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Which Is Better: Creamy Peanut Butter vs. Chunky (Spoiler: 1 Of Them Is Sick and Wrong)

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It’s a duel as old as time. One that conjures up images of Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton (mostly because of the ‘Got Milk?’ commercial). An epic showdown that divides families like the Hatfields and the McCoys. No, it’s not the contemporary political climate or anything to do with COVID, it’s a bit nuttier than that. It’s the battle between creamy and crunchy/chunky peanut butter.

If you’re a peanut butter purist, you might think there’s no question about which style is better. This is because when most people envision peanut butter, it’s the smooth, cream version many of us know and love. But there’s a darker, likely more malevolent, possibly anarchist group of the population that believes that creamy or chunky peanut butter is better.

To get to the bottom of this clash of nuts, we decided to list the various pluses and minuses of each. Keep scrolling to see how everything turned out so you finally know which is better: creamy or chunky style peanut butter.