sunflower seed butter at Trader Joes

Posted on: Wed, 02/04/2004 - 10:43am
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I just got back from Trader Joes, and while I was there, I noticed a new product on the shelves. They've started selling a sunflower seed butter with no hydrogenated oils (ingredients are sunflower seeds, evaporated cane juice and salt), labeled as made in a facility that processes soy. It looks suspiciously like the 1 lb jars of Sunbutter Natural, and I speculate that it's probably made by Sungold (makers of sunbutter). I'm going to ask Trader Joe's corporate if the product is peanut free like SunButter is...

I was thinking if it is just sunbutter natural labeled as Trader Joe's private label, that it would make getting the product easier for those of us who don't want to buy the stuff 4 lbs at a time.

I'll let everyone know what I hear.

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Cheryl, mom to Jason (6 PA/TnA/other FAs and EAs),Joey (4 NKA) and Allison (1 suspected milk allergy)

[This message has been edited by solarflare (edited February 04, 2004).]

Posted on: Wed, 02/04/2004 - 3:04pm
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Solarflare,
I sure hope you're right. Love the Sunbutter! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Would be great to be able to buy essentially the same product at TJ's...
Keep us posted.

Posted on: Thu, 02/05/2004 - 3:39am
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Trader Joe's corporate says it's peanut and tree nut free.

Posted on: Mon, 02/09/2004 - 2:12am
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I sent an email to the makers of Sunbutter point blank asking them if they are making the sunbutter for Trader Joe's and labeling it as being Trader Joe's product. This is the response I got from them:
"Dear ____________,
We are not able to disclose if we are making sunflower seed butter from Trader
Joe's because we have signed an agreement with Trader Joe's that says we will
not say we are making sunflower seed butter for them. I am sure you understand
why I need to be so unclear."
Hmmmm......
[This message has been edited by Mama S (edited February 09, 2004).]

Posted on: Mon, 02/09/2004 - 4:32am
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I just bought that product at Trader Joe's...says it's peanut/tree nut free...but I'm still so scared to give it to my pa child! I tasted it myself -it's pretty good.
Anyone given it to their child yet???
Stacey

Posted on: Mon, 02/09/2004 - 6:49am
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Thanks for posting this Cheryl! I picked some up for myself. I haven't tried it yet as I want to wait until my son is at school. He is very allergic to sunflower seeds and I don't want to eat it around him. I am hoping it will be a product I can indulge in w/o him having any reactions if I clean up really well.
Boy, that response from Sunbutter sure sounds like it is their product.

Posted on: Sun, 02/15/2004 - 3:09pm
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Cheryl,
Great find! Bought some at TJ's and it's delicious!
So glad we have this option [i]locally[/i] now...

Posted on: Sun, 02/15/2004 - 11:53pm
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Quote:Originally posted by Mama S:
[b]I sent an email to the makers of Sunbutter point blank asking them if they are making the sunbutter for Trader Joe's and labeling it as being Trader Joe's product. This is the response I got from them:
"Dear ____________,
We are not able to disclose if we are making sunflower seed butter from Trader
Joe's because we have signed an agreement with Trader Joe's that says we will
not say we are making sunflower seed butter for them. I am sure you understand
why I need to be so unclear."
Hmmmm......
[This message has been edited by Mama S (edited February 09, 2004).][/b]
If they werent making it, why would they have any signed agreement with Trader Joes??? I think they answered that question!

Posted on: Fri, 02/27/2004 - 4:53am
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Do you mind sharing what part of the country you live in? I went to my local Trader Joe's to ask for the product and they said they don't sell anything like it [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
They looked it up in the computer and then told me that if one store has it they all have it, which obviously isn't true if people here are buying it. I live in the Boston area.
Thanks

Posted on: Fri, 02/27/2004 - 5:59am
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I also went to my local Trader Joe's and they didn't have any Sunbutter. She said she hadn't heard of it before. I live in the Cincinnati area.

Posted on: Fri, 02/27/2004 - 6:14am
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I bought it at a Trader Joes in Southern California. I think many of us who bought it at T.J.'s live on the West Coast.

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