It is no secret that I am a chocoholic. The funny part is that I was not a fan of chocolate until I was pregnant with my second child. If offered a choice between a sugary, fruity candy and a chocolate bar, I would have chosen a fruity candy, hands down, before my second pregnancy. But, once I was pregnant with Hannah, this strange force came over me. All of a sudden I had to have this double fudge chocolate brownie ice cream every night after dinner. I really should have bought stock in Edy’s, as I swear I kept them in business during that pregnancy. This sudden obsession with chocolate did not come without consequences, I gained 65+ pounds during that pregnancy. OUCH! 65 pounds of sheer, chocolate bliss. My craving for chocolate has never gone away since. I love chocolate. I can’t get enough. So, when I saw that Peanut Butter & Co. made a peanut butter with chocolate in it, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on some. I happened to be in Wal-Mart yesterday and came across a jar of Dark Chocolate Dreams. I picked up up, saying a little prayer that it was gluten-free, and as I looked down the label, imagine my surprise when it said “Gluten-Free” right there on the label! YAY!! This PB was mine! It even had a $.55 off coupon right on the lid. There was no reason not to buy it, at least not from my point of view. Aaron might beg to differ. I couldn’t wait for breakfast this morning to have some of this heaven on my rice cake and then top it with black cherry preserves. It did not disappoint. Wow. Why has it taken me this long to discover this amazing product? What better way to start the day than with peanut butter, chocolate and a piping hot cup of coffee? The bonus to this is that the nutritional value of this peanut butter is about the same as my Skippy Natural. It has 10 less calories, 3 g less fat, and a lot less sodium. There is no refined sugar or hydrogenated oil in the Dark Chocolate Dreams; it is sweetened with evaporated cane juice. This is a win-win in my opinion. The only downside that I can see is that it is a little pricier than my Skippy Natural. It is, however, cheaper than the Almond Butter I bought last week and it tastes better, too!
Posted on October 16, 2008 by Kimberly