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chickybird
03-24-2008, 09:15 PM
I read about this diet peanut butter online and ordered some from Amazon.com. No stores near me sell it! I got the low sodium version. Has anyone tried it? Is it any good? The peanut butter website only listed cases of it, and I only wanted one jar, hence the Amazon.com purchase.


Shy Moment
03-24-2008, 09:23 PM
What is the name of the brand. I hate peanut butter. I even hate the smell of the darn stuff AND YET LOL I love peanut butter cookies. One of the things I don't allow myself anymore because they are so high in fat that the serving size isn't worth bothering with. Wonder if I could use the peanut butter you area talking about in the cookies?

chickybird
03-24-2008, 09:41 PM
It's called better'n peanut butter. I love peanut butter, but don't want to eat the real stuff on WW.


murphmitch
03-24-2008, 09:45 PM
I got it at Trader Joe's. Didn't like it at all. Very sweet in an artificial way. I prefer the real thing, much healthier for you.

FB
03-24-2008, 09:56 PM
Oh. I got mine and Whole Foods and all I said upon trying it was "Oh", in a pained voice.

I'm not a picky person. I'll try anything- but this stuff was horrendous to me. This was what you expect play plastic food for kids would taste like, if it had a taste, lol.

Circebee
03-24-2008, 10:03 PM
I've used this stuff to bake with, and loved it. Good for "Hungry Girl's" Peanut Butter Bread Pudding! I can't eat it as a spread as it is super-sweet, but my husband loves it.:shrug: He says it tastes more like a Peanut Nutella, but I do not expect it to ever replace real PB in my heart!

chickybird
03-24-2008, 10:34 PM
Glad I didn't buy a case, lol! Hopefully it will be a nice occasional splurge for me:)

tamaralynn
03-25-2008, 09:21 AM
When I read the title, I was under the impression that it was a peanut butter substitute.

Here in Calgary it's taboo (and against the rules of many of the schools) to send peanut butter for lunches. So I bought Peabutter. The kids love it and now prefer it over the real thing... I myself can't stand the stuff.

nelie
03-25-2008, 10:25 AM
I bought it and hated it. It is pretty disgusting. It also takes some of the good fats out of peanut butter.

Marathon Mom
03-25-2008, 02:56 PM
If it's Better 'N Butter.. I've had it. (They sell it at Trader Joes) and I LOVE IT... I dont' like it w/ anything but a spoon... It's a much creamier texture than low fat peanut butter.

But it's a great treat/snack for me. I usually don't eat it when I'm trying to lose weight.. But once I get back to my goal weight.. I'll get some..

cbmare
03-25-2008, 03:17 PM
When I read the title, I was under the impression that it was a peanut butter substitute.

Here in Calgary it's taboo (and against the rules of many of the schools) to send peanut butter for lunches. So I bought Peabutter. The kids love it and now prefer it over the real thing... I myself can't stand the stuff.

You can't send your own child with a peanut butter sandwich? I understand about schools discontinuing peanut butter at the school lunch meals that the school sells, but to dictate to you what you can and can't feed your kids is a bit Orwellian to me.

Can you send another type of nut butter?

What is peabutter?

tamaralynn
03-25-2008, 10:14 PM
In the chance that someone severely allergic to nuts accidentally comes across a smear of peanut butter on a lunch table. I can see their point - but it annoys me to no end when I can't make them a regular PBJ sandwich. No nut butter can be used in any lunches. Or cookies with nuts, or granola bars with nuts.

http://www.peabutter.ca/

Peabutter is dried brown peas mixed with sugar and oil. It's reminescent of Peanut butter, but without that extra peanutty flavor.

chickybird
03-27-2008, 07:03 PM
I just got it in the mail. I love it! It tastes different than real pb, but if I can get used to soy ice cream and soy pudding, than this is no problem!

HudsonHawk
03-28-2008, 10:53 AM
I tried it and I hated it. I had the whole jar left so I thought I'd use it in my mouse traps....the mice wouldn't even go for it!

I'd rather eat the real thing in severely limited amounts.

LindseyLouWho
03-30-2008, 01:52 PM
I tried the better'n peanut butter and it was okay, but I personally would rather get the healthy fats that are in the real thing. I actually have a problem eating enough fats... strange, huh? I guess it just happens when you eat a lot of veggies, fruits, fat free dairy, and lean meats. I have to actually make a conscious effort to make sure I'm getting enough fat each day!

diamondgeog
04-01-2008, 02:31 PM
Luckily I like the taste of real peanut butter. I have heard that the natural (oil on top at first varieties) peanut butter is also a very healthy food (obviously eaten in moderation).

murphmitch
04-01-2008, 07:58 PM
If you do buy some of this, make sure that you refrigerate it after opening. I made the mistake of putting it in the cupboard. It decomposes real fast. I wasn't too sad to throw it away though!