JIF Peanut Butter Tour

Jif Peanut Butter Tour

Our homeschool group went on a wonderful field trip today to the JIF Peanut Butter Factory in Lexington, KY.  It’s a tough tour to book, so we were especially thankful to the entire staff for welcoming us with friendly faces, lots of information and some really cool things to see and do!

Above you can see our crew dressed and ready to start the tour.  We weren’t allowed to take pictures inside, but they were very gracious to show us every aspect of the assembly line from packaging the fresh peanut butter all the way to the shipping dock.

Favorite Part? The Taste Test!

The favorite part of the tour by far was taste testing in the lab.  We were allowed to taste each and every peanut butter product they make at the factory and vote on our favorites.  Which products were tops on our list?  Their new natural pb ranked 1st, followed by peanut butter with honey, with original creamy sliding in at 3rd.  Our least favorite?  The reduced sodium and sugar variety.  I have to say, though, the lower fat version was quite good.

They even gave each one of us a goodie bag before we left with, what else – jars of peanut butter!

What made the trip even more worthwhile was a Facebook comment from one of the teens telling me it was the best field trip she’s taken in four years!  🙂


  1. How fun! We took a tour to a bread making factory a few years ago and it was a great time. It is so interesting to tour places where food is made in huge quantities.


  2. Ohhhh I am so jealous. I LOVE JIF… now I mean grab a spoonful and savor it LOVE IT..

  3. Lucky you all!!! I wish I could go on a field trip to Jif!

  4. Hello Cindy. Our Homeschool Lego Team would LOVE to have a field trip here since we are studying food safety and peanut butter. You said the trips are hard to book. I looked on their website and didn’t see a place to sign up for field trips. Can you tell me if you have to make any special arrangements? By any chance do you still have a contact name from there you can share? Thanks so much!

  5. Deb, What I understood when we made arrangements for our trip a couple years ago was that you had to know someone “on the inside”. At the time, a friend of our family did occasional work on their machines and put me in touch with the field trip scheduler. I’m sorry, but I don’t remember her name, nor do I have the contact info anymore. I remember leaving messages on their general message line about booking a tour and no one ever contacted me. It wasn’t until I had a direct number to the lady in charge of field trips that we were able to book anything. I hope you’re able to find what you’re looking for!

  6. Nina DeSantis says:

    The website and everything on internet says they do not give tours.

  7. Unfortunately, I don’t think they give tours anymore. It makes me sad because it was such a wonderful place to visit.

  8. How did you book your tour? Very interested in doing one for me and my homeschoolers.

  9. Unfortunately, I think they stopped giving tours a few years back. I was so sad to hear that!

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