PB Throwdown with Peanut Butter and Co.

A few years back when I lived in Los Angeles, a few friends and I had a sandwich day (30 Rock anyone?) which consisted of us making the most epic sandwich creation ever and then sharing amongst the group.  So when Karla from Foodologie and I started chatting with Peanut Butter and Co., we decided that we would host a party dedicated to one of the most beloved sandwiches in the US – the peanut butter sandwich.  But this wouldn’t be any ordinary party, it would be a PB throwdown with Peanut Butter and Co.

*The Peanut Butter and Co. giveaway has officially ended.  Thanks to all who participated!*

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Peanut Butter and Co. was generous enough to sponsor our PB throwdown event and sent us multiple jars of each of their flavors: Smooth Operator, The Bees Knees, Cinnamon Raisin Swirl, White Chocolate Wonderful, Dark Chocolate Dreams, Crunch Time, The Heat Is On and Mighty Maple.  With our peanut butter lineup secured, Karla and I gathered the remaining items that were needed for our showdown including various toppings, bread, fruit, spreads, cheese and of course bacon.  With our spread complete, it was time to start the PB throwdown.

pb throwdown with peanut butter coWe decided to keep the rules simple.  Just build the most creative sandwich you can, as long as it included one of the Peanut Butter and Co. flavors.  The entire group would taste each sandwich and then cast their vote, with the winner receiving 8 Peanut Butter and Co. jars!

pb throwdown with peanut butter co preparationsWe had a very enthusiastic group of sandwich makers that quickly got to work.  And thanks to the wide range of flavors that Peanut Butter and Co. has to offer, we saw a wide variety of sandwiches.

pb throwdown peanut butter and co creations

One sandwich entry included brie, bacon, The Heat is On peanut butter and pickles.

pb throwdown peanut butter and co spicyAnother one featured Dark Chocolate Dreams, strawberries, blueberries and raspberries.

peanut butter co strawberry chocolateThe best gluten-free bread ever made an appearance for a potato chip, Crunch Time and raspberry jam sandwich.

pb throwdown gluten free sandwichSome participants took their campaign for best sandwich very seriously (spoiler alert: she won!).

pb throwdown best sandwichAfter the tasting (12 sandwiches in total) all the plates were empty, because all of the sandwiches were so delicious that people kept coming back for seconds!

pb and co finished platesAnd my lovely friend Vanessa went home with the prize (all 8 flavors of Peanut Butter and Co.).  Her winning sandwich contained White Chocolate Dreams peanut butter, nectarine, cinnamon and shredded coconut.pb throwdown peanut butter co winnerNo PB throwdown is complete without some dessert, so Karla whipped up a Spicy Peanut Butter Pie using The Heat is On, and a Honey PB Pie featuring The Bees Knees.

pb and co spicy pb pieAnd since pie and ice cream go hand in hand, we had some of that too.  Chocolate Sorbet, Maple, and White Chocolate Dreams ice cream flavors were the star of the show.  Karla is seriously a pie and ice cream making extraordinaire, so be sure to check out her blog for the recipes.

pb throwdown dessertsWhen all was said and done, everyone ended up going home with a peanut butter flavor of their choice which I think is the best parting gift anyone could ask for.  And I’m proud to say that my pantry is now stocked with a variety of Peanut Butter and Co. flavors.

A HUGE thank you for Peanut Butter and Co. for providing the peanut butter and making this PB throwdown possible.  And another big thanks to Karla for opening up her home and hosting the party.

So now here’s the fun part.  One lucky person will win a sampler pack featuring 6 of Peanut Butter and Co.’s flavors!  That’s 6 jars of delicious peanut butter goodness.

Peanut Butter and co Sampler pack

Enter to Win Below or Leave a comment below sharing what flavor you want to try and want kind of sandwich you would make.  Good Luck!

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Giveaway ends on Tuesday, July 30th at 12AM PT.

87 thoughts on “PB Throwdown with Peanut Butter and Co.

    1. socaliallie Post author

      thanks for sharing! can’t wait for the next time we all get together and cook something delicious 🙂 gnocchi? authentic Hawaiian food?

  1. Judy

    I’ve never seen the mighty maple – sounds perfect on pancakes. not actually a sandwich, but 2 pancakes w/pb in between sound great to me

  2. Michele

    I’ve never tried this brand before….would love to try the chocolate and would make a chocolate PB and jelly sandwich.

  3. melissanealdesign

    Cinnamon Raisin Swirl!!!!!!!!! And I would love to try that White Chocolate Dreams peanut butter, nectarine, cinnamon and shredded coconut sandwich 🙂

  4. saranic

    Looks like fun! I have to say I am a big fan of Mighty Maple, but have not tried any other flavors yet!

  5. Jennifer

    Excited to find a new food blog to fallow. All the peanut butters look so good it’s hard to pick just one.

    1. Elizabeth

      I have plenty of experience with I <3 peanut butter. My son in the Marine Corps loves White Chocolate Wonderful and Dark Chocolate Dreams. I send him the snack packs of The Bee's Knee's and Dark Chocolate Dreams. On occasion he's even been known to share it. I could imagine his face if he were to get a six pack in the mail.

