Amul Creamy Peanut Spread Review – An Average Nut Butter (2022)
Amul’s Peanut Butter is creamy and spreads with ease. Taste wise it doesn’t work because…
Peanut butter has now become a staple in most urban homes in India. Spread this on toasted bread, blend it in smoothies, or just eat a spoonful directly from the jar. Peanut butter is loved in so many ways.
Amul, a brand known for its dairy products, has now ventured into the world of peanut butters. Recently, it launched its peanut butter in two variants – Creamy and Crunchy. Today we are trying and tasting the creamy variant.
Our core focus of Amul Peanut Spread Creamy review is the taste, texture, and ingredients. Should you buy this or say bye-bye?
A quick table covering all the product details you need to know about Amul Peanut Butter Creamy:
|Amul Peanut Spread Creamy||Product Details|
|Net Quantity||300 gms|
|Main Ingredients||Peanuts (90%), Sugar, Groundnut oil, Iodised salt, and Stabilizer (E471).|
(per 100 gm)
|Shelf Life||9 months|
|Buy Now||On Amazon|
(out of 5)
Our Review Factors
What are the different factors we look for while reviewing any peanut butter? Here goes the list of the review parameters for Amul Peanut Spread Creamy :
The taste of fresh, well-roasted peanuts is what defines a good quality PB. We expect here is fresh-tasting peanut butter with no off-putting or stale smell of the oil. The peanut butter should not taste rancid. As this is sweetened, we also checked for the level of salt and sugar in this nut butter.
2. Texture (Consistency + Spreadability)
This is the creamy variant, hence we are expecting a smooth texture that is free from lumps. It should be easy to scoop, smooth to spread, and creamy in consistency. How was our experience here?
3. Nutrition Label (Ingredients + Nutritional Information)
A clean ingredient list with no hidden sugars, preservatives, additives, and other nasties, is our core focus here. What are the main ingredients seen here? We also check the amount of protein, fats, calories, and sugar content in our review.
4. Other Observations
Peanut butter might showcase a layer of oil floating on top which is completely normal. Did we notice any oil separation here?
What is the most prominent aroma observed here? Is it roasted peanuts, oil, or sugar?
Is the pricing justified by the quantity offered? Considering the other brands, how competitive is the pricing?
Ideally, peanut butter comes with a shelf life of 6 to 12 months. What is the shelf life of Amul Peanut Spread Creamy?
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Amul Peanut Spread Creamy – Detailed Review
In this section, we have discussed a more detailed review of Amul Peanut Spread Creamy.
Price & Packaging
Amul’s Peanut Spread Creamy comes in a plastic jar. A 300 gm pack costs Rs. 140/-.
The aroma observed here is predominantly of oil and peanuts. We missed the aroma of fresh roasted peanuts.
Nutri Label ( Ingredients + Nutrition)
The primary ingredients seen here are – Peanuts (90%), Sugar, Groundnut oil, Iodised salt, and Stabilizer (E471).
Stabilizer (E471): It is a common food additive found in packaged foods. It works as a thickening, emulsifying, anti-caking, and preservative agent in food products.
Allergen Information – Contains peanuts.
The nutritional information per 100 gm of Amul Peanut Spread Creamy has 605 kcal of energy, 45 gm of total fat, 0 gm of trans fat, 25 gm of protein, and 6.2 gm of added sugar.
There is no mention of the nutritional information for a single serve. But when we calculate it, a single serving of this peanut butter gets you around 8 gm of protein, approximately 200 kcal of energy, and around 2 grams of added sugar. A single serving is approximately 32 gms (2 tablespoons). This is the usual average when compared to other sweetened PBs.
Peanut butter should be dominant on the flavor of roasted peanuts. When peanuts are roasted, there is a chemical reaction (Maillard Reaction) between the sugar and protein which is responsible for the browning and hence gives a more intense flavor.
Having tasted numerous peanut butters in the past, we can say that we have definately had better-tasting peanut butters than Amul in this particular category. This doesn’t taste as fresh and the flavor of groundnut oil is dominant in comparison to peanuts. The sweet and salty flavors are apt.
Texture (Consistency + Spreadability)
Starting with the texture, we did not observe any oil separation in our review variant. Despite being smooth, there is a slightly grainy mouthfeel which happens in most sweetened PBs.
The creaminess and spreadability of this peanut spread are excellent.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Amul Creamy Peanut Spread
No. Amul Peanut Spread Creamy contains sugar.
Yes. This peanut spread from Amul contains the following preservatives:
Stabilizer (E471) – It is a common food additive found in packaged foods. It acts as a thickening, emulsifying, anti-caking, and preservative agent in food products.
Yes. You can apply this peanut spread on plain crackers or other salty biscuits.
The primary ingredient used to sweeten this peanut spread is sugar. In addition to that, it doesn’t contain additional sweeteners.
This peanut spread has a shelf life of 9 months.
Excellent spreadability and creamy texture, Amul Peanut Spread Creamy is an overall decent product. It has a mix of sweet and salty flavor. What did not work for us is the flavor of roasted peanuts. It’s not as fresh and feels slightly oily on our palate.
Creamy or Crunchy? What’s your pick? Let us know in the section below.