PB2 – Fantastic Powdered Peanut Butter

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:

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!

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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  • Laura Zechin on Facebook
    Posted at 13 July 2012 Reply

    LOVE the less fat!

  • Candy Ann Williams on Facebook
    Posted at 13 July 2012 Reply

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

  • Candy Ann Williams on Facebook
    Posted at 13 July 2012 Reply

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

  • Jeanne Wood on Facebook
    Posted at 14 July 2012 Reply

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

  • Claudia
    Posted at 27 July 2012 Reply

    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.

  • Hapee
    Posted at 29 December 2012 Reply

    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.

  • Cheryl @ Mid-Life Cruising!
    Posted at 17 October 2013 Reply

    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! =)

  • Judie Ashford
    Posted at 18 October 2013 Reply

    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.

  • Robert Cooper
    Posted at 27 January 2015 Reply

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

  • Stephanie
    Posted at 28 April 2015 Reply

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

  • Love Sail Social Network And Online Dating
    Posted at 03 February 2016 Reply

    I never knew this even existed until now!

  • Connie Smith
    Posted at 03 February 2016 Reply

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

  • Kathy Goehringer Bell
    Posted at 03 February 2016 Reply

    love this stuff on and off the boat!

  • Judy Theresa
    Posted at 03 February 2016 Reply

    Love it!

  • Lee Piwowarski
    Posted at 03 February 2016 Reply

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

  • Rick O'Brien
    Posted at 04 February 2016 Reply

    K-rations have been re-invented!

  • DrHoward Glans
    Posted at 04 February 2016 Reply

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

  • Nicki Pendergast
    Posted at 04 February 2016 Reply

    I have bought it at Big Lots!

  • Jennifer Dean Neumann
    Posted at 04 February 2016 Reply

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

  • Monica Frantl
    Posted at 04 February 2016 Reply

    This is great! Going to Costco tomorrow! Thanks

  • Brett Boutle
    Posted at 04 February 2016 Reply

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

  • Kristine Mike
    Posted at 04 February 2016 Reply

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

  • Linda M Fletcher
    Posted at 04 February 2016 Reply

    Annie Fletcher we must try this!

  • Chip Packard
    Posted at 04 February 2016 Reply

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

  • Keitha Irene Goward-LaChance
    Posted at 04 February 2016 Reply

    I buy mine at Sam’s Club.

  • Michael Williams
    Posted at 04 February 2016 Reply

    Maybe it lasts 10 times longer @ Brett Boutle

  • Cecilia Mallia
    Posted at 04 February 2016 Reply

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

  • Jean Eskau
    Posted at 05 February 2016 Reply

    Love it!!!

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