22 Nov 2013

Review: Peanut Hottie - a Peanut Butter Hot Drink!

Peanut butter as a flavour has become something of a phenomenon in the UK in recent times, there's not many food products that it hasn't been added to from biscuits to ice cream. But one version of peanut butter I hadn't expected to see, is a peanut butter hot drink! Still, it sounds like a brilliant idea to me and luckily the lovely people at Peanut Hottie sent me a jar to try. 

This instant hot beverage is made in the UK using American peanuts, and contains no artificial additives or colours, is caffeine free, and is suitable for vegetarians - plus it has only 83 calories per cup.

As soon as I opened up the jar I knew I was in for a real peanut buttery treat! The scent is immediately of a rich peanut butter, and I couldn't wait to experience how this would taste as a hot beverage.

The instructions suggest using 4-5 lovingly heaped teaspoons per mug - or even more depending on the peanut butter craving - and then simply adding boiled water. I added four teaspoons at first, but then added a couple more for extra intensity. I wasn't sure what to expect from the Peanut Hottie, but I really did enjoy this drink. It's very sweet, with an almost caramel flavour at first, which then builds to a smooth peanut flavour. Even though I made mine with water it still has a creamy and satisfying taste. I've been mostly enjoying Peanut Hottie as an evening drink, but the sweetness means it also works perfectly as an afternoon pick-me-up.

The jar states, "you'll wonder how you ever managed without me", and I would completely agree with that sentiment - I'm hooked!

UPDATE - Just made this drink using half hot chocolate powder and half Peanut Hottie = heaven!

Grocery Gems Verdict: Peanut Hottie

RATING: 10 out of 10.
Buy them again?: Yes
Nutrition per pot: 83 calories per cup
Purchased: Available at Sainsbury's. 
Price: £2.99.


  1. Oh man, I really want to try this, but Sainsbury's is annoyingly out of the way for me. I might have to make a special trip.

    1. That's annoying! My nearest Sainsbury's doesn't stock these either. It's definitely worth a special trip to a bigger store.

  2. This sounds absolutely magical! I love anything peanut flavoured so this will definitely be on my list of things to try! Great review :)

  3. I really, really wish this didn't have milk in it as I'd have jumped to try it. I'm thinking of buying it for my husband's Christmas present collection as he is a peanut butter fiend.

    1. Yes, I agree with you, a non-milk version would be brilliant. Great idea for a Christmas pressie though, especially for a peanut butter fan :)

  4. absolutely love it.Bought my 2 jars at Waitrose,delicious ,creamy and filling.Heaven in a mug!

    1. oooh thanks for letting us know it's now available in Waitrose! Good news :)


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