Look out boyfriend, you’ve got some competition. His name’s Peanut Butter, and this childhood friend’s certainly not going anywhere.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or anytime in between, you name it and I’ll be ready for some of that creamy, nut-filled butter. Peanut butter easily ranks among my top 5 foods. Pair it with a banana, and I’m in foodie heaven. Or, just hand me a spoon (even better, make it a chocolate spoon) and I’ll heedlessly serve myself straight up.
While all natural peanut butter definitely isn’t the worst food obsession to have, downing the nutty stuff can err on the side of dangerous, especially when those portion sizes aren’t kept in check. Sending even just a single spoonful of peanut butter into your mouth can mean a quick 100-200 calories and a dense load of fat plopped into your tummy.
That’s why I was excited when I got wind of Better Butter, a Philadelphia-based peanut butter company that adds extra flavor and nutrients to their peanut butter in order to lower the cal/fat content. Better Butter’s products utilize pumpkin or banana to stretch that peanutty goodness, naturally lowering the calorie and fat count to about half that of other nut butters.
Better Butter offers three flavors: Nutty Chocolate Chip, Maple Pumpkin, and Honey Nut Banana. The Nutty Chocolate Chip tastes similar to slightly-less-sweet brownie batter with an abundance of mini chocolate chips swimming around. Better Butter’s best seller, the Maple Pumpkin, resembles a thicker version of pumpkin pie filling with a faint nutty aftertaste. I have yet to try the Honey Nut Banana, but considering it contains my favorite combo. ever, I’m definitely curious to check it out.
Better Butter takes a wholesome approach, adding only natural ingredients to their products. Any sweeteners used come from either agave or maple syrup, and absolutely no GMOs, preservatives, or artificial colors or flavors are added. Another pro, Better Butter tries to source all of their ingredients locally, purchasing their nuts from the Philadelphia area, jars from Lancaster, and shipping boxes from Ambler. But yes, they do ship nationwide, so check out their online store for more details.