UNREAL: A Candy That's Good For You. Really

November 18, 2012

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Skittles, M&M's, Reese's, Snickers—there’s a temptation for everyone, no matter how healthy your lifestyle. Unfortunately, candy contains ingredients like hydrogenated oils, corn syrup, preservatives and artificial colors that have no place in an athlete’s diet. Next time you get the urge for a sugar or chocolate fix, consider grabbing a piece of UNREAL candy.

Developed by a father/son team with input from a professional chef and team of science researchers, UNREAL offers "unjunked" versions of popular candy brands. How so? By reducing their sugar content and removing additives like corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oils and GMOs. To make sure everything still tastes good, natural ingredients like cacao and peanut butter are added.

The real question is how does the candy taste? STACK snagged packs of the UNREAL54 Chocolate-Covered PeanutsUNREAL77 Peanut Butter Cups and UNREAL8 Chocolate Caramel Peanut Nougat Bar to find out. The candy surprised us by satisfying our craving, unlike other healthy imitations. One sampler said the UNREAL54 Chocolate-Covered Peanuts were better than Peanut M&Ms, and another thought the UNREAL8 was a Snickers bar.

UNREAL is available in stores like Target and CVS, so try one for yourself. Just remember: although UNREAL is better than traditional candy, it’s still relatively high in calories and fat. Treat it like an occasional indulgence, and don’t use it as an excuse to pig out.

Read the UNREAL story and get motivated to avoid temptation by checking out Calories Burned by Exercise vs. Guilty-Pleasure Foods.

Samantha Jones
- Samantha Jones is a graduate of the University of Alabama, where she earned her bachelor's degree in communication and information sciences. Throughout her scholastic career,...
Samantha Jones
- Samantha Jones is a graduate of the University of Alabama, where she earned her bachelor's degree in communication and information sciences. Throughout her scholastic career,...
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