Food Talk And Fabulous Finds - Way weird & I enjoy peanut butter!




evilwomaniamshe
01-17-2009, 01:01 PM
I came across this peanut butter today, and I'm laughing at the concept. Are peeps too lazy to spoon out a tablespoon of peanut butter? I'm sure it's geared towards kids, but still it looks way weird and kinda gross. Sorry if this is a staple to anybody!

Seriously, I find this R-I-D-I-C-U-L-O-U-S!
Here's a link to see what I am talking about...

http://www.seriouseats.com/2008/10/peanut-butter-slices.html


CandyKisses0204
01-17-2009, 01:05 PM
LMAO thats great! hahaha. I thought i was going to be the tubes. I actaully think those are a good idea to eat pb on the run. I know i love to just eat pb off the spoon. But hmmm packages like american cheese? That scares me a little bit.

This was a quote from the page I guess for the really lazy, you can slap a slice of PB on some bread, then throw on a fruit roll-up in place of the jelly.


That made me laugh. But really what kind of presservatives do you need to put in it so it is that consistency and oesnt stick?

zenor77
01-17-2009, 01:09 PM
I wonder what's in them if they are true "slices" like American "Cheese?" I look at stuff like that and think of all the packaging and resources that are being wasted. This is definitely not something I would buy.


kaplods
01-17-2009, 01:11 PM
I've tried a version of these (they had jelly laminated onto the other side of the pb).

The pb was a powdery texture, sort of like the filling in a peanut butter cup, and the jelly side was like a fruit rollup (only slightly softer and slightly less chewy, sort of like the "jelly" in packaged thumbprint jam topped cookies.

Overall, disgusting and very fake. Not to mention they were expensive, and so paper thin that on a typical sandwhich (two slices of bread) mostly the only flavor that comes across is bread. They reminded me of my paternal grandma's pb&j sandwhiches (not a good thing). She was frugal in a crazy way and when she made a pb&j sandwhich for us kids, she'd smear about a tsp of pb on one piece of bread and a tsp of jelly on the other. I remember the jelly being so thin, it barely tinted the bread, and the pb side not being much less transparent. I have no idea how she was able to spread pb that thinly without tearing the bread.

evilwomaniamshe
01-17-2009, 01:12 PM
Here's the nutritional info I found,..... hmnnnn nutritional, yeah it's nutritional alright- NOT!
http://www.pbslices.com/nutrition/index.html

CandyKisses0204
01-17-2009, 01:14 PM
They have a webiste. www.pbslices.com HmMm no ingredient list??? I wonder haha evilwoman we posted the site at the same time

kaplods
01-17-2009, 01:17 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sa_steve/2602870627/

This is the product I tried, which has been discontinued (can't say I'm surprised).

CandyKisses0204
01-17-2009, 01:18 PM
If you look at the packaging of both products it looks like its from the same company

zenor77
01-17-2009, 01:19 PM
How bizarre.

Lovely
01-17-2009, 04:27 PM
Wow. I just showed that to my hub. He and I are both chuckling at it.

"Please don't bring that home." He said.

RN BSN 2009
01-17-2009, 04:31 PM
I imagine the only thing good about it is exact portion control. Not like it's nutritionally sound anyways,though.

fuzzysockpuppets
01-17-2009, 05:22 PM
Sheesh, 170 calories per slice. :eek:

ANOther
01-17-2009, 07:01 PM
What I'd like to know is, with this salmonella outbreak linked to pb and peanut paste, who makes this stuff? The pb in question was a food-service product, not a retail brand, but how do I know where this company sources their pb? I'll avoid it like the plague in any event and stick to good ole Peanut Butter & Co

diary
01-17-2009, 07:15 PM
Ewwww. and 170 calories per slice!!!

JulieJ08
01-17-2009, 11:10 PM
LOL, I would have thought it was a spoof.

I once saw 2 boiled eggs packaged up in a snack pack at the supermarket.

