Who Needs Coffee When There’s Caffeinated Peanut Butter?

Just two tablespoons of this creamy treat pack a punch equivalent to two cups of coffee. Here's the buzz.

Who Needs Coffee When There’s Caffeinated Peanut Butter? Photo (cc) by robinmcnicoll

If you hate coffee but want a jolt of caffeine to get you moving in the morning, you may want to try a couple of spoonfuls of caffeinated peanut butter.

You read that correctly. Steem, a Massachusetts-based company, has created an all-natural peanut butter that provides the caffeine equivalent of two cups of coffee in just two tablespoons of creamy peanut butter goodness.

“It’s a time-saver; your two favorite products in one jar,” Steem co-founder Chris Pettazzoni told the Boston Herald.

The Steem peanut butter is made with peanuts, salt, peanut oil, agave nectar and caffeine from green-coffee extract. An 8-ounce jar of the caffeinated P.B. sells for $4.99 on the Steem website. It’s also available at several stores in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire.

The peanut butter was the result of a brainstorming session for hangover cures, the Herald reports. Steem’s founders say the P.B. provides a smooth caffeine buzz.

“The unsaturated fats actually create bonds with the caffeine so the digestion process is slower and results in a steady release of energy,” Pettazzoni said.

In case this isn’t obvious, the caffeinated peanut butter is not recommended for young children, Today reports. It’s also unsafe for animals, because many domestic pets aren’t able to properly digest caffeine.

But if you’re an adult who loves caffeine and a spoonful of peanut butter (doesn’t everyone love that?), then you may want to give it a try.

“People are always nervous about new caffeinated products, especially food products, because they are comfortable drinking their caffeine and not eating it,” also a co-founder Keith Barnofski told Today.com. “It’s something they’ve never seen before or never thought of before, so they almost think it’s not real, but then they taste it and become a believer.”

Check out “FDA Warns of the Dangers of Powdered Caffeine.”

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