Now that I have kids I look for fun and clean snacks all of the time. Who am I kidding, I also love snacking but I prefer eating something with a short ingredients list. During a Halloween event in our previous neighborhood, Whole Foods was passing out kids’ snacks. They passed out organic gummy candies, Annie’s pretzels, and Unreal chocolate which are a healthier version of M&M’s. I was intrigued with these chocolate candies because I love how fun M&M’s are with their colors and flavor combinations. I love having a clear glass jar full of M&M candies for display (and consumption) at work. I don’t ever buy them for home though. However, since Whole Foods gave us samples of the Unreal chocolate candies I’m now hooked. The candy shells are colored by vegetables, chocolate and sugar are organic, and all of the ingredients are non-GMO verified. More importantly a lot of the ingredients are fair-trade which means that the producers of the ingredients are fairly compensated for their work. Do you ever think about where our food comes from? Who grows it? Now that is a topic that I would like to write about.
I have tried two of their products: Unreal Candy Coated Milk Chocolates and Unreal Dark Chocolate Quinoa Gems. I love the Candy Coated Milk Chocolates! They are so good and of course should only be eaten in moderation. There are 17 grams of sugar for 40 candy pieces. I did not like the Quinoa Gems so I will try some of the other varieties. Recently I have found Unreal candy products at Target and Giant (grocery store in MD/DC). Btw, this is not an ad for this company! I just simply appreciate that someone has thought about using better ingredients for candies.
I will definitely have this as a snack option when my kids are interested in chocolate. If you have kids, at what age did you allow them to eat chocolate? Do you think its worth looking for snacks with good, quality ingredients? So far my oldest child has not shown interest which means more for me. 🙂