Best Supermarket Peanut Butter (UK Brands)

With food prices on the rise, more and more shoppers are turning to supermarket own-brand products to make savings on their weekly shopping.

Supermarket brand products often have a bad reputation. In some cases, certain products do deserve this reputation because of the use of cheap bulking ingredients such as palm oil and sugar.

But when you compare the ingredients and nutritional values of the mainstream brands, there are some supermarket brand gems out there that contain the same ingredients for half the price.

In this article, I’ll be showing you the top five supermarket brands of peanut butter based on an ingredient and nutritional comparison to help you pick the right one.

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How to Choose a Good Supermarket Peanut Butter

Before I show you the best supermarket peanut butter, I want to explain what makes a good peanut butter versus one that isn’t so good.

The key to good peanut butter is the ingredients, especially the peanut content. A higher peanut content means fewer added bulking ingredients such as oil (usually palm oil) and sugar.

A high peanut content also means the peanut butter is more nutrient-rich and higher in protein and fiber while being low in sugar and saturated fat.

Peanuts naturally contain a high amount of fat, mostly good fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated), and some natural sugars.

Cheaper peanut butter tends to have added oils such as palm, peanut, or rapeseed oil and generally contains added sugar and other ingredients; you can expect this kind of peanut butter to contain around 90-95% peanuts.

This kind of peanut butter is often marketed as ‘no-stir’ because the added oil prevents separation, whereas 100% peanut butter will naturally split and require stirring before use.

It all comes down to personal flavor preference because some consumers prefer the taste of peanut butter that has added sugar over pure peanut butter, which can sometimes taste a little bitter.

UK Peanut Butter Serving Size

To make sure the comparison below is accurate, I’ve based a serving on the same amount for each kind of peanut butter.

In the UK, the recommended serving of peanut butter is one tablespoon which weighs 15g, and a typical peanut butter serving of this size will contain around 90-95kcal depending on the brand.

Top 5 Supermarket Brand Peanut Butter

Below are my top five supermarket brands of peanut butter, based on ingredients and the nutritional benefits they each have to offer.

1 – M&S (Ocado) 100% Peanut Butter

  • Highest Fiber*
  • Lowest Saturated Fat*
  • Lowest Calorie*
  • High Protein
  • No Added Oil

At the top of the list is M&S 100% peanut butter. Compared to other supermarket-own brands of peanut butter, the M&S 100% version is the highest in fiber and high in protein while being the lowest in calories and saturated fat.

As the name would suggest, this peanut butter is made from 100% peanuts and doesn’t contain any added oil, sugar, or salt, so any fat or sugar content comes naturally from the peanuts.

The nutritional values of the smooth and crunchy version of M&S 100% peanut butter vary slightly, which is detailed in the table below:

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M&S 100% Smooth Peanut Butter
Value per 15g (1 tablespoon)
M&S 100% Crunchy Peanut Butter
Value per 15g (1 tablespoon)
Calories88kcal89kcal
Fat6g6g
Saturated Fat0.8g0.9g
Protein4g4g
Carbohydrates2.5g2.4g
Sugar0.9g0.9g
Fiber1.5g1.5g
Added SaltNilNil
Table to show the nutritional values for 1tbsp of M&S 100% smooth & crunchy peanut butter

2 – ALDI (The Foodie Market) 100% Peanut Butter

  • Lowest Sugar*
  • Highest Protein*
  • No Added Oil

ALDI brand ‘The Foodie Market’ produce a 100% peanut butter option, which as a budget option, has plenty of nutritional benefits when compared to other supermarket peanut butter.

This 100% peanut butter is the highest in protein compared to other supermarket brands, and it’s also the lowest in sugar.

The nutritional values of the smooth and crunchy version of ALDI 100% peanut butter vary slightly, which is detailed in the table below:

ALDI 100% Smooth Peanut Butter
Value per 15g (1 tablespoon)
ALDI 100% Crunchy Peanut Butter
Value per 15g (1 tablespoon)
Calories95kcal94kcal
Fat7.7g7.5g
Saturated Fat1g1.4g
Protein4.3g4.4g
Carbohydrates1.8g1.8g
Sugar0.7g0.5g
Fiber0.8g1g
Added SaltNilNil
Table to show the nutritional values for 1tbsp of ALDI 100% smooth & crunchy peanut butter

3 – Morrisons 100% Peanut Butter

  • High Protein
  • No Added Oil

Morrisions also sell their own brand 100% peanut butter which like the others before has no added ingredients such as sugar, oil or salt.

This version of peanut butter is high in protein and fiber, while being low in carbs and natural sugars.

As you can see from the table below, Morrisons smooth and crunchy peanut butter is almost nutritionally identical with the exception of sugar content which is slightly lower in the smooth version.

