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CandyKisses0204
12-11-2008, 07:02 PM
Okay so there are no places around me that sell the stuff and i am super curious about it. Can anyone give me some insite on it? Does it taste good? or decent? I wasnt necessarily thinking of using it as actual peanutbutter but more of in a protein shake for a peanutbuttery chocolate flavor. Has anyone out there tried it? What are your thoughts? If i order it form the website i have to order 4 containers at a time at $15 is not really expensive for it but i dont want to buy it w/o hearing some feedback.


azmom
12-11-2008, 09:27 PM
I am also contemplating ordering the PB2. I really love my Smuckers natural peanut butter but I would love to save more fat calories!

JackieRn
12-12-2008, 12:27 PM
What is PB2? Also for those who love natural peanut butter how long did it take you to adjust to the taste and consistency or was it just an instant thing.


Shannon in ATL
12-12-2008, 12:51 PM
I tried natural peanut butter and never got used to it, so I switched back. That was about five months ago, and my tastes have changed a little, so I'm thinking about trying it again.

JackieRn
12-12-2008, 01:05 PM
I tried natural peanut butter and never got used to it, so I switched back. That was about five months ago, and my tastes have changed a little, so I'm thinking about trying it again.

oh I'm so tempted to go back but I need the source of "good" fat.

Shannon in ATL
12-12-2008, 01:18 PM
I did have fresh ground peanut and almond butter from the local Whole Foods market and that was much better than the natural I bought in the jar - do you have anywhere near you that can grind it fresh?

I love peanut butter, I eat a little every day. I wish I liked the natural better or that I was in the area of the Whole Foods more often... :( There was a thread somewhere where Photo Chick talked about making her own nut butter in a food processor I think, I may see if I can find it...

JulieJ08
12-12-2008, 01:31 PM
What is PB2? Also for those who love natural peanut butter how long did it take you to adjust to the taste and consistency or was it just an instant thing.

I loved it right away. This was long before I got into healthy eating.

JackieRn
12-12-2008, 04:16 PM
I did have fresh ground peanut and almond butter from the local Whole Foods market and that was much better than the natural I bought in the jar - do you have anywhere near you that can grind it fresh?

I love peanut butter, I eat a little every day. I wish I liked the natural better or that I was in the area of the Whole Foods more often... :( There was a thread somewhere where Photo Chick talked about making her own nut butter in a food processor I think, I may see if I can find it...

I do have food processor, making my own sounds really good, I hope you find that thread. Unfortunately there is no whole foods by me which is sad because I used to live very close to one.

Shannon in ATL
12-12-2008, 05:15 PM
Well...I don't usually post on forums, but there's no better thread to start in than a peanut butter one, right? ;-)

I just have a cheap food processor, but often make peanut & other nut butters in it, no oil added. Just dry roast them (with the edible peanut husk still on for extra fibre), dump them in the food processor, & blend. For the first few minutes, it's slow going & you have to keep scraping the mutilated nuts down from the sides & from under the blades, but after maybe 10 minutes of this, you start seeing natural oils released & within about another 5 minutes, it becomes like a paste/goop. I guess you could add a little salt &/or sugar, but that's what I don't like about bought peanut butters (too salty/sweet), so I just leave it. I love it as an occasional thing on multigrain, whole wheat bread/toast, & it also goes great on banana. I'll have to try the apple thing someone mentioned (so sorry, I've forgotten who).

If I want crunchy nut butter, just reserve a few nuts (take the peanut husk off for this bit), roll them up in a clean tea-towel & take to them with a meat mallet till they're in small pieces. Then, just mix through the nut butter before refrigerating the lot. Crunchy or smooth, nut butters last a fair time in the fridge.

Hope that helps some. Happy experimenting :-)



And...I really admire you all. Congrats on your determination & losses, everyone.

Okay found this in another thread... I'm going to try to get the link to it and come back and edit.

Edit: okay, got it... http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=152406&highlight=peanut+butter&page=4

I also found a later post from PhotoChick saying she tried it and it was too much trouble for her with a Whole Foods so close, but if you don't have one close by it might be more worth it. I also saw posts from zeffryn in this thread saying that she added oil to hers.

JackieRn
12-12-2008, 05:52 PM
Thanks Shannon, I really appreciate your effort.:hug:

Annie Pele
12-29-2008, 01:31 AM
Anybody ever tried the flavored peanut butters from Peanut Butter & Company? They're yummy. Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter, White Chocolate Peanut Butter, Spicy Peanut Butter, Honey Peanut Butter, and my favorite, Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter. They end up having a little less calories than regular peanut butter because they have added ingredients like cocoa, evaporated cane juice (sugar, duh!), vanilla or whatever, depending on the flavor. Usually, I eat natural peanut butter and I don't want any extras mixed in there, but the ingredients are listed as all natural, and the flavors are just so darn good! I never tried making a chocolate peanut butter smoothy with the dark chocolate flavor but I bet it would be great.

