PeaNOT Butter

Posted on: Tue, 09/03/2002 - 11:15am
hessels's picture
Joined: 09/03/2002 - 09:00

pMy younger cousin (he's 15) has developed a peanut butter alternative for people with peanut allergies (it's called PeaNOT Butter). It contains healthy, all-natural ingredients and it really tastes just like peanut butter. In fact, raters tend to like it as much or more than real peanut butter. It is a great solution for those with peanut allergies. It is a great way for families and schoolmates of those with peanut allergies to enjoy worry-free "peanut butter". We really think he's on to something but we'd like to get some feedback from people like you. If you're interested in hearing more, please let me know ( Any comments would be greatly appreciated./p

Posted on: Tue, 09/03/2002 - 11:42am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I think introducting something that "looks like, smells like, tastes like" is really dangerous. Say my dd touched your "smells like, tastes like, looks like " PeaNOT butter. My first reaction isn't going to be "is this the safe stuff or the real deadly stuff - my first reaction is to give her the epipen as she is contact anaphylactic. I won't know the difference between your PeaNOT butter and Peanut butter which can kill her. We spend so much time avoiding peanut products, do we really need a placebo that would require us to use the epi-pen (needlessly?) fearing anaphylactic reactions?
To me, it's similar to the one peanut grower who wants to do some GM and removes the peanut protein - so what - he says his product is safe, but not all growers will remove the protein, therefore the product, regardless, is still dangerous to peanut allergic people. Just another product to request schools, daycares, playgroups, airlines, etc. avoid bringing in... Is this really something that your cousin expect to be well received by the peanut allergic public?

Posted on: Tue, 09/03/2002 - 11:52am
kelly01's picture
Joined: 03/19/2001 - 09:00

Hi: Actually there are already products out there like this such as IM Healthy Soynut butter. I can only speak for my family, but we DO enjoy the fact that the Soynut butter is on the market. My son who has peanut allergies does not like the taste, but it allows the rest of the family to enjoy a "peanut butter" product without fear of getting peanut butter on our countertops, etc.
thanks for posting,

Posted on: Tue, 09/03/2002 - 12:56pm
hessels's picture
Joined: 09/03/2002 - 09:00

Thanks for the comments.
Syd's Mom - that's a very good point. I guess what we might want to do is add some sort of colouring so that it can't be mistaken for the real thing.

Posted on: Wed, 09/04/2002 - 7:42am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Personally, I think it's a great idea. I'm always looking for alternatives for my non-PA kids. They really enjoy pumpkin seed butter, since we avoid using too much soy. We don't want another allergy to develop. I admire the spirit of entrepreneurship (sp.?) of a 15-year old too!
On the coloring thing, colored food really seems in vogue. You know, green and purple ketchup, greenish blue Ore Ida stuff, blue Pepsi... The only thing is, I bet it's just a matter of time before PB is colored too.

Posted on: Mon, 09/23/2002 - 11:58pm
AJSMAMA's picture
Joined: 06/12/2002 - 09:00

We also love IM Healthy Soy Nut Butter so we would probably try a new safe alternative. My son is only two so I don't have to worry about the school thing yet, however I do see the validity of that point. Personally though, I love peanut butter but will not eat it since my son's diagnosis. Soy nut butter tastes enough like the real thing for me to curb that craving.

Posted on: Sat, 01/25/2003 - 4:04am
joeybeth's picture
Joined: 09/01/2006 - 09:00

we can no longer find non may-contain soynut butter or any sunbutter here. however, we did have soynut butter that was safe last year. i hesitated using it since it did look so much like peanut butter but finally decided i would let the girls eat it at home. i did not allow them to take it to school where it might be mistaken for peanut butter by teachers or students. i wouldn't want them to think we had relaxed our rules for the girls. but...since they are supervised at home and getting a little older and more aware...we do allow them to have alternatives (even the ones that look like the real thing) at home. they enjoy the feeling of being able to partake and i know they are not being confused. as they get older, i may loosen up a little and let them take it to school if they choose. we just take it one year at a time and re-assess how we do things as we learn and they grow. i would be interested in such a product. joey

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