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- Foods to Avoid
- The Allergic Reaction
- Recognizing and Treating Anaphylaxis
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Peanut Free and Nut Free
Other Food Allergies
Soy Nut Butters?
Okay, so my DD (10) has only tasted PB 3 times, and they were all when she was less than 3 years old (2 of which resulted in trips to the ER). So she has no real idea what PB tastes like.
This week, one of her close classmates who has also been PA since she has known him has 'outgrown' his allergy. They found out when he accidentally ate something, and didn't react....further testing and food challenges resulted in the discovery that he is no longer allergic. Well he is loving his new found food choices and freedoms, and has apparently told DD how GOOOOOOD PB is!!!!
So, she is, understandably, wondering what she is missing. I have never bought fake peanut butter before, because I didn't want her to like it, and somehow accidentally get confused and eat the real thing. But now, I think she is old enough to know 'the rules' so to speak. So, today, I bought the only Soy nut butter the grocery store had. It was called 'I.M. Healthy Honey Creamy SoyNut Butter' and found in the natural food aisle (there were none in the peanut butter/jelly aisle) I have to say....this stuff smells like real peanut butter, but tastes more like....CLAY!!!! It's horrible!
After staring at the sandwich I made her for about 15 minutes (unable to believe that this sandwich was actually peanut free) she finally took a bite and hated it. Now, of course it may be that she would have hated it no matter what it tasted like just based on the fact that she's been trained to hate the smell, but....
My question is this.......do all Soy Nut Butters taste like clay? Or are there good alternatives that actually do taste more like PB?
Penny, mom to...
Chloe (10) PA, severe asthma and history of anaphylaxis
Stephen (7) EA, mild asthma