Do you love a sweet ending with the peanut butter cups? If your mouth is watering for them right now, it shows that you enjoy them.
They are everywhere around us. Kids love them, and grown-ups can’t stop thinking about them.
The most famous ones are the “Reese” peanut butter cup variations. They come in different sizes and forms just to satisfy your mind and soul.
I’m sorry to disappoint you, but it seems like these peanut butter cups are doing bad things to your health.
Everything is in the ingredients. They are not only made off peanut butter and chocolate. There is something hidden in there that you rarely pay attention to.
Let’s Dig Deeper
Reese’s peanut butter cups come into this world in 1928 by Mr. Reese. He was a farmer and a shipping foreman.
After inventing this treat, he quit the farming business and started his candy company in his basement.
The rest is a fortune!
Their taste is brought to perfection. Every time you feel one you are on a different planet. The ratio between the chocolate and peanut butter is perfect. You can’t say that you miss something.
However, it’s the other ingredients that are causing problems.
What is in there?
According to research, there are other ingredients in there that could bring our health into the danger zone.
- Milk Chocolate (milk, chocolate, sugar, cocoa butter, no fat milk, milk fat, soy lecithin, lactose, PGPR)
- Sugar Dextrose
- Citric Acid
What are the most concerning ingredients?
- Soy Lecithin
The study shows how as much as 93% of soy is genetically modified. The soy like this plays a huge role into detrimental effects on reproduction and fertility.
On top of that, it could lead to cerebral abnormalities and breast cancer.
It’s written shortly to make people let it go quickly. The PGPR is short for Polyglycerol polyricinoleate. The manufacturer replaced the cocoa butter to lower the cost of the production.
PGPR is made from castor beans, and it’s in your favorite peanut butter cups to reduce the “viscosity” of the chocolate.
The PGPR connects with gastrointestinal problems and could provoke an allergic reaction in children.
Another short name for an ingredient. TBHQ stands for tertiary butyl hydroquinone. It’s a petroleum derivative that can be EXTREMELY toxic.
Some side effects of this ingredient are:
- Ringing in the ears
According to research, TBHQ damages the lungs and attacks umbilical cells in humans.
It can provoke stomach cancer.
If you are desperate and you want to continue eating them, make yourself ones. It’s a healthier option, and you are the master of the ingredients.
Who knows. Maybe you will grow your HEALTHIER version of peanut butter cups.
Check the video:
If you want another homemade recipe, check this picture.
Don’t forget to share this with all of your friends. Peanut butter cups lovers won’t be satisfied, but you better warn them about it.