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The Ultimate Creamy Peanut Butter Taste Test

The Ultimate Creamy Peanut Butter Taste Test

We put seven of the top-selling peanut butters to the test. Which one came out on top?

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We tested seven leading brands.

Ask a dozen Americans to name some foods that they can’t live without, and we bet that at least a few will mention peanut butter. It goes without saying that the smooth and creamy (or chunky, if that’s your thing) spread was one of the best things to ever encounter a slice of bread, but it has so many other culinary applications — from pie to Thai food — that it’s nothing short of a culinary miracle. But which of the top-selling brands of peanut putter actually tastes the best? We put seven to the test, and the winner might surprise you.

The Ultimate Creamy Peanut Butter Taste Test Slideshow

Contrary to popular belief, it wasn’t George Washington Carver who invented peanut butter; it was actually patented by an inventor named Marcellus Gilmore Edison in 1884. John Harvey Kellogg (of breakfast cereal fame) served the stuff at his sanitarium at around the turn of the twentieth century, and in 1922 a chemist named Joseph Rosefield devised a technique for preventing the oil from separating from the peanut butter: adding partially hydrogenated oil, a process still in use today. In 1928, he licensed his process to the company that used it to create Peter Pan peanut butter, and in 1932, he launched his own peanut butter brand, Skippy. (Rosefield also invented crunchy peanut butter — seriously, why isn’t there a statue of this guy somewhere?) In 1955, Procter and Gamble launched a slightly sweeter competitor, which they named Jif (Jif contains molasses, while Skippy doesn’t).

Today, a handful of peanut butter brands are nationally available, and they’re divided into two camps: traditional brands like Jif and Skippy (which contain trans fat-laden hydrogenated oils), and more expensive “natural” varieties, which don’t contain hydrogenated oils and usually require some stirring due to oil separation. We tried both varieties, seven in total, and judged them blind on creaminess, texture and consistency, sweetness, saltiness, roasted peanut flavor, and overall enjoyment factor. Our panel of tasters was given the option of sampling the peanut butter on its own or on a Ritz cracker; most did both.

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Who makes the best peanut butter in the UK?

Peanut butter is a spread made from ground, roasted peanuts. Some are made from 100% pure peanuts, while others add sea salt, sweeteners or oil.

How the best smooth peanut butters taste test worked

Four members of the olive team conducted a blind taste test to find the best smooth peanut butter, awarding gold, silver and bronze awards to the ones we were most impressed with.

All products have been chosen and reviewed independently by our editorial team. This page contains affiliate links and we may receive a small commission for purchases made, but this comes at no extra cost to you and helps us to continue providing top-quality content for our loyal readers.

The results for the best smooth peanut butters taste test

Joint gold: Meridian organic smooth peanut butter, £8.70, 1kg, Amazon

Comments: 100% peanuts, roasted with their skins on, give this smooth peanut butter a natural flavour. A great artisan purchase if you’re after a pure nut butter to dip apple slices in, drizzle over pancakes or add to a curry.

Joint gold: Marks and Spencer smooth peanut butter, £1.30, 340g, Marks and Spencer

Comments: A mixture of peanuts (90%) with sunflower oil, palm oil, cane sugar and sea salt gives this nut butter a gentle sweetness and salty kick. With a dark roast and creamy texture, it’s the one to slather on toast.

Silver: ASDA smooth peanut butter, £1.50, 280g, Asda

Comments: Like monkey nuts? Then this nut butter (made from 100% peanuts), with its raw flavour profile, is the one to go for. With a lighter roast, it’s got distinctly different flavour notes to others on the market.

Bronze: Sun-Pat original smooth peanut spread, £3, 400g, Tesco

Comments: The addition of cane sugar to this peanut butter makes it a great buy for those that have a sweet tooth. With a thicker consistency, it’s ideal for topping a cake with.

