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Another nut butter to add to my addiction and to subtract money out of my wallet (*sigh*…that wallet never had a chance against any nut butters). Insert, Peanut Butter & Co Mighty Maple Peanut Butter. One of the tastiest I have tried from Peanut Butter & Co., this one is also gluten free and vegan

SIDENOTE: How cute is that monkey?! With a barbell!

This was a thick peanut butter- not much stirring required, hardly any actually. Look here, didn’t even move as I turned my fork to the side. (WHHHHAAAAAT you don’t eat nut butter out of the jar with a fork, too?)

The peanut butter has a mild sweetness, but I can definitely taste both the maple and the peanut butter. It has a roasted peanut taste, and then a hint of maple flavor. Not too salty or too sweet, but just right. I ate this directly from the jar, like most of my nut butters, and I can’t get enough of it. This isn’t my first jar, and it will not be my last.

One thing different from other peanut butters is I can “taste” and detect the granules- like a very mild grittiness to the peanut butter. Not like sand, or like anything that would ruin the peanut butter, but it is not 100% smooth.

Overall, delicious and addictive. A made a significant dent in my jar the first night. I’m too ashamed to show you the picture and I also don’t want to think about possibly eating 3-4 servings in one sitting, so I’m going to pretend it never happened. (*What peanut butter??*) I get remarks all the time about how fast I can finish a jar of peanut butter, and quite frankly, it doesn’t bother me a bit. Heart healthy fats, protein, and hey, I can think of worse things to inhale on a 2-3 day basis (sad, yet true. Shelf life of a jar of peanut butter in my house is 3 days tops).

One thing, is these are a bit pricy, I’ve seen them as much as 6+ dollars for a jar. So, from me, this one gets 4.5 stars =)

What’s your favorite flavor/variety from Peanut Butter & Co. if you have tried it? Mine is this one here.

13 Dec 2011, Comments (8)

Justin’s Nut Butter Maple Almond Butter

Author: Healthnuttxo

I finally bought a jar of this stuff. I pass by it almost every time I go to Whole Foods (probably because I ALWAYS go down the nut butter aisle).

What stops me? This jar of Justin’s Nut Butter was so good, so why not buy another?

the 10 dollar price tag. My wallet cries everytime I buy nut butter. So pricy. But so worth it. Keep on crying, wallet.

So I bought this nut butter, and home it went. I opened it up and noticed considerably oil separation, so a little stirring and I stored it upside down ( a trick I learned from a friend! keeps the oil on the bottom!!) until I got to try it.

Yea I eat my nut butters with plastic forks. Don’t you?

The first thing I noticed- it was THICK. I tried this when I was already a bit thirsty, and that was a mistake. It literally stuck to my mouth. So, have some water on hand!

It had a mild sweetness, and mild maple flavor. The predominant flavor is definitely ALMOND. It has the gritty texture I find most almond butters do, and every now and then a rush of salty flavor would happen. It was a bit “pasty” but not bad.

And while it’s quite good, it’s not amazing. I wish it was sweeter, or saltier, or both. I wish I could taste the maple flavor more, because I’m not sure I would be able to say “this is MAPLE almond butter” if I was given a blind taste test. And you know me (or hopefully you have picked up on) and that I LOVE maple flavored things. (Like these cookies? YUMM!)

Overall, 3 stars. I don’t know if I would buy this again, especially since it is 10 dollars, ¬†but I want to try more Justin’s Nut Butters! Just have to save up some money first…. =P

Whats the most you EVER spent on nut butter??

16 Mar 2011, Comments (4)

Trader Joe’s Maple Leaf Cookies

Author: Healthnuttxo

Maple is definitely one of my favorite flavors. I couldn’t imagine waffles or french toast without maple syrup, and I LOVE it with scrambled eggs. So when I saw these Maple Leaf Cookies at Trader Joe’s, I just had to buy them!

On the cover, it states that it has a “smooth and flavorful maple cream filling” along with having “no artificial colors or flavors” and “no preservatives”. It already sounded like my kind of cookie ūüėČ

Here’s what one of the cookies looked like out of the box.

Mmmm. I love cookies with a thick filling!

I took a bite. Mmm. This was delicious. The cookie part was buttery and had that soft-crunchy texture. It reminded me kind of like a shortbread cookie. The cream was absolutely delicious as well. Very sweet, with a maple/vanilla flavor. Together it was just an awesome combination. This box of cookies will not last too long in my closet  ;]

Overall, another delicious find from Trader Joe’s. I would certainly buy these again. Perfect on it’s own, or I’m even tempted to try them with a smear of peanut butter or a glass of milk. A drawback would be the 2 grams of saturated fat per cookie and that it lacks fiber, but these really are delicious! 4 1/2 stars

1 cookie is 110 calories, 5 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 16 grams of carbohydrates, 8 grams of sugar, 0 grams of fiber and 1 gram of protein.

