Soynut Butter

Posted on: Sun, 11/02/2003 - 3:27am
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Has anyone ever tried Soynut Butter? I know it can bought at some grocery stores in the US? Is it like panut butter?

Posted on: Sun, 11/02/2003 - 5:24am
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My dd lives on the stuff. I buy it at Trader Joe's. It is clearly labelled "peanut free" or "contains no peanuts."
It is pretty close to PB, but drier and some people do not like it. I also only have it at home and when we pack a lunch to be consumed with me present. I do not send it to preschool and only 1 friend serves it to her(she often has dd for lunch at least once a week). Some fear using it due to its similarity to PB, but my dd is so picky it is one of two sources of protein and healthy fats for her.
I do worry about giving her so much soy, but it has been a long time now and she seems fine with soy. becca

Posted on: Tue, 11/04/2003 - 3:47am
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We tried soynut butter and no one in our family liked it. Then I found sunbutter - made from peanut/nut-free sunflower seeds and it's a hit! My 5 year-old (non-PA) didn't even know I had switched and my reluctant husband even likes it. They have smooth and crunch versions. It has a little bit of a sunflower seed aftertaste but it's really good.

Posted on: Tue, 11/04/2003 - 5:36am
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Thanks...I will try to find it!

Posted on: Tue, 11/04/2003 - 5:39am
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Does sunbutter have to be ordered?

Posted on: Tue, 11/04/2003 - 6:13am
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Hi,
I just bumped up the Sunbutter thread, in it the website is posted.
They will send you a sample free.
It's amazing but I live in Canada so it's too hard to get access so I live with Soynut butter which is not [b]as[/b] good.

Posted on: Tue, 11/04/2003 - 7:58am
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We've been using soynut butter since dd was diagnosed almost 2 years ago. The kids like it, but my husband and I can't stand it.
We recently started using sunbutter, and it's great! My extremely picky husband has even been having sunbutter and jelly sandwiches lately (he really misses PB&J). Interestingly, my 5 year old son (no allergies) prefers the soynut butter, so I guess we'll keep both around. Someone in my local food allergy support group said that Trader Joe's may start carrying sunbutter next year (relabeled with the Trader Joe name). I hope so because the shipping is more than the product! I'd love to be able to walk into a store and buy it!

Posted on: Tue, 11/04/2003 - 9:54am
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Soynut butters are not all created equal. The Trader Joe's one is terrific - IMHO - it satisfies any pb cravings I have (and yes; I do get them!) and my kids love it. Even dh has finely come around and started eating it sometimes. We tried the I.M. Healthy brand last summer when we were on vacation; how can I say this nicely?! It sucked!!! O.K., that wasn't nice, actually; but the stuff was truly horrible IMHO.
I haven't tried sunbutter but it has certainly gotten excellent reviews from everyone around here.
By the way, I read in a different thread that someone thought that the I.M. Healthy stuff and the TJ stuff were identical with different labels. I am quite certain that could not be true.
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Miriam

Posted on: Tue, 11/04/2003 - 9:49pm
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Miriam,
Be nice [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
I.M.Healthy is what I eat everyday on celery.
Everyone else that I get to try it(friends that eat peanut butter), hate it. I get a kick watching their expression when they try it for the first time.
I have been without peanut butter for so long that I love it now. It does grow on you.

Posted on: Wed, 11/05/2003 - 12:00am
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smack, I'm sorry. I was unnecessarily cruel! I'm glad you like it. Really; I am. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] I would just hate for someone who doesn't like it to think that this is what all soynut butter tastes like.
Have I redeemed myself, or only gotten in deeper?!
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Miriam

Posted on: Wed, 11/05/2003 - 12:22am
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I thought I saw somewhere that IM Healthy actually makes the Trader Joe's Soybutter for them!! It'd be interesting to find out.

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