Other smooth peanut butters we tried

Lidl smooth peanut butter, 99p/340g Lidl. Buy now

Skippy smooth peanut butter, £2.40/340g ocado.com. Buy now

Pip and Nut smooth peanut butter, £3.50/400g Amazon. Buy now

Whole Earth organic smooth peanut butter, £3/340g ocado.com. Buy now

Yumello Wild Atlas peanut butter, £2.75/170g ocado.com. Buy now

Biona organic peanut butter smooth, £7.99/1kg ocado.com. Buy now

Essential Waitrose smooth peanut butter, £1.55/340g Waitrose. Buy now

ManiLife original roast smooth peanut butter, £3.99/295g ocado.com. Buy now

Duchy Organic smooth and spreadable peanut butter, £1.89/340g Waitrose. Buy now


Who makes the best peanut butter in the UK?

Peanut butter is a spread made from ground, roasted peanuts. Some are made from 100% pure peanuts, while others add sea salt, sweeteners or oil.

How the best smooth peanut butters taste test worked

Four members of the olive team conducted a blind taste test to find the best smooth peanut butter, awarding gold, silver and bronze awards to the ones we were most impressed with.

All products have been chosen and reviewed independently by our editorial team. This page contains affiliate links and we may receive a small commission for purchases made, but this comes at no extra cost to you and helps us to continue providing top-quality content for our loyal readers.

The results for the best smooth peanut butters taste test

Joint gold: Meridian organic smooth peanut butter, £8.70, 1kg, Amazon

Comments: 100% peanuts, roasted with their skins on, give this smooth peanut butter a natural flavour. A great artisan purchase if you’re after a pure nut butter to dip apple slices in, drizzle over pancakes or add to a curry.

Joint gold: Marks and Spencer smooth peanut butter, £1.30, 340g, Marks and Spencer

Comments: A mixture of peanuts (90%) with sunflower oil, palm oil, cane sugar and sea salt gives this nut butter a gentle sweetness and salty kick. With a dark roast and creamy texture, it’s the one to slather on toast.

Silver: ASDA smooth peanut butter, £1.50, 280g, Asda

Comments: Like monkey nuts? Then this nut butter (made from 100% peanuts), with its raw flavour profile, is the one to go for. With a lighter roast, it’s got distinctly different flavour notes to others on the market.

Bronze: Sun-Pat original smooth peanut spread, £3, 400g, Tesco

Comments: The addition of cane sugar to this peanut butter makes it a great buy for those that have a sweet tooth. With a thicker consistency, it’s ideal for topping a cake with.

Other smooth peanut butters we tried

Lidl smooth peanut butter, 99p/340g Lidl. Buy now

Skippy smooth peanut butter, £2.40/340g ocado.com. Buy now

Pip and Nut smooth peanut butter, £3.50/400g Amazon. Buy now

Whole Earth organic smooth peanut butter, £3/340g ocado.com. Buy now

Yumello Wild Atlas peanut butter, £2.75/170g ocado.com. Buy now

Biona organic peanut butter smooth, £7.99/1kg ocado.com. Buy now

Essential Waitrose smooth peanut butter, £1.55/340g Waitrose. Buy now

ManiLife original roast smooth peanut butter, £3.99/295g ocado.com. Buy now

Duchy Organic smooth and spreadable peanut butter, £1.89/340g Waitrose. Buy now


Who makes the best peanut butter in the UK?

Peanut butter is a spread made from ground, roasted peanuts. Some are made from 100% pure peanuts, while others add sea salt, sweeteners or oil.

How the best smooth peanut butters taste test worked

Four members of the olive team conducted a blind taste test to find the best smooth peanut butter, awarding gold, silver and bronze awards to the ones we were most impressed with.

All products have been chosen and reviewed independently by our editorial team. This page contains affiliate links and we may receive a small commission for purchases made, but this comes at no extra cost to you and helps us to continue providing top-quality content for our loyal readers.

