There are two types of people in this world: Those who eat only smooth peanut butter, and those who prefer crunchy. Last week, we argued that smooth peanut butter is superior to crunchy, but this time around we’re coming out in favor of the crunchy stuff. Here are four reasons why crunchy is the peanut butter of choice.
Smooth peanut butter is… smooth. So smooth, in fact, that it’s basically a liquid. Chunks of real peanuts are in there help to break up the monotony.
It Reminds You That You’re Eating Nuts
To make crunchy peanut butter, they start with smooth peanut butter, then add in chunks of real crushed peanuts. When you eat crunchy peanut butter, you know you’re eating peanuts. When you eat smooth peanut butter, you’re just eating peanut butter.
The fact that there are actual nuts in there? That makes crunchy peanut butter qualify as solid food, which will do a much better job of filling you up than the thick liquid that is smooth peanut butter.
It’s Better on Its Own
Stick a spoon into a jar of crunchy peanut butter, pull out a scoop, and the beauty of what you’re beholding will be evident. Eaten straight, crunchy peanut butter is a symphony of textures, as opposed to just one note.