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Product review ... powder peanut butter

Monday, February 04, 2013

Had to run to the store today for a few items and I saw this new display for healthy eating stuff. So I stopped to see what was there and I saw this jar with a tan powder in it with "PB2 with premium chocolate" on the label.

So I read " Savor the secret of chocolate PB2. Superior quality peanuts are first slow roasted then pressed to remove 85% of the fat and oil. We then blend the finest cocoa beans for a natural roasted peanut butter and chocolate flavor that's rich in taste, easy to enjoy and wonderfully healthy."

"Directions: Mix 2 tbsp. of Chocolate PB2 with 1 tbsp of water and stir util smooth. Prepare as needed."

Nutrition Facts Serving size 2 tbsp (12g)
servings 15
Calories 45 (.........WHAT????)
Total fat 1 g (are you kidding me?)
Sodium 70 mg
Protein 4 g

Ok it says that it is a chocolate peanut butter. Well it's peanut butter. I don't taste any chocolate in it. It does have a natural peanut butter taste. I mixed it per instructions and it came out thick. Really thick, like cold butter thick. So it needs a drop or two of extra water to it. I was going to try it with apples .... my favorite way to eat them. ...But it was to thick to dip. So I mixed up some more (at 45 calories you can do that.) added an extra tablespoon of water and the serving that I had just made. I ended up with a thick soup. Which is perfect for dipping.

Was it as good as Jiff? Nope.
Was it as good as store brand? Nope.
Was it good? It's a 45 calorie peanut butter that you mix up that has a peanut butter taste to it. If my store continues to sell it will I continue to buy it? I have not decided that yet. It was $4.49 for 6.5 oz. Which is a bit pricey for me. I will have to eat it a few more days to decide that. But the ingredients are simple ..... roasted peanuts, cocoa powder, sugar and salt. ... that's it. I say that's really simple.

It did make a wonderful dipping sauce. Mix it thin and use it for peanut butter sauces. Add some seasoning to it. .....The chocolate isn't strong enough to effect it being used like that. ... And with about a 4th of the calories of regular peanut butter, it would be a good way to cut some calories.

I was a little disappointed to see that the nutritional value was weak compared to regular peanut butter. Only 2 % of iron and no riboflavin, vitamin E or niacin. As far a the protein you can double it and get the protein and still be under regular peanut butters calories.

Here is a link to their website .... and what do you know ??? they got a bunch of recipes! Banana PB2 chocolate shake!?!

So what did my lunch look like?

And now? ..... well I ate it all .... and even licked the bowl. (nah just kidding.) but I did clean it pretty good.

Well that's my thoughts on it for now.
Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FRANCES-AGAPE 2/8/2013 11:32PM


!! W O W !!

What a neat concept
Had not heard of it before

for sharing

Have a Wonderful Weekend !

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GODIVADSG 2/7/2013 11:55AM

    I have tried it in a smoothe. I thought it was ok. Need to try it again.

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GABIBEAR 2/5/2013 11:06PM

    Thanks for the review Becky. I was thinking about trying it.

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BLH507 2/5/2013 12:14PM

    I use the PB2 regular flavor in my smoothies and mixed into my oatmeal all the time. I like that I can get the peanut butter flavor without the fat.

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DEBBIEDAY 2/5/2013 8:05AM

    I saw this in our grocery store last week and wondered about it. Like you I thought it a bit pricey to buy without any info. Might have to give it a try as an smoothie addition. Thanks for the review!

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SHARJOPAUL 2/5/2013 7:51AM

    I've been using PB2 for a couple of years! I use the regular (no chocolat) type. It seems to have a more peanu taste. Its great for a low snack!

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IACTA_ALEA_EST 2/5/2013 7:29AM

    I will look for it!

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Thanks for sharing!
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KARENE10 2/4/2013 7:27PM

    I really love peanut butter and think I might have to try this.

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LITTLELENNA 2/4/2013 6:37PM

    I've tried it too and didn't really care for the texture of it. I understand it is good in smoothies and that type of thing but, I haven't tried it that way. Kudos to you for trying a healthy alternative. Maybe you will learn to love it by the time it is gone :)

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BEEJAY49 2/4/2013 4:16PM

    Sounds like a good find, but I love my Jif! :) Thanks for the information though. :) HUGS!

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BANDITOBOY 2/4/2013 3:05PM

    PB2 comes in just "peanut butter" too (no chocolate). I use it every day to make a smoothie for breakfast. Banana, 1/4 cup of powdered PB2 (not mixed with water), 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup water, tsp of ground flaxseed, dropper of stevia. Then I add crushed ice and blend in my Magic Bullet. Every day! oh yeah, I order it in bulk from Bell Plantation.

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