Sunbutter

Posted on: Fri, 10/17/2003 - 1:31am
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Has anyone out there tried Sunbutter? I don't believe it is in Charlotte, NC yet, but I just got a call from the manufacturer. He says it is 100% peanut free. Any comments out there would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Posted on: Fri, 10/17/2003 - 4:28am
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You can order sunbutter from their website, [url="http://sunbutter.com/."]http://sunbutter.com/.[/url] I tried to raise some other posts for you, but the search wouldn't work when I tried it. I read a few posts....and all had very favorable reviews.
Sunbutter is 100% peanut free. My daughter is also allergic to other foods as well, and they are free of all her other allergens, so that was a big plus for us!
The shipping is a killer though!! I first ordered a small sample (cost under $2) to see if she liked it. She LOVED it, so I bit the bullet...and ordered more. The price per jar is a very good bargain, I think. But the shipping is more than the product!! But if it means she has something else she can eat, it is worth it to us (she is allergic to wheat, milk, soy, fish, peanuts....so she doesn't have a lot of variety!) I am hoping to talk to some local health food stores and grocery stores to see if they would stock it!
Many people said it tastes 'just like peanut butter'. I don't think it tastes 'just like' it, but has a very similar color and texture, and is actually quite good. I can taste the flavor of the sunflower seeds, but I like sunflower seeds, so that is okay. The more I eat it though, the less it tastes like the sunflower seeds. We eat the creamy variety, but it also comes in natural and honey-crunch. I just got a sample of the honey-crunch. My daughter can't have it because of her other allergies, but I loved it. I sat and just spooned it out and ate the whole thing!!
I would order a sample and see if you like it--although all the posts I read were rave reviews! Like I said, it is worth it for us. With all Megan's other food allergies, food for her is expensive anyway...so it's no big deal to us anymore--we know we are going to pay more for her stuff!

Posted on: Fri, 10/17/2003 - 4:34am
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We just got our first order from sunbutter.We tried the samples first. I really like them. It has been so long since we have had peanut butter in our house that I can hardly tell the difference. I'm going to try it in a No-Bake cookie that I used to love when I was a kid but it is normally made with peanut butter...I think this is a great substitute. I even like it on my toast just like I used to eat with PB. We have the honey crunch and the creamy. I like them both. The honey crunch is a light crunch as the seeds are not as dense as a peanut so it's really good. Anyway, they have my vote. If you order from sunbutter.com the code word is allergy for a small discount on your first order.
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Posted on: Fri, 10/17/2003 - 6:11am
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we ordered a sample recently and loved it. I've ordered some regular jars and yes, the shipping is really high. But it's worth it to me. I heard that Trader Joe's might start carrying it - I hope so! Then I can pick it up locally. The best part is I gave some to my neighbor boy (almost 3) who eats peanut butter all the time. He loved it so his mom asked me to get some for them too. I don't expect them to switch, but at least they'll have an alternative when they know he'll be playing with dd.

Posted on: Mon, 10/20/2003 - 12:47am
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Thanks all for your comments. I'll give it a try.
Carolyn

Posted on: Mon, 10/20/2003 - 9:49am
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Have you tried buying the sunbutter a dozen jars at a time? I've been buying it from [url="http://shopnd.com/"]http://shopnd.com/[/url] and it's $35 for the twelve jars (including shipping). So at less than $3 a jar, it's not too expensive.
I keep the extra jars in the fridge, and it keeps just fine for the 4-6 months it takes us to go through it. Also, the low price lets me feel free to give jars away to my friend so her son can sit next to mine at the peanut-free table at their school.
--Debbie

Posted on: Mon, 10/20/2003 - 10:15am
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DRobbins, thanks for the link, I bought it directly from the company last time and I paid a ton of shipping. Thanks.

Posted on: Tue, 05/09/2006 - 1:15pm
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Hello. I have purchased Sunbutter in North Dakota (I live in Saskatchewan, Canada) but what I am wondering is if this product is available in Maine? I am from the East Coast and will be going home - Maine is only a short drive for us. Thanks a bunch.

Posted on: Wed, 05/17/2006 - 4:48am
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If you have Trader Joe's, they have a safe sunflower seed butter(I believe it is made by sunbutter, based on an old thread here). But you can have Trader Joe managers call for you to be sure on the cross contamination issue. becca

Posted on: Wed, 05/17/2006 - 5:06am
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Quote:Originally posted by becca:
[b]If you have Trader Joe's, they have a safe sunflower seed butter(I believe it is made by sunbutter, based on an old thread here). But you can have Trader Joe managers call for you to be sure on the cross contamination issue. becca[/b]
I'll confirm that thread information - I'm the one who wrote about it. I had called Trader Joes and Sunbutter both, and was told (after some extreme begging) that the TJs brand is indeed Sunbutter. They now have on the label "peanut free" on the Trader Joe's brand.
:-) Adrienne
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Posted on: Sat, 05/20/2006 - 1:15am
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Thanks for the information on Trader Joe's. I have in the past emailed the Sunbutter company asking for what stores carried sunbutter and what states it was available but no response. We are down to three jars! How is it that it is 2.69 in the grocery store in ND and 3.50 on the website? Plus shipping! It is a great product, my DH who ate PB everyday is much happier, but there is a $$ limit!

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