Sunflower Butter Has Finally Made Its Way To Aldi Shelves

Whether you're allergic to tree nuts or simply looking for a peanut butter alternative, sunflower butter is an excellent option. According to Very Well Fit, sunflower butter is made from sunflower seeds and produced in factories free from cross-contamination by most common food allergens. Though sunflower butter tastes "earthier" than peanut butter, it has a similar texture and can be used in all the same ways.

Sunflower butter brands are nowhere near as well known as peanut butter brands like Jiff and Skippy, but there are still quite a few to choose from. Perhaps the biggest name is SunButter, followed closely by Trader Joe's Sunflower Seed Butter. No surprise there — we all know how Trader Joe's food items tend to have cult followings.

With this peanut butter alternative growing in popularity, of course, Aldi had to jump in on the trend with its own variation of sunflower butter. As you might expect, the internet was thrilled to see the new product hit Aldi shelves.

The internet is loving Aldi's sunflower butter

One of the many Aldi fan accounts shared their discovery of Simply Nature sunflower butter on an Aldi endcap, selling for $5.99 per 16 oz. jar. According to Adventures in Aldi's Instagram post, they had tried similar products in the past, loved them, and were certain "Aldi won't let us down with theirs, either."

Another person commented that they were excited to see Aldi carry a sunflower butter option. However, it would seem that the Simply Nature product isn't exactly new. Per an Aldi specials archive, this same product (albeit with different packaging) was around in 2016, costing $3.99 for an 16 oz. jar. On a similar note, one woman wrote on a 2020 Facebook thread that she had been "hoarding" a jar of Aldi's sunflower butter, hoping the product would return to store shelves.

Needless to say, Aldi's sunflower butter isn't at all a new product, but given its lengthy hiatus, it might as well be. Furthermore, as noted by Mashup Mom, the current price of $5.99 is still "a bit less" than that of SunButter, and the product is seasonal, both of which make it an arguably exciting find.