what is in soy nut butter???

Posted on: Wed, 11/08/2000 - 10:22am
Claire's picture
Joined: 04/19/2000 - 09:00

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

Posted on: Wed, 11/08/2000 - 10:35am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

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

Posted on: Wed, 11/08/2000 - 11:43am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

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.

Posted on: Wed, 11/08/2000 - 11:46am
DMB's picture
Joined: 02/22/2001 - 09:00

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

Posted on: Wed, 11/08/2000 - 11:55am
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Joined: 09/26/2000 - 09:00

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.

Posted on: Wed, 11/08/2000 - 10:59pm
Claire's picture
Joined: 04/19/2000 - 09:00

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

Posted on: Thu, 11/09/2000 - 12:09am
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Joined: 10/12/2000 - 09:00

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.

Posted on: Thu, 11/09/2000 - 1:07am
Claire's picture
Joined: 04/19/2000 - 09:00

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

Posted on: Thu, 11/09/2000 - 1:21am
Stacy's picture
Joined: 10/11/2000 - 09:00

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.

Posted on: Thu, 11/09/2000 - 1:41am
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Joined: 03/06/1999 - 09:00

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.

Posted on: Thu, 11/09/2000 - 10:20am
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Joined: 09/26/2000 - 09:00

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?


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