The results for the best smooth peanut butters taste test

Joint gold: Meridian organic smooth peanut butter, £8.70, 1kg, Amazon

Comments: 100% peanuts, roasted with their skins on, give this smooth peanut butter a natural flavour. A great artisan purchase if you’re after a pure nut butter to dip apple slices in, drizzle over pancakes or add to a curry.

Joint gold: Marks and Spencer smooth peanut butter, £1.30, 340g, Marks and Spencer

Comments: A mixture of peanuts (90%) with sunflower oil, palm oil, cane sugar and sea salt gives this nut butter a gentle sweetness and salty kick. With a dark roast and creamy texture, it’s the one to slather on toast.

Silver: ASDA smooth peanut butter, £1.50, 280g, Asda

Comments: Like monkey nuts? Then this nut butter (made from 100% peanuts), with its raw flavour profile, is the one to go for. With a lighter roast, it’s got distinctly different flavour notes to others on the market.

Bronze: Sun-Pat original smooth peanut spread, £3, 400g, Tesco

Comments: The addition of cane sugar to this peanut butter makes it a great buy for those that have a sweet tooth. With a thicker consistency, it’s ideal for topping a cake with.

Other smooth peanut butters we tried

Lidl smooth peanut butter, 99p/340g Lidl. Buy now

Skippy smooth peanut butter, £2.40/340g ocado.com. Buy now

Pip and Nut smooth peanut butter, £3.50/400g Amazon. Buy now

Whole Earth organic smooth peanut butter, £3/340g ocado.com. Buy now

Yumello Wild Atlas peanut butter, £2.75/170g ocado.com. Buy now

Biona organic peanut butter smooth, £7.99/1kg ocado.com. Buy now

Essential Waitrose smooth peanut butter, £1.55/340g Waitrose. Buy now

ManiLife original roast smooth peanut butter, £3.99/295g ocado.com. Buy now

Duchy Organic smooth and spreadable peanut butter, £1.89/340g Waitrose. Buy now


Who makes the best peanut butter in the UK?

Peanut butter is a spread made from ground, roasted peanuts. Some are made from 100% pure peanuts, while others add sea salt, sweeteners or oil.

How the best smooth peanut butters taste test worked

Four members of the olive team conducted a blind taste test to find the best smooth peanut butter, awarding gold, silver and bronze awards to the ones we were most impressed with.

All products have been chosen and reviewed independently by our editorial team. This page contains affiliate links and we may receive a small commission for purchases made, but this comes at no extra cost to you and helps us to continue providing top-quality content for our loyal readers.

The results for the best smooth peanut butters taste test

Joint gold: Meridian organic smooth peanut butter, £8.70, 1kg, Amazon

Comments: 100% peanuts, roasted with their skins on, give this smooth peanut butter a natural flavour. A great artisan purchase if you’re after a pure nut butter to dip apple slices in, drizzle over pancakes or add to a curry.

Joint gold: Marks and Spencer smooth peanut butter, £1.30, 340g, Marks and Spencer

Comments: A mixture of peanuts (90%) with sunflower oil, palm oil, cane sugar and sea salt gives this nut butter a gentle sweetness and salty kick. With a dark roast and creamy texture, it’s the one to slather on toast.

Silver: ASDA smooth peanut butter, £1.50, 280g, Asda

Comments: Like monkey nuts? Then this nut butter (made from 100% peanuts), with its raw flavour profile, is the one to go for. With a lighter roast, it’s got distinctly different flavour notes to others on the market.

Bronze: Sun-Pat original smooth peanut spread, £3, 400g, Tesco

Comments: The addition of cane sugar to this peanut butter makes it a great buy for those that have a sweet tooth. With a thicker consistency, it’s ideal for topping a cake with.