What’s your favorite maple-flavored thing?

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When it comes to snacks, I have to be in the mood for a granola bar. Most of the time I find I would prefer something crunchy or something I can sit and savor rather than a granola bar, which I view as a more on-the-go type of snack. However, the other day I wanted something substantial, and something tasty. I pulled out the New England Naturals Organic Maple Nut Chewy Granola Bar, in hopes it would taste as good as the last one I tried.

Some things to note, the wrapper states that this bar has “6 grams of fiber”, “11 grams of whole grains” and is “low fat” with “No trans fats”. It already was my type of granola bar. I opened up the wrapper and saw a decently sized ( 34 grams) bar, that was flexible and easy to bend. I was excited. This bar had maple in it, one of my favorite things.

I took a bite and it certainly had a chewy and dense texture, and sort of a disappointing maple flavor. It was sweet, just a tinge salty, and had sort of an awkward maple flavor. Not to say that I didn’t like it, but I didn’t love it either. I did appreciate the density of the bar as I chewed it, not too thick/dense, but just the right amount.

Overall, I do like that it was organic, had some whole grains and had 6 grams of fiber per bar. I can see it being a good snack to hold me over until my next meal, and perhaps a good lunch with some fruit and a yogurt. I do wish it had a better maple flavor, as that’s what I was hoping for in this bar. So, this one gets 3 stars.

1 bar (34 grams) is 120 calories, 2 grams of fat, 27 grams of carbohydrates, 6 grams of fiber, 8 grams of sugar and 2 grams of protein.

What’s your snack of choice? Granola bar, or something else?

I was sent this granola bar to try for free from New England Naturals.

6 Mar 2010, Comments (4)

Wallaby Organic Maple Yogurt

Author: Healthnuttxo

Ahhh, yogurt. One of my favorite foods that I would seriously DIE without. I’ve had so many different types of yogurts- plain, flavored, fruit on the bottom, greek, “diet” (YUCK), and now Wallaby Yogurt brings¬†me an organic version that is a Creamy Austrailian Style Yogurt.

Australian? Whhhhhat? Well, the company was founded in 1992, when the founders Jerry and Faith went to Australia on vacation. While they were there, they discovered yogurt, and decided to make their own factory back in the United States and name it after the place they came up with the idea- Wallaby Yogurt.

Wallaby Yogurt makes nonfat, lowfat and fruit on the bottom flavors, called “Down Under”. There is a cute Wallaby named Joey who I would assume is the mascot of the company (he really is adorable!) I have tried the Down Under Strawberries & Cream flavor once before, and it was AWESOME, so I was excited to try a flavor I spotted at my local Whole Foods- low fat Maple.

I loooove Maple. Maple sMapleyrup. Maple cookies. Mighty Maple Peanut Butter (made by PB&CO). So  YOGURT must be good, no?

So I bought two of these (I like to have things a couple times before writing anything about them), and dug into one when I got home. The texture is a little runnier than the yogurt I’m used to. For example, Stonyfield Farm has yogurt that has a bit more body to it. But,¬†perhaps this is just the way Australian yogurt is supposed to be? The flavor, however, was very good. More than just a subtle Maple flavor, it was sweet but not overpowering. It had a smooth feel to it, and just a hint of vanilla flavor. It was delicious, in fact. I was also happy to discover that the sweetener was evaporated¬†cane juice and maple syrup instead of refined white sugar, or artificial ASPARTAME or SUCRALOSE (yucky).

The second time I tried it, I popped it in the freezer for a half hour or so. What a difference it made! The yogurt thickened up a little, and it was like my own little frozen treat. Absolutely delicious with sliced bananas and waffles (with just a drizzle of maple syrup, of course ūüėÄ )

Overall, I give it 4 stars. The taste is really delicious, sweet without being too sweet. I wish it was a bit thicker in consistency (for those of you who are die hard greek yogurt fans, you will be surprised by this variety!), but overall a very good yogurt. I will buy this one again, and I’m excited to try the other flavors, especially more of the Down Under varieties.

1 yogurt cup (6 oz) is 140 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 24 carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein.

Organic Cultured Pasteurized Reduced Fat Milk, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Organic Maple Syrup, Natural Flavor, Organic Locust Bean Gum, Pectin, Organic Lemon Juice Concentrate.

 

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