Who doesn't love Halloween candy? I used to stock up a month ahead on goodies for trick-or-treaters...but found that I ate too many of this little bite sized bars, so this year I'll be waiting 'til a little closer to the date to buy my handouts to prevent an extra pound or two from creeping up on me. One thing that does trouble me, though, is how different the candy is now from when we were kids. It's made with cheaper - and more unhealthy - ingredients. Everything is artificial, it seems.
A new candy line was created by a 15-year-old boy after his parents disapproval of such goodies loaded with corn syrup and unhealthy oils had them confiscating them from his Halloween loot bag. The new candy line, called UNREAL, has less sugar, more protein and more fiber. UNREAL candy has:
· No corn syrup
· No hydrogenated oil
· No artificial flavors
· No GMO’s
· No synthetic colors
· Responsibly sourced ingredients, including:
o Traceable cacao beans from Ghana and Ecuador
o 100% sustainable and organic Palm Kernel Oil sourced from a sustainable and organic plantation in Brazil
o Dairy from free-range cows pasture raised without antibiotics or added hormones
o All natural origin colors, coming from plants like beets, red cabbage, etc.
o 30% less sugar, 60% more protein and 250% more fiber
On "a candy coated mission to unjunk the world™," the following better-for-you candies are being introduced in time for Halloween:
· UNREAL™ 41: Candy Coated Chocolates
· UNREAL™ 54:Candy Coated Chocolates with Peanuts
· UNREAL™ 5:Chocolate Caramel Nougat Bar
· UNREAL™ 8: Chocolate Caramel Peanut Nougat Bar
· UNREAL™ 77: Peanut Butter Cups
UNREAL are available at prices comparable to other major candy brands and can be found at major retailers, nationwide, including CVS, Kroger, Staples and BJ’s Wholesale Clubs.