Some days, when it's time for some good snacks in Colorado, we might want to make up a good old-fashioned peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Before you do, take note on this peanut butter to avoid.

It's great for parents when their kids are old enough and able to grab a butter knife out of the drawer and make their own PB&J sandwich; just make sure it's not this one that they're saying is "the worst."

Peanut Butter

At it's heart, peanut butter is a fine snack item; it's just ground peanuts. It's when companies turn it into their own brand of spread, where things can go off the rails.

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The experts at 247, a financial news and opinion company, put out their list of the "13 Worst Peanut Butter Brand to Avoid," and #1 on that list is available in Colorado.

What Makes a Peanut Butter "Bad?"

Additives, such as:

  • Added sugar.
  • Added salt.
  • Added hydrogenated oils.

These items are added to make the peanut butter taste better, or spread more easily, but can lead to obesity, high cholesterol, and heart disease. Next thing you know, a healthy snack becomes something you should just throw away.

How Long Has the 'Worst' Peanut Butter Been Available in Colorado

It came out in 1988, taking the country by storm, for its ingenuity.

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Who Make This 'Worst' Peanut Butter?

Smuckers. That information should give away this brand of peanut butter.

Goober Peanut Butter is the 'Worst' for Coloradans

24/ lists the kid-favorite, Goober Grape, as the "Worst Peanut Butter Brand to Avoid."

Goober Peanut Butter

What Makes Goober Grape So Bad?

Well, when you put jelly into the peanut butter, it does taste great but..  24/ lists the spread's "questionable ingredients:"

  • Grape juice.
  • High fructose corn syrup.
  • Corn syrup.
  • Dextrose.
  • Distilled monoglycerides.
  • Salt.
  • Pectin.
  • Citric acid.
  • Potassium sorbate (preservative.)
  • Sodium citrate.

24/ is especially concerned about the potassium sorbate in Goober Grape:

..potassium sorbate, a mold and yeast suppressant that is considered generally safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is heavily regulated in Europe. This is due to its status as a genotoxin. A genotoxin is an agent that causes DNA or chromosomal damage.


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