Chocolate PB2

First, can I just say how much I love Amazon.com? I order things from them all.the.time. and the prices are great, the delivery is fast, and the customer service is excellent. A prime example is how last week, I ordered a new hairdryer and diet cream soda mix for my SodaStream. Since I am an Amazon Prime member, it was set to arrive with two day shipping on Thursday (one week ago today), and the tracking information said it was delivered.

I came home after work and the package was nowhere to be found, but I decided to give it a couple days since I was going out of town Friday through Monday. When I got back on Monday evening, the package was still not in my building, and I finally got around to contacting Amazon yesterday. I went on the site and sent them an email through the Contact screen explaining how the package never arrived, and not one hour later I had an email back.

They put a replacement hair dryer in the mail with free overnight shipping that will be arriving today, and issued a refund for the soda mix since that was through an affiliate and not amazon.com, but I was told I can reorder it on the site if I want to. Talk about excellent customer service!

Chocolate PB2

Another purchase I made a few weeks ago from Amazon was for PB2 Chocolate Powdered Peanut Butter and now that I’ve experimented with it a bit, I’m ready to report the results.

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So what exactly is powdered peanut butter? It’s basically just dehydrated peanuts where they press the oil out of roasted peanuts so the moisture and most of the fat is removed and it literally resembles a flour.

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The ingredient list couldn’t really be more simple, just roasted peanuts, cocoa powder, salt, and sugar. And the nutrition information isn’t too shabby either. A 2 tablespoon serving (12 grams) has just 45 calories, 1g fat, 6g carbs, 1g fiber, and and 4g protein (1 Pt+ on Weight Watchers).

All you do to make it into a peanut butter like spread is add water and mix it up with a fork, which works better than a spoon in breaking up the clumps in my opinion.

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You can add as much or little water as you’d like to make it as thick or thin as you want, which I love. I tend to add less water if I’m going to use it as a spread like on an English muffin or to dip into apples, or else I’ll add more water if I want to drizzle it over something like a syrup. And at just 1Pt+ per serving? You really can’t beat it.

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Now PB2 has its pros and cons like anything else. Let’s get the cons out of the way. This is NOT exactly the same as peanut butter. It’s a good alternative, but it’s definitely not the real thing, so don’t go in expecting to have something just as good as Dark Chocolate Dreams (which I cannot have in the house…) I also wish you could buy it in stores, but I buy everything online so that’s not a major con for me.

In terms of pros, since I have trouble with portion control on nut butters in general, it’s really helpful for me to get it in powder form so I can control just how much I make. Also, even though its not quite Dark Chocolate Dreams, I still think it tastes quite good and I’m excited to have it in my kitchen!

What store, online or in person, do you shop at the most?

For me it’s Amazon, no question.

26 Comments on Chocolate PB2

  1. Laura
    March 29, 2012 at 8:38 am (6 years ago)

    Amazon for me as well. I dislike shopping in person, and can almost always find what I’m looking for at Amazon. I am also a prime member, and need that instant gratification of having it next day or 2-day. I’m currently pregnant so they are getting a lot of business from me!

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  2. Terry
    March 29, 2012 at 8:45 am (6 years ago)

    Hands up. Amazon 😉

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  3. Jennifer
    March 29, 2012 at 8:49 am (6 years ago)

    I love Amazon (I have prime as well)!! It’s hard for me to buy from anywhere else now because I’m spoiled with the free 2 day shipping.

    I also love the PB2 chocolate. It’s good to cure a sweet craving for me.

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  4. Amy B @ Second City Randomness
    March 29, 2012 at 8:54 am (6 years ago)

    I really need to try this stuff. Because I think it’d be good for in my oatmeal when I’m just looking for a little bit o’ flavor…

    I should have bought the peanut flour at TJ’s when they were selling it, too. Missed my chance…

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  5. Victoria
    March 29, 2012 at 9:11 am (6 years ago)

    I am a huge peanut flour person – just like you, I can eat a lot of nut butter, but the peanut flour has two advantages. First, it’s much lower calorie and has an amazing protein:fat ratio. Second, the fact that you have to mix it with water makes for automatic portion control.

