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If You Love Nut Butters, You’ll Love This: Saratoga Peanut Butter

lovebuttersBack in college, right around the time where I became unnaturally obsessed with Brown Sugar Pop-Tarts, I also discovered Nutella. If you’ve ever eaten either one of these foods and had a sweet tooth, you probably know where this is going. And it’s not a good, healthy and balanced place. Because for all the things that I can very happily eat in moderation — freakin’ Brown Sugar Pop-Tarts and Nutella are not them. Sugar addiction triggered and in full effect. (Hey, it’s smart to know your strengths and weaknesses!)
So when we got a package from Saratoga Peanut Butter Company with its Adirondack Jack and Chillin Chocolate inside, I was excited. And, to be honest, a little afraid. ‘Cause that Chillin Chocolate — with its nuts and chocolate and all — sounds an awful lot like NUTELLA. And it was in my house.
Dun, dun, dun!
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But, unlike Nutella, both of these are filled with non-scary ingredients. While there were no stats on the Chillin’ Chocolate package, the company says that it doesn’t add any oil or other icky stuff. All natural and gluten-free! One win for Saratoga Peanut Butter Company.
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And here’s the nutritional skinny on Adirondack Jack.
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Kind of like NuttZo, the mix of the nuts is super delicious, and while the Adirondack Jack only has 3 grams of sugar per serving, it is a little sweet and nicely crunchy. Super filling, too! It’s pretty amazeballs with apples, on celery, in peanut butter cookies or simply on a spoon straight out of the jar.
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And the Chillin Chocolate? Well, I have to admit that I had more than one spoonful when I tried it, as it was deliciously addictive — but more in that real this-is-good-way and less of the IT’S-SUGAR! way.
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Nice and chocolaty without being super sweet, I’m happy to report that I’ve totally been enjoying it in moderation in oatmeal, in smoothies — and, yes, sometimes still by the spoonful as a treat after dinner.
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So Saratoga Peanut Butter Company? Two yummy thumbs up!
Are there any foods that you have trouble having in moderation? Any fellow chocolate-nut-butter fiends out there? —Jenn

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  1. Thank you so much for a great review! Here are the nutritional facts for a 2 TBS serving of our Chillin Chocolate; it is SO much better for you than Nutella! It is vegan and the only ingredients are peanuts, dark chocolate and vanilla extract!
    Calories- 199, Fat Cal- 150
    Total Fat- 17g, Sat Fat- 1g
    Cholesterol- 0g
    Sodium- 2g
    Total Carb- 9g
    Fiber- 2g
    Sugars- 3.5g
    Protein- 8g

    1. Jenn says:

      Thank you! This is awesome! Love the protein and low sugar, even though it’s such a sweet and tasty treat!!! 🙂
      —Jenn

    2. Nicole says:

      Thank you for the quick reply – I am always so impressed by a company’s great customer service and attention to their customers. Can’t wait to try it for myself, this girl loves peanut butter!

  2. KateL says:

    LOVE Saratoga peanut butter! I have a jar of the maple in my office that I eat with bananas, and 2 weekends ago when I was in Saratoga (I live in Boston in real life but was there for a girls weekend!) I bought the Adirondack Jack, the Dark Chocolate Cherry and the Gingerbread flavors. Holy yum!! I also have the Dark Chocolate at my house right now…I think I may be a tad obsessed…. It’s SO good!