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By KaraLH on Sun, 11-05-06, 16:16

Could someone tell me what the difference between Sunbutter and Sunbutter natural is? I've never gotten it before and would like to try it for some holiday recipes. Does one taste better than the other?

Thanks

Kara

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By joeybeth on Sun, 11-05-06, 17:02

kara:

i prefer the texture of sunbutter creamy over sunbutter natural, although both are very good. i just think the creamy version is REALLY good. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

the only exception is that i love the natural crunchy version better than anything. i think it's called "sunbutter natural crunch".

i've never tried the honey crunch because i don't like honey. however, i've seen at pa.com that many people do like the honey crunch. it must be good if you like honey.

so...my vote would be for natural crunch OR sunbutter creamy. very yummy!!!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By joeybeth on Sun, 11-05-06, 17:04

oops...just realized i didn't really answer the question (i have this problem on a regular basis. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] haha).

the difference, to me, in creamy vs. natural is the texture in general. the creamy version is smoother and more like what i remember JIF being like. the natural is good but not as smooth and spreadable, if i remember correctly.

but, like i mentioned, they are both really good. i would just buy the creamy over the natural if i had to choose ONE. (but...don't forget the crunchy natural is very good if you like a crunchy texture).

[This message has been edited by joeybeth (edited November 05, 2006).]

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By ajgauthier on Sun, 11-05-06, 17:48

Quote:Originally posted by KaraLH:
[b]Could someone tell me what the difference between Sunbutter and Sunbutter natural is? I've never gotten it before and would like to try it for some holiday recipes. Does one taste better than the other?

Thanks

Kara[/b]

If you are going to be baking with it, use the regular Sunbutter, not the natural.

Adrienne

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30-something survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

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By joeybeth on Sun, 11-05-06, 18:54

ah-ha. ajgauthier: i did not realize there was a difference for baking. good to know.

joey

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By KaraLH on Sun, 11-05-06, 19:27

Thanks! I'm excited to give it try. Of course, my due date for #4 is a week and a half away. I may not be doing as much candy making as I really want to. Nothin' like a shot of reality! But still, I think I'm going to order some sunbutter creamy, just in case!!

Kara

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By KaraLH on Sun, 11-05-06, 19:43

I will let you know. Where should I post it??
Also, thanks everyone for being so supportive and helpful. I haven't been here long and I already am starting to feel like family!! This is a great resource. I can't believe how much I've learned and how much less overwhelmed I feel from even a month ago!
I'll be anxious to get back on after baby comes!! (hopefully sooner than later!!)

Kara

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By ajgauthier on Sun, 11-05-06, 23:47

Quote:Originally posted by joeybeth:
[b]ah-ha. ajgauthier: i did not realize there was a difference for baking. good to know.

joey[/b]

yeah, slight difference...the natural turns greenish ALOT quicker...

I found the creamy to behave "just like PB" in cookie and bar recipes...consistency wise. I baked with the natural once...the cookies turned greenish the next day (not in taste, just in color) and they were very dry. I made the same cookies with the natural and they lasted a few days before turning green (and I kept them in the fridge the second time) and the cookies came out much better.

Adrienne

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By nosoyforme on Thu, 08-16-07, 17:43

I tried a tiny bit of the Sunbutter and went right into full ana. shock.

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Allergic to all soy, all nuts, peas, beans, sunflower. Started at age 40.

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By JodiBeth on Fri, 08-17-07, 12:18

Nosoyforme - Did you know that you were allergic to sunflower before you ate the Sunbutter? I ask because Sunbutter is mad with sunflower seeds.

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By nosoyforme on Fri, 08-17-07, 16:17

Jodibeth- NO. I did not know before eating. I had eating chips with sunflower oil with out reaction. I ordered the Sunbutter without soy. Some are made with soy. After the ER trip. I called my allergist to see if the food allergy tests I had included sunflower.They said no- not in usual food allergy testing. They actually told me to bring the Sunbutter in at next appt. (8 mo. later) so that I could try some in their office. I said I would never try it again. I concluded that either I am now severely allergic to sunflower seeds. (maybe not the oil but actual seeds) or I had a ana. shock reaction to the "may contain traces of soybeans" I have never had that kind of reaction to soybeans before. Just hives and facial swelling. Never full blown shock immediately after putting in my mouth so I am assuming it was the sunflower seeds. I never really ate sunflower seeds before. Just had some oil in chips without incident. My allergist said don't eat any more sunflower seeds. I haven't dared to eat anymore chips with the sunflowers seed oil that I was able to eat since the reaction. I just know I had never ever had the shock from accidently eating some soy before. Hope that explains- kind of confusing.

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Allergic to all soy, all nuts, peas, beans, sunflower. Started at age 40.

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By krasota on Fri, 08-17-07, 22:00

The soy cross-contamination with sunbutter is sufficient to cause me severe reactions. Such a shame they can't get rid of the soy! They'd have a product marketable to even more people!

ygg

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