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      05.02.2014 16:54

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      They've swapped sugar for fat. AVOID!

      Tesco's low fat peanut is a bit of a con job. Yes, you get less fat, although not that much less. Unfortunately only a couple of grams of those are saturates, which is what really counts. And in the process of removing the fat they have more than doubled the carbs! In fact for every 100g of peanut butter there are an extra 10g of sugar in the jar.

      Presumably when they took out the fat, the taste was so bad that they decided to mask it by adding ridiculous amounts of granulated sugar. Hell, it actually tastes like they've spooned sugar crystals into the mix at the last minute! This is an entirely different, and in no way pleasant, kind of crunchy.

      My advice is to avoid Tesco's Low Fat Peanut Butter. It's vile, pretty much inedible stuff. Stick to the regular variety, which is a healthy, low carb treat.

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      16.09.2012 15:21

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      No peanut taste..far too sweet and has something in it with texture of grit. The Tesco value peanut butter has far more taste and not nearly so sweet.

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      10.12.2009 15:25
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      Urgh!

      Tesco 25% Less Fat Peanut Butter, 340g - 95p

      I adore peanut butter!!!
      Due to this, I have tried every brand that I have come across. Due to the high fat content of peanut butter, I thought it might be wise to try the lower fat version. This version is also lower in calories, which is a bonus!

      It comes in a short round tub. It has a blue label and lots of pictures of bright yellow peanuts (in the shell).
      The peanut butter has an unusual texture. It is a thick paste and has a grainy texture; it feels like you are chewing on sugar which is not a nice sensation. It does taste of peanuts, although it has an artificial air to it and it is very sweet.
      To me, peanut butter is a savoury food and shouldn't taste sweet like this. It is quite off-putting and I have since bought the standard Tesco peanut butter and left this one for my son to finish.

      This peanut butter does contain 25% less fat than standard, but what they fail to mention is that it contains 3 times as much sugar (hence the taste!). Over 15% of the jar is sugar which seems a little odd when peanut butter should mainly consist of peanuts, oil and a little salt.

      100g contains...
      550 Calories
      20g Protein
      34.2g Carbs
      15.2g Sugars
      37g fat (6.5g of which are saturated)
      0.5g salt.

      As you can see, it is not that good for you! Yes, this version will save you a little fat, but you will make up for it in sugar and also hugely compromise on taste. In my opinion, it is not worth the trade off.

      Try Tesco Smooth peanut butter instead, it is amazing and I would definitely go for that one every time!

      Overall - Not a great taste and contains excessive amounts of sugar so is not really any better for you than the standard product.

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        04.09.2009 17:16
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        Worth A Try!!!!

        I was shopping in my local Tesco recently which had just undergone a total refurbishment. While browsing I discovered an entire aisle dedicated to their "value" range of products. I was actually quite amazed at the number of basic everyday essentials that they sold. Usually these products can be found underneath their more expensive counterparts and up to this point I have to say a lot of them had gone unnoticed by myself over the years. I purchased a few of these items and it is these that I will be reviewing over the next few weeks or so.

        We are huge fans of peanut butter in our household. In fact if I don't have a jar somewhere there is usually an outcry. I certainly don't mind buying it for my son either. Well there are much worse things that I could be giving him on his sandwiches!!! On this occasion I decided to try a jar of the product from the Tesco Value range. I usually opt for the more expensive branded makes of peanut butter which cost almost three times the price of this range.

        This item comes in quite a thick glass jar which I have to say surprised me somewhat as it only cost 56p for a 340g jar of the product and was the low fat version too so what more could I ask for. It has the distinctive red white and blue colours which are associated with the Value range. The lid of the product is a large white screw-top which was relatively easy to open with minimal struggling involved. It has horizontal non-slip grips which I believe aided this process. Inside the jar there is a paper topping covering the product which can be opened easily by perforating it with a knife. Once pulled off you are instantly met with the distinctive scent of peanuts.

        The colour of the product is a light brown in fact pretty much identical to its more expensive rivals. There are noticeable large pieces of peanut encased in a thick creamy paste. I decided to try some with toast and was impressed at how thick a consistency the product had. It spread really well however despite this and less was definitely more where this product was concerned. It tasted absolutely delicious and you certainly noticed the crunch while eating it. Absolutely loaded with peanuts and with a hint of sweet and salt to it really was a lovely snack. Although it can get extremely sickly very quickly as it is extremely rich. I cant believe that I have been wasting so much money over the years on branded items when in fact there really was no comparison I have to say I actually preferred this version of the product.

