FLV peanut butter
2 testers prepared on 7-21-2017 (1% and 2% respectively).
At one and two weeks in, initial thoughts when testing the 1% sample were “OmGosh, I’ve WAY overdone it with 2%!” Followed closely by, “Holy Shit, I need to at least halve this!” I was getting very little butter, and mostly the taste of the thin little membrane that’s between the nut and the shell. (Not my favorite section of peanuts, but an almost required aspect of it, as experienced while eating a handful of boiled peanuts.)
At one and two weeks in, 2% tests shared the above experience, only more potent.
I’m glad I kept to procedure at this point though. Because if I had tried to judge it there, I’d have not had the full picture, or what I term “proper data” (which is the primary reason I’m posting this, as lately some are assuming that they have “all they need to know” after only a couple weeks.).
At a month in things have settled into place with much more finnesse, and acceptable usability.
1% is much more tame, much less accent on the membrane aspect, though it’s still much more prominent than what I’d prefer. But I’m still not sure if it would stand up to a grape or strawberry flavor well. My gut tells me that it’s going to be best when complemented with something like DIYFS expert peanut butter (which I don’t have yet, but @Beaufort_Batches highly recommends), OR it’s going to be limited to being used solely as a “nut” flavor (think peanuts in a Snickers bar, or else sprinkled over the top of a sundae.)
2% is where I think it needs to be as a lead note (with a month steep obviously), but I think the most common use is going to be 0.75 to 1% (when combined with a ‘more proper’ lead note) in any kind of peanut butter application.
For those whose had the “misfortune” of having it, it reminds me very much of a product that came out in the 80’s called “Laura Scudder’s” peanut butter. which was supposed to be an ‘all natural’ peanut butter… Nasty AF for those who think Jif or Peter Pan is what peanut butter should be like. LMAO
(To those who like Laura Scudder… Look no further!!
It’s definitely a useful and good flavor. It’s just “a tool” (or booster) in my book. Improperly marketed as peanut butter, as I think it should be called peanuts. Lol though YMMV.
Thanks for enduring my ramblings.