what is in soy nut butter???

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I have been hearing people talk about Soy Nut butter,but I have never seen it. Can anyone give me some information about this product? I know my PA son will not eat it and I am thinking that I would be able to give it to my other children and yet feel safe having it in the house. The only thing is my 2 year old may be confused,but then if it is not seen by him that may work for school lunch. I know she has no nut allergies but could someone tell me the ingredients just to ease my mind?? Also anyone from New York could you please tell me where to get it? Chris will feel it looks to much like peanut butter and that is fine. If he wishes us not to have it in our home that is also fine. I just think it would be so good for us to find somewhere. You probably think I am crazy for this post,but I figure this is the place to ask anything. Thank you claire

On Nov 8, 2000

Here is the list of ingredients on my jar of SoyNut Butter:

roasted soybeans, soybean oil, maltodextrin, soy protein isolate, granulated cane juice, salt, mono and diglycerides (derived from vegetable oil)

This product is made in Barrington, IL and is called I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter - it's available here in Canada so I'm sure it would be available in New York.

It has a label on the front stating it's "Peanut Free!". Be careful which brand you buy, even though your PA son won't be eating it, because some SoyNut Butter brands have cross-contamination issues. A prime example is bulk food stores, where they also make their own PB.

I bought the soy butter at a major grocery chain (IGA), so it looks like it's not just available at specialty stores anymore. I'll see if I can find a contact # or website for you, Claire. Take care, Carolyn

On Nov 8, 2000

I just bought the same product here in Colorado at my local major grocery store. They only started stocking it last month. Sometimes it helps to request a product from the manager - they'll usually get it for you if they don't already have it. Found mine located next to the peanut butter which made me really nervous, but then again it's not for Philip to eat.

On Nov 8, 2000

That is the exact same brand of soy nut butter that I have. I actually live in the next suburb over from where it is made. I bought mine in the health food section of our Dominicks--a grocery store in the Chicago area. You can call The SoyNut Butter Co. at 1-800-288-1012.

Claire. . .I mentioned in another post that I was surprised as to how it tasted. I don't know if it's because I haven't had peanut butter in so long, but it really compared to real peanut butter.

I also mentioned in the other post, that I primarily bought it for myself and my younger non pa son if he wants it. I don't think my younger son is comfortable eating it (since he ran away from me when he saw the jar) and I won't force it on him. Besides that, it's a lot healthier than regular peanut butter. Deanna

On Nov 8, 2000

Claire,

I buy mine at Trader Joe's. I don't know if you have that chain in NY. The product is called "Roasted Soybean Butter", made from roasted soybeans. The ingredients are almost the same as the one Cayley's mom buys. Roasted Soybeans, soybean oil, corn syrup solids, soy protein isolate, evarporated cane juice, salt, mono and diglycerides (derived from vegetable oil). The back of the container says contains no peanuts and 100% soy protein. My non-PA daughter took a soybean butter sandwich to school yesterday and enjoyed it. My almost three year old PA son really loves it. He will often have a sandwich for lunch. This past weekend they ate soybean butter and jelly in between crackers. I am a little nervous about my son confusing it for peanut butter, but that hasn't prevented me from giving it to him yet. There is so little I can think of for lunches that having soybean butter as an alternative really helps.

Claire, I always enjoy reading what you have to say in your posts. I have learned a lot from you. I hope this time I was able to help you. If you can't find the product, like Cindy's Smarties post, I would be more than happy to mail you a jar.

On Nov 9, 2000

Thank you so much to all of you. I am going out searching tonight and I will ask the managers at the stores if I don't find it. I am now wondering maybe a health store. It will be one of my stops if I can't find it anywhere else. I just know my non PA will love it. If you want the truth she has had peanut butter before,but not from home so I know she can have it. I just appreciate all of this information. I am going to get right on this. My daughter hates cold cuts. Only turkey will she take to school. Or she takes cheese sandwiches with nothing on it. I feel she needs more. This will be great thank you to everyone again. Claire

On Nov 9, 2000

I'm struggling with this a little--It looks and tastes so much like pnbutter. I'm worried about introducing it to my 3 y.o. son (soynut butter on toast, soynutbutter cookies) that he may get too comfortable with it and "slip up" when he's not under my supervision. Any feelings about this from anyone else??

I found it a my local grocery store also and was very excited about it. But now that I've had it in my house for a few days, I've been rethinking...It's sold RIGHT NEXT to pnbutter, almost mixed in and the jars are nearly the same.

On Nov 9, 2000

suzylou, You have the same thing in your head as myself. The only difference is Christopher if 14 and I know that it will be fine obviously he will not even go near it. I am sure it will look to much like Peanut butter. My 2 year old I will not even allow to see it. It is going to be for my 9 year old whom I am positive loves and can have nuts. My 2 year old would be confused I am sure so I shall keep it away from him. I just think it would be great for her lunches and I fix them before he gets up in the morning and after Chris has gone. Actually I would not have bought it i am sure when he was 3 because of confusion.I am excited about finding it now however and am going to get some. Thank you again Claire

On Nov 9, 2000

suzylou, I also agree with you. Some of my family members have told me about this product, but I am also afraid my 19 month old would later confuse it with the real thing. I think for my family, we will avoid using it at least until she is old enough to understand the difference.

On Nov 9, 2000

My 13 yr old loves soy butter and jelly sandwiches. We also have used it to make "no bake cookies" that are traditionally made with peanut butter, cocoa, and oatmeal. We used to buy almond butter, until the brand I bought suddenly stated that it was made on shared eqipment with peanuts. Really, it was way too expensive, anyway, and she likes the soy just as well.

On Nov 9, 2000

Beth, you mentioned making cookies with soybean butter. Have you ever tried a peanut butter cookies recipe and substituted soybean butter. Do you use the same amount?

