Monday, February 27, 2006

One VERY HAPPY Girl!!!!!!!!!!

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Snicker's bars, PB&J sandwiches, peanut butter toast, peanut butter on apples, peanuts, my grandmother's peanut blossom cookies and "buckeyes" are some of my favorite foods. I have not had any of these things in twelve years!!!!

Yes, I have a peanut allergy. It hasn't always been this way. One day at the young age of 21, I was eating homemade peanut butter cookies and my throat felt like it was trying to swell shut. So, what do I do? A few days later, I eat another peanut butter cookie. Same thing happened, so this time I took it seriously.

This past Sunday, a very thoughtful friend at church gave me a jar of Soy Wonder butter and told me to try it. I thought it was kind of her to remember my allergy since we had talked about it several months ago.

Monday at lunch, the kids were eating their REAL peanut butter crackers and I hesitantly got the Soy Wonder out and started to check it out. My first thought is "this can't possibly taste like peanut butter, it is made of soybeans. YUCK!!!" I started to mix it up and it began to LOOK and SMELL like peanut butter. The next step was to try it. This step did not come easy! I am the type of person who if something like PB has the potential to kill me, I am not going to try something that looks and smells like it even though it is not. My heart was pounding, I was shaking and very nervous as I lifted the cracker with Soy Wonder to my mouth and I took the first bite. I sat and waited with the Benadryl beside me to see if I was going to die.

I DIDN'T!!! And on top of that it was EXCELLENT!!!!! Why have I waited 12 years for this!!!! With tears of excitement in my eyes I proudly chowed down!!!! (another positive to Soy Wonder is that it is lower in calories and fat than peanut butter).

I am now trying to figure out if I can bake with the product. I am a VERY HAPPY GIRL!!! Thank you Joy for bringing Joy to my day today!!!


Blueeyes said...

Congrats on the new & improved Peanut Butter!! I know what you mean.....Once I found out I was diabetic anything made with slenda was a God-send! Soy peanut butter is actually pretty good!!!! Congrats on your new food!

Mark said...

Sharon, I wonder if grandma or mom can use it in peanut butter blossoms??

Glad to hear you have an alternative!


Rebeccalynn_dj said...

I'm glad you like it. I was worried when i saw it but it must be better

Heather said...

Hip, hip hooray....Yipeee

Amber said...

I'm so glad you can now indulge in something that everyone else enjoys just as well. Great product!!!