Questions about nut butter CUPS
JUSTIN’S® Certified Organic nut butter cups are extra special due to being free of preservatives or hydrogenated oils. This cleaner ingredient label makes them more sensitive to confectionery quality concerns. For this, we recommend that our nut butter cups are stored below 65° F and kept away from heat or direct sunlight.
Based on our internal research, we have determined that exposure to higher temperatures can create a less than perfect cup. Though these cups don’t look or taste the way we would like, please note that they are still safe to consume.
We work hard to ensure that our candy is made and transported in temperature-controlled environments, but once it leaves our facility we cannot always guarantee that it is properly handled. If you come across dry nut butter cups, please let us know where you purchased it, the best by date and lot code and we will work with our retail distribution partners to prevent this from happening in the future.
If you are experiencing white coating on your nut butter cups, it is actually the result of warmer temperatures causing changes in the cocoa butter and nut butter center. In production, if the chocolate does not completely form together to trap the nut buttery goodness inside the chocolate, it can leave this white residue/coating on the nut butter cups. The product is perfectly safe to consume!
If your nut butter cups appear lighter in color, this is a result of cocoa bloom, which is very common in nut containing chocolate candies made without preservatives. Exposure to cool temperatures following warm temperatures may affect the formulation and, as a result, this may cause the chocolate to appear whitish or even make the dark chocolate look like milk chocolate.
At JUSTIN’S® we strive for sustainability and conscientiousness in all of our work. We are proud to source Rainforest Alliance Certified™ cocoa for our products. This organization goes to great lengths to ensure the safety and quality of the farms from where we source our cocoa. Rainforest Alliance accomplishes this by defining the criteria for suitable labor conditions, educating and training its farmers, and monitoring labor practices on farms through the certification audits and specific studies.
Additionally, our chocolate is organic, which prohibits the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers, thus increasing soil biodiversity.
To learn more about Rainforest Alliance and its initiatives, visit rainforest-alliance.org/work/impact/social/women-children.
At JUSTIN’S®, we are committed to sourcing the highest quality ingredients, and we believe that our consumers should be able to make informed choices about the foods they eat. That is why we only source GMO-free ingredients in our products, and why we have verified our entire product line through the Non-GMO Project.
Our nut butter cups, including all dairy ingredients used, are 100% organic
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups:
JUSTIN’S® Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups contain soy and peanuts. They are produced on equipment that also processes tree nuts and milk.
Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups:
JUSTIN’S® Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups contain peanuts, milk and soy. They are produced on equipment that also processes tree nuts.
White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups:
JUSTIN’S® White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups contain milk, peanuts, and soy. Produced on equipment that also processes tree nuts.
Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups:
JUSTIN’S® Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups contain almonds and soy. They are produced on equipment that also processes other tree nuts, peanuts, and milk.
Dark Chocolate Cashew Butter Cups:
JUSTIN’S® Dark Chocolate Cashew Butter Cups contain cashews and soy. They are produced on equipment that also processes other tree nuts, peanuts, and milk.
Dark Chocolate Crispy Peanut Butter Cups:
JUSTIN’S® Dark Chocolate Crispy Peanut Butter Cups contain peanut and soy. They are produced on equipment that also processes other tree nuts and milk.
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