Halloween, Christmas, Easter and for every little reason in between it seems candy is forced on my kids. Don't get me wrong--I love candy. But today, there is so much junk in candy. It concerns me about how much junk there is and how it is affecting our bodies.
I can't (or don't want to) give candy up. However, I want it to be healthier. But can healthier and candy go together? Can you have a cleaned up candy that still tastes good? UnREAL Candy thinks so.
Unreal Candy started because a 13 year old boy asked why Halloween candy was so unhealthy. After arguing with his father, he researched to find that candy is loaded with junk--hydrogenated oils, artificial colors and flavors. He also discovered that the ingredients didn't make candy taste better, it was just simply cheaper to produce.
So, he and his father figured out that candy without the junk could be made and it would taste better. And they did. They created UNREAL Candy without corn syrup, without partially hydrogenated oils, without the GMO's, without artificial flavors colors and preservatives. And the big one--with 40% less sugar on average.
The question is, does it taste good? I put it to the test. I hosted a party and invited many of my fitness friends (after all, we are concerned about what goes into our bodies and what goes into our kids bodies) and a couple other friends. They came over and ate lunch, but were most excited to taste the candy.
Would it pass the taste test?
|All the goodies for my party!|
Before I even got my party kit, I was curious and grabbed a bag of candy coated chocolates with peanuts (you know, like the ones that melt in your mouth, not in your hands). I ate them. They were good. Simply that, they were good. It was chocolatey and peanuty and it was good.
|Love the beautiful NATURAL colors!|
When I looked at the nutritional labels of all the UNREAL candy compared to leading brands of similar candy, it is amazing. Sugars are up to 48% less! Fats are less. Overall calories are 10-39% less. And there is fiber!
After trying different candies, I can't say it doesn't tasted different, because to someone like me with highly developed taste buds, it does. But, that being said, it tastes great! I will have no problems switching over. I especially like the chocolate caramel peanut nougat bar. The ladies who attended my party enjoyed it all, too! In fact, we wished we had spent less time on lunch and more time on dessert!
Thanks, UNREAL, for finally providing me with a candy that makes me feel better giving it to my kids, as well as myself! Thanks for UNJUNKING candy!
|Even the dog wants in on the taste testing!|