I love packages!!

My very first order from Netrition.com arrived today!  Woot!  I selected 3 products for this trial run:   

* Al Dente Carba-Nada Fettucine, Roasted Garlic  

* Joseph’s Middle East Bakery low-carb pita with flax  

* Bell Plantation PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter  

Goodies ordered from Netrition

 Of course, I immediately had to dive into the powdered peanut butter.  I’ve been dying to try it since I read about it on peanutbutterfingers.wordpress.com.  You are probably wondering why on earth someone would want to try powdered peanut butter.  Well, I L-O-V-E  a big dollop of peanut butter, but the sad facts are that PB just isn’t super great for you in mass quantities.  2 tbs of my beloved reduced fat JIF packs a mean 190 calories, 15 g carbs, and 12g fat!  2tbs of PB2 on the other hand is 45 calories, 1.5 g fat, and 5g carbs.  Basically they take the peanuts and squeeze out all the fat…. But does it taste good?  

mix 2 parts PB2 to 1 part water…  

Voila!  Creamy Goodness!  

First thing, first, I stuck a finger in the PB2 and gave it the old taste test.  It smells like peanut butter, looks like melty peanut butter, and tastes like peanut butter (sort of).  It has a “healthy” taste about it — like your tongue just KNOWS that all the goodness has been sucked out.  However, once I smeared it on a piece of toasted pita I could barely tell the difference.   

Conclusion:  PB2 is pretty tasty, but it’s not exactly an apples to apples substitute for a spoonful of peanut butter.  However, if you are putting the PB on bread with some jelly or bananas, I bet you won’t be missing much 🙂

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