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boaterswife
08-22-2007, 05:32 PM
OK, I totally cannot remember who posted about this stuff a few days ago. It's been on my mind ever since I read the post, so yesterday I picked up my mom and said "we're going to Trader Joe's!!!" Not a big deal, but with all the construction around here it is about a 45 minute drive just to try some PB.

Well, let me tell you, it was SO WORTH THE DRIVE!!! I had it today for a snack with a sliced apple...YUMMO! I've stayed away from the pb for the last year because I just wasn't willing to spend the WW points on a serving of it for a snack, but the nutritional info on this is just 100 calories and 2.5 grams of fat for a 2T serving. Again, YUM, and THANK YOU SO MUCH to the 3fc member who recommended it!


dek6
08-22-2007, 05:42 PM
i must have missed that thread. what kind of pb was is? i love trader joes

murphmitch
08-22-2007, 05:50 PM
I tried it and didn't care for the taste. I would much rather eat the real thing.


CLCSC145
08-22-2007, 05:52 PM
Trader Joe's is my favorite store and they just opened one less than a mile from my house. How thoughtful of them ;).

boaterswife
08-22-2007, 06:43 PM
It's called "Better than Peanut Butter" and I believe I paid $3.69 for about a 16 oz. jar.

Anne, I have to say my DD isn't bowled over by it, but she's also one who eats a spoonful of pb by itself. For me, mixed with the flavor/texture of the apple, it was great!

traci in training
08-22-2007, 06:53 PM
I'm dumber than dumb - what's Trader Joe's???

CLCSC145
08-22-2007, 07:03 PM
Not dumb, Traci! Just deprived :( TJ's is a chain of quirky markets in 23 states (I looked it up :D), but sadly, none in Iowa! They have lots of natural and healthy foods, as well as some not so healthy :devil:. They're the kings of prepackaged healthy meals in my opinion and not terribly expensive.

hellokitty81668
08-22-2007, 07:04 PM
I like PB & Company's Dark Chocolate dream- peanut butter and dark chocolate,yummy
cheryl

Pita09
08-22-2007, 07:52 PM
I just Googled this stuff and found it at Earth Fare over by my house. We are going to give it a try. I took myself off peanut butter for the obvious reasons and my boyfriend, who is a peanut butter loving junkie, eats a ton of it. I would love to be able to eat peanut butter again and I would really love to see my Sweetie stop clogging his precious arteries.

LindseyLouWho
08-22-2007, 07:54 PM
I second Peanut Butter & Co.'s Dark Chocolate Dream... as well as the Cinnamon Raisin Swirl. They're all natural and very yummy... and since it's pb mixed with something else, it cuts down the calories. A 2 Tbsp serving of the Dark Chocolate Dream is like 170 and the Cinnamon Raisin Swirl is 160, from memory. It's not really that much of a difference from the straight pb calorie wise, but very yummy when used in moderation.

Glory87
08-22-2007, 09:02 PM
I just Googled this stuff and found it at Earth Fare over by my house. We are going to give it a try. I took myself off peanut butter for the obvious reasons and my boyfriend, who is a peanut butter loving junkie, eats a ton of it. I would love to be able to eat peanut butter again and I would really love to see my Sweetie stop clogging his precious arteries.

Regular, natural peanut butter (not the waxy stuff with transfat) won't clog arteries - it's the good kind of fat. It's super healthy. I can understand trying the Better Than Peanut Butter during weight loss when calories/fat are limited, but I hope that maintainers or people who don't have to lose weight would eat the real stuff - it is GOOD for you...and delicious.

I didn't eat peanut butter when I was losing, but I've eaten it for breakfast nearly every morning for 2 years (Seriously, almost every morning) - no problems maintaining even with daily peanut butter!!

"Much of the oil in peanuts is monounsaturated, and diets high in this type of fat have been shown to lower levels of LDL ("bad") cholesterol while preserving levels of HDL ("good") cholesterol. Peanut oil also contains beta-sitosterol, a plant sterol that studies show can inhibit cancer growth."

Idealmuse
08-22-2007, 09:06 PM
PB really isn't that much of a hit calorie wise. 1tablespoon is enough to put on one slice of bread or 2 celery sticks and 100 calories. I didn't like the better'than stuff. We do have the PBDreamChoc in the fridge but I haven't touched it since I've gotten serious again about the weight. I do love it though!

For now it's just Natural PB for me. Don't need the extra sugar.

raebeaR
08-22-2007, 09:28 PM
I love all natural peanut butter. I've never managed to lose weight without it! Of all the things I'm willing to eliminate to lose weight, good peanut butter ain't one of 'em. ;)

There is nothing for me that will satisfy cravings more thoroughly than a few whole wheat crackers spread with a little PB... mmmmm!!

Rae

sharonrr1
08-22-2007, 09:44 PM
If I can't have the real whole thing, I don't want it. Right now I can't, it is a trigger food for me. Once I start I'll eat the whole jar. Hopefully when I reach goal I will resume with peanut butter for breakfast.

