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Costco Discontinued Best-Selling Kirkland Organic Peanut Butter

Costco Organic Peanut Butter Unsweetened

Say it ain’t so! We know..it’s what we’re thinking too! But it’s true. Costco has discontinued fan favorite Kirkland Organic Peanut Butter. We were the first to report when the new replacement organic peanut butter from Naturally More hit Costco’s shelves last week – see/follow @costcoorganic on Instagram. Lucky for all of us…Naturally More organic peanut butter at Costco looks and tastes eerily similar to Kirkland Signature PB.

See our product pricing and tasting notes below. If you’ve tried the Naturally More Organic Peanut Butter, we’d love to hear your thoughts below! If it wasn’t your fave…my other favorite organic unsweetened peanut butter is the Whole Foods 365 organic creamy peanut butter (or non-organic crunchy).

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11-12-2021 – It’s back in stock!

See below (in red) for an update!

Kirkland Organic Peanut Butter
COSTCO DISCONTINUED BEST-SELLING KIRKLAND ORGANIC PEANUT BUTTER

Is Naturally More organic peanut butter made by same manufacturer? We’re wondering that ourselves, but Costco does not publish who it’s private label manufacturers are…so we can’t confirm that theory…but we’re thinking that might just be the case.

Why would Costco replace a fan favorite popular item like the Kirkland Signature Organic Unsweetened Peanut Butter? We are asking the same! Maybe it’s contractual, maybe it’s easier than managing private labeling, who knows.

What we do know, is that if you spot the old Kirkland Organic Peanut Butter…stock up! Because it’s probably your last sighting!

And we also have purchased and tasted the new replacement at Costco for the Organic Peanut Butter- now made by Naturally More …and we’re happy to report it’s pretty good. See tasting notes below.

Comparing Kirkland Organic Peanut Butter vs. Naturally More Organic Peanut Butter from Costco

The nutritional panels are identical. Literally, every single measurement, daily value, fat, calories, carbs, sugars and protein are exactly the same. The Kirkland Signature Organic Peanut Butter (unsweetened, creamy) is on the left and the new replacement Naturally More Organic Peanut Butter (also unsweetened and creamy) is on the right.

Note: Kirkland Signature peanut butter states Valencia peanuts…whereas Naturally More does not specify Valencia.

Costco Discontinued Best-Selling Kirkland Organic Peanut Butter - CostContessa
Comparison of Nutritional Panels on Kirkland Organic Peanut Butter and it’s replacement Naturally More Organic Peanut Butter. Both are creamy, unsweetened peanut butters.

Naturally More PB Costco Item Number and Cost

Naturally More Organic Unsweetened Creamy Peanut Butter 2-pack is Costco Item Number 1552274 and costs $8.79. The 2-pack contains 2 28 OZ jars, for a total of 56 OZ. That’s $4.40 per 28 OZ jar or $0.16 per ounce.

Costco Kirkland Signature Organic Peanut Butter was Costco Item Number 555000.

Naturally More Organic Unsweetened Creamy Peanut Butter 2-pack at Costco
Costco Replaces Fan Favorite Kirkland Organic Peanut Butter with this product from Naturally More. Both peanut butters are cream, unsweetened, and certified Organic.

Product Features of Costco Naturally More Organic Peanut Butter

  • Creamy Peanut Butter
  • Unsweetened
  • USDA Organic Certified by QAI
  • Kosher
  • 2 Simple Ingredients: Peanuts and Salt
  • 4 Net Carbs
  • 0 Added Sugars

Tasting Notes on the New Costco Organic Peanut Butter

We liked it! Admittedly, we felt a pang of horror when we stared at the aisle and the old Kirkland Organic peanut butter was gone! But in the end, we feel this is an acceptable replacement. The nutritional facts are identical (see above).

