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Matt Mulvihill

Matt Mulvihill | Pacific Beach Peanut Butter

Made with only the best tasting ingredients, Matt's Pacific Beach Peanut Butter creates organic peanut butters and flavored peanut butter spreads in the yummiest flavors. The entire product line is gluten-free. Full of protein and minerals with fewer calories than most other peanut and almond butters. Not smooth, not crunchy - the brand coined the term "smunchy" - you actually taste the fine-textured particles of real peanuts. 

What Inspired You To Start Your Company?

My love of Peanut Butter.


Tell us about your products.

Made in small batches using only the finest ingredients which is the recipe for a great tasting product.


What Does Being A Small-Batch “Artisan” Mean To You?

It means caring about the quality of the product.


What is your favorite small-batch treat?

Gingerade from Super Food Coffee Company


Where Does Your Food Inspiration Come From?

I believe the world is caring more about high quality food and what we put in our bodies.


What Products Are You Working On Now?

We're excited about launching our new line of Flavored Protein Peanut Butters.


Do You Have a Favorite Product?

Our Signature is the best tasting peanut butter in the world.


Latest Ingredient Obsession?



What Did You Have For Dinner Last Night?

Slow roasted chicken, quinoa, and brussels sprouts.


What Person, Living Or Dead, Would You Most Like To Have Try Your Product?

Elvis Presley


What’s The Best Piece Of Advice You’ve Gotten In Building Your Business?

Pay attention to the little things.


What Advice Would You Give Other artisans?

Don't be glued to your business plan. Listen to others because there are opportunities everywhere.


What Other Local Food Artisans or Chefs Do You Admire?

Brian Malarkey


If You Had To Choose Your Last Meal, What Would It Be?

Spinach mashed potatoes, Don Bravo's Surf and Turf Burrito, Creme Brûlée, and Chocolate Milk.


Favorite Restaurant or Food Experience?

Quaint little Mexican restaurant in Scottsdale, AZ with phenomenal service, drinks and food.


What Do You Enjoy Doing Outside of the Kitchen?

Spending time with my family.


What’s Your Favorite Kitchen Soundtrack?

The Little Things by Big Gigantic


What is your favorite recipe to make with the product featured in our basket?

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana
Slice a banana. Spread Our Signature on each slice. Dip each slice in dark chocolate. Freeze.