Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Smart Candy

It is no secret that I am a candy addict. I didn't use to be though. I think it's something that evolved as an adult because I was not like that as a child. To be honest, I think I get that gene from my dad. When I need a candy fix, I always go to him. He is always stocked with peanut butter cups, red hots, etc.  He in turn got this gene from my grandmother who had an entire candy cupboard ( for the grandkids of course).

Earlier this year my sister and I were sent a case of Smart Candy! They certainly sent this to the right house...lol

There were two basic kinds: gummies, and yogurt covered.  They were both good, but I preferred the gummies!

The two different gummy flavors we tried were  Sour Gummy ( Orange, Cherry, and Lemon), which had a good flavor and I didn't think were too sour, and Sweet Gummy ( Mixed Berry, Grape, and Strawberry).  I think this was my favorite flavor out of all of them.


The Sour Gummies

I found the Smart Candy to be a good alternative to the typical candy I usually snack on (Gummy Bears, Sour Patch Kids, and Gummy Life Savers).  The Smart Candy contains Vitamins A, B, and C and do not contain high fructose corn syrup or trans fat. The Gummy ones sort of remind me of the gummy vitamins.

The only thing we both agreed that we did not like was the size. They are so good that one pouch isn't nearly enough. They gummy ones are 90 and 100 calories ( depending on flavor), so that is why the servings are so small, but we both found ourselves eating two pouches at a time.

The other kind we tries were Orange Froot, and Strawberry Froot ( no that is not a typo)
yogurt covered candy
Strawberry Froot Smart Candy
 
 These ones are a little harder to describe. They are not gummies but they are not hard candy in the traditional sense of what a hard candy is. They are like candy coated yogurt bites. They are really yummy too and you can really taste the smoothness of the yogurt.  At 120 calories per pouch, I am left a little more satisfied after eating the yogurt bites than the gummy ones. I don't feel the need to eat two pouches at a time.


Right now you can purchase Smart Candy online from their site HERE or also on the site you can look to see where you can purchase them in your area.  They are said to be in several Wal-marts and some Targets but I haven't seen them in my area yet. When I looked online I did see the Wal-mart in a neighboring town has them. On the Smart Candy website they retail for $3.99 a box.

What is your Go To Candy?

13 comments:

  1. I never really had a sweet tooth as a kid either, but since around 25 that has all changed. I love any kind of jelly sweet and I can't stop at just one.

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  2. I don't like the chewy gummy type candies except salt water taffy. My go to candy is peanut m and m's and nonpareils made with dark chocolate. My biggest weakness is ice cream....I am an addict!

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  3. These sounds tasty! I'm always on the lookout for healthier candy...(that sounds funny)! Gummy/fruity candy is a weakness of mine so I'll definitely look for these! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I'm not a huge candy fan. But give me some vitamin infused chocolate and I'm all about that : )

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  5. It's so funny... I never had much of a sweet tooth as a kid but I've definitely got one now. And gummy candies are my favorite. I'll have to look for these at Target.

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  6. Gummies are definitely my go-to candy! I can't get enough :)

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  7. those look good! I am a HUGE jelly belly fan, shhhh I have a bag in my desk drawer :)

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  8. Nature Box has a carrot/mango gummy that I LOVE... its 70 cal a bag for those & its made out of fruit puree... its delish!

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  9. I haven't seen these yet, but I will look. The Strawberry Froot looks like something I would enjoy :) I like no corn syrup in it...maybe good fuel on a long run? If that ever happens again for me, I am not sure...fingers crossed.

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  10. My problem with candy is it's so, so good that I can't stop at a small portion too. I wonder if I'd just have the same problem with these, or if the added vitamins and lack of HFCS would help. Either way, you can only improve the current candy market out there...it's getting brutal, ingredient-wise!

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  11. I'll have to look for these for my boys!

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  12. You know, I think I've gotten the gummy ones in race packets before. They were very tasty.

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  13. I haven't seen those before. The orange looks good!

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