Both jars are physically identical (even the caps are the same just a different color) and the consistency upon open and after refrigeration is the somewhat the same. The Naturally More solidifies much more than KS PB in the fridge, but it also softens up very quickly…it hasn’t been an issue for me but my 8-year old who likes to make PB sandwiches has a hard time spreading it. Not a huge deal but mentioning it 🙂

The appearance is a bit different, however. The old Kirkland Signature has specks of brown throughout their peanut butter, whereas the Naturally More has a more uniform color. We’re not sure why that is…but it didn’t seem to affect the texture or taste…we thought they essentially tasted a lot the same.

How We Use Peanut Butter

How do you use peanut butter? We’re always looking for great to new ways to eat one of our favorite foods so please tell us what we’re missing from our list in the comments!

Where to Find Costco Peanut Butter

The new Naturally More Organic Peanut Butter is available in-store at Costco. As of the time of this article, it was not yet available at costco.com, but we expect that it will be at some point.

UPDATE ON KIRKLAND ORGANIC PEANUT BUTTER

Good news is on the horizon for those who aren’t loving the replacement…we understand that the Costco Kirkland organic peanut butter will be back in stock in Costco stores this Fall – loose time estimate of November or December! A Costco spokesperson told Eat This, Not That! the good news update on Costco peanut butter!

Costco Peanut Butter FAQs

Did Costco Discontinue Kirkland Signature Organic Peanut Butter?

Costco Organic Peanut Butter Unsweetened

Yes, Costco stores no longer carry fan favorite Kirkland Signature Organic Peanut Butter. A new organic, unsweetened, creamy peanut butter from Naturally More has replaced it.

Is Naturally More Organic Peanut Butter at Costco Any Good?

Costco Organic Peanut Butter Unsweetened

Yes, the Naturally More Organic Creamy Unsweetened Peanut Butter at Costco is good, and tastes very much like the Kirkland Signature Organic Peanut Butter Costco previously carried.

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25 Comments

  1. The original red label and new Naturally More were NOT the same. If you read the front of the red label, that peanut butter was made with 100% Valencia peanuts; the Naturally More was not. Peanuts and peanut products are highly susceptible to containing aflatoxins, a carcinogen. Of all peanut varieties, Valencia peanuts have the lower propensity to this fungal invasion. Peanuts/peanut products are regularly tested for aflatoxins and must be below safe levels to be considered safe to eat. Toxic limits are lower in the EU than they are in the U.S.

  2. Might be the same peanut butter, don’t know, but jars we tasted had less flavor, not at all the fresh roasted odor or taste we got from the original. Also, the new alternative is much harder and more difficult to spread when cold.

  3. The recommended alternative from Whole foods includes palm oil among the ingredients. That is a huge no-no as palm oil trees are responsible for massive deforestation, and palm oil is very unhealthy. I will pass.

  4. I’ve given the substitute a good try— I’m almost to the bottom of the first jar of the 2-pack. It just isn’t as tasty as the original Kirkland. I eat PB toast most days for breakfast, and this makes breakfast less yummy to start my day! I’ll go back to Trader Joe’s PB before I buy Naturally More again. crossing fingers for the return of Kirkland!

  5. Costco original peanut butter was made from VALENCIA peanuts! That’s the difference. Hampton Farms is the supplier. Valencia peanuts had a poor crop last year hence the shortage. Stock up the next time it’s on the shelf. none better. Joe

    1. Okay I just looked up their site and they have 5 lb tubs…Costco really needs to sell 5 lb tubs of that stuff! I’d buy it! There will be a frenzy when it comes back, lol, if you see it please come back and let me know! Thank you for stopping by and sharing!

  6. I tried it and yes it was runny after stirring so I put it in the frig where I always keep my natural peanut butter. It then turned into a rock that will not spread. Please bring back the Kirkland.

  7. My wife purchased this product (naturally more) at Costco yesterday. When opened it had about a half inch of oil on the surface. Thorough mixing yielded a semi-liquid (pourable) consistency that I find unacceptable for any of the normal uses for peanut butter such as sandwiches.
    I would suggest that anyone wishing to purchase this product take this into consideration.

