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Powdered Peanut Butter

Post by johnhens » Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:05 am

I came across a powdered peanut butter someone on another site recomended. It took a bit of looking, but I found PB2 at Marianos in the Chicago area and was told Whole Foods has it. I love peanut butter, a staple on any trip I have done. It is a bit heavy so I welcomed trying PB2. I thought it might be like the first freeze dried foods , not very good. I was pleasantly surprised. You mix 2 parts PB2 to 1 part water (adjust water for consistency). I will carry it for backpacking trips. Kayaking, I will stick with Skippy Natural Crunchy.


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Re: Powdered Peanut Butter

Post by thesneakymonkey » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:16 am

We have been using the Justin's single serve packets. Used to use the Jiff single serve cups. The Justins are much lighter and taste amazing! They have traditional style peanut butter but they also have almond and honey flavors. So good! Not as light as powdered but it'll do in a pinch.

http://shop.justins.com/Classic-Peanut- ... NutButters

https://www.amazon.com/Justins-Peanut-B ... NMJ95SH816


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Re: Powdered Peanut Butter

Post by Tortuga » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:52 am

The PB2 is a great product in a pinch. In the normal world I add it to my smoothies. On the trail I've been using the Justin's nut butter single-packs as a nice midday pick-me-up. Beats rehydrated every time, except it's heavier. My first backpacking trip was a solo jaunt down the Superior Hiking Trail, and I carried a jar of Skippy. Guess what the first thing to get dropped in a dumpster was when I found one? :lol:


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Re: Powdered Peanut Butter

Post by huntertim214 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:25 am

I have used the PB2 as well but for my needs it's kind of a pain since I generally eat PB at lunchtime, which is usually a very quick stop. I don't really want to go through the "hassle" of rehydrating in another container. I actually put creamy PB in a sturdy ziploc bag and then cut the very corner off so it's basically like a piping bag that bakers use. Then I usually pinch the end off and use another ziploc for storage just so it doesn't get squished out in my pack on accident. It is fairly light and I can then quickly squeeze it out on whatever I want for lunch or a snack, and there is only one piece of garbage instead of individual servings.


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Re: Powdered Peanut Butter

Post by JerryB » Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:35 am

According to an article I saw, PB2 is truly lighter and has less calories and fat. Less calories and fat may not be what a hiker wants during an extended hike. There is also some question about reduced nutritional value (less good fat). Just an FYI.


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Re: Powdered Peanut Butter

Post by Tortuga » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:15 am

huntertim214 wrote:
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:25 am
I actually put creamy PB in a sturdy ziploc bag and then cut the very corner off so it's basically like a piping bag that bakers use. Then I usually pinch the end off and use another ziploc for storage just so it doesn't get squished out in my pack on accident. It is fairly light and I can then quickly squeeze it out on whatever I want for lunch or a snack, and there is only one piece of garbage instead of individual servings.
That's actually brilliant.

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Re: Powdered Peanut Butter

Post by DonNewcomb » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:28 am

When figuring your backpacking diet, peanut butter is normally considered an oil. PB2 is peanut butter with the oil removed. Not sure how that would be figured. As a mix of protein and starch by dry weight?


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Re: Powdered Peanut Butter

Post by Stephen » Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:54 pm

I make my own using maltodextrin. It melts in your mouth. I have taken it to the Isle and given it to others and they can't believe how good it tastes. I tried using maltodextrin on bacon grease, that was bad very bad.

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