School is almost out and if you have kids trotting off to summer school or summer camps, you know that packing lunches and care packages can be a challenge, especially with food restrictions and allergies. Indeed, due to the serious allergic reactions many have to completely avoid peanut butter and other nut products, many summer camps and schools have instituted an out and out ban on products like peanut butter, making healthy choices a little more complicated.
I have always been a little skeptical of “replacement” products or substitutes. Chicory instead of coffee? Bleah. Carob, despite the earnest promises of hippies everywhere, is a poor substitute for chocolate. And so on.
But replacing peanut butter for a delicious understudy is not only a matter of taste, it is a matter of life and death for some, and in many cases you have no choice.
WOWBUTTER is a safe-for-school peanut butter replacement that may be just what the doctor ordered. Not only does it look like PB, it tastes amazing; not exactly the same as peanut butter, but delicious on its own right; creamy, easy to spread and tasting of toasted nuts. And you can easily make your favourite PB cookies with WOWBUTTER too.
This is a great way to get the health benefits of soy without any kicking or screaming. In each 32 g (2 tbsp) serving you get 7 g of soy protein, one of the only plant-based proteins that is a complete protein, containing significant amounts of all 9 essential amino acids. It is also a great source of iron, zinc, phosphorous, magnesium, calcium and B vitamins. Each serving has 1200 mg of OMEGA-3 essential oils (peanut butter has none!), 4 g of fiber, 0 g trans fat ,0 cholesterol and only 4 g of cane sugar. Gluten free, dairy free and Kosher, it almost seems too good to be true, but it gets better.
WOWBUTTER is produced in Southwestern Ontario near Stratford by Hilton Soy Products, a small, family-run business. The Mahon family has been at it for twenty years, growing non-GMO soy on their own and surrounding farms and completing every step of the processing in their own field to table facility. WOWBUTTER doesn’t need to be refrigerated, so it is a great choice where refrigeration facilities do not exist, such as hiking or canoe trips, backpacking or safe on the shelf of a camp dorm.
And the Mahons seem to have thought of everything. Each 500g jar of WOWBUTTER comes with sixteen cool little “100% peanut and nut free” stickers that you can affix to and seal individually wrapped sandwiches. This makes it easier to explain to the powers that be who otherwise might not be convinced that your PB&J is actually a WB&J.