Ask a Question
While several friends (shout out Mary Lou, Ginger, and Jennifer!) recommended PB2, I had to ask, "Is PB2 as good as regular peanut butter?"
Do Background Research
My loyal assistant (shout out Ginger!) reported that she found PB2 at Kroger for $4.95. She found it around the organic section, so I made it my personal mission to go to Kroger on my lunch to purchase a jar.
Here's the scoop on PB2. It is created by pressing fresh roasted peanuts to remove 85% of the fat. PB2 is in powder form. To create, you take 2 tablespoons of the PB2 and mix it with 1 tablespoon of water. The end product is only 45 calories and 1.5 grams of fat for 2 tablespoons. Compared to regular peanut butter at 190 calories and 12 grams of fat, PB2 could be an amazing substitute for my beloved peanut butter.
Construct a Hypothesis
PB2 will be a good substitute for my beloved peanut butter and will prevent me from eating straight from the jar (aka help with portion control).
Test Your Hypothesis by Doing an Experiment
- Purchased jar of PB2 for $4.95 at Kroger.
- Measured out 2 tablespoons of PB2
- Add 1 tablespoon of water
- Mix, mix, mix, mix
- Looks like peanut butter - smells like peanut butter
- Time to try it (I promise it will not make your eyes go crossed)
- Ummmm, not sure if I like it . . . it needs something . . .
- I decided to try it on a toasted English muffin . . .
- Then I decided it needed just a touch of sweetness, so I got some honey from a coworker
- PB2 is low in calories and fat.
- You can have 4 times as much for the same amount of calories and less fat.
- It looks and tastes just fresh roasted peanuts, but it needed just a little something.
- A very small amount of honey, not even a teaspoon, will make it EXCELLENT!