Justin's Organic Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups - 1.4 oz. (40g)
Think of your favorite peanut butter cup. Next, magnify that feeling by a gazillion - that's Justin's Organic Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. Nuts? Yes. Crazy? No. Just imagine what happens when Justin takes the best taking organic peanut butter in the world and delicately place it into the highest quality organic and fair-trade chocolate available. Yup. Peanut Butter Cup perfection!
Why does my Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup say “contains milk” when there are no milk products in the ingredients?
Even though there are no milk ingredients added to Justin's delicious Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups and the recipe has not changed, they recently changed their label to indicate “contains milk” because the Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups are produced on machinery that also processes Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups and White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, which do contain milk. While there is an extensive sanitation process between each batch, the reason Justin's made this change is two-fold, both deriving from their company’s primary fundamental – safety:
1) Justin’s is very careful about choosing and selecting only the highest quality chocolatiers to source not only its dark chocolate but all of the chocolates used in all our products. However, it is common practice for the chocolate industry to process cocoa beans on shared equipment with milk containing ingredients. So while they are extremely careful, the chance of cross-contact exists even before we purchase the chocolate.
2) In addition to sourcing the highest quality chocolate, Justin's uses the best manufacturing practices for safety and quality. Because their Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups share equipment with their Milk Chocolate and White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, which do contain dairy, the opportunity for cross-contact as they manufacture the peanut butter cups at their facilities also exists. They felt this precautionary message may help prevent an incident for those extremely sensitive to dairy.
Their prior and current labels similarly disclose the possibility of cross-contamination.
Why is my peanut butter cup discolored and dry?
The chocolate discoloration or dry filling you may experience with your peanut butter cups is caused by cocoa bloom. Due to the lack of preservatives in Justin's organic peanut butter cups, they are extremely sensitive to drastic temperature changes. 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. This may also result in a dry peanut butter filling. Justin’s Organic Peanut Butter Cups should be kept out of direct sunlight and stored between 55°F and 65°F.
While they work hard to ensure that their candy is transported in temperature-controlled environments, once it leaves they facility they cannot always guarantee that it is properly handled.
Are Justin's products Gluten-Free?
All of Justin's nut butters AND peanut butter cups are gluten-free! They are all certified by the GFCO.
Are Justin's products Kosher?
All of Justin's nut butters AND peanut butter cups are Kosher! They are all certified by the Scroll K.
Why does Justin's use palm fruit oil?
Justin's uses palm fruit oil because it minimizes oil separation which many consumers prefer. Justin's sources their palm fruit oil from a sustainably harvested, organic farm in Brazil. Palm fruit oil contains NO trans-fatty acids and much less saturated fat than coconut and palm kernel oil.
Do Justin's products contain GMOs?
None of Justin's nut butters or peanut butter cups contain genetically modified ingredients.
Justin's Mission Statement
Justin's Nut Butter hereby decrees that all of their nut butters will be made in small batches to preserve premium quality standards and their fresh taste. Justin's Nut Butter will only use the highest quality natural and organic ingredients that are sustainably harvested and found as locally as possible. Justin's Nut Butter will be mindful with all of their business practices by working toward reducing their environmental footprint on the natural environment. Justin's Nut Butter will remain excellent community and global citizens and will only do business with those who pledge to do the same. Justin's Nut Butter will continue to produce and promote fresh nut butters that will always be simple, delicious and nutritious.