UnrealCandy: Sweets with REAL Ingredients

UnrealCandy_BlogI think most of us grew up with eating some of the classics in the candy world.

M&Ms….Reese’s Cups….Snickers…


It was so disappointing to grow up and realize how FREAKING TERRIBLE those treats were for you. And how “Hungry? Grab a Snickers” was  THE WORST ADVICE EVER.

But thanks to a 13 year old, all that has changed. There’s a candy revolution going on and I’m so excited to finally get to try it.

Basically after a great night Trick-or-Treating, 13-year-old Nicky Bronner was frustrated that his father took away the majority of his candy because he claimed it was “bad for him.” Like an 13-year-old, he set out to prove his dad wrong only to disappointedly realize that candy was terrible for you, especially when filled with artificial flavors, GMOs, and corn syrup.

But instead of like most of us who grow up to realize the harsh realities of the world, he wanted to DO something about it. So he got a gourmet chef to make candy out of REAL ingredients. For example, they use BEETS to color their M&M look-alikes. How cool is that?

And so, Unreal Candy was born.

Are these candies good for you? No. They’re still candy and should be eaten in moderation. But knowing you can now have an option that is made with REAL ingredients for those special occasions is amazing.

And the best part? It has a shelf-life. I know that sounds weird being a “good thing” but it’s about time that our society moved BEYOND foods that can live forever on the shelf. Anything that can survive for months or years on shelf IS NOT good for you and is pumped with so many preservatives—yuck…I don’t even want to think about what it’s doing to our insides. NOTHING GOOD, obviously.

Even though the Hubs and I have been reducing our sweet treat intake lately, when I found out you could finally buy this candy on Amazon, I knew we had to support the noble effort and give it a taste test. So we started with the peanut butter cup.

It. Was. Fantastic. And dare I say….better than the original? Even Addison— a true fan of the Reese’s Cup– agreed it was MUCH better than its predecessor.


Heck, it even tasted more sinful than the original. Words cannot even begin to describe. Which means, you need to try it for yourself! While I’m not usually one to promote candy on this blog, I am for promoting the real food movement and a product like this deserves to stay on the market. Just make sure to eat it in moderation.

Again, no one is sponsoring this blog to make me say this. I am honestly just speaking the truth. 

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