Saturday, March 21, 2015

Walden Farms Whipped Peanut Spread

From the label:
Great Taste, Calorie Free.How do we do it?Smooth and creamy Walden Farms Whipped Peanut Spread is made with natural fresh roasted peanut flavor. Delicious on crackers or toast.Calorie Free. No Sugar added. Fat Free. Gluten Free.
As a peanut butter substitute, the main question is whether it tastes like peanut butter. And the answer is sort-of no. There is some roasted peanut flavour as advertised, but there is also a strong saltiness along with some sweetness -- sodium is rated at 105mg / 4% per 15 grams (1 tablespoon). I have a strong suspicion that the saltiness is there to distract you from the rest of the flavour.

Beggars can't be choosers, so if you are picking up a fake peanut butter for whatever reason, then you either learn how to like it or go without peanut butter. If you can have the real thing, this will taste sort of gross. It's like smooth peanut butter, except it's wetter and the saltiness is quite off-putting.

If you don't want to throw it out, you can use a very little bit of it each time alongside something else, like cream cheese. I haven't used it as a substitute in a recipe that calls for peanut butter as an ingredient, but that's also worth a try.





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