        The beauty of this product is not only its price-tag and taste. You can buy with confidence as it comes with the Tesco money back guarantee in which they will refund or replace a product which falls below the high standard you would expect from the company.


        Nutritional Information per 15g

        Energy 385kj/95kcal
        Protein 3.5g
        Carbohydrates 2.3g
        Fat 7.6g
        Fibre 0.9g


        The product contains peanuts and may contain traces of other nuts in addition. It is also made with sunflower oil, dextrose, vegetable fat and salt. It is suitable for consumption by vegetarians. To keep the product fresh it should be stored in a cool dry place. Once opened though it should be consumed within six weeks not a problem in our house!!. For more information on this product or others in the value range take a look at the dedicated website.

        www.tesco.com or contact 0800 50 55 55

        Worth a try!!!!!

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          20.07.2009 08:19
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          A delicious peanut butter with less fat for a cheaper price.

          As I am house sitting at present it gave me the opportunity to stock up one lots of yummy things from Tesco and get them delivered (saves lugging all the heavy shopping home!).

          Peanut Butter is one of my must have items as it helps me keep up my levels of fibre with 0.8g of fibre per 15g serving in this particular one and 85 calories & 5.8g of fat (1.3g which saturates). Providing it's enjoyed in moderation I can have this every day for my breakfast on my toast or in my sandwich at lunchtime.

          Tesco 25% Less Fat Peanut Butter is provided in a clear glass jar with a screwable blue plastic lid & a blue paper label showing ingredients, nutritional information & showing the 'suitable for vegetarians' symbol. The packaging is recyclable too which is great for helping the environment.

          This particular peanut butter is very easy to spread and does just that when used straight from the cupboard and because it is smooth peanut butter it does not tear bread when spread. Contrary to the name there is no actual butter in this and it's made up of 77% peanuts so clearly to be avoided by anybody with a peanut allergy (may contain traces of other nuts too).

          This peanut butter is deliciously smooth and has a very thick taste to it. Its super smooth and I do not detect a hint of any bits. I personally find this nicer than chunky peanut butter as it does not stick to the roof of my mouth. It does make my mouth water and there are no bits to get stuck in my teeth.

          Peanut butter is perfect on toast, in sandwiches or as the main ingredients in some delicious peanut butter based snacks such as peanut butter cookies or peanut butter ice cream balls.

          Overall I think this is a delicious peanut butter and just as tasty as any branded variety. The jar size is 340g and this is around half the price of the 227g Sunpat Smooth which makes this a fantastic cost saving if Sunpat is your usual brand. There is also 10g less fat than the Sun Pat variety per 100g so this is a great way to save your waistline a little extra while helping your purse out!

          I would definitely recommend this peanut butter as it's delicious and a great start to my morning most days at present. I am going to rate it 5/5 as it's a decent product at a decent price with less fat than the standard version but still the same delicious smooth peanut butter taste.

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            07.11.2008 16:43
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            Not recommended.

            While doing some reading and rating on dooyoo I just realised I missed lunch. Planning a sandwich but unsure of the filler I had a look in the cupboard and noticed a jar of Tesco Reduced Fat Smooth Peanut Butter. Easy and quick I decided to have some. I also noticed the jar was almost completely full and I'd stuffed this to the back of the cupboard. All will be revealed shortly..

            First the nutritional stats, this has 25% less fat than standard peanut butter which means 5.8g per tablespoon, 85 calories, 2.5g sugar, 1.3g saturates and a trace of salt. A tablespoon is quite alot though so most people probably wouldn't go for that amount.

            The jar is 340g and I have no idea how much I paid for it, I bought it ages ago and had forgotten it was even there. The label is mostly blue, the lid is blue and this is suitable for vegetarians.

            With my jar having already been opened I sniffed the contents to make sure it smelt ok and it did so I went straight to work spreading it on bread. I don't have butter along with peanut butter, it just feels like too much fat!

            I sat down to eat my sandwich, took a bite and it all came flooding back to me why this had one portion missing and had been hidden in the cupboard. This stuff is vile.

            Unlike other brands of peanut butter, reduced fat and normal, this only tastes vaguely of peanuts. The overall taste is sugar. It literally tastes like a sugar sandwich and had me gagging. I couldn't finish my lunch, it was just disgusting. To make matters worse this also oddly has the texture of sugar, it crunches slightly like someone has actually put sugar granules in the peanut butter. Remember this is the smooth option too!

            Totally awful, there's no sign it will taste this bad, the texture seems normal, likewise the consistency and the smell.

