Monday, June 29, 2009

Better'n Peanut Butter


I wrote an entry about peanut butter a long time ago, and now I'm getting around to reviewing a peanut butter alternative for the peanut butter weary.

About three months ago, I bought two jars of natural peanut butter, and I got down to the last 1/4 of the second jar -- not entirely by myself, mind you! While I was at the store seeking to replace it, I stumbled upon this jar of Better'n Peanut Butter. The tag below it claimed that it was reminiscient of Reese's peanut butter, and I was sold!

This stuff claims to have 100 calories per 2 tbsp serving (that's 90 less than regular peanut butter), but only 4 grams of protein (vs. 7 in regular peanut butter).

I lacked patience, so as soon as I got back from the store, I took a dab straight out of the jar. It tasted good (normal) for the first second, and then the texture settled in, which was a little gummy. Taking a look at the ingredients, I could see natural syrups and such that probably gave it that texture.

All in all, in spite of its high price tag (don't ask! all for the sake of experimentation!), it is likely acceptable in sandwiches or other dishes in which the peanut butter is not critical or eaten right out of the jar. If all peanut butter was like this, I think I'd consume it at a much decreased rate. It is an acceptable substitute for peanut butter.

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