Anyone who knows me can verify this fact; I love candy. Any kind of sweets really. Even though I love it, I can’t eat much of my favorites anymore. During times of stress or sadness I would get a bag of mini peanut butter cups and go to town. But in the last couple of years, the candy stopped making me feel better. In fact, it makes me feel worse. I get an incredible sugar rush after just a couple of tiny peanut butter cups.
That’s why I was so thrilled to try Unreal peanut butter cups recently at a lunch hosted by Kimberley Blaine of The Go To Mom and Bruce Sallan A Dad’s Point of View. I didn’t feel sick after I ate one and I was pleased to see how many fewer calories and sugar it had and more fiber. A 1.3 ounce pack of 2 Unreal peanut butter cups has 11 grams of sugar, 3 grams of fiber, and 190 calories. The leading brand has 21 grams of sugar, 1 gram of fiber, and 210 calories according to Unreal and verified by me.
I know that just because it has less sugar doesn’t make it healthy. And I know that eating a bag of peanut butter cups isn’t the best way to manage stress. But I also don’t think sugar is bad for you if you have in moderation. If I’m going to have some candy myself or give it to my kids, I want it to taste good, not have any hydrogenated oils or high fructose corn syrup, and I don’t want it to have so much sugar that I end up with massive headache afterward.
Unreal candy can be found at CVS, Walgreens, and Michael’s stores and includes a chocolate caramel nougat bar and candy coated chocolates – both come with or without peanuts. Their slogan is “Unjunked” so don’t expect to see television commercials and a ton of advertisement.
I was not compensated for this post, but I was given samples of candy. My opinions are my own.
Yvonne Condes is the Editor and co-Founder of MomsLA, a Community of the Top Mom Bloggers in Los Angeles.