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November 21, 2013
A few weeks ago SunCups sent me an email asking if I wanted to try their products. Ummm, YES please! Reese’s peanut butter cups have always been one of my all time favorite candy’s. In the past I have made my own mini sunbutter chocolate cups. I remember the first time I made them was before a CrossFit Mobility Certification, I made a paleo treat basket for K-Starr (my efforts earned me a big hug from him…so a successful mission) and I put some of them in there.
SunCups are awesome for a few reasons. They are Gluten Free, and also nut free (does not contain gluten, peanuts, tree nuts, corn or soy). So if you have nut allergies you are in luck! SunCups are made in a facility that is nut and gluten free so no worries about cross contamination. Their cocoa comes from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms, and their facility is located in Boulder, CO.
I should make a disclaimer since the “Paleo Police” are always out in force. I am not claiming for this product to be paleo friendly. Just an alternative for a cheat snack, that may be easier on your system than if you were to inhale a pack of reese’s cups (I may or may not be guilty of inhaling them in the past…).
Dark Chocolate Mint
Milk Chocolate Caramel
The mint cups sent a draft of peppermint as soon as the package was opened (kinda like the york peppermint patty commercials they use to have when I was younger). The consistency was texturey (is that a word) and soft. The peppermint gives the cups a “little bite” of flavor (my husband’s words not mine…we shared 1/2 cup each). They were really yummy.
I absolutely loved the caramel cups, kinda a rolo tasting cup.
Then there is the dark & milk chocolate. In these 2 flavors you find the sunbutter, and you really get hit with it. It was super delicious. The Dark Chocolate was Tim’s favorite and I have to say I was torn with Caramel and Milk Chocolate being a tie for my favs.
The SunCups website has a cool map link on their page so you can check what stores near you carry them. You can find the map HERE. If there isn’t a store near you, then you can always order online too.
Happy Cheat Day!