Thursday, October 8, 2015

Now This Is A True WIN-WIN...!

As most of you know, I do love my coffee. I also have a real attraction for peanut butter! This product may be the greatest find ever for me!

I haven't found out just how much this stuff cost yet, but you can bet I am going to find out!

This caffeinated peanut butter could replace your morning coffee
Updated by Lauren Katz on October 7, 2015, 7:30 a.m. ET @Laur_Katz

You can now eat a caffeinated peanut butter and jelly sandwich instead of drinking a cup of coffee. The food product company STEEM now offers caffeinated peanut butter with as much caffeine as two cups of coffee in one serving, according to the company's website. If you're expecting a coffee flavor, though, you'll be disappointed: The caffeine has been extracted from coffee beans sourced from a Virginia company that specializes in any type of vitamin or supplement that might call for caffeine in a tasteless form.

To find out how much of an energy boost you can get from STEEM peanut butter versus other products, we compared the amount of caffeine in various products, both caffeinated and decaffeinated.

Caffeine levels vary by product
Approximate milligrams of caffeine per serving

5-Hour Energy shot-2 oz. 200 mg
STEEM peanut butter-2 tbsp. 170 mg
Brewed coffee-8 oz. 163 mg
Latte-16 oz. 154 mg
Chocolate chips, semisweet-1 cup 104 mg
Red Bull, regular or sugar-free-8.4 oz. 80 mg
Espresso-1.5 oz. 77 mg
Diet Coke-12 oz. 45 mg
Brewed black tea-8 oz. 42 mg
Coca-Cola1-2 oz. 34 mg
Brewed coffee, decaffeinated-8 oz. 6 mg

SOURCE: Caffeine Informer, Mayo Clinic. CREDIT: Soo Oh/Vox

STEEM peanut butter is right at the top of caffeinated options, second only to a 5-Hour Energy shot, though one thing to keep in mind is that caffeine levels do vary in individual products (the Mayo Clinic has a roundup of the potential variations).

Owners Keith Barnofski, Chris Pettazzoni, and Andrew Brach don't expect everyone to replace their morning coffee, though. Barnofski says he still drinks coffee because he likes the taste of it. But when he compares the benefits of caffeine in coffee versus STEEM peanut butter, he says it's not quite equal, citing jitters, heart palpitations, and stained teeth as potential downsides of drinking coffee for some people.

"You almost get a concentration of the caffeine, and it wears off quicker," he says about drinking coffee. "The peanut butter lasts for a longer time so it tends to be a little bit more mellow of a caffeine experience."

If you're not willing to give up your early mornings sucking down the evil bean, Barnofski recommends eating the peanut butter plain as a snack. "You basically you have your snack and your pick-me-up all at the same time."

I know many folks don't like caffeine, but I kinda love the stuff! Gotta have my coffee in the morning, that's for sure!

Coffee out on the patio this morning, even though summer seems to still be here!


Chickenmom said...

I'll bring the bread and jam and we can have your great coffee and a p & j 'samwich!

linda m said...

My coffee first thing in the morning is a must for me. Can't function without it. I do eat peanut butter as a snack, tho. 5 Hour Energy drinks give me the jitters. Thanks for bringing the bread and jam, Chickenmom. We can all have a great time on Mr. Hermit's patio drinking coffee and eating p & j 'samwiches.

Sixbears said...

. . . but I like drinking coffee . . . after coffee.

Don't the grandkids getting in the peanut butter. They are bouncing off the walls as it is.

Hermit's Baby Sis said...

Bubba -
You'll never give up your coffee, but you know I'm up for anything peanut butter, anytime!. Whatever you find on this new product will be interesting ~
Big hugs - see ya this weekend

JO said...

Now this sounds like it's right up my alley. I love peanut butter but I love my morning coffee too. It will be interesting to see how much this stuff costs. Let us know if you find out. I'll sure give it a try.

We had 2 days of hard rain and nice low temps. today it will start climbing again don't mind 84 but it is suposed to get back into the 90's what is up?

Dizzy-Dick said...

I will not eat anything with peanuts in it. Peanuts contain lots of different mico-toxins. I prefer almond butter, which even tastes a lot better. I used to grow peanuts when I first moved here where I live now. As far as caffeine is concerned, I make my coffee so strong the spoon stands up in the middle of the cup (grin).

HermitJim said...

Hey Phyllis...
I do like a good ol' PB&J sandwhich anytime. Good way to start the day!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Hey Linda...
I want and crave and NEED my coffee in the morning. Sometimes it's the only thing keeping me going!
Thanks for coming by today!

Hey Sixbears...
I think you're right about the grands getting into the peanut butter. I can only imagine!
Thanks for the visit this morning!

Hey Sis...
Must be in the family DNA! Guess we could have worse habits, though.
Thanks for stopping in today!

Hey Jo...
Pretty handy stuff, I'd say.
Thanks sweetie, for dropping by today!

HermitJim said...

Hey Dizzy...
I knew that you didn't do peanut butter and that coffee sounds like it's right down my alley!
Thanks for stopping by, buddy!

Rob said...

I'm sitting here with my second cup of coffee, much more fun than a peanut butter sandwich. Fun is important!

HermitJim said...

Hey Rob...
I have to agree that fun is important, especially when it comes to PB and coffee. I just eat both mainly with a spoon!
Thanks for the visit this morning!

Judy said...

Boy, I can see some serious health issues with caffeinated peanut butter. Particularly if a child got into it thinking it was regular peanut butter. I can see some interesting peanut butter cookies, too. The level of caffeine in 5-hour energy drink explains why half of one is about all my system will tolerate.