    1. The Kirkland product was the same. I still loved it. I had a process for making it “acceptable” consistency. First, I would store the jars upside down in our cupboard for at least a few weeks prior to opening. On the day before opening a new jar I would spend a few minutes shaking the jar every which way to distribute the oil as much as possible and then place the jar upside down in the refrigerator. refrigerating the jar overnight made the peanut butter a much thicker consistency. When I opened the jar, I used a knife to stir the peanut butter because the thickest & driest product was at the top of the jar. From tat point on I stored in the refrigerator – it didn’t really matter if it was right side up or up side down. I am hoping that the same process will work as well for the new Naturally More peanut butter.

      The fact that they do not specify Valencia Peanuts in the ingredients worries me a bit as far as the taste is concerned. BTW, I have still not seen this new product in our local Costco.

      1. Is there no longer an organic/unsweetened peanut at your store? Interesting! It now has a star on the tag in my store (been that way for 2 weeks) so with any luck maybe the Kirkland is coming back…definitely seems to be the crowd favorite. I do like the naturally more, but I like the whole foods better so I’ve switched until KS comes back. I always pour the oil off. I know I’m not supposed to do that, lol.

      2. I found a better way to stir natural, unstabilized peanut butter, regardless of its state of oil separation. I put a stainless steel shish kebab skewer, the type with one end bent into a round loop, into the chuck of a variable-speed electric drill and run it up and down the jar at low speed until the peanut butter is thoroughly stirred. It helps to put the jar on a silicone rubber pot holder or get an assistant to hold the jar to keep it from spinning and skittering around, especially in the beginning. If the drill motor is run at excessive speed, it WILL spatter, so be patient. BONUS: I get to lick the peanut butter off the skewer when the stirring is finished.

  8. There is visibly a bundle to identify about this. I think you made some good points in features also.

  9. I wonder if there is a way to verify the type of peanut as I can only tolerate Valencia peanuts. That is one of the many reasons why both Trader Joe’s and Costco Valencia peanut butters were in so much demand—Valencia peanuts do not have the problem with aflatoxins like other peanuts do. Besides, they are much sweeter and tastier than other peanuts.

    1. Yes, that would be great. I know you are definitely not alone in concern about whether or not they use Valencia. Look out for Kirkland back on the shelves in Nov/Dec- it’s supposed to be back!

    2. Yes, THIS! What Sumitra says!

      I have a daughter that is really sensitive to molds. We’ve been loving the Kirkland brand peanut butter because it was the only one we had found that didn’t hurt her stomach. I had thought it was because it was organic. When the Kirkland brand was replaced by Naturally More, I thought it would be okay and bought some. My daughter started getting sick every time we had the Naturally More Peanut Butter. At first, I couldn’t figure out why as they were both organic and basically had the same ingredients. Then I did a search to see if Kirkland peanut butter was gone for good and I started reading about aflatoxins. That the Naturally More brand is a different peanut growing somewhere more humid and thus has aflatoxins is the only explanation I can find for why it makes my mold sensitive daughter sick. I’m hoping that when Kirkland brings back their peanut butter, that it will be made with the same organic Valencia peanuts as before and not be changed out to any old organic peanut source.

      1. I have good news for you! It’s back and it’s still Valencia! See below post:
        https://www.costcontessa.com/costco/costco-organic-peanut-butter-valencia/

  10. The new stuff is a lot lighter (runnier) than the original. Should be called Peanut Runny Butter because it is not “butter”. Don’t know what they did to it but it certainly feels runny not buttery.

    1. I noticed that too. It doesn’t bother me too much for toast, but our dog needed some medication the other day and normally could wrap the pill with the PB and give it to her and the new one was so runny it was hard to use for that. I suppose not a big deal…but word on the street is that Kirkland is coming back in the Fall…so I’ll be happy to have our old favorite back!

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