Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Peanut Butter Hoarding

Have you heard the news recently?  Peanut butter prices may rise as much as 40% over the next few weeks.  Some people are saying we could expect to pay as much as $6 a jar.  This seems to be what everyone is talking about on the news, twitter, blogs, facebook and other social sites recently.  Being vegan, we eat a lot of peanut butter in the house as a staple to our daily diet.  We love it on bread, dipped with apples, add it to smoothies and the list goes on. 

So do we believe the media or chalk it up to be all a marketing hype?  Well, it seems that this is one of the worst peanut harvests we have seen in decades.  Which will result in skyrocketing prices in the stores very soon, if not already.  You can read more about it here or just google "peanut butter price increase" and you will get a lot of recent articles on this subject.

What are your thoughts on all of this?  Will you go out and buy an extra jar or two in the next few days or just ride it out?  Will this cause a huge hoarding scare to where we may see bare shelves where once peanut butter used to sit?  Only time will tell, but I am not taking this chance with my two little boys.  Yep, I fell into the trap, went online to and just brought 12 jars of it so we are set for the next few months.  My boys are in the very picky eating stage and pb&j sandwiches seem to be a staple in our house at all times.  Let's just hope it isn't as bad we expect, but if it is, I am prepared so to speak/eat!


  1. I haven't heard about peanut butter prices going up. I have several jars in the pantry now, so I should be okay for a while. I would stock up for sure if I had kids like you, so good thinking! :0)

  2. i hadn't heard about this. but i am definitely going to buy a bunch of it just in case. i can't imagine living without peanut butter in my life but i won't pay too much for it...

    thanks for putting this out there!

  3. Oh, my! I hope I'm not too late. So yes, we will go buy several jars if this is the case. Although, I have been determined to start making my own pb. Need to stock up on peanuts, too.