It’s back to school time and time to make lunches again, already! Lunches are such a chore, especially in this day and age where so many children have peanut allergies. Peanut butter was always a staple at my house. I don’t even remember knowing anyone who was allergic to peanuts. Even when my boys were in school, there wasn’t a peanut concern. Everyone loved peanut butter, peanut butter and jam or peanut butter and banana sandwiches. Now, with my daughter going into her senior year of kindergarten, we will again have to stop serving peanut butter for the year. There is a peanut allergy sufferer in the school she attends so peanut butter isn’t an option, rightly so. My daughter won’t eat sliced meat, I can’t say I blame her, it’s not very appetizing after sitting in a lunch box all morning. Even with the ice pack, it just doesn’t appeal to her. I have tried so many ideas for sandwiches but nothing ever suits. The peanut allergy at school was driving me nuts! She loves her peanut butter! So, I went on a “fake” peanut butter hunt. They make a replacement or fake everything else, I knew they must make something to replace peanut butter. I searched a few stores and I didn’t find anything, then I was in the health food isle of my local Metro store and right beside the natural peanut butter, sat a jar of WOW Butter. I thanked my lucky stars for finding such a product, I read the label to make sure it was actually an edible food product and headed to the cash. Start the car! I was so excited K was going to get her favorite sandwich at school the next day.
When I arrived home, I read the jar label a little closer and WOW Butter is actually gluten-free too. Instead of peanuts, WOW Butter is made with non-GMO Canadian toasted soy. There’s no added colouring and is a source of omega-3 polyunsaturates. WOW Butter sounded like it would be as healthy as peanut butter. Looking at the jar, I found if you peeled back the top label, there were sixteen school lunch stickers underneath. Fantastic! I wouldn’t even have to write on the sandwich container that the sandwich is “peanut free.” Just peel and stick the “100% Peanut Free” label onto the container.
The true test was about to happen when I opened the jar to see what the WOW Butter would look like. It had to look like real peanut butter, anything else wouldn’t be acceptable to K. Looking at the opened jar of WOW Butter, I would have to say, yes, it did look like peanut butter, maybe a little thicker but close enough that K wouldn’t notice the difference. Using a spoon I tasted the WOW Butter, it did have that roasted peanut flavor and was fairly creamy. It would definitely do the job replacing the peanut butter on K’s lunch. Since it received the Mommy seal of approval, I made K a sandwich using the WOW Butter. I was expecting a fuss to be made when she seen the fake peanut butter sandwich. She sat down and ate a half of sandwich and never said a word! I don’t like tricking my little one, so I did explain that it wasn’t peanut butter but it was WOW Butter and she could take it on her lunch now. K hugged me and told me I was the best mommy in the world! That meant WOW Butter just got its Kid seal of approval!
WOWBUTTER tastes just like peanut butter!
100% Peanut Free
No added colour
Made in a 100% Peanut, Gluten and Dairy Free Facility
Made with Non-GMO Canadian Toasted Soy
Don’t let the peanut allergy at school drive you nuts! Wow Butter made this mom a happy camper.
Disclosure: I did not receive compensation for this review. All opinions are my own.