    I personally found that the chocolate PB2 didn’t taste much like chocolate. I switched from PB2 to protein plus peanut flour because the latter doesn’t have added sugar, so it’s lower calorie and is easier to use in baking. PLUS it’s cheaper.

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  6. Hilary
    March 29, 2012 at 9:19 am (6 years ago)

    Yay…I love pb2′ moreso than peanut flour I think! It’s also great in smoothies…. Pb2′ almond milk and frozen banana = yum! There’s a site called low carb Canada where I get my pb2 and a few other things…Amazon Canada doesn’t do food :(.

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  7. Sarah
    March 29, 2012 at 9:57 am (6 years ago)

    What a coincidence! I just ordered PB2 & PB2 Chocolate and it’s due to land on my doorstep today. Thanks for the review and advice on how to use it. I cannot wait!

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  8. Bridget
    March 29, 2012 at 10:09 am (6 years ago)

    Amazon is amazing! Bought a coffee pot from them a few weeks ago and, well, let’s just say there was a mishap and I needed a new one. Because it was within the first 30 days of purchase it was basically a “no questions asked” exchange and the new coffee pot was overnighted with a label for free shipping to send the damaged on back to them! I really didn’t expect that and was unbelievably pleased!

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  9. Barb
    March 29, 2012 at 10:32 am (6 years ago)

    No doubt about it, Amazon. I just ordered new ear buds for my phone last Wednesday and I had them in my hands on Thursday. I am a prime customer too. I also love that you can build up points and use those instead of putting it on your Amazon credit card!

    I’m gonna look into this. We have peanut butter in our house because I have an 11 year old who eats it for lunch every day and I can’t be trusted around the jar 🙂

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  10. Kelly @ No Sugar Sweet Life
    March 29, 2012 at 10:35 am (6 years ago)

    I just bought PB2 (regular and chocolate flavors) from Amazon like 2 weeks ago! I am still experimenting too. This morning I mixed it in with some pureed sweet potato/apple baby food (yes, I have a baby in the house) to have on top of a pancake. It was creamy and delicious 🙂

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  11. Life's a Bowl
    March 29, 2012 at 11:13 am (6 years ago)

    Amazon.com is the best! Personal connection ;P I love having “Prime” shipping and knowing whatever I order will be on my doorstep within a couple of days!

    I haven’t tried any of the PB2 products but used to buy peanut flour at TJ’s before they discontinued it- LOVED IT!!!

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  12. Jamie
    March 29, 2012 at 12:36 pm (6 years ago)

    I love Amazon too- I bought all of my Christmas presents from them this year and I loved how easy it was. I used to buy a lot of my textbooks from them in college too.

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  13. Jenny
    March 29, 2012 at 3:11 pm (6 years ago)

    I haven’t tried PB2 yet, but a lot of people in my WW meetings use it. I’ve heard if you’re having trouble fitting in your oils you can add it to the PB2 and it makes it a little more peanut-buttery like. So there’s a suggestion to everyone out there 🙂

    I’d say I shop at Safeway the most. I like Amazon, I just tend to make a lot of wish lists and not ever order anything from them!

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  14. Ericka @ The Sweet Life
    March 29, 2012 at 3:35 pm (6 years ago)

    Glad you posted this because I’ve been reading about people using PB2 forever but just never knew what the heck they were talking about. I’m still a little skeptical…fake peanut butter, basically. If I see it in the store, I might pick it up but I dunno.

    When you wrote about dark chocolate dreams, I had to click. I bought that once and had the same problem. I haven’t bought it since. Actually think I’m going to write a post on trigger foods are checking your old one out!

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  15. Laura Jane @ Recovering Chocoholic
    March 29, 2012 at 10:00 pm (6 years ago)

    I do like Amazon pretty well.
    Our WW’s leader recently brought in some PB2 to show us. Personally, I’ve never liked peanut butter, but I’m sure it’s great for those who do.