FresnoBeeDude
08-22-2007, 11:41 PM
OK, I totally cannot remember who posted about this stuff a few days ago. It's been on my mind ever since I read the post, so yesterday I picked up my mom and said "we're going to Trader Joe's!!!" Not a big deal, but with all the construction around here it is about a 45 minute drive just to try some PB.

Well, let me tell you, it was SO WORTH THE DRIVE!!! I had it today for a snack with a sliced apple...YUMMO! I've stayed away from the pb for the last year because I just wasn't willing to spend the WW points on a serving of it for a snack, but the nutritional info on this is just 100 calories and 2.5 grams of fat for a 2T serving. Again, YUM, and THANK YOU SO MUCH to the 3fc member who recommended it!

*cough, cough* that was me that recommended it, I even recommend it in my blog. The fat content, and calories is really awesome.

Your welcome :o

WindyCityChick
08-22-2007, 11:55 PM
While you're in the peanut butter aisle at Trader Joe's, be sure to check out their macadamia and cashew nut butter - totally yummy as a treat! (but just as dangerous calorie-wise as the PB)

Idealmuse
08-22-2007, 11:57 PM
Oh and you can grind your own at a lot of the Whole Foods stores. Mine has like 3 machines... Peanut, Cashew... forgot the other. So for those of you with control issues you can just buy a tiny bit and it has no additives!

cara1980
08-23-2007, 08:15 AM
I checked the website and there is one 3 hours away from me. I started to get some PB this morning with toast and a banan (love that) but it had 16g of fat.

Would anyone be willing to send me a jar by mail if I paypal the money??? Thanks!!!

FresnoBeeDude
08-23-2007, 08:32 AM
I'm going into Fresno this Saturday. If anyone wants this, PM me

Anna829
08-23-2007, 08:54 AM
I just looked up the website and you can purchase it online in four-packs. Personally, I like the peanut butter I grind myself at Whole Foods, though. :D

Anyway, you can order online at:
http://www.betternpeanutbutter.com/

CyberGypsy
08-23-2007, 08:59 AM
is this it??? http://www.betternpeanutbutter.com/

traci in training
08-23-2007, 09:12 AM
ok. I'll look at the website and find one to check out when we're traveling. I love Whole Foods and Wild Oats because they're more about quality of food than quantity of food. It feels like a treat just to walk around Whole Foods. And I love all the choices!

Now - peanut butter - I eat it at least three times a week on toast for breakfast. It's a satisfying food for me, and the nut butters are the good kinds of fat, so it works both ways. I do measure my tablespoon (it's so easy to underestimate the serving size), and after I spread it on my toast, I suck the spoon dry. :-)

Jen415
08-23-2007, 09:40 AM
Two words about Better 'n Peanut Butter:

It ain't.

Nothing beats the real thing, IMO!

GirlyGirlSebas
08-23-2007, 09:46 AM
I wish we had a Trader Joe's around here!

Regarding peanut butter, I love my 1 tablespoon of natural peanut butter on celery. Yep, the calories are high in the stuff, but I plan for this and its so very very worth it! Yum Yum.

Sheila53
08-23-2007, 01:26 PM
I'm not a big fan of Better Than Peanut Butter, but I do like PB2, the powdered peanut butter that you reconstitute (or use in smoothies and other recipes). Since it is peanuts, it's definitely got a peanut taste. I wish I were like those of you who can eat 1 Tbl. of real peanut butter, but I've come to accept the fact that I can't so the PB2 gives me that peanut taste I like without the calories.

TempleBody
08-23-2007, 01:53 PM
Did any of you guys ever try a peanut butter sauce? I use peanut butter in some stews and in some stir fries. Usually one tablespoon will give enough flavour for 4-8 servings of whatever it is I'm cooking.

Minty Fresh
08-23-2007, 01:56 PM
I do the all-natural organic peanut butter and actually love it more than the Jif that we used to use! Even my kids like it (as long as it is with jelly). I love peanut butter, and I have cut down on my usage. Unfortunately, like "light" mayonnaise, I just can't give up the real thing when it comes to PB. So, I go by the philosophy "all in moderation."

wisher
08-23-2007, 02:26 PM
I didn't like Better Than Peanut Butter, it was way to sweet and I ended up throwing out the nearly full jar. Now I choose all natural peanut butter and can testify that you CAN lose weight and still eat peanut butter, I have it for breakfast nearly every day on a whole wheat english muffin, on my banana, in my oatmeal, whatever!

GirlyGirlSebas
08-23-2007, 03:19 PM
Did any of you guys ever try a peanut butter sauce? I use peanut butter in some stews and in some stir fries. Usually one tablespoon will give enough flavour for 4-8 servings of whatever it is I'm cooking.

Oh yes! My Hubby makes a Southbeach recipe for steak kabobs with a peanut butter and ginger dipping sauce. I absolutely love this one....hmmm :chef:...I really need to ask Hubby to add this to his next menu.

Gale02
08-23-2007, 10:04 PM
Rhonda, would you post the recipe for that dipping sauce? It sounds perfectly heavenly.