REVIEW: OWN Your Hunger Wonderspread (low-calorie peanut butter & Nutella)

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Flavored Tried: Peanut Butter & Hazelnut

Price: $15 per jar (roughly $1.40 per serving)

Nutrition (for 2 Tbsp of peanut butter): 100 Calories, 9g Fat, 8g Carbs (0g Net Carbs), 6g Protein

What if I told you that you could enjoy peanut butter and Nutella with HALF the calories?

And what if I told you that you wouldn’t need to sacrifice any of the taste?

Well, OWN Your Hunger has given us that very gift. By cutting the fat (and thus, the calories) in half, you’re left with a spread that has a much better calories-to-protein ratio.

This peanut butter Wonderspread contains 100 calories versus the usual 200 in peanut butter, and the protein remains the same. So, instead of 200 calories with 6g of protein, we have 100 calories with 6g of protein!

If you want to get wild and have 2 servings, that’ll leave you with 200 calories and 12g of protein. Definitely enough to qualify as a protein snack in my mind.

How do these spreads have half the calories?

There are other low calorie peanut butter alternatives on the market, most notably powdered peanut butter, but those often come with a huge downgrade in flavor.

We all know that fat means flavor, so when you use powdered peanut butter (which essentially removes all the fat from peanut butter), you’re left with a product that doesn’t quite satisfy your peanut butter craving.

Don’t get me wrong: powdered peanut butter can be a great ingredient to use in recipes and smoothies, but on its own, I find it falling way short of what I’d hope.

So, how did OWN Your Hunger create a peanut butter with lower fat, but all the same flavor?

The answer is science. But allow me to be more specific.

Here’s a blurb from the OWN Your Hunger website that explains the use of a very special ingredient:

This product uses EPG – a new premium, novel, and patented FDA-approved type of fat derived from plant-based oils. The EPG fat transformation results in a taste and texture identical to higher calorie fats, but with 92% less calories (0.7 calories/g fat compared to 9 calories/g fat commonly associated with fully digestible fats).

These Wonderspreads use a fairly new plant-based oil that is almost completely calorie-free, yet has all the same properties of regular oil.

I won’t sit here and pretend to understand the science, but I am 100% on board with it!

Along with the use of EPG, these products also use Allulose, Monk Fruit, Sunflower Lecithin, Sea Salt, and Stevia Extract.

Since EPG replaces some of the peanuts & fat in the formula, extra sweeteners must be used to compensate. Let’s see if that affects the flavor at all…

Peanut Butter Wonderspread Review

If you were to do a blind taste test of this peanut butter Wonderspread vs regular peanut butter, I’m not sure you’d be able to tell the difference.

When I tried this peanut butter, it reminded me exactly of a classic jar of creamy peanut butter such as Skippy or Jif.

I much prefer fresh ground (and chunky) peanut butter, but you can’t argue with that classic jarred peanut butter flavor and texture.

This Wonderspread absolutely nailed it.

I was worried that the combination of this product being lower fat and also containing sugar substitutes would create a strange aftertaste, but that wasn’t the case at all.

With each tablespoon being only 50 calories, I’ve been happily making peanut butter sandwiches using 4 tablespoons of peanut butter!

Normally that would set me back 400 calories, but for 200 calories & 12g of protein, that’s something I can do on a regular basis.

However, there’s a huge downside here: the price.

Each jar of this Wonderspread is $15 when ordered online, which is undoubtedly pricey when compared to normal peanut butter. If you compare this to other high-protein spreads out there, $15 is actually right on par, but that doesn’t really ease the pain this causes your wallet.

This would become a pantry staple for me if the price point was lower, but unfortunately, the price holds me back here.

Hazelnut Wonderspread Review

A picture is worth 1,000 words, but I think this picture is worth at least 10,000 words. I mean, how insane does that look?!

This hazelnut Wonderspread is absolutely delicious. Compared to the peanut butter, the hazelnut spread is thinner and creamier, which is exactly what you want when it comes to Nutella.

Flavor-wise, this version is slightly sweeter tasting than regular Nutella, but not nearly enough to deter you from enjoying it. I feared the artificial sweeteners might be overpowering, but that was not the case.

OWN Your hunger hazelnut spread

Outside of the price, the downside to the hazelnut spread is the lack of protein.

Each serving of Hazelnut Wonderspread contains only 2g of protein (for 100 calories) so it’s tough to qualify this as a protein snack. Nutella contains very little protein, so this is to be expected, but I would have loved if the protein content was a little closer to that of the peanut butter spread.

Final Thoughts

OWN Your Hunger nailed it with these Wonderspreads.

If you’re looking for a lower-calorie alternative to peanut butter or Nutella, you’re not going to find a better option than these.

Unfortunately, that comes with a hefty pricetag, so these will likely never become a staple in any household. But, even with the high price point, I definitely recommend at least giving these a try.

Just be warned that I’ve noticed quite a bit of flatulence associated with consuming these Wonderspreads. Whether that’s due to the EPG or the sugar substitute, I’m not quite sure, but it is… unpleasant, to say the least.

Maybe it’s a coincidence, maybe it’s not. Just don’t say I didn’t warn you.

OWN Your hunger hazelnut spread
REVIEW: OWN Your Hunger Wonderspread (low-calorie peanut butter & Nutella)
Summary
These half-calorie spreads are as good as they get. In my mind, they taste identical to actual peanut butter and Nutella with absolutely no artificial taste whatsoever. I do find these making me gassy... but that's a sacrifice I'm willing to make.
Texture
9.5
Flavor Accuracy
9
Nutrition
8.5
Overall Taste
8.5
Price
5
The Good
Incredible taste
Texture & consistent that of regular peanut butter & nutella
Only 50 calories per tablespoon
The Bad
May lead to some gastrointestinal discomfort (AKA stinky farts)
Very little protein in the hazelnut version
Expensive
8.1

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