I'm trying out some new foods, recipes, and products in my home. Buying habit ruts are pretty easy to slip in to! So to help me experiement with new stuff, I'm starting a new series on Mom Starting From Scratch called, "I Tried It!". As always, I'll be honest in my reviews from a regular, suburban, mini-van driving mom standpoint.
My daughter's school is "nut-free" as most are, but my 12 year old loooooves peanut butter sandwiches for lunch. So we found a great alternative called, "Pea-Butter". A really close alternative! It's kinda freaky, actually. If you didn't tell someone it was made of peas, I'm sure they'd just think it was peanut butter.
But it can be hard to find, and the last time I was grocery shopping, Superstore didn't stock it. No worries, there was another peanut buttery looking spread, called Sunbutter Spread.
I brought it home, opened the jar, gave it a taste, and whoa.
I didn't like it.
It tasted like Sunflower Seeds. But instead of the flavour you get from eating sunflower seeds one at a time, it tasted like MILLIONS of sunflower seeds at once. Who knew sunflower seeds had such a strong, acrid flavour?
My 12 yr old didn't like it either, and putting it on bread and hiding it with jam didn't help.
That's okay - I decided to use up some Special K cereal and turn them into Sunbutter Cereal Balls. I added honey, cranberries,and coconut. Sounds pretty yummy!
They're still sitting in the fridge. Reminding me that when you pack that many sunflower seeds together to make a spread, there's just no fooling anybody.