While I was in the grocery store yesterday, I passed by a man offering free single-serve packets of both Justin's Organic Honey Peanut Butter Squeeze Packs and Justin's Natural Maple Almond Butter Squeeze Packs. What could be better than portable peanut butter? I snapped up a few and practically ran home to try both of them. Before I did though, I checked the Justin's Nut Butter website to make sure that they were not part a part of the peanut butter recall.
I tried the larger of the two, the Maple Almond Butter flavor, first. And let me tell you, this was delicious. Superb. Fantastic. How many words can I use to describe it?! The texture was grainy and smooth at the same time, and the almond butter taste, while not exactly the same as peanut butter, was delicious and complimented perfectly by the maple sugar. I ate this plain in order to fully appreciate the flavors (I cut the packet in half to get all of the delicious almond butter out as you can see from the picture).
This single-serve packet contains only dry roasted almonds, maple sugar, organic palm fruit oil, and sea salt. Furthermore, each 32 gram (2 tablespoon) packet has a portion-controlled 190 calories, 16 grams of fat (25% of the daily value), with only 2 grams of saturated (10% of the DV), no trans fats or cholesterol, 65 mg of sodium (3% of the DV), 3 grams of fiber, 4 grams of sugar, and 6 grams of protein. That's a lot of calories and fat - as is usual with peanut butter - so try and make this 2 servings if you must have your (occasional) peanut butter fix.
I then moved onto the Honey Peanut Butter packet, also portion-controlled at 17 grams (1 tablespoon) for just 100 calories, 8 grams of fat (12% of the RDA), 1.5 grams of saturated fat (8% of RDA), 35 mg of sodium (1% of RDA), 4 grams of protein and 3 grams of carbohydrates which includes 1 gram of fiber (4% of RDA).
Similar to the Maple Almond Butter, the only ingredients in this are organic dry roasted peanuts, honey, organic palm fruit oil, and sea salt. This, too, was delicious, just as Liza mentioned in her review. I had never paid much attention to the combo of peanut butter and honey (I know some people eat PB + honey sandwiches, but I've never done it), and I was impressed. I also loved knowing that I was eating only 100 calories' worth of peanut butter - scooping it up from a jar can get dangerous!
If you've read this far, I'm sure you've caught my drift - try these peanut butter packets! I got mine for free, but they can be purchased at stores like Whole Foods or ordered through a link on the Justin's Nut Butter website () at $5.78 for a 10-pack of peanut butter or $9.53 for a 10-pack of almond butter (+ shipping). Happy snacking!