Peanut Butter: Salty or Sweet

Discussion in 'Food & Beverage' started by MissyGris, Mar 24, 2009.


Is Peanut Butter Salty or Sweet?

  1. Salty

  2. Sweet

  1. MissyGris

    MissyGris Registered Member

    The great debate between my roommate and I.

    Is peanut butter salty or sweet?

    She votes salty, I vote sweet. I keep hearing from those that agree with her that peanuts, are salty, therefore peanut butter is salty. I remind them that salted peanuts are salty, and that is not what is in question. The peanutty taste. If you HAD to classify it under Salty or Sweet, which would you go with.

  2. Major

    Major 4 legs good 2 legs bad V.I.P.

    I guess sweet, but it's not really either one of the two. It's almost like asking if water is salty or sweet.
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2009
  3. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

    Would it taste good on potato chips or Dorito's? No, therefore sweet.

    It tastes good with things like jelly which are definitely sweet so it's definitely more on the sweet side if you ask me.
  4. Major

    Major 4 legs good 2 legs bad V.I.P.

    Flavors don't have to match like that. You've never heard of sweet and sour sauce? Salt on a margarita?
  5. PretzelCorps

    PretzelCorps Registered Member

    Peanuts are generally mildly sweet, so one can assume peanut butter will taste mildly sweet.

    As for the saltiness? Look at the ingredients --> If it says "salt", then chances are, the peanut butter will taste salty...
  6. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

    Still, when I have it by itself it seems more sweet than sour if you ask me. One of my favorite sandwiches is the Monte Cristo which definitely mixes sweet and sour. :lol:
  7. Nibbles

    Nibbles meep

    Peanuts are commonly found salted. Peanut butter with jelly on a sanwhich is sweet. It depends whats is eaten with it.
  8. Merc

    Merc Certified Shitlord V.I.P. Lifetime

    Peanuts are not known to be sweet. Add that along with the public knowledge that peanuts are most often served salted and voila! You have your answer: salty. Then again, some people say "Reese's" and they think sweet. Sorry, that's not peanut butter.
  9. Bliss

    Bliss Sally Twit

    It's made with salt so it's salty.
  10. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    I think it's more salty than sweet.

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