safe sunflower seeds

Posted on: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 9:42am
NCMom's picture
Joined: 04/30/2003 - 09:00

There is probably a thread out there somewhere addressing my question but when I searched, a zillion topics came up and I just can't wade through them all! We love Sunbutter and are thrilled to be able to buy it locally now. I went to to order some sunflower seeds and the shipping is as much as the seeds themselves. Are there any off the shelf safe brands of sunflower seeds?

Posted on: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 12:54pm
gw_mom3's picture
Joined: 02/14/2000 - 09:00

I think I read here that David's is safe as long as there's no warning. I was going to get those but they have trans fat, which we're trying to avoid. I decided that the shipping was worth it (it's 2 lbs of sunflower seeds in each box so it really is expensive to ship). We bought 3 boxes to make the shipping worth it-I think it came out to about $5 a lb. We're loving the sunflower seeds. [img][/img]
If you don't mind having the ones still in the shells there might be other options. I know I did a search recently and there were several safe brands that only have them in the shell.

Posted on: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 9:44pm
NCMom's picture
Joined: 04/30/2003 - 09:00

Thanks - I used to order a lot of sunbutter to make the shipping worth it. Seems there was a point when they didn't charge you more so I ordered over 24 jars of it! I gave it away to my son's classmates so they would give it a try. Anyway, I think I'll go back and just order a bunch. They must have a shelf life though - we had some leftover from a long ago order and they just don't taste good. Plan to throw them out. Has anyone tasted the honey roasted ones or do you just stick with the roasted/salted? Can you use the roasted/salted ones in bread?

Posted on: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 12:03am
McCobbre's picture
Joined: 04/16/2005 - 09:00

I've just ordered the regular ones and hadn't thought to use them in bread. Duh. Will now.
We have bought the honey roasted soy nuts, and they have been very good.
I add packets of trail mix to my order to help make it worth it. Initially I got a big giant jar of it, which was good at the time for our purposes, but we didn't eat it fast enough, and it went rancid.
I now get the packets, and it's a better deal for us.

Posted on: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:12am
sebastian's picture
Joined: 05/26/2003 - 09:00

spitz brand is safe as well!

Posted on: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 8:28am
NCMom's picture
Joined: 04/30/2003 - 09:00

Is Spitz in the shell or can you buy them already shelled in bulk (or in small packages)? I've never heard of them.

Posted on: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 1:57pm
becca's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

I emailed David's and they were in a nut free facility for plain flavored hulled and in the hulls. I only asked about those. Not sure about flavored varieties. becca

Posted on: Mon, 01/08/2007 - 6:17pm
sebastian's picture
Joined: 05/26/2003 - 09:00

Spitz is out of Canada, I found a bag of ones in the shell at a store in No. Ca.
They were dill pickle flavored...yummy!

Posted on: Tue, 01/09/2007 - 3:19am
seanmn's picture
Joined: 10/01/2003 - 09:00

Giant-the come in origional and pickle.

Posted on: Tue, 01/09/2007 - 3:20am
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Posted on: Sun, 05/20/2007 - 9:17pm
Joanne's picture
Joined: 02/22/1999 - 09:00

Has anyone found shelled sunflower seeds safe for PA/TNA? Looks like all of these are in-shell.


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