Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Have you heard of BzzAgent ? Basically, BzzAgent invites normal, everyday people like you and I to try and review new products. Not only do you get to try new things, but you get MyPoints for completing surveys and participating in campaigns. Then, you can use your points to redeem rewards like travel and restaurant gift certificates.
Anyway, My BzzCampaign was about UNREAL Candy , candy thats “unjunked” – made without artificial ingredients and unpronounceable chemicals.UNREAL™ candy is a better choice for those who want the convenience of a prepackaged sweet treat without all the “junk” commonly used in most of the national brands. (Check out a comparison under black light of UNREAL™ versus standard candy bar on their website.) I must admit, I was pleasantly surprised. These are comparable to their name brand counterparts. Now, don't get me wrong. They are not interchangeable. When you take out things like high fructose corn syrup I don't think the taste can be exactly the same. However, to be able to get something that is comparable with no artifical flavors, no high fructose corn syrup or hydrogenated oils, I'll take it. There is also a notable amount of difference in sugar amounts.
When we enjoyed our samples, one of the first things I thought was that the UNREAL™ products tasted more like I remember candy tasting when I was a kid. The peanut butter tasted like peanuts, the chocolate tasted like chocolate. The last time I purchased some of the mainstream brands (even when I purchased another brand of “natural” peanut butter cups), they were sweet, bland and had a rather waxy texture to the chocolate. Not so with the UNREAL™ treats. If I’m going to splurge on eating something sweet, I prefer to splurge on something that tastes good and is “less bad”.
While the UNREAL™ products don’t qualify as health food, they do contain less sugar and more fiber than a typical chocolate candy. For example, Peanut M&Ms™ contain 250 calories, 25 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of fiber, while Unreal candy coated chocolate with peanuts contain 200 calories. 16 grams of sugar, and 3 grams of fiber.
I’d like to share a few questions and answers from UNREAL™.
What does “unjunked™” mean?
UNREAL™ is starting with candy, because it’s the worst offender when it comes to “junk” – corn syrup, hydrogenated fats, GMOs, artificial colors, flavors and preservatives. To “unjunk” means to replace all these ingredients with real cane sugar, real milk, more peanuts, and twice the cacao.
What makes UNREAL™ products unique?
Our candies contain no artificial flavors, preservatives or hormones; no GMO’s (genetically modified organisms); no hydrogenated oils; and no corn syrup. Instead, we use real sugar, natural oils, and real milk. Also, you don’t need to travel to a fancy health food store or pay a premium to buy our candy, it’s only available where junk food is available.
Does UNREAL™ use any corn syrup?
Nope. In fact, our candies are 100% corn-free. No corn syrup, no corn oil, no corn in anything we make!
How much does UNREAL™ cost?
All pricing is at the sole discretion of the retailer. As a company, it’s our intention to ensure that UNREAL™ candy doesn’t cost any more than what you’re used to paying for candy.
Where are your products produced?
We make our candy in the US & Canada.
Where can I buy UNREAL™ products?
The product is available all over the U.S. currently in Walgreens, Michaels, and CVS and BJs .
What’s UNREAL™ candy look like?
Like candy. Since the colors are vegetable based not synthetic, they are different from your typical technicolor candies, but still bright . I must admit, I was pleasantly surprised. These are comparable to their name brand counterparts. Now, don't get me wrong. They are not interchangeable. When you take out things like high fructose corn syrup I don't think the taste can be exactly the same. However, to be able to get something that is comparable with no artifical flavors, no high fructose corn syrup or hydrogenated oils, I'll take it. There is also a notable amount of difference in sugar amounts.
I received this as a Free product from BzzAgents all opinions are my own