Oh no! The Hershey Wishes and Kisses lady is going to do a review on chocolate that isn’t Hershey? Oh yes, it’s true! I may have lots of love for Hershey and most things that come from Hershey (if you don’t know what I am talking about, check out the About section of my blog =D), but I’ll tell you a secret – my all time favorite candy is the Snickers bar. And I’m always up for trying something new, especially if it includes chocolate. As a BzzAgent, I was given a given a coupon for a free UNREAL candy bar so I could try it and share my opinions. As always, all the opinions here are completely honest, and my own.
Have you heard of UNREAL Candy? UNREAL Candy is “UNJUNKED” meaning it is free from artificial flavors, hydrogenated oils, corn syrup, preservatives, and genetically modified products. And where did this idea come from?
The story behind UNREAL is pretty cool – to sum it up, a thirteen year old boy named Nicky had a fight with his Dad over some confiscated Halloween candy. His Dad said the candy was bad for him, the Nicky disagreed, but did what smart kids do these days – he went online and did some research on candy. Guess what, Dad was right! Nicky found our just how bad candy is for you – because of the unnecessary added ingredients like hydrogenated oils, corn syrup, artificial flavors, and preservatives. Check out the entire story behind UNREAL Candy HERE.
I was lucky enough to find the candy bars on sale this week at CVS – they are Buy 1 Get 1 for $0.25. It was just a deal I could not pass up – I mean that means I could try more than one of the UNREAL Candies for this blog post. This is what I bought at CVS with my coupon and the CVS sale (after the hubby ate one, on the way home from the store!):
My husband, Jon, and I both tried each of the candies. These are our thoughts on each (listed from left to right in the photo above).
UNREAL 77 – Peanut Butter Cups: I originally bought two of these, but my hubby cracked one open in the car on the way home after purchasing it, and ate them. He liked the peanut butter cups. I think the UNREAL 77 is comparable to the Reeses Peanut Butter Cup. I also liked this candy. I like the flavor of the chocolate, and I also like the peanut butter filling – it is creamier and less salty than Reeses. I would purchase this candy again if I found it on sale.
UNREAL 8 – Chocolate Caramel Peanut Nougat Bar: This candy bar was okay. The only thing I was on the fence about was the nougat filling. I wasn’t a big fan of the texture or the flavor of the nougat. Other than that, this candy bar was pretty good. The hubby liked this candy bar.
UNREAL 41 – Candy Coated Chocolates: These candies are comparable to Mars’ M&Ms. They too were okay – they reminded me more of an “off-brand” M&M than anything else. Generally, I am not an M&M eater, so I probably wouldn’t buy this for myself. However, I do occasionally purchase candy for the office. If this candy came in a larger package, I would buy it for the office candy jar (that sits on my desk, of course!). The hubby was on the fence about these candies – he didn’t dislike them, but it also was not one of his favorites.
UNREAL 5 – Chocolate Caramel Nougat Bar: Both the hubby and I generally liked this candy bar. What I said above about the nougat holds true for this candy bar as well. Other than that, it was pretty good. In general, I wouldn’t purchase this type of candy bar, so I probably would buy this one again.
Overall, I think the UNREAl – Candy Unjunked candies are pretty good. And I really like that they don’t have all that added “junk” (hence the name) in them. I would recommend you try the type of UNJUNK candy that replaces your favorite candy. And as I mentioned in the beginning of the post, CVS currently has them on sale for Buy 1 Get 1 for $0.25. That’s a really good deal!