Now, I’m no yanqui but I have to say that if there’s one thing I miss from home it’s
marmite peanut butter. It is pasty sometimes gritty, salty and you want to choke if you take too big a spoonful, but my God it tastes so good. In a country where dulce de leche reigns like no other highly-calorific-but-infinitely-orgasmic spread, Nutella doesn’t have much of a chance, let alone peanut butter.
Though worshipped in North America, travel a few thousand kilometers south and despite dating back to the time of Aztecs and Incas, peanut butter glee won’t speak so loudly. It’s just not a thing down here. There are bon-o-bons and various alfajores filled with mantequilla de mani at the kiosko round the corner, but I’m sorry, sometimes that just doesn’t cut it.
However we have been saved by Jani Gross and her curiosity for testing out healthy recipes in the kitchen. Last year, the 27 year old decided to give up her previous job and instead dedicate her time to what she loves most: fitness and health. Equipped with an already large following on Instagram, a gap in the healthy snack market and the help of her mother, she launched Snack Eat, aka peanut butter heaven with an Argentine twist.
Previously selling dried fruit and nuts as snacks, she found that there was something missing in the gourmet-healthy food industry. “I wanted to provide people with an exciting, healthy and tasty snack option and after a few recipe attempts we got the perfect consistency and played around with the various flavors” she tells me.
Altogether, Jani makes five different types of peanut “cream”, which, might I add, are each better than the other:
- Peanut (vegan)
- Peanut and cocoa (vegan)
- Peanut and cocoa chips
- Peanut and shredded coconut (vegan)
- Peanut and dulce de leche
Each 350g pot costs AR$70 and there is also a 1kg pot for AR$250. I’ll be getting that one.
“They all have peanuts, a pinch of salt, vanilla extract, stevia and of course, they are all sugar free, gluten free, high in protein, low in carbs and contain good fats.”
We’re going have to trust you on that one, Jani. I would be eating them even if they were sugar full, low in protein and high in carbs if I’m going to be totally honest. Oh and did I mention that the product is eco-friendly too? Sold in glass jars, if you return your jar on your next purchase, you will get a discount (Quilmes envase-style). Win, win.
If you’re tempted, make your way to:
- The Food Market website
- Nunas Club Healthy Snacks website
- Savarin Tienda Gourmet (Francisco Acuña de Figueroa, 1597)
Or browse through Snack Eat’s user friendly website, where you can find all the products, the prices and lots of Jani’s rather delicious looking recipes in which you can use her peanut creams.
Last but not least, as an aspiring vegetarian desperately trying to convince myself that I’ll reach
suicide veganism despite being thrown steak at every other day, I was quite pleasantly surprised with Jani’s ingenious peanut butter milk suggestion which should definitely be on your to do list this weekend.
Let’s hope she launches some Reese’s style cups before I go full vegan (don’t judge; watch Cowspiracy.)
*Please note that neither The Bubble nor the author of this article were in any way compensated for this endorsement. All information being presented comes from a genuine love of peanut butter.