The Buckeyes love their peanut butter – particularly when it is dipped in chocolate.
According to Marcia Adams in her Heartland cook book (1991), “If Ohio were to declare a state candy, this recipe would be it…Some cooks like to leave a bit of peanut butter ball exposed when dipping in the chocolate so it more closely resembles a real buckeye.” This affinity puts Columbus on the map, and it is one of the top ranked cities for peanut butter sales, too.
A cornerstone is Krema Nut Company, which has been making peanut butter in Columbus since 1898. You will find any gourmet PB&J sandwich you could ever crave at the Krema Kitchen. Case in point: the Peanut Butter Apple Cheesecake features honey nut cream cheese spread opposite of natural peanut butter and melds them with chunky apple fruit spread. Be sure to bring home a jar of Hot & Spicy Peanut Butter!
You can get your donut and coffee fix at Buckeye Donut, open 24/7 near the Ohio State University. I
If you’re feeling a little more healthful, visit Alchemy Juice Café and opt for the Emerald Peanut smoothie bowl with spinach and micro kale.
Not feeling it? Chase down The Angry Wiener, a Columbus-based food truck, for The Houndog – it ain’t nothin’ but PB and bacon jam on a hot dog.
Not to forget your four-legged friends, stop by Three Dog Bakery for dog-friendly peanut butter cakes and treats!
Columbus PB Gems:
Krema Nut Company: 1000 West Goodale Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43212, http://www.krema.com/
Buckeye Donuts: 1998 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201, http://alwaysopen.buckeye-donuts.com/
Three Dog Bakery: 611 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215 https://www.threedogcolumbus.com
The Angry Wiener: https://www.theangrywiener.com/