Food Find: Sun Cups

A tasty food find that might fill the void in what was once a favorite candy…peanut butter cups. After taking the family onto the minimally processed way of life these past months, when Halloween rolled around I over-indulged in the certain “orange” packages of those cups. It was at first an awesome roller coaster ride of indulgence – fat, sugar, cheap chocolate. Then it hit me. They had no flavor outside of sugar and fat. Once you quit eating cheap candy on a regular basis it doesn’t taste so good. Don’t get me wrong. I love candy. Always did. It is just now if I have it I try to make it count. I want real chocolate! Real fillings! Flavor! No preservatives. No PGPR (yes, kids…this is how cheap chocolate is made). Go all the way and enjoy the calories!

So lets compare two somewhat similar products: Reeses® Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups and Dark Chocolate Sun Cups®.

Reeses®:

SEMI-SWEET CHOCOLATE ( SUGAR; CHOCOLATE; COCOA BUTTER; MILK FAT; SOY LECITHIN; VANILLIN, ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR; PGPR, EMULSIFIER; MILK) ; PEANUTS; SUGAR; DEXTROSE; SALT; TBHQ (PRESERVATIVE)

Sun Cups:

INGREDIENTS: Dark Chocolate* (cocoa liquor*†, cane sugar*, cocoa butter*†), Sunflower Seed*, Glucose*, White Chocolate* (cane sugar*, cocoa butter*†, milk powder*), Cocoa Butter*, Sea Salt.

*Organic ingredient. †Rainforest Alliance Certified™.

Organic, gluten-free, nut-free? Yes! Sun Cups come in 4 flavors, we opted to try out the Dark Chocolate-Sunflower Butter Cups. Instead of a soft (kind of creepy really) and mushy treat, the chocolate is snappy, with a dark taste (a good thing). The sunflower butter is deeply roasted, reminding me of my favorite jars of SF butter. Fresh, delicious. To break in half I needed a knife. No nasty limp chocolate here.

From the looks of it the company has a new packaging, with a cheery new look –

Find in natural food stores or check out the company’s website where a nifty sample pack can be ordered for $2.99, shipping included, and includes all 4 flavors. I’ll let everyone know how the sampler is once we get ours! I am looking forward to trying the mint and caramel ones.

~Sarah

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Comments

  1. Great article. Having a child with peanut and nut allergies, companies like this are a Godsend for us. We love Sun Cups so much we bought a box of 40…

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