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jmk says ...
thank god my schools are not nut free - my kids would starve. they love peanut butter, and none of these nut butters are a good substitute. of course, i am not in an affluent school district, so banning something affordable would be a problem indeed.....
08/25/2010 7:24:16 PM CDT
T says ...
Thank you to parents who are avoiding nut butters in school altogether. Many children with peanut allergies are also allergic to tree nuts. Sunflower butter or Soy butter are great alternatives, but the other nut butters also put allergic children at risk. Parents of nut-allergic children really appreciate your understanding.
08/25/2010 8:34:51 PM CDT
Nancy says ...
As one who has been highly allergic to tree nuts and peanuts all my life, I would have to agree with those talking about the allergies to tree nuts as being just as serious. Soy nut butter made in a factory that is not also manufacturing peanuts and tree nuts is a great solution. We who are allergic appreciate that!
08/25/2010 9:40:05 PM CDT
Tam says ...
Many kids who are allergic to peanuts are also allergic to tree nuts... so all nut products are unsafe. A good, safe alternative is Sunbutter (yummy!), which is made from sunflower seeds and produced in a nut-free plant. My son is allergic to peanuts and tree nuts... also three of his classmates have the same allergy.
08/25/2010 9:49:02 PM CDT
Michele says ...
While nut butters are a delicious option, you need to keep in mind that VERY few nut & seed butters are truly peanut free or not processed on shared equipment. I know that this is difficult for the manufacturer because it is extremely difficult (or impossible) to clean the grinders. My biggest challenge is finding a tahini that is peanut free. The is an amazing almond butter called Barney Butter which the Boulder WF does NOT carry. It tastes like Jiff/Skippy type peanut butter & performs well in baking. No hydrog. fats or corn syrup either. Blue Diamond's Almond butter is also peanut-free. I would caution the readers to be aware of a false sense of security when serving (or sending to school) the non-peanut butters.... most really are not peanut safe & could be deadly when shared with a child who is extremely allergic. (I do have a child with a peanut allergy)
08/26/2010 1:47:03 PM CDT
ShaeLee says ...
My kids LOVE peanut butter. Unfortunately, their school is "nut-free" and I know some of the other children are also allergic to seeds. What are my options?
08/31/2010 8:22:26 AM CDT
Dawn says ...
the gluten-free peanut butter cookie recipe is linked to a grilled veggie and tortellini recipe. Argh I'll check back for the peanut butter cookie recipe. thanks!
10/10/2010 12:57:59 PM CDT
Jackie says ...
Pistachio butter sounds like it would be great for kids who are fans of Dr. Suess' Green Eggs & Ham.
05/06/2011 7:08:55 AM CDT
Carol Meyer says ...
Hi, I would like to know if you have a spread like peanut butter, in taste and looks, but is totally " peanut free ". My grandson loves peanut butter sandwiches, but his school is a "peanut free" school. I want to buy him something similar. Thank you, Carol
11/16/2011 6:00:07 PM CST
janejohnson says ...
@Carol I bet we can get your hooked up with something that your grandson would love. I recommend you reach out to your store directly, however. Since Whole Foods sources their products differently from Region to Region, your community Whole Foods may have a particularly well suited product for your needs. The link below will help you identify the contact information for your store. A Team Member there will be happy to chat with you about your peanut-free options for kid's lunches. www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores
11/17/2011 2:14:20 PM CST
Super Girls says ...
your site is very interesting, i have read a few of the articles on your website now..... and i add this site to my bookmarks....
12/28/2011 12:32:09 PM CST
Jose Hernandez says ...
Which of your stores can I purchase pistachio butter.
08/19/2012 4:15:54 PM CDT
nikki.newman says ...
@JOSE - Pistachio butter...YUM! Our products vary at each location so you will need to reach out to your local store. You can find their contact information at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/list.
08/20/2012 10:54:28 AM CDT
venidamarshall says ...
Thank God, somebody understands that people like me can't eat nuts due to digestive problems. I love the fact that I will be able to purchase many of these and assist with my healthy heart and loss of weight. Take Care!!!
10/22/2012 6:10:39 PM CDT
Patrick Schultz says ...
do you sell walnut butter
05/13/2013 7:05:37 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@PATRICK - Most of our stores should have something along these lines but our products can vary between locations. Check with your local store to see what walnut butters they have in stock!
05/14/2013 4:47:48 PM CDT
Judith Schiebout says ...
I wish Whole Foods carried pumpkin seed butter. It is great on their pumpkin bread. I order Omega brand off the internet.
10/01/2013 8:31:45 PM CDT
Sue says ...
I am allergic to sulfties, even small amounts. I'm searching for sunflower seed butter that is unsulphered. Do you know of any? I know Marantha doesn't work for me.
10/05/2014 10:03:00 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@SUE - I would suggest checking with your local store to see what vendors they carry. I was unable to find any online.
10/06/2014 11:46:48 AM CDT
Carolyn Silagy says ...
I have been getting almond Butter from Mrs Greens markets in Westchester County NY for years. Have just moved to Hockessin DE and am already suffering from the lack of access to a food store with machines that simply grind the nuts into butter, nothing else added, . Would love to know if any store within reasonable distance has such a thing??????
03/30/2015 8:30:40 AM CDT

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