            I don't recommend it unless you like sugar sandwiches.

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              10.10.2008 16:41
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              A cheaper peanut butter than the more up-market brands.

              The taste of Tesco Low Fat peanut butter is fine, maybe not as good as Sun Pat Peanut butter, nor does it meet the high standards of Whole Earth Smooth Peanut butter. However, this is a low fat version that has 25% less fat than normal Tesco's peanut butter. For example, Tesco Crunchy peanut butter contains 51g of fat per 100g and this 25% less smooth version contains 38g per 100g - still quite a lot of fat if you ask me, so if you're weary of piling on the pounds you should still pay attention to how much you eat. It is certainly tasty enough to eat by itself on a piece of bread or toast with butter, margarine or jam. This peanut butter has a smooth texture and has no crunchy bits, it is therefore easy to spread. If you prefer more of a crunch then for a similar price you might try Tesco Crunchy peanut butter. Peanut butter is a handy spread to have in the cupboard as it keeps well. It is recommended that it should be consumed within 6 weeks once opened. I always consider peanut butter to be a useful last resort when all other stocks have run out.

              Tesco Low Fat peanut butter is certainly a lot cheaper than the more up-market brands at around 80p for a 340g jar, although you can go even cheaper than this by purchasing a jar of Tesco Value peanut butter at 55p for a 340g jar.

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                29.06.2008 12:08

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                versatile

                this is so good I think - but not just on bread or toast - good for you yet tasty & great to have in stock for emergencies
                I like the way this is low if fat but you still get the the taste - I'm trying to save money on food so I used a recipe several times which an american friend gave me & it works well with the crunchy one as well - sounds weird but tastes good & everyone thinks you've gome to so much trouble!.....
                take a cheapo raw (uncooked but unfrozen chicken) & put a thick layer of this all over - maybe easier if you do it with your hands (although messy) - then cook the chicken as normal/as directed in the oven. as I say tis sounds weird bu is a popular dish served in the US southern states - great with rice & salad - hot or cold
                so - good value & good taste - why pay more?!

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                04.06.2007 16:55
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                great for sandwiches or on toast.

                MY children love peanut butter and i too have it sometimes, i have always bought sunpat's peanut butter, thinking that this would be the best one been a good brand .

                I was shopping in tesco when i noticed that they did there own peanut butter in the tesco value range for 43p for a 340g jar.

                I normally get sunpat from asda for 98p for a 340g jar, so i thought it would be worth trying .

                ~ The jar ~

                It is a glass jar 340g and its got a white plastic screw on lid.
                It has the tesco value logo on the front also crunchy peanut butter in big writing , which is wrote on a red background.

                Its suitable for vegeterians.

                Some things i have to say i don,t get own brands or i didn,t used to lol, as i always thought that the top brands were the best .

                ~ Would it look the same as other expensive brands ? ~

                I have to say yes it did , it is a nice brown tan colour , and you can notice the peanuts inside .
                You also get a lovely smell of peanuts yum.

                ~ The taste test ~

                I didn,t tell my children i had bought a different brand instead of sunpat, i just did them a sandwich of it to see if they could tell the difference.

                They enjoyed them obviously didn,t notice any difference , the apperance and taste is the same as a more expensive peanut butter .

                No much else you can say about the taste apart from it tastes like peanuts and is very nice , spreads well on sandwiches and toast .

                ~ Nutrition information ~

                This is per tablespoon.

                95 calories
                7.6g fat

                As its high in fat even though i like it i won,t be having it too often.

                ~ so will i buy it again ? ~

                Yes i think it is worth the money and if it didn,t have tesco value on the jar, you wouldn,t guess its a so cheap , because it doesn,t lack in quality or flavour .

                It spreads well on sandwiches and toast , so yes i,ll be buying it again for 43p , its a bargain.

                Worth trying if you like peanut butter.

                Thanks for reading x

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                  25.03.2007 21:25
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                  A useful spread, full of goodness, value for money.

                  BACKGROUND

                  Subsequent to my purchase of peanut butter fron Sainsbury's, I decided to check out Tesco's version of the stuff. My 340g jar cost 70p, not much difference between Tesco's and Sainsbury's. The purchase was on the 15 March 2007, the useby date Nov 2007 plenty of time to enjoy it.

                  THE PRODUCT

                  The jar is made from recyclable glass and the peanut butter is (was) the produce of the Netherlands. The jar has a blue top with a label full of information wrapped around it. It is suitable for vegetarians. Also as with many Tesco items they outline categories of content (in this case per teaspoon - typically 15g) in a clearly defined table eg calories, sugar, fat, saturates, sat.

