If you are anything like me, a pretty typical American girl, you grew up eating peanut butter sandwiches. I personally consider it to be an absolute necessity in my cupboard. Imagine my despair, after arriving in Yerevan, when I couldn’t find peanut butter ANYWHERE! I spent months combing the supermarkets of Yerevan (there weren’t as many four years ago as there are now), only to have supermarket employees look at my husband and I as if we were from another planet! Most had no clue what we were even talking about. Nutella was the closest thing we could find, but it is just not the same! I finally abandoned my fruitless search, which was unfortunate for my mother because she had to send me giant jars of JIF from Sam’s Club about every six months. Shipping big jars of PB from America is not really cost effective, and she sent me what probably ended up being the most expensive PB on the planet! Thanks, Mom!
Imagine my excitement (and Mom’s) when I saw a row of Skippy jars at SAS Supermarket!! Of course, they cost roughly 4500 AMD, and I quickly realized that I might not be able to afford my daily PB habit. Thankfully, I have seen PB pop up at several markets in town, namely Yerevan City on Tigran Mets (this is the cheapest). I don’t know how long the supplies will last, so I generally stock up on a few jars! SAS still had a big stock last time I was in sooooo…..grab yourself some tasty goodness….but leave some for me!
SAS has several locations in the center of Yerevan…http://shop.sas-holding.com/
And so does Yerevan City….but they have no website. Check out the location on Tigran Mets, not far from Republic Square and their big shop in Zeytun.
I have also decided to add in a recipe on how to make your very own peanut butter at home!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
- 1 cup roasted, unsalted, shelled peanuts
- 1-1/2 to 3 tablespoons peanut or safflower oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Honey to taste, optional
Blend in food processor or blender adding just enough oil to make it smooth. You can use salted peanuts and omit the salt, or omit the salt entirely with unsalted peanuts. Add honey to taste, if desired.
If you want chunky peanut butter, add chopped peanuts after you have made the smooth version.
Store peanut butter in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Use within two weeks.
Yield: about 1-1/2 cups