When PB2 came out with their powdered peanut butter, they forever changed the game. Okay, that may be an exaggeration, but there’s no doubt that they became extremely popular products and best sellers in Amazon, various grocery stores, etc. After their success, similar powdered peanut butter products started popping up everywhere. They take a little more effort to make and don’t taste as flavorful as real peanut butter, but for ¼ calories and a similar protein count, these are minor flaws on otherwise awesome products. I randomly came across the Tru-Nut Chocolate Powdered Peanut Butter one day, so I was curious to see how it stacked up in comparison.
Tru-Nut Chocolate Powdered Peanut Butter Review
To no surprise, the preparation method was the exact same as other powdered peanut butter products. You can mix it with milk instead of water for increased flavor if you want, but obviously that will increase the calories as well. Upon making it, I think I found this product to be a tiny bit more creamy than PB2 actually, and not as gritty in texture. I guess this really depends on your preference of how you like your peanut butter in the first place that’ll dictate whether this a good thing or not, but I’ve always been a fan of creamier peanut butter. The chocolate flavor is pretty solid as well; very comparable to PB2, but not comparable to real peanut butter still. You can either eat this plain, spread it on various items, mix it in greek yogurt/protein shakes/sludge bowls, etc. The versatility is excellent.
The Tru-Nut Chocolate powdered peanut butter totals out to 45 calories per 2 TBSP consisting of the macros 5p/7c/1.5f in addition to 2g fiber. These are the same calories as PB2, but the distribution of macros is a tad bit different. Needless to say though, the macros are outstanding regardless and make more than a suitable replacement for real peanut butter if you’re trying to save the calories.
Overall, I found the Tru-Nut Chocolate powdered peanut butter to be a great tasting product and very comparable to the chocolate flavor of PB2. It’s hard to say which one was better because they’re SO similar in both taste and macros. I do think the Tru Nut version was perhaps a tad bit creamier, but that doesn’t necessarily make it better. My recommendation is to try them both out to see which one you like better… Or just go with whatever’s cheaper.
+1/4 the calories of regular peanut butter, only 45 calories per serving
+5g protein, 2g fiber per serving
+Great chocolate PB flavor
+Lot of versatility with its uses
-Even though it’s somewhat comparable, still not nearly as good as real peanut butter
-Have to mix yourself
Overall Rating: A
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