Thursday, July 14, 2016

Peanut-free Nut Butter Giveaway!!

I'm not allergic to peanut butter (or any foods, actually), and for that, I am eternally grateful to the universe. Peanut butter is right up there with pizza and french fries and ramen as a favorite food. I probably eat something peanut butter-flavored or with straight-up peanut butter at least every other day. Sometimes, I just dip my finger in the jar.


So I'll admit I was a little hesitant to believe that Wowbutter, a peanut-free toasted soynut butter, could be as good as (or better than) peanut butter. I love all nut butters, but not all nut butters are created equal. And, in my humble opinion, peanut butter has always reigned supreme over almond, cashew, hazelnut, or any other nut butter. But the folks at Wowbutter offered to send me a few sample jars, and I WAS BLOWN AWAY. IT'S SO GOOD, Y'ALL!

This toasty, creamy, sweet 'n' slightly salty nut butter is designed to be safe for schools since so many kids are allergic to peanut butter these days (what's up with that anyway?). I'm kid-free, and my house is a total peanut butter zone, so the safety isn't a concern for me. But I can see where this would be handy for parents. It's also gluten-free and gmo-free, and each serving has 7 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber, and a healthy dose of omega-3s.


The most amazing thing is the flavor. It's so toasty! I've eaten straight soy nuts before, and they're good. Not as good as peanuts. And that's why I wasn't expecting the flavor of Wowbutter to be so impressive. But I daresay that I think it's — gasp — better than peanut butter. At least, that's how I'm feeling lately. I cannot stop eating this stuff. I've been spreading it on sandwich thins before runs, eating it on bananas, adding it to smoothies. It's just so good. There's something about it that reminds me of the PB of my childhood, back when we all used to eat Peter Pan or Jif or one of those hydrogenated oil-containing peanut butters. But Wowbutter is totally free hydrogenated oils and trans fats, and the sugar used is cane sugar.

Since they sent me several jars, I'd like to give one away to a lucky reader! Leave me a comment here about your favorite use of nut butter, and I'll randomly choose a winner. U.S. readers only, please (because international shipping isn't in my budget right now!). Contest runs through Sunday night (July 17th). BE SURE TO INCLUDE AN EMAIL ADDRESS (unless you know I know how to contact you — like through another blog or if we're FB friends).

36 comments:

Chris said...

I love to make peanut butter toast! I like to put the buttered toast back in the warm toaster for a couple minutes to make the nut butter extra melty.

Unknown said...

I wouldn't call that allergen free. I'm allergic to soy.

Beverlee said...

I love to put peanut butter on a toasted cinnamon sugar bagel. Yum! :)

Monica said...

homemade cinnamon almond butter on toast with some agave drizzled on top and sprinkled with crazy amount of cinnamon!!

Mattie Sue said...

I looove dipping pretzels in peanut butter, or spreading some on cookies ��

Anna B. said...

My favorite use of nut butter is spreading it on a banana! Or over cold noodles as a peanut sauce! Anna B. (lumpy_lump_in_my_oatmeal at yahoo dot com)

Anonymous said...

on a piece of really good bread - yummy!

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Mariah Gruner said...

I love added a hefty spoon of peanut butter to my banana n'ice cream!

girlrunner said...

In my oatmeal!

Kayla said...

I love peanut butter! My favorite use lately has been in a sweet potato peanut sauce for dipping veggies!

Melissa said...

I love making peanut butter balls with natural peanut butter, chopped dates, and oats. Yum!

Anonymous said...

On pretzel rolls from Costco with strawberry jam!
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bitt said...

On a date. (The fruit or the romantic kind I guess could work)

Rachel R. said...

I eat peanut butter every morning on either a bagel or english muffin for breakfast every day!

Dennis said...

i have one of those in the fridge.. its pretty good... i like to dip celery sticks and eat it as a snack

Sheridan said...

I'm gonna have to go with a good ol' PB & J sandwich! So classic and good!!

Autumn Jones said...

smoothies!

Dara said...

I love peanut butter and banana toast!

JW said...

