Before moving overseas I (DeAnna) assumed that peanut butter was common everywhere. In our home peanut butter is a staple item, especially living here. We eat 900 grams of peanut butter in roughly 10-14 days. Jonah starts his day with peanut butter on toast. Joshua totes peanut butter sandwiches to school. I smother bananas in peanut butter. David likes to spread it on crackers. I make peanut sauce using peanut butter. I use peanut butter in certain salad dressings that I make. The list goes on and on. While living in the USA, I enjoyed the convenience and spread ability of store bought peanut butter. While living in France we could only find affordable peanut butter in an Asian foods store about a 15 minute walk from our apartment. I mentioned affordable above because we could find at a store near our apartment a small jar (about 1 cup) of Skippy for about $7 USD and opted to not purchase it.
When we moved to Cameroon I was told of a few people who made peanut butter. We gave each a try and found our favorite. When we returned a year ago, our favorite peanut butter provider moved to Douala and we needed to search for a new favorite. After six months, we found our new favorite. Once we order it, she makes it and delivers it to our home about two days later. Many times when she arrives it’s still warm from being processed. We pay about $5 USD for 900 grams and also need to provide an empty 900 gram container with payment for future orders.
This month is National Peanut Butter Lover’s month. Enjoy!