Other smooth peanut butters we tried

Lidl smooth peanut butter, 99p/340g Lidl. Buy now

Skippy smooth peanut butter, £2.40/340g ocado.com. Buy now

Pip and Nut smooth peanut butter, £3.50/400g Amazon. Buy now

Whole Earth organic smooth peanut butter, £3/340g ocado.com. Buy now

Yumello Wild Atlas peanut butter, £2.75/170g ocado.com. Buy now

Biona organic peanut butter smooth, £7.99/1kg ocado.com. Buy now

Essential Waitrose smooth peanut butter, £1.55/340g Waitrose. Buy now

ManiLife original roast smooth peanut butter, £3.99/295g ocado.com. Buy now

Duchy Organic smooth and spreadable peanut butter, £1.89/340g Waitrose. Buy now


Who makes the best peanut butter in the UK?

Peanut butter is a spread made from ground, roasted peanuts. Some are made from 100% pure peanuts, while others add sea salt, sweeteners or oil.

How the best smooth peanut butters taste test worked

Four members of the olive team conducted a blind taste test to find the best smooth peanut butter, awarding gold, silver and bronze awards to the ones we were most impressed with.

All products have been chosen and reviewed independently by our editorial team. This page contains affiliate links and we may receive a small commission for purchases made, but this comes at no extra cost to you and helps us to continue providing top-quality content for our loyal readers.

The results for the best smooth peanut butters taste test

Joint gold: Meridian organic smooth peanut butter, £8.70, 1kg, Amazon

Comments: 100% peanuts, roasted with their skins on, give this smooth peanut butter a natural flavour. A great artisan purchase if you’re after a pure nut butter to dip apple slices in, drizzle over pancakes or add to a curry.

Joint gold: Marks and Spencer smooth peanut butter, £1.30, 340g, Marks and Spencer

Comments: A mixture of peanuts (90%) with sunflower oil, palm oil, cane sugar and sea salt gives this nut butter a gentle sweetness and salty kick. With a dark roast and creamy texture, it’s the one to slather on toast.

Silver: ASDA smooth peanut butter, £1.50, 280g, Asda

Comments: Like monkey nuts? Then this nut butter (made from 100% peanuts), with its raw flavour profile, is the one to go for. With a lighter roast, it’s got distinctly different flavour notes to others on the market.

Bronze: Sun-Pat original smooth peanut spread, £3, 400g, Tesco

Comments: The addition of cane sugar to this peanut butter makes it a great buy for those that have a sweet tooth. With a thicker consistency, it’s ideal for topping a cake with.

Other smooth peanut butters we tried

Lidl smooth peanut butter, 99p/340g Lidl. Buy now

Skippy smooth peanut butter, £2.40/340g ocado.com. Buy now

Pip and Nut smooth peanut butter, £3.50/400g Amazon. Buy now

Whole Earth organic smooth peanut butter, £3/340g ocado.com. Buy now

Yumello Wild Atlas peanut butter, £2.75/170g ocado.com. Buy now

Biona organic peanut butter smooth, £7.99/1kg ocado.com. Buy now

Essential Waitrose smooth peanut butter, £1.55/340g Waitrose. Buy now

ManiLife original roast smooth peanut butter, £3.99/295g ocado.com. Buy now

Duchy Organic smooth and spreadable peanut butter, £1.89/340g Waitrose. Buy now


Who makes the best peanut butter in the UK?

Peanut butter is a spread made from ground, roasted peanuts. Some are made from 100% pure peanuts, while others add sea salt, sweeteners or oil.

How the best smooth peanut butters taste test worked

Four members of the olive team conducted a blind taste test to find the best smooth peanut butter, awarding gold, silver and bronze awards to the ones we were most impressed with.

All products have been chosen and reviewed independently by our editorial team. This page contains affiliate links and we may receive a small commission for purchases made, but this comes at no extra cost to you and helps us to continue providing top-quality content for our loyal readers.

The results for the best smooth peanut butters taste test

Joint gold: Meridian organic smooth peanut butter, £8.70, 1kg, Amazon

Comments: 100% peanuts, roasted with their skins on, give this smooth peanut butter a natural flavour. A great artisan purchase if you’re after a pure nut butter to dip apple slices in, drizzle over pancakes or add to a curry.

