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Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Sunflower Seed Butter Cups (NEW ITEM!!)


These little perfectly wrapped bundles of dark chocolate and sweet sunflower seed butter have hit the shelves at Trader Joe’s, and we hope they’re here to stay.

What are Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Sunflower Seed Butter Cups?

Peanut and tree nut allergy sufferers can rejoice in these DELICIOUS sunflower butter cups.

Sunflower butter, or sunflower seed butter is a food paste made from sunflower seeds. It’s commonly used as a substitute of peanut butter when allergies are a concern.

These little beauties are filled with all of that creamy goodness. The sunflower seed butter is surrounded by a thick layer of luscious dark chocolate. How can you go wrong??

Where In the Store?

I stumbled upon this cute little sunflower like display at the end of one of the aisles at my local Trader Joe’s. I’m assuming because it is a fairly new product they did a fun eye-catching display.

I picked up one of these packages filled with mini dark chocolate sunflower seed butter cups. However, I did see a yellow package containing a regular two cup size by their candy section. Trader Joe’s has confirmed that this is one of their newest additions to their candy selection.

How to Serve Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Sunflower Seed Butter Cups

I will be completely honest with you all, I tore into that bag and peeled one open right away. I mean is there a better way to eat a sunflower butter cup?

The package of them that I picked up are “mini” compared to the regular size Trader Joe’s offers in their candy section. These were the perfect two-bite size.

Since I do have a few of these bad boys left, I bet they would be amazing roughly chopped and baked into a brownie or cookie batter. It would be like having Reese’s mini peanut butter cups baked in, only without that dreaded tree nut and peanut allergy.

Here are a few of my suggestions on how to eat and utilize these cups to the best of their abilities:

The Review

I’m in love with this substitute for peanut butter, or any nut butter for that matter. It really shines a whole new light on foods that normally people with peanut and tree nut allergies can’t eat. The texture is spot on, its creamy with just a hint of salt. The dark chocolate that’s encased around the outside is fair trade chocolate and it just hits different. The combination of the two together is unmatched, I’m a huge fan.

Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Sunflower Seed Butter Cups are:

  • Gluten Free
  • Soy Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Tree Nut Free
  • Peanut Free
  • Vegan

I’m very eager to find actual sunflower seed butter in a jar, like peanut butter. This was my first ever experience with sunflower butter and I’m excited to try new things with it.

I can see sunflower butter being so good to dip vegetables or fruit in, used in place of anything that requires peanut butter in a recipe, or even on a sandwich. I feel like the possibilities are endless, and I cannot wait to find myself a jar and start trying them all.

Make sure to drop a comment below if you’ve tried these before, or any other type of sunflower seed butter and let us know what you think! Even drop your favorite recipe or ways to use!

Buy It Again?

I can assure you that I will buy these again. These sunflower seed butter cups were such a treat for me, and to find them in dark chocolate! I was ecstatic.

My next trip to Trader Joe’s I will be buying the regular two size pack and indulging on those! And, perhaps another bag of the minis as well, you can never have enough!

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