A few months ago, I started reading about a new candy line from Unreal. It’s basically your favorite candy, without all the questionable ingredients added in. That means no high fructose corn syrup, no food dyes, no GMOs, no preservatives and no trans fats. Sounds good right? Now, do they taste good?
I got the opportunity to host a party and share samples of the Unreal candy line with moms and kids from my playgroup. So the question about whether or not the candy tastes good…the answer is yes. It’s really candy. Good candy. Chocolate-craving-need-something-sweet good. I think the winner was the chocolate candy covered peanuts. Also know as the alternative to peanut M&M;’s. This little guy was ready for more after trying a few.
There are so many “yucky” ingredients in the majority of candy sold these days. One that is very concerning to me is the artificial food dyes. As I’ve written in a prior post, the affect on children is potentially harmful. A number of countries have banned the use of synthetic food dyes so I was really happy to see that the Unreal candy not only ditched them, but was able to find healthy alternatives to offer fun colors.
We had about 20 people taste test the full assortment of Unreal candy. My favorite story is a friend’s mother was visiting and she was totally into the message behind the candy. It tasted good and it’s less toxic than traditional candy. She wants to pick it up and offer it to her neighborhood kids at Halloween. I learned that the mini versions will be arriving in local stores soon for parents to make a healthier choice when it comes to Halloween candy.
Have you tried Unreal candy yet? If you haven’t seen the video yet with Tom Brady and the candy story, check it out here. I love when Matt Damon says “it’s just real food.” You can find it at over 30,000 stores. It will be in Target very soon, but already in CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, BJ’s, Kroger, etc. I really appreciate that the company is offering it in mass market shopping areas, not just for the Whole Foods crowd.
|My little guy kept trying to get more!|
Let me know if you try it and what your favorite candy is?!
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Disclosure: I hosted a sponsored party with Unreal candy. This in no way influenced my opinions, or the young children asking for more at the party.
About Emily Roach
Green Boston mom of three young children. Focused on family nutrition, wholesome recipes, and an eco-friendly lifestyle.