My Soynut Butter experience.

Posted on: Mon, 11/27/2006 - 3:55am
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What can I say?
It was beyond nerve racking.
The smell, the, texture, even the taste, all like Peanut Butter.
that freaked me out the most.
I put some on my finger & chin for a test, still no rash or anything, it's been a half hour!
It was okay, the kids loved it.
I'm still nervous! I'm sure this is normal.
Maybe with some jelly it may be easier!

Posted on: Mon, 11/27/2006 - 5:01am
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Ann was like that 5+ yrs ago.
Shes allergic to peanuts. Caitlin too.
Ann opened the jar, and smelled, and SWORE it WAS PB.
It isn't.
If you're 'picky' about PB, the SNB is NOT for you.
If you're looking for 'something close' -- I dont think you can come any closer [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Sara/Caitlin like the honey Chunky/Creamy, respectively [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I dont like either one. I can do without. Meghan likes ANY of it [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Jason
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[b]* Obsessed * [/b]

Posted on: Mon, 11/27/2006 - 5:07am
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LOL!! I sooooo sympathize. We can't do soy around here (DH) but we actually had to add red food coloring to our first jar of Sunbutter. It was too freaky otherwise. Gave us the willies.
Of course, now DH has a jar a week habit. No food dye needed-- just a spoon. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

Posted on: Mon, 11/27/2006 - 6:00am
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It took me almost 2 weeks to even try the soybutter (Trader Joes...pn/tn free).
I opened it, smelled it, was mortified and just sat there...could not get myself to try it, even though I knew it wouldn't hurt me.
Almost everyday for 2 weeks I came home from work, opened it, smelled it, stared at it for 5 minutes with a spoon in hand, and put it back in the fridge.
Finally, I stuck a spoon in and put it in my mouth. IT WAS SO GOOD! All warm tasting (guessing that's the nutty flavor people talk about) and creamy. From that point forward, eating it wasn't an issue...I finally convinced my brain!
I was worried though, that I wouldn't be able to tell the difference between it and PB smell anymore. NOT TRUE! I had my roommate open up her PB...I could smell it 3 feet away, the atrocious-ness of it. Then I smelled my soybutter...all warmy goodness. So - there's definitely a difference. (before you say it...the exposure to PB smell wasn't long or strong enough for an environmental reaction...)
Adrienne

Posted on: Mon, 11/27/2006 - 6:05am
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Quote:Originally posted by ajgauthier:
[b]It took me almost 2 weeks to even try the soybutter (Trader Joes...pn/tn free).
I opened it, smelled it, was mortified and just sat there...could not get myself to try it, even though I knew it wouldn't hurt me.
Almost everyday for 2 weeks I came home from work, opened it, smelled it, stared at it for 5 minutes with a spoon in hand, and put it back in the fridge.
Finally, I stuck a spoon in and put it in my mouth. IT WAS SO GOOD! All warm tasting (guessing that's the nutty flavor people talk about) and creamy. From that point forward, eating it wasn't an issue...I finally convinced my brain!
I was worried though, that I wouldn't be able to tell the difference between it and PB smell anymore. NOT TRUE! I had my roommate open up her PB...I could smell it 3 feet away, the atrocious-ness of it. Then I smelled my soybutter...all warmy goodness. So - there's definitely a difference. (before you say it...the exposure to PB smell wasn't long or strong enough for an environmental reaction...)
Adrienne
[/b]
Is Trader Joe's the same as I.M. Healthy kind?
It's a huge panic trying to get to something THIS close to peanut butter, and be safe. I keep thinking something will happen, but it's been hours since I first tasted it, and now I sit here with a spoon in the jar, lol... it's so good. It reminds me of PB A LOT. Just because I use to eat PB out of the jar with a spoon.. lol.
I hope I can make some yummy soynut butter cookies for Christmas!
I was also thinking "I have a soy allergy!" when I eat stuff with soybean oil ALL the time (I LIVE on fast food lol).
Heh, gotta love having anxiety! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]

Posted on: Mon, 11/27/2006 - 6:31am
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Quote:Originally posted by MommyMegan:
[b]
Is Trader Joe's the same as I.M. Healthy kind?
[/b]
unofficially...yes...as per a c/s rep at Trader Joe's (monrovia, CA) about a year ago. It took a while, but I finally got it out of her.
edited to add that the TJs brand *does* say "peanut free" on the label.
Adrienne
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30-something survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy
[This message has been edited by ajgauthier (edited November 27, 2006).]