I buy it at my local supermarket, but you can buy through their website at Ilovepeanutbutter.com

One of Hubby's favorite snacks is a banana with a tablespoon of dark chocolate peanut butter.

beth4365
12-29-2008, 11:41 AM
I'm with Annie Pele on this one.... I LOVE Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter and Company. I love it so much that I haven't even tried the other flavors. One of my favorite snacks is a tablespoon of it and a cup of hot tea. Its funny, but I sure know how to make that tablespoon of peanut butter last a lonnnnnng time!

brunellobabe
01-01-2009, 08:07 PM
I like it alot. I smear it on my chocolate chip vitatops. it doesn't cost much and is a reasonable replacement to PB. Nothing like that gross Better 'n' PB, blech. I want to try the chocolate. You mix the powder w/ a bit of water. that is how I use it, like reg pb. lots of people use it in smoothies. another product is PB fit. same idea I have not tried it yet. PB2 comes from bell plantation and i believe you order 4 jars @ a time, and i think its under $5, si its reasonable

L144S
01-02-2009, 01:04 PM
I just orderd some of this, I hope it is as good as everyone says it is :)

LindaT
01-02-2009, 01:21 PM
The chocolate is also very very good. Sweeter than the PB2. I ordered some before the holidays. I don't think I'll order it as often as the regular PB2 though. I mostly use the PB2 in savory dishes, like thai peanut sauce etc and not as much in desserts so that chocolate wouldn't be a good fit for that!.. maybe in mole sauce....... ;)

crenita
01-09-2009, 05:26 PM
I love PB2......:) the best thing is it is real peanuts but no fat.. and at 58 cal per 2 tbls. I can have a wonderful PB and J sandwich without guilt.. I also sprinkle it on my oatmeal.. use it on Vitamuffins... in a peanut sauce over chicken ....
stuffed into celery........ I just love.....it.. adds more protein without the calories

and it taste just like peanut butter.. I make the chocolate PB2 on low fat graham crackers.......
and like someone else said.. you just add some water and mix.. that is it.......

girl81
01-10-2009, 08:13 AM
I love PB2......:) the best thing is it is real peanuts but no fat.. and at 58 cal per 2 tbls.

2T dissolves down to 1T when mixed as directed according to the website, correct?

L144S
01-10-2009, 09:43 AM
2T may desolve down into 1T but it goes from powder to solid. Think about it like fat vs LBS. fat is fluffier than muscle but a LB is a LB so 2T powder has 52 cals same as 1T wet still has 52 cals....

Just got mine yesterday. I love my skippy but i can see swapping to this. It was good on my apple but I have yet to try it as a sandwich.

Bobbolink
01-28-2009, 06:00 PM
I love the pb2, last month I placed a second order of 4 more jars plus I ordered 4 jars of the chocolate pb2. The first 4 jars went fast, I love it smeared on lite Flat Outs and shredded lettuce for a yummy roll-up. Yesterday I mixed some pb2 into sugar free vanilla pudding mix, added the skim milk and made peanut butter pudding.

Sandi
01-28-2009, 06:05 PM
It's pretty good. I have ordered it from here before...

http://www.freshapproachdietstore.com/products_search.php?pq=0&fq=0&search_string=pb2&s_tit=1&s_cod=1&s_sds=1&s_fds=1&category_id=&manf=

I didn't try the chocolate...Mmmmm

RN BSN 2009
01-28-2009, 06:07 PM
I love PB but have yet to try the PB2.

Keldug
02-03-2009, 12:19 AM
I was JUST thinking about this stuff,and we love our peanut butter in this household....just may order some this weekend! :)

Bobbolink
02-03-2009, 11:20 AM
You can also ask your local grocery store to start stocking it. We have Hy-Vee stores and they started stocking it after I asked for it. You can google Bell Plantation to order or give the grocery store the following: PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter, the code is 804879048138. After the peanut butter scare I received an email from Bell Plantation that said their peanut butter is safe, they grow their own peanuts.

Thighs Be Gone
02-03-2009, 11:24 AM
Hey, I may have missed it on this thread but is this product strictly mail order???

Bobbolink
02-03-2009, 04:59 PM
Thighsbegone...


You can also ask your local grocery store to start stocking it. We have Hy-Vee stores and they started stocking it after I asked for it. You can google Bell Plantation to order or give the grocery store the following: PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter, the code is 804879048138. After the peanut butter scare I received an email from Bell Plantation that said their peanut butter is safe, they grow their own peanuts.

MandiK
02-05-2009, 05:41 PM
What stores sell PB2????

Bobbolink
02-05-2009, 05:57 PM
I had my local Hy-Vee store in Albert Lea, Mn. order it in and they did. Use the code that I gave earlier and have whatever store you shop at to order it in.

Zepher
02-15-2009, 06:12 AM
To me, PB2 actually has better peanut flavor than regular peanut butter. Doesn't taste as good because it's without the fat, but a great alternative since I can eat half a jar of of the regular peanut butter at a time.
I have tried the chocolate version and didn't like it.

ChrystalM
02-16-2009, 07:47 AM
Thanks for the info on this product. I love skippy natural pb, but it has so much fat and cals. I might order some of this.

Fungramma
02-16-2009, 07:37 PM
My favorite smoothie of all time uses Pb2 in it. I have one of these everynight, I put it into my daily calorie plan. I think I've trained my body that I eat my dinner, a little later I have my smoothie and then brush my teeth. After I have my smoothie I know I'm done eating for the day. I figure calorie-wise it's around 260 calories. But it's also 2 servings of milk, so I definitely have room in my diet for that!

I make this in my Magic Bullet, so I know exactly what it will hold, but you can also make it in a regular blender.

12 ice cubes
1 cup 1% milk
1/2 tbsp chocolate sf/ff pudding (powder)
2 tbsp Pb2
1/3 cup instant dry milk
About 1/2 tsp SF Davinci Caramel Syrup

Blend until smooth and it's the best smoothie you'll ever have. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!!:T:T:T