Saturday, September 7, 2013

Moms Meet sampling: UNREAL Candy - Peanut butter cups

copyright Durhamonthecheap - the goodness of "candy" right on the bag
Through Moms Meet I was able to get two free coupons for UNREAL candy and since it was available at Target and CVS, I decided to stop by CVS since it was on my way to the grocery store. I found the UNREAL version of peanut butter cups (Reeses) and their chocolate peanut butter bar (Snickers). I initially wanted to buy one bag of each, but had to settle for two bags of the peanut butter cups since the last bag of the UNREAL chocolate peanut bars was already expired.

I have already sampled the peanut  butter cups and they are pretty good. Considering the UNREAL candy is actually good for you since it lacks:
  • artificial ingredients
  • corn syrup
  • preservatives
  • GMO ingredients
  • hydrogenated oils
and when looking at a comparison between Reeses and UNREAL, they also lack sugar. yet, they still taste like candy and are equally fulfilling when you are looking for something sweet.
copyright Durhamonthecheap - from the UNREAL candy website. A lot less sugar, but still candy taste!
So if you are looking for chocolate, but not the guilt of candy, give UNREAL a try. I like the peanut butter cups, but then I do not like overly sweet candy. If you really like sugar flavored candy, UNREAL may not be as satisfactory to you as the original candy. But then you will never know until you try. So head on over to Target or CVS and grab a bag of UNREAL candy for your personal in house sampling event!
copyright Durhamonthecheap - UNREAL how healthy UNREAL PB cups are!

copyright Durhamonthecheap - reading through the NOT INCLUDED list on the bag to see what UNREAL is!

copyright Durhamonthecheap - healthy PB cups look and taste just like regular PB cups!

copyright Durhamonthecheap - one dad came as well and grabbed some UNCREAL candy to take home and share!
The overall verdict, UNREAL really does taste like regular candy, but has less of the unhealthy items like sugar, no GMO or hydrogenated oils. Eating UNREAL is good for kids because even though it is just like real candy and the kids will never know that they are eating "gasp" healthy candy, UNREAL has fewer bad ingredients than traditional candy. With green vegetables you have to make the kids eat them because it is good for them, with UNREAL, the good for them candy, you simply put it on a plate and they will eat it, never knowing that they are eating a "healthy candy". Everyone thought UNREAL PB cups tasted very good, very similar to the original PB cups and the flavor was that of candy, maybe less sweet. In our group and for me personally, less sweet is actually preferable since I personally find the original PB cups too rich and very, almost cloyingly, sweet.

UNREAL PB cups were definitely a win for us!

Disclaimer: I was provided coupons for two free sample bags of UNREAL candy to taste test with a group in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed on this blog are solely my own and have not been influenced by UNREAL or Moms Meet.

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