About Us

Homemade, Local Roots

Alternutive started as a way for me to satisfy my craving for peanut butter while being severely allergic to nuts. Using Sunflower Seed Butter as nut-free alternative, I homemade my own snacks to safely re-create the taste of peanut butter. As a college student, I set out to turn my snacks into safely manufactured products for other people with limited snack options.

We joined Hope & Main to launch Alternutive and create our recipes. Hand-making and vending our products at local markets around Rhode Island helped shape the values we took with us when we transitioned to the dedicated allergen-free facility we call home today. By keeping homemade, local quality in mind, we preserve our roots in everything we make.

John Roderick, Founder

Nut-Free. Nutritious. Delicious. Values we stand by.


We are a 100% dedicated nut-free company. No peanuts. No tree-nuts. No cross-contamination. That means NO NUTS in the recipes, on the equipment, or in the facility. Our products are free from 12/12 major allergens and our facility is free from 10/12 major allergens. The safety of the food allergy community is important to us.


Positive micro and macro nutritional value – achieved by holding strict standards for each and every ingredient. Clean ingredients from clean sources only. No GMO’s, preservatives, or artificial flavors. Just a short list of simple, healthy ingredients combined together to make nutritious snacks.


Nutritious should always taste delicious. Our ingredients are carefully blended together to ensure the flavor and texture combination is just right. Sunflower Seed Butter stands out to give you a sweet & salty peanut butter, but not peanut butter taste. We spend a long time developing our recipes so the few moments you spend eating our products are nothing but delicious.