The Test, Vol. 4: Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich ft. Justin’s Honey Peanut Butter Blend

I was riding high after trying Justin’s Honey Peanut Butter Blend for the first time last week, but was let down after the disappointingly bland Quinoa Peanut Butter Snack Balls.  As a result, I was counting on this PB&J to confirm that my taste buds didn’t deceive me during my review of Justin’s Honey Peanut Butter Blend.

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The starting lineup.

Ingredients:

  • Justin’s Honey Peanut Butter Blend
  • Your favorite jam, jelly, or preserves
  • Two slices of your favorite bread
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A view from the top.

One of the comments I made during my initial review was that, although Justin’s Honey Peanut Butter Blend tastes like honey roasted peanuts in peanut butter form, the peanut butter is a little grainy.  This holds true for this PB&J, although I shouldn’t have expected anything different since the only added ingredients were preserves and two slices of bread.  In hindsight, knowing this about the peanut butter’s texture, I should have chosen a different bread.  I enjoy Market Pantry’s Wheat Sandwich Bread, but it’s on the drier side and can be a little crumby.  Regular white sandwich bread or something more moist is a better choice.  You’ll be able to enjoy Justin’s Honey Peanut Butter Blend’s amazing taste without battling through sandpaper cosplaying as a PB&J.  (I admit that “sandpaper” is extreme, but I was disappointed in my bread choice.  Being a PB&J connoisseur, I hold myself to a higher standard.  I should have called an audible and opted for something other than Market Pantry’s Wheat Sandwich Bread.  Lesson learned.)

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Ready to be enjoyed with some milk and Lay’s Barbecue Flavored Potato Chips!

Despite this PB&J’s less-than-enjoyable texture, the same delicious flavor I raved about in my review is this sandwich’s saving grace.  The honey roasted peanut flavor is present in each bite and blends well with the red raspberry preserves.  I could also taste the peanut skins and, once again, I felt like I was in the stands at the Oakland Coliseum.  (Fun Fact: I was actually just in my office at work.)

While eating my sandwich, I wondered how Justin’s Honey Peanut Butter Blend would taste with an orange-flavored jelly, such as an orange marmalade.  I might begin experimenting more with my jelly choices, so don’t be surprised if you see something other than my red raspberry preserves in the next volume of The Test!

Have you had Justin’s Honey Peanut Butter Blend in a PB&J?  If so, what kind of jelly did you use?  Recommendations for PB&J sandwich bread?  Leave a comment below!

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