Umberto
01-18-2009, 12:38 PM
uuugghhh, enough to put you off peanut butter altogether

BillBlueEyes
01-18-2009, 01:23 PM
At Costco two weeks ago, they gave out samples of frozen peanut butter and grape jelly sandwiches, on white bread, squeezed into a circle, called Smuckers Uncrustables. Here's a picture and a review from a Wegman's site, no less: Smukers Uncrustables (https://www.wegmans.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10052&catalogId=10002&productId=364607)

I was horrified. It did, however, taste just like the stuff I was fed as a kid, Wonder Bread and all.

kaplods
01-18-2009, 01:30 PM
It does really show though one of the reasons obesity is running rampant in the US. Labor- and time- saving products have reached an insane level, when making a peanut butter and jelly sandwhich the traditional way is seen as taking too long, or requiring too much effort.

mayness
01-19-2009, 06:22 PM
At Costco two weeks ago, they gave out samples of frozen peanut butter and grape jelly sandwiches, on white bread, squeezed into a circle, called Smuckers Uncrustables. Here's a picture and a review from a Wegman's site, no less: Smukers Uncrustables (https://www.wegmans.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10052&catalogId=10002&productId=364607)

I was horrified. It did, however, taste just like the stuff I was fed as a kid, Wonder Bread and all.

I remember they had those in my high school when I was maybe a junior or senior... so 7 or 8 years ago. I got one occasionally as a dessert. :) I could never consider full-sugar PB and full-sugar jelly on white bread part of a meal... but as dessert it sounds pretty yummy. I'd make it myself, though, haha.

BlueToBlue
01-19-2009, 09:30 PM
I would like to see an ingredient list, but the nutrition seems about par for the course for peanut butter. And 170 calories per slice is about the same as regular peanut butter. Each slice is 28g; a serving of regular PB is usually 32g and around 200 calories. So the slices might look really small and thin, but in reality they are about the same size as a regular serving of PB.

But I have to wonder what they put in it to make it not sticky; the fact that they don't list the ingredients on their website probably isn't a good sign.

kh012009
01-20-2009, 10:38 AM
One could only bet it was loaded with trans fats YUCK lol

Operator265
01-27-2009, 05:11 AM
Yeah, Bill, my X used to get those for his lunch awhile after we divorced. I remember thinking, "What a lazy:censored:," and the expense.:rolleyes: I glad WY takes child support directly out of the non-custodial parents pay checks.

Primm
01-27-2009, 06:21 AM
I found the patent, which lists the ingredients! Peanut Butter Slices. (http://www.freepatentsonline.com/5312641.html)

Nothing too exciting, chunky peanut butter, powdered egg white, flour, and an emulsifier. They don't mention what the emulsifier is though, or the amounts of each.

Not something I'll be in a hurry to try...

ANOther
02-04-2009, 01:16 PM
I once saw 2 boiled eggs packaged up in a snack pack at the supermarket.

Bonjour, mesdames et monsiuers. Yesterday we have learned the correct way how to boil water. Today we will learn the correct way how to crack an egg.
- Sabrina (with Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart; 1954)

Operator265
02-04-2009, 10:25 PM
I once saw 2 boiled eggs packaged up in a snack pack at the supermarket.

True confessions here. I've bought 'em.:o About my third graveyard shift of the week, I get whack tired and can run out of prepared food(I have a 15 yr old that eats like a teenager). It's a better choice than a bag of Cheetos. And yes, that's also 'bout the time I pay $4 for .25 worth of iceberg lettuce salad w/ a bit of ham, turkey and cheese in it. Not exactly proud of it, but, like I said, I could be paying way too much for crap that is bad for me.

kaplods
02-04-2009, 10:42 PM
I generally wouldn't buy preboiled eggs, but I think it's great that some supermarkets and convenience stores carry them. Sure most of the time boiling your own eggs is more economical and worth the time and effort, but there are exceptions and boiled eggs are better than most "on the go" foods. When my husband and I travel, we try to stop at grocery stores for at least half of our meals rather than convenience stores or restaurants, and we probably wouldn't try to boil eggs in the car or motel.

JulieJ08
02-04-2009, 10:57 PM
OK, I guess I see how they could be helpful on the go. My thought was that people would buy them just to use at home because they wouldn't actually boil eggs themselves.

Thighs Be Gone
02-04-2009, 11:01 PM
I completely agree this is a lazy concept but in some ways, how is it more wrong than buying individually packaged crisps or cookies?

I also think it could be beneficial for someone that has trouble controlling their portions.

Operator265
02-04-2009, 11:10 PM
Oh yeah, people do buy 'em that way too. That's what got me looking sideways at my X over the Smucker's PBJs. He didn't grab some of those on the way to work cause he needed a quickie lunch. He actually pulled them out of the freezer and set them on the window sill to warm at his house while he had bread, PB and Jelly right there. OY!!

kaplods
02-04-2009, 11:13 PM
Also nice for single folks, college students and couples, especially if they don't eat very many eggs (why not buy them cooked, if the other option is buying a dozen you won't use - I've not seen eggs sold by the half dozen anymore).