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Morrisons 100% Smooth Peanut Butter
Value per 15g (1 tablespoon)
Morrisons 100% Crunchy Peanut Butter
Value per 15g (1 tablespoon)
Calories91kcal91kcal
Fat7.2g7.2g
Saturated Fat1.2g1.2g
Protein4g4g
Carbohydrates1.8g1.8g
Sugar0.9g0.8g
Fiber1.3g1.3g
Added SaltNilNil
Table to show the nutritional values for 1tbsp of Morrisons 100% smooth & crunchy peanut butter

4 – ASDA 100% Peanut Butter

  • Low in saturated fat
  • Low in Sugar
  • No Added Oil

4th in the list is ASDA 100% peanut butter which again contains no other ingredients except for peanuts.

This peanut butter is a healthy choice which is high in protein and fiber while being low in saturated fat and sugar.

The table below confirms that both the smooth and crunchy versions of ASDA’s 100% peanut butter are nutritionally identical.

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ASDA 100% Smooth Peanut Butter
Value per 15g (1 tablespoon)
ASDA 100% Crunchy Peanut Butter
Value per 15g (1 tablespoon)
Calories95kcal95kcal
Fat7.7g7.7g
Saturated Fat0.9g0.9g
Protein3.9g3.9g
Carbohydrates2g2g
Sugar0.9g0.9g
Fiber1.5g1.5g
Added SaltNilNil
Table to show the nutritional values for 1tbsp of ASDA 100% smooth & crunchy peanut butter

5 – Sainsbury’s Crunchy Peanut Butter

  • High in Protein
  • Lower Saturated Fat
  • 97% Peanuts

Last in the list is Sainsburuy’s crunchy peanut butter, which unlike the 100% versions above, does contain added sugar and palm oil.

I’ve included this one because of the more basic style supermarket brand peanut butter, this one has the highest peanut content at 97% and is higher in protein and lower in saturated fat than most others.

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Sainsbury’s Crunchy Peanut Butter
Value per 15g (1 tablespoon)
Calories95kcal
Fat7.8g
Saturated Fat1.1g
Protein4g
Carbohydrates1.8g
Sugar0.9g
Fiber0.8g
Added Salt0.07g
Table to show the nutritional values for 1tbsp of Sainsbury’s crunchy peanut butter

Supermarket Peanut Butter With No Palm Oil

Palm oil is used in many brands of peanut butter, especially supermarket brand peanut butter. The main reason oil such as palm oil is added is to prevent the peanut butter from separating in the jar which happens naturally in 100% peanut butter.

For ethical reasons many consumers are now avoiding products which don’t have added palm oil. If you’re looking for a supermarket own-brand peanut butter without palm oil, then here’s a list of palm-oil free options:

Supermarket BrandPeanut Butter Type – With No Added Palm Oil
ALDI (The Foodie Market)100% Smooth Peanut Butter
ALDI (The Foodie Market)100% Crunchy Peanut Butter
ASDA100% Smooth Peanut Butter
ASDA100% Crunchy Peanut Butter
M&S100% Smooth Peanut Butter
M&S100% Crunchy Peanut Butter
Morrisons100% Smooth Peanut Butter
Morrisons100% Crunchy Peanut Butter
Supermarket brand penut butter that doesn’t contain palm oil

Supermarket Peanut Butter With Added Oil

The list below shows the supermarket own-brand peanut butter which contains added oil, including palm oil and other kinds such as rapeseed.

Please note, this information is correct at the time of writing, however recipes may be changed over time, so if in doubt, check the label before buying.

Supermarket BrandPeanut Butter TypeAdded Oil Type
ALDI GrandessaSmooth Peanut ButterPalm Oil
ALDI GrandessaCrunchy Peanut ButterPalm Oil
ASDASmooth Peanut ButterPalm & Peanut Oil
ASDACrunchy Peanut ButterPalm & Peanut Oil
M&SSmooth Peanut ButterSunflower & Palm Oil
M&SCrunchy Peanut ButterSunflower & Palm Oil
MorrisonsSmooth Peanut ButterPalm & Peanut Oil
MorrisonsCrunchy Peanut ButterPalm & Peanut Oil
Sainsbury’sSmooth Peanut ButterPalm Oil
Sainsbury’sCrunchy Peanut ButterPalm Oil
Stockwell & Co (Tesco)Crunchy Peanut ButterRapeseed & Palm Oil
TescoSmooth Peanut ButterPalm & Peanut Oil
TescoCrunchy Peanut ButterPalm & Peanut Oil
Supermarket brand peanut butter which contains added oil (including palm oil)

More Supermarket Peanut Butter FAQs

Is supermarket own-brand peanut butter any good?

There are good and bad supermarket own-brand varieties of peanut butter. The best kinds of supermarket brand peanut butter are those which are 100% peanuts or just peanuts with a little added salt. Peanut butter with a lower peanut content usually contains added sugar and palm oil.

Which kind of supermarket brand of peanut butter is the healthiest?

The healthiest kind of supermarket own-brand peanut butter is those which contain just peanuts. 100% peanut butter is generally lower in calories, saturated fat, and sugars while being higher in protein and fiber.

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