I first heard about pb2 quite awhile ago. I can’t say I’ve tried it as it doesn’t seem to be sold in stores and honestly I’m a bit up in the air about ordering it.
Growing up, I never liked peanut butter. As I got older, I discovered the awesomeness that is peanut butter cups but that was as far as I went with pb. More recently I have experimented more with adding pb to various baked goods or smoothies but I can’t say peanut butter is a main staple in our household.
Edward used to buy pb on a regular basis to make pb and jelly sandwiches for work but he ended up realizing that the bread and pb were just making him gain weight. I’m sure most of us are aware that pb isn’t really the healthiest food out there. It does have some good qualities to it (protein and good fats) but it is also high in calories and fat content. Essentially, when it comes to calories, calories from fat are the same no matter what the fat source. You’re still getting 9 calories per gram regardless of whether the fat is saturated or unsaturated. But I digress.
Due to the high calorie and high fat content of regular pb, pb2 was created to offer a lower calorie, lower in fat option for those who still want pb. Pb2 is essentially a powdered pb that can be added to smoothies or oatmeal or you can simply add water to the powder and make your own pb.
I have heard mixed reviews on this. Honestly, if I want pb I just make my own. A handful of peanuts, a bit of oil and water and I’ve got my own pb. I don’t feel like it’s worth it for me to buy a jar of pb (or pb2 even for that matter) because pb is not something I need to have in my life.
Still, I’m curious what your thoughts or opinions might be on this. Have you heard of pb2 or tried it? How do you feel about a powdered pb? Please share your thoughts ands/or experiences 🙂