It’s that time of year again where candy starts to show up in mass quantities on store shelves. I don’t particularly like this time of year because of its focus on all things that contribute to weight gain and teeth rot. Now I know some people would say that makes me not a very fun person. It’s not that I can’t have fun or indulge in sweets every now and then, its more that between October, November, and December human beings tend to overdo it and pack on more pounds. They say sugar is like crack, when you have some, you just have to have more of it. I admit in past years I’d eat with reckless abandon and by the time January rolled around I would stare at a few more tummy rolls in the mirror and hang my head in shame.
After about six weeks of exercise and eating right I’m down to my goal weight and I don’t plan on letting that balloon out of control again. Now that I’m in the phase of my fitness goals where I want to maintain my weight and not lose anymore, I can stand to eat a few hundred more calories each day and stay right on track. Plus they say it’s healthy to allow yourself to have treats from time to time so that you don’t feel deprived. I learned that today on Dr. Oz.
So when the Lovely Candy Company pitched me, I said okay, for a couple of reasons. The Lovely Candy Company specializes in organic, non-GMO, gluten-free and high fructose corn syrup free candies. Three of the candies they sent me are also vegan. I am not vegan, but if you are, you can be assured that there are no animal byproducts in these candies. Now I wish these candies were the ones that my kids will be going door to door trick or treating for, but I’m not going to ruin that fun. Instead, I’m going to keep these candies around for the times when the kids have earned a treat that I can feel good about giving them.
The Lovely Candy Company sent me four bags of goodies to check out. When I’ve earned a sweet indulges after coming in under calories for the day, I like to eat one of the Lovely Candy Company’s salted caramel chews. These chews are not hard and are very easy on your teeth. It’s not like taffy or other caramel chews I’ve eaten that can really stick to your teeth. These chews dissolve as you eat them, which makes them all the more savory.
Now the Lovely Candy Company also sent me salted caramel pretzel balls, but our mail carrier put this box in our cluster mailbox instead of delivering it to our door, so they melted. I was so sad! I tried to salvage them by putting them in the refrigerator. They are still delicious but it turned into one solid chunk of chocolate caramel and pretzel. Still good, but not quite a great picture if you know what I mean. Since I can’t feature mine, you can take a look below.
If I would have been able to eat these in their original form, these would have been my favorite, I’m sure.
So if you are looking for some sweet indulgences with ingredients you can pronounce, I’d give the Lovely Candy Company a try. My kids love them and get to have a piece when they’ve finished their dinners.
Which candy would you be excited to try?
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