I’m not really the type of person who is into trying new things all of the time due to past experiences, and food is no different. A few years ago, I had soy milk for the first time. Now, the only soy milk I actually like is Silk. Earlier this year, I tried rice cheese because I’m not supposed to eat cheese, and soy cheese contains yeast. Rice cheese tastes like plastic. From there, I decided that it was official: Nothing tastes better than the real thing except for the real thing.
However, Sunbutter is really good. It’s a nut-free1 and gluten-free sunflower seed spread. I guess it’s a twist to peanut butter. It has a lot of sunflower seed taste in it, so if you dislike sunflower seeds, you probably won’t like Sunbutter.
Here’s what I like about it:
- Creamy Sunbutter has the same texture as creamy peanut butter. No need to stir or heat up to make it creamier; it’s perfect just the way it is.
- I can eat it like peanut butter. Have you ever put your spoon into peanut butter and just… ate it? I used to do that. Then, two years ago, I had to stop doing that because I have an anaphylactic respiratory reaction. It’s quite horrid, and I’ve been thankful that my inhaler worked the last few times. Now I avoid nuts like the plague. Anyways,
fourall of the five 1.1 oz squeeze packs of Sunbutter that I won from Christine are gone because I used one on a sandwich and just ate the rest plain… I intend to use my coupon very soon!
- It’s natural! Sunbutter’s a natural product, so that’s another plus for me! I can’t have things that are processed and contain x amount of artificial flavors and ingredients (5 proteins from this, 5 oils from that…).
- 1.1 oz = 2 Tbsp = 1 meat/meat alternative. I have to find protein elsewhere sometimes, since I’m not supposed to eat leftover meat (due to the mold allergy).
Sunbutter meets my allergy needs, and because I like it, I now have a replacement! Look for and expect some recipes in the future containing this stuff, as I cannot wait to start making some snacks and things I can actually eat! It’s difficult finding foods I can eat with my mold-free, yeast-free, dairy-free and nut-free diet needs. Sometimes I splurge, like when I had a cheeseburger and fries with ketchup from Braum’s for breakfast/lunch2.
…anyone know how to make peanut butter pops of any kind? I can just make Sunbutter ones… Or maybe I’ll make Sunbutter granola bar things that can be eaten in bulk.
This is addicting.
- Both tree nut and peanut! ↩
- Because it’s good to give into temptation rather than to continue ignoring it. Otherwise, when you get it, you may over splurge and eat too much of something you shouldn’t have. …unless you could die. Molds and yeasts just make me cough and sneeze and so on… Not as bad as peanut butter. If you can give into it, perhaps it’ll feel like a party in your mouth. ↩