If 2017 were summed up in one food it would be avocado. But all good things must come to an end and we have a sneaky suspicion that the humble spread, peanut butter, is ramping up to be the biggest food trend of 2018.
Peanut butter is great; it has a heap of protein and good fats (assuming you’re eating the natural kind with no added junk), but most importantly, it’s delicious. How do we know it’s going to be the ~food of the year~ (or flavour might be more accurate)? Well all signs on the internet point to yes: our newsfeeds are chock full of nutty buttery recipes or viral videos and every dessert menu we look at lately has a peanut butter item for the eating!
Obvs you’ll want some peanut butter action for yourself, so we’ve rounded up some of our favourite PB eats from around the world:
Peanut butter on tap from Sydney’s (nay, the world’s!) first peanut butter bar
Peanut butter and jelly bourbon
Peanut butter cheesecake from America’s famous Cheesecake Factory
The best peanut butter and banana breakfast combo from London’s Plum + Spilt Milk
Caramelized Banana and Pecan Brioche French Toast from Plum + Spilt Milk in London, England?? •9/10 #banana #frenchtoast #toast #brioche #briochefrenchtoast #briochebread #bananafrenchtoast #bananabread #bananabrioche #bananabriochefrenchtoast #caramelizedbanana #caramelizedbananafrenchtoast #caramelizedbananas #breakfast #brunch #toplondonrestaurants #infatuation #infatuationlondon #feedyoursoull #eeeeeats #plumandspiltmilk #plumspiltmilk
Arguably the most lust-worthy peanut butter donuts from New York’s Doughnut Plant
A traditional satay from South East Asia
Hong Kong style deep fried and Elvis approved french toast sandwich with peanut butter
Peanut butter cup cocktails from Milky Lane in Sydney
The ultimate peanut butter dessert degustation in Auckland
The most expensive peanut butter on the planet that is $254 USD per jar and made by the National Institute of Standards and Technology to taste ‘average’
There are a few places you probably won’t be able to indulge your peanut butter obsession though, and they include Europe’s hottest countries Italy, France and Spain. It’s quite hard to find in these places, and if you ask for it you’ll be met with confused looks… they just don’t dig it for some reason. More for us hey?