PB2 – Fantastic Powdered Peanut Butter

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

I love this stuff! PB2 has 1/3 the weight, 85% less fat, half the sodium, and one-quarter the calories of "low fat" peanut butter . . . but all the taste!

PB2 is a dream come true for me!

Several months ago, Mary Mathisson sent me a note about PB2 being great both as a light-weight solution and a healthier choice — and somehow as I was going through mail that day, I moved it into the wrong folder and “lost” it.  About a week ago I found it and immediately ordered some to try.

Silly me! I could have been enjoying it all this time . . .

So what is PB2?  Powdered peanut butter.  But not like any “peanut butter powder” I’ve ever had before (and I’ve had a bunch in those dehydrated backpacking meals).  This stuff is good.

Not only is it good, it is so much healthier:

Reduced Fat PBPB2
Serving Size2 tablespoons2 tablespoons
Calories19045
Total Fat12 g1.5 g
Sodium230 mg94 mg
Total Carbs13 g5 g
Sugars4 g1 g
Protein7 g5 g

The other advantage for boats (particularly catamarans or others that are highly weight sensitive) is that it weighs about 1/3 of regular peanut butter — those two jars are just about the same size and yet the regular peanut butter (14 servings) weighs 18 ounces, while the PB2 (15 servings) weighs just 6½.

To use PB2 to make “regular” peanut butter, you mix 2 tablespoons of it with one tablespoon of water.  And it’s good enough to make a PB&J sandwich with, or just eat on crackers.  But it’s also great for making sauces, sprinkling on toast, and mixing in to my frozen yogurt.  Great in baking (semi-guilt-free peanut butter cookies) or toss some in a smoothie.

PB2 is sold in some stores (some GNC and Whole Foods but not all, and some independent stores) and on Amazon.  Yes, it’s somewhat more expensive than the peanut butter you can buy at the local grocery, but not horrid:

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Comments

  1. LOVE the less fat!

  2. Candy Ann Williams on Facebook says:

    Wow…BIG difference in fat! Never heard of the stuff

  3. Candy Ann Williams on Facebook says:

    Oops ..wasn’t finished-Sounds cool-I want to try the stuff.

  4. I’ve been using it for the past year…. GREAT for making PB fudge 😉

  5. Claudia says:

    Thank you for the heads-up! I love peanut butter, but have just started Weight Watchers so thought I would have to drastically cut back. But two tablespoons of this powder is only one point, so I’m thrilled. I’m also going to order some of the chocolate version in the hopes that it tastes like Nutella.

  6. I bought some of this from a website I’ve used several times, VitaCost.com. I usually shop from Amazon, but VitaCost is my go-to online “health food” store. Their prices are better than my local stores, and on top of that they often have great sales. They also pack ridiculously carefully, with each item usually being placed in a baggie, then rolled in bubble wrap, and then wrapped in paper or sometimes put in one of those divided cartons with the cardboard sections. They have other stuff besides food too. One thing I recently tried from them was a shampoo bar (just like a bar of soap, but it’s shampoo). I tried it because I was so frustrated with irritants in even “natural” shampoos. This stuff works great and it costs practically nothing. It’s called Leggitt’s, and I think it would be a handy item on a boat.

  7. Wow, I love peanut butter and have never heard of this before. Thanks for the info, and might have to try this since you say it tastes good! =)

  8. I have a jar of this in my cupboard, but can’t say that I use it much. Sometimes I put it into my cooked cereal.

  9. It is also sold at Costco. I just bought some last week. Great stuff.

  10. I buy this at Target! Lots of regular stores now carry this item. I think this would be a fantastic product on a boat.

  11. I never knew this even existed until now!

  12. The things we learn from you! New to me, too!

  13. love this stuff on and off the boat!

  14. Love it!

  15. Costco also sells it. I found it in the health food section,

  16. K-rations have been re-invented!

  17. I’ve seen this on Groupon throughout the past year.

  18. I have bought it at Big Lots!

  19. Oh no no no. Skippy creamy all the way baby. 🙂

  20. This is great! Going to Costco tomorrow! Thanks

  21. But it cost £20 in uk where as a regular jar is under £2 🙁

  22. Look at the carbs. Not just for sailing betty’s. Good Idea!!

  23. Annie Fletcher we must try this!

  24. Been using it for a while for camping. Need to put a jar on the boat.

  25. I buy mine at Sam’s Club.

  26. Maybe it lasts 10 times longer @ Brett Boutle

  27. Really great stuff, Costco does have the best price for it.

  28. Love it!!!

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