Scientific research says that you ate 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before you turned 18 (more crazy PB&J facts here!), but until you reached voting age, it's unlikely you had much say in deciding which peanut butter brand was in your pantry.
Now that you're an adult and can buy whatever you want (take that, MOM!), let us guide you through the packed shelves in the peanut butter aisle. We taste-tested eight of the major brands: Skippy, Peter Pan, Jif, Nut'n Better, Justin's, Whole Foods 365, Trader Joe's, and, for good measure, the I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter peanut butter substitute. And for more grocery store investigations, check out all of Thrillist's other taste-tests.