The high fat and calorie content puts many people off of eating too much peanut butter as adults, while those same people, as children, might have gulped the stuff down by the spoonful or eaten sandwich after sandwich without a second thought. Peanut butter, depending on the brand, has about 200 calories and 17 grams of fat per 2 tablespoon serving. By contrast, Better 'n Peanut Butter has 100 calories and 2.5 grams of fat per 2 tablespoon serving. But because it has "peanut butter" in the name and has fewer calories, can it replace the real thing?
Better 'n Peanut Butter is a low fat, all-natural peanut spread. It is made primarily of peanuts (as de-fatted peanut flour and natural peanut butter), tapioca syrup, water, dehydrated cane juice, rice syrup and various thickeners and flavorings. It is thick and spreadable, like regular peanut butter, but has a sight elasticity about it that the "real" stuff would never have. Taste-wise, no one would mistake it for regular peanut butter because it is very sweet. That being said, however, it does have a good consistency and a nice texture. The flavor isn't bad, and it is peanutty, but it just doesn't have that savory stickiness that makes peanut butter so addictive. So, Better 'n Peanut Butter isn't likely to step into peanut butter's shoes any time soon, but it isn't a bad product by any means and is a great option for dieters/weight-watchers who can't have regular peanut butter very often.
It is sold at Trader Joe's and other supermarkets around the US.