Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Justin's - Mini Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, Organic - Feb. 6, 2019

Chocolate of the Day:

Organic Mini Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Good +++
Weight: 1.4 oz. (40 g.) / 4.7 oz. (133 g.) in total package
Calories: 210 calories in one (3-piece) serving
Cost: $5.19 for 1 package
Purchased from: The Market at Edgewood, Palo Alto, CA 

Welcome to Day #3 of Chocolate and Peanuts Theme Week.

True confession: I had a childhood love affair with chocolate peanut butter cups. And I still like them a lot. However, making my own became more appealing as I grew older, and as I started reading ingredient labels. Fortunately, there were others who felt the same way.

Today's Organic Mini Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups from Justin's (Boulder, CO) were a yummy, adult version of a childhood milk chocolate classic.

Each individually-wrapped little dark chocolate cup was filled with authentic tasting peanut butter; and the packaging and size made them a bit more shareable and transportable than their full-sized counterparts. (Justin's also makes full-sized dark and milk chocolate peanut butter cups—and full-sized almond butter and cashew butter cups as well.)

And, yes, there really is a "Justin" behind Justin's. Founder Justin Gold got his start by developing his own nut butters, and then started to sell these at the Boulder Farmers' Market. Nut butters led to nut butter cups...And the rest, as they say, is history. Justin's products can now be found far and wide in the U.S.

These gluten free peanut butter cups contained peanuts and soy.

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