Monday, March 2, 2009
Product Review: Barney Butter Single Serving Packs
As a teacher, I encounter students with a variety of allergies. One allergy so common, that the item is banned at my school. Our campus is peanut free. When I first started working here, I was DEVASTATED! How could I enjoy my favorite peanut butter, honey and bbq potato chip sandwiches?!?!?!
But as time went on, I began to experiment with various other nut butters. Folks, I am happy to announce that I indeed survived. However, I have one more problem that we explored earlier. I have a nut addiction and sometimes that addiction needs a single serving package.
Unlike nut pieces, it is a bit harder and messier to pack individual servings of nut butters away. I managed to find peanut butter in single serving packages to carry with me when I travel, but what about to keep at school? Enter Barney Butter 90-calorie packages. These single servings are sold in packs of 6 and can only be bought online.
As soon as the package was delivered by UPS, I ripped it open. I attempted to offer a serving to the UPS guy but he was already down the hall and I wasn't going to chase him. The packages are sold for 2.99 a package, but for single servings of a nut butter that can be brought on campus? Priceless.
But how does it taste? Delicious! It is creamy, flavorful, and one serving is actually satisfying! I am impressed with the portability and could imagine packing it with fruit and whole grain crackers for a mid-afternoon snack that is much healthier than the school snack bar.
Will I order this again? Definitely! I also ordered a jar of Barney Butter as well so expect some recipes in the coming weeks!
Ingredients: Almonds, Evaporated Cane Juice, Palm Fruit Oil, Sea Salt
Nutritional Information: 90 calories, 7.5 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of fiber, 3 grams of protein
TIP: When ordering online, order more than a couple of 6 packs to make shipping more reasonable.
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