While grocery shopping today I saw something that literally stopped me in my tracks. Powdered peanut butter. I’m not making this up. It is peanuts, sugar and salt ground into a fine powder. You mix 2T powder with 1T water, mix and voila, peanut butter! The jar claims to contain 85% less fat than regular peanut butter and much less sugar. Good news for those of us who love peanut butter but don’t need the extra fat and calories.
With a price tag of $4.99 I wasn’t sure if I wanted to take a chance on something that might be really gross, but curiosity got the best of me and I just had to buy it. I brought it home, opened the jar and took a big whiff. Hmm, smells like peanut butter, but I wondered how it would taste. I followed the directions and made up a little batch which looked like this:
Ok, it looks like peanut butter. Now for the taste test. Well, it tastes like…peanut butter with a little cardboard mixed in. I thought, perhaps, it would be better on bread so I made myself half a sandwich and took a bite. Not bad, but not fabulous either. I give it a 5 out of 10. I deducted an extra point because it only comes in creamy variety and I prefer crunchy. I say for shear kitsch value it’s pretty cool, but I’ll stick with regular peanut butter and just eat less of it.