Ah the pleasures of being Aunties! You get to see your nephews, hug them, play games with them and give them back. Both of us have outgoing nephews under 3 who love to snack. Sadly, both of them have food allergies. Nut, dairy, shellfish, gluten and more can all lead to unhappiness for many people. This is precisely how the fabulously chocolatey dessert, Sun Cups, came about. In 2008, Seth Ellis Chocolates opened their door to find a determined dude with chocolate and sunflower seed butter in hand who wanted a comparable Peanut Butter Cup substitute for his nut allergic son. Challenge accepted and thus Sun Cups were birthed from a chocolate womb…or maybe created in the store.
Sun Cups are not only nut free (and pack with sunflower butter goodness) but also gluten, egg, shellfish, soy and fish free. If that wasn’t enough wholesomeness to sunny your disposition, Sun Cups are non-GMO Project Verified, Certified Kosher, and they help the environment by using Rainforest Alliance Certified farms for their chocolate.
We were given illuminating Sun Cups to sample and brought them to a park picnic to share with our peeps.
Milk Chocolate Sun Cups
Dark Chocolate Sun Cups
The dark chocolate cups had a nice balance of sunflower butter filling and a firm semi sweet dark chocolate shell. There are 2 in a pack and we refused to share. Dark chocolate is a great choice for getting your healthy flavonoids while treating yo’self.
Caramel Sun Cups
Our male comrades are caramel hounds and gobbled these up before we could even breathe on them. One tester commented: “The caramel tastes like buttery melty toffee”. We are happy it made his soul shine but jealous too.
Mint Sun Cups
Mint and sunflower seed? Uhh let’s see how this works.