Soynut Butter

Posted on: Sun, 11/02/2003 - 3:27am
gerilynn's picture
Joined: 09/17/2003 - 09:00

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
becca's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

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
NCMom's picture
Joined: 04/30/2003 - 09:00

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
gerilynn's picture
Joined: 09/17/2003 - 09:00

Thanks...I will try to find it!

Posted on: Tue, 11/04/2003 - 5:39am
gerilynn's picture
Joined: 09/17/2003 - 09:00

Does sunbutter have to be ordered?

Posted on: Tue, 11/04/2003 - 6:13am
smack's picture
Joined: 11/14/2001 - 09:00

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
Lauren Cover's picture
Joined: 08/27/2003 - 09:00

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
California Mom's picture
Joined: 07/14/2000 - 09:00

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][/img] Miriam

Posted on: Tue, 11/04/2003 - 9:49pm
smack's picture
Joined: 11/14/2001 - 09:00

Be nice [img][/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
California Mom's picture
Joined: 07/14/2000 - 09:00

smack, I'm sorry. I was unnecessarily cruel! I'm glad you like it. Really; I am. [img][/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][/img] Miriam

Posted on: Wed, 11/05/2003 - 12:22am
Yonit's picture
Joined: 06/24/2002 - 09:00

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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