Review: New JIF Whips Creamy Whipped Peanut Butter & Bold NBA Predictions for 2014
Junk Food Nation – that was QUITE an NBA Finals. Miami Heat are back-to-back Champions, and the Spurs definitely put forth maximum effort. YAAAY FOR EVERYONE (I feel like I’m at a 5th grade graduation where everyone gets a trophy.) Truthfully, Miami is a polarizing team like the Yankees and the Patriots…them winning probably pissed off half the nation while electrifying the other half of the nation. It’s the way it goes. I’m just kind of glad it’s over…I can finally get some sleep OH WAIT THE STANLEY CUP FINALS GAAAAAAHHHH
Anyways, after such a postseason, and seeing how teams played out – I have a few bold predictions for next season (while also hedging my bets too 😉 )
1) Miami will not three-peat – They will surely be favored at the start of the season, but any NBA fan clearly saw how much the gap closed between the Heat and other playoff teams. And it wasn’t by creating “super teams” to mimic the Heat like the Knicks, Lakers, and Nets supposedly tried to do. It was teams like Indiana, San Antonio, and others like Golden State and Memphis, putting talent together in unique ways. Let’s not forget about OKC as well. Plus, despite Miami’s win, Wade’s knee and Bosh’s lack of inside presence continues to be a problem. Unless Miami gets a big man, I don’t see them three-peating.
2) Golden State will win the West next year – I said these were bold, didn’t I? San Antonio will contend but I don’t see Manu getting any younger, and without a reliable B-team point man or general strong shooter like Ginobili is/was, I don’t see them going back to the Finals either. Golden State, however, is built on shooting from ground up. The only issue I see for GS – David Lee. He’s amazing when healthy, which isn’t often. If GS gets a full healthy regular and postseason from David Lee, they will be hard to beat.
3) OKC will lose in the first round of the playoffs – No one loves the Durantula more than me, and OKC will get Westbrook back, but it’s not enough. I’m sure they will be favored at the beginning of the season as well, but they also suffer from B-team problems. Losing James Harden’s points wasn’t the issue for the Thunder, it was losing his leadership and ability to change tempos on defenses. Plus, despite Ibaka’s improvement, Kendrick Perkins does NOTHING on offense.
It’s becoming increasingly clear that having a solid big man is going to mean a lot next year. Dwight Howard, anyone?
Today’s junk food: New JIF Whips Creamy Whipped Peanut Butter!
Saw this New JIF Whips Creamy Whipped Peanut Butter first over on The Impulsive Buy, and as a lover of peanut butter, I knew I had to try it. I love whipped cream cheese, so why NOT whipped peanut butter?
Although to be fair, it’s not like peanut butter is THAT hard to spread, is it?
New JIF Whips Creamy Whipped Peanut Butter suggests mixing in some honey and cinnamon to transform this tub into an tastier treat. Then why isn’t this tub THAT TREAT ALREADY? I’m not doing the work FOR you, Jif!
New JIF Whips Creamy Whipped Peanut Butter contains peanuts and a whole bunch of oil… still, it’s mostly just peanuts and sugar. And who doesn’t love sugar? (Paleo people don’t).
New JIF Whips Creamy Whipped Peanut Butter has 50 less calories and 4g less a serving, which means I can eat even more of it, right? My logic, always.
Opening this container of New JIF Whips Creamy Whipped Peanut Butter, it definitely smelled like regular peanut butter, but look startlingly like whipped cream cheese that was tan in color. As I squeezed the container, the sound coming from the tub was ….well….squishy. I was definitely NOT used to peanut butter behaving this way.
As I ran my knife through this New JIF Whips Creamy Whipped Peanut Butter, it was smooooooooooooooth. Smooth smooth smooth. No resistance at all, which I guess is the entire point. Plus, the oval-like plastic tub ensures that I can get all the PB out of it, unlike a taller jar which always requires my knife to go on a hunt-and-scrape mission at the bottom which covers my knuckles in peanut butter.
The flavor – spot on. Really, I noticed NO DIFFERENCE from regular peanut butter, so that’s a good thing! Salty, sweet, and full of peanut flavor. But the texture gave me a slightly different experience – at times, it sort of felt like I was eating Reese’s filling. COOL! Easy to sandwich in between two chocolate chip cookies, or to dollop on some ice cream. The manageability of this peanut butter as opposed to its original form opened up a WORLD of possibilities in my head!
So, flavor – good. Design – great. Texture – smooth. And workability – superb. I like this product A LOT. Get it.
PURCHASED AT: Walmart
COST: $3.00 on sale
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