How many of you have a child or know someone suffering from peanut allergies? It seems like more and more kids are now being diagnosed with peanut allergies. Many schools are starting to be proactive in either prohibiting peanuts from entering into their schools or having designated peanut free tables/classrooms. Although I think this is a huge step and a comfort to parents, there is definitely more that needs to be done in educating the general population about peanut allergies.
A few weeks ago I read an article about a teen who took a bite of a dessert at a summer camp, and later that evening died as a result of a severe allergic reaction to peanut butter. The girl who was diagnosed with having a peanut allergy, unknowingly bit into a dessert containing peanut butter. And even more heartbreaking, was the fact that her parents who were also there, administered three epinephrine injections into their daughter, and that still could not save her.
After hearing this story, I felt compelled to find out what more I could do in order to educate others about the severity of peanut allergies. No one in my immediate family has peanut allergies, but I do have friends and loved ones whose children have been diagnosed as being allergic to peanuts. Not wanting anyone I know and love to encounter the same faith as the family I read about, I started researching companies that offered alternatives to peanut butter.
During my research, I discovered a company called WOWBUTTER. WOWBUTTER is a creamy soybutter spread that taste similar to peanut butter. It is made from select non-GMO toasted soy, soy oil, granulated cane sugar, monoglyceride (from vegetable oil), and sea salt. The company advertises the product by stating, “WOWBUTTER is the only true Peanut Butter Replacement that meets the taste, texture, and nutrition requirements for all peanut/nut free applications.
Here is some important information regarding WOWBUTTER noted on their website:
WOWBUTTER is simply the better food ingredient choice with:
- 7g SOY PROTEIN per 32g serving – a complete protein source containing all 9 essential amino acids
- 1200mg OMEGA-3 essential oils for good health; peanut butter has 0mg
- 4g FIBER per 32g serving
- Simple ingredients with no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or fillers
- 0g Trans Fat per 32g serving and Cholesterol Free
- 100% Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Gluten Free and Dairy Free
After reading about WOWBUTTER, I decided to contact the company in order to learn more about the product. The folks at WOWBUTTER were excited to tell me more about their product, and agreed to send me free samples in order to try and review. I have to admit, as a peanut butter lover, I was a bit skeptical regarding their claims that their WOWBUTTER tasted like peanut butter. I kept wondering, “How can something made with soy taste like peanut butter?”
So when my WOWBUTTER package arrived, I was excited to try it out. I immediately got a gigantic spoon, and grabbed a spoon full of WOWBUTTER. I took one sniff, and thought how ironic that it actually smelt similar to peanut butter. I took a little nibble, and started smearing the WOWBUTTER inside of my mouth with my tongue. Once again I thought how ironic that this butter actually tasted so similar to peanut butter, when it was actually made from soy. WOWBUTTER actually reminded me of peanut butter made from roasted peanuts. So after taking a few nibbles, I decided to be adventurous, and try the WOWBUTTER on bread with some grape jelly.
After 1 bite of this sandwich, I was sold. WOWBUTTER is definitely an awesome replacement to peanut butter. And what’s also great is that on every container, they add these little stickers for parents to apply to school lunch containers, indicating that the lunch is made from WOWBUTTER , not peanut butter.
This is definitely a product that should be in every household with a peanut allergy. This is also a product that should be used when making food items for people who you aren’t sure whether or not they have a peanut allergy.
Here is a collage for food items I’ve made since sampling WOWBUTTER:
I made WOWBUTTER Energy Bars, WOWBUTTER Soba Noodles, and Banana-Goat Cheese WOWBUTTER Sandwich. It is such a versatile butter, and can be applied in any dish that calls for peanut butter. And honestly, I could not tell the difference in the dishes I made. I will be posting all the recipes of items made with WOWBUTTER in an upcoming post.
The people at WOWBUTTER wants my readers to spread the word about their delicious butter, and has agreed to supply 1 lucky winner with their own case of (6) 1.1lb jars of WOWBUTTER. Entering the giveaway is super easy. All you have to do is follow all of the instructions listed on Rafflecopter.
Peanut allergies can be deadly, and it is up to all of us to do our part to prevent another tragedy like the one I posted to ever happen again.