Costco carries this strawberry jam combined with smooth, creamy peanut butter!
Today I’m reviewing a super fun product I saw recently at Costco. The Costco Smucker’s Goober! This is a combination of strawberry jam and peanut butter all in one jar.
Location in Store
You can find the goober in the aisle with the other nut butters and jams. The item number is 1535201.
The first thing I notice after opening the jar and spreading the Goober on a piece of toast is that, even though you can clearly see the peanut butter and jam in the jar, when you spread it on a piece of bread, the jam disappears into the peanut butter and it looks just like peanut butter on toast.
It’s a little shinier than just plain peanut butter, but I don’t think most people would notice the difference. Even though it looks as if there’s more peanut butter than jam in the jar, I didn’t expect the jam to completely disappear into the peanut butter.
The flavors are consistent with what you see. It tastes like peanut butter with just a hint of strawberry jam. The peanut butter flavor dominates. I wanted this to be a peanut-butter-and-jam-sandwich-in-a-jar where I would just need to add the bread, but it turns out it’s actually a unique type of spread. It’s nice on a slice of toast, but I wouldn’t use it as a replacement for separate jars of peanut butter and jam on a sandwich. Personally, I like a more even ratio of peanut butter and jam on my sandwiches. The flavors of the two components are typical peanut butter flavor and typical strawberry jam flavor. The combination is really tasty though!
I paid $6.99 Canadian for the two 510 gram jars of Smucker’s Goober, which is really reasonable and not overpriced at all.
The best before date listed on the jar is about seven months from the date I purchased it. I put my jar in the refrigerator after opening but nowhere on the jar can I see that it says to refrigerate after opening.
This tastes great on toast, would be a yummy spread on a banana or on graham crackers! I would also add the Goober to oatmeal or a smoothie. The Goober comes in a two-pack and each jar is 510 grams.
One tablespoon contains 80 calories, four grams of fat, 45 milligrams of sodium, 11 grams of carbohydrates, one gram of fibre, eight grams of sugar and two grams of protein. If you have just one tablespoon, that’s not too much, but I definitely put more than one tablespoon on a slice of toast!
This isn’t an “all-natural product” like some nut butters. The ingredients list has lots of added sugar as well as a few additives/chemicals.
Give it a try!
I think kids would really love this. I like a more even ratio of peanut butter and jam, but will have no problem using up my jar on toast and stuff!
Have you tried Goober? Would you try it?
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