Because anything with peanut butter is ALWAYS worth the calories.
1. Benjamin Browns Captain Nutty Milkshake
$16 (before GST), Available at Benjamin Browns, Forum Shopping Centre #01-20/21, 583 Orchard Road, Singapore. 238884
Benjamin Browns was one of the first few cafes in Singapore to do Over-The-Top (OTT) Milkshakes, so it’s no surprise that they’ve created the ultimate peanut butter milkshake. Peanut butter lovers of the world rejoice, because Benjamin Browns’ Captain Nutty has peanut butter (but of course), Captain Crunch cereal, Tim Tams, strawberries…basically, the works.
The base of the milkshake has a strong peanut butter flavour, which mixes well with the smooth whipped cream. Captain Crunch cereal (the peanut butter edition, of course) gives some welcome texture to the milkshake, while Ritz Crackers add a hint of saltiness to balance out the overall sweetness of the drink. And as if the milkshake couldn’t get any more OTT, Tim Tams, jam biscuits, wafers and strawberries are artfully perched atop the Captain Nutty – resulting in a masterpiece that is almost too Instaworthy to dig into. Almost.
Now I know what you’re thinking – heart attack in a jar, anyone? – but surprisingly, the Captain Nutty is the perfect balance of sweet, salty and tangy. Just split it with someone and you’ll be all good. Sharing is caring ya’ll.
2. Ben and Jerry’s Nice Kacang Ice Cream
$15.90 for a pint/$6.50 per scoop, Available at Ben & Jerry’s at Dempsey and 313@Somerset.
If Over-The-Top Milkshakes are a bit much for you (but why), there’s always good ol’ ice cream to satisfy your sweet tooth. Ben and Jerry’s, in particular, has an interesting peanut butter flavour that PB lovers will definitely appreciate. The Nice Kacang is a sweet and salty peanut butter ice cream, peppered with chocolate nougat and fudge flakes for that familiar Ben and Jerry’s crunch. Pretzel swirls also add hints of saltiness.
It seems like Nice Kacang is not available off the shelf (yet), but you can get your fix at selected Ben and Jerry’s Scoop Shops in Singapore. Ask them to pack a takeaway pint for you, so you can have your PB ice cream all day err’ day.
(Source: Ben & Jerry’s Singapore)
3. Edith Patisserie Peanut Butter Banana Cake
$40 for 6 inch cake, Available online at Edith Patisserie.
Edith Patisserie may be a small homestyle bakery, but don’t let that fool you because they do good cakes. Really good. Just take a look at their range of cakes, and you’ll probably be hard-pressed to find one that doesn’t appeal to you.
Their Peanut Butter Banana Cake, in particular, is a dream for PB lovers. For starters, the cake is flavourful but not overly sweet – which, when you get to a certain age (ahem), is of utmost importance. Ain’t nobody got time for diabetes yo.
The peanut butter-flavoured cake is also nicely accented with layers of mashed bananas, and topped off with a layer of sweet cream. I don’t know what sort of pastry magic these guys have done, but the texture of the cake itself is nothing short of amazing . Dense, but ever so light on the palate. Moist, but not oily. Sweet, but not – OK, you get my drift. I could wax lyrical about this cake all day, but it’s probably a better idea to just try it out for yourself.
(Source: Edith Patisserie)
4. Magnum Mini Double Peanut Butter Ice Cream
$10.90 per pack, Available at leading supermarkets and on RedMart.
When it comes to off-the-shelf (read: convenient) ice cream, Magnum is always up there at the top. In fact, the Magnum Mini range is one of my all-time favourites, because the mini pops are just the right size for indulging with minimal guilt. Perhaps it was the will of the peanut butter gods then, that Magnum launched their Double Peanut Butter flavour earlier this year – in the mini size too. Someone cue the angel chorus already.
As its name may suggest, the Double Peanut Butter has peanut butter ice cream covered in chocolate and…wait for it…peanut butter sauce. Magnum’s signature chocolate coating adds a nice crunch with each bite, and complements the smoothness of the peanut butter ice cream. Oh and have I mentioned how each of these babies are only 173 calories a pop? Go on, treat yourself.
5. Proper Corn Smooth Peanut & Almond
$5 for 90g bag, Available at Supernature (Forum The Shopping Mall) and online at Tuck.
Proper Corn is not a very well known brand in Singapore (yet), but let me just say that their products do indeed live up to their name. They weren’t kidding about doing their popcorn well, properly. #punny
The Smooth Peanut & Almond popcorn is an interesting mix of sweet and salty, with underlying notes of peanut butter. If you prefer your snacks lighter, Proper Corn just might be up your alley. While the peanut butter flavour is quite subtle, munching on the soft kernels is still surprisingly satisfying.
Proper Corn isn’t very readily available in Singapore though, so you might have to do a bit of research before getting ahold of a pack. But hey, nobody ever said that life was easy right? Sometimes – just sometimes – a girl’s gotta work for her snacks.
6. Mulate Peanut Butter & Sea Salt Chocolate
$9, Available on Beans To Bars.
While we’re on the topic of subtle flavours, the Peanut Butter & Sea Salt Chocolate bar from Mulate is also worth a try. The peanut butter flavour is not strong, but it does stand out against the bitterness of the dark milk chocolate. Each square of chocolate is rich with flavour, melting in your mouth like little blocks of creamy, chocolate-y goodness.
This particular flavour is not that easy to find in stores though, so you might just have to order it online from Beans To Bars.