What You Need to Know About Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter {Ingredients, Refrigeration}

Trader Joe’s peanut butter is a great, all natural product without any preservatives or added sugars.

Because this is an all natural product the oil separates from the peanuts and must be mixed back together.  Additionally, because there are no preservatives this peanut butter needs to be refrigerated after opening.

Keep reading and we will cover:

  • How Does Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter Taste?
  • Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter Nutrition and Ingredients?

Trader Joe's Creamy Peanut Butter


Trader Joe’s peanut butter tastes great.  The peanuts are roasted and ground to a super creamy consistency.  There is enough salt to make the roasted flavor of the peanuts “pop” but not so much salt as to be overwhelming.

My favorite way of eating peanut butter is on a toasted English muffin.  I love how the peanut butter is so spreadable that it almost melts into the nooks and crannies of the muffin.  The creaminess of the peanut butter is the perfect match for the crunchiness of the toasted muffin.

The flavor of this spread is creamy roasted peanuts, a touch of salt and nothing else!

Trader Joe's Peanut Butter on an English Muffin

This peanut butter would be perfect on sandwiches, used as a dip for Cosmic Crisp apples and especially for baking cookies!

Ingredients and Nutrition

The only ingredients in Trader Joe’s peanut butter are:

  • Roasted Peanuts
  • Salt

The peanuts are unblanched meaning that they still had their natural red skins intact when they were ground into peanut butter.  Because the peanuts still had their nutrient dense skins intact this peanut butter should have more nutrients and vitamins than peanut butter made from blanched peanuts.

A single serving of the peanut butter (two tablespoons) has the following nutritional information:

  • Calories: 190
  • Fat: 16g (21% DV)
  • Cholesterol: 0mg (0% DV)
  • Sodium: 140mg (6% DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 7g (3% DV)
  • Protein: 8g

Nutritionally the peanut butter is equivalent to Trader Joe’s Almond Butter.

TJ Peanut Butter Nutrition


I bought this 16 ounce jar of peanut butter for $2.29 which is a decent, but not amazing, price.

Trader Joe’s offers several types of peanut butter so expect the price to vary slightly based upon the variety you choose.  Some of the other types of peanut butter carried by Trader Joe’s include:

  • Crunchy
  • Organic Creamy
  • Organic Crunchy
  • No Salt

The Organic peanut butters are made from Valencia peanuts, the same type found in Kirkland’s Peanut Butter Pretzels.

The peanut butter costs almost three times less than Trader Joe’s almond butter which makes it an obvious choice for me!

Price of Creamy Peanut Butter at Trader Joe's


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One thought on “What You Need to Know About Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter {Ingredients, Refrigeration}

  1. I’ve been buying this Orange PB at TJ’s for past 10+ years. Tonight, I open a new one, 12/20/22, and notice there are white nibs, probably peanuts, inside! I opened a second one to confirm, and it too had the little specs in it. To be sure this isn’t the same as a crunchy PB consistency. much smaller. Like tartar on teeth. Interested to know if the PB you used was the same. Bizarre!!

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