Tags: peanuts

Time for a review…of my absolute kryptonite! Peanut butter!

Seriously though…I can refuse any baked good in front of me, but put a jar of peanut butter and a spoon nearby, and you’ll find me melting.

I go through the temptation  thoughts like Spongebob with water when he visits Sandy for the first time.
“I don’t need it…
I don’t need it…
I DEFINITELY don’t need it…

… I   N E E D   IT !!! ”

But, alas, here I am reviewing two peanut butters from Pacific Beach. I will say I DID practice portion control, measured on my scale, and then left the jar in the other room so I didn’t finish a jar in 2 days (I made it to 3!!! [just kidding!])

The first one up- the “Our Signature” peanut butter spread.
2 tbsp is 152 calories, 12 g fat (3 saturated), 51 mg sodium, 9 grams carbs, 1 gram fiber, 6 grams sugar,  4 grams protein.
This one is gluten free (WAS gluten free I should say…that jar is long gone)
This…was unbelievable. I’m not going to lie, I am biased with peanut butter bc well I love peanut butter, but THIS was SO GOOD. It was sweet and creamy, but also had bits of peanuts in it so it had a bit of a crunch. It had a white chocolate flavor to it, was a bit buttery tasting..UGH it was SO GOOD! It had the perfect balance of sweetness too-not too sweet where it felt sugary. Just right. The only thing that kept my guilt at bay was it was 152 calories for 2 Tbsp as opposed to the usual 190 cals. WOO!!
5 stars

Next up, the Organic Valencia peanut butter.
2 tbsp is 168 calories, 14 g fat (2 saturated), 58 mg sodium, 6 grams carbs, 1 gram fiber, 7 grams protein.

This one was also tasty, although definitely more moderate in flavor. I think it could have used a tad more salt, and was a teeny bit bland. But, still a good peanut butter. Again, it was creamy but also had chunks of peanuts in it giving it a bit of a crunch. A nice thick spread, that could easily be spread on bread or eaten from the jar (somehow I always dangerously choose the latter…). I think this is a good nut butter to pair with jelly on a sandwich bc it’s a good base. This one is gluten free and sugar free. I almost wish it had a pinch of sugar or something to bring out more flavor. 3 1/2 stars.

Overall, some tasty treats! I would love to try more from Pacific Beach, because I think their other flavors sounds phenomenal as well. However, currently trying to lean out for summer and I have NO self control around this stuff…bc it is too damn good.

How many of you are peanut butter addicts like myself? It’s so good it hurts!! D:

Something new!!!!

Browsing for a new peanut butter to buy at Whole Foods ( at 2 jars a week, I’m getting a little bored of my usuals you could say…) I saw this gem on the bottom shelf. WHY it was hiding all the way down there is beyond me, but a good eye can spot it. Earth Balance Crunchy Coconut & Peanut Spread. At first I wasn’t going to buy it, afraid the coconut would be, well, weird with peanut butter. But then I thought why not, and it was an average price for peanut butter (don’t remember the exact $$, but a little more than a usual plain jar I believe).

I opened up the jar and did a tiny stir. Mmm.

It’s really quite good! A thick peanut butter with tons of crunchy chopped peanuts. It’s sweet yet salty, and you can definitely taste the coconut. The coconut wasn’t too overpowering, but definitely provided a good amount of flavor.

I would say the peanut butter part reminded me of what Skippy or Jif peanut butter tasted like, as it was sweeter and saltier than I am used to. However, only 2 grams of sugar and 95 mg of sodium per serving, so really not that bad at all!

I also really liked how crunchy the chopped peanuts were. They tasted very fresh, and added a really good texture to the peanut butter. While there is a lot going on, crunchy peanuts and coconut flavor, all in all, it’s a good combination. It did say “no stir” on the top, and I did have a tiny bit of oil separation but not too bad at all. This spread is also gluten free and vegan. Yay!

Overall, 4 1/2 stars. A must try!

24 Sep 2010, Comments (20)

Sahale Snacks Review and GIVEAWAY!!!

Author: Healthnuttxo

Oh it’s that time again- review and giveaway!!!

Valdosta Pecans- these ROCK. Seriously, so yummy. Rich, buttery pecans, that are slightly spicy, slightly salty, and have an almost sweet glaze (very light) on them. They accented with dried cranberries, about the size of a pea, that weren’t too tangy. The little bit of heat, which I would assume is from the “black pepper” listed on the front. Really great combination- salty, sweet, and spicy! Really tasty, and SATISFYING too!- I could totally eat the whole bag! 4 1/2 stars



Sing Buri Cashews- wow, what FLAVOR! There are little pieces of pineapple that taste fantastic– sweet, NOT tangy at all, and great flavor. Then, there’s a spiciness, and a sesame seed flavor which counteracts the sweetness. There are cashews mostly,but also some peanuts, that have a spicy/salty flavor to them, almost like red pepper or a hot tomato flavor. Another great salty/spicy/sweet combination- but this one has a bit more heat. DEELISH! 4 stars

I got an e-mail from Ms. Fortune from Sahale Snacks, saying that they are now available at Seattle’s Best Coffee. It stated in the e-mail…

“Valdosta and Sing Buri nut blends debuted at Seattle’s Best Coffee counters in convenient 2-ounce pouches — enough to share with a friend over coffee or to satisfy a morning and an afternoon snack craving.

Sahale Snacks’ rich and peppery Valdosta Pecans pair especially well with Seattle’s Best Coffee winter beverages, like Vanilla Cinnamon Latte. The spicy and exotic Sing Buri Cashews make a lively accompaniment to tea, espresso, and brewed coffee drinks.”

So if you have access to Seattle’s Best Coffee- lucky you!!  : )

And.. as some extra celebration, a giveaway! Of the Sing Buri and Valdosta Nut Blends.

How to enter? Please leave a comment for EACH entry!

*MANDATORY*
1. You must “like” Sahale Snacks on Facebook!

*Optional*
2.  2 ENTRIES! Link this giveaway to your blog/website, and leave a link in the comment section!
3. Tweet about this giveaway!/Follow me on Twitter (link under contact page)
4. If you haven’t done so already, follow me/add me to your blog roll!

There will be TWO winners, U.S. residence only. Giveaway will end October 1st 2010, 12pm.

* I was sent the Valdosta Pecans and Sing Buri Cashews from Sahale Snacks for review*

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