As you know, i've been having a love affair with Mr Crunchy PB for quite some time now. It is really quite intoxicating. Together we are inseparable but when he is on his lonesome he likes to separate his oil from his nuts.... now that just sounds competely wrong... He invests a lot of
What got me thinking about ending this toxic, scale-plateau'ing relationship was what happened the other week. I was doing the groceries and had to buy some nuts for my trail mix jar. Instead of raw almonds i decided to go with raw peanuts. After bringing them home and opening the pack up i realised something BIG.
Peanuts are moorish.
Peanuts are a softer nut and easier and quicker to chew than almonds.
You can eat them by the
Almonds on the other hand are a hard nut.
Almonds are delicious yet only require a few (for me- 6 or 7) to ring my satisfaction bells.
I can have a 100g container of almonds sitting in my fridge and it will take weeks to empty.
Suddenly i had one of those 'aha' moments... Raw peanuts are moorish and so is crunchy PB. Almonds are un-moorish so would that mean Almond Butter would be un-moorish too??
So off to Woolies (on friday) i went to tracked down a jar of of Melrose Almond Butter:
Per 10g Serve Per 100g
Energy 240kJ 2400kJ
Protein 1.9g 19.5g
Fat -Total 5.4g 54g
-Saturated 0.4g 3.7g
-Trans 0.01g 0.1g
Polyunsaturated 1.3g 13g
Monounsaturated 3.7g 37g
Carbohydrates 0.4g 4.0g
-Sugars 0.4g 4.0g
Sodium 0.5mg 5mg
Dietary Fibre 0.9g 8.8g
Calcium 24mg 234mg
Magnesium 27mg 270mg
Potassium 65mg 650mg
Vitamin E 2.62mg 26.2mg
Well at $6.95 for a 250g jar i hoped this baby would be worth the $$!
Months ago i ventured out of my comfort zone to try UNHULLED TAHINI as i had heard rave reviews about it. I've always liked sesame seeds, I mean who doesn't like Sesame Snaps? But to my utter disgust, my friend Leisl and I both agreed that it was VOMIT IN A JAR. I mean I could have stuck my finger down my throat, bottled the surprise and labelled it as tahini!! Seriously gag material.
On a side note, i cracked up when i got this message from Miss Steph:
Steph, "What will you put it (the almond butter) on?"
Me, "a spoon".
What else!? LOL, am i the only one who eats PB out of the jar!?
Anywho, i nervously opened the jar on friday night and dipped in the TEASPOON....twice. It was soooooo good! BUT that was ENOUGH and i was completely SATISFIED!!!! No triple dipping at all occurred and i had only had 2 teaspoons = 1/2 tablespoon. Go me!
So i have officially dumped Mr Crunchy PB and have run off with my Sugar Daddy, Mr Almond Butter. He knows my waist-line is important to me.