soynut butter

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hiya,

I have a question for those adults or teens with PA. Today I found a peanut/tree nut free (facility too!) crunchy soynut butter at Trader Joes. I've always wanted to try soynut butter, but have never been able to find it (or find that IM Healthy brand toted above in Tucson).

So, I take it home. Cautiously open it and smell it. I'm sure you all know what happens when you smell peanut butter! Well, to me it had a similiar smell (of course, being roasted), but I found it warm, nutty like toasted sesame seeds or basmati rice. No nasal reaction. Then, I put some on the inside of my elbow. No hives. I feel like a fool! I can't make myself take a taste! I think that I've always had such an aversion to the notion and smell of peanut butter (that acrid nose stinging eyes watering sneezing trouble breathing reaction) that I can open my mind to soynut butter! Why am I trying? To come up with a recipe for my own energy bars :-)

Anyhoot - all you adult PAs...do you find the same problem? Do you eat soynut butter?

Adrienne

------------------ 30-year old survivor of sever peanut/tree nut allergy

On May 4, 2005

On behalf on DW (Ann) whos anaph to peanuts (and avoids all nuts):

When we started with SNB, she opened the jar and refused to 'touch' it after the smell... It was like PB. She didnt make SNB Sandwiches with it for mths after... I ended up making them...

And the girls ate them (And Sara still does, although not PA), and Caitlin stopped eating them, while Meghan eats them now [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Anyhow -- DW now makes them, and touches the SNB, but still doesnt eat it (like licking the knife when you're done). She just 'cannot', kwim?

But she touches the SNB now, so thats a step [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Jason Caitlin 4-17-00 Allergic to Dairy, Egg, Wheat, Bananas, Grapes, Rye, Sesame, Beef, Garlic, Mustard, Onion, Peas and Avoiding Latex and all Nuts Sara 2-13-98 NKA (Avoiding Nuts) Meghan 2-28-03 NKA (Avoiding Nuts) [url="http://community.webshots.com/user/jtolpin"]http://community.webshots.com/user/jtolpin[/url]

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On May 4, 2005

My PA son is not an adult, he's 9, but he won't go near soynut butter or sunbutter. He hates the way they look and smell like PB.

On May 4, 2005

hiya!

I found out today from Trader Joes customer service, that the smooth and crunchy soynut butter are made at a peanut and tree nut free facility! Only the crunchy is labeled that way, she put in a request for the smooth to be relabeled that way.

She also told me that if they every change suppliers, then the product first goes to quality assurance where they do research all the food allergy stuff, including shared lines and peanuts/tree nuts in the same facility. TJ's seems very aware of our allergy concerns.

so everyone, enjoy your soynut butter from TJs!

(I'm still trying to get myself to taste it...very illogical...I'm not allergic to soybeans as I regularly eat edamame...and I now know it's totally peanut free...gads!)

Adrienne

------------------ 30-year old survivor of sever peanut/tree nut allergy

On May 16, 2005

I don't know...

I bought a jar (IM Healthy brand) because my ds misses pb since we made the house PN/TNfree (I'm the allergic one). I didn't try it since I am also soy allergic.

I didn't think it smelled at *all* like PB. To me, it smelled like oil paints. My son gagged on his first bite (off of a spoon).

Dd tried it as a PBJ sandwich and said it didn't really taste like PB, but it was okay.

Ds & dh also said it was okay as a PBJ sandwich.

They may try the smooth, as they said it was the crunchy things that really threw the taste off.

If they don't care for that... I may have them try the Sunbutter (which I also think I am allergic to, though wasn't tested for).

Tara P

On May 17, 2005

Hi Tara, and welcome to the board. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] (Sorry you need to be here though.)

I'm adult on-set as well. And I was a peanutbutter fanatic.

My favourite substitute is [url="http://www.peabutter.com"]www.peabutter.com[/url] or, if I typed that wrong it's [url="http://www.peabutter.ca"]www.peabutter.ca[/url] . It's made out of peas, so even with a soy allergy I think you can eat it (but double check, because I don't have a soy allergy so I could be wrong about that).

I was never a pbj kind of person - I like my pb with molasses - and peabutter goes great with it. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] It is now available in the US - or you can order it on-line.

