter?

Why Do Americans Love Peanut Butter?

Are you wondering why Americans love peanut butter? After all, when we think of America, we think of the American flag, the Statue of Liberty, the land of the free and the home of…peanut butter!

Peanut butter is as American as Ballpark hotdogs, apple pie, and classic Coca-Cola.

First introduced at the 1904 St. Louis World Fair, Americans have loved peanut butter ever since. Peanut butter was a vital source of protein for American soldiers in both World Wars. Early on it was used as a satisfying source of nutrition for America’s elderly population. But, American kids loved it, too! After all, didn’t we all grow up eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (well, almost all of us)?!

Since most of the world’s peanuts are grown right here in the U.S., it is no wonder that this roasted little nut blended its way into our hearts. Even President Jimmy Carter was raised on a peanut farm!

Although peanut butter is as American as red, white and blue, there has been a shift in the peanut butter world. Peanuts now compete with almonds, cashews, hazelnuts and seeds as other nut and seed butter combinations emerge. They are really only copying what the peanut started, but they will never steal the spotlight.

If you admit to being a true lover of peanut butter, you are not alone.

If you hide your peanut butter jar so nobody else can eat it, you are still not alone.

Us peanut butter lovers are out there saluting that tasty little nut while savoring its flavor. On a spoon or on a sandwich, it doesn’t matter—we love peanut butter! So, the real reason why Americans love peanut butter is simple. Peanut butter is deliciously AWESOME!

Today, there are even better options on the market.  If you are a foodie and/or a health nut be sure to look for non-GMO gourmet peanut butters.  There are healthy alternatives to the big brand that are loaded with preservatives and ingredients you can’t pronounce.

And we might be a bit biased, but we think Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter is the the best! Lot’s of people on Amazon agree!

5 Reasons Why You’ll Love Our Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters

5 Reasons Why You’ll Love Our Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters

Fall in LOVE with Betsy’s Best

It is truly love at first bite as you dip into your first experience of Betsy’s Best.  The taste and texture are like no others.  And as you lick your spoon your mind is already spinning around the thought of the next experience…and the next….and the next.  We always like to say “your first experience won’t be your last,” and you will be forever a fan of Betsy’s Best.  That is why we say our butters are “Food to Fall For” because it feels good to fall in love with something so healthy and delicious!!!

Through the years we have heard many testimonials of what people love about our butters.  Our founder and creator, Betsy Opyt RD, LD/N, CDE, put pen to paper to distinguish what she loves most about her gourmet butters and why she fell in love and is happy to “spread” the joy to others!  Here is what she has to say:

5 Reasons To Love Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut And Seed Butters

#1 Better Flavor, Better Ingredients, Better Nut Butters!  Sure there are a lot of nut butters on the market, but why be the same?  My goal is to make something better!  After all it has to be good enough to serve to my family….and I want it to be good enough to serve to yours. That is why every jar is loaded with superfood ingredients and it is why we are GOURMET!

#2 Integrity– I hold a high standard for anything I create.  I use a clear label on my jars to prove that there is nothing to hide.  There is a transparency in my company, and I have pride not only in what I have developed, but also in what the brand stands for.

#3 Innovation– I want people to think outside the box when it comes to my gourmet nut and seed butters.  Sure they can be used as a spread, but there are so many other applications for this unique butter!  It can be used to enhance any recipe…in fact I have over 200 recipes with nut butters on my website that you can check out for inspiration!

#4 Eating Shouldn’t Be Boring–  I don’t like boring….nor do I like boring foods.  I have always been the queen of creativity, especially having a mom who is an artist.  I lucked out with the creativity gene but my art is food!

#5 For the LOVE of Good Food!  As a dietitian I love to see people invest in their health.  I witnesses the food industry disguising and hiding unhealthy food ingredients that make healthy eating confusing.  I am tired of the food industry using cheap ingredients to make a healthier bottom line.  I fight for quality, and that is why we are “gourmet” and the flavors are so pronounced in my line of butters.  I try to stay as true to nature as possible and refuse to add anything that will cheapen my products.  I want the consumer to be as proud of what they are eating as I am of producing a “good for you food.”

May your Betsy’s Best experience be one to remember and enjoy every bite knowing your butters were made with love!

Healthy Regards,


10 Reasons People LOVE Betsy’s Best

10 Reasons People LOVE Betsy’s Best

People who are fans of Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters tell us it is “Love at First Bite” and “Best is in the name for a reason.”  So what are the top 10 reasons we hear as to why Betsy’s Best is loved and considered “the Best?” If you’ve tried Betsy’s Best did your reason for loving it make our list?

BTW, if you haven’t tried Betsy’s Best yet, give it a go. You’ll probably be asking, “Why did I wait so long to try these nut and seed butters? Best is in the name for a reason. It really is love at first bite!”

Here are the top ten reasons for all the love: 

  1. The taste and texture are standouts!  Chia seeds offer a nice crunch and the cinnamon or cardamom offer sweet and savory flavors that tantalize the taste buds.
  2. Betsy’s Best Nut and Seed butters are NOT boring! The bold flavors are fun and sophisticated and truly one of a kind.
  3. Betsy’s Best is fun to cook with and is a versatile ingredient in its own right. It can be used as a spread or a special ingredient added to any dish from smoothies, to cookies, and even healthy dinner entrées.
  4. It is a great source of nutrition loaded with all-natural superfoods with each serving providing a healthy dose of protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
  5. With varieties made from peanuts, tree nuts, or seeds those with allergies can enjoy Betsy’s Best. Allergic to peanuts, give the Seed Butter a try. Allergic to almonds, give the Peanut Butter a try.
  6. Kid friendly, our nut and seed butters keep kids happy while keeping them healthy. Don’t believe it? Have your kid try some apple slices with a smear of Betsy’s Best. Kid tested….Mother approved!
  7. Betsy’s Best can become a healthy addiction. A serving a day will keep your “Love at first bite” obsession in check while also curbing your craving for unhealthy junky snacks.
  8. Betsy’s Best offers something for every nut and seed butter lover!  From cashews, almonds, and peanuts to sunflower seeds, you will never bore between the four.
  9. Our favorite quote from an 80 year-old super fans, “I got caught with my spoon in the jar” it is just that good!
  10. Simply stated “Betsy’s Best is the Best!” Period, end of story.

Betsy’s Best is proud to provide Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters that people really love! If it was “Love at first bite” for you, please share the reason why you feel Betsy’s Best is the best on Facebook and Instagram, #LoveAtFirstBite.


My Chia Cinnamon Crunch

My Chia Cinnamon Crunch

I knew this day would come

When I’d lose you from my sight
I won’t be able to devour you
After I take this very last bite

Everyday you were there for me
Your sweet chia cinnamon on my apple slice
You were my daily ritual
My afternoon delight

So rich, nutty, and delicious
I should have held you tight
But now my jar is empty
Why did I have to take that last bite

I feel so sad without you
My taste buds are getting numb
You gave me such a pick me up
And because of my addiction I’d succumb

What will I do without my chia cinnamon crunch
I can’t imagine my apple
Without you at my next lunch

I must now go to the store
To buy one…..no two….. nah
Maybe I’ll buy four

You see my chia cinnamon crunch addiction has put me to the test
I can’t live without you…
My precious Betsy’s Best