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Search Results for: candy

Trans-Fats in Our Favorite Candy Bars

Halloween is tomorrow and before we all binge on commercial candies, we should have some idea what we’re eating. Here’s an ingredient list from a popular candy. Can you identify the brand? High fructose corn syrup (GMO) Artificial color (petroleum-based) Artificial flavor (a compendium of chemicals) If you guessed Jolly Ranchers, you’d be right on. Trans-Fats in […]

How to Survive an Influx of Halloween Candy… Without Losing Your Sanity

Halloween is just days away and so is the annual haul of candy that my kids will bring home from their night of traipsing around the neighborhood. All that junk! Our neighborhood is a Halloween magnet with people driving in from all around to trick-or-treat there. It’s a great time for costume-spotting, admiring Jack-o-Lanterns and […]

What to Do with All That Halloween Candy?

Have you thought about sending it to the troops? Operation Gratitude Halloween Candy Buyback will pass your kids’ extra Halloween candy out to our soldiers deployed overseas and in harm’s way. It’s a way for your kids to feel good about forfeiting their sugary loot. The Halloween Candy Buyback program works with participating dentists. Find […]

Unreal Candy; Familiar Candy Made Better

The biggest problem with Halloween, in my opinion, is the amount of crap that my kids come home with. Today’s candy is rife with nastiness like high fructose corn syrup, food dyes, and chemical additives. Unreal Candy is “candy unjunked” TM. Unreal Candy has no: GMOs High Fructose Corn Syrup Trans-fats (partially hydrogenated oils) Artificial […]

The Teal Pumpkin Project = Allergy-Safe Trick-or-Treating

Have you heard of the Teal Pumpkin Project? Begun by FARE  (Food Allergy Research & Education) and in its third year, pumpkins painted a bluey-green teal indicate a house that hands out food-allergy-safe/non-food items on Halloween to trick-or-treaters. This year, my house will be joining in. We will be handing out glow bracelets instead of candy, and we […]