The disappearance (and rebirth?) of P.B. Loco

PB Loco had 5 or 6 locations at one point, but shuttered them all a number of years ago to focus on the wholesaling of their peanut butter.
I ate in one once, in WI, had to be 8 years ago? I quite enjoyed the sandwich.

They have since changed their name (in the last 2 years, I think) to PB Krave:
Further research seems to suggest the PB Krave bought some naming rights, as I don’t see any personnel overlap, and the founding of PB Krave overlaps with the existence of PB Loco as a wholesaler.

Here’s a menu from one of the shuttered cafes:

Hrm. This article suggests that the PB Loco PB was made in MN from the start:

Here are some jars on QVC (“not available at this time”) -

That’s about the only place my mother-in-law shops outside of groceries, bakeries, and polish meat markets.

Hrm. PB Loco went out of business in 2010, according to this post on the ALWAYS RELIABLE Yahoo! Answers:

That’s an overlap of operations.

However, a post on the QVC forums (which is my OTHER go-to location for programming advice, after the YouTube comments section), says that PB Loco went out-of-business, and was bought up by PB Crave [sic].

  • Bananas
  • Peanut Butter (Smooth)
  • Peanut Butter (Chunky)
  • Marshmallow spread
  • Vanilla / cream cheese
  • Nutella
  • Raisins
  • Granola
  • Mandarins

…maybe I should just print out a menu and buy all the ingredients?

Don’t forget coconut (shredded, unsweetened is the best), red pepper flakes, and curry powder.


where does the curry powder come in? With the cinnamon?

Anyway, I’ll be starting with an Elvis, so will also need some bacon.

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Not nesc in those recipes, but it goes great in PB with red pepper flakes, coconut and raisins. If I didn’t have that combo at a PB Loco, that who inspired it.

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Like coronation chicken but with pb instead of chicken? Hmmm, might try that.

At any rate, mad PBz are a go!

My diabeetus!

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We had PB Loco on our show many years ago. They had the best peanut butter in the world.


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