Even if your kids don't have peanut allergies, you will still need to be cautious of peanuts if your children are around others that do have peanut allergies (play-dates , school, parks, etc). i heard about Sunbutter from a website that recommends foods without peanuts. When my daughters started preschool, I learned that one of her classmates has a peanut allergy and so when the kids would go on field trips and would need to pack a non-perishables lunch, I could only think of peanut butter and jelly. After some research, I discovered Sunbutter. Discovering it was one thing, tasting it, i thought it would be something else. I have to admit, it tastes summarily to peanut butter, but a lighter nut..actually...seed taste. My kids and I love it on bread, toast, crackers, bagels and celery. My husband, Mr "I only like Jiffy creamy peanut butter", likes it too. I feel good about having an alternative for my daughter to take to school and not have to worry about send another kid to the hospital.