Why are my nut butter cups discolored?

If you are experiencing white coating on your nut butter cups, it is actually the result of warmer temperatures causing changes in the cocoa butter and nut butter center. In production, if the chocolate does not completely form together to trap the nut buttery goodness inside the chocolate, it can leave this white residue/coating on the nut butter cups. The product is perfectly safe to consume! 

If your nut butter cups appear lighter in color, this is a result of cocoa bloom, which is very common in nut containing chocolate candies made without preservatives. 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. 

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