Posted on: Tue, 11/28/2006 - 5:13am
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omg that is just to funny!!!
when i opened a jar of sun butter i did the same thing. it just looked, and tasted to much like peanut butter.
we love it and cant get enough!!!
erin

Posted on: Mon, 11/27/2006 - 5:01am
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Ann was like that 5+ yrs ago.
Shes allergic to peanuts. Caitlin too.
Ann opened the jar, and smelled, and SWORE it WAS PB.
It isn't.
If you're 'picky' about PB, the SNB is NOT for you.
If you're looking for 'something close' -- I dont think you can come any closer [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Sara/Caitlin like the honey Chunky/Creamy, respectively [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I dont like either one. I can do without. Meghan likes ANY of it [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Jason
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[b]* Obsessed * [/b]

Posted on: Mon, 11/27/2006 - 5:07am
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LOL!! I sooooo sympathize. We can't do soy around here (DH) but we actually had to add red food coloring to our first jar of Sunbutter. It was too freaky otherwise. Gave us the willies.
Of course, now DH has a jar a week habit. No food dye needed-- just a spoon. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

Posted on: Mon, 11/27/2006 - 6:00am
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It took me almost 2 weeks to even try the soybutter (Trader Joes...pn/tn free).
I opened it, smelled it, was mortified and just sat there...could not get myself to try it, even though I knew it wouldn't hurt me.
Almost everyday for 2 weeks I came home from work, opened it, smelled it, stared at it for 5 minutes with a spoon in hand, and put it back in the fridge.
Finally, I stuck a spoon in and put it in my mouth. IT WAS SO GOOD! All warm tasting (guessing that's the nutty flavor people talk about) and creamy. From that point forward, eating it wasn't an issue...I finally convinced my brain!
I was worried though, that I wouldn't be able to tell the difference between it and PB smell anymore. NOT TRUE! I had my roommate open up her PB...I could smell it 3 feet away, the atrocious-ness of it. Then I smelled my soybutter...all warmy goodness. So - there's definitely a difference. (before you say it...the exposure to PB smell wasn't long or strong enough for an environmental reaction...)
Adrienne

Posted on: Mon, 11/27/2006 - 6:05am
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Quote:Originally posted by ajgauthier:
[b]It took me almost 2 weeks to even try the soybutter (Trader Joes...pn/tn free).
I opened it, smelled it, was mortified and just sat there...could not get myself to try it, even though I knew it wouldn't hurt me.
Almost everyday for 2 weeks I came home from work, opened it, smelled it, stared at it for 5 minutes with a spoon in hand, and put it back in the fridge.
Finally, I stuck a spoon in and put it in my mouth. IT WAS SO GOOD! All warm tasting (guessing that's the nutty flavor people talk about) and creamy. From that point forward, eating it wasn't an issue...I finally convinced my brain!
I was worried though, that I wouldn't be able to tell the difference between it and PB smell anymore. NOT TRUE! I had my roommate open up her PB...I could smell it 3 feet away, the atrocious-ness of it. Then I smelled my soybutter...all warmy goodness. So - there's definitely a difference. (before you say it...the exposure to PB smell wasn't long or strong enough for an environmental reaction...)
Adrienne
[/b]
Is Trader Joe's the same as I.M. Healthy kind?
It's a huge panic trying to get to something THIS close to peanut butter, and be safe. I keep thinking something will happen, but it's been hours since I first tasted it, and now I sit here with a spoon in the jar, lol... it's so good. It reminds me of PB A LOT. Just because I use to eat PB out of the jar with a spoon.. lol.
I hope I can make some yummy soynut butter cookies for Christmas!
I was also thinking "I have a soy allergy!" when I eat stuff with soybean oil ALL the time (I LIVE on fast food lol).
Heh, gotta love having anxiety! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]

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