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Buyer's remorse..PB Loco White Chocolate Raspberry

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I don't know what I was thinking when I bought this stuff.

I just tried it and it's way.too.sweet. I was thinking of using it on toast but I think it's too sweet for that. Any ideas are welcomed.

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  1. Make some p.b. cookies or brownies with it.

    1. Spread it on really dark chocolate!

      My Mom sent me a jar of Nutella, which I find almost too sweet to eat by the spoonful, but combined with the 99% unsweetened chocolate bar that is almost too bitter to eat plain, it's perfect.

      1. Melt with a little milk or cream and pour over ice cream, along w/ some graham cracker crumbs; or, make a batch of vanilla or sweet cream ice cream and add a pb loco swirl.

        Add to whipped cream and top or fill cupcakes.

        Spread on some crepes; or make a napoleon of sorts with many crepes spread with thin layers of pb loco.

        Add it to plain waffle or pancake batter.

        1. Aw, man, I love love love that stuff. I have a nearly empty jar of the PB Loco Raspberry White Chocolate and another of PB Loco Sumatra Cinnamon Raisin in my cabinet. I agree that it's way too sweet for meal food, but think of it in a dessert sense. I like it on a waffle, warmed and drizzled over ice cream or pound cake, as a layer in a parfait, or blended into a smoothie. PB Loco's website has a section called "Concoctions" where you can see recipe suggestions for your particular flavor.

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          1. re: Aimi

            Is the Cinnamon Raisin as sweet as the White Chocolate? The smoothie idea is a good one. I also have some plain yogurt needing a home.

            1. re: Janet from Richmond

              It is sweet, but not *as* sweet as the Raspberry White Chocolate. It really has a LOT of cinnamon in it, so it is very rich. I sandwiched some of the Sumatra Cinnamon Raisin between two thin waffles for breakfast this morning. Yum! But you have to have a really big glass of milk with it ;-)

          2. I have the banana flavor or PB Loco. I use a little spoonful in my morning oatmeal.

            1. It's a great dip with pretzel rods.

              1. Full disclosure: I work for a small PB company that is NOT PB Loco. As much as that might make me seem impartial, it also makes me a PB expert.

                I also find PB Loco to be universally too-sweet for my taste. They also use hydrogenated oils in their products, so that might be something to consider before diving in.

                That said, you might try spreading it on wheat toast or an english muffin, something not too sweet that'd reduce the sugar-y taste. Or use it baked good. Make some PB cookies and dip them in dark chocolate. Use that 1/1/1 recipe (1 cup of PB, 1 cup of sugar, 1 egg). Mmm.

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                1. re: GilloD

                  Ooh, not me, I love the curried PB. That's not too sweet at all. And I'm dying to try the sundried-tomato flavor.

                  Man, working at a PB co. would be the death of me. It's the 1 thing I can't have in the house on a regular basis because I eat the whole jar in a sitting.

                  As a PB expert, what do you think of the whole flavor trend? Are you a purist?

                  1. re: tatamagouche

                    Nah,a lot of flavors blend really well with peanut butter. It's a great launching pad. But just dumping in natural flavors and sugar and whipping it up with hydrogenated oils isn't my thing.

                    There are other companies that make flavored PBs that don't use as many weirdo additives. I actually haven't tried the curry yet- That sounds pretty good! I'll have to keep my eyes open.

                    And, yes, working at a PB Company has increased my consumption by about 1500%. I think I've gone through like 6 jars this month!

                    1. re: GilloD

                      Huh. I really wish I could ask you some research-oriented OT questions. I don't know if this is legit, but if there's any chance you don't mind, and if this is OK with the mods, could I ask you to e-mail me? here's my e-mail address:

                      tatamagouche@earthlink.net

                      Either way, man, I'm both jealous and relieved I'm not you. My *weight* would have increased 1500% by now.

                    2. re: tatamagouche

                      >>Are you a purist?

                      Yes. Blech on the flavored peanut butters.

                      1. re: dolores

                        Mmm, not me I'm an indiscriminate PB omnivore. I'll eat everything from the crunchy organic stuff to Jif. I'm more of an addict than a connoisseur.

                        1. re: tatamagouche

                          Oh, I agree, tatamagouche. I did the requisite taste test, and still like JIF creamy the best, followed by Trader Joe's creamy.

                          Flavored peanut butter reminds me of ice cream with 'stuff' in it...it just ain't for me.

                  2. Do you think you could melt it down and pour over cubes of angel food cake, making a bastard version of a trifle? Or maybe pound cake. You could add some tart fruit to it to cut the sweetness.

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                    1. re: danhole

                      I think it would be very good slightly melted on graham crackers. It would kind of be like a version of a white chocolate raspberry pie.

                    2. spread some slightly melted WC Raspberry PB on graham crackers...kind of like a pie in a different form.

                      1. I would give it a shot in an ice cream based cocktail or a smoothie.