Sunday, February 13, 2011

Spooning with Mr A.B. get your minds out of the gutter!

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 dollars calories in me and does that by the soup server tablespoon. I mean who can stop at just one?... Just saying.

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 ten tonne truckload handful and in a blink of an eye you wonder which Fairy stole the rest of your packet.

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:

Melrose 100% Almond Nut Spread

Nutrition Information

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.


  1. Very cute. And good luck, you know they say the grass isn't always greener on the other side of the fence. :)

  2. Ah no you aren't the only one with a PB obsession!! Me and my spoon hang out with mr PB regularly!! Good luck with the Almond spread - I did try that one but it's just not the same :) I just couldn't bear to break up with Mr PB!

  3. Thanks girls!!! I know AB is not quite the same as PB BUT i do like the taste and until i see that sexy six-pack appear i will soldier on and stick with the AB!! :-)

  4. I confess...I'm a closet PB spooner eater too!

  5. LOL! Isn't it the BEST way to eat PB!!? I think it taste better with a spoon :D