Unreal Candy

Created by a candy loving, 15 year old boy upset by his parents when he awoke to find they had confiscated half of his Halloween loot a couple of years ago, UNREAL delivers candy with less sugar, more protein and more fiber. Unlike typical candy bars, UNREAL candies can proudly claim:

  • No corn syrup
  • No hydrogenated oil
  • No artificial flavors
  • No GMO’s
  • No synthetic colors
  • Responsibly sourced ingredients, including:
  1. Traceable cacao beans from Ghana and Ecuador
  2. 100% sustainable and organic Palm Kernel Oil sourced from a sustainable and organic plantation in Brazil
  3. Dairy from free-range cows pasture raised without antibiotics or added hormones
  4. All natural origin colors, coming from plants like beets, red cabbage, etc.
  5. 30% less sugar, 60% more protein and 250% more fiber

Finally, parents can feel good about what they pass out on Halloween, and still be the cool house on the block. UNREAL™ is on a candy coated mission to unjunk the world™, starting with the biggest candy holiday of the year. Introducing five NEW better-for-you candies:

  • UNREAL™ 41: Candy Coated Chocolates
  • UNREAL™ 54:Candy Coated Chocolates with Peanuts
  • UNREAL™ 5:Chocolate Caramel Nougat Bar
  • UNREAL™ 8: Chocolate Caramel Peanut Nougat Bar
  • UNREAL™ 77: Peanut Butter Cups

Our thoughts?  Well, they don’t taste exactly like their “regular” competition.  That being said, they are pretty good.  I had the whole family try them, and my kids didn’t notice a difference at all.  Now, you do have to remember that these are still candy, so you still have to eat them in moderation even though they are better for you.  I swear they are more filling too.  For me, one bite of the peanut butter cups cured my chocolate cravings!

Unreal allows you to feel better about the candy you are eating.  I’d recommend trying it out!

Mike and Ike Have Split

Just Born, Inc., makers of MIKE AND IKE®, PEEPS®, HOT TAMALES® and GOLDENBERG’S PEANUT CHEWS® Brand candies, confirms rumors that the legendary candy duo, Mike and Ike, have parted ways. The pair cited irreconcilable creative differences, which has been confirmed by statements from each party suggesting that Mike and Ike will stop collaborating on their famous fruit chewy candies.

The news of split has caused people to be overcome with disbelief. Therefore, the company has launched the “Tell Us Your Reaction” contest to run from now through June 26th, 2012.

Entrants must create and submit a video that demonstrates their reaction to the MIKE AND IKE® split. This could show surprise, sadness, disbelief, happiness or whatever emotional reaction the news of the MIKE AND IKE® split evokes. The reaction video should have a maximum running time of 90 seconds.

One first prize winner will received an Apple iPod Touch and a MIKE AND IKE® t-shirt. Four second prize winners will each receive an Apple iPod Shuffle and a MIKE AND IKE® t-shirt. Fifteen third prize winners will each receive a case of MIKE AND IKE® candy and a MIKE AND IKE® t-shirt.

To enter:

Entrants will need to fill out an entry form found on the MIKE AND IKE® facebook page under “The Story”, at www.facebook.com/mikeandike, which will ask them to provide their reaction video.

Judging is based on the following criteria:

· Overall presentation: the video spot should be well-organized and the key message clearly conveyed throughout the length of the video

· Social Engagement: the entry must portray an engaging emotional reaction to the news of the MIKE AND IKE® split

· Creativity: the entry should take a unique approach to the video concept that is interesting, appealing and attention-getting

· Use of MIKE AND IKE®: if possible, the video should incorporate the use of MIKE AND IKE® products

· Convincing Story: the entrant should clearly demonstrate their reaction to the split


Good luck!

Sweets on a Stick

If you have kids, Sweets on a Stick: More than 150 Kid-Friendly Recipes for Cakes, Candies, and Pies on the Go! is one of those cookbooks you have to own. Like the title states, this is the only cookbook out there that tells you how to make treats that are convenient, eye catching, and easy to make. There is a section for cakes, for cookies, for brownies, for pies, and even for candies! Many of the recipes are easy enough that the kids can help make and decorate everything. There are a ton of great photos and each recipe has its own step by step instructions to make. There are just so many recipes I want to try for Madison’s schools next bake sale! Do you go with the Peanut Butter Bliss Bites or the Pirate Pie Pops or the Dressed Up Oreo Cookies or the Big Button Cookies. There is just so much to pick from!!

Sweets on a Stick is guaranteed fun for the whole family!