Happy Candy Month! You knew you loved June for some reason didn't you!?!
To celebrate, the Holland household invited some of our favorite friends over for a little candy taste test. UNREAL candy recently sent us a big box of their candy to see how we felt about candy UNJUNKED. UNREAL came about after its 13-year-old founder asked a simple question ... How do you reinvent candy?
This has been a question on my own mind after I made the connection between my oldest son's nightmares and major candy producing holidays. The Other Sarah is the one who finally helped me see that the chemicals and dyes were probably the culprit. After asking the question on Facebook and finding out several of my friends' childrens had nightmares after consuming fake dyes and sweeteners, I was convinced.
So, in came UNREAL, candy free from artificials, hydrogenateds, corn syrup, chemicals, GMOs, and promising no sugar overload. I was hooked BUT the question was would our tiny taste testers be as happy without the bright colors and corn syrupy sweetness.
We gave each child sample of UNREAL products including their version of M&Ms, Peanut M&Ms, Milky Way, Snickers, and Reese's. The candy bars were the first to go, followed by the peanut butter cup and the candy-coated chocolates.
We tried desperately to get feedback on which candy they liked best, if they noticed any difference between UNREAL and "regular" candy, but they were too busy chewing and then crying when we refused more samples.
I'm going to go ahead and call that a success. The adults present also scarfed up the samples with the peanut butter cups winning crowd favorite. No one cared about the colors. No one complained about the less sugary taste. Everyone left happy.
UNREAL is giving away one bag of each of their products to one Salt & Nectar reader so you can conduct your own candy month taste test!
No purchase is necessary. Odds of winning are based on number of entries received. This giveaway is only open to U.S. residents 18 years or older. The giveaway will run from now until Wednesday, June 27th, 12:00 AM CST. One (1) winner will be chosen at random.
Salt & Nectar was not paid to host this giveaway.
~ Sarah Stewart Holland