I was very happy when the people behind FitNutz Peanut Butter agreed to send me some samples to review. Most health/food bloggers seem to have tried PB2 at this point and we’re all raving about that brand of peanut butter (I adore it so much that I have it shipped to me from the USA… BIG carbon footprint right there), but little is mentioned when it comes to FitNutz powdered peanut butter. I have been curious for a long time about what makes one powdered peanut butter different from another, and now I’ve had the opportunity to do a taste-test!
I did a video review and it all worked out according to plan but WordPress is causing difficulties, so I guess video posts are just not happening around here. Sighs. But anyways: on to the (now written) review.
As soon as I received FitNutz in the mail I tried it immediately. I felt the need to eat it off the spoon to get the full impact of the flavor. The first thing that popped into my head when I tried it was that it tasted very peanut-y. Now, that might seem a little obvious because after all it is peanut butter, but if you’ve had PB2 then I’m sure you’ll understand my surprise. PB2 has quite salty/sweet overtones, making it easy to eat an entire jar over the space about two days (seriously). FitNutz, however, has much more of a peanut taste. Because of that, it works perfectly in sandwiches!
There are three kinds of FitNutz: regular, pro, and chunky. The regular is 50 calories per two tablespoons, 5 grams of carbohydrates, 6 grams of protein, and 1.5 grams of fat. The pro has retained the fatty acids, so if you’re looking for an energy boost of healthy fats then the pro is a good choice. Chunky FitNutz has granulated pieces of peanuts included in the powder. Personally I’m a lover of smooth peanut butter all the way, and normally I completely avoid chunky peanut butter, but this stuff actually wasn’t too bad. I had it in a sandwich with jam and it was enjoyable.
Overall I really like FitNutz. I bet it would be a great substitute for protein powder, too. I’m not a fan of protein powders because of all the additives (and because I believe that we don’t need excessive amounts of extra protein if we’re already eating a balanced diet- but that’s a post for another day), but lots of recipes call for it so this is what I would use instead.
It transitions nicely when smeared on bread or fruit. Much as I love PB2, I never eat it on bread because I find that it simply does not work well in sandwich form; the taste is too far from true peanut butter for it to work. Each kind of powdered peanut butter has it’s strengths and weaknesses, but I really like them both and can definitely see myself buying FitNutz in the future. If you’re after that great peanut taste with a fraction of the fat and calories, FitNutz is for you.
Have you tried FitNutz? Would you like to win some samples? Leave me a comment below telling me what you love about nut butters. I’ll probably use the Random Number Generator, but if past giveaways are anything to go by, clearly I can be easily swayed by a comment that pulls at the heart strings or is especially creative (hint hint ). What, for example, would you do if you had a hundred jars of peanut butter?
Winner will be announced one week from today, on Friday July 17th. Canada and USA only.