We can all agree that Reese’s peanut butter cups are one of the most popular sweet snacks, but there are many reasons why should you stop eating them immediately. Yes, it is hard to ignore them because they are everywhere around us, but we will give you a few good reasons to stop consuming these tiny little cups.
It is the right time for you to look for your next favorite snack because these tiny butter cups are the last thing you need to put in your mouth.
Reese’s butter cups were first offered to the world by Mr. Reese in 1928. He was a farmer who was also delivering foreman for Milton S. Hershey.
Mr. Reese invented the sweet snack, and this helped him to stop his dairy farming business. This created a perfect soil for his candy company that in the beginning was located in his basement.
These tiny cups come in many sizes, shapes, and varieties. We all love peanut butter and chocolate cup, but would you ingest TBHQ?
The main ingredients of Reese’s butter cups include Milk chocolate, (chocolate, milk, sugar, cocoa butter, lactose, no fat milk, soy lecithin, milk fat, PGPR), citric acid, peanuts, salt, sugar dextrose and TBHQ.
About 93 percent of the soy in the US is genetically modified. Soy lecithin affects reproduction and fertility. It can cause serious behavioral and cerebral abnormalities. Some researchers reveal that it can cause the development of abnormal breast cancer cells.
In order to save some money in the production procedure, companies use Polyglycerol polyricinoleate instead of cocoa butter. PGRP is made from castor beans. It reduces the viscosity of chocolate. Some studies have shown that it can cause allergies and gastrointestinal problems.
Tertiary butyl hydroquinone is made from petroleum. Yes, it is toxic. TBHQ causes collapse, delirium, ringing in the ears, vomiting, and nausea. I can damage the umbilical cells and the lungs. Some researchers reveal that it is related to stomach cancer. TBHQ causes restlessness, anxiety, and intensified ADHD symptoms in children.
Homemade organic peanut butter cups
Reese’s cup are delicious, but you don’t want to put your health at risk, right? If you are a fan of peanut butter, you will definitely love our healthy recipe. You can make your own tiny cups or you can buy organic cups.
- 12 oz organic dark chocolate
- 12 muffin tin liners
- 1 cup organic peanut butter
- ¼ tsp. organic salt
- /4 cup raw honey
Trim the muffin cups.
Melt the dark chocolate, but don’t overcook it.
Use a teaspoon and pour the melted chocolate over your muffin cups. Freeze them.
Take a separate bowl and mix the honey, peanut butter and salt. Take a small saucepan and heat the mixture. You don’t need high heat.
Take your frozen cup and pour the peanut butter mixture on them. Don’t forget to leave a tiny bit of space at the top for the next chocolate layer.
Put your cups in your fridge for ten minutes. Flatten the butter and put the cups in your fridge for about 60 minutes.
Rewarm your chocolate and another layer over your cups. Freeze the cups again.
Now, your organic homemade peanut butter cups are ready! Enjoy!
Watch the video below for a Vega-friendly version of this recipe.