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  16. Mavis
    March 30, 2012 at 7:51 am (6 years ago)

    I’m the same way! I use Amazon for EVERYTHING. You really can’t beat being a Prime member. I even think it’s a little dangerous 🙂

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  17. The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh
    March 30, 2012 at 8:34 am (6 years ago)

    I need to give that stuff a try. People really seem to swear by it and since I like Better N’ Peanut Butter which tastes and spreads nothing like the real thing, I think I’d probably like this!

    Amazon is my go to. Prime was probably a mistake because I order WAY more than I should now.

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  18. Kelly @ No Sugar Sweet Life
    March 30, 2012 at 9:55 am (6 years ago)

    PS. I tried some Chocolate PB2 in my oatmeal this morning (mixed with plain unsweet almond milk instead of water), and it was REALLY YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  19. Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning
    March 30, 2012 at 11:39 am (6 years ago)

    That is really great about Amazon’s customer service!
    I order stuff from there, and a lot from iHerb. I really need to buy the big bag of PB2- I keep getting the smaller jars. I literally eat it right from the jar- dry. I like it in ANY form, and have used it for baking, with almond milk to make peanut butter (which is really good frozen!), in smoothies, mixed in with yogurt or cottage cheese… man I am addicted. I feel like my plain old peanut flour is getting neglected!

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  20. Stacy @ Every Little Thing
    March 30, 2012 at 12:26 pm (6 years ago)

    They sell PB2 at the store by me! It’s expensive in-store. I tried it and wasn’t a huge fan but I didn’t give it much effort haha. Plus it was only a sample packet.

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  21. Ellen
    March 31, 2012 at 11:57 pm (6 years ago)

    Hi, Beth~
    First time commenter here 🙂 Generally, when I’m looking for a good sub for something I don’t quit until I find it. I tried PB2 and Fitznuts (which I thought tasted slightly better) but haven’t tried the PB2 with chocolate. What I like is that the calories are SO low, compared to the real deal, you can add just about whatever you want in order to make it to your liking. That is a huge plus. A warning – if you haven’t tried Walden Farms peanut butter spread – don’t waste your time. That stuff is terrible.
    I do think the best substitute I ever found for peanut butter came from The Wannabe Chef when he made chocolate chip peanut butter hummus. That stuff is insanely good. If you haven’t tried it, I highly recommend it. I tweaked the recipe a bit on my blog to make the calories a bit lower but it is still really good.

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  22. christi p
    April 3, 2012 at 8:28 am (6 years ago)

    Beth,
    I just got back from a long weekend in D.C. and had to post on your site. I stayed in Dupont Circle at the Fairfax Inn and walked by SweetTea/Sweet Green *(?) everyday. I even went to the Farmer’s market you often blog about and bought the best dried granny smith apples for my daughter. D.C. was so much fun and Dupont circle was awesome. thanks for your blog posts about D.C.

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  23. KATHY
    April 7, 2012 at 10:05 am (6 years ago)

    I cut up a cold apple and put in a ziploc bag and sprinkle a tablespoon of PB2 dry over the apples. Close the bag and shake it up. It is so good. I also use it in a protein shake too. You can get the 1 lb. bags cheaper through netrition.com
    I but 4 bags of it and even with the 4.95 shipping it is cheaper than amazon or buying it directly from bell plantation too.

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  24. Lori
    July 1, 2012 at 8:27 pm (6 years ago)

    Just a heads up! I found PB2 Chocolate at the Whole Foods in Clarendon, and for way cheaper than Amazon 🙂 Happy Hunting!

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    • Beth
      July 2, 2012 at 8:27 am (6 years ago)

      That is AWESOME. Thanks for letting me know!!

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  25. Brenda
    March 14, 2013 at 1:26 pm (5 years ago)

    I usually order my Pb2 from Vitacost. It is available at the Piggly Wiggly store in Clinton, NC but that is about 20 miles from me. I love the chocolate Pb2!! I also order my Sweetleaf sweet drops from Vitacost and they are really good. I use them in the Vanilla cream in my smoothies and sometimes the Hazel in my coffee. If you havent tried them you should.

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