  6. Georgiana

    I’d make Smooth Operator Dates Seriously Strawberry Sandwich! – Smooth Operator with Dates, Strawberries and Seriously Strawberry Jam!

  7. Alison

    White Chocolate Wonderful is the only one I can find near me, and I love making sandwiches with it and blackberry jam! I’ve been dying to try The Bee’s Knees though.

  8. Ray S

    White Chocolate spread over freshly sliced juicy peaches with a dash of cinnamon on cinnamon raisin bread toast! Yum!

  9. Andrea

    I would love to try The Bees Knees with banana and marshmallow fluff!

    (Side note: I liked your facebook page from my running page, Once Upon a Run, not from my personal page which you have to use to log into rafflecopter)

  10. Lauren

    I’m a big fan of the cinnamon raisin swirl. I make waffles sandwiches with fruit — 1 waffle cut in two with a tbsp of the cinnamon raison swirl plus strawberries and blueberries. YUM!

  11. Sarah L.

    I really love the cinnamon raisin. I think a banana, cinnamon raisin, and honey sandwich would be delightful!

  12. valerie

    We already love the white chocolate, cant wait to try others. Wish someone would have a PB throwdown in my kitchen!!! Looked so tasty 🙂

  13. tabetha

    I am not a fan of sandwiches but I love the cinnamon peanut butter on ritz crackers with a few chocolate chips.

  14. Anna Lavender

    I would make my favorite sandwich using Mighty Maple PB. Toasted bread, PB, Jelly, mustard and parmesan cheese.

  15. Erica

    Dark Chocolate Dreams, come to me please!! I would put that in a sandwich with marshmallows and maybe some graham crackers or use those as the bread!!

  16. Sarah

    I love the cinnamon raisin and it should be delicious with apples and bananas on gluten free bread with lots of peanut butter 🙂

  17. Stacey

    I would love to try The Bees Knees, I always make my daughter PB, honey and banana sandwiches, I think this would be much easier than trying to scoop out honey 🙂 Also the Mighty Maple sounds like it would be wonderful between 2 pieces of french toast with bacon sandwiched in the middle

  18. Susan Willard

    I love, love, love this peanut butter. I can taste the white chocolate right now with a big dollop of homemade blackberry jam!! Thanks for the opportunity!

  19. Natalie J Vandenberghe

    My favorite flavor is White Chocolate Wonderful! I’m embarrassed to admit this…but, I’ve never considered using it on a sandwich–I eat it straight out of the jar! I love Peanut Butter & Co! Thanks for the giveaway.

  20. Miss Jenn

    I would love to try the White Chocolate Wonderful. This PB making sandwich party sounds like so much fun, that I so believe I will need to throw one for my friends, too!!!

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  22. Marisol

    I am OBSESSED with the White Chocolate!!! Love it straight out of the jar or drizzled over a piece of toast with bananas! YUM!

  23. Holly Nelligan

    I would love to create a sandwich with this PB, but I have never seen or tried this brand. I have heard of it, but I’ve never seen it in person. It is like a great peanut butter unicorn for me. Does it really exist??!? 😛
    I would love to win, and try the different flavors. Then I will share my favorite! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  24. Lia

    OMG I would love to win….LOVE LOVE all of PB & Co. flavors but I have never seen the Mighty Maple….so definitely want to try something with that flavor! Maybe some homemade banana nut bread with some of the Mighty Maple drizzled on top! MMM!! 😀

  25. Aimee

    Dark Chocolate Dreams is MY LIFE. I make little apple or peanut butter sandwiches with this. Would love to try the other flavors, but I am not sure I could cheat on Dark Chocolate dreams like that.

  26. Krista K.

    My favorite flavor is White Chocolate Wonderful! The sandwich I would make would be a white chocolate wonderful and dark chocolate dreams with banana slices on wheat. Yum!

  27. Priscilla

    I have never tried this amazing brand but am going to even if I don’t win this contest 🙂 I love the cheese and PB sandwich the most…wacky but so good!

  28. Misty

    Right now I LOVE raspberries and nectarines. I think I might have to try the Dark Chocolate Dream (because you can never go wrong with that) and fruit slices with a little honey wheat bread. Is it lunch time yet?

  29. Renee

    I have only tried the white chocolate wonderful and oh my! It is phenominal!! I prefer it straight out of the jar personally 😉

  30. Alissa

    Dark chocolate dreams is my favorite. A great sandwich is dark chocolate dreams with fresh strawberries on whole wheat bread!

  31. Marissa

    Such a stellar idea! I’m obsessed with Dark Chocolate Dreams, and now am dying to try the other flavors!

  32. Rachel

    I am obsessed with Cinnamon Raisin Swirl, and I think it goes best with sliced bananas on a whole grain-flax wrap!

  33. Jordan D

    This might sound weird, but I am obsessed with peanut butter and fresh spinach sandwiches…especially with The Heat is On. I think another awesome sandwich would be the Bee Knees with bananas. It would be especially awesome on a hearty, warm piece of toast with a sprinkle of super crunchy granola on top. Okay, now I’m hungry lol

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    1. socaliallie Post author

      Alli B. won the giveaway and has a pack of PB headed her way. Thanks to all who participated!

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