Not to long ago I wrote an article on the poor effects Peanut Butter had when it came to health issues/dieting.
According to the website Peanut Butter (obvious name huh) 71% of Peanut Butters calories come from FAT. (NOT GOOD) 14% from carbohydrates and 15% from protein. It’s high in trans fat which is also not exactly good for you.
Well I’m here to tell you THERE IS HOPE. If you are one of the millions of people who love Peanut Butter you no longer have to worry about it being something to scoff at. Thanks to the fine people at Bell Plantation a new product called PB2 has transformed peanut butter from a faux pas to THE GREATEST THING TO EVER TOUCH YOUR LIPS.
So what is PB2?
Well to be honest it’s not really Peanut Butter. Take what you think about Peanut butter; smooth, creamy, sweet and think “Roasted Peanuts exploding in your mouth”.
What they’ve done is used what Bell Plantation calls a “special process” (I have no clue what that means) and removes 85% of the bad fat from roasted peanuts. What you are left with is basically powered peanuts. (I know that sounds weird). All you do is add some water to the powered peanuts and voila you have the most delicious peanut “butter” you’ve ever tasted. You get all the amazing flavor of peanuts but without all the crap. It’s not as sweet but trust me PB2 is 100x better than its Jiffy counter part.
A few things to point out from the picture.
1. PB2 is 100% NATURAL. No preservatives or additives that make it “low in fat”.
It’s what’s not in PB2 that makes it so good for you. For starters, our special process removes 85% of the fat calories without the chemicals typically used in producing reduced fat foods. Something else you won’t find in PB2 is preservatives. What you will find is natural roasted peanut flavor.
2. The ingredients are “Roasted Peanuts”, “Sugar and Salt”. That’s it. Again, no processed crap that may end up one day leading to some type of cancer.
3. 1.5 grams of Fat per serving (2 tbsp for both PB2 and PB) compared to nearly 15 grams in regular Peanut Butter. WHAT!
4. 190 calories per serving in PB and only a whopping 45 in PB2.
Seriously, PB2 may be the greatest diet “supplement” that I’ve come across, ever. Oh and I almost forgot, PB2 also comes in a Chocolate flavor as well. I bought both regular Peanut Butter and the Chocolate version and let me tell you, I may prefer the Chocolate one. IT’S THAT FREAKING GOOD.
Where can I buy PB2?
Well that depends on where you live. I only found it at a local organic store here in Tallahassee, FL. Bell Plantation has a handy-dandy “Store Locator” link so you can see what stores in your area sell PB2. If you don’t have a distributor in your area, you can also order direct from the Bell Plantation website.
So go get yourself some PB2. You’ll thank me later.