Showing posts with label peanut butter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label peanut butter. Show all posts

Monday, September 12, 2022

Peanut Butter To Go Review

Peanut Butter on the go! Yes, please. The major peanut butter manufacturers offer convenient, small personal sized and individually packaged portions of peanut butter and the products promises as delivers. 



While this family prefers creamy peanut butter, the peanut butter cups and pouches are also offered in crunchy, natural creamy and chocolate flavored peanut butter.

Perfect Size

One major manufacturer offers the popular spreadable nuttela in cups which are perfectly sized for one. Enough quantity to make one or two perfectly sized snacks! Pair with fruit for a peanut butter and fruit snack, healthy breakfast, mid day work snack or after school snack. Leftovers can be easily saved with securing the cup with plastic wrap and/or a plastic bag for use at another time.

I also discovered individual sized portions of peanut butter in squeezable pouches. The portion size is larger than the cup, but what I really like is the turn top so the pouch can be easily closed and reused. 

Travel

Both the cups and the pouches are wonderful for road trips! No muss, no fuss, the containers can be disposed of and no sticky peanut butter remains to worry about. Pair with individually portioned packages of jelly for mobile peanut butter and jelly!

Packaging

The mini cups are sealed well and durable for travel. The pouches are very secure with the screw top and pouch design. With confidence I can pack both in a lunch bag, backpack or briefcase and the seal does not break.

Cost

There is no price point comparison with purchasing the cups or pouches versus using peanut butter from a jar. The price point is higher as is usual for individually packaged food. Convenience no doubt comes at a price and as we continue through inflationary pricing, this product is no different. 





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Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Holidays Celebrating Peanut Butter

Reviewing Peanut Butter Holidays


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People submit dates on several holiday sites to celebrate something they love or are passionate about. It may be a food, an animal, an event or to give recognition to a cause. Thus, over time, we have ended up with literally hundreds of these fun, interesting, sometimes wacky or weird, holidays to enjoy.


Peanut Butter, a solid staple in most kitchen cupboards, has seemingly produced several holidays. People must really love Peanut Butter!


Let's talk a bit about peanut butter and review these peanut butter celebrations.


What is Peanut Butter?


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Peanut butter is a spread made from ground up dry-roasted peanuts, with a bit of salt and sweeteners added. It was invented by
Marcellus Gilmore Edson in 1848. Today it is a spread used on crackers, bread, toast or celery, and as a tasty ingredient in desserts and other dishes. The most popular sandwich, especially in children's school lunches, is a PB&J.


Peanut Butter Dates to Celebrate


The whole month of November every year has been designated National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month.


  • January 24th is National Peanut Butter Day
  • March 1st is National Peanut Butter Lover's Day
  • April 2nd has been set aside to celebrate National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day.
  • May 18th – I Love Reese’s Day – a day to celebrate those sweet peanut butter candies loved by many.
  • June 12th is a day to bake some peanut butter cookies to celebrate Peanut Butter Cookie Day.
  • November 20th is another 'tasty' day for those with a sweet tooth as we celebrate National Peanut Butter Fudge Day.


Peanut Butter Reviews


Our behind-the-scenes writers love Peanut Butter as seen by the fun and fascinating reviews and recipes written on this blog by several of our ReviewThis! Contributors.


Coconut Peanut Butter No Bake Bliss BallsPeanut Butter Bliss Balls
Dawn Rae gives us her recipe for Easy No-Bake Bliss Balls with delicious coconut and peanut butter in the ingredients.


Peanut Butter M&MsPeanut Butter M&Ms
Dawn Rae reviews the many flavors of M&Ms, including one with peanut butter.


Peanut Butter Magic Spoon CerealMagic Spoon Cereal
For Keto diet followers, Brite-Ideas reviews Magic Spoon Cereal. These cereals come in four flavors, one of which is peanut butter.


Reeses Peanut Butter Christmas TreesReeses Peanut Butter Christmas Trees
Reeses peanut butter cups have long been a favorite candy. Seasonally, Reeses brings out these peanut butter cups in holiday shapes. Wednesday Elf reviews the Peanut Butter Christmas Trees.


Peanut Butter Keto Cookie Dough SnackSnack Better With The Best Healthy Keto Cookie Dough Bites
Margaret Schindel reviews Bhu Keto Bites mini protein bars perfect for Keto snacks. They come in a variety of flavors, one of which is Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.


So, pick a day from this list of holidays to celebrate this wholesome food we call PEANUT BUTTER! 


Source: Pixabay


*Peanut Butter Holidays written and compiled by Wednesday Elf.





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Monday, January 22, 2018

Reviewing Easy No-Bake Bliss Balls

No-Bake Bliss Balls
Bliss balls are extremely easy-to-make and no-bake delicious snacks. They require few ingredients, can be made to suit your cravings, and are typically considered to be healthy snacks. In fact, some sources attribute Bliss Ball recipes to Keto or Paleo diets. I do not know the origination of these snacks, nor do I care. I do know that I made some and had to spread the word.


My Coconut Peanut Butter Bliss Balls


I had a craving for no-bake cookies today. After perusing the internet for a good bit of time, I had found Paleo and Keto recipes for Bliss Balls. Many of the recipes called for ingredients like protein powder or chia seeds - none of which I have on hand. However, many Bliss Ball recipes call for items that I have in my kitchen.

For an actual recipe, you'll need to follow one of the links below. But clearly, Bliss Balls do not require a recipe.  I made mine using shredded coconut, peanut butter, oats, vanilla, and cinnamon.

I used approximately:

1/2 cup coconut
1/3 cup honey peanut butter
1/4 cup oats
1 tsp. vanilla
a couple of shakes of cinnamon

I did not use a food processor (or my Nutri-Bullet) which might have made the consistency of this snack a little different. But combining it with a fork worked well.

I formed the "dough" into balls - approximately tablespoon sized. Then refrigerated.  

A few random items:

  • As one recipe writer noted, do not try to roll this into balls. Rather, just squeeze them into ball shapes (They are slightly too crumbly to roll into balls)
  • The longer they are refrigerated, the better they taste! The consistency changes a bit - a little more "cakey"
  • Despite having a good bit of peanut butter, these were not sticky or mushy
With these Bliss Balls, I have taken care of my craving for sweets. I like the taste so much that I haven't touched (or been tempted) by the bag of candy bars I have nearby.  And, unlike the candy bars, just one small Bliss Ball satisfies me for quite awhile. With candy bars, once I start I have trouble stopping until I've finished the entire bag. There is something about the Bliss Balls that feel more filling.

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Quite frankly, at the beginning of my recipe search, I was looking for Susan's No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies. It turned out that I didn't have a stick of butter... so I continued my search and found the Bliss Balls. Susan Deppner, you may be gone from this earth but you are not forgotten.

After talking to some of the gals at work about their Keto diets and remembering how much better I feel with little to no carbs and sugars, I have been trying new recipes with a focus on lower carbs/sugars. This recent discussion is why the Paleo Bliss Ball recipes caught my eye. Paleo Grubs gathered a list of  21 Paleo Bliss Ball recipes. The recipes all sounded delicious and the photos made my mouth water. Unfortunately, I haven't been to the store and was missing the key ingredients for each recipe.

I continued to search and found 8 No-Bake Energy Balls on Bless This Mess. Chunky, delicious, every-day ingredients is what Melissa uses in her Bliss Balls (you have to go take a peek at the photo of her varieties). And it is from her that I decided on my coconut, peanut butter, oats, vanilla, and cinnamon mixture. And I'm so glad I did!



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