Whoever thought to make Theo peanut butter cups heart-shaped was pure genius. They are almost too adorable to eat … almost.
And though they do have a milk chocolate variety, the chocolatiers were compassionate enough to make a non-dairy, soy-free, dark chocolate version of Theo peanut butter cups (vegan almond butter cups reportedly arriving soon!). For that, we are also very grateful.
I picked up a package of these Theo peanut butter cups on sale for an impossible to resist price. Whether I’d struck gold or just found a satisfying sugar fix, the value was still there.
Upon first bite, I was surprised by the thickness of the chocolate layers. They were much more substantial than other brands, with a nice smooth, semi-sweet taste, much like everyday chocolate chips. But while I love dense, sweet cacao, that hefty amount nearly drown the peanut-y middle, which was a coarse, slightly dry filling, rather than smooth and creamy as I had been expecting. That said, it was quite good overall with the right sweet and salty balance. I just longed for a little more peanut butter oomph.
Certifications: Theo Peanut Butter Cups (vegan versions) are Certified Organic, Certified Fair Trade, Non-GMO Verified, and Certified Kosher Dairy (they are dairy-free by ingredients, but dairy may be present on the lines or in the facility – see our Understanding Kosher guide).
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Theo Peanut Butter Cups (vegan versions) are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Theo website at www.theochocolate.com.