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Monday, February 23, 2015

Healthy Candy?


Its Monday!  Its freezing!

...at least the sun is shining.

So, this product news might just sweeten up your day.

Just about every packaged food product these days tries to make health claims.  Most is bullshit.  Just because something is organic, low-fat, has a tiny bit of whole grains, is gluten-free, cholesterol-free, etc., doesn't mean its healthy!

A trip to the grocery store with the kids involves me saying "No" at least a hundred times, particularly to Big A, who wants to try every single cracker, cookie, snack food, and breakfast cereal out there because she is a total sugar/carb addict.  Most of the crap on the shelves these days makes me shudder.

So I was pleasantly surprised when dragging Little A down an aisle the other day and found a product I was truly impressed with: Pocket Treats. 

It was in the candy aisle, of all places, and Little A immediately started asking if I would buy them.   I actually said, "Yes." 

They are made by U Be Livin Smart, the company that makes the Karmaffins I reviewed a few years ago.  Unfortunately, I wasn't so impressed with those.  Impressive ingredient list yes, taste was meh.

Anyways, here is the ingredient list:

Patented Blend (Whey Protein Isolate, Banana, Apple, Cranberry, Blueberry, Blackberry, Pomegranate, Orange), Honey, Apple Juice Concentrate, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Natural Flavour.

Hmm...not bad for a packaged candy!

Now don't get me wrong, the best snacks are things that come directly from the earth like fresh fruits and veggies and nuts.  But if your kids are like mine, they want TREATS and all things considered these are definitely better than most!  They are also individually wrapped which discourages mindless munching.  And how do they taste?  Yummy! The girls both loved them. 

Good work U Be Livin Smart!