After reading about PB2 on Courtney’s blog, I decided to order some for myself and try it out. I was intrigued by the idea of a chocolate powdered peanut butter that has 45 calories a serving. Here’s a little more information from the iherb website…
Superior quality peanuts are first slow roasted then pressed to remove the fat and oil. We then blend the finest cocoa beans for a natural roasted peanut butter taste and chocolate flavor that’s rich in taste, easy to enjoy and wonderfully healthy.
You have no idea how excited I was to try this stuff. All I could honestly think about was using this in my oatmeal, my smoothies, and my cookie dough cereal bowls.
So, I got up on Saturday morning, made a serving of banana oatmeal, and got to work on “making” my peanut butter. I took two tablespoons of PB2, mixed in one tablespoon of water, and stirred until smooth. I topped my oatmeal with it and dug right in…
In all honesty, I was not omgsoinlove with oatmeal + PB2. I was looking for the thick, creaminess of real peanut butter, and this wasn’t it. But that’s completely my fault because I went in thinking this was going to taste exactly like the real thing. [Note to self: nothing can really compare to real peanut butter.] PB2 has a runny consistency, and although I could taste peanuts and a bit of chocolate, the richness just wasn’t there.
But I wasn’t going to let my almost $7 jar go to waste, so I tried again – this time with my morning green smoothie.
Pre spinach view…
And I must say, in a green monster smoothie, PB2 actually works. There was a slightly different taste to this morning’s breakfast, but it wasn’t really noticeable. Probably because I don’t use very much peanut butter anyways and because there were so many other competing flavors in the mix(chocolate protein powder, instant coffee, banana, almond milk, and spinach). Overall, a winner in my book!
One more thing…if you abide by the two tablespoon serving size every time, you’re only going to get 15 servings out of one jar. When I saw that, I was like “ummm…what?” That’s not a whole lot for someone who drinks a smoothie every morning 4-5 times a week. Therefore, PB2 will probably be a once in a while purchase for me. I’m going to stick to the real thing as much as possible!
Although…I have been meaning to try peanut flour…
Are you a peanut butter fanatic like me? Have you ever tried PB2 or anything like it?
17 thoughts on “A Little Review of PB2”
Wow,that stuff looks good!
I had a peanut butter intervention. lol Haven’t had it in the house for a few weeks! Mostly because I was probably eating 3 servings of it a day and until I can control myself, we’re taking a much needed break… 🙁
Thanks for your honest review! You know how much I love peanut butter which is why I have been reluctant to purchase PB2..I love the creamy texture far too much! Although that being said, I would love this for smoothies :)! And also I feel you about letting the jar go to waste! I just bought Sunwarrior and the first taste, I was not impressed. However, after spending 45 pounds, I had to give it a second go,,,and fortunately I am now a fan :)!
K! Give Sunwarrior a chance – it’s the best! You have to try the Fitnessista’s cookie dough cereal bowl – I’m obsessed!
oooh loved this. i was just tweeting the other day about whether or not i should try this stuff!
I say get it. I can see you making some fun stuff with this. And then I can borrow your creative ideas and put my jar to use! 🙂
Is it the same thing a PB flour? If so, add some salt – it does wonders. You can also mix it with a little water or almond milk and some sriracha (or other spices) to make a cool peanut sauce/veggie dip.
I don’t think this is the same, but I’ll def. try adding a pinch of salt and making it with almond milk vs. water. Good idea!
I love peanut butter. Have you tried Peanut Butter & Company? If not, try their Bee’s Knees and Dark Chocolate Dreams – OMG! If I love it, you will too.
I’ve never even heard of PB2. Is the ingredient list long? Not sure about purchasing powdered pb. I’ve never tried peanut flour or any of those – rice flour, coconut flour. I do wonder how they taste though. 🙂 Let me know.
I don’t allow myself to buy DCD peanut butter because all self control goes out the window. I can finish a jar in DAYS!
If Peanut Butter lurks in my home, I eat the whole thing…so it has not entered in sometime…plus I think it hates me and my skin!
This looks so friggin amazing I want to add it to everything!!!
Is it amazing? Im living through you right now 😉
It’s pretty good but not as good as the real thing! And I feel you on the obsession with PB thing. It’s just so hard to resist!
I like the choc PB2 and agree it’s great in smoothies and also great for dipping or drizzling over fruit. Yum. But I’m not a fan of PB in oatmeal..weird I know.
I’m actually more of an almond butter fanatic – but I’m interested in trying the PB2. I’ve seen it at Whole Foods, but I just wasn’t willing to shell out the money on something I may not like. Now, if they make AB2 (almond butter 2) – then I’ll be all over it!! 😉
Oooh…it’s really cool to see all these interesting things you get in the US over there! Glad for the honest review because I love the texture of peanut butter too much (and it’s hilarious to give some to the dogs and watch them try and get their mouths unstuck! :P)
I’ve been wanting to try peanut flour though!!
I’m glad you did a review of this! I saw it on Courtney’s blog too and had no idea what it was. It’s an interesting concept, but I think I’ll stick with the real thing. I like the fat and the oil…its the best part! 😛
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