What We’re Handing Out for Halloween: Justin’s Peanut Butter Single Cups
There’s just a day until the trick-or-treaters hit the neighborhood, knocking on doors and asking for Halloween candy. And at my house, we don’t get a ton of little ones dressed up, so the ones who do appear on the doorstep get the royal FBE treatment. Last year I gave away Lindor Truffles. This was partially because I like them and mostly because I forgot it was Halloween until 4:45 p.m. when the first trick-or-treater arrived and that’s what I had on hand. The parents were impressed. The kids were like: Um, where’s my Snickers?!
So this year, I’m prepared — and hoping that I can please the parents, the kids and feel good about what I’m handing out, too. (One year I gave out small bags of pretzels to mix things up, which some kids liked, but most were pretty ambivalent about. Hey, at least I didn’t hand out toothbrushes!) This Halloween though, I’m winning. I’m passing out Justin’s new Peanut Butter Single Cups.
Individually wrapped “Justin” time for Halloween (har har!), these are organic, vegan, gluten-free and Rainforest Alliance Certified.
With 80 calories, 6 grams of fat, 1 gram of fiber, 5 grams of sugar and 1 gram of protein per peanut butter cup, they’re a better-for-you sweet treat.
With ingredients that don’t make you want to scream. (Save that for the haunted houses.)
And they taste delicious. Just to, you know, make sure these would be good for the kids (quality control up in here!), I tasted a couple. The Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup was first.
Totally reminds me of one of those other peanut butter cups but a little thinner.
It had a great rich peanut butter taste and paired with the smooth milk chocolate, it’s pretty much heaven.
Then, I tried the Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. (Again, quality control … )
Just look at that little disc of goodness? Note, these do melt in your hand.
One bite in, and it very much similar to the Milk Chocolate, just a little less sweet and with a little more deep chocolate flavor (just like you’d expect). Really good.
And how cute is this branding? Really.
And besides just tasting GREAT, I also really dig how each individual package includes nutrition facts and an ingredients label. For all the parents looking to moderate their kids’ candy consumption on Halloween night or looking for food allergens, this has to be awesome. (And even for the adults buying a bag, it’s nice to have the info right there on each serving.)
Now, this candy is clearly more expensive than your regular Reese’s (prices vary in stores), and the bags I got only had 10 single peanut butter cups per bag, which doesn’t last long in a ‘hood with trick-or-treaters aplenty. But for me, I think it’s going to be a total winner. And I really, really hope a few are left over … Yes, it’s still candy, but I always go for the less processed and more real stuff when I can!
What Halloween candy are you handing out this year? How many trick-or-treaters do you usually get? —Jenn