The Basics All Natural Peanut Butter

The Basics All Natural Peanut Butter

The Basics All Natural Peanut Butter

The Basics All Natural Peanut Butter

I have always been told by my parents that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Unfortunately, it’s a meal that I sometimes skip or make unhealthy meal choices.

My breakfast depends on how lazy I am to prepare it. I have lived on cereals and milk for a while until I switched to oatmeal with choco milk or honey. It doesn’t fill me that up so I switched to bread and peanut butter. Now this was breakfast that I enjoy and continue to do so!

Peanut butter is sweet so that’s a reason in me getting addicted to it. I have learned a thing or two in my experience with peanut butter. It’s good source of protein and fat (although it may be unhealthy fats depending on the oil that they used). Be wary especially if they use hydrogenated oils which is another name for trans-fat. Also, reduced fat labels usually mean more sugar content was added to counter the lack of taste.

Now let me introduce to you a recent peanut butter product that I recently got to try thanks to my college friend, Marlon. Marlon recently started his food venture called The Basics and the goal is simple; offer a natural and healthy alternative to the food we love without sacrificing taste or satisfaction. (PS: I just made this goal up based on my discussion with him)

His first product was peanut butter and he promised that it was as natural as it could be and he used only the best ingredients to make this spread.

The Basics All Natural Peanut Butter

The Basics All Natural Peanut Butter – PHP 150

Let’s dissect it! Muscovado sugar was used instead of the cane sugar as I usually see in labels. He used olive oil (extra virgin olive oil) instead of those “trans-fat” oils and lastly, sea-salt replaces ordinary salt.

…and the result…

A peanut butter that has a lighter color, less sweet, yet maintains that easy to spread texture. For me, I’m greatly affected by the less sweet taste as I’m used to sweet peanut butter but in exchange, you get to taste the peanuts more. I admit that in my first time trying it, I was adding more peanut butter because I couldn’t taste anything but after a few days; I got to appreciate it better and enjoy it.

Another thing I liked about it was the secret label of no-stir (less stirring needed). It has been weeks since I got this sample from Marlon yet I see only see minimal oil separation and something you can easily stir back into place.

For PHP 150 per bottle (270 grams), this is a bit more expensive that the peanut butter than I buy but it’s a good investment to your health. It is still cheaper than those imported peanut butters that cost PHP 200+ per bottle and at nearly same net weight.

Disclosure: Marlon provided a free sample of their product.

Till next time,

Allen

Location:

At any Icing’s branch at Tomas Morato, Greenhills or Market2

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15 thoughts on “The Basics All Natural Peanut Butter

  1. I thought the price is reasonable for that kind of peanut butter. I love that it’s the healthier type and still tastes good.

    • I agree; it does take a while to get used to especially if you are used to the sweetness of other brands.

  2. Wow! It looks moist and thick in volume, my kind of peanut butter haha.. Thanks for sharing and I might promote this to my mom on buying this brand from now on hehe

  3. Nice way of discovering another ingredients for peanut butter. Looks good and yummy, but I prefer the slightly dried peanut butter.

  4. I’m so lazy when it comes to breakfast and I love peanut butter with sandwich.

  5. Now I want to try this! I’ll see if Walmart has it!

    • Sadly, walmart doesn’t have it yet.. although Marlon told me that if sales were good; he would try exporting his products. Let’s cross our fingers for his success.

  6. This is really a good way to be healthy and earn money at the same time. :D

  7. Wow. I love peanut butter and I love that this product is all natural!

  8. I am a peanut butter lover, this product is so great because I am enrolled to a WELLNESS LIFESTYLE, that we are prohibited to eat nuts and seeds because they are high in protein. But because I am curious and I love peanut I must try this.

    • That sounds great. Nuts are a good source of protein so I’m wondering why it is prohibited? Protein isn’t bad I think :)

So what can you say? :)