OK. I confess, I just don’t get it. Admittedly, I am not a fan of low-carb diets, but I’ll leave the debate to the doctors and nutritionists. Personally, I lean towards "Your lips are the gatekeepers of your hips", also known as "If you don’t eat it, you won’t wear it."
But what has me scratching my head today is low-carb peanut butter. I was just in the grocery store and saw this product. Just down the aisle was regular peanut butter made by the same manufacturer. Here’s the side-by-side comparison of their nutrition labels:
The ingredients? The low-carb peanut butter contains roasted peanuts, peanut oil, soy protein concentrate, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, salt, various minerals and vitamins, and sucralose (Splenda). The regular peanut butter contains roasted peanuts, sugar, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, and salt. The low-carb variety costs $0.21 per ounce whereas the regular version costs $0.15 per ounce.
Assuming that you aren’t eating peanut butter for its vitamin content, the major difference between the low-carb and regular peanut butters appears to be that you're paying nearly a 50% price premium to have the maker put in sucralose instead of sugar!!!
Like I said, I just don’t get it! Comments?