Sunflower Seed Butter??

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Are any of your PA/TN allergic able to eat this without problems?

Has anyone had a reaction to this??

I'm afraid to let my dd try it, she has had SoyNut Butter without problems but she is also allergic to sesame seeds!

Thanks

On Mar 22, 2004

MY dd who is PA/TNA eats sunbutter. I make my own. Just buy a bag of sunflower seeds,(check for nut warnings) not raw(doesn't taste as good)and throw them into a food processor, grind them up good. Then add little oil (i use safflower)until peanut butter consistency. Store in glass jar in fridge. It's great for PB & J sandwiches, or on toast, or for dipping celery!

Nancy

On Mar 23, 2004

My dd eats sunbutter with no problem. I was so happy to find it, as we think it is much better than soy nut butter.

On Mar 23, 2004

Vegn67, where do you find safe sunflower seeds? Do you call the manufacturer, or read the lable only? All the brands I see around here also have peanuts in bags. I would love to find sunflower seeds for snacking and grinding. becca

On Mar 23, 2004

becca, Sunbutter sells safe sunflower seeds. They also have a safe trail mix. MY dh loves it.

On Mar 23, 2004

Chris from the host site asked me to make a comment and answer some questions. It is indeed gratifying to see all your positive comments about our SunButter. I did much of the work on developing this product. We cooperated with the USDA on making the product taste good. We test all our SunButter for peanut traces, we do not allow any peanuts in our facility and we grow our sunflower in the North Dakota where peanuts are not grown. We also roast and salt sunflower and soybeans. We buy from farmers and process directly so the product does not leave our posession during the process. We offer all these products and more on our web site of [url="http://www.sunbutter.com"]www.sunbutter.com[/url] We want to get our products into local stores but this is a long process. Healthfood stores stand a better chance of carrying our products. Schools should be able to order SunButter for next school year as a commodity. The USDA approved Sunflower Seed Butter, peanut free, for the school lunch program. Call your local school to get them to order it if you like that idea. Please feel free to ask me any questions you might have. Thanks again for your support. Dan Hofland, VP of Marketing

On Mar 24, 2004

Hmmmm this thread has prompted me to go to the site and order a sample. The last time the sunbutter became a big topic I ran to the site to order a jar to try and the shipping was more than the product. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img] I guess we'll try the sample and then I'll cross my fingers that shipping has been brought down to a reasonable amount if we want to order more....

Miriam

On Mar 24, 2004

We were never big PB eaters before Ry was diagnosed with his PA, however, it is very nice to have a jar of a substitute kind of spread like SunButter. It is great with baking and I've fooled a hungry 15-year old boy with Peanut Butter Blossom cookies made with SunButter instead of PB. He never knew the difference. Also fooled a 10-year old girl with a SunButter Easter egg, she never knew it wasn't PB either. I kind of like the way the inside of the cookies turn green after 2 or 3 days too, since green's my favorite color. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Just placed an order this week for more to try different flavors too. Keep looking for the UPS guy since I expect him any day.

During Ry's 504 meeting, I plan on making some SunButter baked goods and print out the USDA/SunButter thread to promote this product in our school district as an alternative to PB. Once people taste food made with SB, I'm sure they'll find it to be quite a tasty alternative. I will definitely be taking samples to the food service director so the cafteria employees can sample my goodies as well.

On Mar 24, 2004

Dan, thanks so much for taking the time to post on this website. We love your product and continue to order by the case for family and friends. I'm still hoping to get our school to use it in their hot lunch program. Will a private school be able to get the sunbutter "as a commodity" at a school rate? They don't get food from federal gov't programs. Thanks again for your efforts and for developing a wonderful and safe product for our community.

On Apr 10, 2004

Momma2boys, (or Dan from Sunbutter) I emailed them last week about the free sample of trail mix I received with my orde of some sunbutter samples.

I was wondering about the chocolate pieces. Where do they come frome and have they checked into their manufacturing facilities re: nuts.peanuts. I also wondered about the soy nuts in it. Just wanyed to double check and not assume it was all safe, since they grow the sunflower seeds and maybe do not process the other components.

Did you get any info on this for the trail mix. My dd has seen it(sitting here next to my computer as I wait for a response) and is really anxious to try it.

Thanks, becca

On Apr 10, 2004

I believe their website states that the trail mix is peanut free. I think I found the information under where you place an order and not under product information. You might want to try looking there.

On Apr 10, 2004

I'm also concerned about the m&m-like chocolate pieces in the trail mix. Since it requires pretty specialized equipment to make this type of candy (that's why Vermont Nut-free can't offer it), I'm wondering if the Sunbutter folks are absolutely certain that their chocolate bits are produced and packaged in a nut-free facility.

--Debbie

On Sep 19, 2006

On retesting, just found out that my son is really NOT allergic to sunflower. It was likely a false psoitive because of his excema. I would like to try Sunbutter. Does anyone know where you can purchase it in the Greater Toronto Area? I have called to various health food and gourmet stores, (Ambrosia, Pusateri's, Whole Foods) with no luck. Thanks

On Sep 19, 2006

I bought the sunbutter for my daughter and was so scared, but she had no reaction at all. Her only reaction was her spitting it out because she didnt like it...hehe....but I love it and bring it to work almost everyday!!

On Sep 19, 2006

We have sunbutter in our home for my husband who used to be a die hard PB lover. My DS will not eat it, he thinks it is creepy. (because it looks like PB.) I have used it in recipies and not told DS and he ate it no problem. I do have reservations about PA kids eating it at school though. I just feel that it could cause confusion in others thinking it is PB and even kids questioning the vaility of the allergy. Sunbutter is available in our local grocery store.

On Sep 19, 2006

We just bought our first jar of sunbutter last night in our local grocery store.

TNA daughter and I ate some with celery, and we agree it is very tasty. She liked it, and I watched her carefully. No sign of a reaction.

She is not PA, but I sometimes feel paranoid about giving her peanut butter. It's nice to have an alternative.

On Sep 19, 2006

i love sunbutter! can't find it around here so i don't get to order it often. the s/h is very high for me to get it.

On Sep 19, 2006

I absolutely love SunButter, especially the crunchy varieties.

Unfortunately, the shipping costs are so incredibly high that I hardly ever buy it any more. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img] I've tried buying it in quantity to try to being the per jar costs down, but even so, it's beyond my budget due to the shipping fees.

--Debbie

[This message has been edited by DRobbins (edited September 19, 2006).]

On Sep 19, 2006

I emailed the Sunbutter company a couple of months ago, and asked if their product is available in Canadian stores. The very quick reply was 'no', it is available in Manitoba, I think, but not in the rest of Canada. Yet.

I bought a jar in Florida last winter, and we tried the sunflower, soy-nut and peabutter as a family.

Unfortunately, my PA DD likes the sunbutter best, and won't eat the others!

Everytime we or family goes to the States, the grocery stores are visited, looking for Sunbutter.

I didn't find any in the few stores I got to in San Diego last week, next try will be Reno/Carson City NV., then will have to wait for Florida at Christmas, or break down and order online.

I'm down to 2 jars left on the shelf. DD will eat it by the spoonful.

On Sep 19, 2006

When you go to Reno or Carson City, go to Albertsons. It's a grocerey store that should be all over the place there. They carry Sunbutter....

On Sep 19, 2006

Tarynsdad, thanks, I'll try there.

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