Peanut Butter & Co. - Make your own squeeze packs?

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Re: Peanut Butter & Co. - Make your own squeeze packs?

Postby yedi » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:06 pm

Are you looking for something disposable, or reusable? A reusable idea might be GoToobs, from Human Gear. They're made of a food-grade silicone and are BPA free. Aren't supposed to use them with almond butter, though.
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Re: Peanut Butter & Co. - Make your own squeeze packs?

Postby Jim Davies » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:24 pm

You could try 2x4 or 2x8 ziplock bags, although the order unit is 1000 for $23 or $32 (group buy, or else a lifetime supply). They also have 2x8 non-ziplock for $18/1000.
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Re: Peanut Butter & Co. - Make your own squeeze packs?

Postby GregMiller » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:43 pm

I use these:

http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___23124

Work well for me, I know I've kept peanut butter in them for a couple years, just adding more as I got low. They're overkill (size-wise) for 14ers, but good for longer trips, and for keeping in your pack as a "I know I'll always have enough" source, if you don't mind extra weight.
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Re: Peanut Butter & Co. - Make your own squeeze packs?

Postby nicholasblee » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:02 pm

I came across these recently. A little bigger than I'd like to take on runs but decent size for backpacking.

http://www.littlegreenpouch.com/

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Re: Peanut Butter & Co. - Make your own squeeze packs?

Postby nicholasblee » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:59 pm

Dex wrote:I saw those in my search. I was questioning if the tube was too small to get the peanut butter out.


Yeah it's tough to tell from the pics.
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Re: Peanut Butter & Co. - Make your own squeeze packs?

Postby painless4u2 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:44 pm

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I have used these before filling them with Nutella, but noticed that they somehow leach out oils through the plastic as they are always greasy. They're also messy to load up. I ended up throwing them away. :(
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Re: Peanut Butter & Co. - Make your own squeeze packs?

Postby d_baker » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:54 pm

Jim Davies wrote:You could try 2x4 or 2x8 ziplock bags, although the order unit is 1000 for $23 or $32 (group buy, or else a lifetime supply). They also have 2x8 non-ziplock for $18/1000.

What is the advantage of these versus everyday ziplocs you can buy in the local grocery store?
I use freezer bags for cooking in (e.g., couscous & ramen) and they work great. Note: I do keep an empty mtn house (or something similar) to put the ziploc of hot water/food into to help keep it hot.
I put peanut butter in my oriental ramen all the time too.

Dex, personally I would put peanut butter into a snack bag zippy. Wouldn't be too hard to add chocolate, and it wouldn't be that hard to lick out the contents.
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Re: Peanut Butter & Co. - Make your own squeeze packs?

Postby scalba123 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:05 am

Jim Davies wrote:You could try 2x4 or 2x8 ziplock bags, although the order unit is 1000 for $23 or $32 (group buy, or else a lifetime supply). They also have 2x8 non-ziplock for $18/1000.


You may want to check out Costco or Sam's Club. Might be a little cheaper...
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Postby EZSide » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:45 am

I've made small packs using my sealer-mealer machine. It doesn't care where you make a seal - take a bag and divide into smaller sizes. Not cheap and can be a pain to fill but works well and they are tough/durable.

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Re: Peanut Butter & Co. - Make your own squeeze packs?

Postby boudreaux » Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:11 am

Justin's chocolate hazelnut butter blend isn't too bad tasting either, a 1.15 oz squeeze pack for 78 cents at Walmart. 180 calories per packet (fat cal 130) , 4g of protein. It's thick and squeezes out like a little turd, but tasty. I put a packet in the freezer for 30 min to see how hard it would be to squeeze out the contents, it was a little difficult but it warms up fast in your hands. I guess a field test will follow this up tomorrow.

The Honey PB packet is 46 cents @ 1.15 oz.
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Re: Peanut Butter & Co. - Make your own squeeze packs?

Postby ezabielski » Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:55 pm

d_baker wrote:
Jim Davies wrote:You could try 2x4 or 2x8 ziplock bags, although the order unit is 1000 for $23 or $32 (group buy, or else a lifetime supply). They also have 2x8 non-ziplock for $18/1000.

What is the advantage of these versus everyday ziplocs you can buy in the local grocery store?
I use freezer bags for cooking in (e.g., couscous & ramen) and they work great. Note: I do keep an empty mtn house (or something similar) to put the ziploc of hot water/food into to help keep it hot.
I put peanut butter in my oriental ramen all the time too.

Dex, personally I would put peanut butter into a snack bag zippy. Wouldn't be too hard to add chocolate, and it wouldn't be that hard to lick out the contents.


I have found small ziplock bags hard to find in stores. A larger ziplock bag would mean a lot of peanut butter!
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Re: Peanut Butter & Co. - Make your own squeeze packs?

Postby LuLuLuv » Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:38 pm

You can find small ziploc baggies (several different sizes) at a craft store, such as Hobby Lobby or Michael's. They are usually located in the bead section/aisle. I have some that are about 2.5" x 4", there are some that are smaller too.

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