I don’t remember the last time we had peanut butter in our house, we don’t have nut allergies but it is something I never really think about buying as it’s not the healthiest option – but I do miss it at times. I’ve been taste testing a unique product in Australia, it’s FreeNut Butter and comes from a brand named Eskal.
First of all, I love the name! I have offered Mr Lace a few sandwhiches just so I can say, “Would you like a FreeNut Butter sandwhich?” Yes, I am amused easily, but clever ideas will always make me smile.
As you have probably guessed by now, this spread is nut free, and for those with other dietary concerns it is also gluten and dairy free. With peanuts missing from the ingredient list, there has to be something to replace them – that’s ground roasted sunflower seeds.
Interestingly enough, if I didn’t know this was FreeNut Butter (had to say that again), I would probably have said it WAS Peanut Butter. Not exactly the same in taste as the original, but close enough that those of you with allergies will be happy little campers.
It comes in two varieties, with smooth or crunchy. I was always a smooth girl but for this spread I’ve converted to crunchy. Allergies or no allergies, this is quickly getting eaten up in my house and honestly I think I will repurchase.
Healthier than regular peanut butter, it has less saturated fat (1.3g per 20g serve) and is high in protein and nutrients making it health friendly too.
The only person who is not a fan is my three year old, but he hates peanut butter so he is not the best person to ask. “Mummy, that’s dis-gust-ing.” Well, that’s just more for the rest of us.
With peanut allergies becoming common place, you can feel safe with your little jar of FreeNut Butter.
Eskal FreeNut Butter is available in selected Coles and Woolworths stores RRP $5.69 for a 450g jar.
For more information, please visit www.trialiafoods.com.au/eskal