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Where in LA to buy Valencia Peanut Butter like the one formerly sold by Trader Joe's and Whole Foods?

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Where in LA to buy Valencia Peanut Butter like the one formerly sold by Trader Joe's and Whole Foods?

Dylan | Mar 19, 2006 02:40 PM

I am asking this question on the LA board because I'm searching for this product in LA, but I guess if I fail here I will move to general topics and see if anyone knows where I could mail order it.

In the old days - as recently as a couple of years ago - Trader Joe's sold an excellent unsalted valencia peanut butter. This peanut butter had a delicious slightly sweet flavor (though no sugar was added) and I think they left the skins on the peanuts, so the peanut butter was dotted with little tasty brown bits.

A very similar (identical?) peanut butter was also sold at Whole Foods under the Westbrae brand.

Sadly, both products have disappeared. It looks like Westbrae was bought by a big public company and they appear to have discontinued their line of nut butters. I've tried every other peanut butter and none are as good; Marhantha can be ok, but every fourth bottle tastes rancid to me, and none have the pleasant fresh flavor of the old Westbrae.

Admittedly , I'm a bit of a peanut butter addict. Anyone know where I could get something similar in the LA area?

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