Joint gold: Marks and Spencer smooth peanut butter, £1.30, 340g, Marks and Spencer

Comments: A mixture of peanuts (90%) with sunflower oil, palm oil, cane sugar and sea salt gives this nut butter a gentle sweetness and salty kick. With a dark roast and creamy texture, it’s the one to slather on toast.

Silver: ASDA smooth peanut butter, £1.50, 280g, Asda

Comments: Like monkey nuts? Then this nut butter (made from 100% peanuts), with its raw flavour profile, is the one to go for. With a lighter roast, it’s got distinctly different flavour notes to others on the market.

Bronze: Sun-Pat original smooth peanut spread, £3, 400g, Tesco

Comments: The addition of cane sugar to this peanut butter makes it a great buy for those that have a sweet tooth. With a thicker consistency, it’s ideal for topping a cake with.

Other smooth peanut butters we tried

Lidl smooth peanut butter, 99p/340g Lidl. Buy now

Skippy smooth peanut butter, £2.40/340g ocado.com. Buy now

Pip and Nut smooth peanut butter, £3.50/400g Amazon. Buy now

Whole Earth organic smooth peanut butter, £3/340g ocado.com. Buy now

Yumello Wild Atlas peanut butter, £2.75/170g ocado.com. Buy now

Biona organic peanut butter smooth, £7.99/1kg ocado.com. Buy now

Essential Waitrose smooth peanut butter, £1.55/340g Waitrose. Buy now

ManiLife original roast smooth peanut butter, £3.99/295g ocado.com. Buy now

Duchy Organic smooth and spreadable peanut butter, £1.89/340g Waitrose. Buy now


Who makes the best peanut butter in the UK?

Peanut butter is a spread made from ground, roasted peanuts. Some are made from 100% pure peanuts, while others add sea salt, sweeteners or oil.

How the best smooth peanut butters taste test worked

Four members of the olive team conducted a blind taste test to find the best smooth peanut butter, awarding gold, silver and bronze awards to the ones we were most impressed with.

All products have been chosen and reviewed independently by our editorial team. This page contains affiliate links and we may receive a small commission for purchases made, but this comes at no extra cost to you and helps us to continue providing top-quality content for our loyal readers.

The results for the best smooth peanut butters taste test

Joint gold: Meridian organic smooth peanut butter, £8.70, 1kg, Amazon

Comments: 100% peanuts, roasted with their skins on, give this smooth peanut butter a natural flavour. A great artisan purchase if you’re after a pure nut butter to dip apple slices in, drizzle over pancakes or add to a curry.

Joint gold: Marks and Spencer smooth peanut butter, £1.30, 340g, Marks and Spencer

Comments: A mixture of peanuts (90%) with sunflower oil, palm oil, cane sugar and sea salt gives this nut butter a gentle sweetness and salty kick. With a dark roast and creamy texture, it’s the one to slather on toast.

Silver: ASDA smooth peanut butter, £1.50, 280g, Asda

Comments: Like monkey nuts? Then this nut butter (made from 100% peanuts), with its raw flavour profile, is the one to go for. With a lighter roast, it’s got distinctly different flavour notes to others on the market.

Bronze: Sun-Pat original smooth peanut spread, £3, 400g, Tesco

Comments: The addition of cane sugar to this peanut butter makes it a great buy for those that have a sweet tooth. With a thicker consistency, it’s ideal for topping a cake with.

Other smooth peanut butters we tried

Lidl smooth peanut butter, 99p/340g Lidl. Buy now

Skippy smooth peanut butter, £2.40/340g ocado.com. Buy now

Pip and Nut smooth peanut butter, £3.50/400g Amazon. Buy now

Whole Earth organic smooth peanut butter, £3/340g ocado.com. Buy now

Yumello Wild Atlas peanut butter, £2.75/170g ocado.com. Buy now

Biona organic peanut butter smooth, £7.99/1kg ocado.com. Buy now

Essential Waitrose smooth peanut butter, £1.55/340g Waitrose. Buy now

ManiLife original roast smooth peanut butter, £3.99/295g ocado.com. Buy now

Duchy Organic smooth and spreadable peanut butter, £1.89/340g Waitrose. Buy now


Who makes the best peanut butter in the UK?