Peanut butter toast with a drizzle of honey on top is my fav. And I agree with you generally that PB is hard to beat even though I like most of the other nut butters. That said, I think sunflower butter is possibly even better. So rich and creamy. I don't know if that's cheating because it's a seed and not a nut, but then again peanuts aren't nuts. Hope I win :-) (jeffreymwatts2@gmail.com)

Amber Anna said...

On basically anything, but honestly, I love it straight out of the jar the best! True story: I once sleep ate an entire jar of peanut butter. Woke up with the spoon stuck in my hair and the empty jar clutched in my arms.

Michelle said...

Ohhh, this sounds yummy and I haven't heard of it before! My daughter has severe peanut and treenut allergies, so we are totally stuck in sunbutter land in my house (which I like, but...I miss peanut butter!) I like to make little snacks with medjool dates stuffed with Sunbutter. Peanut butter cookies are my favorite use of PB though! michelle (at) myzoetrope (dot) com

Secluded Brumus said...

I'm a big peanut butter and jelly sandwich fan.

Anonymous said...

I put it in my smoothies almost every day but my favorite special way to use it is to make buckeyes for my boyfriend! jtdlt10 at gmail

jennifer said...

straight out of the jar is my favorite! but I do love a pb&j and peanut butter cookies are probably my favorite!

Erika said...

Ooh, I'd love to try this as I've been allergic to peanuts my whole life. My favorite uses for nut butter (almond in my case) are in a sauce with noodles and fresh veggies, in a smoothie, or just on top of a banana!

Melinda Jankowiak said...

Warmed in the microwave with a wee bit of my sisters home canned Kentucky Bar Fight jam then drizzled over nice cream! Perfect hot summer day treat.

Michelle said...

I love peanut butter cookies, so most of my peanut butter goes into making those! I also LOVE peanut butter spread on crumpets.

Jennifer said...

I am always paying attention to these non-peanut spreads. Just incase my kids have to go to a peanut-free school, or you know, they are allergic. Besides that, let's face it, it is always good to switch things up once in a while to get a variety of foods.

Diana @ VeggieNextDoor said...

As a dip for pretzels. I need to start trying nut free butters for my daughter - she is just a baby but once she's bug enough her daycare is nut-free!

Meredith said...

I eat it straight from the jar :)
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Serena Powell said...

I've actually never tried anything other than peanut butter. However, I absolutely love PB&J sandwiches, so I would try replacing the peanut butter with it.


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Unknown said...

I love almond butter in my smoothies, and peanut butter on baby carrots!
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Diana Cote said...

Me & my daughter love to eat it with apple slices, on crackers and I also enjoy it on a pb&j sammy.

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John Young said...

I make a bad ass peanut sesame noodles.
sesame oil, peanut butter, sesame paste, garlic,crushed red pepper, a bit of tahini and a little water to thin out, blenderize it, toss with noodle of choice and add whatever veg you've got in the fridge.
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Anonymous said...

I know the contest is over but wow this product looks amazing!!!!!!!! I sadly have horrifying food allergies (the kind that kill you). They were what led me to my vegan diet actually (though I love vegan food and not eating animals tbh!). I've also had to follow a histamine restriction diet which is brutal. Every pleasure food is NO. No chocolate. No fermented products (salad dressing how!!!). No berries (there is no god). No gluten (URGH all my fake meat+++). No tomatoes (KETCHUP, pasta, goodbye). No "Natural Flavors" (which in America, is in EVERYTHING DAMNIT!). It's ROUGH. *^*

BUT I CAN EAT SOY. Soy is my friend as long as it's not some processed craziness. This looks like...I might be able to eat it. I am almost crying because the last time I ate a spread like this...I can't even remember. I am not allowed to have nuts which is horrible. I used to love almonds, cashews, peanuts, macadamia nuts, and pistachios so much. *^* No peanut butter!!!!!! But I can have soy! I am going to look into this right away. I'd be so happy if I could eat it! I'd make smoothies with it...omg I'd do so much with it! But first I'd do what I used to do when I was little - just dip a spoon into it and nom one big spoonful yum. I hope the ingredients are okay! *crosses fingers*