Pecan Nut Butter // Georgia Grinders // Chamblee, GA
Campers pack it alongside the essentials: map, compass, dry socks, peanut butter. For outdoorsy types, it’s the alpha and omega, the ur-spread, slathered on rain-soggy tortillas in a desperate bivouac, or snuck straight from the jar on late night pantry raids. It’s so good, campers don’t mind the extra weight and prowling bears don’t mind the hassle of a hoisted food bag or, hell, even a well-locked car, known to bust down trees for a clawful. So don’t tell Yogi: Peanut butter has gotten even better. With Georgia pecans and real sea salt, Grinders makes a southern-style Elvis special good enough to dethrone the King: swap peach slices for banana, pecans for peanuts, and grill to perfection. Just be sure to hide your jar, or better, scrape it clean.