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19 May 2010, Comments (2)

School Safe SoyButter

Author: Healthnuttxo

School Safe SoyButter is advertised to be school friendly because it is nut free, and more important, peanut free. I remember when I was in school not being allowed to eat peanut butter sandwiches sometimes because of kids who had allergies (which totally stinks! I love peanut butter!!). According to the website, “Forget anything you’ve tried before, there is no comparison! Our SoyButter tastes as good if not BETTER than Peanut Butter… you won’t believe it’s NOT peanut butter!”

Well- I don’t think ANYTHING can taste better than peanut butter, but I’ll give it a shot 😉

The company sent me a jar of their creamy soy butter, but it also comes in chunky. Each jar is all natural, gluten free, dairy free, nut free, and a good source of Omega’s. This particular jar was also processed in Canada. Cool! 🙂

I opened the jar and it honestly does look JUST like peanut butter. The texture and appearance resembles Jif or Skippy peanut butter. NO separation of oil whatsoever, and was very thick and creamy.

So it looks like peanut butter… But how does it taste?

Yummy! But not like peanut butter. It doesn’t taste like peanut butter really at all. But, it’s still really good! It’s a sweeter nut butter, but also rich too. Even though it’s made with soy, there isn’t an overpowering soynut taste- it’s actually quite delicious. It has a little bit of a bitter/salty aftertaste as well. I think it would be really good warmed on toast or even with some jelly for a PeanutButter (oops!) SoyButter &Jelly Sandwich!

Overall, I give it 4 stars. Although the jar claims “Wow! Tastes just like peanut butter!”, it doesn’t. Although, it does taste really good, so you should still give it a shot! There is, however, 4 grams of sugar per 2 Tbsp, seeing as there is added cane sugar. But I do like that it’s creamy and rich, and provides protein, fiber, and healthy fats like Omega’s. I’ll keep this in my nut/seed butter rotation! 🙂

2 Tablespoons is 200 calories, 15 grams of fat, 8 carbohydrates, 4 grams of sugar and 7 grams of protein. There is also 7.5 grams of Omega-6 and 1.5 grams of Omega-3 per serving.

Canadian Toasted Soy, Soy Oil, Granulated Cane Sugar, Monoglyceride (from vegetable oil), Sea Salt.

18 Feb 2010, Comments (5)

Kettle Foods Cashew Butter

Author: Healthnuttxo

Did that say, Cashew Butter? Because it really should have said Cashew Better (I have lame jokes, but oh well.  😛 )

Seriously. I have had my share of bad nut butters in the past. In fact, I remember buying a cashew butter a few years ago. I went to the store with my mom, and I remember being SO excited when I spotted some cashew butter. Obviously, peanut butter has my heart, but my favorite 2 nuts are pecans and cashews (hey- how come they don’t have pecan butter??). So, I came home with the jar, took a big spoonful of it, and YUCK. It was horrible! Pasty, no flavor, and just wrong wrong wrong.

But then- Kettle Foods sent me a jar of their Cashew Butter. I was skeptical, hesistant even. Would this taste the same? I dipped my knife in after stirring it up a bit, and…

YUMMY! It was so creamy and really tasted like someone took fresh, buttery cashews and grounded them up into this nut butter. It tasted like it had salt-but there was NON added!! Honestly, you don’t miss it a bit! It has a sweet aftertaste to it as well.  I was perfectly content with the combination of spoon + jar +Lisa’s mouth= one happy camper!

Overall, this nut butter is really excellent. It gets 4 1/2 stars in my book. Honestly, if you can’t have peanut butter for whatever reason , and are looking for alternatives, look no further than Kettle Food’s Cashew Butter!

1 oz (about 2 Tbs) is 160 calories, 14 grams of fat, 8 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, and 5 grams of protein.

Cashews, Sunflower and/or Safflower oil. (I always love the foods that taste awesome with the short ingredient list- connection, perhaps? 🙂 )

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