                  NUTRITIONAL VALUES

                  87% peanuts, sunflour oil, dextrose, vegetable fat, salt.

                  THE EXPERIENCE

                  The tub is a convenient and easy to handle, trhe screw top comes off easily and the foil covering is easily cut away. After reading the label you get the feeling you are eating something good.

                  THE TASTE EXPERIENCE

                  I often spread mine on chocolate biscuits (over indulgence) for that overpowering taste of peanut followed by the seductive flavour of the chocolate. On its own it tends to be rather dry. This is not a problem on biscuits or bread. The flavour is creamy and smooth. The after taste (or follow on) is a little too salty but not too much of a problem.

                  MY OPINION

                  As with Sainsbury's own brand a cheap alternative to other types of spread. It might even get a more value for money with larger sizes, I did not notice other sizes in my Tesco's metro.

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                    16.04.2003 14:23
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                    Peanut butter rocks my world at times, especially when I’m abroad, but although it’s packed full of essential protein, it also has a fair amount of fat. This is the only low fat version I have found so far, which is why, despite being a few countries over from the UK, my cupboard is full of the stuff. Fact File: • Only available from Tesco UK (not in the Czech, Hungarian or Slovakian stores), in store or online at www.tesco.com • 1.19 GBP / 340g jar. That’s actually cheaper (per 100g) than the usual full fat version, though you may not think so in the shop because of differences in jar sizes. • 25% less fat than their standard version • A smooth peanut butter (not crunchy / wholegrain) • Long shelf life (so suitable for keeping in your cupboard, for, oh, the whole of your year abroad) – use within 6 weeks of opening (though mine’s kept for months and months in the past) Thoughts: You might not believe me, but I honestly cannot tell the difference between this and my normal stuff. It’s just as smooth, just as peanutty and just as delicious. It’s less sugary and less salty than German and American peanut butters, but then so are normal, full fat UK versions. It smells inviting – almost fruity, in a way. Not too sweet, not too bland. It spreads easily (from the cupboard – a bit harder, though not impossible, from the fridge) and keeps well once opened. Some other versions I’ve tried have been creamy, almost runny even, straight from the jar. This means they often go gloopy, especially when you try to spread them on hot bread items. Not so with this version – it’s more of a paste, so easy to handle, transferring from jar to food without any change of little poo-like droppings on the counter. I read anything and everything, and I once went through a phase of glancing over the
                    tubs on the table at breakfast time, memorizing the ingredients as I did so, so I can tell you, literally off the top of my head, the difference between the full and low fat varieties. The key, I think, to getting a similar taste is to substitute, not exclude. So instead of the brown cane sugar, they use a smaller quantity of glucose syrup, and instead of the palm oil, they use vegetable oil. The only added ingredient to the low fat version is Soya Protein, to bulk it up while adding fewer calories I guess. As long as the taste remains nice though, this doesn’t bother me. Uses: • On crumpets or bagels, for breakfast or as a snack throughout the day. The fact that this has less sugar than some versions means it gives a nicer savoury taste. • On toast with/without butter, jam, honey or chocolate spread. If you like things sweet, this is the one to choose to have with your honey etc, since the combination of sweet and savoury tastes is, well, edible. Not too sickly and sweet. • In sandwiches, banana slices optional. Perfect for hikes in hot weather, since you don’t start to wonder if anything’s happened to it in the 30 degree heat for the last 4 hours, as you might with, say, egg or cheese. • On crackers. Savoury, healthy snack at any time. • In toasted sandwiches – it melts deliciously and goes all squidgy unlike some American versions I’ve tried which run out of the sides immediately, leaving you a messy machine to clean afterwards • Melted on vanilla ice cream – don’t squirm like that, it’s delicious. Again, the fact it’s lower in sugar means you can eat a decent amount (that’s a good thing!) before you feel sick. • Spread onto stick of celery for a snack if you have stupid healthy children. They always do this in books. Not being a stupid healthy child I never tried it. R
                    26; In cooking to add a peanut flavouring to meat or vegetables. Any peanut butter will do, but since they taste the same, go for the low fat, lower sugar option. To sum up, tasty, delicious, cheap and multi-functional. Since it tastes like the original stuff, you obviously won’t like this if you don’t enjoy that, but if you’re a PB fan (and shop at Tesco) then it’s very much one worth trying, whether you’re dieting or not.

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