On Nov 9, 2000

Beth, I want to thank you for your post about those cookies. I was finishing my dinner tongight and asked Chris to check this thread while I was sitting close and he could read me some responses. I love what you said about the cookies. Even if Chris doesn't want to eat them at least i will know the others are enjoying something that will not hurt him. I talked to him after reading your letter and asked him if he would mind me buying this product. He says I can buy it but he will prefer not eating it. I think this was so wonderful for him to read about your 13 year old. I did not get to the store tonight because my 2 year old fell asleep at the dinner table so I did not dare to venture out in fear of him waking and being miserable. I will definetly go tomorrow. My whole family says they will buy this product because they do not bring peanut butter into their home in case of Chris coming over. We are always at each others homes. Thank you so much. I think the first bite of the soy butter will frighten me with my 2 year old but I will remember it is safe. Thanks again Claire

On Nov 9, 2000

Amy and Claire...glad to help! Yes, you can substitute the soy butter for any PB recipe, as far as I know. Funny thing is, all this talk about the soy butter, I checked our supply and it is almost gone. I went to the grocery store where I bought it before (I think) and it is nowhere to be found. Great, now I get to go on a hunt to find it again, too. The brand I have is "Morningstar Farms Roasted Soy Butter" It also has on the label that it contains no peanuts. The label mentions "Worthington Foods, Inc. Worthington, OH" Beth

On Nov 9, 2000

I also wondered (no pun intended!) about this "Soy Wonder" Butter. I found the website with it listed under products information. Here is the link: [url="http://www.treeoflife.com/"]http://www.treeoflife.com/[/url]

I wrote to them asking about the possibility of cross-contamination since they make a peanut spread called "peanut wonder". Here's their response: ~~~~~~ Dear Diane -

Thank you for your e-mail regarding our Soy Wonder Product. Rest assured, this product is not produced in the same plant as our Peanut Wonder product. The plant that produces Soy Wonder does not process any other peanut or nut items. Those with allergies to peanuts can enjoy our product Soy Wonder.

Ellie Bottomley Tree of Life Product Manager [email]bottomle@treeoflife.com[/email]

~~~~~~ Hope this helps! I haven't gotten any yet. I wanted to wait until my 4 yr. old PA daughter got alittle older so she can understand that this isn't really PB and to know the difference...that most brown sandwich spreads really is the stuff you stay away from.

On Nov 10, 2000

HI Diane, I went out tongight and got the wonder soy. Well on the way home christopher asked me to please check with his doctor before he would even consider trying any. I will do that next week. My daughter tried some and said that it is o.k. I did not enjoy the taste at all. I am almost wondering if it has anything with the fact that i am in no way a vegitarian. just a wonder. I am determined to make it work for me somehow. thank you so much for the information. I found it right at my grocery store. They did have one brand that had nuts in it. I made sure I got the correct one. Well take care and enjoy the weekend. Claire

On Nov 11, 2000

Thanks for all the info on soy nut butter. I am going to the store today and am going to look for it. I will probably start out using it for baking as I don't think my 2 1/2 year old will understand that there is a difference between that and peanut butter if he were to run accross it. Am still concerned though that if he thinks that all cookies at home are safe, then all cookies where ever he goes will be safe. Anxious for him to get a little older so he will understand why he just can't pick up desserts and eat them without asking me about them first! I am a very paranoid and over protective mother when it comes to his PA!

On Nov 11, 2000

I just bought soybean butter at Trader Joe's. The kids liked it! I felt like a "normal" mother making them the equivalent to pb&j sandwiches. How handy! I personally thought it was gross, but as long as they like it, that's all that matters. My son is 5 and would know not to eat peanutbutter.

On Nov 12, 2000

Just to let people know, I made soybean butter cookies this weekend. My PA son loved them as did I. I followed a peanut butter cookie recipe I had but substituted the same of amount of soybean butter for peanut butter. The cookies were yummy still warm but for some reason, as soon as they cooled off, they hardened. Then they were gross. I think the key may be to undercook the cookies.When I did that, they didn't seem to harden as much. I also microwaved one of the cookies today and again, once warmed they were tasty and less hard.

On Nov 12, 2000

Thanks for the info on the cookies, Amy. I've been wondering how a baked soybutter cookie would be. Back in my PB cookie baking days, I always cooked them lower than the specified temp. (usually 300 deg), and for a minute or two less than the specified time. They always came out chewy this way, even when cooled. Thanks again for your post regarding this. Now if I could just find an afternoon to devote to baking.... one forgets how long it takes to bake tray after tray of cookies! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Nov 13, 2000

What a wonderful topic! After reading this over the weekend I to went out and found soy butter. my 7 year old is in heaven that he can have something like peanut butter. Even my 8 yr old Non PA daughter liked it. I to was worried that Axel might mistake peanut butter for the soy butter so we told him it was only to have as a treat at home and only if mommy, daddy, or nana (who lives with us) fixes it for him. Also didn't want the school to get confused with it looking so much like peanut butter. christyn

On Nov 13, 2000

Cayley's mom - thanks for the tip. I would like to try making these cookies again and will use your suggestions. If I can get the finished product to be a little chewier, these will be a great hit and a wonderful alternative for my family.

On Nov 17, 2000

Hey! I've never seen soy butter in the stores, but, having used Worthington Foods products for years, I would be totally comfortable in buying their brand. However, we've been making our own "soy butter" sandwich spread. All you have to do is buy dried soybeans, cook them like you do any other dried beans, only a little longer, then grind the cooked beans up in your food processor. I like it with nothing but a little salt added, but you can add just about anything to it for flavoring. Haven't tried using it as a peanut butter substitute in baked goods - since PB has a lot of fat, I think you might have to add a little oil or shortening to the recipe.

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