A feature from Kerbey Lane Cafe.

Partner Spotlight: HomePlate Peanut Butter

“Every summer, millions of Americans flock to their local minor league baseball stadiums to enjoy some wholesome family fun. It’s a chance to sit back and enjoy some baseball while splurging on classic snacks like hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn, and maybe even some Crackerjack.

But what you might not know is that the players on the field are probably thinking about food as well. They’re hungry. The average minor leaguer makes something like $800 a month, which leaves little money to eat out regularly. That’s why so many players rely on an old staple – peanut butter – as a way to get the calories and protein they need to go out and play nine innings every day.

Because players tend to be superstitious, they carry their peanut butter habit with them even when they make the big leagues. If you walk into the clubhouse of your favorite team, you’ll find peanut butter even though the players could easily afford to have steaks and sushi around the clock.

Of course, just about everyone loves peanut butter (with apologies to those who are allergic to nuts). The peanut butter and jelly sandwich is as American as apple pie. The rub is that most of the options we see on the shelves of our grocery store quite simply don’t taste good or are chock-full of stuff we can’t even pronounce. Even the natural alternatives aren’t very appealing, especially since you’re forced to constantly stir them up to keep the oil from seeping to the top.

If only there was a brand of peanut butter that offered all the healthy benefits of peanuts and tasted great as well.” Read more…