I love chocolate. I can recall a time when I was in 7th or 8th grade and I was supposed to sell candy bars for my class trip. Well, instead of selling them, I managed to polish off at least half of the box myself and my parents ended up paying for them. Okay...so that is an embarrassing story, but you must understand I LOVE CHOCOLATE! In fact, I must have consumed way too much chocolate when I was pregnant with my children, because they too love chocolate. I admit, I don't always deny my children candy. I do try to set a limit to how much they have and most of the time candy is used as a reward. For example, when my children were potty training, I used M&M's to reward them for making it to the toilet. Maybe it wasn't the brightest idea...but it worked! All in all, chocolate is something we enjoy in our house.
Therefore, I was pumped when I saw the UNREAL™ candy in my local CVS a couple of months ago. I was even more excited to find out that I would be able to try it out for free for being a Bzz Agent. What's all the hype? Well...I finally can stop feeling guilty about letting my children and myself eat candy because UNREAL™ Candy is not full of junk! There are NO Hydrogentated Oils, NO Artificial Flavors, NO GMOs, NO Corn Syrup, a lower Gycemic Index. and NO Dyes. As a Bzz Agent, I was given some coupons to try out a few of my favorites.
Peanut Butter Cups, the Chocolate Caramel Peanuts Nougat Bar, and the Candy Coated Chocolate with Peanuts. I encourage you to follow links to the Candy and see how they compare with the popular "junk" candy. I was impressed!!
I chose to keep the Peanut Butter Cups to myself...so selfish! They were tasty. Not quite the same taste of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, but overall they had a great taste. I liked them even better when I found out that they had 6 less carbs than the Reese's. They also have 10 less grams of sugar!
I decided to let the boys share the Candy Coated Chocolate with Peanuts. I LOVED the fact that UNREAL™ did not use food dyes to color the candies, but instead vegetable juices, like beet juice. How cool is that? The boys seemed to really enjoy them. Big Brother earned them as a reward for practicing his writing and Little Brother just got lucky.
I had all intentions of sharing the last Chocolate Caramel Peanut Nougat Bar with my hubby, but I remembered that he did not like peanuts. That was convenient! This one was my favorite!! I loved it. I really couldn't tell a huge difference in the taste compared to the popular Snickers bar. I did notice a HUGE difference in the content. 80 fewer calories, 10 few carbs, 2 fewer grams of fat, 4 more grams of fiber, 13 fewer grams of Sugar, and 1 more gram of Protein. I think the choice is clear!
I am so excited that a company finally came out with "real" candy that we can enjoy! I am so excited, that I kept my FREE coupon to share with one of you. The 1st person to comment on this blog post with the flavor that they can't wait to try will get a coupon to try out their choice for free. Please leave your email so I can contact you.
Note: I was Not paid for my opinion on these candies. I did get the opportunity to try these for free as a Bzz Agent.