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.
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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?!
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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.

Posted on: Wed, 11/05/2003 - 1:36am
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I am the one who guesses they might be the same because the packaging(lable colors and all) are so similar. I have not noticed a difference in the taste, but honestly have only had Trader Joe's in the longest time.
I did buy the unsweetened variety once(I.M. Healthy) as it was all they had, and it was horrible! becca

Posted on: Wed, 11/05/2003 - 2:02am
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I didn't know that I.M. Healthy had anything other than the unsweetened type. That was the one that I found so yucky! Perhaps the sweetened variety is identical to the Trader Joe's. The mystery continues...
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Miriam

Posted on: Wed, 11/05/2003 - 2:44am
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We buy the sweetened I.M.Healthy brand and, while it's not peanut butter, I think it's not bad. I really have to try the sunbutter, which everyone here raves about. On another note, there is talk of a new shopping center going into my town, and if it goes through, a Trader Joe's will be there. Yay! I haven't had access to Trader Joe's since we left Oregon.

Posted on: Wed, 11/05/2003 - 3:11am
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Kim, how far is Acton for you? There is a Trader Joe's on Route 2A. Also a new Talbots there(with kids through women's).
I see there is one in Tyngsboro as well. Might be a bit closer, but still looks to be at least 30 minutes. becca
[This message has been edited by becca (edited November 05, 2003).]

Posted on: Wed, 11/05/2003 - 4:28am
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Hey I couldn't imagine it without sugar [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
Nutrition Information
per 32 g serving
Energy 168 cal 703 kj
Protein 8.2 g
Fat 11.5 g
Polyunsaturates 6.3 g
Monounsaturates 3.7 g
Saturates 1.3 g
Cholesterol 0.0 g
Carbohydrates 10.2 g
Sugar 3.2 g
Sodium 173 mg
Potassium 194 mg

Posted on: Wed, 11/05/2003 - 6:20am
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Thanks for checking that out for me becca. Mapquest says it's about 27 miles to the Acton Trader Joe's; probably a bit far for me to go on a regular basis. I'm hoping North Andover comes through.

Posted on: Thu, 11/13/2003 - 5:59pm
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I've tried the IM healthy unsweetened too and I thought it was nasty as well. When I first ordered some (from the now-gone nutbusters [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img] ) Larry, the owner, sent me a jar of each flavor that was available at the time. Otherwise I think I wouldn't buy unsweetened.
Gale

Posted on: Fri, 11/14/2003 - 1:04am
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we have the I.M. healthy stuff, i didn't know there was a sweetened kind, when i use it (and this is a huge confession) i sprnkle a tiny bit of sugar and an even smaller sprinkle of salt on it, if i'm serving it plain on crackers or something. sometimes a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar tastes good too. I guess that reduces the "healthy" part of it. too bland for us otherwise.
Has anyone tried the new version with chocolate in it? It is great, my kids love it. Kind of a nutella knock-off, sans nuts. I got ours at stop and shop(massachusetts), and would recommend it from a taste standpoint. Great with cherry preserves on pepperidge farms cinnnamon raisin bread! dessert for lunch!
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Posted on: Fri, 11/14/2003 - 2:11am
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Yum! The chocolate variety sounds yummy and I am not too proud to admit it! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] I hope Trader Joe's will start carrying that one. I've actually never seen the I.M. Healthy brand sold around here; I tried in while we were on vacation in New York last summer.
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Posted on: Fri, 11/14/2003 - 2:30am
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My kids love soybutter. We usually buy the reg. IM Healthy brand but the stores around us have been out of it. In desperation I picked up the IM healthy soybutter with honey. My kids like it better than the regular one.

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