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NEW Walden Farms 0 calorie peanut butter spread???


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I just went to waldenfarms.com to reorder my beloved balsamic vinaigrette in bulk (can we say addicted?) and saw the most beautiful new sign that says they now have ZERO CALORIE PEANUT BUTTER SPREAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I almost passed out in delight. Of course I ordered it, along with 10 more bottles of my balsamic.

My local grocery store only carries a few walden farms, and this peanut butter is not one of them, and neither is my balsamic! So i'm always forced to order that online and wait and wait and wait for it to come.

I do like (or perhaps have just gotten used to) the chocolate syrup which I use a lot. & also the pancake syrup I love. The other products are kind of hit and miss. I posted about all that before.

 I'm anxiously awaiting the peanut butters arrival. I use PB2 now, when I'm having a peanut butter emergency, but would love for this 0 cal walden farms to be fabulous, actually i'd settle for edible.. hahah

Anyone else tried the w.f. - p.b. yet??? 

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duuuude. when you get it, tell us all how it is. as a peanut butter binger, that would be like heaven in a jar for me!

I ordered it, I tried it, I liked it, I ordered 2 more jars.

BUT ... it's NOT peanut butter.

It's peanutbuttery-tasting, sure, with the consistency of whipped cream ... but on a toasted english muffin with some Walden Farms grape spread ... it's a delightful way of adding taste and flavor without adding any calories or carbs.  Sometimes I spread a teaspoon or so of REAL peanut butter first, then add the WF peanut butter spread on top ... for a more powerful peanut buttery taste.

I love love love Walden Farm's caramel dip (drizzle it on apples -- it's to die for, and it's also awesome in oatmeal and drizzled over popcorn!) ... I love their chocolate syrup, and I buy their balsamic vinaigrette and bacon-ranch dressing in bulk.  And their individual serving size packets of salad dressing are GREAT for taking with you to restaurants!

=^..^= MOLLY

How do they make all those "calorie free products" ?????????????

8.95 shippping!!

 

forget it..... 

What stores carry this stuff?
Original Post by mollymouser:

I ordered it, I tried it, I liked it, I ordered 2 more jars.

BUT ... it's NOT peanut butter.

It's peanutbuttery-tasting, sure, with the consistency of whipped cream ... but on a toasted english muffin with some Walden Farms grape spread ... it's a delightful way of adding taste and flavor without adding any calories or carbs.  Sometimes I spread a teaspoon or so of REAL peanut butter first, then add the WF peanut butter spread on top ... for a more powerful peanut buttery taste.

I love love love Walden Farm's caramel dip (drizzle it on apples -- it's to die for, and it's also awesome in oatmeal and drizzled over popcorn!) ... I love their chocolate syrup, and I buy their balsamic vinaigrette and bacon-ranch dressing in bulk.  And their individual serving size packets of salad dressing are GREAT for taking with you to restaurants!

=^..^= MOLLY

I knew if anyone had tried it - it would be mollymouser!! :)    We seem to have the same food tastes!

ooooh good. I like whipped cream texture better than the solid jell some of their stuff has. I do like the caramel dip too, and the grape jelly is good too. Oh and I tried the apple jelly (which I hate real apple jelly) and I liked it surprisingly.  The idea of cutting it with real peanut butter is a fabulous idea.

I've found that most of their stuff is so much better in/on things-- and definitely not just plain. But thats ok - it still works for the cravings.

& you and I talked about the chocolate syrup as hot chocolate before, and I said I was trying to find something else to add to it that was "0 calories" to add a bit of creaminess to it? Well I found stevia packets "flavors for coffee" & they do just that! I've been having 2 tbsp of the wf chocolate syrup in a big gigantic mug with hot water and 2 packets of the french vanilla stevia flavoring (or 1 hazelnut and 1 french vanilla) and I think it adds just enough extra to make it taste a little closer to hot chocolate and still remain the so called "0 calorie". They also have mocha, caramel, and cinnamon spice in the packets. The cinnamon spice is great in tea (which I hate tea- but lemon tea with 2 of these cinnamons is tolerable!). The caramel is ok, but I haven't found what it would be best in. Same goes for the mocha - which is I was afraid to try thinking it would be to coffee-ish but actually it was more chocolate. I don't drink coffee, hate it. & I tried them with just water, but ehhh unless I use like 6 packets - lol - it's not working...

Thanks Molly!

 

Original Post by schnooder:

8.95 shippping!!

 

forget it..... 

yeah the shipping is high-- but you can get up to 10 items for that. so I always get the  max 10 items for $8.95 which isn't that bad, but for 1 it is.

I just bought off of netrition.com  - they have it too, for a few cents cheaper, and $4.95 flat shipping on ANY size order.  Never ordered from there before, so we'll see how it goes. Amazon has it too - which is how I heard of netrition - in one of the reviews saying it was cheaper there.

Original Post by ser25:

What stores carry this stuff?

 

We have a FOOD LION here that sells it. I believe there is a store locator on waldenfarms.com -- but I tried it before and it says allllll the grocery stores in my town carry it. I've yet to locate it at any of the others except Food Lion, so I don't know if i'm not looking in the right areas or they really don't have it.

SO what else is good that is as calorie free as that stuff.

 

i think anything that sounds that good has to taste weird? 

