Friday, February 24, 2012

Product: PB2

While most of MassachusEATS' content is directed toward my home state's restaurants and local products, I will occasionally share other fun places, trips, and items that I use that might be of interest to you all.

Case in point, PB2.  This product has popped up a couple of times on my WIAW posts and garnered a few questions, so I figured I would discuss it here for anyone interested in learning more about what PB2 is.

Manufactured by Bell Plantation, PB2 is powdered peanut butter.  Basically, they squeeze out 85% of the fat from roasted peanuts and what is left is peanut butter powder.  That's it.  How in the world do they do this?  Well, I haven't the slightest clue (lol) but their website states that "their unique process doesn't involve chemicals or alter nature's intended balance found within the peanut."  No preservatives or artificial sweeteners are added, either.  Check out the nutrition facts below:

Serving size: 2 tablespoons
Servings per container: 15
Calories: 45
Calories from fat: 13
Total fat: 1.5 g
Saturated fat: 0 g
Trans fat: < 0.01 g
Cholesterol: < 0.01 mg
Sodium: 94 mg
Total carbohydrate: 5 g
Dietary fiber: 2 g
Sugars: 1 g
Protein: 5 g

Okay, so you got this jar of powdered peanut butter sitting there.  Now what?  Well, let's start with the basics and reconstitute it to make some peanut butter.  Simply mix 2 tablespoons PB2 with 1 tablespoon of water.  Boom - done!  Not much more involved than just opening a jar of Jif, is it?  It is ready to slather onto bread for a classic PB&J sandwich, onto crackers & celery for a quick snack, or just licking off of the knife like I might do...

The dry powder comes in handy, too.  My boyfriend likes to add about a half tablespoon to his protein shakes.  I throw a spoonful or two into my oatmeal and love it in hot chocolate!  Bell Plantation suggests dipping fruit slices directly into the powder.  There is a myriad of uses for this stuff, so invent your own method and share it with us!  Alternatively, you could try out one of the many recipes on the PB2 website.

Admission: I am completely addicted to peanut butter in all forms and will always eat WAY over the suggested serving size.  So, I was thrilled to discover this stuff.  I know that natural peanut butter isn't necessarily awful for you (good fats and protein and all that), but it is nice to have a lower fat and calorie alternative that I can indulge in more often.  :)

Bell Plantation also offers a chocolate PB2, as well as roasted peanut oil, but I have yet to try either (someday!) so I cannot vouch for them at this time.  If you have tried them, let us know what you think in the comments!

(Note: Bell Plantation did not endorse or in any way promote this blog post.  This is a product I personally use and enjoy.  All opinions are strictly my own.)


  1. Hmmm, I'm interested.. where might I find this? I may be good to make a peanut sauce for a healthier chinese chicken.. Do you order it online or can you get it local? I'm pretty close to the MA border...

    1. What a great idea for using it in a peanut sauce! If you get some & try it out, let me know how it goes. I might have to borrow that idea ;)

      As for buying it, it is available on Bell Plantation's website. There is also a store locator link - maybe you'll find a place nearby and save yourself shipping costs! Here's the link:

    2. I have used it in a peanut sauce! Also the chocolate is not very chocolatey:/ I have also tried fitnutz which is similar except you can get crunchy!

    3. I'll have to try it in peanut sauce - great idea! I recently bought the chocolate one and agree with you. So sometimes I add a bit of pure cocoa powder to it :)

      Where did you find the fitnutz? I love the idea of crunchy!!