Sunday, September 28, 2014

Trader Joe's Sunflower Seed Butter

One afternoon on a trip through my beloved grocery chain - the sample of the day involved PB&J sandwiches using Trader Joe's Sunflower Seed Butter. I've seen this nut butter on the shelves, but never quite batted an eyelash as it because I wasn't quite sure how it would taste.
As this is a nut butter, when you open the container the oil and butter are separated. A good stirring easily gets the two combined again for serving.
Straight out of the jar you can taste the distinct natural flavor of sunflower seeds. If you've ever had sunflower seeds then you know that nutty flavor they provide. The nut butter tastes very much of sunflower seeds. Admittedly it is different on the palette if you're not used to the flavor and/or may be expecting a peanut butter taste. It is a slightly bold flavor, but nothing too overwhelming. But if you're making it into a sunflower butter and jam/jelly sandwich ... the sunflower flavor is rather muted by the jam/jelly and not as pungent as it is on its own.
I find it to be rather satisfying and quite delicious to have as an addition to a meal or a snack. Plus it's good to step "outside the box" every once in a while and try something different ... because you never know if you're going to like it (or not)!
A serving is 2 tablespoons, which is 200 calories or 5 points plus values.

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