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Better’n Peanut Butter Gone from Giant Eagle?

I’m a relatively recent convertee to Better’n Peanut Butter, which is a healthier version of your favorite PB, with 85% less fat and 40% fewer calories. I know, I know! These alternative versions of foods/condiments are always disgusting, right? Not this one! It tastes great!

My Beachbody coach, Jenelle, turned me on to Better’n Peanut Butter, as an integral ingredient in her Shakeology shakes. I tried it in mine as well, and fell in love! It may be a tad more expensive, but I think it’s worth it. And luckily, for me, this fine product is available at my regular grocery store, Giant Eagle.

A few weeks ago, Jenelle tweeted that her local Giant Eagle was out of product and she wasn’t sure why. I went to mine a few days later, and the inventory was alarmingly low, with the Low Sodium version of BPB was sold out. So, I went with the regular. I just went back to the store today, and they are completely out of stock! This is almost a month after my last trip!

I checked the store locator, and Trader Joe’s is supposed to carry Better’n Peanut Butter as well. It’s not nearly as close & convenient as my Giant Eagle, but at least I still wouldn’t have to order it online. If I go to Trader Joe’s and it’s not there, I’ll be disappointed, though it’s not the end of the world. It means that I’ll have to order it online and pay shipping. Also, if you purchase online, your order requires a minimum of 3 jars.

I already contacted Wonder Natural Foods and Giant Eagle. Maybe that will get me some answers. I’m not holding my breath, though!

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First Run: My Shakeology Review

Being a Chalene Johnson disciple, I’ve been reading about Shakeology for months on end! I’ve never really had a protein shake regimen. Sometimes I’d have some Muscle Milk, and then I had a phase where I made my own fruit smoothies with flaxseed and/or whey powder. But after a while, that ended and I just started having a small cup of Yoplait yogurt before my daily workouts.

That is until I decided to become a Beachbody Independent coach last week. As part of my “orientation” my sponsor coach, the wonderful Jenelle Summers, sent me some sample packets of Shakeology. It comes in Chocolate and Greenberry, and thankfully Jenelle sent me Chocolate. I don’t think I could work much with the Greenberry flavor.

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