Nov 5, 2012

UNJUNK Your Candy with UNREAL Candy #getunreal

We UNJUNKED our Halloween with UNREAL Candy.  The weekend before Halloween we got together with a bunch of friends and carved pumpkins and shared UNREAL with them.  The kids and I had tried several UNREAL products before but it was a lot of fun sharing this brand with friends.  

As a family we have never really believed in completely restricting any particular thing from our kids diets. We felt that teaching them to make good choices and use moderation was better than forbidding candy etc.  But as the grow we have found that while sugar alone doesn't seem to have that much of an impact on their behavior.  And to be honest they are all bean poles so the extra calories aren't hurting them at this point. BUT we have found some things like artificial colors DO impact how they feel and act.  And we're not alone.  So our friends were happy to learn about UNREAL, but even happier to learn that it actually TASTES good!!

UNREAL Varieties:

Chocolate candies.  Compared to M&Ms but with all natural coloring in the candy shell.  With or without peanuts.  I don't do peanuts so I didn't personally try those but the regular ones are good.  And the kids loved them all!!

Chocolate Caramel Nougat. Compared to Milky Way.  My favorite by far.  But I'm a big Milky Way fan.  Love that there's no gritty after taste in this.  You won't miss any of the 'bad' stuff at all.

Peanut Butter Cup. Compared to Reese's.  These I will admit aren't a real close replica. You WILL know you aren't eating a Reese's. But they are better than the sugar free pb cups I have tried in the past. They are good, just different, mostly I think in p.b. consistency.

Chocolate Caramel Peanut Nougat.  Compared to Snickers.  Again, I don't personally do peanuts in my candy so I passed on trying these but they got two thumbs up from those who did try them!
Overall I highly recommend checking out UNREAL if you enjoy an occasional chocolate treat but are trying to cut out the artificial stuff from your diet.  It's a great alternative for a little less guilt in a moderate consumption!  And totally fun to share with friends any time of the year!!

Story behind UNREAL:
UNREAL™ exists because a thirteen year old boy asked one Halloween why candy needs to be so unhealthy. After an argument with his father, he did a bit of research only to find that candy is filled with bad things like hydrogenated oils and artificial colors and flavors. And what’s worse, he found out that those ingredients don’t make candy taste better, they simply make it cheaper to produce.
Nicky believed that candy without the junk could be made and that it would taste better. And he and his father and brother decided to prove it.
And they did.
UNREAL™ provides many of the great flavor combinations we love in our treats, but without the corn syrup, without the partially hydrogenated oils, without the GMOs, without the artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives, and with 40% less sugar per serving on average. The key ingredients are responsibly sourced, and the candy is available in the stores we all shop, at a price point we can all afford.

Disclosure: We've been provided with supplies and product to host a get together. All opinions are my own.


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    1. They are...I might have hidden a few of my favorites just for me ;)


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