Original Post by ornellanicole2007:

How do they make all those "calorie free products" ?????????????

 

Its basically just water, splenda stuff, & flavoring... Not the healthiest of options, but whatever. Most 0 calorie things do have "trace" calories. so like 1 or something per serving. I think the law states anything under 5 calories per serving can be considered 0 calories, or something close to that.
I meant *splenda* flavor packets, in my reply above, not stevia packets (I use stevia as sweetener sometimes too though).
Original Post by schnooder:

8.95 shippping!!

forget it..... 

$8.95 shipping is actually a fabulous deal, because they will ship up to 9 jars/bottles for that price ... it's much cheaper than paying for shipping through Amazon.com.

=^..^= MOLLY

Original Post by mollymouser:

Original Post by schnooder:

8.95 shippping!!

forget it.....

$8.95 shipping is actually a fabulous deal, because they will ship up to 9 jars/bottles for that price ... it's much cheaper than paying for shipping through Amazon.com.

=^..^= MOLLY

 but i dont want 9 jars.

i want one haha 

Original Post by schnooder:

SO what else is good that is as calorie free as that stuff.

 

i think anything that sounds that good has to taste weird? 

well of course nothing is going to taste like or as a good as the original high calorie stuff.. we just have to decide whether we want small portions of the high calorie stuff, or larger portions of the low calorie stuff... choose flavor over calories or calories over flavor.

I think all the calorie free stuff has a bit of an aftertaste (just like diet soda) and it's something that you get used to after a few tries. I always hated diet soda, now i've found a few different ones aren't bad and I don't taste that aftertaste much anymore. Same goes for walden farms.

My absolute top rec for their products is the balsamic vinaigrette. I love the real dressing and this did not disappoint at all. I swear I could drink it. hahah.. I use it mostly as a veggie dip, for cucumbers.

the choco syrup and pancake syrup are both very good, and 2nd choices. those are the 3 products I use the most of.

the apple butter and grape jelly are good. the strawberry has like red coloring in it so it's a little bizarre (although tastes fine- as does the strawberry syrup).

the dips - caramel, choco, marshmallow are all edible - and i've found have the biggest aftertaste. Kind of like a stale water aftertaste. At least to me. Of course I am talking about tasting them straight out of the container. 

ALL THE PRODUCTS ARE WAY BETTER IN/ON SOMETHING.

The rest of the dressings are hit or miss. I've heard some people really like some flavors, but me not so much.  I do like the honey mustard (which I use with veggie chicken to make like a chicken salad type stuff) and the oriental I use a soy sauce substitute. It doesn't taste like soy sauce - but it's less sodium and it at least gives stir fry a little extra something. thats really it for me and the dressings of the ones I've tried..

The marinara sauce is bizarre. Does not work well with spaghetti, its really spicy (at least to me) and runny and weird. But I do make some "pizza" on a la tortilla factory wrap with a small amount of this sauce, and veggie cheese and stuff and it's good that way.  I haven't tried it any other way.

The BBQ sauce & ketchup are edible- but not like the real thing much. The BBQ is the better of those 2.

I think that's all i've tried of the walden farms brand calorie free stuff. I know there are other brands with similar things, especially syrups and flavorings. 

:)

Just be glad you dont live in Australia - not only do we not have all your normal shelf products like sugar/fat free jello pudding, better n peanut butter, la tortilla factory etc etc. let alone pay $50 for shipping $20 worth of PB2 here! Lol!
But yes, if it seems pricy, just learn to live with real stuff - your body will thank you in the long run. And you learn the value of food, rather than just exchanging everything for 0 cal food so you can stuff your face full.
Original Post by red_herring:

Just be glad you dont live in Australia - not only do we not have all your normal shelf products like sugar/fat free jello pudding, better n peanut butter, la tortilla factory etc etc. let alone pay $50 for shipping $20 worth of PB2 here! Lol!
But yes, if it seems pricy, just learn to live with real stuff - your body will thank you in the long run. And you learn the value of food, rather than just exchanging everything for 0 cal food so you can stuff your face full.

 haha i like how you think.

To clarify, what store chains consitently stock their products? I rarely visit the US and I could look if I knew what stores to walk in to. The store locator only works if you know a zip code.
ahhh! i have to run out to the store right now! haha i like their maple & chocolate syrups, along with the salad dressings.

it might not be exactly like peanut butter, but it's still worth trying, since i can't order PB2 and my supermarket doesn't have Better'n Peanut Butter. they carry almost all the walden farms products though, kinda strange...
Original Post by ser25:

To clarify, what store chains consitently stock their products? I rarely visit the US and I could look if I knew what stores to walk in to. The store locator only works if you know a zip code.

Within 100 miles of my house, about 20 stores carry this stuff, all of which are BiLos or Giant Eagles.  I don't think either of these are national, though, maybe just Pennsylvania and Ohio? I did the same search in Cleveland, and the only things that came up were Giant Eagles.  FYI

 

I got some of the Better'n Peanut Butter. IMO, it's not awful, but it's not terrific, I doubt that I'll buy a new jar.  I normally like a low carb tortilla spread with PB with a drizzle of honey.  Using the BTPB I had to switch the honey out for raspberry jelly because it just didn't taste so good but the jelly makes the BTPJ taste more like PB.
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