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,



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  • Armed with a LG G2 Smartphone (formerly Lumix ZS3 camera), Allen sets forth to different restaurants and dining places to Stop! Look! and Capture! select dishes with a purpose of sharing his food discoveries and honing his photography skills.

16 thoughts on “The Basics All Natural Peanut Butter

    1. 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.

  1. 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.

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

  2. Be wary especially if they use hydrogenated oils which is another name for trans-fat.

    Incorrect. Fully hydrogenated vegetable oil contain no trans fats. What you are talking about is the “partially” hydrogenated vegetable oils, where the hydrogenation process leaves behind some trans fat. Also take note that the amount of hydrogenated oils put in a regular (non-natural) peanut butter less than the amount of sugar in the peanut butter, less than 2%. So your bigger problem is the sugar content of the peanut butter, which in most Pinoy peanut butters is unhealthy, almost 4x higher than the typical imported peanut butters like regular Skippy Peanut butter (Skippy also come in a Natural Creamy variety with only peanut, palm oil, sugar, and salt)

So what can you say? :)