Peanut butter is a spread made from ground, roasted peanuts. Some are made from 100% pure peanuts, while others add sea salt, sweeteners or oil.

How the best smooth peanut butters taste test worked

Four members of the olive team conducted a blind taste test to find the best smooth peanut butter, awarding gold, silver and bronze awards to the ones we were most impressed with.

All products have been chosen and reviewed independently by our editorial team. This page contains affiliate links and we may receive a small commission for purchases made, but this comes at no extra cost to you and helps us to continue providing top-quality content for our loyal readers.

The results for the best smooth peanut butters taste test

Joint gold: Meridian organic smooth peanut butter, £8.70, 1kg, Amazon

Comments: 100% peanuts, roasted with their skins on, give this smooth peanut butter a natural flavour. A great artisan purchase if you’re after a pure nut butter to dip apple slices in, drizzle over pancakes or add to a curry.

Joint gold: Marks and Spencer smooth peanut butter, £1.30, 340g, Marks and Spencer

Comments: A mixture of peanuts (90%) with sunflower oil, palm oil, cane sugar and sea salt gives this nut butter a gentle sweetness and salty kick. With a dark roast and creamy texture, it’s the one to slather on toast.

Silver: ASDA smooth peanut butter, £1.50, 280g, Asda

Comments: Like monkey nuts? Then this nut butter (made from 100% peanuts), with its raw flavour profile, is the one to go for. With a lighter roast, it’s got distinctly different flavour notes to others on the market.

Bronze: Sun-Pat original smooth peanut spread, £3, 400g, Tesco

Comments: The addition of cane sugar to this peanut butter makes it a great buy for those that have a sweet tooth. With a thicker consistency, it’s ideal for topping a cake with.

Other smooth peanut butters we tried

Lidl smooth peanut butter, 99p/340g Lidl. Buy now

Skippy smooth peanut butter, £2.40/340g ocado.com. Buy now

Pip and Nut smooth peanut butter, £3.50/400g Amazon. Buy now

Whole Earth organic smooth peanut butter, £3/340g ocado.com. Buy now

Yumello Wild Atlas peanut butter, £2.75/170g ocado.com. Buy now

Biona organic peanut butter smooth, £7.99/1kg ocado.com. Buy now

Essential Waitrose smooth peanut butter, £1.55/340g Waitrose. Buy now

ManiLife original roast smooth peanut butter, £3.99/295g ocado.com. Buy now

Duchy Organic smooth and spreadable peanut butter, £1.89/340g Waitrose. Buy now


Who makes the best peanut butter in the UK?

Peanut butter is a spread made from ground, roasted peanuts. Some are made from 100% pure peanuts, while others add sea salt, sweeteners or oil.

How the best smooth peanut butters taste test worked

Four members of the olive team conducted a blind taste test to find the best smooth peanut butter, awarding gold, silver and bronze awards to the ones we were most impressed with.

All products have been chosen and reviewed independently by our editorial team. This page contains affiliate links and we may receive a small commission for purchases made, but this comes at no extra cost to you and helps us to continue providing top-quality content for our loyal readers.

The results for the best smooth peanut butters taste test

Joint gold: Meridian organic smooth peanut butter, £8.70, 1kg, Amazon

Comments: 100% peanuts, roasted with their skins on, give this smooth peanut butter a natural flavour. A great artisan purchase if you’re after a pure nut butter to dip apple slices in, drizzle over pancakes or add to a curry.

Joint gold: Marks and Spencer smooth peanut butter, £1.30, 340g, Marks and Spencer

Comments: A mixture of peanuts (90%) with sunflower oil, palm oil, cane sugar and sea salt gives this nut butter a gentle sweetness and salty kick. With a dark roast and creamy texture, it’s the one to slather on toast.

