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Peanut Butter: My Secret Addiction



I have a confession to make…

I have an addiction…to peanut butter.

I like anything with peanut butter in it or on it. I don’t know what it is about the stuff but I can’t get enough of it.

When TSHTF it would be one of the first creature comforts that I would have a craving for and I would pay quite dearly for it.  As trivial as it sounds, I never really gave much thought to a world without peanut butter until I went to a survival expo  and was greeted with free samples of peanut butter cookies.

I had crammed three of four of the bite sized morsels into my gullet before I even stopped to think; What do these have to do with survival?

The nice lady behind the counter informed me that they had been made with using only powdered ingredients.  I never would have thought of making powdered peanut butter.  I couldn't believe that a cookie that good could come from canned powdered ingredients so I asked if I could sample the peanut butter by itself.

It was dry, and gritty, but once it started to rehydrate on my tongue, it turned out to be one of the best tasting peanut butters that I have ever had.

I ended up taking home the biggest can of it that she had. Let’s just say that my wife was not too happy with it, until I made her a fresh batch of my own peanut butter cookies.

The thought of using powdered peanut butter never crossed my mind  and I couldn't have imagined it would taste this good and with a shelf life of up to 30 years it has earned a place on the top shelf of my survival food cache.

Have you ever been surprised, good or bad, by a long term food item?   Leave a comment below.

I am constantly wanting to try new food items and would like some input on what would be good to try.

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  1. Butch Brodeur

    December 17, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    I never heard about dry powdered peanut butter. Where can I get it or can I make my own in a dehydrator?

  2. sharon

    December 17, 2012 at 4:00 PM

    Where can we buy this powerede peanut butter. I also love peanut butter and would love to try some of this.

    • Joe

      December 18, 2012 at 2:26 AM

      Hey guys If you click on the image in the post, or at the hyperlinked sections it will take you to and you can by it there, otherwise some health food stores like whole foods carry it I believe.

  3. Stephanie

    December 17, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    So, where do you get it? It would be very helpful if when you tal about these food stuffs, you alsogive us a link to them.

  4. Mikki

    December 18, 2012 at 1:26 AM

    You might want to try “Complete Mashed Potatoes”. I normally don’t like instant potatoes because they taste like paste, but these taste pretty good. Just add a little butter. They are also good with sour cream and a little cheddar cheese. I bought a case at Emergency Essentials.

  5. MI Patriot

    December 21, 2012 at 1:42 AM

    I’ll bet if you have a health foods store in your area, they might have powdered peanut butter. I seem to remember my mom using powdered peanut butteras well.

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