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I bet a lot of us (most, really???) who don’t struggle with serious or life- threatening allergies take for granted the ease at which we can eat pretty much anything. For a whole other segment of people this is not possible, especially those with peanut allergies or celiac disease.


When a Sun Cups representative contacted me about their nut-free, gluten-free candy I accepted the opportunity to review it, though our family doesn’t have any known food allergies.  I do know people personally who suffer from food allergies and  I know this information can be helpful to families like theirs. Opinions in this review are mine and my family’s.


Sun Cups nut-free, gluten-free chocolate candy Review



Sun Cups uses sunflower butter in place of peanut butter in their milk chocolate cups and dark chocolate cups.  They also make Sun Cups in mint and caramel too. Follow Sun Cups on Facebook here.


The mint cups are my boys’ favorites while caramel is my husband’s. None of us really cared for the milk chocolate sunflower cups though. I think that’s because we’re not use to sunflower butter. I did buy a jar this past summer to replace their beloved peanut butter so they could have peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at our church’s vacation bible school. They didn’t like it so much. They aren’t use to the flavor and kids can be pretty picky.


But, the boys favorite was the mint cups and those were the first of the four flavors to disappear from our home 🙂 .


quality nut-free, gluten-free chocolate candy Sun Cups


I like the caramel (my husband’s favorite Sun Cup), the dark chocolate and the mint.


Sun Cups are made in a facility that is nut-free and gluten-free too.


You can order a sampler of Sun Cups here  – there are geographical shipping restrictions. This would be a good time to order online since the temps are so cold: less chance of the candy melting during shipping!


Use this store locator to find a location near you that sells Sun Cups. For those of us in Stark County, the closest location to find Sun Cups was in Fairlawn, Ohio. The only stores in NE Ohio carrying Sun Cups appears to be Earth Fare in three locations.  Looks like there are only six stores in Ohio, period, that sell Sun Cups.


I think we need to get some more stores on board here.