By Lili Doolan
Humans fight. Humans fight about almost everything, be it about a political stance, if blue or pink is better, pineapple on pizza, or something as simple as how to say hello. Humans are just natural debaters. However, one of Earth’s biggest debates deals with peanut butter. Specifically, if creamy peanut butter or crunchy peanut butter is better. This topic has caused families to be divided in two and friendships to split apart. Fortunately, I’m here to finally settle this debate once and for all, because the answer is clear: creamy peanut butter is the better butter.
For starters, let’s talk about statistics. According to a survey done by the National Peanut Board, 56% of people say they prefer creamy to crunchy peanut butter. This first proves that the majority of us are not delusional. Second, this shows how most people do in fact like creamy better. It’s more popular. This brings me to the fact that it’s supporting our economy more than crunchy. Columbia University conducted an interview with the author of Creamy and Crunchy: An Informal History of Peanut Butter, the All-American Food. This book, and its author Jon Krampner, told Columbia University that “80% of peanut butter sales come from creamy peanut butter. This butter really is better for the economy! 17% of sales come from crunchy peanut butter, and the other 3% from jars mixing peanut butter and jelly.” Statistics don’t lie. Creamy peanut butter is obviously more beloved by Americans and is beneficial for the economy.
Obviously, most people care about their health. People avoid smoking to keep better lungs, make sure to eat their fruits and veggies, and engage in some type of exercise to keep in good shape. Peanut butter also plays a part in this health. According to Cropino.com, a website that sells both peanut butter and other types of spreads, “2 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter have 8g of protein, while crunchy peanut butter has a tad less than 7.7g.” Based on this, anyone can tell that creamy peanut butter is a better option for health. You will gain more protein from it. Creamy peanut butter also contains more vitamin e than crunchy peanut butter, creamy has 19% vitamin e, and crunchy only has 13%.
Creamy peanut butter is superior. It’s time for the world to start recognizing it as such. The health benefits and just general creaminess of it outweigh any type of argument one could place for crunchy. Creamy peanut butter is the future.