I've not purchased jarred peanut butter in about ten years, maybe more, and stopped buying Skippy-type peanut butter in 1979, preferring non-hydrogenated oil nothing added peanut butter. The only peanut better I eat now is fresh ground, organic that I grind myself either in the machines in any one of several organic groceries or sometimes at home. The difference in taste, even compared to jarred organic peanut butter, is substantial - much better and more like real peanuts. I don't use salted peanuts. In addition, there's no oil floating on top of this freshly ground peanut butter. I don't know why that is. Perhaps because the grind is a little coarser or because there's no oil added to the final product, as there is with some peanut butters.
Every now and then, when at a friend's house, I may take a taste of regular peanut butter - Skippy, Jiffy, whatever, or one of the peanut butters that are more natural, without the hydrogenated oils, sugar, and less heavily salted. Ugh! I can see why a lot of people eat that sugared stuff as we, as a society, have become accustomed to the taste of sugar in so many prepared foods, and the sugared-hydrogenated-salted peanut butters taste like what we have come to expect. These are the ingredients found in one of the commercial supermarket brands, Jiffy I think:
Peanuts, corn syrup solids, sugar and soy protein, containstwo percent or less of: fully hydrogenated vegetable oils(rapeseed and soybean), salt, mono- and diglycerides,molasses, niacinamide, folic acid, pyridoxine hydrochloride,magnesium oxide, zinc oxide, ferric orthophosphate, andcopper sulfate.
Try grinding your own peanut butter some time and see how it compares with the jarred stuff stuff you're buying.
BTW, you might find this Natural Peanut Butter Hand Mixer
, this Peanut Butter Mixer
or this Peanut Butter Mixer
of some use.