Now You Can Have Your Peanut Butter — And Take It With You Easily
I remember shaking my head after reading accounts that normal-sized jars of peanut butter and Nutella were being confiscated from carry-on luggage by TSA agents, who had deemed them “liquids.”
I don’t know that last time anyone took a slug of peanut butter or hazelnut spread, do you?
PBfit not only rectifies that issue, but saves you calories in the process.
It’s peanut butter powder — made by roasting peanuts, pressing out 75 percent of its fat and oil, then grinding it into a fine powder.
Just add water to make it spreadable. Or use it as is, mixed into cupcake batter, pancake batter, Asian noodle salad dressings, and smoothies.
I had a chance to try a sample of the Original recently. The product is as fine as baby powder with a golden sand color.
There are only three ingredients: peanuts, coconut palm sugar, and salt. Taste a pinch of the powder and put it in your mouth. You’ll get a noticeable peanut flavor.
Mix it with a little bit of water to create a thick, spreadable consistency just like regular peanut butter. It doesn’t necessarily have the rich, heavy body of regular peanut butter, owing to the fact that it has 90 percent less fat. But the flavor is certainly there, even more so, because it’s much less sugary than standard mass-produced peanut butter. You taste peanuts a lot more. In fact, as peanuts are actually legumes, there’s even a slight beany finish to PBfit that’s not unpleasant in any way that I don’t usually detect in other peanut butters.
Two tablespoons have all of 50 calories, along with 6g protein, 1.5g total fat, 2g sugar, and 0mg cholesterol. Contrast that to standard peanut butter that has about 188 calories or more for the same serving size.
PBfit also comes in an organic version in regular and chocolate flavors, plus a protein powder variety flavored with cocoa.
An 8-ounce jar of the Original is $15.99.