Thursday, November 1, 2012

Get Unjunked With UNReal!

By now, the candy coma that the kids were in last night has probably worn off. Now you've gotta deal with all that guilt about letting them have more and more candy in the coming days.  What if candy didn't have to be a source of contention in your house anymore.

What if their candy was made with real cane sugar and real milk? What if it contained NO corn syrup, NO GMO's, NO hydrogenated fats and oils or artificial colors, flavors or preservatives? What if it had more of the good stuff, like protein and fiber and better ingredients like real cacao? What if it were lower in fat and calories than the brand you're used to?

  Sound too good to be true?!  It's not! 


 UnReal candy is a new company dedicated to "Unjunking" America's candy supply. UnReal is the brainchild of Michael and his son Nicky. Here's their story... (From their site)

"A few years ago, Michael and his 13 year old son Nicky got into an argument over Halloween candy.  Nicky came home with his bag of loot, went to bed, and woke up the next morning to find that his dad had confiscated most of it.  It played out the way these fights normally do, with the candy gone and Nicky going to his room.

Later, Nicky did some research online (to prove to his dad that candy isn’t so bad).  He discovered that his dad was right (for once).

It’s not that Nicky thought candy was healthy.  It’s that he didn’t know how bad it really was. What Nicky learned was that the worst parts of candy (like hydrogenated oils, corn syrup, artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives) aren’t there to make it taste good.  They’re there to make it cheaper to produce.

Nicky had a hunch that without the junk, candy could taste better. With the help of his older brother Kris, and his dad, they set out to prove it."  And prove it, they DID!

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 I recently had the opportunity to get Unjunked with my friends and family  during our UnReal Halloween party (sponsored by UnReal candy).  I was supplied with tons of awesome candy from UnReal, including 

  • UNReal 77- UNReal's version of the classic peanut butter cup.  It was very comparable with the leading national brand. The chocolate actually tastes better in my opinion. It taste more like real chocolate instead of commercial junk. The consensus among party goers was the same, it taste just as good as, if not better than the one they were used to. The only complaint was size, the cups are a bit smaller than guests were used to.

    • UNReal 5- UNReal's Chocolate caramel nougat bar. The caramel-nougat bar was was just as good as the leading brand, with my only critique being texture, it was not quite as soft and fluffy as the one you're used to. (The one that's named after the galaxy we live in). My party guests had the same opinion on this one.

    • UNReal 41- UNReal's candy coated chocolates. The chocolate shells were all kinds of cool muted tones colored from all natural stuff like red cabbage and beets, not the crazy wild artificial colors of the leading brand. The inside was really smooth, not bitter and almost tasted like a mild dark chocolate, it actually tastes like real chocolate... not "chocolate flavored product." My guests agreed and these disappeared QUICK! (Except for the few packs I squirreled away in my secret hiding spot)

    • UNReal 8- UNReal's Chocolate peanut caramel nougat bar. This bar was very good, the peanuts had a great flavor and the ratio of caramel to nougat was just right. Again, my only critique was texture. This bar was not as light and fluffy as the leading national brand, though my guests didn't really have a problem with the texture and ate them up like a bunch of hungry hostages.

    • UNReal 41- UNReal's Candy Coated Chocolates with Peanuts. These candies taste just as good as the ones I grew up with. Actually even better. The peanuts had a nice flavor and the colors of these candies is amazing. Soft muted jewel tones. Made from all natural ingredients such as, "beetroot juice, turmeric root extract, purple cabbage juice". 


    After the smoke cleared from the candy feeding frenzy, there were a few pieces of candy left so I saved them and I gladly gave them out to the lucky little gouls and goblins that showed up at my door last night... without any guilt!


    I'm a huge fan of the  "unjunking" movement and I think you will be too. You can get lots more info by checking out their website.


    Disclaimer: This was a sponsored post. I received product and/or compensation for this post, however my opinions were not swayed by said product and/or compensation.


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