Peanut Butter & Company: Don’t eat like Elvis


Eric’s post about specialty shops inspired me to try out Peanut Butter & Company last weekend. I’ve sampled their wares before, picking up a jar of the Smooth Operator from Really Cool Foods near me, but I was curious about what a sandwich shop dedicated to all things peanut butter would be like.

It’s cute though rather cramped. Luckily we just missed the rush on a late Saturday afternoon, and were able to get a table. My friends and I split an Elvis – a grilled peanut butter sandwich with bananas, honey, and bacon – and all I have to say is, no wonder the King died on the toilet. The sandwich tasted good, though could have done with more bacon (what couldn’t?), but after one bite I felt so stuffed, I thought I’d never be able to eat again.

Some other potentially interesting highlights from the menu are the Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Sandwich, cinnamon-raisin peanut butter, vanilla cream cheese, and apple slices; the White Chocolate Wonderful Sandwich, white chocolate peanut butter and orange marmalade (yuck, personally); and the Dark Chocolate Dreams Sandwich, chocolate peanut butter, cherry jam, and shredded coconut – yum!

For the record, I bought a jar of the Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter and it’s damned good. A dollop on toast and a big cup of coffee ensures a hyperactive morning.

4 Comments so far

  1. Noah (unregistered) on February 1st, 2007 @ 2:30 pm

    I went there a few months back and expected great things, but it was average at best… The bread was cold, so it was hard and chewey. And the peanut butter-to-jelly ratio was askew… WAY too much PB.

    All in all, it was a disappointment. But I’m glad you enjoyed, Angela!

  2. angela (aka doris) (unregistered) on February 1st, 2007 @ 3:30 pm

    i agree there was too much pb on the elvis. maybe that’s why i was so full afterwards.

  3. Eric (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2007 @ 8:13 am

    I love Peanut Butter and Co. But I love specialty shops in general! My favorite’s something like the “Dark Forest Dreams” – chocolate pb and cherry jam. YUM! And I’ve yet to have a problem with cold, clammy bread there.

  4. angela (aka doris) (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2007 @ 9:26 am

    the dark chocolate dreams s/w does indeed sound good, esp because it includes coconut flakes.

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