Soynut Butter, Sunbutter or Peabutter?

Posted on: Thu, 01/19/2006 - 12:46am
dgood's picture
Joined: 03/27/2004 - 09:00

For those who have tasted all, which do you feel is the best? We've only tried Peabutter and my son (not PA but used to love PB) ate it at first but soon began to dislike it to the point he won't eat it anymore.

I'm eager to try Sunbutter which I've heard good things about and Soynut Butter but there are different varieties like creamy, crunchy, and honey and I'd rather get some opinions before I start buying!

What do you think?

Posted on: Thu, 01/19/2006 - 1:13am
ajgauthier's picture
Joined: 04/13/2005 - 09:00

If you call Sunbutter, they may send you a sample. Also call IMHealthy to see too. I've seen both in "sample sizes" in bagel shops.
30-year old survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

Posted on: Thu, 01/19/2006 - 1:59am
SpudBerry's picture
Joined: 07/23/2002 - 09:00

Put us down for a vote for Sunbutter. We love it. We get the healthier variety without any transfats, so it is even more expensive than the regular. But I order 6 jars of it a couple of times per year - usually end up spending $35, and just don't think about the cost. Regular folks spend more than that on peanutty treats all the time.
We tried the IMHealthy Soynut butter - we didn't like it.
Mom to 6 year old twins Ben & Mike - one PA & the other not.
Stay Informed And Peanut Free!

Posted on: Thu, 01/19/2006 - 3:20am
CVRTBB's picture
Joined: 11/23/2001 - 09:00

My dh bought a jar of IM Healthy Soy butter one time and nobody could stand it- it sat in the cupboard for over a year (it burned with the house- no great loss) [img][/img]
We are Sunbutter fanatics though. I just bought 6- 1 lb. jars a week ago and we have less than 2 left already! (I did give one away to a good friend who also has a peanut allergy- she loves it too!)
Hope this helps,

Posted on: Thu, 01/19/2006 - 3:50am
JaneyL's picture
Joined: 06/11/1999 - 09:00

I.M Healthy Soybutter-Creamy, Honey. I can't keep it in the house for long. The plain isn't as good. We use it for sandwiches and cooking. We tried peabutter-the kids hated it. We tried sunbutter(they sent us a free sample)and they hated that too.

Posted on: Thu, 01/19/2006 - 4:13am
KarenT's picture
Joined: 10/30/1999 - 09:00

Peabutter with a little white or brown sugar sprinkled on top! It is in many stores all the time in our area where the other makes are harder to find.
I will add that it took us 11 years to get brave enough to have it in the house since it look so much like PB.

Posted on: Thu, 01/19/2006 - 4:25am
lilpig99's picture
Joined: 12/22/2005 - 09:00

Maybe we're not the majority, but we have been enjoyed I.M Healthy's soy nut butter...DD is used to it and said she did NOT like sunbutter at all! I thought sunbutter had a better 'roasted' flavor. But I think they are both great. Good luck to you!
DD, 5, TNA
DS, 18 mo. EA, MA

Posted on: Thu, 01/19/2006 - 5:02am
DRobbins's picture
Joined: 07/19/2001 - 09:00

We haven't tried PeaButter and won't be able to because my PA son at one point became allergic to soy -- another legume -- so we're afraid to have him try a spread made from peas (yet another legume). That being said, we've tried Sunbutter and Soynut Butter.
My PA son (who remembers peanut butter because his allergy didn't develop until he was 6) liked SoyNut Butter more than peanut butter or SunButter. As I wrote above, he can't have it any more because he became allergic to it (possibly because he was eating it almost every day). He doesn't really care for SunButter, but I like SunButter very much. My non-PA son likes SunButter more than SoyNut butter, but still isn't wild about it.
Personally, I think it's just a matter of personal preference, and you'll find advocates here for each of the options. For a non-PA kid, I'd try them all to see which you prefer. For a PA kid, I'd hesitate to feed them any legume-based spread with any degree of frequency, based on our family's experience.

Posted on: Thu, 01/19/2006 - 6:21am
Momcat's picture
Joined: 03/15/2005 - 09:00

I've tried all three and our family's favorite is the IM Healthy soynut butter. My husband likes sunbutter, too. I think it's ok, but only if you like sunflower seeds. I'm the only one who will eat the Peabutter. It's very sticky in texture and it has no salt added to it. I think it's tastier with a little salt sprinkled on it.
I think it's worth it to get a jar of each just to try. You'll never know which one you prefer until you taste it. It seems to be a very individual preference. Have a family taste test for fun!
Mom to 6 1/2 yr old PA/TNA daughter and 3 yr old son who is allergic to eggs.

Posted on: Thu, 01/19/2006 - 7:10am
kandomom's picture
Joined: 01/12/2006 - 09:00

DD can't have peabutter (allergic). Doesn't care for sunbutter. Likes Soynut butter, either the regular or honey version. DH likes the soynut butter better than the sun butter. So do I. I don't buy the crunchy kind (didn't like crunchy PB when a child) crunchy soynut butter has no appeal to me. I think DH would enjoy the crunchy version though . . .

Posted on: Thu, 01/19/2006 - 8:06am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

We are not a peanut butter-loving family, but we all really like Natural and Honey Crunch Sunbutter. It's really good stuff!
We've been having a mouse problem lately, and we've caught 5 out of 6 with the Sunbutter. Those mice sure like it as well! [img][/img] It's a great peanut butter substitute to bait those nasty rodents.


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