FYI to anyone using Soy Wonder

Posted on: Tue, 08/13/2002 - 8:28am
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pMy son has been eating Soy Wonder forbr /
several years and really likes it. I hadbr /
e-mailed the company a long time ago andbr /
asked about the safety of their productbr /
since there is also a Peanut Wonder. Theybr /
assured me that the Soy Wonder was made inbr /
a plant hundreds of miles from the peanutbr /
plant and that it was safe. Well, todaybr /
we were shopping in our natural foods department and looking for Soy Wonder. Theybr /
are changing to a different kind. It is nowbr /
in a glass jar and looks different (very unappealing color, the lady working in the store said it looks homogonized since there is no oil seperation like the original Soybr /
Wonder). I had the jar and looked at thebr /
label. Sure enough it says, "May containbr /
trace amounts of nuts or peanuts." I just called the company and the person who answered the phone said she thinks they are discontinuing the original kind (this is also what the lady at our grocery store said). The original one was distributed by Tree of Life (that is who I called 1-800-999-4200) and the new kind says the company is Wessanen (1-904-810-2494), they both are in St. Augustine, FL. After talking to the lady who answered the phone she transferred me to someone else but they were not there so I left a message with my phone number. I'll post again if there is any additional information from this person. I just wanted you all to be aware that the new kind has been changed. There were still 5 jars of the original kind on the shelf at our store so I bought them all. You may want to check your own store quick before it's completely discontinued. It's too bad that company's just can't leave well enough alone. This has happened to us (and to all of you I am sure) sooo many times over the years. I can think of Tofutti, Cutie Bars, Chips Ahoy, Oreos ect. They are perfectly fine and safe and then you see a commerical advertising a new peanut butter flavor. Makes me crazy!! Does anyone know how to make your own soy butter?/p
pP.S. I know some of you don't even buy soybr /
butter because it looks so much like peanut butter. But, for us it has been fine. Webr /
keep no peanut butter in the house, our kidsbr /
are homeschooled too so there is no threatbr /
of them eating elsewhere without mom or dadbr /
and eating peanut butter by mistake thinkingbr /
it's soy butter. Just thought I'd add thisbr /
in. /p
p[This message has been edited by ihatepeanuts (edited August 13, 2002).]/p

Posted on: Tue, 08/13/2002 - 10:43am
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Thanks for the tip!
Look into I.M. Healthy's Soy Nut Butter - Peanut/Nut free and even a chocolate flavor. Website is nutbusters.com

Posted on: Tue, 08/13/2002 - 11:53am
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What is soy wonder? Bread? Butter?

Posted on: Tue, 08/13/2002 - 11:43pm
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A spread made from soy that can be used like peanut butter. Looks very much like pb and sort of tastes like it too.

Posted on: Wed, 08/14/2002 - 9:21am
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Wow...Chicago thank you so much for the
website!!! I am really excited to know
that we will be able to continue using
soy butter! Their prices are better than
at my store even! And they have a chocolate
flavor!?! I bet my son will flip over that!
I am glad you responded because I didn't even know about this website. Thanks again!!
I guess I should have explained Soy Wonder
better. It's just the name of the soy butter from this particular company. It
does look very much like peanut butter but
I don't care for the taste *at all* ~
yuk in my opinion. It is *very* dry. But,
my son loves it.
Tracy
[This message has been edited by ihatepeanuts (edited August 14, 2002).]

Posted on: Mon, 08/19/2002 - 3:46am
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I posted several months ago (probably under the Manufacturers Forum) about this company. I had been using Soy Wonder (although my PA son wouldn't even touch it) for ages, and had never seen Peanut Wonder. After seeing PW, I called the company. It took several phone transfers to Lord-knows-how-many-people until I finally got someone who told me that "of course they were made on shared equipment, they are really the same product - just with different ingredients". When I pointed out to him that the label specified "no peanuts" and shared equipment could be a problem, he said "You know, you're right. I never thought about that". Pretty frustrating, eh?
Anyway, we switched to IM Healthy. Doesn't taste as good, but the peace of mind is worth it.
Amy

Posted on: Mon, 08/19/2002 - 8:00am
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Wow! That is just so amazing! It's
completely opposite of what I had been
told a few years ago. They specifically
told me that the Peanut Wonder plant
was 300 miles away from the Soy Wonder
plant and the two could not possibly
come in contact with each other. Sure
makes you wonder about the Wonder doesn't it? Thanks for the info.
Tracy

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