- 4 Large 1 Pound – Jar or Bag
- 85% Less Fat than Traditional Peanut Butter
- All Natural, No Additives, Kosher
- Works and tastes great in recipes that call for the use of peanut butter
- Premium Peanut Butter Taste
PB2 – Peanut Butter with All The Work
As a huge fan of crunchy PB, and having eaten only natural PB for years, I already receive the benefit of not eating hydrogenated oil (we all have to have some fat), so I’m not gaining the same benefits from the PB2 that I would if I were moving from Jiff or Skippy to this almost no-fat product.
Better packaging required
TRIED BEFORE GREAT TASTE. BUT.??? WHY.???
UPDATE 07/12: OMG, this is AWESOME!!!! Finally a really good alternative to high fat peanut butter
Anyway, back to this product:PB2. It has a very good peanut buttery taste and if you’re cooking with it or mixing it in drinks or smoothies (like a banana smoothie), the texture is a non-issue. And having it in these 1 lb packages makes it much more affordable than buying the small jars sold here or directly from PB2’s website (where they add $10 shipping). And if you get at least three bags at Amazon, it qualifies for free shipping (it works out to about $8.70/lb). I also ordered the chocolate which is also good (not a strong chocolatey taste, more like a hint of cocoa), but my favorite is still the plain PB2.
Guys: I just tried another product from Byrd Mill and searched under peanut flour product (basically peanut butter with the oils removed as well) that’s also very good (it’s cheaper than the PB2 product here if you buy the 5 1lb. option….I ordered -1- 5 lb bag and the total price with shipping was approx. $32.65 (therefore about $6.50/lb). The package comes in about 4 days after you order, but the one negative is that it is not vacuum sealed. It’s in a plastic bag with a twisty tied around it and then placed in a large paper bag with a folding top (the kind of bag that coffee beans come in, but bigger). In order to keep it fresh, I use about 1 lb. at a time and then vacuum seal the rest. They also sell larger and smaller quantities at slightly steeper discount with little change in shipping. You have an option of getting a dark roast (more peanut-y) or light roast (less peanut-y tasting) and either 28% fat left in (at 6g/serving) or 12% (at 3g fat per serving). I buy the dark roasted, 12% fat. It is definitely more peanut-y than PB2 and is smoother and creamier in texture. The only big difference from the PB2 product (which I prefer, others may not….) is that Byrd Mill does not have any salt and sugar added (it’s just pure roasted de-fatted peanut flour) so you’ll most definitely want to add a little salt (maybe even a little honey) to the mixture to suit your taste if your using it plain (like on a sandwich, or with crackers or right on a spoon. So if you find yourself snacking on peanut butter every day to satisfy your peanut butter cravings, go ahead and try this.
Bitter and Awful
Don’t buy this in bags, buy it in the jar.
I’m gonna TRY ordering the jarred version, and I freaking hope it shows up as it’s intended; in POWDERED FORM dammit :/.
This stuff is sweet. Too much Sugar
I have eaten the PB2 with carob powder blended in … now that has got to tell you that this stuff is really sweet. bottom line … I am a wee bit bummed out with the sugar. Never would have purchased it, had I known.
Here is a recipe for a delicious low-cal Chocolate PB2 Bread Pudding:
(4 servings, about 190 calories each)
1/2 cup egg beaters original
1/2 cup Skim milk
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 Tbsp dry PB2 mix
5-6 slices whole wheat bread (depending on how dry you like it)
2 Tbsp semi-sweet mini chocolate morsels
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease 8×8 pan or individual ramekins.
Whisk egg beaters, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and PB2 in a medium bowl. Mix well.
Tear bread into small cubes and add to egg mix.
Stir in chocolate morsels.
Pour into baking pan and bake for 20-25 minutes.
Top with sugar-free whipped topping or maple syrup if desired.
Not Peanut Butter, Peanut Flavored Peanut Butter
The product is not peanut butter, if you expect peanut butter than you will be disappointed. It tastes like peanut butter. If I could compare it to something it is like eating a regular Oreo and a reduced fat Oreo. The reduced Oreo tastes like and Oreo, but really just leaves you wanting the real thing. This product is no different. If you mask it will jelly and bread, the off taste becomes less noticeable, but there in lies the problem. You have to add more calories back in to make this product taste better. There by negating the fact that you have cut calories. As I explained to my wife after we both decided this product was not for us. The problem with any peanut butter food is normally everything but the peanut butter. The fat is the healthiest part. You wouldn’t eat omega free fish because it’s lower in fat, why would you do the same to peanut butter?
The only way I could recommend this is if you are doing a starvation sort of diet (i.e. you eating this with celery and water). If you are doing a healthy diet don’t cut out the peanut butter of your PB&J, cut out the jelly first and then the grain. I eat again “regular” non-hydrogenated peanut butter will celery, now there is a healthy food.
+great price here on amazon
+does taste similar to peanut butter
-less nutritional value
-doesn’t taste like real peanut butter
I will give it four stars if you are doing a starvation sort of diet, which I don’t recommend, but it does taste alright for a lot less calories. For everyone else I give it one star as you should not be eating products like this and the product itself is not that good. Overall 2 stars, weighted towards everyone else.
I never write reviews, but this is ridiculous
It has SUGAR added as well as SALT
UPDATE: PB2 is my first choice all the time now. Not having the oil is worth the little sweetness that is present in the PB2, and the salt tastes about the same as the salt in the Smuckers Natural. It’s very convenient to mix as needed, and it really is just as good as regular peanut butter. And one serving is only one Weight Watcher point. 3/15/3012
doesn’t taste the best…
Very good for my healthy food program
Great innovative product
best of all
Great on a cut…value not so much
Don’t listen to the negative reviews!
Diabetics, Beware: FANTASTIC except for the added sugar :
A wonderful product
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Now that I’ve discovered this gem of a product my smoothies are even healthier and easier to make. This powdered peanut butter tastes delicious too!
If you are just looking for a way to change up your protein smoothies, this would work well too with just almond milk, EAS vanilla protein powder, sugar free french vanilla syrup, and a couple tablespoons of this. My kids LOVE this recipe!
Could not be more pleased
A LITTLE PRICY 10. FOR 16 OZ-
3 STARS BECAUSE OF PRICE
Not quite peanut butter, but a reasonable substitute
As I recall, the instructions call for 2T of powder and 1T of water. I found that wasn’t enough water to mix it up properly and had to put in a little extra. Over time I’ve found 1T of water is needed for every 1T of powder (equal parts), and that provides a creamier texture.
If I’ve got a few extra calories to burn for the day, I will sometimes mix 3T of PB2, 3T of water, and 1T of real peanut butter.
So PB2 is a great product and it is helping me meet my diet goals, but I wish it tasted more like real peanut butter. I haven’t tried it in smoothies or anything like that (because I don’t drink them), but I can see how that could be good if you enjoy them. I’ve ordered some of the chocolate flavored and I look forward to trying it.