These things are awesome! Let me give you a little back story to my struggle…
I have loved Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups since I was a kid. I love Reese’s Pieces, the mini cups, and the big ones! It has been 3 and 1/2 years since I’d eaten any type of Reese’s product. I became allergic to peanuts and soybeans at the age of 33! I had to give up A LOT of my favorite childhood treats, actually, all of my favorite childhood treats because everything has soybeans in it and if it doesn’t have soy in it, it’ll have peanuts.
I am an activist against slavery and all that as well, so most of my favorite childhood treats are made with slave-harvested chocolate and cane sugar as well. I am really limited as to what I feel morally comfortable eating already, plus add to that my allergies, and that takes pretty much everything off of the table…literally!
I shop at Whole Foods and I always peruse the chocolate candy isle because I’m always looking for soy-free, peanut-free, and slave-free chocolate to eat. I saw this new brand, Sun Cups and thought, hmmm….what is that?
The front of the package said Nut Free, so I picked it up to investigate further. It is made with sunflower butter! I thought to myself, ‘ yeah, but I’m sure the chocolate has soy lecithin in it…’ I read the ingredients and I didn’t see any soy listed and it also stated that it does not contain soy, which is confirmation that I can actually eat this treat! I was getting so excited standing there in the aisle and I had to restrain myself from shouting out loud! I continued to read the small print and when I got to the part of Rain Forest Alliance Certified, I couldn’t believe my eyes! I felt like I won the lottery.
What are the chances of finding something that is free of allergens and slavery!
The only thing left to do was to taste it. Once I paid for my things and got into my vehicle, I tore open the packet and it looked just like a Reese’s Peanut Butter cup! I bit into it with anticipation and it tasted so delicious! My taste buds were doing the happy dance! It has been so long since I was able to enjoy nutty chocolatey goodness! I was supposed to take a picture of the chocolate for this blog post, but I didn’t take the time to stop eating to snap a photo! Oh well!
Thank you SunCups!! I love companies that think outside of the box! They also make caramel and mint varieties as well. I can’t wait to try them!