Skip to comments.Hormel buying No. 2 peanut butter Skippy for $700 million
Posted on 01/03/2013 6:39:13 AM PST by Olog-hai
Hormel Foods apparently has a hankering for a peanut butter and bacon sandwich. The company primarily known for cured, smoked and deli meats said Thursday that its buying Skippy, the countrys No. 2 peanut butter brand, for about $700 million.
Skippy, which was introduced in 1932 and is a staple in American pantries, is intended to increase Hormels presence in the center of the supermarket where shelf-stable foods are sold. It also gives the Austin, Minn.-based company a clearer path for growth overseas; Skippy is sold in about 30 countries and is the leading peanut butter brand in China, where Hormel is also looking to expand its Spam line.
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I’m waiting with bated breath for the chunky peanut butter with bits of Spam.
Skippy is nasty!
It’s JIF or nothing!
Love Skippy, hate liberal Hormel.
Choosy Mothers choose “Jif”!
The AP writer and I share a preference for decadence that is a PB&B sandwich. I like mine with Hormel’s Black Label microwave bacon that I get at Sam’s.
Another Jif eater, here
Have you tried Smart Balance? It comes in both smooth and chunky.
Our family loves it.....
Look at the Skippy label and you’ll understand.
They take all the peanut oil out and put cheaper oils in.
Jif does as well, but in far less proportion. That’s why Jif tastes better.
(Among the treats occasionally enjoyed at the Shibumi Residence is peanut butter and strawberry preserves - with bacon. Thick cut bacon, cooked just so you can still discern the fat. Wash it down with good old AMERICAN apple juice.)
Hormel meats..... Should be homo meats.....
Well, Skippy is the choice of lonely lesbians who own dogs...
Actually when it comes to Peanut Butter I like store brands best(I REALLY like “Fareway” Store brand).
JIF is cowpie. Skippy rocks
We don’t have “Fareway” around here, so I can’t comment.
The local store brands I’ve tried aren’t that great. We do occasionally splurge and get some of that “whole peanut” natural stuff that’s nothing but mashed peanuts.
It’s pretty good but has a tendency to separate.
I wonder, can you jusy buy some peanuts and make your own “Peanut Butter”? If so, how?
Bacon & peanut butter. Sounds goodbut not from Horriblemel.
Smart Balance! Can’t eat bacon anyway.
Alton Brown and Food Network -
Looks pretty simple.
There are quite a few recipes for homemade peanut butter online. One of the easiest I’ve seen is using roasted peanuts (unsalted, 1 cup), peanut oil (a few tablespoons), salt and sugar (to taste), put into a blender (or food processor) and ground until smooth.
What you need is a good food processor such as a Vitamix, a bag of peanuts, and some salt--probably about a teaspoon. just grind up the peanuts and salt, and you've got peanut butter.
I make my own peanut butter or buy brands such as Laura Scudder's, made solely from peanuts and salt.
I prefer mine wrapped in chocolate and labeled Reeses.
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