On Jun 18, 2005

Hi Annemarie / ajgauthier:

Peabutter is safe to use if you have an allergy to soy. It is available on line in the U.S. via [url="http://www.jsfoods.us"]www.jsfoods.us[/url]

On Oct 12, 2005

Personally I really LIKE the IM Healthy Brand soynut butter... but I'll admit, I didn;t try until my mother came to visit me. She's one of few people I deem competent enough to make sure I survived a sudden reaction. It was nerve wracking at first, but once I realized... IT IS SOY! REALLY!... and it didn't cause me any trouble, I went crazy with it. It makes really good cookies (soynut butter cookies), and even better satay sauce for chicken. I didn't develop my allergy until I was about 10, so I'd greatly enjoyed some peanut things. The soy was a good replacement for me at least

On Oct 12, 2005

hi sidni, thanks for posting!

I do actually eat it no problem now. I just made myself try it and it was ok! I really like it with Kashi's TLC honey crackers. Otherwise, I use it for baking and making energy bars for hiking.

Now though, I can tell the difference (by smelling) between PB and soybutter (my roommate still makes PB sandwiches.she's been trained though in how to clean up properly!)

I'm anxious to try peabutter and sunbutter, though I can only find them online.

Adrienne

------------------ 30-year old survivor of sever peanut/tree nut allergy

On Oct 12, 2005

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[This message has been edited by Nutternomore (edited October 13, 2005).]

On Oct 13, 2005

I've never tried soy butter, but when I first bought sunflower seed butter I was afraid to eat it - it smelled and looked too much like PB. I waited for DH to come home and he convinced me to try it. Now I am addicted.

On Oct 15, 2005

Way back in the old days before I was allergic to soy, I enjoyed soynut butter quite a bit. I also snacked on roasted soybeans (soynuts) all the time. Anaphylaxis brought an end to that (and subsequently, brought about a cross-reactive peanut allergy).

These days, I adore SunButter. I'd love to try PeaButter.

ygg

On Nov 5, 2005

30 years with an allergy is a long time. You should look into glyconutritionals. I am not joking! After being on them for four months my severely allergic daughter just tested negative to peanuts. She had a food challenge and ate 2 tbls. of peanut butter in the doctors office. We noticed improvements in four months of taking these supplements. They really boost your immune system. After four months her blood tested negative! I don't care where you get them from, just get them. They are really worth trying.

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Originally posted by ajgauthier: [b]hiya,

I have a question for those adults or teens with PA. Today I found a peanut/tree nut free (facility too!) crunchy soynut butter at Trader Joes. I've always wanted to try soynut butter, but have never been able to find it (or find that IM Healthy brand toted above in Tucson).

So, I take it home. Cautiously open it and smell it. I'm sure you all know what happens when you smell peanut butter! Well, to me it had a similiar smell (of course, being roasted), but I found it warm, nutty like toasted sesame seeds or basmati rice. No nasal reaction. Then, I put some on the inside of my elbow. No hives. I feel like a fool! I can't make myself take a taste! I think that I've always had such an aversion to the notion and smell of peanut butter (that acrid nose stinging eyes watering sneezing trouble breathing reaction) that I can open my mind to soynut butter! Why am I trying? To come up with a recipe for my own energy bars :-)

Anyhoot - all you adult PAs...do you find the same problem? Do you eat soynut butter?

Adrienne

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On Nov 6, 2005

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Originally posted by ers: [b]30 years with an allergy is a long time. You should look into glyconutritionals. I am not joking! After being on them for four months my severely allergic daughter just tested negative to peanuts. She had a food challenge and ate 2 tbls. of peanut butter in the doctors office. We noticed improvements in four months of taking these supplements. They really boost your immune system. After four months her blood tested negative! I don't care where you get them from, just get them. They are really worth trying.

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Ers, Do you get a commission on sales? It sure sounds like it.

On Nov 7, 2005

No, because I don't sell them. Please contact someone you know that does sell them and try them. I can't convince you but it is so worth a try. What have you got to lose? I have friends that have gotten rid of their asthma symptoms also.

Goodluck!!!!!!

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Originally posted by Adele: [b] Ers, Do you get a commission on sales? It sure sounds like it.

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