Have you heard of Unreal Candy? It is a brand that makes cleaner versions of popular candy like M&Ms, Snickers, Milky Way, and Reese’s PB cups.
Their slogan is “Candy Unjunked”. According to their packaging this means:
- No chemicals
- No hydrogenated anything
- No preservatives
- No corn syrup
- No artificial anything
- No GMOs
I first heard about them on Jillian Michael’s podcast but didn’t think much of it until I saw them at Target. My friends and I bought the Unreal and the original brand of peanut M&Ms, Snickers, and Reese’s to do a taste test. Here are our results:
- PB cups – Reese’s was the winner. I thought the Unreal pb cups had a weird aftertaste. Not sure anyone does peanut butter and chocolate better than Reese’s.
- Snickers – Results were split. Snickers brand was saltier and the peanuts were crunchier and my friends liked that. I thought Unreal had better tasting chocolate though and were quite tasty.
- M&Ms – Unreal won. They’re good!
The taste test showcased one thing: the name brand candies were extremely sugary. I’ve never noticed it when eating them alone, but eating them next to the Unreal candy made them seem almost sickeningly sweet. I remember thinking “wow, the Unreal candy is plenty sugary enough for me”.
I definitely like the idea of candy with less of the chemicals and other bad stuff usually found in highly processed foods. I think these will be a good substitute when I’m really feeling like a sweet snack.
Have you tried Unreal? What do you think?