Just a friendly reminder here, why bulk peanut butter is better than the plastic jar.*
It’s better, because inevitably, when you twist off that red cap and see this:
It’s Monday morning, 8 am.
Monday morning, when you don’t have time to find two matching socks let alone stir a precariously-full jar of separated peanut solid and oils. Because while you are stirring that jar with one hand…the other is trying to get panties on a toddler that knows how to dress herself, just inexplicably won’t except, well, because: Toddler. And that leads to this:
Which you don’t have time for … so no sandwich that day – just an apple, some savory-stick carbs and some leftover marshmallows from Halloween craft-attempts.
Day two, you reach into the fridge to discover this:
And of course, you will most likely throw the container away when are finished. Because when faced with the choice of cleaning peanut butter out of a plastic jar so I can recycle it, or watching “Tinkerbell: Secret of the Wings” for the 16th time, I’ll gladly snuggle down with the girls and pretend I don’t know the winter fairy is Tinkerbell’s long lost sister.
Taken from the Liquid Bulk Buying Guide, some tips for buying bulk peanut butter:
- Use a glass jar. (Easier to clean an oily substance off glass than plastic.)
- Use a straight jar, a perfect cylinder like a Mason jar. (Again, easier to clean.)
- Use a wide-mouthed jar. (So you can get a rubber spatula in there at the end. And so you don’t make a mess at the store.)
- Use two jars and rotate. (So you don’t run out.)
- Use smaller instead of larger jars.
*This story written as an immediate reaction to Monday morning.