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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Product Reviews: Unreal™ Unjunked Candy

Product Reviews: Unreal™ Unjunked Candy:  If you haven't tried the Unreal ™ Unjunked Candy yet--you don't know what you're missing!! In todays world of genetically modified or...

Unreal™ Unjunked Candy

 If you haven't tried the UnrealUnjunked Candy yet--you don't know what you're missing!!

In todays world of genetically modified organisms (yes, in your food) corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oil, food coloring that has been linked to illnesses, and a high amount of preservatives, there arrives on the candy market a new, different alternative.
The back story of this genius invention involves founder Michael Bronner and his son, Nicky, who set out to prove that candy really can taste good without all of the aforementioned JUNK!

Fast forward and I am pleased to say, thanks to their love and perseverance, we now have the Unreal 54--comparable to peanut M&M's®, the Unreal 41--comparable to regular M&M's®, the Unreal 5--comparable to the Milky Way®, Unreal 8--comparable to the Snickers bar® and the Unreal 77--comparable to the Reese's® peanut butter cups.
I have to confess, I have a bit of a sweet tooth.  So I could not pass up the opportunity to try Unreal Unjunked Candy.  Plus, as a mom I am always trying to find ways to provide my children with better nutrition.  What better way to give them sweets then candy without all of the JUNK but with all of the goodness!

I tested the Unreal Unjunked candy with the most candid people I know--my family and friends.  The feedback was awesome across the board!  There were some criticisms too, but the overall consensus amongst everyone was that they would gladly buy this candy over the competition any day!
Now for the REAL:  Unreal5 was my personal favorite!  The caramel is smooth, the chocolate A+ and the nougat perfect (for me).  Some of the feedback I received was that there was a slight aftertaste, but that it wasn't bad and that the nougat was reminiscent of a protein bar.  Also, some said that the wrapping reminded them of a protein bar and they wouldn't have thought it was candy if they saw it in the store first.
Unreal41 had a thinner candy coating than the competition, so that would only affect personal expectations.  The chocolate in this one is light, refreshing and creamy.  The colors were very unique!  Criticisms on this one included that the chocolate wasn't as rich as expected, and that the shell was thin.  Unreal54 is the peanut version and was quite nutty!  These two were the favorites of my son and daughter.
I took a picture of the cross section of Unreal8 to show the caramel and nut combination:
I really enjoyed this one and I'm not a fan of the alternative, so this was a huge plus for me!  Also, shown in the photo are the Unreal54--candy coated chocolates.  Criticisms on the Unreal8 included that it needed more caramel (I disagreed), and more nuts (possibly, but that's a personal preference).
Last, but not least, is the Unreal™77.  The peanut butter cups.  I honestly, do not know one person who doesn't like peanut butter cups!  The Unreal peanut butter cups had an excellent chocolate to peanut butter ratio, were creamy, and had the infamous unreal logo stamped to the underside.  It was too funny to see how many people were surprised by that and it made them all smile!  One criticism (from 1 tester) was that they found the peanut butter to be "gritty."  No one else agreed, though but I wanted to keep this review as balanced as possible.  You'll just have to try them for yourself today and let me know what you think!!
Future Unreal Unjunked
poster child?
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Check out what Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen, Matt Damon, John Legend, and Jack Dorsey had to say about the Unreal™ phenomenon!!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Product Reviews: John Carter

Product Reviews: John Carter: Husband and I have talked and talked about going to the movies a whole bunch lately.  For a family of 4, it can come with a hefty price tag...

John Carter

Husband and I have talked and talked about going to the movies a whole bunch lately.  For a family of 4, a cinema outing can come with a hefty price tag!

We decided to look for ways to get free or reduced tickets, and before you know it we had a Sunday afternoon date planned!

The kids were ecstatic, as we haven't been to a movie theater in such a long time!  (I think the last one was The Princess and the Frog)  We went through our options carefully but decided on John Carter rather quickly.  
Let me begin by saying that we all loved this movie! Our daughter is 5 and son 2 years old. My son fell asleep half way in and woke up ready to leave, but that's true to a little ones nature of his age. My daughter seemed very much into it! I prepared her beforehand by explaining the strange creatures she'd see, and animals.  We even talked a little about Sci-Fi and CGI. It's amazing how much they absorb at only 5!  I won't give away any spoilers, but I did love that all of the blood in the fight scenes was blue! I kept thinking about how much more grotesque those bloody scenes would be if it weren't, and I appreciated that. I find it interesting how something so simple can change ones perspective so much, and make what otherwise may have been a bloody inappropriate movie enjoyable for the whole family!

The downside, or cons.  A few of the creatures can still be considered scary, and I'm glad our 2 year old slept through the most part.  There are large "white ape" creatures, that are really ferocious.  A few of the female beings are dressed provactively. Even with this though, I did like a moment when the lead female character made a comment to the effect that the attire was not her taste.
There were a few curse words and phrases that were inappropriate, but no more than kids hear when you're walking through the grocery store.
Also, with language, the story line relied heavily on the alternate planet, so there is quite a bit of fictional language, names, dialogue that can be confusing for children to follow, but the basic plot, I believe, they still followed well.

The one scene that was quite troubling, I think, was when one of the female characters was chained and being tortured by branding.  Violence against women tends to stay in my memory bank for a long time, and I didn't realize until the next day that this scene, even though with alien characters, was still on my mind.  I only pray that it didn't stay with my daughter the same way.  

With all of that said, we did enjoy John Carter as our re-introduction to cinema entertainment and I hope your family will too!