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May 4, 2008 10:49 PM

Peanut butter that has no carbs, is sugar free, calorie free, gluten free and fat free!??!!

Walden Farm's Peanut Spread.

This product scares me a bit.

The website says that this "peanut spread" has no carbs, is sugar free, calorie free, gluten free and, of course, fat free.

So you are basically buying, uh, um, ... air??

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  1. Oh, that sounds a bit scary. I'll bet it's a lot of artificial flavorings and sweetners and water and fluffed up egg whites. The 0 calories is probably per teaspoon or tablespoon or some really small amount as you can legally round down the number of calories, especially as the website says this product contains peanuts. Theoretically, you can't have something with zero calories if it says it contains peanuts. And I can't find a list of ingredients.

      1. re: jlafler

        I don't believe it contains peanuts and it sounds disgusting.

      2. All the Walden Farms products scare me... their whole range is supposedly 'calorie-free' which really makes me wonder what on earth they make it with! Water, chemical flavourings, and vegetable gum? Notice it says 'natural fresh roasted peanut FLAVOUR'...

        1. it sounds like you can get the same amount of flavor while looking at a photo of jimmy carter and george washington carver.

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          1. re: davmar77


            And then eat the paper, if you're not looking at them online.

          2. Amazon lists the ingredients. I'm not sure this even qualifies as a food.


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            1. re: small h

              Five dollars for 12 ounces!

              Natural Fresh Roasted Peanut Flavoring, Natural Peanut Extract, Peanut Flour --- you can't make this stuff up.

              Propolyene Glycolalginate -- I think this was also in the MickieD strawberry shakes I used to enjoy a loooong time ago.

              Funny stuff. I wouldn't give this glop to my dog.

              1. re: small h

                Oh wow, did you read the reviews? Here are a couple of exerpts:

                "It resembles in no matter, shape, or form peanut butter. It tastes like candle wax and ink. I am not exaggerating or being harsh. It really is the biggest waste of money I have ever spent. DO NOT BUY THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

                "Seriously, this stuff could be used for torture. Like another reviewer on here, I am used to eating things without sugar but this is just horrendous. Unless you are a total masochist, this is something to keep off your grocery list. The only reason it gets one star on here is because there is no minus a million- which it rightfully deserves. You have been warned.... "

                One reviewer did give it 4 stars, though.

                1. re: jlafler

                  Perhaps the 4 star reviewer used it to patch a leaky window.

                  Jeez, this stuff does sound like caulk. Yet another reminder to us all to just eat real food and stop lookin for kooky shortcuts.