Silver: ASDA smooth peanut butter, £1.50, 280g, Asda

Comments: Like monkey nuts? Then this nut butter (made from 100% peanuts), with its raw flavour profile, is the one to go for. With a lighter roast, it’s got distinctly different flavour notes to others on the market.

Bronze: Sun-Pat original smooth peanut spread, £3, 400g, Tesco

Comments: The addition of cane sugar to this peanut butter makes it a great buy for those that have a sweet tooth. With a thicker consistency, it’s ideal for topping a cake with.

Other smooth peanut butters we tried

Lidl smooth peanut butter, 99p/340g Lidl. Buy now

Skippy smooth peanut butter, £2.40/340g ocado.com. Buy now

Pip and Nut smooth peanut butter, £3.50/400g Amazon. Buy now

Whole Earth organic smooth peanut butter, £3/340g ocado.com. Buy now

Yumello Wild Atlas peanut butter, £2.75/170g ocado.com. Buy now

Biona organic peanut butter smooth, £7.99/1kg ocado.com. Buy now

Essential Waitrose smooth peanut butter, £1.55/340g Waitrose. Buy now

ManiLife original roast smooth peanut butter, £3.99/295g ocado.com. Buy now

Duchy Organic smooth and spreadable peanut butter, £1.89/340g Waitrose. Buy now


Who makes the best peanut butter in the UK?

Peanut butter is a spread made from ground, roasted peanuts. Some are made from 100% pure peanuts, while others add sea salt, sweeteners or oil.

How the best smooth peanut butters taste test worked

Four members of the olive team conducted a blind taste test to find the best smooth peanut butter, awarding gold, silver and bronze awards to the ones we were most impressed with.

All products have been chosen and reviewed independently by our editorial team. This page contains affiliate links and we may receive a small commission for purchases made, but this comes at no extra cost to you and helps us to continue providing top-quality content for our loyal readers.

The results for the best smooth peanut butters taste test

Joint gold: Meridian organic smooth peanut butter, £8.70, 1kg, Amazon

Comments: 100% peanuts, roasted with their skins on, give this smooth peanut butter a natural flavour. A great artisan purchase if you’re after a pure nut butter to dip apple slices in, drizzle over pancakes or add to a curry.

Joint gold: Marks and Spencer smooth peanut butter, £1.30, 340g, Marks and Spencer

Comments: A mixture of peanuts (90%) with sunflower oil, palm oil, cane sugar and sea salt gives this nut butter a gentle sweetness and salty kick. With a dark roast and creamy texture, it’s the one to slather on toast.

Silver: ASDA smooth peanut butter, £1.50, 280g, Asda

Comments: Like monkey nuts? Then this nut butter (made from 100% peanuts), with its raw flavour profile, is the one to go for. With a lighter roast, it’s got distinctly different flavour notes to others on the market.

Bronze: Sun-Pat original smooth peanut spread, £3, 400g, Tesco

Comments: The addition of cane sugar to this peanut butter makes it a great buy for those that have a sweet tooth. With a thicker consistency, it’s ideal for topping a cake with.

Other smooth peanut butters we tried

Lidl smooth peanut butter, 99p/340g Lidl. Buy now

Skippy smooth peanut butter, £2.40/340g ocado.com. Buy now

Pip and Nut smooth peanut butter, £3.50/400g Amazon. Buy now

Whole Earth organic smooth peanut butter, £3/340g ocado.com. Buy now

Yumello Wild Atlas peanut butter, £2.75/170g ocado.com. Buy now

Biona organic peanut butter smooth, £7.99/1kg ocado.com. Buy now

Essential Waitrose smooth peanut butter, £1.55/340g Waitrose. Buy now

ManiLife original roast smooth peanut butter, £3.99/295g ocado.com. Buy now

Duchy Organic smooth and spreadable peanut butter, £1.89/340g Waitrose. Buy now