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Super Sammies vs. the OG crustless PB&J – which is better?

super sammies review




Written by:

Barbara Mighdoll

This post is in partnership with Nurture Life. I only endorse products I believe in and use with my family.

Picture this: the kids are finally tucked into bed, the chaos of the day is tidied away, and you're faced with the nightly ritual of packing school lunches. While I love cooking, there are moments, especially when it's lunch prep time, that I wish for a quick fix to get me into bed faster.

I was searching for an easy option I could just throw in my kids lunches on those “I just can’t!” kind of days. Enter crustless sandwiches: the ultimate no-fuss, convenient lunch option that allows you to toss a main course into your kid's lunchbox and call it a day. But not all crustless sandwiches are created equal. So I’m sharing my research on Nurture Life’s Super Sammies vs. the OG crustless PB&J we all grew up with.

Super Sammies (Strawberry Smash)Leading Crustless PB&J (Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jam)
Calories 210210
Total Sugar7g10g
Added Sugar4g9g
Total Carb23g28g
Saturated Fat1.5g2g
First Ingredient Whole wheat breadEnriched unbleached flour

TLDR: Super Sammies is a way healthier version of the beloved crustless PB&Js we grew up with.

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Criteria 1: Clean Ingredients

Super Sammies

  • Packed with protein: With 8 grams of protein, I feel confident that my kids will be satisfied and energized between meals. 
  • Lower in sugar: This sandwich only packs 7g of total sugar, with only 4g of it coming from added sugar. That’s 58% less added sugar than the leading crustless PB&J! Having an option that won't send my kids bouncing off the walls, especially during school hours, is a real win for me.
  • High in fiber: I appreciate that each sandwich is made with whole wheat bread, giving my kids 4g of fiber. Not only does this promote good bathroom habits, but it also keeps them feeling fuller for longer, which is a bonus during busy school days.
  • Bonus ingredients: I'm thrilled that these sandwiches include extra nutritious ingredients like steel-cut oats, dates, and chia seeds, food my kids don't typically eat.
  • Certifications: Super Sammies are with non-GMO ingredients and are created by a team of registered dietitians to meet higher nutrition standards. 

OG Crustless PB&J

With less protein and fiber, and more sugar per sandwich, the OG crustless PB&J isn’t the best option if you want your kiddo to be full, satisfied, and concentrated in school. Here are the details:

  • 10 grams of total sugar with 9 grams coming from added sugars like white sugar and molasses 
  • The main ingredient is enriched, unbleached flour, which is basically flour without any fiber. That’s why the fiber content is really low, just 2 grams per serving.
  • Even though it has 6 grams of protein, that's still less than what you get from Super Sammies.


Criteria 2: Allergen Safety

Super Sammies

Super Sammies are completely peanut free and tree nut free, which is especially helpful if you’ve got a kiddo with food allergies, or they attend a school with a nut restriction policy. Instead, they use creamy sunflower seed butter, which honestly tastes so much better IMO.

For additional peace of mind, Nurture Life is certified by the The Safe Quality Food Program (SQF), so they have strict allergen controls during manufacturing to prevent cross-contamination.

OG Crustless PB&J

The leading crustless PB&J sandwiches contain peanuts and tree-nuts, so they’re not appropriate for children with peanut or nut allergies or schools with nut restriction policies.  


Criteria 3: Convenience

Super Sammies

Super Sammies can be purchased from Nurture Life via a subscription so you know you’ll always be stocked or from Amazon. To make, just thaw straight from the freezer for 30 to 60 minutes.

OG Crustless PB&J

Just like your mom did when you were a kid, you can find the OG crustless PB&Js in the freezer aisle of your local grocery store, Target, or Walmart. To make, just thaw straight from the freezer for 30 to 60 minutes.


Criteria 4: Taste

Super Sammies

Super Sammies come in sunflower seed butter and real strawberry fruit filling, sunflower seed butter and real blueberry fruit filling and chocolate sunflower seed butter and real raspberry fruit filling flavors. My son can’t stop taking the Blueberry Blast out of the freezer, he’s obsessed!

OG Crustless PB&J

The original crustless PB&J sandwiches come in peanut butter and grape jelly, peanut butter and strawberry jam, chocolate flavored hazelnut spread and peanut butter and honey spread flavors. Personally, I have nothing but love for these nostalgic, sweet flavors.


Nostalgia is the only reason I’d buy the OG crustless PB&J. Super Sammies are healthier for my kids!

✅ Packed with protein for energy and satiety 

✅ Lower in sugar than the OG crustless PB&J

✅ High in fiber to keep my kids full between meals 

✅ Bonus nutritious ingredients for extra fiber and omega 3s

✅ Non-GMO and backed my registered dietitians 

✅ Free of peanuts and nuts, which is great for nut-free school lunches 

✅ Available hassle-free with a Nurture Life subscription, or on Amazon

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