Review: So Excited about Sun Cups! (Nut free, Gluten Free, Certified Kosher)


Annie’s Allergy Review:

I was standing in line at my local grocery store, waiting to check out.  I looked over and saw a package of Sun Cups.  It said they were made with Sunflower Butter and Milk Chocolate.  I got so excited that a product that was safe for my daughter was actually available at my local grocery store.  I looked all over the candy section that lines the checkout, but it was the only package.  I actually loaded my groceries back into my cart and went in search of them in the store.  I asked someone working in the grocery department where I could find them.  I was told in the gluten free section.  I found the box and decided to purchase two packages.  Each package comes as a two pack of cups.  When I got home, I was thrilled to tell my family about my find!  We opened them right up, and all tried them.  My severely peanut allergic daughter and the rest of our family loved them!  They were really good and JUST like real peanut butter cups.

Other than tasting fantastic, I was thrilled to see on the packaging that these are nut-free, gluten-free, Certified Kosher, AND made with all natural chocolate, using cacao from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms. That means the chocolate in Sun Cups comes from farms that look out for their workers and the planet!  I was also happy to see that they are made right in Boulder Colorado, AND their packaging has been created from home-compostable film, certified to OK Compost’s Home Composting Standard.  I had to know more, so I went to Sun Cup’s website.

I was thrilled to find they had more varieties like Sunflower Butter and Dark Chocolate, Caramel Cups, and Mint Cups too!  I emailed them telling them I was thrilled to find their product in my local grocery store, but that they only carried one variety.  They were so very nice and sent us two of each of each flavor for Lizzie and I to review!

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Every one of these were fantastic and are just like a real peanut butter cup.  The shape, the packaging, even the taste, except they are SAFE!  The caramel cups were a HUGE hit, and was Bubble’s favorite.  Lots of gooey caramel in the middle of the chocolate.  Sooo good.  I love dark chocolate, so the Sunbutter and Dark Chocolate ones are my favorite.  The Sunbutter and Milk Chocolate, and the Mint were Bean’s favorite.  The mint Sun Cups taste just like a peppermint patty, but a little more gooey! Mmmmm!  Can you tell, I loved them all?  I cannot wait for my store to start carrying more varieties, and will be putting in a special request for them.  In the meantime, they can be purchased online at Sun Cup’s online store.

Lizzie’s Gluten Free Review:

Oh my gosh!!! We could not say enough about how amazing these were. Annie sent over a sample of each flavor and we cannot wait to buy more. We were not very happy about sharing! The mint are a great minty gooey amazing concoction of goodness. Bear and Bee decided that the caramel was the best. Nice and gooey and a very generous amount of caramel. The milk chocolate ones were pretty good as well. But, my favorite by far was the dark chocolate sun cup. Amazingly rich dark chocolate combined with that slightly salty roasted sunflower seed flavor of the sun butter. Just. The. Best. These are definitely going to be a staple in the mommy treat drawer. I’m usually not stingy but the dark chocolates are gunna be mama’s only! We love that they are organic and compostable as well. It makes it even better that they are not only gluten free but also nut free! My kids have quite a few friends with nut allergies and its so nice to have something that I can serve everyone. Thanks for an amazing product!

Disclaimer: Sun Cups sent us all of the products pictures above in exchange for our honest reviews.  We were not compensated in any way for this, and all opinions are our own and were not influenced in any way.

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About Annie

I have a daughter with a severe peanut allergy. She was diagnosed when she was 2. She is 11 now. I have lived the battles of having a child with food allergies, and feel education and awareness makes all the difference.

Posted on May 5, 2013, in Allergy Free Products, Food Allergies, Gluten free, Reviews and Giveaways and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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